I was in a bad car accident 3 months ago so I signed over guardianship of my 2 month old son to his paternal grandmother in South Carolina I am from Florida and now I want my son back and she's refusing can she do this? The guardianship was not done through the courts it was just notarized
It is doubtful there would be liability. You would first have to establish the clerk has a duty to maintain accurate records. It appears you’re asking about holding the clerk civilly liable for this error. I recommend you post your question to a civil lawyer since you’re not seeking to seek...Read more »
2 years ago I was in a hospital in Dothan. For my daughters benefit I turned custody over to my father as I was not sure how my health issues would affect me in the future. I was not a good person then. I signed papers provided under duress from my father, so he could have sole custody of my... Read more »
You've posted this question for a Florida lawyer, but it seems that you should ask a lawyer licensed to practice in AL. If that is where the child is, that is the state who will have jurisdiction over your daughter.
He has attempted in the past to file injunctions and contempt of court. The motions have either gotten lost magically or dismissed. They are in Hardee County. The judge I believe is biased because the grandma is the Post Master and are friendly with each other. Yes, he owes child support but the... Read more »
A petition for modification of a time-sharing schedule based on substantial change in circumstances (i.e. mother is obstructing and interfering with time-sharing) can be filed as a new case in the county where either parent currently resides or where the last order was entered. He may also need to...Read more »
If you already have a time-sharing schedule by court order, then you will need to petition the court for a modification and show that there has been a substantial change in circumstances since entry of the last order. For those who cannot afford a lawyer, a good option may be your local Legal Aid.
If the child is not a citizen of the US, the laws governing international adoption will likely apply even if the child is present in the US. The child's nationality will also have an impact on whether this adoption is even possible. You first want to speak with an immigration attorney.
This question is for my elderly cousin whose unmarried, childless brother died in Seminole County this year. My cousin is the only surviving brother and needs pro bono help getting the small home his brother inherited from their mother titled in his name.
Going through a divorce, and we currently do one week on and one week off. Our child is 4, is there a way to change the custody when we get to court or will it pretty much stay the same? I do have concerns when it comes to my child and the other parent and their lack of parenting. I am not sure if... Read more »
One of the factors the court must consider to determine the "best interest" of the child under section 61.13, Florida Statutes is the length of time the child has been in a stable environment and desire of maintaining continuity. The longer this schedule is in place and the child is doing well, the...Read more »
You have to make this request in writing to the judge. Depending on the basis for your request, the court may order a drug test which can be done by either a urine sample or a hair follicle drug test. the hair follicle drug test will detect drug use for a much longer period of time than the urine...Read more »
The court must consider all of the "best interest" factors listed in section 61.13 of the Florida Statutes. Distance between the parents and living accommodations will be considered but aren't necessarily a decisive factor.
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