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Q: Who asset is a minors money certificate during a separation?

I have discovered that my spouse has been sending thousands of dollars to a certificate at the bank that I do not have access. I can just see the money leaving. I asked him about it (after the financial affidavit) was submitted, and it was not listed as an asset for anybody. I called the bank, and... Read more »

Beth Louise Clause
Beth Louise Clause answered on Mar 6, 2020

This will need to be addressed at mediation and/or trial. There are a lot of factors that need to be considered. Where is the money that is being deposited coming from? Is the money truly for the benefit of the child? Is your husband the only person who has control over the account?... Read more »

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Q: I want to divorce my husband. Is it best to file for child support first?
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Beth Louise Clause answered on Mar 6, 2020

It is best to get the child support ordered by the Court for many reasons. Use the Florida Child Support Calculator available on-line at www.floridachildsupportcalculator.com/ and calculate how much child support will be and ask that your husband pay that amount while your divorce is pending.... Read more »

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Q: I agreed to an uncontested divorce, but see that the financial statement my husband filled out on my behalf is wrong

What kind of additional information or correction can I submit to my case before it is finalized?

Beth Louise Clause
Beth Louise Clause answered on Mar 6, 2020

File an amended affidavit YOURSELF do not let your husband file anything else on your behalf. Make sure you have an attorney review the marital settlement agreement prior to signing it.

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Q: My girlfriend and I want to get married. But first we have to dissolve/ get an divorce from her first marriage

They have been separated for almost 20 years. And we have no idea where he is. Can she still get a divorce with out us knowing where he is. / With out his signature. And how would we go about doing that?

Beth Louise Clause
Beth Louise Clause answered on Mar 6, 2020

Yes, a dissolution can be obtained by constructive service by publication. I suggest you hire an experienced attorney in your area to help you accomplish this.

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Q: I have been paying lifetime alimony for the past 10 years.

My ex wife has her masters degree and since the divorce she has been working. Probably making around 40-50K a year plus the $4k I give her a month in alimony. She sold the house, I gave her the equity and she downsized. Is there anyway for me to get out of lifetime alimony ? She is in a better... Read more »

Beth Louise Clause
Beth Louise Clause answered on Mar 6, 2020

You should be able to modify the alimony amount as long as the final judgment or marital settlement agreement does not provide that the alimony is non-modifiable.

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