To find out if someone has filed a court case against you, particularly if it involves a family matter, you can search your name on the clerk of court website in the county where you reside or where the cause of action occurred. This should provide you with the necessary information.
Additional facts are necessary to determine the feasibility of proceeding with the entry of the final judgment. Factors to consider include the new law, distance between the parties' residences, income of the parties, and whether there are facts indicating that even two overnights per week...View More
My sons stays with me (his mother) I took him to stay with his dad for 2 weeks he was supposed to come back but it has been a month and his father will not send him back to me because I won’t let him get food stamps for my child because he stays with me
If you possess a court order granting you primary custody, you have the option to file a Motion for Civil Contempt/Enforcement. It's advisable to consult with a local attorney to review the precise details of your case. This will assist in determining whether alternative options may be viable....View More
Additional facts are required to provide a comprehensive response to your inquiries. However, if the minor child has resided in the State of Florida for at least 6 months, Florida holds jurisdiction over the minor child, provided that no other state has asserted jurisdiction. Seeking advice from an...View More
If you suspect that the Father's disciplinary actions towards the minor child constitute abuse or neglect, it's advisable to contact the police and/or Child Protective Services. If there's a current court order in place, consider consulting with an attorney to determine if the...View More
We were split for 7 months she had job and place to stay. Suddenly she was homeless, at my door. our 9 year old son cause wind of the situation. I allowed her to stay under strict circumstances/rules. Within a week she was unemployed. It’s been almost a year, I am going crazy. I need advice on... View More
If your Wife has been served and she has failed to respond to the Petition, you can file a motion for default. However, if she has responded, you will need to comply with mandatory disclosures and request a mediation date be set. Based on the information you have provided, it may be advisable to...View More
If you are seeking termination of parental rights pending adoption by your current spouse, you may reach out to the Father to see if he would be willing to sign a consent. Otherwise, in order for a court to terminate parental rights, there needs to be evidence of abandonment or neglect of the...View More
I have already provided, Credit card, Bank statements, W2s But my lawyer is also asking for a credit report. Everything I read on. This law states that it pertains to divorce or dissolution of marriage.
A financial affidavit is required in paternity cases. The long form financial affidavit is required if your individual gross income is $50,000 or more per year. If your gross income is less than $50,000, you can use the short form financial affidavit.
My daughter's mother and I have never been married. We ended our relationship when our daughter was 1, she is now 9. The mother and I both currently live in Florida, but our daughter was born out-of-state. I am already on the out-of-state birth certificate as the father. I want to ask the... View More
You would file a Petition to Determine Paternity and For Related Relief in the county where the Mother and minor child reside. You should consult with an attorney regarding the specific facts that may be applicable to your case.
Additional facts are necessary to determine your available options. You might have the option of filing a Petition to Disestablish Paternity and seeking the termination of the child support obligation. However, it's advisable to consult with a family law attorney to assess the precise details...View More
Father lives in PR. Always threaten me not to file for CS bcause he took care of our other 2 daughters now over 21. My son needs help for college. Should I file a claim in PR since in FL age is 18th and does not recognize college expenses and support after 18th? Can I file for back child support?
Based on the information provided, it appears unlikely that you can file a new case for child support in Florida. However, I recommend you consult with a local attorney who can assess your unique circumstances. Furthermore, it may be beneficial to consult with an attorney in Puerto Rico to...View More
This has been going on since the end of 2018 into 2019. My ex accused my mother of being under the influence of drugs (she was age 65) when she exchanged the children with him. He would stop me from seeing them if I didn't give him $300/month for child support. Unfortunately after he stopped... View More
You can retain an attorney to assist you with mediation. If that is the only proceeding you would like to retain an attorney for, then you would need to search for attorneys who offer limited-scope representation. Any allegations of abuse should be reported to the proper authorities. Consult with...View More
I currently have a restraining order placed on me two years ago, but the other party has been contacted me, and even visited my apartment. I feel that the restraining order is unjustified,as the other party can't prove they fear for their life .
You may be able to file a Motion to Dissolve the Injunction. You should consult with an attorney regarding the specific facts of your case to determine if you meet the burden required to dissolve the injunction. Contact your local legal aid center for assistance.
He has been absent for nearly her entire life (almost 9 years). Looking into child support/back pay. He has moved out of state now and I am to be wed next spring and would like my future husband to adopt her. Looking for any advice on the first steps and the best way to go about this.
In Florida, in order for an unmarried biological Father to have parental rights, the Father would need to file an action with the Court to establish paternity. Consult with an attorney to determine what type of notice the biological father is entitled to as it pertains to the step parent adoption.
I filed in January but, didn’t know I can file a motion for default until March. Once, I filed I had until May but, it was answered but the father wasn’t present January-April. Can I still get a default?
This is a family law case where Petitioner is seeking visitation and child support review. Petitioner has yet to send financial affidavit. I sent mine to him only for it to be returned to me because petitioner moved and has not provided respondent with updated address as required by court of law.... View More
I recommend speaking with a local family law attorney to determine if a motion for dismissal would be in your and the minor child(ren)'s best interest. If not, a motion to compel can be filed to request Petitioner's compliance. Ensure you comply with all local rules that may require...View More
If both parties agree to rehome the pets, you should put the agreement in writing and have it signed by both parties. If you are unable to reach an agreement, you can bring the issue before the court by filing a pre-trial motion or wait until the Judge decides the issue at trial.
Yes, you would likely need to coordinate a meeting beyond the scope of a consultation to ensure the Attorney has adequate time to thoroughly review the proposed agreement and provide further insight as to any recommended changes.
I left Florida to better my lifestyle and environment of my child. I decided to leave her with her father for a couple of months and now for the third time, it’s time for me to go get her and her is telling me I am not allowed. Is this legal and what can I do to get her?
Additional facts are necessary to determine whether you are allowed to take the minor child out of the State of Florida. Are there any current Orders in place? Were you and the Father married at the time of conception? You will need to reach out to an attorney for a consultation to determine the...View More
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