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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Florida on
Q: I have has custody of my goddaughter for 8 years now. In 8 months she will be 18. Help me protect her.

Mom is threating her from prison I have temp custody and have had her 8 years. She wants to move her and she dosent want to leave. How do I protect her?

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Destardes Moore answered on Sep 12, 2020

If your Temporary Custody Order states that it is in effect until further Order of the Court than the Mother cannot take the child without violating the Order. If she does take her then you can file an Emergency Motion with the Court requesting that she return the child to you. Depending on the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on
Q: How does a unwed farther with childern get vistion right when mother wont allow him have visit. An what can be done to b

The unwed farther n mother had a agreements on farther get weekends and every other hoilday. But now mother got new boyfriend the farther cant see the childern. All farther wants is to see childern now n file for full custody when get better living ground. The boyfriend has multiple 3degree felony... Read more »

Destardes Moore
Destardes Moore answered on Sep 12, 2020

Generally, an unwed father must file a Petition to Determine Paternity and Establish Time-sharing with the Court in order to obtain visitation rights with their children. Additional documents are required which are listed on the Petition's instructions. The Packet that contains the necessary... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Florida on
Q: What does case status of consent judgement mean in a Child support case in which I'm the receiving Parent

I've received a letter from the Clerk of Courts over a month ago stating arrears are paid in full. Therefore the case is closed with the Dept. if Revenue. I've looked up the case order online the case status is consent judgement not closed!

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Destardes Moore answered on Sep 12, 2020

It is possible that the clerks have not gotten around to closing the case. You can check the docket in a couple of weeks to see if they have marked the case as closed. If they have not, call the clerk’s office and inform them that you received a letter advising that the arrears have been paid... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Florida on
Q: I want to leave father of my 16 yo daughter we have been together 24 yrs can can I request alimony and support in Florid

And what could I except in support, she has 3 years left in high school I average 10,000 a year he makes 60,000

Destardes Moore
Destardes Moore answered on Sep 12, 2020

Florida doesn't recognize common law marriage, so you wouldn't be entitled to alimony. However, you can file a Petition to Determine Paternity and for Related Relief before the minor child reaches the age of majority. The Court will likely calculate child support in accordance with the... Read more »

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