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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Florida on
Q: My ex is threatening to get my daughter taken from me because I allowed him to see her after courts said not to.

In 2012 my daughter was taken into foster care because my ex was abusive to me. They said if I can't protect myself I can't protect her. I was eventually reunified after doing victim's classes, parenting classes ect. He did nothing, so was never reunified. He went to prison shortly... Read more »

B. Elaine Jones
B. Elaine Jones answered on Aug 10, 2020

Your ex is most likely taking you to court in the family law division. The Court that entered the Order reuniting you and your daughter and denying your ex contact with you daughter was the dependency court. That case is most likely closed at this point. While it was not a good idea for you to... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: What if I don't have a lawyer and I'm waiting to get a pointed one or what would be the price to get a lawyer Idk

I've never had to deal with this so I'm really don't know what to do and I don't know what the cost of a lawyer would be

It's only a petty theft from Walmart

B. Elaine Jones
B. Elaine Jones answered on Aug 6, 2020

You should call around because you really will be more successful in your case with an attorney. Most JUSTIA attorneys offer a free initial consultation. Contact one of us today and let us know that you found us on JUSTIA. Good luck.

Sincerely,

B. Elaine Jones, Esq.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Florida on
Q: I have a pending child support case & I’ve been supporting my daughter since she was born 1.5 yrs ago. Should I keep

keep Sending her mother money to help support my daughter or should I wait until the court case is final. I just hate the fact that courts like to say any money sent for support of your child is considered a gift. Which I don’t think is fair. She uses my daughter as leverage to hurt me by not... Read more »

B. Elaine Jones
B. Elaine Jones answered on Jul 23, 2020

You should have a consultation with a family law attorney to find out what you can do to get more time sharing with your child. If you continue to provide support for your child, make sure to keep track of it and always put in the legend of any checks or money orders child support. Most JUSTIA... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Cannabis & Marijuana Law for Florida on
Q: Do I qualify to have my misdemeanor expunged from my records?

My case ended in a plea of Nolo contendere. My case was handled in pinellas county. The alleged offence was possession of marijuana.

B. Elaine Jones
B. Elaine Jones answered on Jul 14, 2020

Your case does not qualify for an expungement because the prosecutor would have to drop your case or Nolle Prose it. However, if you received a withhold of adjudication, you may qualify for having your records sealed. After they have been sealed for 10 years you can request an expungement. You... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Florida on
Q: I need to know my rights after my husband left me

I was the original titled owner of a fifth wheel but under duress, I was forced to put it in his sisters name. Now I’m kicked out within a weeks time of my husband leaving me to go to KY. What are my rights?

B. Elaine Jones
B. Elaine Jones answered on Jul 12, 2020

You need to consult with and retain an attorney right away before assets are disposed of without your consent. Most JUSTIA attorneys offer a free initial consultation. Contact one of us today and let us know you found us on JUSTIA. Good luck.

Sincerely,

B. Elaine Jones, Esq.

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Florida on
Q: Married in CA live in FL no contact w/husband for 4 yrs. How do I get a divorce?

I was in the Navy when I married him in 2004. Haven't seen him since 2007. Last email with him was on Feb 18th 2016. I have looked for him on social media, and even paid a site to get information about him. None of the numbers listed are in service and his email is no longer valid. I'm... Read more »

B. Elaine Jones
B. Elaine Jones answered on Jul 6, 2020

You will have to publish the divorce. It is possible to get you divorced. You should consult with and retain a family law attorney to assist you as it is a little complicated. Most JUSTIA attorneys offer a free initial consultation. Contact one of us and let us know you found us on JUSTIA.... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Florida on
Q: inherited my home from mom 2012. Divorce , can he take my home?

Our marriage has been rocky since 2015. Husband called it quits. We tried several more times to make it work but he has called it quits for good. I want a divorce. I am worried he make try to take my home. The home is in only my name. I am in Florida. Thank you

B. Elaine Jones
B. Elaine Jones answered on Jun 9, 2020

You need to consult with and retain a family law attorney to find out what your rights are. Most JUSTIA attorneys offer a free initial consultation. Contact one of us today and let us know you found us on JUSTIA. Good luck.

Sincerely,

B. Elaine Jones, Esq.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Insurance Bad Faith for Florida on
Q: I want to cancel a surety bond (criminal) and get my name off I do not want the money back

I don't believe she will show up for her court dates and do not want to be responsible or jeperdize my assetts how do I get the bondsman to cancel the bond

B. Elaine Jones
B. Elaine Jones answered on May 17, 2020

You just contact the bail bondsman and tell him you want to revoke your bond assistance and they can rescind the bond and pick up the individual and put them back in jail where they will have to try and get a bond posted for them again. Good luck.

Sincerely,

B. Elaine Jones, Esq.

4 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Florida on
Q: I moved out of Florida before my wife filed for divorce. Do I need a lawyer who is certified in both FL and NC?
B. Elaine Jones
B. Elaine Jones answered on May 17, 2020

No, you don't need a lawyer in both Florida and North Carolina. You only need one lawyer in Florida preferably in the county where the divorce is filed. They can work with you remotely, which is what most of us are doing right now with COVID-19 going on. You should consult with a family law... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Florida on
Q: How do I handle moving my and my son out of state?

I want to move out of state with my son. I was never married to his father. He has only just recently started visits with him, he is 3 years old, per mediation. My son’s father was absent by his choice for the last year or more and was only present sporadically before that. The current visits are... Read more »

B. Elaine Jones
B. Elaine Jones answered on May 10, 2020

Yes you will have to comply with Florida's relocation statute. This requires you to get the consent of the father or get permission from the Court for you to relocate. This is not something you should try on your own. Contact a family law attorney near you and have a consultation. Most... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Florida on
Q: Do I have rights to my child if there is a temporary custody in order?

Their paternal grandmother has temporary custody. I left them in her custody so I could get away from her abusive son. Now that I am stable she will not release my children to me

B. Elaine Jones
B. Elaine Jones answered on May 7, 2020

Unless you terminated your parental rights, you still have rights as the child's mother. A more thorough review of your situation is necessary before advice can be given. Most JUSTIA attorneys offer a free initial consultation. Contact one of us today, and let us know that you found us on... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on
Q: I have primary custody of my 9yr old daughter. And a court order allowing the mother to see have her every other weekend

her mother hasnt called or seen her in exactly one year what can I do? Especially if she just shows up one day wanting to see her. I want her rights revoked for abandonment if possible.

B. Elaine Jones
B. Elaine Jones answered on May 4, 2020

You should consult with a family law attorney to find out what your options are. If you have some way of proving that she hasn't seen the child for a year that would be helpful toward your goal. If not, I suggest you start keeping a calendar just for the purpose of documenting the weekends... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Florida on
Q: Can I have full custody if my ex is not feeding our girls right, or caring for them good enough?

Please i really need help. My soon to be ex husband used to work as a law enforcement for the last 15 years. He suffers from extreme ADHD which got him retired, even though he is been treated, he has problems sleeping, controlling his anger,and with concentration. My girls hate being with him,and... Read more »

B. Elaine Jones
B. Elaine Jones answered on Mar 30, 2020

You need to consult with and retain a family law attorney to assist you in whatever motions or pleadings that need to be filed. Most JUSTIA attorneys offer a free initial consultation. Contact one of us today and let us know that you found us on JUSTIA. Good luck.

Sincerely,

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4 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Florida on
Q: FL Family Law Case. Im the Respondent. My ex re-opened our case requesting to hold me in contempt

He says I speak "bad" about him to our 10yo son. We were referred to mediation which we can decline to attend. I prefer to proceed in front of the judge with our son as my witness. How may I respond to the Order Referring to Mediation and what's the proper way to present my case and witness?

B. Elaine Jones
B. Elaine Jones answered on Mar 15, 2020

You really should consult with and retain a family law attorney to assist you with your case. Most JUSTIA attorneys offer a free initial consultation. Contact one of us today and mention you found us on JUSTIA. Good luck.

Sincerely,

B. Elaine Jones, Esq.

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4 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: My friend sold me some stuff that was stolden I didn't Kno it and I got a pawn loan and now I got a proble cause warrant

Do I need a lawyer or wat do I do

B. Elaine Jones
B. Elaine Jones answered on Mar 15, 2020

You really need to consult with and retain a criminal attorney. Most JUSTIA attorneys offer a free initial consultation. Don't try to do this alone, give one of us a call today and let us know you found us on JUSTIA. Good luck.

Sincerely,

B. Elaine Jones, Esq.

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on
Q: Child support ordered in NY. Visitation issue never addressed. Mom left to FL with child. Can I ask FL court for visit

I still live in NY though she took my child and ran to FL. So I know that FL has no jurisdiction to change Child Support. I just want to be a part of my son's life. Can FL order visitation? We were never married.

B. Elaine Jones
B. Elaine Jones answered on Mar 10, 2020

Yes the place where the child has resided for 6 months continuously determines the timesharing arrangements. Many attorneys can represent you and be retained over the phone with much of the work being done via email. Contact a JUSTIA attorney today to get started? Good luck

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3 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Florida on
Q: I want to divorce my husband. Is it best to file for child support first.
B. Elaine Jones
B. Elaine Jones answered on Mar 4, 2020

I agree with Attorney Anderson. You might is well deal with it all at once and the court would rather deal with both at the same time. Most JUSTIA attorneys offer a free initial consultation. Contact one of us today and let us know you found us on JUSTIA. Good luck.

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2 Answers | Asked in Domestic Violence and Family Law for Florida on
Q: What are some common things a judge will require a parent convicted of domestic violence to complete.

My son has a misdemeanor DV battery conviction (10/2018), and a violation of DV injunction conviction (6/2019) both against the mother of his 4 yr old son. He has not had any contact with his son in about 19 months due to this. I was doing some research & I see Florida has a “rebuttable... Read more »

B. Elaine Jones
B. Elaine Jones answered on Feb 18, 2020

I agree with Attorney Richardson. In addition to doing those things, he needs to file a Petition for Paternity to establish his legal right as the father. He should also go online to the Florida Putative Father Registry and register as the father. Finally, he should seek out the assistance of a... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Florida on
Q: Can I request temporary child support during a paternity proceeding?

My ex bf has filed to establish his paternity, and we have an upcoming hearing. I wanted to know if I can request temporary child support while this case is pending? He has not seen our daughter in over a year & nor has he sent any money to help support her and child support had been unable to... Read more »

B. Elaine Jones
B. Elaine Jones answered on Feb 13, 2020

You should consult with and retain a family law attorney to assist you with this case. You can ask for child support but you will have to file the appropriate pleadings to do so. Most JUSTIA attorneys offer a free initial consultation. Contact one of us today and mention you found us on JUSTIA.... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Federal Crimes for Florida on
Q: My employer is committing fraud. I thought it was accidental and pointed it out, I was then bullied,

And intimidated by my coworker, our boss, our bosses boss who is also my coworkers mom. I filed an official grievance per comp policy over this. I have now been moved into a corner desk, restricted from speaking with coworkers, threatened with firing, and now they made a revision to our employee... Read more »

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B. Elaine Jones answered on Jan 23, 2020

I would not sign the new handbook it you already believe that you will be fired. You did not mention how many employees the employer employs. I am assuming since you filed with the EEOC that it is at least 25. You really need to consult with and retain an employment law attorney. Most JUSTIA... Read more »

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