There were restraining orders in place as he was found guilty of sexually abusing our son in family court and I had full custody. I am not in contact with his wife or family but I know that he was receiving social security benefits as he was terminally ill and owned a business. I spoke with a good... Read more »
Maybe, it depends on whether there is a probate and what assets exist that are probated. You would make a claim against the probate estate and if there are enough assets then you could possibly get reimbursed. You will want to check with the clerk of the court in the county where he lived to see if...Read more »
Florida Statute 742.15 applies in this situation. You need to a gestational surrogacy contract as provided in that section. Get whoever asked you to do this to pay for an attorney to draft such a contract for you.
My wife and I were going through a divorce that was rough. She filed an injunction to remove me from the house and gain control of the equity. Eventually her and I were caught with each other consensually. I was violated on the injunction and incarcerated for 22 days and received probation. During... Read more »
You've raised a complex jurisdictional issue. Although you and the child reside in Florida, if Dad files a paternity case in SC before you file a case in Florida, SC law will prevail; but only as it relates to establish paternity. SC does not have the authority to order child support or...Read more »
My child's mother is refusing me visitation and keeps procrastinating visitations. She's had me locked up for something I didn't do and now she's trying to keep me out of my son's life. She made me get vaccinated to see my child. Then denied. I haven't seen my kid sence his birthday.
My ex and I were separated, living in different states when I got pregnant with my daughter. He doesn't want to be her legal father and I don't want him to be either. Her biological father didn't want to be involved in her life and he's had no contact with her most of her (2 years) life.
OK so there is a presumption that any child born during the marriage would be the child of the man that you were married to. To disprove that, you would bring a paternity action against the biological father and the DNA test would most likely as you suggest, conclude that he is the father. Once...Read more »
A DCF worker came with the person making the complaint in order to get custody of the child. The complaints were lies. It was even information that wouldve been impossible for them to know if it had been true due to the fact they live in miami and I live in Lakeland plus they never had any... Read more »
1st offender, woman/mom. Used weapon other than gun, was picked out of lineup, texts with pictures, phone logs with victim minutes prior to crime, toll logs of witness described vehicle leaving area within minutes of the crime. Being held on no bond. Concerned mainly what kind of trouble is mom... Read more »
In Florida, there are sentencing guidelines for each offense that typically drive a prosecutor's state offer and factor into a judge's decision on an appropriate and lawful sentence. A first time armed robbery conviction would score a substantial prison sentence. If a person has prior...Read more »
We cared for 2 foster children (brothers) for 1 year and then the court decided to place them back with Mom and Dad. Mom and Dad are not married and no longer live together. Mom reached out to my wife and I, 9 months later ( December 1, 2021) to take the boys temporarily as they are being evicted... Read more »
So, in short, you are taking care of the children but you don't have a notarized document from the mother authorizing you to do so, and she is now "harassing" you about the situation. Continue to take care of them until a responsible parent (the father, I assume) takes them back, or...Read more »
Question number one is have you been to court before? If the answer is yes then file where you were in court before. If you have never been to court then you can file where either parent lives; however, it is probably better to file where the child lives since the court will have more control,...Read more »
Fosters want to adopt 3siblings and stop all visitation. They are 9,7,7,6yrs old.. everything I read goes against cutting sibling ties, do I file contempt? Will the respondent be the foster agency or foster parents?
I am in a non ideal living situation due to the cost of living in the area. I cannot afford housing that would be suitable for myself and my two children. Moving would grant them and myself a better home setup (my job would follow). We have no legal custody agreement in place but he gets regular... Read more »
If you have never been to court for paternity, including child support, then you have full control over relocation. However, since the children have been continuous residents of Florida for the past six months, if you move and the the father immediately goes to court, he could attempt to force you...Read more »
You can apply for a court appointed lawyer and if you meet the requirements for one the court should appoint another court appointed lawyer. You can call the local clerks office or the judge's judicial assistant and ask them what their procedure for this is.
If you are saying that you want to move to New York with the child, that doesn't sound like a good idea and can be the basis for legal action against you. You should consult a family law attorney in your area.
The court in New York would have jurisdiction, assuming that the child had been in New York for at least six months when the child's father filed there. It's where a complaint seeking custody was first filed, not whether you were served, that matters. If you subsequently file in...Read more »
Agreement states I see my kids every other weekend, i requested my ex for more time, she refused. My kids requested to spend more time with me, their mom refused. They dont want to go back to their mom after their visit, they feel overly stressed and distraught. A Lawyer i spoke to said there is... Read more »
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