While you are married, generally, each of you are free to do what you want. It is only when a divorce is filed that you can receive the protections that I believe you are seeking. Alimony is based on several factors but the focus is based on two main factors which are need and ability (your need to...Read more »
My wife moved to Maryland with our two kids without my consent and knowledge. I still provide her with financial support for the sake of the kids. She left Florida on July 11, 2022 (38 Days ago as of August 18, 2022). I would like to file for divorce first and deal with custody issue later. We do... Read more »
We would need more information to answer this question. For example, how long has she been out of state as this will have an effect on jurisdiction. It may be best to contact an attorney to discuss your case before proceeding.
We had a child support case in FL. It is completely paid off (she is 23 now and not in school). FL enforced it and we always paid through FL, now PR says that we owe child support through them. We were never contacted by PR and had no idea that there was a case. We found out because they just now... Read more »
You can start by providing PR with whatever FL documents that you have showing payments and satisfaction. Your ex can prepare an affidavit saying that the child support was paid in full in FL and that they are not requesting anything further. If that does not work then you may need to consult with...Read more »
You can contact whatever agency was collecting the support. Big picture, in Florida, it is the Central Depository or State Disbursement Unit. If, in fact. they had collected any child support they should have tried to forward it to you (assuming that you are the obligee) already. I do not think...Read more »
If child support enforcement has put a restriction on your passport then you will need to file a motion to lift the restriction. If there is no restriction then you can get a passport as you normally would. There is no such thing as a temporary or limited passport. Speak with a local family lawyer...Read more »
The court ordered DNA when she wanted child support money. He is still not on birth certificate, but now 13 years later and his sentence is 40 years. His half sister found him in prison when their father died. Didn't even know of each other. Now she has hired him a lawyer in prison and he... Read more »
Has taken most of belongs from home. Has vehicle at know drug house and tag in my name. And says car has been towed. Lied to issue a temporary injunction on me. Is clearly on drugs. And a lot more that has happened
You can file for divorce by publication if you have exhausted all efforts to locate your wife. You must prove that you made genuine efforts to locate your wife but turned to be fruitless. Prepare a dissolution of marriage notice for publication and get it...Read more »
Though I am getting my paralegal degree, I haven't reached family law and I'm scared I am going to lose my case and be placed on child support, and even lose my rights to my daughter. I am reaching out because I need help I'm just a full-time paralegal student mom and cashier who is... Read more »
Separated as of Jan 2022, he left home. Lease is thru July 30,2022 we are both listed on list he has been paying half the rent but not any child support. Will him paying half rent count as child support?
While it is not automatically considered child support, if you and the child are living in the home and he is not, he can make the argument that the half rent payment is for the benefit of the child. Speak with a local family lawyer for more specific advice.
You still have to pay your child support even for the time that you are in jail or prison. Imprisonment is unquestionably a "substantial change in circumstances," which means you will be unable to earn an income to pay child support. However, the law in Florida upholds that it is still in...Read more »
presently lives in the State of Pennsylvania. The defendant is in arrears for the entire disposition (hasn't made any payments). The defendant is due to receive a large sum of money soon. Where and how do I obtain the arrears owed to me.
Our son is secondary beneficiary. I heard I will get denied bc in Florida the divorce immediately deleted you as beneficiary. He wanted to keep this policy to ensure security for the kids if he passed.
I am unaware of any statutory provision cancelling your right to be the beneficiary of his life insurance on account of your divorce. Go ahead and apply for the life insurance proceeds. If the insurance company is aware of such a provision, your son will of course get paid instead. If he is a...Read more »
See if your county has an agency that helps with child support enforcement. Sometimes it is the State Attorney's office. Sometimes it is the Attorney General's office. If they are paying through the state disbursement unit then you have a specific record of what is paid and what is owed....Read more »
(Is this possible)Can I legally get a document notarized saying “I will not pay child support.” And if she signs she agrees, will it protect me from child support. If she signs but still pushes for child support etc will she face legal actions?
We are both military she is Air Force. I am army national guard on a deployment. She is not going to allow me in the kids life and is going to send me court docs requesting protection. No domestic violence has occurred.
In Florida, if you want to assert your rights you would need to file a petition for paternity. In Florida if you take no action the mother will have full legal custody and control of the child. Speak with a local family lawyer for more specific advice.
In general, jurisdiction of the court lies where either parent or the child lives. If you are in agreement then you can enter into a parenting plan without court intervention or involvement. I am assuming that the parents are not married so legally this would be a paternity matter. The issue that...Read more »
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