Florida Child Custody Questions & Answers

Q: if a mother gave me temporary custody of her children before dcf got involed can they still come and remove the kids

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on Jan 29, 2015

Answered on Jan 31, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Yes, they can do that, but it depends upon the facts, and you did not give enough facts.

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Q: If non custodial parent owes me $20,000 in past due and he wants to file my kids to offset his child support balance.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on Jan 29, 2015

Answered on Jan 30, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Probably not. Usually, he would have to be current on child support in order to claim the children as dependents on his income taxes.

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Q: If my ex. Who doesn't work and is getting public assistance, allows me to claim answer children, will that affect him

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

Answered on Jan 25, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
This does not make any sense to me. Basically, you would claim the dependency exemption, and he could not.

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Q: My brother has been living with me for 2 years but i don't have legal custody. How can i start to get legal custody?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on Jan 21, 2015

Answered on Jan 22, 2015

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With your parents' consent you could file a petition for temporary custody of minor by extended family. Without their consent you have to prove that each is unfit by clear and convincing evidence.

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Q: when filing for a modification, does it open the whole case up again? Can it hurt my time sharing or be negative to me?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on Jan 21, 2015

Answered on Jan 22, 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. Basically, it depends upon what is sought in the modification action. In order just to file a modification, there has to have been a substantial change in circumstances since the entrance of the final judgment.

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Q: My ex is using drugs again. How do I get sole custody and/or modify time sharing. Can court order drug testing

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on Jan 14, 2015

Answered on Jan 15, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
How are you going to prove that the ex is using drugs? You know you have to have solid proof of that, it cannot be just your word. You have a history of drug use too and so do I, but what do you mean by saying that he has a history of drug use? Everyone does. I think what you must mean is that he uses drugs illegally. There is no sole custody in Florida, it is called sole parental responsibility, and you have not stated anything close to be able to even go after that. Get counsel.

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Q: Can I go to court to petition for my aunt to get custody of me?

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

Answered on Jan 14, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
No but you aunt can petition for temporary custody of you, and if the parents do not both consent she will have to prove that they are unfit by clear and convincing evidence. Will they consent? That makes it so much easier.

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Q: the mother of my child put me on child support I'm not behind and she move out of the state how do I get joint custody

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

Answered on Jan 12, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Any attorney would have to read all relevant documents prior to making any conclusions about what you can do and what you should do. Get an attorney on your side.

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Q: How can i modify a temporary custody agreement?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on Jan 8, 2015

Answered on Jan 8, 2015

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In order to advise you, any attorney will have to read all relevant documents and know all of the facts.

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Q: WHAT IS IT EXACTLY YOU HAVE TO DO WHEN SOMEONE HAS A CHILD WITH A PREVIOUS MARRIAGE&IS GETTING REMARRIED WITH A SOLDIER?

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

Answered on Jan 8, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
I am not sure what you are asking. You probably have to file a motion for contempt to get him to pay, and have a hearing.

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Q: Hi, I'm going through a divorce but I have a 3 year old son, and i want full custody of my son. We never been apart.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on Jan 5, 2015

Answered on Jan 7, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
You need to actually go see a local family attorney about these issues. It appears that you might need to file a paternity action against the father to get child support.

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Q: My ex wife sends me messages that she want no part of my son's life dozens of times but just filed child support .

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on Jan 5, 2015

Answered on Jan 5, 2015

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You need to get a family attorney on your side. The attorney will sort out the mess and tell you what your options are.

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Q: My daughter is in Wisconsin and I her "Father" live in Florida. My Ex and I have no custody agreement, I want custody.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on Dec 31, 2014

Answered on Dec 31, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Which state has the child resided in for the last six months? If that is WI, then a court case must be brought there. But where was the divorce? That might be the correct state to bring a modification action in. No, you cannot keep the child in FL until a hearing because FL does not have jurisdiction over the child. It is complicated, and you need to probably talk to a few attorneys in WI to determine what needs to be done.

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Q: My wife is bipolar, she is having a crisis she wants to get divorce I know she is not thinking right but I'm afraid

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on Dec 29, 2014

Answered on Dec 29, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
You can do that by hiring an attorney, a family law attorney with decades of experience in these matters.

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Q: I am in the procress of getting a divorde. in the papers it is 50/50 custody. I have been dating a person that attempted

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on Dec 19, 2013

Answered on Dec 22, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Your question, I hope has been answered by a qualified attorney who you hired to represent you by now.

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Q: I need to find out how to get paperwork from Colorado to Florida about a child custody case

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on Dec 19, 2013

Answered on Dec 22, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
You asked this question over a year ago. You have to get certified copies of the final judgment in Colorado and record them in the county you reside in now, most likely.

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Q: Can my child's father be awarded custody because I have lost my job and have filed for support modification?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on Dec 20, 2013

Answered on Dec 22, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
There has to be a substantial change in circumstances, and what you have written does not amount to that.

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Q: How can I win back custody of my daughter when I have served 6 months in prison 5 years ago?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on Dec 22, 2013

Answered on Dec 22, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
There is not enough information here for you to get an answer. You asked the question a year ago and I hope you have some resolution by now. If not, go see an attorney in your area.

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