My mother is 80 years old has lived with me for about 10 years. There was a disagreement my mother moved in with my sister and her family at the last minute literally the last day of the month but had written a check for the following month now she can’t live with my sister and her family any... View More
There is nothing to clear your name of unless you are criminally charged. It is unclear from your question where the money went. Did it go toward your rent? If so, then perhaps just give her the money back to keep the peace as you would need to pay your rent regardless of whether or not she was...View More
My 17-year-old daughter was staying with her father even though I am primary parent in our custody arrangement. Her father is now in jail and she has been staying with her sister. I have made it very clear from day 1 to both of my daughters that I am not ok with this and I want her to come home.... View More
You have the parental rights to do what you need to do to get her back home. This, unfortunately, is where the law and reality clash. You most likely will not even get into court before your daughter turns eighteen. Perhaps you can work with her and her sister in terms of advising that you are...View More
father is a rapist and physical/mental abuser, mother physically/emotionally abuser. Police have been called on numerous occasions and have done nothing. Mother has "kicked out" my friend and called police stating that they ran away. Threaten to kill if police or cps is called. Cps has... View More
This is a difficult question if DCF is not taking any action. It is unclear who called DCF. Your friend can call the abuse hotline herself. She can also continue to call. Your friend can contact the authorities herself as well. Further, your friend may want to reach out to another trusted...View More
hey if your not married to your babies father and you want to put him on child support and he wants to change it and i the mother dose not want to is the judge still going to change in order to put the father on child support.?
The court will consider all matters properly brought before it via a Petition and should make a determination. If you file a petition for paternity and to establish child support, the father may also file a petition for paternity and to establish parental responsibility and a parenting plan with...View More
My ex (unbeknownst to me) falsely accused me of molesting my child and seems like she filed a petition ending in the docket line item above. Does it mean "its over"? (barring of course an appeal). Note: we are in the middle of custody case (and she is - apparently - will to go that... View More
My colleague is absolutely correct, if the mother filed a petition for protection against domestic violence, the court reviews that and makes an immediate determination without a hearing. In the case that you describe, the court did not grant the injunction and did not set a hearing to extend the...View More
If the final judgment does NOT require you to refinance, then he is required to execute a deed, but only in the event the final judgment requires such action. IF the final judgment is silent on both the deed issue and the refinance issue to remove his name from the mortgage, then there is a...View More
Ago. We have a two year old together. He has resided solely with me since he left us when he was 1 month old. My husband has not contributed financially in the past two years to my sons needs. He has recently had a second baby with another woman just this year. He is a narcissist, and diagnosed... View More
There is no such thing as "full legal and physical custody" in Florida. There needs to be a determination regarding parental responsibility. Then there needs to be a determination regarding a parenting plan and timesharing. These are very specific concepts and permit both parents to...View More
If you have a termination of parental rights hearing coming up in dependency court, you have an absolute right to have court appointed counsel. If you have not had counsel appointed yet, immediately ask the judge to appoint you counsel. If you are simply not happy with your court appointed...View More
She has no rights whatsoever to stop visiting. If you believe there is a dangerous situation, then it is up to you as the responsible adult to file the appropriate Supplemental Petition or Motion with the Court. If it is not a dangerous situation, then you need to follow the lawful orders of the...View More
In our final judgement in divorce case, Judge reserved jurisdiction to reconsider and expand Fathers timesharing to overnights after 6 months of supervised timesharing at his parents residence. Final Judgement also stated either party may file motion to review this issue without necessity of filing... View More
Excellent question. If the court reserved jurisdiction, then that issue is not finalized and the Father should not have to prove the substantial change of circumstances that is permanent and unforeseen. I do not believe that it matters that he filed a supplemental petition versus a motion...View More
saying we refused in home plan multiple times (not true AT ALL) & that our house is unsafe for the boys but she never EVER tried to come into my home she lied saying I had no pills for my prescription but they arent even pills to begin with She never counted my prescription the only thing... View More
If the children are sheltered, then there should be a determination as to whether or not the children are dependent. You need to speak with an attorney who can assist you with the juvenile dependency case. If, however, you have agreed to an adjudication of dependency, then you are in the system...View More
If you believe that your Wife removed the minor child from the state of Florida and intends to keep him out of the state and seek a divorce, I would strongly recommend that you immediately consult with counsel. While travel out of state is one thing, leaving the state with the intent to remain out...View More
If a parent relocates without following Florida Statute Section 61.13001, then the statute itself provides guidance on what to do. Even if a parent does not move the child and only moves him- or her-self, the statue still applies. In the event the other parent does actually comply with the...View More
My wife's sister was assassinated last year. She left 2 kids a girl 17 and a boy 14. The girl lives with us because they were from different father's. She has lost both. We all live in Florida. The boy lives with his father but he is making his life miserable sometimes the boy does not... View More
I actually do not agree that you can do anything in terms of seeking visitation from the Father. If the child has a living parent, then that parent has one hundred percent of the parental and custodial rights and there is virtually nothing that the court is able to do as the Father of the child...View More
It is not entirely clear what your question is. There are certain laws in Florida that govern the parent child relationship when a child is born out of wedlock. You may want to schedule a time to speak with a qualified family law attorney to discuss what your options are under these particular...View More
Hi my name is and I need some help CPS took my children without conducting a proper investigation...and had then split up and placed with family members..but when I ask about a case plan and when can I see them says I dont have a case plan and can't even get a chance to regaincustody...what... View More
You have the right to have an attorney provided to you in the dependency case. You should consider setting up a time to meet with him or her to discuss this matter and obtain all of the answers that you need and have him or her take the time to explain what is going on. You do have the right to...View More
If so, does the retainer mean that lawyer/firm cannot represent my spouse? Assuming there are ~30 divorce attorneys in my area and I paid a $5,000-$10,000 retainer to each would this insure they could not represent my spouse?
Interesting question. When you retain an attorney, the attorney will typically draft and file documents. Once that is done, the other attorneys would see that you have counsel of record. Theoretically speaking in a vacuum, if you retain an attorney, that attorney should not represent an adverse...View More
I have a protective injunction with no contact in place against my ex husband. I provided our 15 year old with a cell phone. She is the authorized user and the number/line is in her name. Her father believes it is a violation trap of the injunction for him to call her on the phone as I pay for the... View More
When the child is with him, it is his option if he wants to permit her to have the phone to use or not. It does not appear that this has anything to do with the injunction as you indicate that the phone is used by her when she is at your home and, when at his home, he asks her to power off the...View More
Typically the answer would be "no." The Court system is involved and there should be orders in place that govern the status of each party. I agree with my colleague that meeting with a highly qualified attorney would be appropriate.
My 11 month old son's father has been in and out of the picture since he was born. We are now broken up and I'm dating someone who is interested in adopting my son. As of right now we have not established paternity, but the bio father is on birth certificate. I just received a text from... View More
The person that you are dating really would not be able to adopt easily at this time. If you were to marry, it would be a step-parent/close relative adoption which is a different procedure than a step-parent adoption. The Court typically will not approve of a termination of parental rights absent...View More
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