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Q: I have a judgement to receive child support in Florida starting Sept 1 2014, what happens when the father doesn't pay?

He did not show up for the court hearing and is in arrears of nearly $36,000. already.

Nancy Adkins
Nancy Adkins answered on Jul 23, 2014

Move immediately to have the order enforced. You may be able to recover attorney fees for the necessity of having to file this motion.

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Q: Can I called to cancel back child support on my kids farther. Cause he has other kids that he is trying toe help
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Nancy Adkins answered on Jul 23, 2014

If you are the mother and you want to waive back support, you can. PLEASE think about what you are doing, because once you waive, you CANNOT get them back and you yourself may need that money at some point. Best of luck to you

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Q: At what age can the child decide for themselves with which parent they want to reside
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Nancy Adkins answered on Jul 23, 2014

Usually, a court will consider a child's opinion starting at the age of fourteen. If you are not in court, the child can decide for themselves when they turn eighteen under Florida law.

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Q: My grandson has lived with his entire life due to addicted parent, I ahve notarized temp. custody papers how do I file ?

I also need financial assist in paying the court fees whre do I turn and how much legal power does the letter hold until I can do so? My state is Florida. Father is in prison and mother is addict. Help!

Nancy Adkins
Nancy Adkins answered on Nov 15, 2011

you will need to file a Petition for guardianship - to have the courts order permanent custody to you as the grandparent. If you cannot afford the filing fees, file for "indigent" status with the clerk in the county where you live. If you qualify as "indigent" you can bypass... Read more »

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Q: What can i do to continue support if my 18 yr old is still in school and will not graduste until after his 19 birthday
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Nancy Adkins answered on Nov 15, 2011

Unfortunately, not much. Florida law is very settled about child support stopping when a child turns eighteen or graduates HS before nineteen.LEGAL DISCLAIMER: The information contained herein is strictly general and should NOT be construed as legal advise, nor to create ANY type of... Read more »

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Q: I have an 01 writ coming out of my paycheck how can i find whos taking it out from my check/im hoping its child support
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Nancy Adkins answered on Nov 15, 2011

I don't know what you mean by an "01 writ." The obvious would be to ask your employer why they are taking the money from your paycheck. You can also contact DOR/child support enforcement - 1800622KIDS - and find out if they are taking the money.LEGAL DISCLAIMER: The information... Read more »

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Q: I was divorced in S.C.and my x-husband lives in lake worth. I need to collect allimony how should I do it.

I was awarded $1,000.00 a month for allimony and he has not paid me in a few yrs. when it was only $500.00. I live in NJ and don't know what needs to be done to get the courts to make him pay.

Nancy Adkins
Nancy Adkins answered on Nov 15, 2011

This is a two-step process. First, have the order registered in Lake Worth, Florida for enforcement. He will have twenty days to contest the registration. If he does not contest, you can then file a motion to enforce the order. LEGAL DISCLAIMER: The information contained herein is strictly... Read more »

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Q: My son and his wife have never allowed me to meet my grandchildren. All parties live in Florida. Grandparents' rights?
Nancy Adkins
Nancy Adkins answered on Nov 15, 2011

Unfortunately, Florida does not provide any rights to the grandparents. The right of a parent to "parent" is paramount in this state, and so the courts won't interfere - UNLESS the child/children are in some sort of danger or in harm's way. LEGAL DISCLAIMER: The information... Read more »

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Q: If my ex is planning to move out the state with our son, what can I do to stop her from taking out of state?

My ex is planning to move out of Florida with my son. I

moved here in 2009 to be closer to him. She has not told me

but has told others that have advised me. I don't want to

jump if she's not going to move but I don't want to wait

till the last minute... Read more »

Nancy Adkins
Nancy Adkins answered on Nov 15, 2011

If you have a court order here in Florida that says your son belongs here, then you need to file a motion for enforcement. you need her to express to the court her intentions - whatever they are. If you don't have a court order here in Florida, then move to modify the order that you have... Read more »

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Q: Due to a temporary injuction, I can not take my child out of the 14th judicial circuit. Can a motion be filed 2 modify?
Nancy Adkins
Nancy Adkins answered on Nov 15, 2011

You can file a motion to DISSOLVE/DISMISS the injunction, but before you do, make sure that you can show the court why the injunction is no longer necessary. For example, you have taken anger management classes, parenting classes, counseling, therapy, etc. I don't know the reason for the... Read more »

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Q: What is an emergency motion for child pick-up
Nancy Adkins
Nancy Adkins answered on Nov 15, 2011

The court will issue a pick up order for a child/children when circumstances have been presented to the court which lead the judge to believe that the child/children may be in danger.

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Q: Can the mother of my baby take my son to a other state with out permission of the father
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Nancy Adkins answered on Nov 15, 2011

The short answer is - if there is no court order establishing parental responsibility - yes. If you want her to bring the baby back and she won't, file a Petition NOW so you can establish that the baby belongs in Florida. If you wait.....the other state may get jurisdiction. If you HAVE a... Read more »

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