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Q: I need help with affording a lawyer for initial proceedings in a divorce.

Married 20 years, separated for 1 1/2 years now. Husband had numerous affairs, and left and moved in with a girlfriend. He keeps EVERYTHING in the business bank account which I cannot access therefore I am with very limited means to afford a retainer or even just begin the process. I am currently... Read more »

Opal Phiona Lee
Opal Phiona Lee answered on Apr 6, 2020

I think it’s best you contact a divorce attorney and schedule a consultation to discuss. It may be possible for a payment arrangement to be made depending on the facts of your case. Some of us here from JUSTIA offer a free initial consultation. Good luck and stay safe.

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Q: My wife wants me to Sign divorce papers that says I've cheated on her by texting other girls But i don't want to

I'm a US Resident and I'm married for 3 years and i have a son but me and my wife didn't live together until the 5th of December 2019 when I moved from Egypt to the USA, And we agreed on getting a divorce and then i will be moving out of Florida and go to live in another state but I will be coming... Read more »

Opal Phiona Lee
Opal Phiona Lee answered on Apr 5, 2020

It is best that you contact a divorce attorney who can review the divorce documents and advise you accordingly - most of us here on JUSTIA do offer a free initial consultation.

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Q: How can I file for divorce during Coronavirus pandemic?

All courthouses in my county (Broward) are closed due to Coronavirus pandemic. Is there an option to submit all the paperwork online?

Rand Scott Lieber
Rand Scott Lieber answered on Apr 2, 2020

Yes, it is called the e-portal. You will have to register. Here is the link: https://www.myflcourtaccess.com/default.aspx

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Q: Divorce reputura inrepalabre on nov.28 2018. But start seperation march 27 2018. Went to florida

Purchase home florida april 4,2018. Is this consider bienes ganaciales.

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Apr 1, 2020

You should ask this question in whatever jurisdiction it is where you were divorced.

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Florida on
Q: Can I have full custody if my ex is not feeding our girls right, or caring for them good enough?

Please i really need help. My soon to be ex husband used to work as a law enforcement for the last 15 years. He suffers from extreme ADHD which got him retired, even though he is been treated, he has problems sleeping, controlling his anger,and with concentration. My girls hate being with him,and... Read more »

B. Elaine Jones
B. Elaine Jones answered on Mar 30, 2020

You need to consult with and retain a family law attorney to assist you in whatever motions or pleadings that need to be filed. Most JUSTIA attorneys offer a free initial consultation. Contact one of us today and let us know that you found us on JUSTIA. Good luck.

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Q: will a foreign notary be recognized in florida. my daughters mother is in thailand

i understand that i can do most of the paperwork for our divorce via email however, i need to know how to get her signature notarized in a manner that is legal in the state of Florida.

Rand Scott Lieber
Rand Scott Lieber answered on Mar 27, 2020

You do not mention what you are having notarized. Different entities have different requirements. Generally speaking, the foreign equivalent of our notary will be accepted.

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Q: What does motion of withdrawal of motion to intervene in a divorce mean... Doors that mean I'm not divorced
Rand Scott Lieber
Rand Scott Lieber answered on Mar 27, 2020

Normally a motion to intervene is filed by the department of revenue to address child support issues. It does not change whether you are divorced or not.

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Q: I pay child support but I do not have a way to contact ex-wife anymore.

we use to talk but I guess numbers have changed again. Before when numbers changed I knew where she lived but now I have no way to get ahold of her and it has been 6 months

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Mar 22, 2020

And what do you want to know? Do you have to continue paying child support? Yes.

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Q: When filing for divorce and returning to my maiden name for my last name, is it also possible to change my first name?
Mr Eric Klein
Mr Eric Klein answered on Mar 19, 2020

It is not. The family court only has jurisdiction under a dissolution of marriage matter to change your name back to your previous name. If you want to change your first name, you will need to file a petition for name change. Good luck!

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Q: We live in Florida, is property in Puerto Rico included in the divorce.

Property was inherited from decreased parent.

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Mar 17, 2020

You should mention it in your court filings. If you cannot agree, in the context of your Florida dissolution case, as to the disposition of the property, it may be necessary to ask a Puerto Rican court to adjudicate title to the property.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Divorce for Florida on
Q: Why is it so hard to figure out child support?

Spouse filled out the worksheet and it seems very wacky. Somehow he calculated it as $60 bucks per kid. He makes about 6K a month and I make about 9K. He will have them for the weekends, though they rarely go over (they are teenagers) would rather hang with friends. I pay health insurance of about... Read more »

Jean Richardson
Jean Richardson answered on Mar 12, 2020

You should have discovered to each other your financial affidavit. This document will show his and your net income. Once you have a financial affidavit and an idea of how many days per wee/month each of you will have the children among other factors, you can calculate child support amount using the... Read more »

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Q: Can I re-fi during a divorce?

Husband agreed that the house is mine. The paperwork is not finalized. Can I re-fi the house?

Rand Scott Lieber
Rand Scott Lieber answered on Mar 9, 2020

You can but while you are still married the other party will need to sign off on the closing. You can refinance in your own name but he will need to sign a quit claim deed regarding title to the property.

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Q: Husband refuses to pay student loans in divorce

During early years of the marriage I found my self unemployed. I went back to college, in doing so, I racked up a bunch of student loans some which are paid off some which are not, maybe like 20K. He does not want to share the burden as he stated they are "mine" however, with my annual Social... Read more »

Victoria Lyn Anderson
Victoria Lyn Anderson answered on Mar 6, 2020

The issue is not if you were working but rather was the debt acquired during the marriage. You would need to obtain documentation to show when they were acquired.

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Q: Who asset is a minors money certificate during a separation?

I have discovered that my spouse has been sending thousands of dollars to a certificate at the bank that I do not have access. I can just see the money leaving. I asked him about it (after the financial affidavit) was submitted, and it was not listed as an asset for anybody. I called the bank, and... Read more »

Beth Louise Clause
Beth Louise Clause answered on Mar 6, 2020

This will need to be addressed at mediation and/or trial. There are a lot of factors that need to be considered. Where is the money that is being deposited coming from? Is the money truly for the benefit of the child? Is your husband the only person who has control over the account?... Read more »

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Q: I want to divorce my husband. Is it best to file for child support first?
Beth Louise Clause
Beth Louise Clause answered on Mar 6, 2020

It is best to get the child support ordered by the Court for many reasons. Use the Florida Child Support Calculator available on-line at www.floridachildsupportcalculator.com/ and calculate how much child support will be and ask that your husband pay that amount while your divorce is pending.... Read more »

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Q: I want to divorce my husband. Is it best to file for child support first.
Victoria Lyn Anderson
Victoria Lyn Anderson answered on Mar 4, 2020

If you want to file for a divorce I would just do that and let child support be handled in the divorce.

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Q: Can a 501C3 non profit started during a marriage using marital funds be included in a florida equitable division

The non profit was also supported by marital funds to cover standing bills such as storage units and marketing

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Mar 2, 2020

If it's a non-profit corporation, it's not "owned" by you or anyone else.

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Q: I agreed to an uncontested divorce, but see that the financial statement my husband filled out on my behalf is wrong

What kind of additional information or correction can I submit to my case before it is finalized?

Mr Eric Klein
Mr Eric Klein answered on Mar 1, 2020

Simply file an amended financial affidavit. Good luck.

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Q: Can my spouse remove themselves off our co-signed rental lease without my permission during an open divorce case?

Also stopped paying utility bill. Can I file contempt or what other type of filing can I use to notify judge?

Jean Richardson
Jean Richardson answered on Feb 28, 2020

A person can be held in contempt of court if he/she violates a previous order specifically directing him/her not to do a certain thing but does it anyway. Was there a previous order directing him/her not to do these things? Otherwise, why would he/she needs your permission to remove their name off... Read more »

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Q: My girlfriend and I want to get married. But first we have to dissolve/ get an divorce from her first marriage

They have been separated for almost 20 years. And we have no idea where he is. Can she still get a divorce with out us knowing where he is. / With out his signature. And how would we go about doing that?

Rand Scott Lieber
Rand Scott Lieber answered on Feb 24, 2020

Yes, it is called a divorce by publication. Schedule a consultation with a local lawyer who can guide you through the process.

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