Lawyers, Answer Questions  & Get Points Log In
Questions Answered by Howard Iken
1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Florida on
Q: Husband petitioner in uncontested divorce can I still get my maiden name back
Howard Iken
Howard Iken answered on Mar 28, 2014

Yes. But you must request that at the final hearing.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Florida on
Q: Can I manage my divorce in Florida from Puerto Rico

I am actually separarated but are moving to Puerto Rico and I will have a job and won't be able to come to Florida.

Howard Iken
Howard Iken answered on Mar 28, 2014

That will be difficult.

We have free consultations.

800-469-3486

Wesley Chapel

Summergate Professional Center

Seven Oaks - near Wiregrass Mall - off Hwy 56

27642 Cashford Circle

Wesley Chapel, FL 33544

New Port Richey - Pasco

7623...
Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Florida on
Q: Does spouse still get alimony if half of the family net worth is enough to maintain her standard of living?
Howard Iken
Howard Iken answered on Aug 9, 2013

I agree. It really depends on how much money she receives.

View More Answers

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Florida on
Q: What is a counterclaim versus s counter petition in Florida? I answered the dissolution of marriage on April 1st,2013,

Which was the due date. wouldn't a counterclaim or a counterpetition be due at the same time? I want to amend my answer to the petition, what do I do now?

Howard Iken
Howard Iken answered on Jun 7, 2013

If you just filed the answer, you can immediately file an amended and a counter.

Here is the rule:

RULE 1.190. AMENDED AND SUPPLEMENTAL PLEADINGS

(a) Amendments. A party may amend a pleading once as a matter of course at any time before a responsive pleading is served or, if...
Read more »

View More Answers

3 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Florida on
Q: My husband and I went in front of a General Magistrate on May 21,2013 for a Pre-Trial Conference. I just received in the

Mail the Magistrate's Report and Recommendations. This is a Dissolution of Marriage Case.One of the Magistrate's recommendations stated, "The parties are encouraged to reach an agreement which can be fully performed. In absence of an agreement, the court shall set this cause for a final hearing... Read more »

Howard Iken
Howard Iken answered on Jun 7, 2013

The judge is giving you a hint that you two will be happier if you settle and agree.

View More Answers

3 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Florida on
Q: My wife has remarried and I dont think we are divorced...can I remarry?
Howard Iken
Howard Iken answered on May 21, 2013

I assume you asked her? Or you can look on myfloridacounty.com for a divorce judgment.

View More Answers

3 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Florida on
Q: My daughter came home from a weekend with her dad saying she witnessed disturbing things. She is 2. I'm worried. Advice?

She witnessed her father harm me. I have a restraining order and full Custody, but he gets her every other weekend court ordered. I'm afraid he is letting her see things that are extremely inappropriate and I'm worried for her safety. What should I do?

Howard Iken
Howard Iken answered on May 21, 2013

If this is really a safety issue you should call the abuse hotline. A child protective investigator will visit within 24 hours. 1800-96-abuse

View More Answers

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Florida on
Q: I have property owned by me and my ex girlfriend who was married when purchased together. Can I get her off the deed

This is a warranty in which she listed her name as single yet she is married. I want to keep the property and she will not sell. Do I have any options.

Howard Iken
Howard Iken answered on May 10, 2013

The only easy way is if she signs off on it. Otherwise it will be a complex problem.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Florida on
Q: If you sell property to someone and they go to jail and not pay for it can a judge take it from me its in my name?
Howard Iken
Howard Iken answered on May 10, 2013

If they sue you to take possession of the item - and a judge enters judgment against you. Otherwise No.

3 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Florida on
Q: I was a resident of NC and married in NC. I've been seperated since 7-28-11 I live in FL now. How do I file for divorce?
Howard Iken
Howard Iken answered on May 10, 2013

The requirement to file for divorce in Florida is residency for six months prior to filing. So you do qualify to file in Florida. If you have a minor child living in NC that would possibly change my answer. We have an informative website at www.ForMyDivorce.com

View More Answers

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for Florida on
Q: If I filed chapter 7 but it has not been discharged and I need to put a car title in my name can I do?
Howard Iken
Howard Iken answered on May 10, 2013

Yes. There should be no danger to you in doing that.

View More Answers

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Florida on
Q: Can my ex-wife take me back to court for more support when child support agency closed the case due to child turning 18?
Howard Iken
Howard Iken answered on May 10, 2013

It also depends on whether support has "legally" terminated. In Florida support can continue to 19 if the child is still in high school (with some exceptions). You are absolutely safe if the child is 18 and has graduated.

View More Answers

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce for Florida on
Q: Can a petition for dissolution of marriage be amended after the respondent has been served?
Howard Iken
Howard Iken answered on May 10, 2013

If they already responded you can get an order from the court giving you the right to amend. Court are normally liberal with giving permission.

View More Answers

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.