Questions Answered by John Arthur Smitten

Q: Can my wife get a loan without my consent? And if yes what can i do about it?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on Nov 20, 2014

Answered on Nov 22, 2014

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If the loan is in her name then yes she can do that. She is not permitted to take out a loan in your name.

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Q: Mother in veg. State, sister is 10 years old living with our stepdad. Before incident, my sister's last name was changed

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on Nov 21, 2014

Answered on Nov 22, 2014

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go for 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@clnwlaw.com

www.careyandleisure.com

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Q: how does father serve filed custody/paternity papers out of state, to mother of child?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on Nov 21, 2014

Answered on Nov 22, 2014

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Hire an out of state process server.

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@clnwlaw.com

www.careyandleisure.com

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Q: My wife and I live in Florida and she took my 2 year old daughter to Utah and threatening she will not return. Options?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on Nov 19, 2014

Answered on Nov 21, 2014

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You need to file your case in FL for custody and return of the child asap. Use of a lawyer is recommended.

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Q: Does my daughters mother have the right to move out of state with my child, without my consent?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on Nov 20, 2014

Answered on Nov 21, 2014

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If not married to her and no court orders in place then yes she can move. You better act fast. Use of a lawyer is recommended.

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Q: Can I leave Fl with my 9 year old?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on Nov 20, 2014

Answered on Nov 21, 2014

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You have to get his written permission or a court order. Use of a lawyer is recommended.

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Q: i have a 4 year old son he has never met his father but he well aware. can i get child support without visitation & righ

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on Nov 17, 2014

Answered on Nov 18, 2014

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you can petition just for child support, yes. Use of a lawyer is recommended.

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Q: Where should I file for divorce?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on Nov 17, 2014

Answered on Nov 18, 2014

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you can file in HI or FL. Use of a lawyer is recommended.

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Q: Does my daughters mother have the right to move out of state with my child, without my consent?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on Nov 17, 2014

Answered on Nov 18, 2014

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She has to get the court's permission but maybe you should get a court order to enforce your parental rights. Use of a lawyer is recommended.

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Q: how can I get my child support stopped if I never see or talk to them

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Florida on Nov 18, 2014

Answered on Nov 18, 2014

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you still have to pay unless there is an adoption or you agree to terminate your rights. Use of a lawyer is recommended.

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Q: can I still collect back child support payments, after my child has turned 18?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on Nov 18, 2014

Answered on Nov 18, 2014

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yes, act quickly. Use of a lawyer is recommended.

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Q: How to go about getting off child support if my child lives with me in the state of Fl? I am the father of the child.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on Nov 15, 2014

Answered on Nov 17, 2014

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If the child lives with you primarily then file a case with the court for full custody. Use of a lawyer is recommended.

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Q: I am paying child support to my ex and now my 17 year old son who has no longer lives with her. Do I still have to pay?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on Nov 15, 2014

Answered on Nov 17, 2014

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No you do not have to pay, file a motion to stop the support. Use of a lawyer is recommended.

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Q: Can a former spouse refuse to co-parent and communicate with you and there is no penalty? Is it ok refuse to coparent?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on Nov 14, 2014

Answered on Nov 15, 2014

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If one parent refuses to co-parent then you should go for full 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@clnwlaw.com

www.careyandleisure.com

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Q: I live in MA and my child and her mother are in FL

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on Nov 14, 2014

Answered on Nov 15, 2014

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Dont assume the clerk will contact you. You need to protect your rights.

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@clnwlaw.com

www.careyandleisure.com

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Q: Lost my job

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on Nov 14, 2014

Answered on Nov 15, 2014

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If the Order is in TX then file in TX.

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Q: What papers do I need to file to get an emergency custody hearing to get my son back from another state?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on Nov 12, 2014

Answered on Nov 13, 2014

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You have to file for emergency pick up order and emergency custody asap.

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@clnwlaw.com

www.careyandleisure.com

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