Florida Child Custody Questions & Answers

Q: My ex-wife is planning on leaving the state next Friday with my kids is there anything I can do about it?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Florida on
Answered on Oct 17, 2017

What does your divorce decree say about time sharing (a/k/a custody/ visitation)?
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Q: If I file for divorce and my husband doesn’t want custody or anything to do with the kids Is this allowed?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Florida on
Answered on Oct 17, 2017

One way or another you are going to "share" the children. That is the law. Infidelity does not matter.
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Q: If I’m a stay at home mom and file for divorce Can I get primary custody of our kids?

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Florida on
Answered on Oct 17, 2017

The two of you are going to "share" the children. Nobody gets "primary custody." The schedule will be based on both parents availability as well as the parents historical roles. Since you are a stay at home mom presumably you have done most of the work regarding the children. This will be a factor in your favor but does not mean that he will be excluded from sharing time with the children.
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Q: Are grandparents allowed in Florida Family Court during hearings involving our daughters son ?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Florida on
Answered on Oct 9, 2017

Her attorney represents your daughter, not you. That might be the reason the attorney won't give you a straight answer.

You might need to retain your own attorney.

Generally, whether or not he pays child support is immaterial to questions of visitation.
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Q: I have a court order support for my son in nyc but I moved to Florida. My son is turning 18 and is moving here.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Florida on
Answered on Oct 7, 2017

He can go where he wants, once he turns 18.

What does the order say about support after age 18?
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Q: I still owe my son's mother back child support do I still have to pay to her if I get full custody of my son

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Florida on
Answered on Oct 6, 2017

A change in custody does not change any support that you already owe. Make sure that you get a court order regarding the change.
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Q: Help with emergency child custody

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Florida on
Answered on Oct 6, 2017

You dad should request for your custody and also parenting responsibility. Ask him to consult Attorney that handles such issues
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Q: I was granted sole physical & legal custody of my son in MD. Does my later marriage with his father change the MD order?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Divorce for Florida on
Answered on Oct 5, 2017

Your current issue is to formalize Divorce. Your child is already in your legal custody. Support & parenting issue has already supposed to be settled by Court in MD. Child custody and parenting might come up at Florida provided challenged by the other side.

As you will be in touch with your local Attorney, consult this aspect also.
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Q: Will I be able to get custody of my children if I am a stay at home mum.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Divorce for Florida on
Answered on Oct 4, 2017

Is there a decision of court for child custody? or you are expecting to have one unless divorce is formalized.
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Q: Can my ex take my son back from me after allowing him to live with me after court order

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Florida on
Answered on Oct 3, 2017

You are bound by whatever court order is in place. If you want to change the order, even by agreement, you must go to the court that issued the order to notify them of the change.
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Q: Paternity test positive. What paperwork is needed to get legal custody and change last name. Mother asked father to take

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Florida on
Answered on Oct 3, 2017

If it has never been done, the father needs to file a Petition for Paternity. There is no form for mother to "sign over her rights." Google "florida family law forms" and look at paternity pleadings.
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Q: my child lived with me her hole life. Father filing for 50/50 custody to avoid support. What happens now.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Florida on
Answered on Oct 1, 2017

How old is your child? Whatever the case may you cannot deprive him of parenthood which qualify him for partial custody!! /clarify your question??
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Q: I have three kids, two fathers. There is child support mandated, but no custody arrangement. Can I move to IL?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Florida on
Answered on Sep 29, 2017

Yes, you can move, as long as there is no pending custody case, and you are not trying to hide the kids' location from their fathers. Keep in mind, however, either father could sue you in Florida for custody or visitation, until the children have lived in Illinois (or wherever) for at least six months.
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Q: I'm a PR, housewife and my kids are American And Singaporean. How can I have custody of the kids and move to spore

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Child Custody for Florida on
Answered on Sep 29, 2017

Does the father of the children agree with your desire to move the children to Singapore?
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Q: I have my kids every other weekend. Do I have to give my ex address information on where I will be with the kids?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Florida on
Answered on Sep 28, 2017

You may not have to but why keep it a secret? If she asks then you need to tell her. As long as you are properly caring for the children you should not get in trouble.
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Q: Daughter & boyfriend moved to Fl from IL 3 months ago. They have 2 yr old. She wants to leave to Tx ro be with family

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on
Answered on Sep 27, 2017

I can only advise on Florida law. In Florida, if there is no court order of paternity or other court order regarding the child then the mother can move wherever she wants with the child.
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Q: If I got a second job after I separated to meet the ends. Will that count in my child support calculations?.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Florida on
Answered on Sep 26, 2017

The court will consider all of your income when calculating child support.
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Q: My granddaughter had a 3 year old daughter she passed and the boyfriend took child out of home is that legal?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Florida on
Answered on Sep 21, 2017

There are several details you have not supplied:

1. Is the boyfriend the child's father?

2. Does he have any court-ordered custodial rights?

If the answers to those questions is "yes", what he is doing is probably "legal".
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Q: I have unresponsive attorney I filed a pro se emergency motion. Judge signed ord strik mot cause no atty??? Help

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Florida on
Answered on Sep 21, 2017

You need to fire your attorney first, and ensure the court recognizes your decision. Generally the court prefers that you have legal representation, and if you discharge your lawyer the court will generally give you time to find a new one. However, I am not a family law expert, and there may be different rules that apply in such proceedings.

If you provide a case number and court where the matter is pending, you will get a better response on a website like this.

Good luck!...
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Q: I live in FL. I have a child support order against me from AL. The mother of my child has relocated to GA. Need help

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Florida on
Answered on Sep 20, 2017

You need to begin where the child lives to establish timesharing. Next contact the state agency that is currently collecting the child support.
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