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Q: Never married, never went to court, and now want to move out of state. Father sees child every 2 wks.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on Aug 19, 2014

Answered on Aug 20, 2014

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If no court orders then you can move. That said you should get a court order. Use of a lawyer is recommended.

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Q: Can I extend child support if my child turnes 18 an is still in high school

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on Aug 19, 2014

Answered on Aug 20, 2014

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Yes but you have to file a motion with the court. Use of a lawyer is recommended.

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Q: what can i do if the father of my child takes my newborn baby and leaves

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on Aug 17, 2014

Answered on Aug 19, 2014

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You have to file for an emergency pick up order asap.

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Q: If I stoped paying child support can I still get my court ordered visitation

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on Aug 17, 2014

Answered on Aug 19, 2014

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Yes, one has nothing to do with the other but you will look bad in front of the judge.

Use of a lawyer is recommended.

John Smitten, Esquire

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Clearwater, FL 33764

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Q: If in a divorce final judgment from 2009 it states"there is no support being issued at this time"..can the mother who

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on Aug 18, 2014

Answered on Aug 19, 2014

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no, only from the date of filing the new case (if filed in FL).

Use of a lawyer is recommended.

John Smitten, Esquire

Carey and Leisure

622 Bypass Drive, Suite 100

Clearwater, FL 33764

john@tcarey.com

ph: 727-799-3900

ph: 1-800-927-0400

fax: 727-490-4944

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Q: my son just got takin by guardian and given to his mom that he has never met can she adopt him out with out me known?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on Aug 18, 2014

Answered on Aug 19, 2014

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Make sure you retain a lawyer asap. You are entitled to notice and due process so long as you are on the birth certificate of the child.

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Q: I have sole pr of my son & his father has supervised visitation which he doesn't adhere to. I want to move to Ohio.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on Aug 18, 2014

Answered on Aug 19, 2014

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You have to get an order from the court prior to moving. Use of a lawyer is recommended.

John Smitten, Esquire

Carey and Leisure

622 Bypass Drive, Suite 100

Clearwater, FL 33764

john@tcarey.com

ph: 727-799-3900

ph: 1-800-927-0400

fax: 727-490-4944

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Q: DNA test shows I am not the father, but I am still being sought after for child support??

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on Aug 14, 2014

Answered on Aug 15, 2014

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You have to file a motion to dismiss.

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Q: I had a court order for child support but paid to ex-wife directly and I have receipts as proof. How do I clear it up?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on Aug 14, 2014

Answered on Aug 15, 2014

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You have to file a motion for credits and set the matter before the judge.

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Q: Can I leave the state of Florida and move to Georgia with my child. My and her father were never married.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on Aug 14, 2014

Answered on Aug 15, 2014

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technically yes but you should seriously consider getting a court order anyway.

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Q: I have full custody of my kids and my ex wife gets them for Summer break. Now she is refusing to give them back!

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Florida on Aug 14, 2014

Answered on Aug 15, 2014

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You have to file for an emergency pick up order asap.

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Q: Alimony question

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Florida on Aug 14, 2014

Answered on Aug 15, 2014

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Cohabitation with another man demonstrates that she does not have any need for alimony. However you still may have exposure.

Use of a lawyer is recommended

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Q: My child dropped out of high school and turned 18. The State ended the paying parents obligation for child support.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on Aug 13, 2014

Answered on Aug 14, 2014

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if the child is 19 no

John Smitten, Esquire

Carey and Leisure

622 Bypass Drive, Suite 100

Clearwater, FL 33764

john@tcarey.com

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fax: 727-490-4944

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Q: 55/44 custody. Ex using drugs/passed out. Neighbor cared for daughter. Can I get sole custody until wife cleans up?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on Aug 13, 2014

Answered on Aug 14, 2014

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yes, you should go for sole custody asap.

Use of a lawyer is recommended.

John Smitten, Esquire

Carey and Leisure

622 Bypass Drive, Suite 100

Clearwater, FL 33764

john@tcarey.com

ph: 727-799-3900

ph: 1-800-927-0400

fax: 727-490-4944

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Q: My ex went from making 60 to 140k. My son has now T1D .I make 15k. Can I raise child support ?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on Aug 13, 2014

Answered on Aug 14, 2014

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Based on these facts yes you would qualify for an increase in child support.

Use of a lawyer is recommended.

John Smitten, Esquire

Carey and Leisure

622 Bypass Drive, Suite 100

Clearwater, FL 33764

john@tcarey.com

ph: 727-799-3900

ph: 1-800-927-0400

fax: 727-490-4944

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