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The 2003 Florida Statutes

Title VI
Chapter 64
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Section 64.061, Florida Statutes 2003

64.061  Partition of property; commissioners; master.--

(1)  APPOINTMENT AND REMOVAL.--When a judgment of partition is made, the court shall appoint three suitable persons as commissioners to make the partition. They shall be selected by the court unless agreed on by the parties. They may be removed by the court for good cause and others appointed in their places.

(2)  POWERS, DUTIES, COMPENSATION AND REPORT OF COMMISSIONERS.--The commissioners shall be sworn to execute the trust imposed in them faithfully and impartially before entering on their duties; have power to employ a surveyor, if necessary, for the purpose of making partition; be allowed such sum as is reasonable for their services; to make partition of the lands in question according to the court's order and report it in writing to the court without delay.

(3)  EXCEPTIONS TO REPORT AND FINAL JUDGMENT.--Any party may file objections to the report of the commissioners within 10 days after it is served. If no objections are filed or if the court is satisfied on hearing any such objections that they are not well-founded, the report shall be confirmed, and a final judgment entered vesting in the parties the title to the parcels of the lands allotted to them respectively, and giving each of them the possession of and quieting title to their respective shares as against the other parties to the action or those claiming through or under them.

(4)  APPOINTMENT OF MASTER WHERE PROPERTY NOT SUBJECT TO PARTITION.--On an uncontested allegation in a pleading that the property sought to be partitioned is indivisible and is not subject to partition without prejudice to the owners of it or if a judgment of partition is entered and the court is satisfied that the allegation is correct, on motion of any party and notice to the others the court may appoint a special master or the clerk to make sale of the property either at private sale or as provided by s. 64.071.

History.--ss. 5, 6, 7, 8, Mar. 14, 1844; RS 1495; GS 1944; RGS 3207; CGL 4999; s. 1, ch. 28200, 1953; s. 1, chs. 29685, 29928, 1955; s. 19, ch. 67-254.

Note.--Former s. 66.06.

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