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Elaine Terry Silver

Lake Mary Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

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  1. Should I request separate rooms for my divorce mediation process? And what are the guidelines for retroactive child support?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Elaine Terry Silver
    2. Howard M Lewis
    3. Carin Manders Constantine
    3 lawyer answers

    You have a child or children together. You should think of mediation as an opportunity to start the rest of your lives together as co-parents. The mediator's job is to help the two of you to make good decisions together. You do have a responsibility for child support, and the help with the bills, etc. may count. You should bring a record of your payments to mediation. If you have a lawyer, you should ask your lawyer these questions. If you don't have a lawyer, it may be helpful for you to...

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  2. I am looking for a pro bono Lawyer in Volusia County, is there any out there?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Elaine Terry Silver
    2. Jay Bodzin
    3. William Charles Rosenfelt
    3 lawyer answers

    If your husband is an attorney and he makes a living, then you will probably not qualify for free services. Perhaps your husband understands that he needs to contribute to your legal fees. You are entitled to spend marital funds to obtain a lawyer. Another option might be for you to ask your husband if he would go to mediation with you, and ask him to pay the mediator's fees. I mediate for many couples in Volusia County. Call me if i can be of help.

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  3. I am married, separated for 2 yrs, Need to file for divorce, pregnant with another man's child

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Elaine Terry Silver
    2. Gwen Cryer
    3. Ophelia Genarina Bernal-Mora
    4. Reid A Seino
    5. Melissa Moore Stockham
    5 lawyer answers

    You should first ask your attorney these questions. He or she has an obligation to help you. If there is already a divorce action pending you should not have to file a new one. You will save some money by continuing with this case instead of starting a new one. You can go to the courthouse in Sanford (the old one by the water, not the new criminal courthouse building) and ask a clerk to let you see the file. The clerk may be able to help you to understand what has already been done and what...

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  4. In florida I my husband left the home and has not returned for a week can I stop him from returning home?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Ophelia Genarina Bernal-Mora
    2. Gwen Cryer
    3. Elaine Terry Silver
    4. William Charles Rosenfelt
    4 lawyer answers

    There is no simple answer to your question. You should consult with an attorney to understand your choices. Since Florida is a "no-fault" state for divorce, whether or not he "deserted" you doesn't really make any difference. If you can contact him, you might ask him to go to mediation with you to figure out your future--either together or separately. I am a mediator in Lake Mary and i can help you with mediation. You are welcome to call me to discuss your options.

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  5. How much is it for a Legal Separation?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Omar Carmona-Sanchez
    2. Ophelia Genarina Bernal-Mora
    3. Gwen Cryer
    4. Elaine Terry Silver
    5. William Charles Rosenfelt
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    6 lawyer answers

    You need to understand the financial consequences and consequences for your children, if you have them, before you do anything. You should consult with an attorney so that you can understand your choices. You are welcome to call me, my office is in Lake Mary, and we can discuss options, including cost. Elaine Silver 407 268 6830. There is technically no such thing as a legal separation in Florida, but there may be other ways to accomplish your goals.

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  6. In determining my STBX's income for alimony purposes, how does interest from inheritance play a role?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Elaine Terry Silver
    2. William Charles Rosenfelt
    3. Robert Jason De Groot
    3 lawyer answers

    It sounds like your divorce may well be the largest economic decision of your life. You would be well advised to consult with an attorney in your local community to get advise before signing an agreement. Even if you do not want to have an attorney represent you for all purposes, you should still get legal advice to make a sound decision. "What the law says" is only one piece of the information that you need to make a good decision. Any advice or information that you may receive is...

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  7. What fees are standard for an Attorney Fee Schedule? I talked to one divorce attorney and he sent me 6 pages of fees.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Carolyn Ann Reyes
    2. Elaine Terry Silver
    3. Ophelia Genarina Bernal-Mora
    4. Natalie F Guerra-Valdes
    4 lawyer answers

    Six pages of legal language from the person who's supposed to be helping you is really scary. You need to feel comfortable with your divorce lawyer and you need to learn about all the different ways forward. You should speak to more than one lawyer until you find one who helps you develop a path forward that makes sense to you. There are several options, including Collaborative Divorce and mediation. While there is no attorney-client privilege over the web or in an initial phone call; you...

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  8. Does my child support obligation ends now?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Elaine Terry Silver
    2. Majid Vasigh
    3. William Charles Rosenfelt
    3 lawyer answers

    Under Florida law child support continues until a child is 18, unless he is still a full time high school student, in which case the child support will continue until the child is 19 or graduates from high school, whichever first occurs. From your question it is not possible to tell whether PR law or Florida law governs whether the child support continues until your child is 21. You should consult with a lawyer to get a better answer.

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  9. I want to file an annulment in Orange County Florida what is the procedure. Can I file it myself?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Ophelia Genarina Bernal-Mora
    2. William Charles Rosenfelt
    3. Elaine Terry Silver
    3 lawyer answers

    You should be more concerned with the economic consequences of ending the relationship than whether you get an annulment or divorce. I suggest you consult with an attorney before you make any decisions. Ending a marriage (even a short one) has serious economic consequences and it makes more sense for you to understand what they are before you go down that path.

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  10. I am a divorced mom of 1 son. He suffers from severe emotional problems (OCD, anxiety & agoraphobia.) These problems are a

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Heather Morcroft
    2. Melissa Moore Stockham
    3. Robert Jason De Groot
    4. Robert M Chambers
    5. Elaine Terry Silver
    5 lawyer answers

    There is a wonderful service that may be able to help you (at no cost) with retraining and education and a plan to get back in the work force. you can contact them at 407.622.6835. The name of the program is Options. There web site is www.optionsfl.org. Their office is in Maitland. Give them a call and see if they can help.

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