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  • Si compruebo que mi esposa ha sido infiel, al divorciarnos, podria quedarme con la custodia de mis hijos?

    Mi esposa quiere el divorcio y tambien quiere quedarse con los hijos que son menores de edad, ella es la unica que esta empleada y yo estoy desempleado pero me he encargado de cuidar los ninos mientras ella va al trabajo o se va de viaje. He podid...

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    Here is the translation:
    My wife wants to divorce and also wants to stay with the children who are under age, she is the only one that this employee and I'm unemployed, but I've in charge of caring for the children while she goes to work or will travel. I have seen that she has a lover, I wonder if the divorce I have chances of getting custody of the children. We live in Florida.

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  • Do I have any say in whether I, myself, live with my mom or dad?

    My mom and dad have been divorced since 2nd or 3rd grade. The full custody has gone back and forth. There are four children: me, my two sisters, and my brother. I am 16 and they are all younger than me. Our dad has full custody of us now and has f...

    Gregory’s Answer

    Your mother would have to b the one to seek a modification of the current parenting plan. However, she would have to prove that there has been a substantial change of circumstances. She could file a motion with the court seeking to allow you to testify as to a preference of where you will live, but the courts increasingly are unwilling to allow this.

    She should consult with a family law attorney in your area to discus her options.

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  • Can i have a family member speak for me in court while i am there? Also can a 13yo child testify in family court in florida?

    My ex files a motion for contempt stating that i violated the visitation agreement

    Gregory’s Answer

    While it is possible to file a motion to allow a 13-year old to testify, it is unlikely that a court would allow a child that young to testify.

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  • How can I get the visitation schedule changed to something that my son can deal with better?

    My 15 year old doesn't feel comfortable going to his dads. The current visitation schedule has blocks of time seeing that my ex was living out of state, he has recently relocated back. My son has stated that he is willing to do Friday night to S...

    Gregory’s Answer

    If there has been a substantial change of circumstances, it is possible to go back to court to modify the Parenting Plan. Your son does not necessarily have the ability to determine on his own what his visitation should be with his father, but it is possible that the court may allow him to testify as to the actual schedule.

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  • Can a child support decrease?

    My husband is paying child support for his first born child 8 years old. And he has a hearing regarding this again this Friday his ex wife is asking for higher amount which is ridiculous she has new born child with another man she has no work and ...

    Gregory’s Answer

    Merely having to support a subsequent child is not a valid reason for his child support obligation for his first child to be decreased. However, it is possible that other circumstances may have changed that could lead to a decrease in the child support obligation.

    Your best bet is to consult with a family law attorney in your area to discuss your options.

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  • How can I get my 15 year old to testify in divorce hearing?

    My husband is making allegations against me that are untrue. Numerous. These allegations are as part of him trying to paint himself like the father that he wasn't since he has been unattentive to the children since we split up ages ago. in any e...

    Gregory’s Answer

    While it is possible to file a motion with the court to allow a minor child to testify, many courts are not willing to allow it due to the negative consequences that the child can suffer from being involved in the process.

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  • Relocating after divorce due to job

    I know Florida law states that neither parent can move out of state and can only go 50 miles from where they currently are. What happens if one parent is relocated due to work and will be getting a large pay increase? What is the procedure for this?

    Gregory’s Answer

    In that situation, you need to comply with the provisions of Florida's Parental Relocation statute, chapter 61.13001. This statute requires that you get the permission of the other party or an Order from the court.

    Your best bet is to speak with a family law attorney in your area to discuss your options.

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  • What are my rights as a father in this situation? Can I stop her from moving my son away from me?

    My wife and I live and work in Jacksonville, FL. She has asked me for a divorce and has hired an attorney. She's looking for a new job in Birmingham, AL, and if she finds one is wanting to move herself and my son away from Florida. Yet, I am still...

    Gregory’s Answer

    If she wishes to move the child more than 50 miles from your current residence, she will need to comply with the provisions of Florida's parental relocation statute. She will need permission from you or the court for such a move to take place legally.

    You should speak with a family law attorney in your area as soon as possible to discus your options.

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  • My wife & I r divorced we have a house which I leave in the loan is in her name but I am on the deed do I have any say if she

    Wants to sell the property .

    Gregory’s Answer

    That will depend on how the former marital home was addressed in the Final Judgment.

    You should speak with a family law attorney in your area so that they can review the Final Judgment and see what your options are,

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  • Child Custody concerns when moving

    I have a 10 year old son with my x-boyfriend. He pays child support through the state. Does that mean we have joint custody? How do I find out? I'm thinking of moving to a different county possibly, do I have to ask him or can he stop me? Thanks.

    Gregory’s Answer

    If he is paying child support, I assume that his paternity of the child is not in question. Has there ever been a Parenting Plan in place with court-ordered time-sharing (visitation)?

    Florida's Parental Relocation Statute (61.13001) states that you cannot move more than 50 miles from your current residence without the consent of the other parent or an Order of the court. You should speak with a family law attorney in your area to discuss your options.

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