Florida Child Custody Questions & Answers

Q: How would i get custody of my siblings from my parents

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

Answered on Nov 26, 2014

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With their consent to a petition for temporary custody by extended family.

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Q: My sister doesn't take care of her 2yr old daughter I do, she's pregnant now and I don't want the same for this new baby

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

Answered on Nov 26, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
You can file a petition for temporary custody of minors by extended family, but you need the consent of the parents. If you cannot get consent, then you would have to prove by clear and convincing evidence that the parents are unfit. Go see a family lawyer about this.

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Q: Non parent getting full custody??

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

Answered on Nov 26, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
He would need to file a formal guardianship action, but that will be extremely expensive if possible.

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Q: dad has custody of 14yr ...mother has custody of 12yr, mother no longer wants 12yr but refuses to change paperwork just

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on Nov 18, 2014

Answered on Nov 21, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
No, it is not considered abandonment. Go see a local attorney about this problem, perhaps a petition for modification needs to be filed.

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Q: The mother has majority custody how do I as the father gain full custody of the child ?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on Nov 19, 2014

Answered on Nov 21, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
At the very least you need to go see a family attorney in your area for a full discussion about the facts of this matter.

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Q: How do I obtain custody of a child that is not my biological child in Florida? Parents don't care if she lives with us.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on Nov 16, 2014

Answered on Nov 17, 2014

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Oxalis Bianca Garcia's answer
Unfortunately, Florida does not have jurisdiction over this child, Alabama does. Any legal action requesting custody of this child has to be done in Alabama. I suggest you consult an attorney there, since every state has different requirements. Once you have custody of the child, you can move to FL and register or domesticate the order awarding you custody.

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Q: My mom has been found in two different court cases to be an unfit mother regarding her children. My brother's father

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on Nov 16, 2014

Answered on Nov 17, 2014

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Oxalis Bianca Garcia's answer
Yes, you do, however there are certain requirements you have to meet in order to obtain custody. Please feel free to contact me at 727-835-6595

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Q: Non custodial parent moving out of state and wants to take one child with him. What are my rights as primary?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on Jun 23, 2014

Answered on Nov 14, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
You need to see an attorney about this if you have not done so already.

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Q: My daughter lives with me, for about 5 months now. How do I get custody legally?

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

Answered on Nov 14, 2014

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You need to file a paternity case and get your rights established in a court order.

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Q: I want my children back from my mom who is hiding them. I moved across the state for a new job. What do I do?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on Jun 25, 2014

Answered on Nov 14, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
If you were not married, you have to file a paternity petition to get your rights established first. Get an attorney for that.

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Q: Moving GA to the security of my family in FL with my 1 yr old. I need to leave my husband. What are custody issues?Steps

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on Jul 2, 2014

Answered on Nov 14, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
If you move, the husband can get it ordered that you must return the child back to FL. Consult with a family attorney before you go, and get his written permission before you go.

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Q: my 13yrold came with me in Florida this summer but doesn't want to go back home to Connecticut.where do i file custody?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on Jul 3, 2014

Answered on Nov 14, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
The home state of the child is where any custody determination must be made, and that appears to be CT.

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Q: My childrens father was driving drunk with kids in car . What can I do my kids are scared to go with him again on sunday

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

Answered on Nov 14, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
You have to have proper cause to deny visitation, without that you can be held in contempt of court. Also, you cannot establish that by saying what the kids said to you, that is hearsay, you have to have another means of getting the evidence before the court.

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Q: I'm 17 years old and no longer want to live with my mom. Can I live with my dad without going to court?

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

Answered on Nov 14, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
That depends whether your parents consent to you living with your dad.

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Q: I have been taking care of my kids all there lives. My girl want to move to Miami an take then with her can she do that?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on Nov 5, 2014

Answered on Nov 14, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Yes, she can do that, and you do not have any rights until you get to court with a paternity action and get your rights and responsibilities established by a court order. Consult with a local attorney about this.

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Q: can i relocate to another state with my daughter since the mother moved and where does this leave me as far as my

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on Nov 12, 2014

Answered on Nov 14, 2014

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You need to file a paternity petition in the circuit court, and get your rights established. Unless and until you do that, you basically have no rights. Consult with a local family lawyer about this. Many offer free consultations.

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Q: trying to find out what type of papers i need my x girlfriend and i are about to start court soon.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on Jul 8, 2014

Answered on Oct 31, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
What type of case is it? Have you agreed on everything or is there just one issue that you cannot agree upon? Is this a divorce or a paternity case? You can find many forms for family law matters at flcourts.org.

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Q: I received primary custody of our 3 yr old in Fla but the father took her back to S. Carolina during his visit and will

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on Jul 9, 2014

Answered on Oct 31, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
You need to get to an attorney for advice. Basically, you have to get a pickup order entered and then take it and record it in SC and then get it enforced.

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