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Q: If my sister moved to Florida would the father then be required to pay child support for his adult dependent child?

My sister is divorced and has sole custody of their son in NY.

The son recently turned 21 he is autistic and cannot live independently. His mother has sole guardianship and his father lives in Florida but has paid child support since the divorce. The father stopped financial support when... Read more »

Lawrence Allen Weinreich
Lawrence Allen Weinreich answered on Jun 7, 2020

This should be posted in the Florida section as it is a Florida question.

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Q: How to get a signature for being an emancipated adult at 18 for college

Hey I had a question and didn’t know how to really get an answer but it’s about getting a signature from a judge, for my college in order to attend without my parents on my information I was told I needed to get a signature from a judge to state that I wasn’t living with my parents and in a... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jun 4, 2020

I have no idea what college is involved, but I do know that If you are 18 you are already emancipated under Florida law.

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Q: How can you prove child abandonment?/What is considered child abandonment in the state of Florida?

My son and I live in Florida and his father lives in NY. Our son is four years old and father has never came to visit him even though I have openly welcomed him here many, many times to visit. The only times our son has met his father is when I brought him to NY twice. When our son was a baby he... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Jun 4, 2020

What is "it" that he wants you to do for him? The only thing you should do is file for child support.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Child Custody for Florida on
Q: Can I take my daughter from FL and bring her back to Texas. Been trying to get her back since August.

My wife and I have been separated for over 9 years. I had custody of my daughter in texas for over 4 to 5 years due to my daughter being found in the street in fl and being positive for drugs. The department of child services gave me custody. Her mom was able to get her back 2 years ago when she go... Read more »

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

I don't know what you mean by "Her mom was able to get her back 2 years ago, but I kept her. ". Contact the Texas child services agency and ask them.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on
Q: Can a funeral home put your name in an obituary without your consent for someone you don't know? I

My biological father died, I'do not know him, never met him yet his wife put my name in his obituary even after I asked her to remove it she did not and it was published without my permission. They lived in NC,

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jun 1, 2020

Most if not all funeral homes allow the immediate family to write the obituary. And I have never heard of any funeral home that in any way edits any obituary written by the immediate family. However, why not try?

Moreover, once the obituary is written and published in some local newspaper...
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Q: Am I breaking any laws if I deliver my daughter's birthday presents to her foster families address or mailbox
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on May 31, 2020

If she has a foster family, I assume she has been taken from your custody. Is there a court order? Maybe you'd better read it.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support, Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Family Law for Florida on
Q: mom getting child support back pay but want help me buy my prescription?Is t It any way I can get some of the money

I just found out that im lactose anemic and have type 2 diabetes im out of medication i don't have medicade nor insurance my mom has 4 kids from my dad that she is getting child support back pay but im the youngest im 25 and i been on my own since i was 13 years old

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on May 31, 2020

No, you can't get your mother to pay any of it to you. She has no duty to pay for prescriptions for her adult children.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Divorce, Family Law and Domestic Violence for Florida on
Q: What should i do if my parents are gonna refuse to sign the emancipation contract?No consequences are faced if i runaway

Im 17 and for the past 5 months ive been receiving verbal and emotional abuse from my mom because im gay thats been messing up my mental and emotional state to the point that sometimes i just wish i wasnt alive and it keeps happening. A few weeks ago my mom jumped on me and choked me so i did call... Read more »

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on May 30, 2020

Regarding the "contract" you made with your mother, it's not a valid, enforceable contract (even had you signed a proper signature). Minors do not have the legal capacity to enter into contracts, and even if you were an adult, the contract would not be valid for other reasons.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on
Q: How can you get a title of an inherited relative's car that has passed that lived in another state than I reside?

I inherited my aunt's car from her death and there is no available title. I actually have possession of the car, but no title to be able to license or even resale the vehicle. How can I get a new title for this car? My aunt lived in Alabama and I live in Florida. Any and all suggestions is... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on May 30, 2020

I'd start by asking the Alabama DMV. You might want to be ready to explain how you "inherited" it; did she leave it to you in a will.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on
Q: I forgot to include in my question that no one is listed on the birth certificate but me.

Does the reply you gave me stay the same. On moving to another county in Florida.? Thank you for answering my question appreciate it.

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on May 29, 2020

Yes.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on
Q: I would like to move to another county in Florida closer to my mom. Is it possible?

My ex is going to serve me for paternity soon and i just want to have my court cases done in Broward County. I haven't been served yet could i move to Broward County? Also can i move if i do get served?

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on May 29, 2020

Yes, you can move, but if you were residing in your current county when the suit was filed, moving won't enable you to request a change of venue. Yes, you can always move. If you had the child with you moving the child with you would not be allowed (absent a court order allowing it), but I... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Florida on
Q: I’m 17 and my father has joint custody of me and I was wondering if I can cross state lines on my own

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Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on May 29, 2020

Should be ok, but how are you going to buy a plane ticket?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on
Q: Transfer of Guardianship of my disabled sister from Mother to Brother.

I live in Florida, my mother lives in Arkansas with my disabled 40yr old sister. My mother has guardianship and we all agree its time for me to take on the care of my sister. What do i need to do and where do i start?

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on May 28, 2020

It appears you will need to start by looking for family lawyers in Arkansas to start this process. You will also need a Florida family lawyer too; between the two of them it should be a fairly smooth transition--at least on the legal side.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Florida on
Q: if a parent left spouse & babies &not heard from over 16 years ,remarried but we still married ,is it illegible ?

In 2002 my husband of 8 years left and never came back ,no contact of any kind for 16 years,except when found by child support and ordered to pay but hasnt,found out he has remarried last year because his other WIFE posted the event on social media and we arent even divorced,can i hold him... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on May 27, 2020

You have mixed up several unrelated issues; but I will try to untangle them and answer.

1. It is illegal to be married to two different people at the same time--whether in Florida or any other state. It is the crime called "bigamy."

2. If Florida was able to track your...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Florida on
Q: My court order only states that the Memorial Day weekend is with mother and the Labor Day weekend is with father.

My court order only states that the Memorial Day weekend is with mother and the Labor Day weekend is with father. Memorial Day weekend falls on my daughter father weekend. But my order doesn’t give exact details on when I can pick my daughter up it only say mother have Memorial Day weekend. So I... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on May 26, 2020

File a motion with the court, seeking clarification.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Adoption, Child Custody and Civil Rights for Florida on
Q: I have an open dcf case that isnt going good in florida and im pregnant again. My case worker is agaisnt me big time,

Im ready to throw in the towel and give my rights up to my current dcf case ( family first network ), meanwhile me and my current boyfriend live together and thats who im pregnant for now. I want to know if theres a way to give my rights up to him to the baby im carrying now at the hospital without... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on May 23, 2020

Ask your public defender these questions.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on
Q: I have 2 boys with my ex and i was planning to move to Georgia after 4 yrs my ex shows up at my door. Can i still leave

My ex threw his son and my 2 girls out of our RI home while i was pregnant because he met someone and cheated. So i moved to my sister for a few months and decided i needed a better life for my kids and start fresh so i moved to Florida in 2016. I have tried to let him communicate with his child... Read more »

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

Yes, you can still leave unless he first files a lawsuit for visitation or custody. When he kids have been in Georgia for six months, assuming he hasn't filed by then, jurisdiction would be in that state.

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Q: in a simplified diss. of marriage (in Broward), what does it mean when clerk says "multiple pleadings must be added"?

I have already e-filed: (1) family cover sheet, (2) Petition (with me as petitioner; notarized, signed by me & spouse), (3) notice of related cases (for me), and (4) answer to petition (signed/notarized by my spouse). We are keeping settlement agreement private. There are no children. Both live... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on May 22, 2020

The clerk is telling you that you cannot file your combined stuff and exhibits, case law, etc. in one big giant document; you must file separate documents clearly labeled so the judge can understand what you are trying to do. Go down to the clerk's office and ask to see another pro se divorce... Read more »

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Q: Fiancé,her mom-dad buying a home we get married in nov they will not add me on deed Need security for me and my kids

What can I do to Secure My children and I if after we get married she wants to kick us out

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on May 22, 2020

Lawyers are very intelligent am constrained by a fundamental law of the universe (no one can foretell the future) and unable to opine on your current dilemma and highly trained professionals--but we are not soothsayers; nor do we do crystal balls. Try it and see if it works.

1 Answer | Asked in Health Care Law and Family Law for Florida on
Q: Franchisor bought franchisee back from my boss and because he was not making payments. What happens to health insurance?

The franchisor is looking to sell the franchisee I work at again to a new buyer. I am pregnant, due 11/1/20. They kept our insurance the previous owner had in place for now but if they sell before I have the baby and the new owner doesn't want to keep health insurance (under 50ppl at my... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on May 20, 2020

I can understand you personal concerns; however, there are far too many possibilities and "what ifs" for any lawyer to be able to advise you what to do. There is NOTHING you can do right now; so why not wait and see what happens NEXT?

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