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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
I was living in Missouri at the time custody was granted to me and the divorce was final. Life was good; I got married again. One night she drink too much, way too much. I locked myself in a room with my son; made a video and I was also in contact with my child’s mom. I filed an order of... Read more »
Assuming that you have shared parental responsibility, if the parents do not agree on schooling (education) then you must return to court and show why it is in the child's best interest to change schools. Speak with a local family lawyer for more specific advice.
She used the attorney to adopt child and got “cost of living expenses “ (10k). My husband is the biological father. The ex was in jail when my husband motioned court for paternity and she wrote a letter saying he wasn’t father and that she adopted him out. After that they dismissed his... Read more »
If the order of dismissal was based in jurisdiction, chances are that the court is not where the child lived at the time of the adoption petition. Contact an attorney licensed to practice law in that state.
You have 20 days to file your Answer to the Petition once you are actually "served" by the process server. It is usually recommended that you also file a Counter-Petition to include your requests for timesharing with the children, alimony, child support, etc... to preserve your rights.
You can file a motion for psychological testing of either parent if you can show that it is relevant to the issues before the court. This is not always easy to show. You also have to consider the expense involved. Are you willing to pay for the evaluations? Discuss these issues with a local family...Read more »
I was dating a girl and she suddenly broke up with me and there was no communication. After 6 months she contacted me to tell me she was pregnant with my child and I ruined her life and she wanted nothing to do with me. I have tried to get in contact with her to meet my son however she has blocked... Read more »
The best way for you to force the issue is to bring a paternity case against her. You would probably need to go to court in Georgia where the child lives. Step one would be to request a DNA test and then go from there. Speak with a local family lawyer for more specific advice.
You can make an argument that if there are no financial issues then the mandatory disclosure for a modification are not necessary. However, if any of the requested modifications change the overnights, which in turn can change child support, then they may be required. If necessary, the focus will be...Read more »
The petition was filed in broward county and I live with my child here in Polk County. I'm trying to submit my answer and relocate the case and not really sure how to go about it. I've been trying lawyers for a consultation with no luck and am running out of time to put in my submission.
You need to answer the petition in Broward county. You can also file a motion to transfer jurisdiction to where you live. Look for a family lawyer with a free consultation. Speak with a local family lawyer for more specific advice.
I want to file a supplemental petition to move the case to the county where I live with my daughter but I have to write a response to the petition filed by her dad in a different county. I don't have transportation to the other county to file in their clerk of courts. Even if I file a... Read more »
You can file your supplemental petition where you live and/or preferably where the child lives. Assuming that all legal issues have been in Florida you can attach the original order to your petition as an exhibit. Relocation can be complex so speak with a local family lawyer for more specific...Read more »
My son is severely allergic to cats and dogs. Their father, who has not seen him physically for three years or had communication with him for two years, was granted visitation on 10/25 by a general magistrate even though my ex-husband refused to carry out what was issued in the report and... Read more »
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