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Q: How long will it take to get a court date after I file for temporary relief for child support?

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Florida on Feb 27, 2015

Answered on Feb 28, 2015

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Each case is different, courts tend to be slow. Use of a lawyer is recommended

John A. Smitten, Esquire

Carey and Leisure

622 Bypass Drive, Suite 100

Clearwater, FL 33764

727-799-3900 ph

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Q: what is the chance to have a major custody of my three kids if my ex wife has been arrested in tampa florida?

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on Feb 27, 2015

Answered on Feb 28, 2015

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If she has been arrested then that will certainly help your case

Use of a lawyer is recommended

John A. Smitten, Esquire

Carey and Leisure

622 Bypass Drive, Suite 100

Clearwater, FL 33764

727-799-3900 ph

727-490-4944 fax

jsmitten@careyandleisure.com

www.careyandleisure.com

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Q: My daughter tried to commit suicide twice she has two kids two different baby fathers. One of the baby father is dead

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Florida on Feb 27, 2015

Answered on Feb 28, 2015

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Yes you can get temp custody. Use of a lawyer is recommended

John A. Smitten, Esquire

Carey and Leisure

622 Bypass Drive, Suite 100

Clearwater, FL 33764

727-799-3900 ph

727-490-4944 fax

jsmitten@careyandleisure.com

www.careyandleisure.com

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Q: Does a DCF recommendation to conduct timeshare exchanges at a local sheriff station have to be adhered to w/o court orde

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Florida on Feb 25, 2015

Answered on Feb 28, 2015

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You have to comply with DCF. Use of a lawyer is recommended

John A. Smitten, Esquire

Carey and Leisure

622 Bypass Drive, Suite 100

Clearwater, FL 33764

727-799-3900 ph

727-490-4944 fax

jsmitten@careyandleisure.com

www.careyandleisure.com

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Q: My wife wants a divorce , we just leased a car in both our names for her use. Is there any way my name can be taken off?

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Florida on Feb 25, 2015

Answered on Feb 28, 2015

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That is up to the leasing company. Use of a lawyer is recommended.

Use of a lawyer is recommended

John A. Smitten, Esquire

Carey and Leisure

622 Bypass Drive, Suite 100

Clearwater, FL 33764

727-799-3900 ph

727-490-4944 fax

jsmitten@careyandleisure.com

www.careyandleisure.com

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Q: My mother has temporary custody for my childrens for 3 years me their biological mother can I filed child custody

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Florida on Feb 22, 2015

Answered on Feb 24, 2015

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You as the mother have full rights to your kids unless your rights have been terminated so file with the court to get custody back asap.

Use of a lawyer is recommended.

John A. Smitten, Esquire

Carey and Leisure

622 Bypass Drive, Suite 100

Clearwater, FL 33764

Phone: 727-799-3900/Fax: 727-490-4944

jsmitten@careyandleisure.com

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Q: My boyfriend had a child support case a while back. How do i find info on the case for him? Like if its still active?

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Florida on Feb 21, 2015

Answered on Feb 24, 2015

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Check with the clerk on-line.

Use of a lawyer is recommended.

John A. Smitten, Esquire

Carey and Leisure

622 Bypass Drive, Suite 100

Clearwater, FL 33764

Phone: 727-799-3900/Fax: 727-490-4944

jsmitten@careyandleisure.com

www.careyandleisure.com

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Q: I am attempting to file custody but it takes close to a month. Is there anything I can do to file for emergency custody

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on Feb 19, 2015

Answered on Feb 24, 2015

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If there is some kind of emergency then file an emergency motion.

Use of a lawyer is recommended.

John A. Smitten, Esquire

Carey and Leisure

622 Bypass Drive, Suite 100

Clearwater, FL 33764

Phone: 727-799-3900/Fax: 727-490-4944

jsmitten@careyandleisure.com

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Q: My parents want to move and take my kid out of state but I have custody. My dad wants to take custody can they just do t

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on Feb 18, 2015

Answered on Feb 19, 2015

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You parents have no rights. Zero.

Use of a lawyer is recommended.

John A. Smitten, Esquire

Carey and Leisure

622 Bypass Drive, Suite 100

Clearwater, FL 33764

Phone: 727-799-3900/Fax: 727-490-4944

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Q: if i give temporary custody of my 3 children to my mother, will the father still beable to fight for custody.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on Feb 17, 2015

Answered on Feb 19, 2015

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The father has the right to fight for custody. You need a lawyer to handle this.

Use of a lawyer is recommended.

John A. Smitten, Esquire

Carey and Leisure

622 Bypass Drive, Suite 100

Clearwater, FL 33764

Phone: 727-799-3900/Fax: 727-490-4944

jsmitten@careyandleisure.com

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Q: My Ex has a Class D Felony warrant with a FTA. Will this make it easier for me to get custody?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on Feb 16, 2015

Answered on Feb 18, 2015

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yes.

Use of a lawyer is recommended.

John A. Smitten, Esquire

Carey and Leisure

622 Bypass Drive, Suite 100

Clearwater, FL 33764

Phone: 727-799-3900/Fax: 727-490-4944

jsmitten@careyandleisure.com

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Q: What does the father of my son need in order to qualify for joint custody? What do they look at to decide?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on Feb 16, 2015

Answered on Feb 18, 2015

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The Court decides each case based on the factors as set forth in Florida Statute 61.13

Use of a lawyer is recommended.

John A. Smitten, Esquire

Carey and Leisure

622 Bypass Drive, Suite 100

Clearwater, FL 33764

Phone: 727-799-3900/Fax: 727-490-4944

jsmitten@careyandleisure.com

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Q: I have requested a review of my child support order several times in the past 2 years and have yet to receive a review.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on Feb 16, 2015

Answered on Feb 18, 2015

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File a petition with the court to modify the Order.

Use of a lawyer is recommended.

John A. Smitten, Esquire

Carey and Leisure

622 Bypass Drive, Suite 100

Clearwater, FL 33764

Phone: 727-799-3900/Fax: 727-490-4944

jsmitten@careyandleisure.com

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Q: I have three kids married to their mother she ccheated on me and left I am leaving flordia going back to PA can i

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on Feb 16, 2015

Answered on Feb 18, 2015

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You can leave but not with the kids unless you get a court order first.

Use of a lawyer is recommended.

John A. Smitten, Esquire

Carey and Leisure

622 Bypass Drive, Suite 100

Clearwater, FL 33764

Phone: 727-799-3900/Fax: 727-490-4944

jsmitten@careyandleisure.com

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Q: Am I able to fight for visitation from a different state here?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on Feb 15, 2015

Answered on Feb 16, 2015

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Yes, however if you want to fight you will eventually have to personally appear in court in FL.

Use of a lawyer is recommended.

John A. Smitten, Esquire

Carey and Leisure

622 Bypass Drive, Suite 100

Clearwater, FL 33764

Phone: 727-799-3900/Fax: 727-490-4944

jsmitten@careyandleisure.com

www.careyandleisure.com

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Q: I'm paying child support for my son and his grandparents have him but won't let me see him what can I do

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on Feb 14, 2015

Answered on Feb 16, 2015

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Grandparents vs you, you win. File a petition for custody.

Use of a lawyer is recommended.

John A. Smitten, Esquire

Carey and Leisure

622 Bypass Drive, Suite 100

Clearwater, FL 33764

Phone: 727-799-3900/Fax: 727-490-4944

jsmitten@careyandleisure.com

www.careyandleisure.com

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