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Q: Can I still obtain alimony after a divorce from 8 years ago?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Florida on
Answered on Feb 10, 2017
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Q: How to do Child Support Guidelines worksheet if both parents are unemployed & full time students living off stud loans?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Florida on
Answered on Feb 10, 2017

Imputed income for both parents. At least minimum wage.
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Q: I filed a DV Injunction against my ex. He's avoided being served. Is it a violation of it for him to move out of state?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Domestic Violence for Florida on
Answered on Feb 10, 2017

It is not a violation if he moves.
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Q: What happens if I move states in the middle of a civil Guardianship case where Im ordered to account for "stolen" money?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Litigation, Elder Law and Probate for Florida on
Answered on Feb 5, 2017

You should hire a lawyer to represent you in the case.
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Q: MY SON IS 16 AND KNOCKED UP HIS GF AND THE MOTHER IS SIGNING THE PERMISSION FOR HIM TO GET MARRIED. DO I STILL PAY C.S.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Florida on
Answered on Feb 5, 2017

You have to file a motion to stop the child support. You should hire a lawyer to represent you in the case.
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Q: What if kids father refusing to respond to mail and works under the table and under associates ssn to avoid paying

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Florida on
Answered on Jan 28, 2017

You should hire a lawyer to represent you in the case. A lawyer can gather the evidence you need.
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Q: If I pay purge for contempt after turning myself in, will I be realeased?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on
Answered on Jan 28, 2017

Make sure you pay the sheriff office, not the clerk.
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Q: How does a father who currently has the children while the mother is in and out of jail and basically has abadonded the

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on
Answered on Jan 28, 2017

You should hire a lawyer to represent you in the case.
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Q: If i share split custody but the other parent wont give me my time with the child what can i do about that?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Florida on
Answered on Jan 28, 2017

File a petition for contempt/enforcement. You should hire a lawyer to represent you in the case.
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Q: Is there a motion I can file to have my children placed back in my care and out of DCF custody?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Florida on
Answered on Jan 28, 2017

Petition for return of the child. You should hire a lawyer to represent you in the case.
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Q: In Florida. If we already have an agreement with the state for childcare to be split 70/30. Is aftercare included?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on
Answered on Jan 28, 2017

It shall be a 70/30 split.
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Q: Can my spouse drop me from his health insurance plan without informing me. Is this legal?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Health Care Law for Florida on
Answered on Jan 28, 2017

He is prohibited by law from doing that. You should hire a lawyer to represent you in the case.
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Q: I have been seperated from my husband for 15 years. We have a 16 yr old son. My son was staying with him until December

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Florida on
Answered on Jan 22, 2017

File a petition with the court for custody of the child
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Q: My daughter is 17, is it too late for me to apply for child support?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Florida on
Answered on Jan 22, 2017

You can still apply for child support.
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Q: married may 2 2015. not together since May 30 2015. Currently pregnant by someone else trying to get divorce,can I?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Florida on
Answered on Jan 22, 2017

Yes you should get the divorce asap and before the child is born. You should hire a lawyer to represent you in the case.
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Q: If the courts are petitioned on the same dates for the same custody case?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Florida on
Answered on Jan 22, 2017

Illinois is where the case will be heard.
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Q: Does Dependency Ruling over rule (trump) Family court? If so for how long?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on
Answered on Jan 22, 2017

Dependency Court will override family court so long as that case is open.
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Q: She can't have a job to support her and her baby.What are her rights for emancipation?without court papers and marriage?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Florida on
Answered on Jan 22, 2017

She has no recourse until she is 18.
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Q: I'm the single father in OK with a daughter in FL. She came and visited for the holidays, but now is back home in FL.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on
Answered on Jan 16, 2017

If you want to go for custody then file the case in FL.
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Q: What will happen if 1 year old & I leave abusive father?

2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence and Child Custody for Florida on
Answered on Jan 16, 2017

File for a restraining order and for full custody asap. Retain a lawyer.
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