Florida Child Custody Questions & Answers

Q: My daughter recently fled Florida due to domestic violence which included her husband theatening to kill himself

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on Mar 18, 2015

Answered on Mar 24, 2015

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John Arthur Smitten's answer
If the children lived in FL then you have to deal with the case in FL. You can ask for emergency custody and child support.

Use of a lawyer is recommended.

John A. Smitten, Esquire

Carey Leisure and Neal

622 Bypass Drive, Suite 100

Clearwater, FL 33764

Phone: 727-799-3900/Fax: 727-490-4944

jsmitten@careyandleisure.com

www.careyandleisure.com

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Q: My brothers are not being taken care of.I am living in Germany is there any way that i can get custody? Without a lawyer

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on Mar 22, 2015

Answered on Mar 24, 2015

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John Arthur Smitten's answer
You have to come to the USA.

Use of a lawyer is recommended.

John A. Smitten, Esquire

Carey Leisure and Neal

622 Bypass Drive, Suite 100

Clearwater, FL 33764

Phone: 727-799-3900/Fax: 727-490-4944

jsmitten@careyandleisure.com

www.careyandleisure.com

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Q: How difficult is it to change county's SantaRosa to Okaloosa for custody modification ?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on Mar 19, 2015

Answered on Mar 22, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
It depends upon the facts and the reasons for a change in venue. If the parties both reside in the new county, it should not be difficult, but if one still resides in the original county, it will probably not be changed.

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Q: Can my cps investigator tell me to get off suboxone, which I am legally prescribed, in order for me to get my son back?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on Mar 18, 2015

Answered on Mar 21, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Tell you? Yes. What she said is just her opinion, and it is a good opinion. It is up to the judge.

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Q: I want a full custody for my two kids. My ex wife is mentally unstable to properly take care of kids. What can I do?

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on Mar 15, 2015

Answered on Mar 17, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
You probably have to file a paternity case. Get an attorney on your side.

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Q: My ex has threatened in the past and recently that he's going to take the kids and leave. What can I do?

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on Mar 11, 2015

Answered on Mar 15, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
You need to actually go speak with a family attorney to learn what you should be doing, and what he can and cannot do.

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Q: I have 50/50 custody of my kids. My ex wife does not follow the custody papers I live 16 hours away. What can I do?

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on Mar 12, 2015

Answered on Mar 14, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Get an attorney to review the circumstances, all of them, and advise you.

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Q: I want to leave state with my son but now my son father wont sign for me to go hes an unfit father what can I do now?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on Mar 9, 2015

Answered on Mar 13, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
If there is a court order establishing paternity, you probably need to get permission from the court to move. You do that by filing a relocation petition. Get counsel.

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Q: I can't get my Ex wife to allow our 7yr old son to come live with me. What can I do?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on Mar 8, 2015

Answered on Mar 12, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
You can go hire a family attorney or at least discuss what is possible with a family attorney near you.

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Q: Is it true that the Florida courts are considering giving divorced parents with joint custody the ability to have their

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on Mar 11, 2015

Answered on Mar 12, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Yes, but that would be rare, depending upon the facts of the case and where the parents live in relation to each other.

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Q: I have custody of my son he wanted to live with his dad in Florida so I let him now I am having trouble out of his dad

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on Mar 5, 2015

Answered on Mar 6, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Where was the divorce? Were you even married? You need to go see an attorney, but from what you have written I cannot tell which state you need to see an attorney in.

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Q: Relocation Clause in a custody case can i has no limitation where the i can move in the future without prior authorizati

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on Mar 2, 2015

Answered on Mar 5, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
In order to understand what you are saying, I would need to read the document you refer to.

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Q: My GF and I moved to ohio 5 months ago to attend school. But I'm transferring back to florida can I file for custody?

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on Mar 2, 2015

Answered on Mar 4, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
You better consult with an attorney about this before you try to move.

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Q: We live with he father I haven't worked since I had the baby she's 3 months old if I leave now would he get custody ?

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on Mar 3, 2015

Answered on Mar 4, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
When you need advice, you should go see an attorney. If you are not married to the father, he basically has no rights unless and until he gets to court to establish his rights.

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Q: A friend that lives out of state wants me to take custody Of her unborn baby.do I have to go through the court?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on Mar 2, 2015

Answered on Mar 3, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
You probably need to establish a guardianship. It might be best to speak with a guardianship attorney in MA, as well as in FL.

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Q: My x husband wants to have my son live with him every other week. HE loves him but he's not good raising him alone.Thnx

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on Feb 27, 2015

Answered on Mar 1, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
He's not good raising the child is not a reason for you to get more of the time-sharing. You have to come up with a lot more than this, and fighting over small things like this will not get you what you want. The child simply has to eat before daycare. Talk with the father about this.

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Q: what is the chance to have a major custody of my three kids if my ex wife has been arrested in tampa florida?

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on Feb 27, 2015

Answered on Feb 28, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Just being arrested does not mean much without any facts. Chances? I cannot tell just from a question.

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Q: I have a ex who is currently pregnant can I file for custody before the child is born because of her habits and lack of

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on Feb 27, 2015

Answered on Feb 28, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
You need to go see an attorney about this. It might help you to read F.S. 61.13(3) to learn the factors that the court will be considering in a court battle over a child.

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Q: how do u go bout to file papers for other parent to sighn his rights over.. He doesn't want to pay cs anymore

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on Feb 24, 2015

Answered on Feb 26, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
A parent cannot just sign over rights to a child and as a result not have to pay child support. The court would not allow that.

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