Florida Child Custody Questions & Answers

Q: Will my ex boyfriend have to pay child support if he is a full time student in college and has a job?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on Jan 28, 2014

Answered on Dec 19, 2014

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I cannot answer this question without knowing many facts, those factors which are required to calculate child support. Since you wrote this nearly a year ago, I hope the matter has now been resolved.

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Q: My 17 year old daughter was told by her mother that she didn't want to take care of her any longer.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on Feb 4, 2014

Answered on Dec 19, 2014

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This question was written many months ago. I hope the daughter has turned 18 by now.

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Q: I live in Florida and my son wants me to have custody of his 12 year old. Where do we start ?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on Feb 7, 2014

Answered on Dec 18, 2014

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I hope you have gotten this resolved by now. If not, get to a family attorney to file a petition for temporary custody by extended family if both parents will consent.

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Q: My Boys are 15& 13. they've lived with their father for 5 yrs. They want to come back and live with me. Is their word

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on Feb 20, 2014

Answered on Dec 18, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
No, their word is not enough, in fact it is hearsay and inadmissible.

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Q: If I have an order to pay 157 a wk for 2 kids and 1 will be 18 and graduating in June how much will just 1 child be

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on Feb 24, 2014

Answered on Dec 18, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Read the order. You probably need an attorney to read it for you and interpret what it says. Does it say for both children? Or does it say an amount per child? If it does not say a specific amount per child, you pay the ordered amount.

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Q: How do I start to file for custody?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on Jan 22, 2014

Answered on Dec 18, 2014

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You need to get to an attorney about this if you haven't already done so.

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Q: Me and my child's father are unmarried, can I move out of the state without his permission?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on Dec 9, 2013

Answered on Dec 18, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
This question was asked too long ago for an answer to be of any use to you now. He basically does not have any rights unless and until he files a paternity action to get those established.

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Q: My 10 year old sister lives in Florida and I live in Georgia. Both of our parents are drug addicts. What can I do

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on Nov 9, 2013

Answered on Dec 18, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Perhaps file a petition for temporary custody by extended family, if the parents will consent.

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Q: Is there a way my 15 year old daughter can stay in Florida while I file for child custody modification.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on Oct 14, 2013

Answered on Dec 18, 2014

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This question was asked too long ago for an answer to be of any real use to you now.

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Q: My friend and her baby father would like ti sign over their parental rights to me voluntarily. How do we go about this?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on Oct 9, 2013

Answered on Dec 18, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
The only way to do that might be by adoption. See an adoption attorney/

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Q: I recently moved to Ohio from Fl with my 5 month old. Can my child be ordered back to Fl?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on Mar 8, 2013

Answered on Dec 18, 2014

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This question was asked too long ago for an answer to be of any use to you now.

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Q: Can I file for a custody modification because my ex is unemployed?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on Mar 8, 2013

Answered on Dec 18, 2014

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This question was asked too long ago for an answer to be of any use to you now.

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Q: My daughter is 14 and I do not have any custodial papers. Can my daughter refuse to visit her father.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on Mar 7, 2013

Answered on Dec 18, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
I cannot answer this question without asking numerous questions. If you were not married to the father and he has not established paternity in court, he has no rights, basically.

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