We have been married 34 years before separation and live in Florida. We own the house together and I'm still living in the same home with him but separated, but i would like to live in my own apartment now. He said he would help me with rent since I am disabled and live on Social Security... Read more »
As Florida is a no-fault divorce state, Florida does not recognize abandonment as a fault ground for divorce. As such, if you were to abandon the marital residence, it could not be used against you in divorce proceedings. Further, he can go forward in the divorce without you even if you do not want...Read more »
The rules of evidence are very complex. Lawyers spend three to four years in law school and countless years of practice learning how to prepare and present evidence. For example there are 23 exceptions to the hearsay rule and you have to have them memorized as you are putting on your case before a...Read more »
It depends. Did you promise your boyfriend that you would make payments or pay him back for the charges you incurred? If so, it could be argued that you are responsible to your boyfriend, not the bank, for the debt you incurred even if you are not an authorized user. I hope this helps. Good luck.
Im currently going through divorce and my Husband isn't co parenting with me he keeps our child for longer days than expected an he's making it very difficult to raise our child. I know we have to wait on a mediation date from the court but is it possible for me to call the court house an ask when... Read more »
I let my daughter go with her father for the weekend he was suppose to bring her back instead he decided to withdraw her from daycare, block my number and any attempt for me to contact my child. I filed for divorce soon after this happened but hes still not allowing me to see her its been 4 weeks... Read more »
My ex husband is still living in our home and the house is supposed to be on the market to be sold. He will not communicate with me or the realtor who the court chose to sell the home. How can I move this process along and get my house on the market?
I had a child while being married to my husband (after we got separated). Now we both would like to end our marriage as soon and easy as possible. He signed affidavit of non-paternity. Can we file for simplified divorce in Florida and state that we don't have kids on the petition?
The most inexpensive way to go is to go to the courthouse and purchase a Dissolution of Marriage kit. It costs about $25.00 and you can do it yourself. Alternatively, for about $300 to $500, you can go on-line and look for a Dissolution of Marriage form preparer . Good luck!
Florida is a no-fault divorce state. That means if you abandon the marital residence, you will not lose your interest in the house. You may not be able to go back to live there, but you will not lose your ownership interest you may have in the property. As such, when you are finally divorced, you...Read more »
The best thing to do is to hire a private investigator in an effort to locate your spouse. If the private investigator finds your spouse, you can then serve your spouse. In the event your spouse cannot be located, the private investigator will issue a diligent search report. You would then go into...Read more »
My spouse stays in Texas and I recently moved back to Florida to be closer to family. She doesn't want a divorce but I do. Is there a way for me to file for divorce without me having to physically go back to Texas?
Once you are a Florida resident for six months, you could file for divorce in Florida. However, I suggest you consult a highly skilled divorce lawyer as there are jurisdictional issues you will need to deal with that could negatively effect you. Good luck!
Although on the surface, it seems like a simple question, and it is, but the answer is not. She may not have a need for alimony now, but what if she lost her job two years from now? What if she became permanently disabled and could not work? Please consult a highly skilled divorce attorney...Read more »
From a criminal perspective, if you were not arrested, then there's nothing for you to do. From a civil perspective, he may be gearing up to file a Petition for Injunction for Protection Against Domestic Violence. If he is successful in convincing a judge that he is in imminent fear for his life, a...Read more »
The original plan was for both of us to file the forms for a Simplified Dissolution of Marriage, and end the relationship amicably. Early on, my spouse became paranoid that I would somehow trick her out of money, and hired a divorce lawyer.
This divorce lawyer has since told my spouse that... Read more »
Aside from hiring a lawyer, you could go to the courthouse and purchase a Dissolution of Marriage filing kit. It will have all of the documents needed along with instructions on how to file for divorce. As for the filing fee, the person who files the petition will be charged the filing fee which is...Read more »
He did not file a counter claim only an answer to my petition & limited representation with his attorney. I dismissed it a week ago and the case is still showing as open, is an answer to my petition the same as a counter claim?
A dismissal is not granted or denied. You just file a Notice of Voluntary Dismissal and the case will close so long as a counterpetition was not filed. If a counterpetition was filed, that should be dismissed in the same way. I hope this helps. Good luck.
The answer to your question is not so simple, you have a complex situation. What you will need to do is disestablish paternity with your husband and establish paternity with the child’s biological father. Once you establish paternity with the biological father, then you can avoid completing the...Read more »
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