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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Adoption, Child Custody and Education Law for Florida on
Q: Does a 14 year old has the right to say where and who she wants to live with even if the person is a cousin

Parents are together father has been gone for a year without paying any support. I the cousin has taken care of the mother and her two children. The husband is a recovery drug addict, mother can not control her alcohol both children has seen both parents messed up on drugs all at young ages and has... Read more »

Heather  Bryan
Heather Bryan
answered on Apr 26, 2017

No, a 14 year old does not have the right to choose where he or she wants to live. If there are this many issues at home, I suggest filing a report with DCF and and trying to get guardianship.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Divorce, Family Law and Domestic Violence for Florida on
Q: My husband sexually assault me, what should I do? Please help!

My husband had drugged me and put a pointy metal object in my anal cavity that I discovered the next day , I was naked bb I was naked the object fell and I had blood. What should I do? Please help!

Heather  Bryan
Heather Bryan
answered on Apr 26, 2017

Just because you are married does not mean that you cannot be sexually assaulted. This sounds like something that should be reported to the police immediately.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Florida on
Q: I'm wanting to relocate, but wanting to know if I would be able to since i am divorced with a child.

Move from Sarasota to Tarpon Springs. We have a 80/20 custody arrangement as of right now.

Heather  Bryan
Heather Bryan
answered on Apr 26, 2017

Per Florida statute you can move within 50 miles of the principal place of residence att he time of the last order establishing or modifying time-sharing, without permission of the court. You would still need to get the child to his or her school, per the parenting plan. If you wish to move... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Traffic Tickets for Florida on
Q: Was recently issued a criminal citation in FL for driving w/o a license. No past arrests but I can't afford a lawyer.

I was given a court date and I don't know what to expect or do? I cannot afford an attorney and I am concerned about having a conviction, granted it's a misdemeanor, but still. Without the representation of an attorney, will I be offered a court appointed attorney, or will this just be a... Read more »

Heather  Bryan
Heather Bryan
answered on Apr 18, 2017

I am not sure if you have been given a civil infraction or charged with a criminal charge. If you have been charged with a criminal charge and you cannot afford an attorney, you will be offered the representation of a public defender. I would suggest saying yes to that option so that you have the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on
Q: how can i get help. a girl led me to believe that the baby she had was mine, so I signed the birth certificate,

I had a personal DNA done and the results are that I am not the father. But Florida child support has ordered me to pay child support because the mother is getting assistance. The mother knows I'm not the father. She lives in Jacksonville, Fl, I live in Waycross, GA

Heather  Bryan
Heather Bryan
answered on Apr 18, 2017

I would suggest you hire an attorney in Florida to file a file for termination of all support obligations to the child for you. It will have to be done here in Florida. Good luck.

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