Divorce Questions & Answers

Q: I need a divorce lawyer familiar with federal civil service rules in or near bradenton florida. Thank you

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Florida on Oct 5, 2011

Answered on Oct 28, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
You asked this question over 3 years ago. I hope you found the attorney you needed back then.

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Q: How to file form 12.990(c)(1) final judgment of dissolution of marraige

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Florida on Feb 17, 2011

Answered on Oct 28, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
How to file. Then by mail, now it has to be online.

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Q: My final divorce hearing is this Monday will I be ok I do not have anytime to file a written notice to the clerk?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Florida on Feb 23, 2013

Answered on Oct 27, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Asking this question on the internet provided no response until now. In order to advise you, an attorney needs to know all of the facts and circumstances, and review whatever document you might have received.

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Q: I got divorced in israel is that divorced recorded on florida

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Florida on Feb 27, 2013

Answered on Oct 27, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
A divorce from Israel could be recorded in FL, but it will not be done in the ordinary course of things, you would have to take action in order to get that done.

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Q: Pinellas Simplified dissolution of marriage - are only forms 12.901(a) and 12.990(a) required?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Florida on Mar 15, 2013

Answered on Oct 27, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Read the lengthy instructions to those forms. The only one I ever use, if at all, is the financial affidavit.

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Q: Is a Georgia divorce decree enforceable in Florida?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Florida on Jan 16, 2014

Answered on Oct 27, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Yes, by domesticating a certified copy of the judgment in FL.

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Q: If I cancel my filed divorce in court the party has not been served can I remove my child out of state and file later

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Florida on Feb 10, 2014

Answered on Oct 27, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Probably not. There are administrative orders in each circuit which prevent people from removing the child from the state, as well as a statute which does not allow this to happen.

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Q: Is mediation required for a divorce in Sumter County , FL?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Florida on Feb 22, 2014

Answered on Oct 24, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Probably. It has been mandatory now for decades in most counties.

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Q: In fl if parents share children 50-50 can the ex wife who earns $20,000 less a year get some child support?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Florida on Feb 26, 2014

Answered on Oct 24, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Perhaps. That would depend upon an accurate calculation, and many more facts are needed to do that.

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Q: What is the legal definition of a receipt in the state of Florida statutes in regard to division of property?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Florida on Mar 17, 2014

Answered on Oct 24, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
There is no such definition, except perhaps in statutes that have nothing to do with divorce. Why do you ask?

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Q: I'm an unemployed, disabled veteran. Is it possible to get a pro-bono divorce lawyer to represent me? I was just served

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Florida on Apr 10, 2014

Answered on Oct 24, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Contact legal aid in your community and find out. Those are typically the only pro bono family attorneys throughout the US.

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Q: What are my rights to write and file my own Declaration when my Attorney and I are at odds?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for California on Oct 10, 2014

Answered on Oct 18, 2014

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Gina Marie Famularo's answer
Why on earth would you not take the advice of your attorney, who, hopefully, has years of education and experience? If you have that little confidence in the expert YOU hired, fired him and represent yourself! If your attorney does not want you tout something in a declaration, it is probably because including the information is not in your best interest. Either follow your attorney's advice, find someone you can more fully trust, or represent yourself.

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Q: Has the california divorce paperwork for a summary dissolution been updated or changed in anyway since 2008?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for California on Oct 15, 2014

Answered on Oct 18, 2014

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Gina Marie Famularo's answer
You can go to the California judicial counsel website to download the most current forms. Many of them have not changed in years. Don't be surprised if 2008 is the most recent revision of the forms you are asking about.

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Q: I don't have money to pay for an attorney to handle my divorce. Do I have to do it myself? This is a terrifying thought!

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for California on Sep 24, 2014

Answered on Oct 14, 2014

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Edgar Diaz's answer
If you're spouse has money then the court can order him/her to pay for your fees and costs, including attorney's fees. If neither you or your spouse have any money, then you can go to a self help center at court and ask for free help and a fee waiver. They are not lawyers, they will only help you fill out the forms, and normally there are a lot of people waiting in line. If your spouse has money, an attorney MAY file the paperwork with a fee waiver and ask the court to have your spouse pay...

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Q: i live im calif amd have beem legaly married for 14 years but o i lived with him for 1,am i emtitle to amythimg

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for California on Sep 28, 2014

Answered on Oct 14, 2014

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Edgar Diaz's answer
It depends what the date of separation was, or if there is a date of separation. Date of Separation is a specific definition whereby both parties exhibit an intent to divorce, and do not intend to continue with the marriage. Any property acquired during marriage is community property. Marriage is from the date of marriage to the date of separation.

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Q: I inheirited a home, lived in it, sold it,with the proceeds bought a new home, is it community property?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for California on Oct 9, 2014

Answered on Oct 14, 2014

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Edgar Diaz's answer
the home you inherited was your separate property. When you converted that home to money, and used YOUR money to buy a home during marriage, then he has a claim that the home is community property, absent written agreement to the contrary. If you wanted to keep it separate, you could of made him sign a post nuptial agreement. If you are thinking about a divorce, then you should hire an attorney and get advice in person. I would need more facts to give you a clear answer.

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Q: Who has the custody for a 6 months old baby in Los Angelo's California between a Canadian father and american mother?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for California on Oct 11, 2014

Answered on Oct 14, 2014

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Edgar Diaz's answer
both parties have equal rights to the child, the court will make a determination as to who will have primary physical custody. Absent a court order,, both parents have equal rights.

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Q: if debt was accumulated prior to marriage but continued to grow during who is responsible for it?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for California on Oct 12, 2014

Answered on Oct 14, 2014

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Edgar Diaz's answer
The interest that has accumulated from the principle debt that was acquired prior to marriage is still separate debt. Any new debt and interest on that new debt that was acquired during marriage is community. For example, if you had $1000 of credit card debt prior to marriage, and during marriage you never used that credit card but the interest added $250, for a total debt of $1,250.00, then an attorney would argue that all that debt is separate debt and only the spouse that incurred the debt...

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