The grandmother who had temporary guardianship of my two little girls passed away yesterday what do I need to do now
answered on Mar 20, 2023
You need to return to the court that issued the guardianship order to see who is next in line. If you are willing and able to assume custody then you can present your case. Speak with a local family lawyer who specializes in guardianship for more specific advice.
My grand child has been removed from his Mother and placed in fostercare.I was denied or not qualified to have custody as the case worker said because I had a case over 20 years ago.But I wasn't reported for abuse or neglect I am the one who called to ask for help I was a single mom when my... Read more »
the mother, my fiancé and I live in FL for 4 months now. The daughters father who has not seen her in over 2 yrs filed several motions and apparently already has an order for us to return to tn and give him child. Are cops going to show up at my door? Help. No extra money. Scared to death. She is... Read more »
answered on Mar 15, 2023
I am assuming from your question that there is a custody order that was either issued by a Tennessee court or was registered with Tennessee as a foreign judgment. I am assuming that the custody order gives the father certain visitation rights.
When you moved from Tennessee to Florida,... Read more »
answered on Mar 15, 2023
Yes. Assuming that no other court case was filed before now, jurisdiction would be in Tennessee, not Florida. The Uniform Child Custody and Jurisdiction Act (the law in both states) would require that the child has been in Florida for at least six months before exclusive jurisdiction would be in... Read more »
We live in Florida in mom's two bedroom and my wife says it's the law that he has his own room at 10. Currently we have one room to share, separate beds and I don't have any visitors to my mother's home. We have raised 2 very successful daughters, but since our divorce 2 years... Read more »
answered on Mar 16, 2023
There is no law that says a 10 year old must have their own bedroom. The legal standard is "best interests of the child." As long as you can show that you have a safe and healthy environment for the child you are meeting your obligation. Speak with a local family lawyer for more specific advice.
I am on my daughters birth certificate the mother and I are no longer on good terms but she wants to take her out of state without my consent.
answered on Mar 7, 2023
If you have never been to court regarding the child then you need to file a petition for paternity. A paternity lawsuit will establish and protect your rights as the father. Issues like school and moving will be covered by "shared parental responsibility" which means that both parents... Read more »
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answered on Feb 28, 2023
If you are a minor in Florida then your parents are in control. If they are divorced then normally they must agree on where you go to school. If they cannot agree then the court will choose which parent decides. Good luck.
I am also a US Army veteran who qualifies for a pro bono case if it's available.
And they're trying to suspend my license I have court tomorrow I filed today for another modification through the judicial court does that still buy me time to get back in court to show that I'm doing my part and they won't suspend my license
answered on Feb 21, 2023
You are always able to motion the court to not suspend your driving privilege. The court wants you to work to earn money to pay the child support. Explain that you cannot work without your drivers license. As long as you can demonstrate that you are making your best efforts to work and pay your... Read more »
Mother behind in rent from loss of job on 10/31. Mother back at work 12/19. She's trying to get caught up.
answered on Feb 13, 2023
Timesharing and child support are two separate issues. You cannot have timesharing taken away because you are not paying child support. Speak with a local family lawyer for more specific advice.
Judge allowed mother to temp relocate back to NY. I have to pay travel expense for my son who is 5 years old which consist of flight ($300-$500) in addition unaccompanied minor fee ($300RT).
answered on Feb 8, 2023
Generally speaking, when a party is unemployed, for child support purposes, they are imputed (assumed) to be earning minimum wage. If you cannot afford the timesharing based on a minimum wage income then you should return to court and ask for a modification. Because this can be a complex issue... Read more »
4 years ago my son’s grandparents tricked me into signing over temporary custody by extended family to them (and they live in a different state.)
They have recently moved to a yacht so I don’t have a physical address of my child. And they are also refusing to let me visit him. I want... Read more »
answered on Jan 30, 2023
This response is only based on Florida law. You need to return to whatever court issued the order that the grandparents have custody. Whether by your agreement or not, you need to ask the court to change the order and return custody to you. The rest of your questions will resolve after you take... Read more »
My fiancé has 50-50 custody for his children he got divorced several years ago and this has been the ongoing situation since the separation. This year she quit her job of 20 years and has not seeked employment since. She is now looking to take my fiancé back to court and fight for full custody... Read more »
answered on Jan 18, 2023
Timesharing and child support are modifiable until the children turn eighteen. To modify child support you have to show a change in the parent's income that was out of their control. If a parent just decides not to work the court will presume (impute) the income that they were earning.... Read more »
answered on Jan 13, 2023
The father would have to abide by whatever visitation terms the court has ordered.
My sons father keeps him from me when he gets mad. This past time is because I forgot to text him. I just want legal paper on when each of us had our time with him.
answered on Jan 11, 2023
If you are not married then you, as the mother, already have 100% control of the child. If you want something formal and legal then you need to file a petition for paternity. Through that process you will get a parenting plan which is a written agreement between the parents regarding all rights and... Read more »
I have 3 children who's mother lives in Michigan and me and my wife live in Florida. I've had the children for about 8yrs. Their mother wants them for the summer. We have not been through family court for any visitation but she has came to visit a couple of times in the last 8yrs. What... Read more »
answered on Jan 2, 2023
A notarized letter probably wouldn't make much difference were she to fail to return the children as agreed. I assume that the mother of the children and you were never married, or there would be something in the divorce decree about custody and visitation. It would be best if a court case... Read more »
I got divorced in 2019 in Florida. When we calculated child support I had zero overnights with my two children. I now have them about 1/3 of overnights. I also make more money than I did when I got divorced. I can't afford to pay a lawyer to help me with the modification. Our divorce was very... Read more »
answered on Dec 28, 2022
There is no requirement for you to have a lawyer to file a modification. You will be expected to follow all of the rules that apply. If your situation continues to be contentious then expect it to be that way for the modification as well. Speak with a local family lawyer for more specific advice.
answered on Dec 27, 2022
Your parental rights cannot be taken from you unless you (A) are in a Circuit Court proceeding with the opportunity to contest it, and a court order is issued (which may be appealed), or (B) you voluntarily give up your rights in writing (for example, if you give your child up for adoption).
My son and me have not lived with his father or in the same state as him since my son was 7 months old, he is currently in prison and due to be released in a matter of weeks. He speaks to him daily, as many times as he would like but i know when he gets released he will threaten to take my son away... Read more »
answered on Dec 23, 2022
If you believe living with him might be detrimental for you and your son's well being, talk to a lawyer right away to know the best action.
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