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Q: my father lives in New York and I live in Florida so much money would I get for child support

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on May 17, 2015

Answered on May 19, 2015

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File your case in FL and find out.

Use of a lawyer is recommended.

John A. Smitten, Esquire

Carey Leisure and Neal

622 Bypass Drive, Suite 100

Clearwater, FL 33764

Phone: 727-799-3900/Fax: 727-490-4944

jsmitten@careyandleisure.com

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Q: Do I need permission to move to another state with my son? We do not have a custody agreement.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on May 17, 2015

Answered on May 19, 2015

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You can leave if no orders in place and not married to the father.

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Q: My sister wants to leave the state of fl with her baby dose father have to give permission if he's not on birth papers

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on May 18, 2015

Answered on May 19, 2015

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Hes has to go to court to establish his parental rights otherwise she can leave.

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John A. Smitten, Esquire

Carey Leisure and Neal

622 Bypass Drive, Suite 100

Clearwater, FL 33764

Phone: 727-799-3900/Fax: 727-490-4944

jsmitten@careyandleisure.com

www.careyandleisure.com

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Q: When can you get a quick divorce?

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Florida on May 15, 2015

Answered on May 17, 2015

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Yes, if you use a lawyer.

Use of a lawyer is recommended

John A. Smitten, Esquire

Carey and Leisure

622 Bypass Drive, Suite 100

Clearwater, FL 33764

727-799-3900 ph

727-490-4944 fax

jsmitten@careyandleisure.com

www.careyandleisure.com

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Q: filed for divorce, married less than 1 yr, her child isnt mine, she wants alimony and child support? Im on SSDI.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Florida on May 16, 2015

Answered on May 17, 2015

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She has zero chance of getting alimony.

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John A. Smitten, Esquire

Carey and Leisure

622 Bypass Drive, Suite 100

Clearwater, FL 33764

727-799-3900 ph

727-490-4944 fax

jsmitten@careyandleisure.com

www.careyandleisure.com

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Q: My son father and I are choosing to separate. How do a mother protect custody of her child in the state of Florida?

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Florida on May 16, 2015

Answered on May 17, 2015

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You have to file a petition for paternity and custody.

Use of a lawyer is recommended

John A. Smitten, Esquire

Carey and Leisure

622 Bypass Drive, Suite 100

Clearwater, FL 33764

727-799-3900 ph

727-490-4944 fax

jsmitten@careyandleisure.com

www.careyandleisure.com

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Q: My wife and the mother of my son don't get along because of this my baby mother wants supervised visit and my wife dange

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on May 15, 2015

Answered on May 17, 2015

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That is not enough to justify supervised visitation.

Use of a lawyer is recommended

John A. Smitten, Esquire

Carey and Leisure

622 Bypass Drive, Suite 100

Clearwater, FL 33764

727-799-3900 ph

727-490-4944 fax

jsmitten@careyandleisure.com

www.careyandleisure.com

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Q: Who do you contact in an interstate child support case?

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Florida on May 15, 2015

Answered on May 17, 2015

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Contact an attorney near you to handle the entire case.

Use of a lawyer is recommended

John A. Smitten, Esquire

Carey and Leisure

622 Bypass Drive, Suite 100

Clearwater, FL 33764

727-799-3900 ph

727-490-4944 fax

jsmitten@careyandleisure.com

www.careyandleisure.com

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Q: Does the petitioner have to contact childcare services to deduct monies from the respondents employer?

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Florida on May 14, 2015

Answered on May 17, 2015

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child care is part of the child support guidelines calculations.

Use of a lawyer is recommended

John A. Smitten, Esquire

Carey and Leisure

622 Bypass Drive, Suite 100

Clearwater, FL 33764

727-799-3900 ph

727-490-4944 fax

jsmitten@careyandleisure.com

www.careyandleisure.com

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Q: My friend has his kid for years now since the mother abandoned their kid and leave everything to my friend.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on May 13, 2015

Answered on May 14, 2015

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If you don't have a custody order then get one.

Use of a lawyer is recommended

John A. Smitten, Esquire

Carey and Leisure

622 Bypass Drive, Suite 100

Clearwater, FL 33764

727-799-3900 ph

727-490-4944 fax

jsmitten@careyandleisure.com

www.careyandleisure.com

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Q: I didn't go to court because I forgot the date and when it was. My ex is saying I have to pay child support now

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Florida on May 13, 2015

Answered on May 14, 2015

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You have 10 days to file a motion for re-hearing.

Use of a lawyer is recommended

John A. Smitten, Esquire

Carey and Leisure

622 Bypass Drive, Suite 100

Clearwater, FL 33764

727-799-3900 ph

727-490-4944 fax

jsmitten@careyandleisure.com

www.careyandleisure.com

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Q: My child lives with her mother and if dcf takes the child away because of drugs will she come to me or the state?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on May 8, 2015

Answered on May 13, 2015

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They probably will not place with you if you cannot handle them.

Use of a lawyer is recommended.

John A. Smitten, Esquire

Carey Leisure and Neal

622 Bypass Drive, Suite 100

Clearwater, FL 33764

Phone: 727-799-3900/Fax: 727-490-4944

jsmitten@careyandleisure.com

www.careyandleisure.com

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Q: My daughter is a 20 years old , and has a job. Since she is 20 yrs old, I have requested a child support mod.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on May 12, 2015

Answered on May 13, 2015

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Should be granted unless the daughter is special needs adult.

Use of a lawyer is recommended.

John A. Smitten, Esquire

Carey Leisure and Neal

622 Bypass Drive, Suite 100

Clearwater, FL 33764

Phone: 727-799-3900/Fax: 727-490-4944

jsmitten@careyandleisure.com

www.careyandleisure.com

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Q: i receive rehabilitative alimony set for 4 years. If i marry one year before it's up, do i loose it?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on May 12, 2015

Answered on May 13, 2015

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refer to your order. Typically the answer is no. Maybe hold off on the marriage

Use of a lawyer is recommended.

John A. Smitten, Esquire

Carey Leisure and Neal

622 Bypass Drive, Suite 100

Clearwater, FL 33764

Phone: 727-799-3900/Fax: 727-490-4944

jsmitten@careyandleisure.com

www.careyandleisure.com

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Q: I never married my child's father. Who gets costudy?

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Florida on May 12, 2015

Answered on May 13, 2015

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The Legal presumption is you have custody but you still need to file a case with the court to get full custody

Use of a lawyer is recommended.

John A. Smitten, Esquire

Carey Leisure and Neal

622 Bypass Drive, Suite 100

Clearwater, FL 33764

Phone: 727-799-3900/Fax: 727-490-4944

jsmitten@careyandleisure.com

www.careyandleisure.com

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Q: My husbands ex girlfriend filed child support in Fl. Now she no longer lives in the state of Fl. what does he need to d

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on May 9, 2015

Answered on May 12, 2015

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File A motion to dismiss the case for lack of jurisdiction.

Use of a lawyer is recommended.

John A. Smitten, Esquire

Carey Leisure and Neal

622 Bypass Drive, Suite 100

Clearwater, FL 33764

Phone: 727-799-3900/Fax: 727-490-4944

jsmitten@careyandleisure.com

www.careyandleisure.com

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Q: If I get temp custody of my grandson can I prevent my daughter from taking him without my consent. She has a drug habit

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on May 11, 2015

Answered on May 12, 2015

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If you have a court order yes.

Use of a lawyer is recommended.

John A. Smitten, Esquire

Carey Leisure and Neal

622 Bypass Drive, Suite 100

Clearwater, FL 33764

Phone: 727-799-3900/Fax: 727-490-4944

jsmitten@careyandleisure.com

www.careyandleisure.com

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