Lawyers, Answer Questions  & Get Points Log In
Questions Answered by Madeline Pichardo-Riestra
2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Florida on
Q: How can I get help with child support if in another state

My sons father is in arrears Over 9 thousand dollars and hasn’t paid anything since august 2019 I currently live in Fl the child support order is in ny he hasn’t done his taxes and works under the table to avoid payments i don’t know what I should do please help me

Madeline Pichardo-Riestra
Madeline Pichardo-Riestra answered on Jan 15, 2020

You should schedule a consultation with an attorney in NY first and explain the situation.

View More Answers

4 Answers | Asked in Contracts and Divorce for Florida on
Q: Do I have any responsibility to make payments on a credit card if I am or am not an authorized user?

I shared a credit card with a boyfriend and now we are broken up and he wants me to make payments on it since we both used the card. I am not an authorized user.

Madeline Pichardo-Riestra
Madeline Pichardo-Riestra answered on Jan 15, 2020

It depends. You may not have a legal obligation to make payments if there was no prior agreement to such.

View More Answers

3 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Florida on
Q: My wifes ex is trying to get 50/50 custody of my stepdaughter how do i stop this?

He smokes marijuana. He is always late or finding reasons to not pick her up. He was absent for her first year of life. His brother is a child molestor and an active part of his life. He is always late on child support. And he does not live in my step childs school district.

Madeline Pichardo-Riestra
Madeline Pichardo-Riestra answered on Jan 15, 2020

You may not be able to stop it. I suggest having your wife contact a family law attorney.

View More Answers

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Florida on
Q: my ex husband never petitioned for child support the 3 years he had our son from age 15-17. Our son is now 19yrs.

My ex is threatening to take me back to court to get retro active child support now that my son is 19yrs old. Can he do that?

Madeline Pichardo-Riestra
Madeline Pichardo-Riestra answered on Jan 15, 2020

It depends. There are a lot of factors that come into play that could or could not help him or you. I suggest you schedule a consultation with a family law attorney.

View More Answers

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Florida on
Q: I signed over the title of our mobile home to my partner during an argument and now I'm afraid he's going to sell it.

I signed over the title to mine and my partners mobile home (not husband) but father of my child during a heated argument where I said I was leaving. We made up and I kept the title in my possession. Wasnt so long ago that we had another heated argument and this time he took the title and hasnt... Read more »

Madeline Pichardo-Riestra
Madeline Pichardo-Riestra answered on Jan 15, 2020

I believe your best option is to consult with a Real Estate attorney.

View More Answers

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Florida on
Q: My husband of 25 years are divorcing. He has a pension and SS coming in. How much can I get. not working

I have not worked since we married 25 years ago. I have taken care of him through many health issues- 3 heart attacks, open heart surgery, 8 stints, hip replacement, fractured hip, bi-polar/depression. Helped take care of his mom, been there for him thru the loss of his daughter from cancer and... Read more »

Madeline Pichardo-Riestra
Madeline Pichardo-Riestra answered on Jan 15, 2020

I agree with the above. Schedule a consult with a family law attorney as soon as possible to determine your best course of action.

View More Answers

2 Answers | Asked in Uncategorized for Florida on
Q: We received notice that Mr Huffstetler has retired, we need to know who took over his practice.
Madeline Pichardo-Riestra
Madeline Pichardo-Riestra answered on Jan 15, 2020

I would suggest to call his office and ask. Most attorneys when they retire they have another attorney taking care of the remaining active cases.

View More Answers

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Foreclosure and Child Support for Florida on
Q: Is there anyway I can establish paternity of my son's deceased father although I do not know any of his family
Madeline Pichardo-Riestra
Madeline Pichardo-Riestra answered on Jan 15, 2020

I agree with the above. But you may consult with a family law attorney to explain in detail and answer all of your questions.

View More Answers

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Florida on
Q: What does MOTION TO IMPOSE SUSPENDED SENTENCE

6 months ago, court date for non payment child support. Instead of jail time, allowed time to pay. Wages garnished and continue on like that. What does this motion mean? Going to jail?

Madeline Pichardo-Riestra
Madeline Pichardo-Riestra answered on Jan 15, 2020

Based on just the facts given here, this could mean that there is a request for you to comply with the sentence, but without having all of the documents in hand, I cannot guaranty that this is what it means. I highly suggest for you to consult with a family law attorney.

View More Answers

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: Can you go to a sporting event while in probation?
Madeline Pichardo-Riestra
Madeline Pichardo-Riestra answered on Jan 5, 2020

It depends. And the above answer is correct, it all depends if there is a travel restriction.

View More Answers

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Florida on
Q: My daughter has a court hearing this week. She's been charged with an injunction by her daughter's father.

It is a false police report as he is claiming she has a mental health problem. He has been awarded 100% temporary custody. My daughter has proof from her doctor that she does not have a mental health illness and all of his accusations are false. Will she be able to get 100% custody or at least have... Read more »

Madeline Pichardo-Riestra
Madeline Pichardo-Riestra answered on Jan 15, 2020

I agree with the above, however this is a complicated matter and you would be better off hiring a family law attorney to represent you.

View More Answers

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Florida on
Q: My husband and I are Florida residents. We owned a house in both of our names.

We sold the house and my husband took the proceeds and purchased a house in his name only in another country. He said that he had the right to do that because of our pre nuptial agreement; however, the house we sold was in both of our names bought during the marriage. What should I do?

Madeline Pichardo-Riestra
Madeline Pichardo-Riestra answered on Jan 15, 2020

I believe the best course of action is to hire an attorney as soon as possible.

View More Answers

3 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Real Estate Law for Florida on
Q: While I was married, my mother sent money for me to buy an apt and manage it for her in Florida

My Wife knows it is an apt that belongs to my mother but, the apt is registered under my name. If I get divorced, do I have to give her 50% ( FL law )of the apt ? What are my options to fight her ( Wife ) on it ?

TIA

Madeline Pichardo-Riestra
Madeline Pichardo-Riestra answered on Jan 15, 2020

I would suggest hiring a Real Estate attorney.

View More Answers

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Florida on
Q: Can a adult child receive back child support payments from father if mother passed away?

Hi. My mother passed away unexpectedly and she was receiving back support payments from my father. I am a adult. Am I able to claim those payments or what will happen now? I live in a different state however the child support case is in Florida.

Madeline Pichardo-Riestra
Madeline Pichardo-Riestra answered on Jan 15, 2020

It depends. Have a consultation with an attorney to review your options.

View More Answers

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: While on vacation in FL my husband and I were arguing. I was intoxicated and we were outside a popular casino.

I smacked my husband's glasses off and he smacked me back. We were waiting for a cab and valet parkers saw us and called security. I had no physical injuries and the guard said he would review the video.Can we be charged and could they put out a warrant for us in our home state of NY?

Madeline Pichardo-Riestra
Madeline Pichardo-Riestra answered on Jan 15, 2020

I agree with the answer above. But I would also suggest for you to consult with a NY attorney.

View More Answers

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: I was intoxicated while in a public place. I was arguing with my spouse and I smacked his glasses off. He smacked me.

We were waiting for a taxi and a security guard was called. He said he was going to review the video. Can we be charged with a crime? Also, we live in NY.

Madeline Pichardo-Riestra
Madeline Pichardo-Riestra answered on Jan 2, 2020

If in Florida, both of you may be charged with battery. But since you are in NY, you should contact a NY attorney.

View More Answers

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Florida on
Q: I live in FL and pay child support for a child in NJ but need my child support adjusted can I use a lawyer in FL
Madeline Pichardo-Riestra
Madeline Pichardo-Riestra answered on Jan 2, 2020

It all depends on where the order was issued, where the child is currently living, and how long she has been living there.

View More Answers

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Florida on
Q: I have a court ordered joint custody with mediation in place with my ex in highlands county where he resided at the time

i live in Gibsonton, Fl. He moved to Ocala, Fl without filing or telling me in advance. what recourse can I take?

Madeline Pichardo-Riestra
Madeline Pichardo-Riestra answered on Jan 2, 2020

It depends on what was agreed in mediation, or any order made by the court.

View More Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Florida on
Q: I am trying to determine when the court order states 6:00 pm on the last day of his/her part of the break what this mean

I am in Jacksonville, FL. Our Christmas break is split where the first parent gets the child from the day they let out of school through to the 25th at 2 pm, and the other parent gets their full time and the child then goes back to the original parent up until going back to school. This year it... Read more »

Madeline Pichardo-Riestra
Madeline Pichardo-Riestra answered on Jan 1, 2020

From the facts that you have given, it appears to be the 2nd at 6:00 pm.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Florida on
Q: Will I be charged if police found out I have purchased drugs before?

The person sold me drugs before got arrested , will I be charged if police find out I have purchased drugs from him before?

Will I be charged if I intend to buy drugs from someone online or over the phone, But Did not buy , there is no money or drug presented ?

Madeline Pichardo-Riestra
Madeline Pichardo-Riestra answered on Jan 1, 2020

It depends. Usually charges may be filed against you if you are found in possession of drugs.

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.