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The Florida Statutes

The 2009 Florida Statutes

Title VI
CIVIL PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE
Chapter 61
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE; SUPPORT; TIME-SHARING
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Section 61.001, Florida Statutes 2009

61.001  Purpose of chapter.--

(1)  This chapter shall be liberally construed and applied.

(2)  Its purposes are:

(a)  To preserve the integrity of marriage and to safeguard meaningful family relationships;

(b)  To promote the amicable settlement of disputes that arise between parties to a marriage; and

(c)  To mitigate the potential harm to the spouses and their children caused by the process of legal dissolution of marriage.

History.--s. 1, ch. 71-241; s. 111, ch. 86-220.

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