Florida Questions & Answers

Q: Wife and kid that isnt mine

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Florida on
Answered on Nov 21, 2017

First, you must hire a very good lawyer (and this will not be cheap). Then, the attorney will probably file papers with the court to disestablish paternity. If you do not do this ASAP, you could be on child support for a child that is not even your child. Good luck!
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Q: I intend to leave my assets to a family in the Philippines, but where can I find an administrator in the U.S.?

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Florida on
Answered on Nov 21, 2017

You may wish to ask a friend or advisor to serve in that capacity. In Florida, the designated personal representative must either be related to you by blood or marriage, or if not, they must be a Florida resident and not a felon.

You may also request that a bank trust department serve as your personal representative; however, in most cases a corporate fiduciary will only be able to handle estates with a certain asset value.
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Q: What do I need to do now? Durable POA? Mid term dementia...

1 Answer | Asked in Elder Law for Florida on
Answered on Nov 21, 2017

If your Great Aunt is still is capable of meeting with an estate planning attorney and letting an attorney know what her wishes are regarding designating a durable power of attorney or other estate planning, or if she already has an estate planning attorney, then an appointment can be made for her to meet with an attorney who would represent her and make an assessment whether she is capable of executing legal documents.

If she is incapable of understanding or executing legal documents,...
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Q: Wife and paternity

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on
Answered on Nov 21, 2017

You need to decide if you are in or out of the child's life now. You cannot change your mind later. If you are on the birth certificate and you have been raising the child since birth then if you split up you will be responsible for child support and also entitled to share time with the child.
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Q: Can my ex live with someone whom they are in a sexual relationship and not married to while my son is there?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on
Answered on Nov 20, 2017

As long as nothing is happening that is harmful to the chid your ex can live with whomever she wants.
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Q: I am a security officer for a residential community. One of the residents here harasses me, name calling mostly...

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Florida on
Answered on Nov 20, 2017

Are you familiar with the old saying:

"Sticks and stones will break my bones,

But names will never hurt me."?

While names may actually hurt emotionally, unless it is defamation (which also hurts economically or socially), that hurt is not an allowed basis for a civil lawsuit or criminal charges.
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Q: Is it against the law for a 18 year old and a 15 year old to have a non sexaul relationship

1 Answer | Asked in Uncategorized and Criminal Law for Florida on
Answered on Nov 20, 2017

Depends on the nature of the relationship. By non-sexual, I assume you mean a platonic relationship. However if such relationship is, for example, for the purpose of committing crimes, that might be a problem.
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Q: Is it legal to leave home at the age of 19?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on
Answered on Nov 20, 2017

If you are 18 or older, you are an adult and are free to leave.
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Q: What should I do if I don't know exactly when or how I hurt myself?

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Florida on
Answered on Nov 20, 2017

If the injury was sustained on the job, it's covered by workers compensation. The procedures for reporting such an injury should be posted at your workplace. Follow them. Simply state that your injury seems to have occurred on the job, and let them sort it out.
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Q: He's taking my daughter to Israel for his wedding I want her to go be apart of that but I do want her to come back

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support and Civil Rights for Florida on
Answered on Nov 20, 2017

Don't even consider it without first having court-ordered custody.

The expense of international custody litigation is probably enormous. And I imagine that very few attorneys have any experience in that field. Therefore I suggest that you insist that he post a bond in an amount necessary to cover the expense. Obviously, get an attorney to help you with this.
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Q: Is there a staue of limitations on lawyer fes awarded for child custody cases in Fl?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on
Answered on Nov 20, 2017

You're essentially asking about proceedings under Chapter 88 of the Florida Statutes: http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=0000-0099/0088/0088ContentsIndex.html&StatuteYear=2017&Title=%2D%3E2017%2D%3EChapter%2088

I don't see a SOL in that chapter, but if there were one, it would probably be a limitation on bringing an action. Assuming an action is brought within the applicable SOL (if any), an award of attorney fees (to the obligor, if he or she...
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Q: My daughter's father wants to take my daughter to Israel I just want to make sure she comes back not stay there

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support and Juvenile Law for Florida on
Answered on Nov 20, 2017

The first thing to do is review your agreement. Are you divorced? Is it paternity? Through the court you can require the posting of a bond if you can prove a legitimate concern that they will not reurn.
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Q: I lent my in laws money to purchase a house in a retirement community. We had a contract and they havent fullfilled it.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for Florida on
Answered on Nov 20, 2017

No way to say for sure without first reviewing the contract documents. Also many retirement communities have a resident age restriction that could be an issue.

You need to consult with an attorney in your area to have the documents revieeed and then get specific advise.
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Q: Should I pursue a case in probate court in Florida?

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Florida on
Answered on Nov 20, 2017

You need to consult with a litigation attorney on this issue to get a full evaluation.

No way to say based upon the information presented here.
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Q: Son moved his girlfriend into our home two and a half years ago. They broke up and we all want her to leave

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Answered on Nov 20, 2017

If you own (or rent in your name) the home then you can call the police and tell them that she does not have your permission to stay there.
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Q: Ticket at the FLL airport but didn’t get it or gave my info

1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Florida on
Answered on Nov 19, 2017

It appears that he merely gave you a warning.
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Q: My husband and I are still legally married. We moved away from each other 10 years ago. He recently moved 300 miles

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on
Answered on Nov 19, 2017

Are there children involved? If not, sure; you can go anywhere you want.
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Q: . how long do i have if the property is not sold yet but i received a termination of lease upon sale of premises

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Answered on Nov 19, 2017

You should consult with an attorney; it may be possible to notify the buyer of your lease rights and thus force the buyer to honor the lease. Also, you may have a right to sue your landlord, unless the lease provides for early termination upon sale.
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Q: can I take my child out of the county without a child custody agreement?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on
Answered on Nov 19, 2017

If no court case is pending, and if the father knows where the child will be, yes, you can take the child to Orlando with you.
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Q: what to do if Plaintiff, in repo case, falsely claims I "wrongfully and unlawfully detained and concealed the property"

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Business Law, Consumer Law and Contracts for Florida on
Answered on Nov 19, 2017

"[You] deny that portion of Paragraph _____ which alleges that Defendant "wrongfully and unlawfully detained and concealed the property",
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