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  • How do I prove the burden in a restraining order in west palm beach fl

    I've filed a restraining order against my mother. It has been a last resort with her manipulative and very controlling behavior. The tipping in this 30 plus year volatile and emotionally damaging behavior is when she used her friends in the police...

    Virginia’s Answer

    There should not be any filing fee for a domestic violence injunction.

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  • What's the chance my soon to be ex husband will get full "custody" of our daughter?

    My daughter has been with me since her father and I separated in which she was 2. She is now 6 almost 7. Her father has not been around much at all in the last year he has seen her 5 times. And now all of a sudden he wants her to live with him whe...

    Virginia’s Answer

    Under Florida law, we do not use the term "custody," what you are referring to is majority time-sharing. The court will consider about 20 factors when determining a time-sharing schedule and which parent will have majority time-sharing. It is likely that the father's extended absence from your daughter's life will weigh heavily against him in the Court's decision. I strongly recommend you talk with an attorney.

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  • Did Gov Scott sign this bill.

    Just wondering if I am seeing this correctly..Gov Rick Scott DID NOT sign the bill that would mandate 50/50 custody . I'm hoping not

    Virginia’s Answer

    The bill was vetoed, so permanent alimony still exists and there is no presumption of 50/50 timesharing.

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  • Disestablished Paternity ?

    I am the father, I have signed the birth certificate, and also have a judgment for support against me. I have been a part of my daughters life for the first 3 years, and she knows me as her father. Her mother and I have split up (never married) fo...

    Virginia’s Answer

    I agree with the answers given and would add that in order to disestablish paternity you must be current on any child support oblogation.

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  • What is the best (least threatening?) way to go about honoring my NC Child Support Obligation while in FL?

    I have recently moved to FL from NC. Over the last few years, I have been unemployed (occasionally moderately employed) and my Child support obligation was not pressed due to that circumstance. I began to search for jobs out of state due to the mi...

    Virginia’s Answer

    If your child(ren) are still living in NC then most likely the matter must be addressed in NC. You must address the issue of proper jurisdiction first. If Florida is an appropriate jurisdiction you may need to file a supplemental petition to modify child support; however one of the prerequisites for modification is that the change in circumstances be permanent. So, assuming the outcome you seek is a temporary modification you would need to make clear that the request is temporary and based upon a temporary change.

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  • How and when do I request a telephonic appearance?

    I have served my husband with divorce papers in Florida and he has responded within the 20 days. Do I now need to complete a notice of trial? Or the court will set trial on its own? I am now living in NJ and wont be able to fly out to Florida to a...

    Virginia’s Answer

    The best practice would be to check with the Clerk of Courts in the county where you filed. Filing a Motion to Set for Trial requesting the amount of time you feel is necessary for the hearing/trial will get the ball rolling. You can file a motion to appear telephonically contemporaneous with the motion to set.

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