Questions Answered by John Arthur Smitten

Q: I was in a custody battle with my daughter's father.I have custody of our daughter and the judge ordered child support

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Florida on
Answered on Dec 4, 2016

File a petition to establish support. You should hire a lawyer to represent you in the case.
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Q: My exhusband has visitation every other weekend but has A warrant out for his arrest due to nonpayment of child support.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on
Answered on Dec 4, 2016

Technically yes, you still have to comply.
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Q: Child given to father that has never raised her from mother and sister who have always been with her. Help she is so sca

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on
Answered on Nov 28, 2016

Hire a lawyer to represent you in the case.
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Q: My ex is ordered to pay 72% of childcare expenses. I hired a sitter, and my ex says he only has to pay if they licensed?

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Child Support for Florida on
Answered on Nov 28, 2016

He is wrong. Does not matter if the sitter is licensed.
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Q: I have 50% custody of my special needs child. Im remarried now. If something happens to me can my wife keep my custody?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on
Answered on Nov 20, 2016

The surviving parent would get custody if you die.
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Q: If there is a backlog in alimony payments can I move on with my plans and ignore father's email for visitation?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Florida on
Answered on Nov 20, 2016

Legally no you cannot do that but people do that all the time.
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Q: Q: In Florida, by law can the magistrate to make me pay arrears by forcing me to use my credit cards ?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on
Answered on Nov 13, 2016

No thay cannot force you to pay by using a credit card.
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Q: I have been a stay at home dad for the past 7 years. We split up and now have joint custody will she have to pay CS?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on
Answered on Nov 13, 2016

If the children primarily live with you then yes she has to pay support. You should hire a lawyer to assist you with the case.
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Q: I make 4000 a month. I'm living with my aunt I have my room and extra room just for him.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on
Answered on Nov 13, 2016

You should hire a lawyer to assist you with the case.
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Q: He filed for modification but we have not been to court yet. Should he pay the ordered amount or can he pay less?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Alabama on
Answered on Nov 13, 2016

He has to pay the ordered amount, if he pays less he could be held in contempt of court. You should hire a lawyer to assist you with the case.
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Q: can ex husband be put in jail for not complying with divorce judgement? He refuses to sign to have half 401k released.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Florida on
Answered on Oct 23, 2016

You have to file a motion for contempt/enforcement. Hire a lawyer to help you.
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Q: how can I get her to leave me alone

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on
Answered on Oct 23, 2016

Hire a lawyer to help you.
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Q: How to get exboyfriend to move out?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Real Estate Law, Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Answered on Oct 23, 2016

File an eviction case. Hire a lawyer to help you.
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Q: Can a adopted parent sign over temporary custody to the bio mother who lost custody 8yrs ago?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Florida on
Answered on Oct 18, 2016

Yes, you need a court order. You should hire a lawyer to represent you in the case.
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Q: Father of 3 ur old has not seen child in 9 months, just filed petition for visitation. He is a registered sex offender

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Domestic Violence and Family Law for Florida on
Answered on Oct 18, 2016

He actually is entitled to see the child(ren) but in this case it should be at a visitation center only. You should hire a lawyer to represent you in the case.
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Q: Me and my ex were unmarried and she moved from fl to pr with our newborn w/o my consent. How can i get get my baby back

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Civil Rights for Florida on
Answered on Oct 9, 2016

If your ex has not been gone for more than 6 months then file a case in FL asap. You should hire a lawyer to assist you with the case.
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Q: I put my husband through graduate school. Do I get paid back for that now that we're getting divorced?

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Florida on
Answered on Oct 9, 2016

No, but you can make an alimony claim. You should hire a lawyer to assist you with the case.
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Q: Am a disabled vet -- will my VA check be reduced if I get divorced -

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Florida on
Answered on Oct 9, 2016

Your check is yours however your ex could make an alimony claim. You should hire a lawyer to assist you with the case.
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Q: Wife filed for divorce.No property settlement yet. She came into house and took my two dogs to live with her.

2 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Divorce for Florida on
Answered on Oct 3, 2016

You would have to file a motion with the court to get the property back.
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Q: Can child support still be established if it says neither desires it on our agreement?

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Florida on
Answered on Oct 3, 2016

By law the court has to establish it.
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