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Andrew G. Storie

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  • Are the Overnights caluated into the child support or after?

    Mother will have 205 nights and father will have 165 nights. Mothers net income is 1133.00 dollars amonth. Father net in come is 2,256.00 dollars amonth. He will pay 70% of copays and . I will pay 30% his medical premium amonth for 2 kids i...

    Andrew’s Answer

    Child Support in Florida is calculated by a mathmatical formula called the Florida Child Support Guidelines. It is a combination of the parties monthly income, the number of overnights with each parent, the monthly child care and medical costs.
    A court can impute income to a party if the court finds that party to be underemployed and has the ability to work or make more. I would strongly suggest you meet with an experienced attorney to fully discuss this issue.

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  • One parent required to pay alimony to another for life. The parent is not able to work anymore. Can this be modified? and how?

    One who is receiving benefits purchased a business and brought in more money than parent who had to pay alimony. Parent who needs to pay alimony is now having to live with adult child to just make ends meet without paying alimony each month. In ...

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    In most cases, alimony is modifiable. That is unless their is a Marital Settlement Agreement and the parties agreed to "non-modifiable alimony". If that is not the case the one paying alimony needs to file a Supplemental Petition for Modification of Alimony. I would strongly advise speaking with an experienced family law attorney about this matter.

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  • What is NOTICE OF NON-REPRESENTATION after a divorce is disposed?

    If the the divorce is final, signed off (disposed) and one party is not living up to the agreement's provisions and then that party's lawyer submits a NOTICE OF NON-REPRESENTATION, is this a case of the lawyer saying "I'm done"? Does a NOTICE OF...

    Andrew’s Answer

    A notice of non-representation filed after the Final Judgment of Dissoultion of Marriage is generally filed by attorneys alerting you and the Court that their representation has ended. It simply means that they were hired for the divorce case and now the case is done. What it means for you is that if you are going to file a Motion for Contempt or a Supplemental Petition for Modification, you will have to serve your ex and not their old attorney.

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  • My GF baby daddy served her with court papers to not allow her and her son to move from California. What are her chances?

    I live in Miami, FL and in the military. I've been with my GF for over 2 years and the distance is killing us. So last year I told her to move in with me and she agreed. We just wanted to wait to make sure her son finished school so there was no b...

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    I agree with my colleague Mr. Bachert, however, if there has been no court ordered timesharing previously entered by the Court and they were never married, she has sole parental responsibility and 100% timesharing. As a result, the relocation statute wouldnt apply until there was a Court ordered timesharing plan or parental responsibility ordered. However, if he filed for timesharing with the Court, there may be an Administrative Order in your county that prevents the child's address from being changed pending the Court action.

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  • If my Ex wife will not provide her financial disclosure how can a child support rate be set?

    In 2008 I was laid off work and had my child support lowered. When I became reemployed in 11 of 2009 I filed my new financial information and asked for hers so we could get the right amount for me to pay. As she works for her new husband and can...

    Andrew’s Answer

    In 2010, the Florida Legislature changed the child support statute so that when a parent refuses or fails to provide income information, the Census data for median income can be used to calculate support. In other words, if your ex does not provide the documents you requested, or she is underemployed, the Court can impute her earnings to the level of the median income as compiled by the US Census Department. Currently it is about $45,000 per year for Florida.

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  • In Florida, is there a minimum for child support?

    I receive $19.43 a week, that does not seem right at all.

    Andrew’s Answer

    Child support is merely a mathmatical calculation and it depends on both parents incomes (or what they have the ability to make). The health insurance premiums and daycare costs for the child(ren) and the number of overnights with each parent. If everything were equal (both parents had the same income, no daycare or health insurance and equal timesharing) then the child support would be $0.00

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  • My teenage daughter who will soon be 17 is driving me crazy to move out with her 21 year old boyfriend.

    My teenage daughter who will soon be 17 is driving me crazy to move out with her 21 year old boyfriend. She has dropped out of high school and has no means to support herself, yet she wants to forgo the luxuries of home to live like a vagabond. Ca...

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    She can not emancipate herself without your permission. Her mom could file a petition on her behalf but you would have to be noticed and it is unlikely it would even make it to a hearing before her 18th birthday. So, simply put, you can say no - until she turns 18 that is.

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  • My boyfiends cousin turned his back on us as soon as he got his settlement check. what can we do? financially we supported him!

    My boyfriend, myself, and my 5 yr. old daughter, moved out of state(to Ga.(we are originally from Fl.) to financially help out his cousin. We pretty much were all in a jam, and we thought it was godsend that we were going to help eachother out. He...

    Andrew’s Answer

    This would be a contract law question and a question for an attorney in Georgia, which is the state's whose law would apply. You would need to get an attorney up there to answer this question.

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  • Motion for Consolidation Family Law/Child Support

    What is a motion for consolidation in a family law/child support case?

    Andrew’s Answer

    A Motion to Consolidate is merely taking two cases that have previoulsy been filed and joining them together under one case number. For example you may have a child support case that was opened two years ago and you may have a new case for paternity or divorce that just got filed last week. These two cases will have different case numbers and perhaps even different judges. So a Motion to Consolidate will ask the judge to merge the two cases together and give them one case number and one judge.

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  • Hearing on Motion to Vacate Contempt Order

    I had a hearing on a Motion to Vacate Contempt Order on Child Support in Palm Beach County. The Judge didn't allow any evidence, witnesses, or testimony. Is this normal procedure or should I have been allowed to present evidence?

    Andrew’s Answer

    It is almost impossible to answer your question with so limited facts. You need to see an attorney and bring with you all of the pertinent information and documents to adequately answer you question

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