Family Law Questions & Answers

Q: no court order but still paid child support, what age does child support end in the state of florida? child is now 20..

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on Apr 24, 2015

Answered on Apr 26, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
No you are not obligated to pay child support. It usually stops at 18, unless the child is still in high school and reasonably anticipated to graduate prior to turning 19.

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Q: can my husband divorce me if he lives in California and i live in florida?

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Florida on Apr 24, 2015

Answered on Apr 26, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
You need to speak with an attorney in California, and probably one in Florida too.

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Q: Would the mother have to pay the father child support?

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Florida on Apr 25, 2015

Answered on Apr 26, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
That would be the goal for the attorney you hire, and the attorney would work diligently to attain that goal. What more can I tell you other than the court can deviate up to 5% of the calculation figure.

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Q: spouses divorce then remarry each other, when is the original support order deemed null and void.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on Apr 24, 2015

Answered on Apr 25, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
To answer your question an attorney will have to do a lot of research of the case law of our state.

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Q: How likely am i to receive Alimony?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on Apr 24, 2015

Answered on Apr 25, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
You need to get an attorney on this matter. You are not likely to get alimony in my opinion based upon what you wrote. But I could be wrong.

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Q: If I file for child support, will custody also be decided?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on Apr 24, 2015

Answered on Apr 25, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
The system does not work the way you want it to. Yes, custody will be determined, time-sharing and parental responsibility have to be addressed just like in a divorce.

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Q: If I make more money than the father. Can he request I pay him child support? I have our son 63% over night.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on Apr 24, 2015

Answered on Apr 25, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
There are not enough of the facts needed here to answer your question fully. It is a complicated calculation. My guess is that you would not pay child support, but that is only a guess.

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Q: what is amount of child support i can get from my child's father if he said he makes only $1000/mo Florida Volusia count

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on Apr 24, 2015

Answered on Apr 25, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Calculating child support has become a very complicated process and you have not provided enough of the necessary facts to make a calculation. The net incomes of the parties, the cost of medical insurance, the time-sharing with the child, and the daycare expense are needed.

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Q: In Florida does a defacto custodian have any rights?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on Apr 24, 2015

Answered on Apr 25, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
No. There would have to be perhaps a petition for temporary custody, but I am not sure it applies. Go see a family attorney in your area about this and guardianship.

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Q: Can you sign over custody of a minor in Florida to another family member even tho there is an open DCF case?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on Apr 24, 2015

Answered on Apr 25, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
No, you cannot just sign over custody of a minor to a family member. The family member would have to file a petition for temporary custody by extended family.There has to be a court order entered. This is not the way to get out of a DCF case.

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Q: Can the potential father of a child hire his friend to be his lawyer?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Ohio on Apr 23, 2015

Answered on Apr 24, 2015

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Matthew Williams' answer
Anyone can hire any attorney he or she pleases provided the attorney is willing to do it. We are sometimes cautious about representing friends or family.

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Q: I am a non-custodial parent and my child will live with me for a year. Am I supposed to pay C/S while she's with me?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on Apr 23, 2015

Answered on Apr 24, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
You are ordered to pay child support and must follow what the order directs until it is modified.

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Q: Am I able to be sued over child support when I never signed birth certificate or had any rights?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on Apr 23, 2015

Answered on Apr 24, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Probably not. But more facts are needed. Go see an attorney.

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Q: My child's father wants parental timeshareing one week with mom one week with dad how can I appeal this

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on Apr 21, 2015

Answered on Apr 23, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Get an attorney. You appeal court orders not what someone wants.

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Q: can child support be required if my wife cheated on me and we divorce?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on Apr 22, 2015

Answered on Apr 23, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Yes, child support can be required. What you need to do is go see a family attorney in your area.

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Q: I got approved for my ICPC my kids are in Missouri the judge overlooked everything can I file here in florida

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on Apr 20, 2015

Answered on Apr 22, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
No, you cannot file here in the state of Florida, but must seek the advice of an attorney in Missouri for now.

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