Got along great with ex. So much so she moved across the street. We have 50/50. I got a girlfriend around Christmas and now she is bitter and cold. Always bashing me on social media. Flew our kid from FL to CA for 3 days to see her bf without permission when she was supposed to be in KY with... Read more »
I am assuming that you are the biological mother. If the father has never been to court to establish paternity then you have full legal rights. In this circumstance you can report the father for kidnapping if he refuses to cooperate. If you have been to court for paternity and just do not have a...Read more »
I’m looking to move out of the country with my child. We currently live in Florida. I’ve asked my ex who lives 7,000 miles away if they’ll agree to it. They are being a bit difficult. However, our agreement has no section specifying anything about relocation. How do I know if I really need... Read more »
You are probably going to need court approval to take the child out of the U.S. One reason you ex is being difficult is that, should you not return the child when agreed, international litigation is likely to be very costly. Also, you should be aware that, last time i checked, you will need both...Read more »
My ex is in prison he has been there for a few years and will remain there for many more years the children will be in their late teens/adults when he gets out. He was never really involved in their life beforehand and is all for terminating his rights and allowing my husband to adopt children! My... Read more »
You should consult with an attorney to determine if a Step-Parent Adoption can be done in your case. If you and the biological Father are in agreement with your husband adopting the children, there should not be any major issues with the adoption process.
I've been living with my grandparents for almost 8 months. They've supported me 100%. Mom agreed and even threw me out ( step dad did to) one time. She is toxic emotionally and physically, to me. I lose interest in school and life in general. I'm 17, a Senior in high school have... Read more »
You should have your father consult with an attorney to try to modify the current timesharing order so the Judge can make a determination of what is the best for you based on your current situation. Another alternative will be to file for emancipation, but you will need to meet all the statutory...Read more »
I had been raising my 6 1/2 grandson all his life. 100% by myself for the past 5 years with no help from his mother(my daughter) or his dad. 3 weeks ago his father showed up with his name finally on the B.C. & they also called DCF making outrageous false allegations concerning my 16yo son. The... Read more »
You should consult with an attorney that can assist you after getting more information on your particular case. You could file a Petition for Temporary Custody by Extended Family in Family Court where a Judge will make a determination on whether or not it is in the child's best interest that...Read more »
Oldest child isnt biological the step parents kid. He has been going with his brothers since we split during timesharing with mom how to write that into paperwork without allowing him to be legally adopted his real mom abandoned him 11 years ago but is still on birth certificate I have paperwork... Read more »
Permitting the step-parent timesharing wouldn't be causing the the person to legally adopt - an adoption process would need to be initiated. However, you may be entering into an agreement/contract to give a person rights they may not otherwise have. As such, I strongly suggest you schedule a...Read more »
I have a 6 1/2 yo grandson I have been caring for and supporting all his life. About 3 weeks ago his father showed up to my door with DCF and with his birth certificate. I was told I had to let him go with his father even though the child doesnt even know him. For the past 3 weeks I have been... Read more »
In family court (sounds like paternity in your case) there are no provisions for grandparent visitation. The only way that you might be able to pursue this is through dependency court. Look for a family attorney who specializes in dependency in your area that might give you a free or low cost...Read more »
My ex doesn't have physical custody and lives in another country. My kids and I live in Florida. If it won't affect our custody arrangement and they don't even live nearby (8,000 miles away), do I really need my ex's permission? Our marital settlement also says we shall be free... Read more »
Obviously from your statement you have a long distance parenting plan. You say that the relocation will not change the other parent's timesharing in any way so why don't you just tell them that you are moving? Relocation is about notice also, not just permission. The permission comes from...Read more »
If you are not married, you can't seek a divorce (or dissolution). Thus the laws for disposition of marital property do not apply. Instead, you would have to sue him for "partition" of the property. The property would be sold and each of you would get part of the proceeds....Read more »
I told them in August 2020 that we had a vacation planned in July 2021. It was a week long, and I asked them to switch their one day in the middle of our family vacation and they never answer me. My daughter has told them that she going and they laugh at her. Then our custody agreement states the... Read more »
Since there are only about two weeks left in July, it appears that it may be too late for you to ask the court to order a change to the shared custody arrangement. Next time seek a court order months in advance.
I don’t want to go to jail and I have a son to support and a in the middle of a divorce. I’ve gotten out of a toxic relationship and dealt with abuse growing up and the father is not taking any responsibility for child, the wrong I’ve done is that I took some redbull and used giftcards to... Read more »
Hold on there... DO NOT EVEN THINK OF ending your life over something like this. Only a Florida attorney who practices criminal defense should advise here. But your question was alarming in its nature. You're gonna get through this. Hopefully a Florida attorney knowledgeable in criminal...Read more »
My family has always been very abusive, and as of recently it has gotten worse. They aren't this way to another sibling of mine so I don't want to risk that sibling going into foster care if I call child services. I'm 17 and I have a boyfriend above the age of majority who wishes to... Read more »
Can a married couple enter a time sharing/ parenting plan into the court while being married? If the time sharing / parenting plan gave primary custody to the other parent and was entered into law, does that give one of the two parents full custody of the children while the parents are married?... Read more »
Absent an allegation of harm to the child, or a petition for dissolution, it is doubtful that a Florida court would have jurisdiction to enter an order on such a time sharing plan. So no, there are other matters to be considered in a dissolution.
If you are married in Florida (living in Florida) and have a child, also living in Florida, then the presumption is that both parents have equal rights to the child. The parents can agree to whatever timesharing arrangement (custody) that they want. Unless you invite court intervention you can do...Read more »
You should at the very least file before moving. To be absolutely sure, you would wait for an order approving your motion. But, as I indicated earlier, you could perhaps move first, and then argue that the previous order doesn't apply so as to preclude you from moving back to the same place.
However the move was a mistake due to issues with housing and I was offered better travel jobs in FL but my ex husband refuses to allow me to move back. The paperwork says I have to file with FL if I move 50 miles away from WV. I want to know if I can legally come back to FL. If not how much would... Read more »
It looks like the idea of the present order is to give you ex-husband a chance to object if you move from your present location in West Virginia to a third place. If you move back to the same place in Florida where you were, it doesn't appear to be a problem that the order was designed to...Read more »
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