Florida Child Custody Questions & Answers

Q: My x husband wants to have my son live with him every other week. HE loves him but he's not good raising him alone.Thnx

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on Feb 27, 2015

Answered on Mar 1, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
He's not good raising the child is not a reason for you to get more of the time-sharing. You have to come up with a lot more than this, and fighting over small things like this will not get you what you want. The child simply has to eat before daycare. Talk with the father about this.

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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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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Just being arrested does not mean much without any facts. Chances? I cannot tell just from a question.

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Q: I have a ex who is currently pregnant can I file for custody before the child is born because of her habits and lack of

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on Feb 27, 2015

Answered on Feb 28, 2015

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You need to go see an attorney about this. It might help you to read F.S. 61.13(3) to learn the factors that the court will be considering in a court battle over a child.

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Q: how do u go bout to file papers for other parent to sighn his rights over.. He doesn't want to pay cs anymore

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on Feb 24, 2015

Answered on Feb 26, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
A parent cannot just sign over rights to a child and as a result not have to pay child support. The court would not allow that.

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Q: I have primary residency of son, he chose to stay with his.dad for a little while. Can I take him bk when I want?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on Feb 20, 2015

Answered on Feb 21, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
It is a civil matter and you need to go see an attorney about this.

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Q: My friend went to jail,gave me full custody of his daughter,signed over his rights.Now he wants custody,can he do that?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on Feb 19, 2015

Answered on Feb 20, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Yes, he can do that. What he could not legally do in the eyes of the law was to give you the child to begin with.

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Q: Could I get legally obligated to submit a drug test in my situation?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on Feb 19, 2015

Answered on Feb 20, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
It depends upon what she actually does, and the preferences of the judge. Go see a local attorney about this. Many offer free consultations.

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Q: can I file for custody in new York state if my children live in florida with there father?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on Feb 19, 2015

Answered on Feb 20, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
No, you have to file in Florida. Set up a free telephone conference with an attorney in FL. There is much you need to know.

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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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John Arthur Smitten's answer
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

jsmitten@careyandleisure.com

www.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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John Arthur Smitten's answer
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

www.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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John Arthur Smitten's answer
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

www.careyandleisure.com

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Q: I dont want than my daughter's father visit and pick her up?He pay child support.We never married.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on Feb 17, 2015

Answered on Feb 17, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
You need to sit down with an attorney and have a discussion. The father has to get his rights established in court. You not letting the father visit with the child can be a very bad thing, and you could actually lose custody and have to pay him child support.

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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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John Arthur Smitten's answer
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 have two daughters (different dad) and gave temporary custody to two different set of grandparents. .I'm almost 19 and

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on Feb 12, 2015

Answered on Feb 13, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
You need to go see an attorney, face to face, about these problems. You have not given enough information and any attorney will need to review all relevant documents.

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Q: if one parent has already filed can the other parent file as well?

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on Feb 11, 2015

Answered on Feb 11, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
File what? More facts are needed to understand what it is you are talking about.

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Q: If the courts knew that a fathet exist will that change the custody motion

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on Feb 7, 2015

Answered on Feb 8, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Attorneys deal in facts and the law, and without the facts we cannot apply the law. That is like asking grandma to make her delicious fried chicken without the chicken. It is not just a custody "motion" it is a petition for paternity most likely.

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Q: My ex has custody. They live in deplorable conditions, she refuses to let me have her. What can I do? No $ for attorney.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on Feb 7, 2015

Answered on Feb 8, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
If the circumstances permit, you can petition for a modification of the final judgment.

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Q: boyfriend took off and I'm worried he'll file for custody of our 2yr. old. How do I file for custody. Don't have money

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on Feb 4, 2015

Answered on Feb 5, 2015

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John Arthur Smitten's answer
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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