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Q: Can I request a jury trial to decide Social Security Disability case?

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Florida on Sep 14, 2014

Answered on Sep 17, 2014

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Jerry Lutkenhaus' answer
No there is no jury trial in Social Security Disability cases.

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Q: what can i do to be part of my son life his mom wont let me see him how do I go about this. Im new to this please help

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

Answered on Sep 17, 2014

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John Arthur Smitten's answer
You have to file a petition to enforce your parental rights. Use of a lawyer is recommended.

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Q: My ex wife changed my kids last name to her new husband and I never gave consent, how do I fix this situation..plz?

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

Answered on Sep 17, 2014

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John Arthur Smitten's answer
file a motion to vacate the name change order. Use of a lawyer is recommended.

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Q: My daughters father and I were never married. No custody agreement. Can I move out of state?

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

Answered on Sep 17, 2014

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John Arthur Smitten's answer
Yes but you should get a custody order anyway. Use of a lawyer is recommended.

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Q: father has been working under the table for months, how can i prove this in the contempt hearing?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on Sep 16, 2014

Answered on Sep 17, 2014

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John Arthur Smitten's answer
Get him under surveillance, also you should have the matter referred to the state attorney for prosecution as a crime. Use of a lawyer is recommended.

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Q: I am UK citizen and mother of the child, the child is also UK citizen, The father is US citizen.Can we apply for support

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on Sep 16, 2014

Answered on Sep 17, 2014

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John Arthur Smitten's answer
Yes if he lives here you can file in FL. Use of a lawyer is recommended.

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Q: If my parental rights we're taking from me and my kids were adopted do I still have to pay child suppoy

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on Sep 16, 2014

Answered on Sep 17, 2014

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John Arthur Smitten's answer
no this should have been zeroed out. If not then file a motion to zero out the arrears. Use of a lawyer is recommended.

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Q: My daughter has my last name. My ex moved to another county without telling me so I can't see her. Can she be arrested?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on Sep 16, 2014

Answered on Sep 17, 2014

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John Arthur Smitten's answer
She wont be arrested unless there is some type of contempt order, you have to go to court to enforce your parental rights. Use of a lawyer is recommended.

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Q: My daughters father works for a car wash how much child support will I get ? (his business but not in his name)

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on Sep 16, 2014

Answered on Sep 17, 2014

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John Arthur Smitten's answer
child support is based upon FL guidelines. Use of a lawyer is recommended.

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Q: can my daughter get full physical custody of her daughter even if the father is in the picture

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

Answered on Sep 16, 2014

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John Arthur Smitten's answer
Yes, the burden of proof is the best interests of the child.

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Q: Can a mother give the aunt custody without the child's father's consent?

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

Answered on Sep 16, 2014

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John Arthur Smitten's answer
No it requires consent of both parents or a court order.

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Q: I have 60/40 custody arrangement with my ex. He's mentally abusing the kids. What proof do I need to go to court?

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

Answered on Sep 16, 2014

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John Arthur Smitten's answer
To change the order you have to go back to court. The burden of proof in on you and you have to show a material substantial change in circumstances.

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Q: My cousin wants to give here new born up to me when it is born we live in nc

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

Answered on Sep 16, 2014

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John Arthur Smitten's answer
It is not that simple. You can do an adoption case here in FL if you will live here but for sure you will need an attorney and an adoption agency.

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Q: The clerk of courts shows I owe child support but CSE says my case is closed. How do I get the court to close?

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

Answered on Sep 16, 2014

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John Arthur Smitten's answer
You have to file a motion with the court to close the case and to zero out the support arrears.

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Q: unwed parents. father leaves mother and kids takes thr only vehicle is this legal?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on Sep 15, 2014

Answered on Sep 16, 2014

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John Arthur Smitten's answer
A crime no, you have to go to court to enforce your parental rights.

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Q: I live in Fl. Is it illegal for the mother of my daughter to keep me from seeing her and taking her out of the county?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on Sep 15, 2014

Answered on Sep 16, 2014

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John Arthur Smitten's answer
No that is not right, you have parental rights that you should enforce.

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Q: can child support be enforced by the Florida Department of Revenue without the parents consent

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on Sep 15, 2014

Answered on Sep 16, 2014

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John Arthur Smitten's answer
If the receiving parent receives any kind of state aid, yes.

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Q: The DNA test said I was 98% the father. Is there any chance I may not be considering she slept around?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on Sep 15, 2014

Answered on Sep 16, 2014

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John Arthur Smitten's answer
You can have another test done and then file that with the court depending on the results. Use of a lawyer is recommended.

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