Saint Augustine, FL asked in Divorce for Florida

Q: My wife walked out on me 3 months ago and left me with our daughters - please help

We immigrated to USA from South Africa in March 2020. My wife of 22 years got a new job and she has left me (having an affair with her new boss) and our twin daughters aged 16. She does not pay child support, she only drops of a few bags of groceries every month, estimate about $140 worth total every month. Please help me.

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Nicole Vette
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Nicole Vette
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  • Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: You should file for divorce and then file a motion for a temporary child support order.

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Camila Martin
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Camila Martin
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  • Miami Lakes, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: You should file a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage in the Court and request child support for your daughters. The Court will determine based on your income, your Wife's income and the timesharing each of you has with your daughters, the amount of child support that should be paid. You could even request child support to be awarded retroactively to March 2020 when she left the home. You should consult with an attorney for a more specific case analysis.

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A: You need to discuss your legal options with a Florida licensed counsel versed in family law in person.

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