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Title 14 - Courts

CHAPTER 21

Family Courts [Repealed]

ARTICLE 1

General Provisions [Repealed]

SECTIONS 14-21-10, 14-21-20. Repealed by 1981 Act No. 71, Section 3, eff May 19, 1981.

Editor's Note

Former Section 14-21-10 was entitled "Short title" and was derived from 1962 Code Section 15-1095.52; 1968 (55) 2718.

Former Section 14-21-20 was entitled "Definitions" and was derived from 1962 Code Section 15-1095.2; 1968 (55) 2718.

SECTION 14-21-30. Repealed by 1981 Act No. 71, Section 3, eff May 19, 1981.

Editor's Note

Former Section 14-21-30 was entitled "Records; privileged information; names and pictures of children shall not be made public; fingerprints" and was derived from 1962 Code Section 15-1095.40; 1968 (55) 2718; 1980 Act No. 483, Section 1.

SECTION 14-21-40. Repealed by 1981 Act No. 71, Section 3, eff May 19, 1981.

Editor's Note

Former Section 14-21-40 was entitled "Appeals; effect of pendency of, or application for, appeal" and was derived from 1962 Code Section 15-1095.42; 1968 (55) 2718; 1979 Act No. 164, Part IV-A, Section 1; 1979 Act No. 194, Part III, Section 5.

SECTIONS 14-21-50 to 14-21-130. Repealed by 1981 Act No. 71, Section 3, eff May 19, 1981.

Editor's Note

Former Section 14-21-50 was entitled "Family Court Council of State" and was derived from 1962 Code Section 15-1095.43; 1968 (55) 2718.

Former Section 14-21-60 was entitled "Rules for conduct of hearings; evidence; adjournment; temporary order for support" and was derived from 1962 Code Section 15-1095.44; 1968 (55) 2718.

Former Section 14-21-70 was entitled "Authority to issue warrant upon refusal to obey court order for support" and was derived from 1962 Code Section 15-1095.45; 1968 (55) 2718.

Former Section 14-21-80 was entitled "Authority to place respondent on probation after refusing to obey court order for support" and was derived from 1962 Code Section 15-1095.46; 1968 (55) 2718.

Former Section 14-21-90 was entitled "Authority to revoke probation" and was derived from 1962 Code Section 15-1095.47; 1968 (55) 2718.

Former Section 14-21-100 was entitled "Bond of respondent; conditions; failure to appear" and was derived from 1962 Code Section 15-1095.48; 1968 (55) 2718.

Former Section 14-21-110 was entitled "Proceedings where an arrest is made when the court is not in session" and was derived from 1962 Code Section 15-1095.49; 1968 (55) 2718.

Former Section 14-21-120 was entitled "Transfer of cases by magistrates or recorders" and was derived from 1962 Code Section 15-1095.50; 1968 (55) 2718.

Former Section 14-21-130 was entitled "Transfer of cases by county or circuit courts" and was derived from 1962 Code Section 15-1095.51; 1968 (55) 2718.

SECTION 14-21-140. Repealed by 1981 Act No. 71, Section 3, eff May 19, 1981.

Editor's Note

Former Section 14-21-140 was entitled "Fees, costs and allowances" and was derived from 1962 Code Section 15-1095.39; 1968 (55) 2718; 1976 Act No. 690, Art III, Section 3.

SECTIONS 14-21-150, 14-21-160. Repealed by 1981 Act No. 71, Section 3, eff May 19, 1981.

Editor's Note

Former Section 14-21-150 was entitled "Cooperation of societies and agencies; duty of counties and towns to assist" and was derived from 1962 Code Section 15-1095.41; 1968 (55) 2718.

Former Section 14-21-160 was entitled "Construction of chapter" and was derived from 1962 Code Section 15-1095.1; 1968 (55) 2718.

ARTICLE 3

Establishment and Personnel [Repealed]

SECTIONS 14-21-310 to 14-21-370. Repealed by 1981 Act No. 71, Section 3, eff May 19, 1981.

Editor's Note

Former Section 14-21-310 was entitled "Establishment for single counties or groups of counties; provision for funds" and was derived from 1962 Code Section 15-1095; 1968 (55) 2718.

Former Section 14-21-320 was entitled "Qualifications and terms of judges; temporary or substitute judges; service in another capacity" and was derived from 1962 Code Section 15-1095.3; 1968 (55) 2718.

Former Section 14-21-330 was entitled "Appointment of judges" and was derived from 1962 Code Section 15-1095.4; 1968 (55) 2718.

Former Section 14-21-340 was entitled "Appointment, qualifications, and salary of probation counselor and other personnel" and was derived from 1962 Code Section 15-1095.5; 1968 (55) 2718.

Former Section 14-21-350 was entitled "Supervision of personnel; duties of probation counselors; when children shall be subject to visitation" and was derived from 1962 Code Section 15-1095.6; 1968 (55) 2718.

Former Section 14-21-360 was entitled "Sessions and terms of court; quarters" and was derived from 1962 Code Section 15-1095.7; 1968 (55) 2718.

Former Section 14-21-370 was entitled "Present courts to continue; jurisdiction of county courts" and was derived from 1962 Code Section 15-1095.8; 1968 (55) 2718.

ARTICLE 4

Judicial Circuit Family Courts [Repealed]

SECTIONS 14-21-410 to 14-21-430. [En 1976 Act No. 690 Art. II Sections 1-5] Repealed by 1981 Act No. 71 Section 3, eff May 19, 1981.

SECTION 14-21-435. [En 1976 Act No. 690 Art II Section 6; Am 1979 Act No. 164 Part IV-A Section 3; 1979 Act No. 194 Part III Section 5] Repealed by 1981 Act No. 71 Section 3, eff May 19, 1981.

SECTIONS 14-21-440 to 14-21-450. [En 1976 Act No. 690 Art. II Sections 7-9] Repealed by 1981 Act No. 71 Section 3, eff May 19, 1981.

SECTION 14-21-455. [En 1976 Act No. 690 Art. II Section 10; Am 1977 Act No. 217; 1978 Act No. 403 Section 1] Repealed by 1981 Act No. 71 Section 3, eff May 19, 1981.

SECTIONS 14-21-460 to 14-21-470. [En 1976 Act No. 690 Art. II Sections 11-13] Repealed by 1981 Act No. 71 Section 3, eff May 19, 1981.

SECTION 14-21-475. [En 1976 Act No. 690 Art. II Section 14] Repealed by 1981 Act No. 71 Section 3, eff May 19, 1981.

SECTION 14-21-480. [En 1976 Act No. 690 Art. VIII Section 1; Am 1978 Act No. 494 Section 1] Repealed by 1981 Act No. 71 Section 3, eff May 19, 1981.

SECTION 14-21-485. [En 1976 Act No. 690 Art. VIII Section 2] Repealed by 1981 Act No. 71 Section 3, eff May 19, 1981.

SECTION 14-21-490. [En 1976 Act No. 690 Art. VIII Section 3] Repealed by 1981 Act No. 71 Section 3, eff May 19, 1981.

SECTION 14-21-496. [En 1976 Act No. 690. Art. VIII Section 4] Repealed by 1981 Act No. 71 Section 3, eff May 19, 1981.

SECTION 14-21-500. [En. 1976 Act No. 690 Art VIII Section 6; Am 1978 Act No. 494 Section 1] Repealed by 1981 Act No. 71 Section 3, eff May 19, 1981.

ARTICLE 5

Delinquent, Neglected and Abandoned Children [Repealed]

SECTION 14-21-510. Repealed by 1981 Act No. 71, Section 3, eff May 19, 1981.

Editor's Note

Former Section 14-21-510 was entitled "Exclusive original jurisdiction of family court; transfer of certain criminal cases to court of general session" and was derived from 1962 Code Section 15-1095.9; 1968 (55) 2718; 1976 Act No. 690, Art III, Section 1; 1978 Act No. 609, Section 2; 1980 Act No. 516, Section 5.

SECTION 14-21-515. [En 1978 Act No. 609 Section 1] Repealed by 1981 Act No. 71 Section 3, eff May 19, 1981.

SECTIONS 14-21-520, 14-21-530. Repealed by 1981 Act No. 71, Section 3, eff May 19, 1981.

Editor's Note

Former Section 14-21-520 was entitled "Power to issue writ of habeas corpus" and was derived from 1962 Code Section -15-1095.10; 1968 (55) 2718.

Former Section 14-21-530 was entitled "Transfer of certain criminal cases to family court" and was derived from 1962 Code Section -15-1095 (55) 2718.

SECTION 14-21-540. Repealed by 1981 Act No. 71, Section 3, eff May 19, 1981.

Editor's Note

Former Section 14-21-540 was entitled "Transfer of certain criminal cases from family court to other courts" and was derived from 1962 Code Section 15-1095.12; 1968 (55) 2718; 1981 Act No. 516, Section 3.

SECTION 14-21-545. [En 1980 Act No. 516 Section 4] Repealed by 1981 Act No. 71 Section 3, eff May 19, 1981.

SECTIONS 14-21-550 to 14-21-580. Repealed by 1981 Act No. 71, Section 3, eff May 19, 1981.

Editor's Note

Former Section 14-21-550 was entitled "Persons who may institute proceeding respecting neglected or delinquent child" and was derived from 1962 Code Section 151095.13; 1968 (55) 2718.

Former Section 14-21-560 was entitled "Preliminary inquiry and informal action by court; contents, verification, and filing of petition; investigation; notice" and was derived from 1962 Code Section 15-1095.14; 1968 (55) 2718.

Former Section 14-21-570 was entitled "Service of summons, process or notice" and was derived from 1962 Code Section 15-1095.15; 1968 (55) 2718.

Former Section 14-21-580 was entitled "Failure to obey summons or process; issuance of warrant" and was derived from 1962 Code Section 15-1095.16; 1968 (55) 2718.

SECTION 14-21-590. Repealed by 1981 Act No. 71, Section 3, eff May 19, 1981.

Editor's Note

Former Section 14-21-590 was entitled "Taking child into custody; notice to parents or others; release; transportation; peace officers' records" and was derived from 1962 Code Section 15-1095.17; 1968 (55) 2718; 1980 Act No. 516, Section 2.

SECTIONS 14-21-600, 14-21-610. Repealed by 1981 Act No. 71, Section 3, eff May 19, 1981.

Editor's Note

Former Section 14-21-600 was entitled "Temporary detention of children" and was derived from 1962 Code Section 15-1095.18; 1968 (55) 2718.

Former Section 14-21-610 was entitled "Conduct of hearings" and was derived from 1962 Code Section 15-1095.19; 1968 (55) 2718.

SECTION 14-21-620. Repealed by 1981 Act No. 71, Section 3, eff May 19, 1981.

Editor's Note

Former Section 14-21-620 was entitled "Disposition of cases; notice of adjudication; procedures upon committing a child to an institution" and was derived from 1962 Code Section 15-1095.20; 1968 (55) 2718; 1980 Act No. 439, Section 1.

SECTIONS 14-21-630 to 14-21-650. Repealed by 1981 Act No. 71, Section 3, eff May 19, 1981.

Editor's Note

Former Section 14-21-630 was entitled "Religious faith shall be considered in determining custody" and was derived from 1962 Code Section 15-1095.21; 1968 (55) 2718.

Former Section 14-21-640 was entitled "Payment for support or treatment of child" and was derived from 1962 Code Section 15-1095.22; 1968 (55) 2718.

Former Section 14-21-650 was entitled "Penalties for violations by adults" and was derived from 1062 Code Section 15-1095.23; 1968 (55) 2718.

ARTICLE 7

Family Support and Protection [Repealed]

SECTIONS 14-21-810 to 14-21-830. Repealed by 1981 Act No. 71, Section 3, eff May 19, 1981.

Editor's Note

Former Section 14-21-810 was entitled "Jurisdiction and powers of court enumerated" and was derived from 1962 Code Section 15-1095.24; 1968 (55) 2718; 1979 Act No. 71, Sections 1,2.

Former Section 14-21-820 was entitled "Support required of husband; charging mother with support" and was derived from 1962 Code Section 15-1095.25; 1968 (55) 2718; 1979 Act No. 71, Section 3.

Former Section 14-21-830 was entitled "Jurisdiction of court in cases of nonsupport; husband may be required to furnish support or may be liable for nonsupport" and was derived from 1962 Code Section 15-1095.26; 1968 (55) 2718; 1979 Act No. 71, Section 4.

SECTIONS 14-21-840 to 14-21-890. Repealed by 1981 Act No. 71, Section 3, eff May 19, 1981.

Editor's Note

Former Section 14-21-840 was entitled "Persons who may file petition for support" and was derived from 1962 Code Section 15-1095.27; 1968 (55) 2718.

Former Section 14-21-850 was entitled "Judge shall make reconciliation efforts; support order" and was derived from 1962 Code Section 15-1095.28; 1968 (55) 2718.

Former Section 14-21-860 was entitled "Summons or rule to show cause concerning support; hearing" and was derived from 1962 Code Section 15-1095.29; 1968 (55) 2718.

Former Section 14-21-870 was entitled "Issuance and service of warrants of arrest; temporary ex parte orders" and was derived from 1962 Code Section 15-1095.30; 1968 (55) 2718.

Former Section 14-21-880 was entitled "Form of arrest warrant" and was derived from 1962 Code Section 15-1095.31; 1968 (55) 2718.

Former Section 14-21-890 was entitled 'Enforcement or modification of orders of other courts; transfer of cases" and was derived from 1962 Code Section 15-1095.32; 1968 (55) 2718.

ARTICLE 9

Exclusive Jurisdiction [Repealed]

Editor's Note

This article was repealed as part of a total reorganization of provisions dealing with family, domestic and juvenile matters. The provisions formerly appearing in this chapter have been incorporated into Section 20-7-420.

SECTION 14-21-1010. Repealed by 1981 Act No. 71, Section 3, eff May 19, 1981.

Editor's Note

Former Section 14-21-1010 was entitled "Actions under Uniform Reciprocal Enforcement of Support of Dependents Act" and was derived from 1962 Code Section 15-1095.33; 1968 (55) 2718.

SECTION 14-21-1020. Repealed by 1981 Act No. 71, Section 3, eff May 19, 1981.

Editor's Note

Former Section 14-21-1020 was entitled "Actions concerning divorce, separation, custody and support of children, and related matters" and was derived from 1962 Code Section 15-1095.34; 1968 (55) 2718; 1976 Act No. 690, Art. III, Section 2; 1979 Act No. 71, Section 4A.

SECTIONS 14-21-1030 to 14-21-1060. Repealed by 1981 Act No. 71, Section 3, eff May 19, 1981.

Editor's Note

Former Section 14-21-1030 was entitled "Actions for the adoption of children" and was derived from 1962 Code Section 15-1095.35; 1968 (55) 2718.

Former Section 14-21-1040 was entitled "Actions for termination of parental rights" and was derived from 1962 Code Section 15-1095.36; 1968 (55) 2718.

Former Section 14-21-1050 was entitled "Actions to determine validity of marriage and legitimacy of children, and for annulment of marriage" and was derived from 1962 Code Section 15-1095.37; 1968 (55) 2718.

Former Section 14-21-1060 was entitled "Actions to change names, correct birth records; and to consent to enlistment or employment of minor" 1962 Code Section 15-1095.38; 1968 (55) 2718.




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