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3 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Divorce and Immigration Law for Florida on
Q: Im going threw a divorce to a filipina girl came over used me now is trying to take my son from me

Im going threw a divorce to a filipina girl came over from Philippines withen less then a year leaves me for another man she is not a usa citizen my son . What can i do to get pro bono help an or payment plan as i do not make much shes trying to have me pay for her lawyer as well an take sole... Read more »

Rand Scott Lieber
Rand Scott Lieber answered on Oct 14, 2019

You need to consult in person with a family lawyer in your area. Find one that offers a free consultation. If you believe that you cannot afford a lawyer then contact the local legal aid office for assistance.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on
Q: Is the custodial parent required to attend a hearing for order of contempt

The non custodial parent has court for non payment of child support. Do I have to be there

Rand Scott Lieber
Rand Scott Lieber answered on Oct 14, 2019

You should ask the person who is prosecuting the case (DOR?). Sometimes you need to be there and other times you do not.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Adoption, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Florida on
Q: What can I do?

I have been trying to get custody of my 2 year old niece since July 2019, I have done everything as far as background check, home inspection, drug test and weekly visits. Even though I am her paternal aunt the judge will not grant the motion for her to be moved out of foster care and placed into my... Read more »

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Rand Scott Lieber answered on Oct 11, 2019

It sounds like you need to consult with and/or hire a lawyer where you live who specializes in this area of the law.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on
Q: Hello, my 17 year old daughter is still attending her last year of hs in Kentucky. She turns 18 in December. She wants

To return to Florida and reside w me back in Florida. I filed a modification of our parenting plan in fL a few months ago but was told by my lawyer that my exhusband has jurisdiction (in Ky) over the case. He hs has lived there for over 4 years with the children but we we never made the changes... Read more »

Rand Scott Lieber
Rand Scott Lieber answered on Oct 11, 2019

Unless your ex agrees to the change you must return to court to ask permission. I cannot comment on Kentucky law but in general you must file where the child lives.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on
Q: How can I obtain joined custody after getting denied after my final hearing
Rand Scott Lieber
Rand Scott Lieber answered on Oct 10, 2019

You can file a Petition for Modification. You must be able to prove a substantial change in circumstances from when the Judge ruled the first time.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on
Q: Our shared custody agreement says shared. HolidaysNow hes taking him out of state for them.what do i file
Rand Scott Lieber
Rand Scott Lieber answered on Oct 10, 2019

File a Motion to Enforce the Parenting Plan.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on
Q: My ex husband and I have a 50/50 time sharing agreement. My ex kept my son during the last exchange. What can I do?

My son is 13 and his father is not the disciplinarian. My 13 yo is using the contention between us to manipulate the situation. I don't want to put a child in this situation.

Rand Scott Lieber
Rand Scott Lieber answered on Oct 8, 2019

Your remedy is to document what is happening and return to court to address the situation with the Judge.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Florida on
Q: My husband is filing for a divorce. How do i get lefal coucel to see if im intiled to sny money to help me with living.

I am disable and have on hoing diabetic ulcers on my foot which costs alot in medical suplies. I am unable to support myself in my own place to live. He makes up to $1000 week driving a truck and wont help me. What do i do?

Rand Scott Lieber
Rand Scott Lieber answered on Oct 4, 2019

You need to schedule a consultation with a local family lawyer. If money is an issue look for a legal aid organization in your area.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Florida on
Q: Rspndnt filed motion to vacate CS order DOR is collecting payments but will not give them to me, what can I do?
Rand Scott Lieber
Rand Scott Lieber answered on Oct 1, 2019

You need to go to court so that the judge or hearing officer can resolve the conflict.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Florida on
Q: Someone is making false accusations of a “physical argument “, telling me I WILL be sent to jail .What to do next ?

Recently got into a verbal dispute with my partners ex wife .

A few hours after this altercation a received a call from a cop .

He asked me for my side of the story , then he proceeded to tell that everything was okay and I was in no risk of getting arrested at that moment .... Read more »

Rand Scott Lieber
Rand Scott Lieber answered on Oct 1, 2019

Do as much as you can to document the situation. Write down everything that has happened. Gather names of witnesses if any. Follow up with the police officer who called and tell them about the threats. Under no circumstances should you contact the person who you had the altercation with. Finally,... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Florida on
Q: If my husband and I both share a joint account is the money both of ours legally ?

He is spending hundreds a week on daycare for a child that been proven not to be his. We share an account and Irs not justifiable that he’s spending the money when it’s

Mine as well. Ps:we share 3 BIOLOGICAL kids

Rand Scott Lieber
Rand Scott Lieber answered on Sep 26, 2019

As long as you remain married you are legally considered a financial "unit" sharing income and expenses. Your separate financial lives begin when you file for divorce. Until then you are each responsible for the other's financial choices, within reason.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Florida on
Q: Do I have a right for alimony if I am abroad? Does the child support decrease considerably if the child is abroad?

Due to financial problems and no permanent place of living my minor son and me temporarily moved abroad to my parents’ house. That was agreed with my husband. But shortly after, he decided to separate and then to divorce (FL). We were married for almost 9 years.

Rand Scott Lieber
Rand Scott Lieber answered on Sep 25, 2019

Alimony is based on one party's need and the other party's ability to pay, as well as the length of the marriage. Where you live is not a specific factor. Child support is based on each parent's net income. The number of overnights that the child spends with each parent is also a factor. If your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Florida on
Q: How do you find out if the father of my child has any rights

Father was not at birth, did not sign birth certificate, and has not been present in the child's life since birth. My son is now 4 going on 5 and I want to make sure he has no rights due to violence and lack of responsibility.

Rand Scott Lieber
Rand Scott Lieber answered on Sep 25, 2019

In Florida if you were not married and the father has never taken any legal action then the mother has full legal rights. The father would have to go to court to assert his rights.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Domestic Violence for Florida on
Q: Can my husband legally keep me from moving into a home we were renting together before we separated?

Both of us signed a lease to move into a home on October 1st, however we have since separated and he has taken everything, the kids, all the money, cut my access to bank accounts and is now telling me if I show up to the new home on move in day he will have me removed by police? Is he legally... Read more »

Rand Scott Lieber
Rand Scott Lieber answered on Sep 24, 2019

If your name is on the lease then you have an equal right to occupy the property. On the other hand I do not recommend having a confrontation. Based on what you are describing you need to consult with a local family lawyer and get in to court to protect your rights.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on
Q: What do I have to do to have legal rights with regard to my daughter?

I am not listed as my daughter's father on her BC because at that time I did not want to be part of it. I showed up 2 years after she was born and now want to be part of her life. The mother lives with her and her older sister (not my daughter) in FL and I live in SC. What do I have to do if the... Read more »

Rand Scott Lieber
Rand Scott Lieber answered on Sep 18, 2019

You need to file a Petition for Paternity where the mother and child live. You will get a timesharing plan and also a child support obligation. A lawyer is not required but you should achieve a better result with proper legal guidance.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Florida on
Q: What are the chances of her getting alimony approved?

Married November 2014. Separated February 2016. She left the marriage. She file was divorce and asked alimony for $400 a month in alimony for 2 years. She feels I owe her money on accounts that were all under her name.

Rand Scott Lieber
Rand Scott Lieber answered on Sep 18, 2019

Alimony is based on her need and your ability to pay. Since your intact marriage lasted sixteen months an alimony award is unlikely.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Florida on
Q: Ex-wife got fired and is not looking for a new job, I currently pay the mortgage so my kids have a home.

She has a live in boyfriend and his two children. I would like custody of my children as I am able to provide for them if I am not paying mortgage for a home I am not living in.

Rand Scott Lieber
Rand Scott Lieber answered on Sep 17, 2019

You are always going to share your children with the mother. If you want to alter the timesharing schedule then you need to return to court on a Petition for Modification. There you can explain to the court why the schedule should be changed.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on
Q: how do I go about filing for emergency custody of my child
Rand Scott Lieber
Rand Scott Lieber answered on Sep 16, 2019

You do not mention whether there are any current court orders regarding the child. If there is a current court order then you need to return to that court and ask for a modification. If there is no current court order then you must go to court for either a dissolution of marriage case or a... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Florida on
Q: If the father is lying about his job, claims he is unemployed. How do I prove he is working?
Rand Scott Lieber
Rand Scott Lieber answered on Sep 15, 2019

File a motion and bring witnesses to court to prove your allegations.

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