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The Florida Statutes

The 2003 Florida Statutes

Title V
JUDICIAL BRANCH
Chapter 39
PROCEEDINGS RELATING TO CHILDREN
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Section 39.0134, Florida Statutes 2003

139.0134  Appointed counsel; compensation.--

(1)  If counsel is entitled to receive compensation for representation pursuant to a court appointment in a dependency proceeding pursuant to this chapter, such compensation shall be established by each county. The county may acquire and enforce a lien upon court-ordered payment of attorney's fees and costs in accordance with s. 984.08.

(2)  If counsel is entitled to receive compensation for representation pursuant to court appointment in a termination of parental rights proceeding, such compensation shall not exceed $1,000 at the trial level and $2,500 at the appellate level.

History.--s. 12, ch. 84-311; s. 9, ch. 87-289; s. 28, ch. 98-403; s. 9, ch. 99-193; s. 57, ch. 2003-402.

1Note.--

A.  Section 1, ch. 92-37, provides that "[n]otwithstanding the provisions of chapter 39, Florida Statutes, to the contrary, the attorneys whose compensation was provided in the November 1989 Supplemental Appropriations Act and is continued in subsequent general appropriations acts shall provide legal representation in cases arising under sections 39.40-39.474, Florida Statutes." Provisions within chapter 39 were transferred to other locations by ch. 97-238, ch. 98-403, and ch. 2000-139. Some of the material within the cited range can be found at parts VI, VIII, and XI of ch. 39, as redesignated by ch. 98-403 and ch. 2000-139, and ch. 984, as redesignated by ch. 97-238.

B.  Section 57, ch. 2003-402, amended s. 39.0134, effective July 1, 2004, to read:

39.0134  Appointed counsel; compensation.--If counsel is entitled to receive compensation for representation pursuant to a court appointment in a dependency proceeding pursuant to this chapter, compensation shall be paid in accordance with s. 27.5304. The state may acquire and enforce a lien upon court-ordered payment of attorney's fees and costs in accordance with s. 984.08.

Note.--Former ss. 39.415, 39.474.

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