Form 12.970(E) "Order Granting Petition for Temporary Custody by Extended Family" - Florida

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE _________________________ JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR __________________________ COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No: ______________________
Division: ______________________
IN THE INTEREST OF
_________________________________
Child(ren)
__________________________________,
Petitioner,
and
__________________________________,
Respondent/_________________,
__________________________________,
Respondent/___________________.
ORDER GRANTING PETITION FOR
TEMPORARY CUSTODY BY EXTENDED FAMILY
This case came before this Court for a hearing on a Petition for Temporary Custody by Extended
Family. The Court, having reviewed the file and heard the testimony, makes these findings of
fact and reaches these conclusions of law:
SECTION I. FINDINGS:
1. The Court has jurisdiction over the subject matter and the parties.
2. The minor child(ren) at issue in this matter are:
Name
Date of Birth
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
3. The Petitioner, {full legal name} _______________________________________ is the
{extended family relationship}_____________________________________________ of
the child(ren).
4. Parent {full legal name}, ____________________________________________ referred
to as {name or designation} _________________________________ of the child(ren):
Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.970(e), Order Granting Petition for Temporary Custody by
Extended Family (02/18)
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE _________________________ JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR __________________________ COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No: ______________________
Division: ______________________
IN THE INTEREST OF
_________________________________
Child(ren)
__________________________________,
Petitioner,
and
__________________________________,
Respondent/_________________,
__________________________________,
Respondent/___________________.
ORDER GRANTING PETITION FOR
TEMPORARY CUSTODY BY EXTENDED FAMILY
This case came before this Court for a hearing on a Petition for Temporary Custody by Extended
Family. The Court, having reviewed the file and heard the testimony, makes these findings of
fact and reaches these conclusions of law:
SECTION I. FINDINGS:
1. The Court has jurisdiction over the subject matter and the parties.
2. The minor child(ren) at issue in this matter are:
Name
Date of Birth
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________
3. The Petitioner, {full legal name} _______________________________________ is the
{extended family relationship}_____________________________________________ of
the child(ren).
4. Parent {full legal name}, ____________________________________________ referred
to as {name or designation} _________________________________ of the child(ren):
Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.970(e), Order Granting Petition for Temporary Custody by
Extended Family (02/18)
{Choose one only}
a.____ Filed a Waiver and Consent
b.____ Was served with the petition and failed to file an Answer
c.____ Is deceased as evidenced by: _________________________________________
d.____ Objected to the petition. Based upon clear and convincing evidence, the Court
finds that the Parent {name or designation} ________________________ is unfit
to provide for the care and control of the child(ren). Specifically, the Parent has
abused, abandoned, or neglected the child(ren) as defined in Chapter 39, Florida
Statutes. It is in the best interest of the child(ren) that the Petitioner have
temporary custody because: {facts in support of finding} ___________________
__________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________.
5. Parent {full legal name}, _____________________________________________ referred
to as, {name or designation} _________________________________ of the child(ren):
{Choose one only}
a.____ Filed a Waiver and Consent
b.____ Was served with the petition and failed to file an Answer
c.____ Is deceased as evidenced by: _________________________________________
d.____ Objected to the petition. Based upon clear and convincing evidence, the Court
finds that Parent {name or designation} ________________________ is unfit to
provide for the care and control of the child(ren). Specifically, the Parent has
abused, abandoned, or neglected the child(ren) as defined in Chapter 39, Florida
Statutes. It is in the best interest of the child(ren) that the Petitioner have
temporary custody because: {facts in support of finding} ___________________
_________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________.
6. It is in the best interest of the child(ren) for the Petitioner to have temporary custody.
Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.970(e), Order Granting Petition for Temporary Custody by
Extended Family (02/18)
SECTION II: TEMPORARY CUSTODY
1. The Petitioner, ________________________________________, is granted temporary
custody of the minor child(ren).
2. The Petitioner shall have all the rights and responsibilities of a legal parent.
3. The Petitioner is authorized to make all reasonable and necessary decisions for the minor
child(ren), including but not limited to:
a. Consent to all necessary and reasonable medical and dental care for the child(ren),
including nonemergency surgery and psychiatric care;
b. Secure copies of the child(ren)’s records, held by third parties, that are necessary
for the care of the child(ren), including, but not limited to: medical, dental, and
psychiatric records; birth certificates and other records; and educational records;
c. Enroll the child(ren) in school and grant or withhold consent for the child(ren) to
be tested or placed in special school programs, including exceptional education;
and
d.
Do all other things necessary for the care of the child(ren).
SECTION III. TEMPORARY TIME-SHARING WITH MINOR CHILD(REN)
{Insert the name or designation of the appropriate parent in the spaces provided.}
The parent(s) shall have: {Choose one only}
1. ____ reasonable time-sharing with the minor child(ren) as agreed to by the parties,
subject to the following limitations: __________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________.
2. ____ the following specified time-sharing schedule: {specify days and times} _______
______________________________________________________________________.
Parent {name or designation}_________________________’s Temporary Time-Sharing
Schedule.
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________.
Parent {name or designation} ______________________________’s Temporary Time-
Sharing Schedule.
_______________________________________________________________________
Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.970(e), Order Granting Petition for Temporary Custody by
Extended Family (02/18)
_______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________.
3. ____ Time-Sharing in accordance with the temporary Parenting Plan attached as
Exhibit ____.
4. Parent {name or designation} ___________________ shall have No Contact with the
minor child(ren) until further order of the Court, due to existing conditions that are
detrimental to the welfare of the minor child(ren): {explain} ______________________
_______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________.
SECTION IV. CHILD SUPPORT
{Insert the name or designation of the appropriate parent in the spaces provided.}
1. The Petitioner _____ did _____ did not request the establishment of child support.
2. If child support is requested, the parents have received personal or substituted service of
process, the petition requests an order for support of the child(ren), and there is evidence of
the parents’ ability to pay the support ordered.
Parent(s) {name or designation}
____________________________________ has the present ability to pay child support.
{Choose one only}
a. _____ The amounts in the Child Support Guidelines Worksheet, Florida Family Law
Rules of Procedure Form 12.902(e) filed by Parent(s) {name or designation}
__________________________________________ are correct;
OR
b. _____ The Court makes the following findings:
Parent {name or designation} ______________________________’s net monthly income
is $____________, (Child Support Guidelines ____%).
Parent {name or designation} _____________________________’s net monthly income
is $_____________, (Child Support Guidelines ____%)
Monthly child care costs are $_________________.
Monthly health/dental insurance costs are $_____________.
OR
c. Parent {name or designation}__________________ is currently ordered to pay child
support to the other parent in the amount of $_________ per _______________ as
established in the case of {style of case and number} ____________________________.
Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.970(e), Order Granting Petition for Temporary Custody by
Extended Family (02/18)
_____ All of the child support or _____ a portion of the child support in the amount of
$____________ shall be redirected to the Petitioner.
3. Amount
a. Parent {name or designation}____________________’s Obligation
Parent {name or designation} ________________ shall be obligated to pay child
support at the rate of $________ per month for the ______ children {total number of
parties’ minor or dependent children} commencing __________________ {month,
day, year} and terminating ________________________ {month, day, year}.
Child support shall be paid in the amount of $___________ per ___________ {week,
month, other} which is consistent with Parent {name or designation}__________’s
current payroll cycle.
Upon the termination of the obligation of child support for one of the parties’ children,
child support in the amount of $__________ for the remaining_______ children {total
number of remaining children} shall be paid commencing ________________ {month,
day, year} and terminating _______________________ {month, day, year}. This child
support shall be paid in the amount of $____________ per ____________{week,
month, other} consistent with Parent {name or designation} ______________’s
current payroll cycle.
{Insert paragraph for the child support obligation, including the amount, and
commencement and termination dates, for the remaining minor or dependent
children, which shall be payable as the obligation for each child ceases.}
Parent {name or designation}___________________ shall pay child support until all
minor or dependent children: reach the age of 18; become emancipated, marry, join
the armed services, die, or become self-supporting; or until further order of the court
or agreement of the parties. The child support obligation shall continue beyond the
age of 18 and until high school graduation for any child who is dependent in fact,
between the ages of 18 and 19, and is still in high school, performing in good faith
with a reasonable expectation of graduation before the age of 19.
If the child support ordered deviates from the guidelines more than 5%, the factual
findings which support that deviation are: __________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________.
b. Parent {name or designation} _________________’s Obligation
Parent {name or designation} ____________________ shall be obligated to pay child
support at the rate of $_________ per month for the ______ children {total number
of parties’ minor or dependent children} commencing _____________ {month, day,
Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.970(e), Order Granting Petition for Temporary Custody by
Extended Family (02/18)