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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Military Law for Florida on
Q: Will a POA suffice so I can take over my husband’s coparenting agreement while he is in school for his new assignment?

My husband, who is in the Air Force, is leaving for about five months to tech school to cross train to his new AFSC. There is a parenting agreement in place for my stepdaughter and right now we have her every other weekend (Friday - Monday). Will a military POA suffice so I can take over my... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
answered on Sep 23, 2022

The Judge was the ONLY person who established your husband's visitation rights, and the Judge is the only person who can answer this question. Do NOT rely on a "military POA." Ask the Judge.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Florida on
Q: how can I protect my new spouse from my child support case in Puerto Rico?

my ex girlfriend may open a child support case on me if she finds out i am newly married. Can my pre nup in Florida protect my new wife from my ex trying to add my new wifes personal income for child support case in Puerto Rico?

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
answered on Sep 23, 2022

The mother of your child cannot force your wife to pay child support in Florida, whether the mother sues in Florida, Puerto Rico, or elsewhere. Child support would be your obligation, not that of your wife. If your ex does file for child support, you and your wife probably should not own property... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on
Q: I am divorced over 17 yrs kept the married name but want to change to my Maiden surname.

I have 4 children all over 19 actually the youngest will be 20 this Nov. Who also want to change their last names to my Maiden name. I would like to know how we start. Florida residents. Thank you.

Destardes Moore
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Destardes Moore
answered on Sep 22, 2022

You would need to file a Petition for Change of Name (Adult). The Petition and Instructions can be obtained at the Clerk's office or online. Good luck!

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Libel & Slander for Florida on
Q: I need help finding the right lawyer... I don't know which one to talk to about a faults DCF claim against me...

There's other things my family has done to me that I need help with... Thank You!!!

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Florida on
Q: How do I get put in protective custody

I need help getting into protective custody in fear of my life and sons life

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Domestic Violence for Florida on
Q: My ex is emotionally abusive and need a restraining order. If I have one does that mean I'll be the one who has to move?

We have 2 kids and I have 1. So 3 kids. I'm also on ssi disability. He's been emotionally abusive towards me for the last almost 7 years. I'm the the point my mental state fant take it anymore. Literally. Do I have to move out or will he?

0 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Family Law and Military Law for Florida on
Q: My husband leaves on a military assignment in Jan ‘23. He has half custody of my stepdaughter. How do I become her guard

My husband leaves on a military assignment in Jan ‘23. He will be gone for about five months. He has half custody of my stepdaughter. How do I become her temporary guardian while he’s away so we are able to keep the same co-parenting schedule? We currently have her every other weekend (Friday -... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Florida on
Q: Child support lawsuit Vs. Disability

The mother of my child filed a lawsuit against me for child support money. I haven’t worked in three years due to work injuries and I’m unable to work because of my restrictions. I send my medical files to the department of revenue. I asked them to modify my support payment. Even when I was... Read more »

Rand Scott Lieber
Rand Scott Lieber
answered on Sep 20, 2022

You must deal directly with the court that issued the child support order. File a motion and explain your situation. Timesharing and child support are not directly related, meaning if one parent withholds the child that is not a reason to not pay child support. You are raising complicated issues... Read more »

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0 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Florida on
Q: Child support lawsuit Vs. Disability

The mother of my child filed a lawsuit against me for child support money. I haven’t worked in three years due to work injuries and I’m unable to work because of my restrictions. I send my medical files to the department of revenue. I asked them to modify my support payment. Even when I was... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Florida on
Q: I need to make a letter from attorney citing the statute with a photocopy of the statute me and my sons dad is behalf

to send the us passaport and iMIGRATION OFFICE

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support, Social Security, Divorce and Family Law for Florida on
Q: Child support lawsuit Vs. Disability

If I’m unable to work because I’m disabled. Can the mother of my child sue me for money even if I have medical evidence? I just gave the court my documents files for proof but the mother of my child is still pursuing a lawsuit to give her money when I can not work at all.

Pamela J. Fero Esq.
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Pamela J. Fero Esq.
answered on Sep 19, 2022

File a modification on child support to adjust your payment while you are in that situation. Do your best to get a job when you can so you can still support your child. It is every parent's responsibility to provide for their children.

Talk to your attorney to know how best to proceed.

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0 Answers | Asked in Adoption and Family Law for Florida on
Q: What is involved in simple adoption of young adult? Approximate cost for completion?

Young adult who wishes to belong to my family rather than her past.

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Florida on
Q: What to do if the Court is admittingly out of compliance (time) with a rule or statute and proceeds to Final Order?

FOR EXAMPLE: A.) Fla. Stat. § 39.809 says: "...the adjudicatory hearing must be held within 45 days after the advisory hearing". B.) Then the Court openly states - on the record - that the process is going to be out of compliance of the 45 days - per § 39.809 (75 days total) and says... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Florida on
Q: In the state of Georgia can a 16 year old decide if she wants to live with mother or father?

My daughter is currently living with her father in Georgia and I live in Florida. We have shared custody of her. She is 16 can she decide where she want to live? Or do the courts decide?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Florida on
Q: I was on child support with my ex husband and he gave me the kids because he no longer could care for them and now that

They are grown he is seeking back child support for the time I had them. What can I do?

Rand Scott Lieber
Rand Scott Lieber
answered on Sep 19, 2022

You need to get a hearing before the court that issued the child support order to explain what happened. You should have returned to court when he gave you the children. Speak with a local family lawyer for more specific advice.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Florida on
Q: My decree states 880 per month child support for 2 children. 1 child turns 18 soon. Decree doesn’t state 440 per child.

When my child turns 18, he has graduated HS, will my supposed now be 440 per month?

Rand Scott Lieber
Rand Scott Lieber
answered on Sep 19, 2022

You should speak with a local family law attorney to recalculate your child support for one child. It does not automatically go to half and it could even be lower than half. More importantly, you want to record the change with the court so that you are protected if there is a dispute in the future... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Florida on
Q: My decree states 880 per month child support for 2 children. 1 child turns 18 soon. Decree doesn’t state 440 per child.

When my child turns 18, he has graduated HS, will my supposed now be 440 per month?

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
answered on Sep 17, 2022

That would be a reasonable assumption. But if the person to whom you pay child support (payee) disagrees, you had better apply to the court to have the decree clarified.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Civil Rights for Florida on
Q: Im sueing a district county how do i serve the lawsuit against a county in a state

Im suing an administrative judge and the county he works, for deprivation of my rights under the color of law, I need to serve a warning of rights violation and a letter of intent to sue to the county but I dont know who in the county i need to have served the summons once I file the lawsuit where... Read more »

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Sep 16, 2022

You should retain counsel to review your case before you actually file it. Judicial officers and prosecutors have immunity from suit with very rare exceptions.

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Florida on
Q: Can I end a temporary custody agreement

I adopted my grandchildren years ago by the state of Florida and ohio I live in ohio and so do the biological parents and they got temporary custody of the oldest child in July but their parental rights were terminated can I end the temporary custody agreement and if so how do I do that

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