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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Florida on
Q: My ex husband has been doing weird things while the girls are visiting him. Latest thing is putting a gun to our daughte

My ex husband has been doing weird things while the girls are visiting him. Latest thing is putting a gun to our daughters leg while laughing after a disagreement they had over breakfast ( I have actual pictures of the gun to her leg). My daughter expressed she does not feel comfortable going... Read more »

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answered on Apr 19, 2022

Do you wish to deny visitation to protect your child's safety? If so, you must be able to present solid and sufficient proof that he is a danger to your children in order to legally take them away from him. Contact a local Family attorney to get the best help you need with your issue.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Florida on
Q: if i were to file for termination of parental rights to a parent who was never really there would the judge grant it

if i were to file for disestablishment of paternity or closing of a child support case and can prove that the bio dad has had nothing to do with her the last about to be 10 years would they terminate his parental right?

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answered on Apr 15, 2022

If a court has determined that the child is dependent and a case plan has been submitted, but the child continues to be abused, neglected, or abandoned, the father's rights might be terminated.

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Family Law, Identity Theft and Divorce for Florida on
Q: Family law

How to get divorce from abusing , controlling husband and stay in my own house with my children .

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answered on Mar 4, 2022

Section 741.30 of the Florida Statutes allows you to seek an injunction to protect yourself from domestic violence. If approved, it may allow you to stay in the house and keep him away from you and the house. You should research this Statute and confer with your local attorney.

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Florida on
Q: Do i have to domesticate my foreign divorce in florida?

I'm a us citizen and my wife a 10 years green holder. We got maried in Morocco and dicorced in Morocco after 5 years of marriage with no kids and no assets. My question is does florida recongnise this divorce(final divorce no apeal) and we were both present at court during the divorce process.

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answered on Feb 27, 2022

Divorce final judgments from different states or countries are termed "foreign" judgements under Florida law. To have Florida recognize and ultimately enforce a foreign divorce judgment, you must first petition the court to "domesticate" the Final Judgment.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Florida on
Q: I was ordered to pay child support with no paternity, and name was on birth certificate without being present or concent
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answered on Feb 1, 2022

Having a name on a birth certificate does not establish paternity. Paternity can be established either voluntarily or by a judicial order. Refusing to sign a paternity statement will not absolve you of the obligation to pay child support. If you do not willingly sign a paternity statement, the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Family Law and Health Care Law for Florida on
Q: Is it possible to revoke my consent for treatment from a Psychiatrist

I hired a new Psychiatrist for my son who suffers from an active Psychosis but don't agree with him, I want to find a new Psychiatrist and revoke consent from this one

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answered on Feb 1, 2022

A person has a constitutional right to refuse medication and other forms of medical treatment, which includes parents' rights to refuse to allow their children to be medicated. However, there are several practical considerations to keep in mind.

Talk to a Health Care Lawyer for more information.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Rights and Legal Malpractice for Florida on
Q: My lawyer is violating my right to adequate representation of counsel over a year with no communication

Lawyer has no returning any of my attempts to contact and correspond also has not been present at league proceedings

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answered on Feb 1, 2022

If you believe you have exhausted all efforts to contact and discuss your issues with your attorney and they are still not responding or unwilling to settle, you have the option of hiring another lawyer. However, keep in mind that if you terminate a lawyer, you may be charged for the amount of work... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Florida on
Q: Dad to oldest daughter is intentionally keeping her from speaking to me or letting her visit. What can I do?

My ex and I have raised my daughter for the last nine years. Her dad hasn't had anything to do with her unless he was trying to get a girlfriend then he wanted to play father of the year. At first we forced her to go with him when he wanted her but as she got older and actually understood that... Read more »

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answered on Jan 31, 2022

I assume you have a signed agreement on custody and parenting plan. If so, not letting you see your daughter is already a violation to that. Consult with a local Family Law Attorney to help you file child custody modification to get her back and protect her from him (as you said, he had history... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, Family Law and Civil Rights for Florida on
Q: My boyfriend in prison he has covid do I need a lawyer

My boyfriend was rushed to a hospital with covid it’s no medical release on file nobody telling his family anything we in the blind on how we doing the are refusing phone calls and not allowing us to know anything about him do I need to get a lawyer to get information on him or what it’s been... Read more »

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answered on Jan 27, 2022

Contact a local attorney to learn how you can get compassionate release or temporary medical release for your boyfriend.

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Florida on
Q: Can my husband just divorce me and not leave me a penny as he says?
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answered on Jan 25, 2022

You have the right to seek alimony. The judge will evaluate whether you have a legitimate need for alimony and whether your husband is able to pay it. Alimony might be awarded indefinitely or for a set length of time by the judge.

If the judge decides to award you alimony, the judge will...
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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Florida on
Q: He is taking job out of state, how will it affect my case if I file for divorce? The children and I will not be moving.

He is the sole income provider (82k). I am a full time student paying cash for my education.

We have been married 11 years with 2 shared children age 8 and 12. We have never owned a home. His car is valued around $3k, mine is valued much less (it is 30 years old). No other assets. Combined... Read more »

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answered on Jan 25, 2022

Even if your husband will soon move out of state, you can apply for divorce if you have both lived in Florida for at least 6 months. If you and your children do not wish to move with him, you must demonstrate that they are better off staying with you and that the move is unnecessary.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Divorce for Florida on
Q: I want to divorce my wife of 20yrs and I have 2 kids 16 and 12. We are having problems with our intimate relations.
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answered on Jan 25, 2022

First, find a lawyer who will represent you from the start and walk you through the process.

Florida is a “no fault” divorce state, which means that spouses only need to tell a court that the marriage is “irretrievably broken” in order to get a divorce. You can file a petition...
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1 Answer | Asked in Probate for Florida on
Q: My mom passed away last june from dementia. She had a will made years ago my dad was her caregiver

I don't even know what was in it or if that would even be valid now because of her being sick. No amount of money would ever bring her back, I have sister which I'm sure has received something but I'm never told anything. I just wanted to know if there's anything I can do? Thanks

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answered on Jan 17, 2022

It is the executor's duty to notify you if you are one of the beneficiaries named in the will. If you don't want to wait for the notice, you may go to the court where it was filed (probate court) to find out who the executor is or review the will yourself. Generally, these documents are... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Florida on
Q: I have a 17-year-old who is going to be a father.

His girlfriend's mother wants their baby and told him he has no rights. What can I do so that if he wants to be in the child's life, which he does but he feels like it's hopeless, that he can not have this baby just adopted and they control what happens to the baby? He was in the... Read more »

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answered on Jan 17, 2022

In addition to registering with the Putative Father Registry at http://www.floridahealth.gov/certificates/certificates/birth/Putative_Father/index.html, I would suggest that he also file a petition to determine paternity. If he is in communication with the girlfriend, he should make efforts to be... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Family Law and Juvenile Law for Alabama on
Q: Daughter is 16 and pregnant by her 17yr old boyfriend. His parents are threatening to take the child away from her.

His parents are threatening to take the baby away from her (when the baby is born) if she stops seeing him. He is verbally and emotionally abusive towards her, has exhibited controlling behaviors towards her. She believes they can do this based on what they told her a police friend told them they... Read more »

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answered on May 5, 2021

I'm not licensed in Alabama, so I will not offer any advice other than this: never take legal advice from a police officer - see an attorney. And definitely do not take legal advice from someone saying "this is what the police told me." Especially in domestic situations. Please, take... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Adoption and Divorce for Florida on
Q: I was adopted by father at birth and am getting divorced. Can I take back my birth name instead of my adopted name?

I can not find my adoption paper, This was back in 1964 and I have tried looking in every website for vital records in NYC.

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answered on Jan 11, 2018

I see no reason why you can't. The statutes allow for a person to have their name restored to a former name at the time of a divorce. I've never seen a judge ask for documentation as to the prior name, but I suppose it could happen.

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1 Answer | Asked in Adoption for Florida on
Q: My son deceased, ex-girlfriend now married, her husband adopting my grandchildren. Legally my grandchildren still?

I have a close relationship with my grandchildren, ages 5 and 2.

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answered on Jan 11, 2018

Hello. Yes, your grandchildren are still your grandchildren, and they are entitled to some legal benefits. For instance, if you were to die intestate (without a will), they would still be considered your descendants and would be entitled to the same amount of inheritance (if any) as they would have... Read more »

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