I live in Florida and have a son with a mother that we have never been married. We have a time sharing plan and court order where I get Wednesday afternoons from 4pm-8pm and every other Saturday night overnight. I also am ordered to pay 283 monthl...
Ms. Jones and Mr. Feuerstein are correct. She cannot legally leave without your written consent or a court order. The statute 61.13001 has very specific procedures that must be followed. I strongly recommend that you seek the help of a local attorney.See question
Right before my ex spouse filed, he took it upon himself to take complete control of all finances, took our savings including pay roll and moved it to another bank account which I have no access to and closed joint bank accounts. 2 mediations have...
Given what you report, you are making a serious mistake not to at last try to hire a lawyer to assist you. The statute provides for asking the court to make your husband pay some or all of your attorney fees and court costs.
Yes, you should bt=ring up $17,000.00 in wasted assets. If it was spent on an affair, the $17,000.00 will still be part of the equal distribution of assets but it will be on his side of the Leger and you should get an additional $17,000.00 from the remaining assets to offset it.See question
My ex had a kid while we were still married but the biological father signed the bith certificate. At divorce, we both declared we had no child in common. After a few years I got called by court to give full custody to the mom. I didn't understand...
Mr. Feuerstein is correct. Based upon what you report you should not be liable for child support, but if she serves you with a motion or petition, you will need a lawyer to assist you in showing that the presumption does not apply to you.See question
My spouse is in the DR (has been for over 7 years). Lawyers in the D.R. have tried to serve him since April and he refuses to be found. How do I get my filed divorce here in Florida processed? Also, I can't get an affidavit of proof of attempt t...
You can serve him by publication if he is out of state and you cannot obtain service. You will need a lawyer to help you with this.See question
Got married in 1988 and separated a month later but still married. Will it be difficult to get a divorce because I nevered changed my Maiden name.
Mr. Feuerstein is correct. You will need a lawyer to assist you if you must serve him by publication. But if the husband is available to sign the documents and there are no children debts or assets in common, the two of you can file a simplified dissolution of marriage and get the order entered on your own.See question
I'm a Swedish and American citizen. My wife is also an American citizen and also a Cuban. We married in Havana Cuba and legalized the marriage at the Swedish Embassy. We have never legalized it in the USA. My question is do we still follow America...
If the marriage is legal where it was entered, and either of you have been resident in Florida for over six months before filing the petition, Florida has jurisdiction over the marriage and Florida law will apply.See question
My ex keeps texting me and telling me I am not allowed contact with my children till my child support is caught up. I have already taken care of what I need to with child support enforcement but she won't let me see them.
The law will not allow contact to be withheld based upon non or short payment of child support. File a motion to enforce the court ordered contact schedule and ask for additional make up time.See question
Well I have a 14 year old he is very mature and I wanna surprise his with a cruise and a vacation out of the country together but his father doesn't wanna sign passport papers his father lives in Ohio and we live in Florida we've had a restrainin...
If the local court is the one with jurisdiction, file a motion asking the court to compel his signature.See question
the wife has an 11 yr. old daughter thru artificial means at the time of the marriage
A parent may not waive child support. The right to receive it belongs to the child. It is possible that the respective incomes and contact schedule can result on zero support.See question
I have 2 kids with someone. We live together in Florida and we are not married. All my family lives in New York City. I want to leave him but he always threatens me to call the cops or take my kids away from me. He says he will get them because he...
Mr. Feuerstein is correct. Neither the father nor the court has the legal authority to stop you from leaving unless or until an order is entered recognizing him as the father.
However, if he chose to do so, he could file a paternity case after you leave and seek some kind of custody. And you would have to defend here in Florida.
But if he does nothing for six months or more you may be able to file something in New York or argue that the children now live in New York and that he has to go there to litigate and visit. This is a risky procedure because you have to be in New York for over six months under the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act, assuming that New York also enacted the same statute.See question