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Q: I got a letter in the mail from my estranged husband which is law forms 12.922(a) motion for default and 12.922(b).

What are these forms? What do they mean?

0 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Child Custody for Florida on
Q: Final Judgement of Injunction. Supervised Safety Parenting Plan. Question

LOCATION: Parent shall spend his/her time with child(ren) at the following locations:

-Designated location by petitioner.

-Other, parent shall have unsupervised timeshare if registered and compliant with SoberLink requirements.

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Q: Is my husband entitled to any money from father’s house bought in 1981 w/ step-mom?

They had no kids 2gether. She had a couple from previous marriage & he had my husband.

FIL just passed, Step-mom wants to see & move closer to kids near Bradenton. Does my husband get half of house now or after she passes say 20 yrs from now? If she doesn’t volunteer the money, my... View More

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answered on Feb 27, 2024

This answer is based on Florida law. It sounds like you are asking about an inheritance. The first thing to do is read the documents (perhaps a will) that states what is supposed to happen with the property. If step mother brings papers to sign either read them carefully or tell her that you want... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Florida on
Q: Hi! My husband of 44 years and 8 months divorced me without letting me know and remarried. How long to contest it?

Also I bought a casa in a senior community and since I wasn’t at age I put the house in his name and me as wife. The house was a gift from a couple that I took care of until both died. Since this house now is my income after he left, I went to stay with my daughter and rented the house.

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Q: My 6 yr old daughter came home from school with a bruise stating teacher pulled chair from her because she was talking.

How do i handle this ?

My son picked my 6 daughter up from school and called me to tell me teacher pulled chair from under her and hurt her arm. Shows bruise when she gets home. Called school to report it and was told to come in to make a report. I will be there first thing.

I... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence and Family Law for Florida on
Q: Can a domestic violence victim move from miami fl to Orlando fl and take her 2 year old child without the consent of the

Other parent who happens to be the abuser?

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answered on Feb 21, 2024

If there's a criminal case pending there's likely a "no contact" order in place, which should protect you during the pendency of the case. However, on the civil side, there may be a custody/visitation decree from a court that you should be mindful of and not violate. All this is... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Elder Law and Health Care Law for Florida on
Q: Temporary POA Florida

2 doctors letters state: My dad is not able to make his own financial or personal decisions without his DPOA Daughter(that me). Daughter is also dads Healthcare surrogate.. Daughter Is going on vacation and wants to give the private nurse Temporary POA. Daughter wants the doctors nurses hospitals... View More

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Q: I need a lawyer to fight judge decision of guardianship to a company. ExCon brother allowed to live with my mom.

Lost guardianship. Mom’s lawyer shared office space with judge husband after being told this by judge.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on
Q: My ex-husband signed for a loan during marriage. I did not sign. He's in prison and trying to add my name to this loan

In divorce decree states I am to pay even tho I did not sign. What do I do?

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
answered on Feb 15, 2024

If that's what the divorce decree provides, you are obligated to pay according to the decree.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Child Custody for Florida on
Q: Do I have to have a separate room for my daughter in order to win custody. Currently temp time share. Want sleepovers.

I have a 4 year old daughter. I am currently going threw a divorce. my Divorce lawyer tells me that I have to get my own place. I live with my brother and I have my own room. I am on the lease now. I told my DL that I can give my daughter my room and I can set up the livingroom for myself. So it... View More

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
answered on Feb 15, 2024

You should believe what your attorney tells you; or get another attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Florida on
Q: What happens if the non-custodial parent moves to Puerto Rico to avoid paying child support in FL?

He doesn't own a vehicle nor does he have a driver's license

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answered on Feb 18, 2024

The child support obligation will continue to accrue like any other debt. At some point you can return to court and get a judgment against the obligor (the one who owes). Unfortunately you are correct that if the payor never has money or traceable income it will be difficult to collect.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Florida on
Q: Is there any recourse for noninvolved biological parent paying child support?

Father learned child existed when age 2 or 3. Paternity confirmed and support judgement put in place. Usually taken from paychecks. Father has not ever seen, met or provided any coparenting for child. Mother moved out of state. Since being unemplyed payment stopped, driver's license... View More

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answered on Feb 13, 2024

The short answer is that there is no way for you to get completely out of your child support obligation. You can definitely return to court and ask to have your drivers license reinstated. You can ask the court for a modification if you are not already paying the minimum. The court will not allow... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning, Family Law and Probate for Florida on
Q: My father passed away 1/25/2024 at his residence in Zephyrhills, FL. He had a live in girlfriend/ caregiver of 12+ years

My father passed away 1/25/2024 at his residence in Zephyrhills, FL. He had a live in girlfriend/ caregiver of 12+ years. She stated he did not have a will. She is refusing to give us any of his ashes or any of his personal items that we are requesting. She has ceased all contact and will not speak... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Civil Rights for Florida on
Q: Hello everyone, I am in need with your help to find an attorney or hire an attorney is against the DCF case ASAP.
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answered on Feb 24, 2024

If you're facing a case involving the Department of Children and Families (DCF) and feel the need for legal representation, it's important to act quickly to secure assistance. Start by reaching out to trusted friends, family members, or community resources for recommendations or referrals... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Child Support and Family Law for Florida on
Q: Can my wages be garnished if I am a 1099 employee making less than 750 per week. My gross was 33K and AGI is 21K for 23

I am also a stage 4 cancer patient with two children living with me ages 16 and 14

Barry W. Kaufman
Barry W. Kaufman
answered on Feb 9, 2024

The creditor is entitled to a garnishment. In Florida, the debtor has exemptions to the garnishment action, which the debtor must declare and prove at a hearing on those exemptions. If a garnishment action is filed, the action is directed to the debtor's employer, who must immediately withhold... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Family Law, Real Estate Law and Probate for Florida on
Q: My grandfather had a deed done in his trust's name. Is it too late too record it now that he has passed?

My Mom is the trustee and recipient of the contents of the trust. I am trying to help her get that deed recorded so the property can be put into her name.

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answered on Feb 9, 2024

It is not too late to record a deed even after the grantor, in this case, your grandfather, has passed away, especially if the deed was executed (signed and notarized) properly while he was alive. Since your mother is the trustee and beneficiary of the trust, she has the authority to record the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on
Q: How can I terminate parental rights of my children’s father when he is in a different country and I can not serve him?

I was divorced in December of 2021 and was awarded temporary sole custody. I would like to terminate the father’s parental rights on basis of abandonment. He has not seen his kids in over two years and has provided zero financial support.

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answered on Feb 12, 2024

What are you trying to accomplish by terminating the other parent's rights? You already have full control. Speak with a local family lawyer for more specific advice.

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Florida on
Q: We have a 17 yr old son who has ran away in the past. This last time he chose to leave and has remained gone. Help

I need to see from a legal stance what we need to do to avoid any legal issues. He has no job, is a SR in HS and we believe he is going from friend to friends each night. We have reported him as runaway previously but when he threatened to do it on 1-28-24, we allowed it. I have been keeping... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Florida on
Q: Is he required to continue child support agreed through mediation until we get accurate information?

We had mediation for time sharing and child support my income was more than half less than what mediator put I vacated the order.

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answered on Feb 8, 2024

Both parties are required to follow any court orders that are in place. If you had the child support order set aside then there is no specific obligation. However, when child support is established there will be a retroactive component owed. Speak with a local family lawyer for more specific advice.

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Q: I’m having problems with my child’s mother. Is it better for me to stay in the same house or let her have it and go?
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answered on Feb 8, 2024

That is a question that only you can answer. In court, the legal standard for children‘s issues is what is in the best interests of the child. You also need to consider the financial impact of two households. Speak with a local family lawyer for more specific advice.

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