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Zachary Alfant’s Answers

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  • What To Bring To A Trial For Final Hearing - Modification Of Child Support

    I have a trial coming up for modification of child support and I want to know what I should bring and how they are going to figure out how much money we both make and how much we pay for expenses like health care and day care. Is there something w...

    Zachary’s Answer

    Attorney Smitten makes a good point. Make sure you bring evidence of day care costs. This will be provided for in the Child Support Guidelines Worksheet, and can have a significant impact on the child support amount.

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  • Custody battle Magistrate sent letter in my friends favor for custody, and his wife filed a appeal but never notified him. FL

    The kids are in unlivable conditions and My friend called the court today and said a court date was dependent on his ex setting the court date because she filed a appeal but didn't notify him of that appeal. Is that legal and what can he do to get...

    Zachary’s Answer

    Since we are talking about a Magistrate's ruling, I am curious if we are talking about a filing of "exceptions to the Magistrate's recommendation", as opposed to an appeal. Could you clarify?

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  • Hearing was held on 11/20/13. I was NOT given proper notice. How do I get that reheard or get fair explanation time b4 judge.

    His attorney keeps piggy-backing off my hearing requests and since im pro se....it seems I am not given the same opportunity to be heard. My ex is using the courts to harass me. He now has the children. He made a false accusation about me being...

    Zachary’s Answer

    As far as piggy-backing off of your hearing requests: If there is a hearing set on YOUR motion, and the opposing attorney attempts to bring up and/or argue any other issues that are independent of the motion you have called up, you should immediately object and remind the judge that it is YOUR motion that has been "noticed" for this time. If opposing counsel has issues s/he'd like heard, s/he should file their own motion.

    Also, simply filing a motion is most likely not sufficient to secure a hearing date. Make sure you contact the court to inquire as to the proper procedure for calling your motion up for hearing. And remember to coordinate any hearing dates with the opposing attorney, or else risk an objection.

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  • Child support contempt hearing

    Ex was found in contempt for unpaid child support.. He is currently $20,000 behind and the amount just keeps going up. There is a pending court date for the unpaid support and I was told that I needed to attend. What happens at this hearing? What ...

    Zachary’s Answer

    He certainly could be put in jail and ordered to pay a purge amount to get out. Honestly, I prefer when the Judge orders a purge to be paid within a certain amount of time, or else...

    I don't want my payor in jail. I want him out there working and earning money, so that he can pay. However, if it is pattern of willful non-payment, sometimes the only way to get through to them is throw them into jail.

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