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Thomas R. Peppler

Oviedo Litigation Lawyer.

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  1. What is my marital status after filling out Uncontested divorce and waiting for the hearing?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Brent Allan Rose
    2. Kristopher Robert Reilly
    3. Thomas R. Peppler
    4. Robert Jason De Groot
    5. John Arthur Smitten
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    Avvo Email Until the final judgment of dissolution is entered you are still married. *

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  2. Picking a Divorce lawyer, what is the most important thing to know?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Thomas R. Peppler
    2. John Arthur Smitten
    3. David Michael Koberlein
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    Avvo Email In the vast majority of cases, a dissolution of marriage is not a win – lose proposition, but rather a process of getting the parties to agree to a resolution of their financial and family issues. Only a small percentage of these cases go to trial and usually (although not always) because someone is being unreasonable or unrealistic. So there is no “success rate” if a win - lose ratio is what you are looking for. That said, an experienced lawyer who has a substantial...

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  3. Can a biological mother who's rights have been terminated (7years ago) contact the child/family?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Thomas R. Peppler
    2. Gregg R. Brennan
    3. Mary Katherine Brown
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    Avvo Email The biological mother is a legal stranger to the children. As matter of law, the bys are as much yours as if you carried them to birth. Period. Your personal relationship with this woman will not affect this legal status. But she has no rights or entitlements. If she is causing actual harm, you need to see a local lawyer about possible legal action. Thomas R. Peppler, Esq. Hochman and Peppler, LLC *

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  4. Can I obtain alimony if previously waived but my financial situation has changed due to cancer & he is also in contempt of court

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Brittney Cecilia Gutin
    2. J. Garry Rooney
    3. Thomas R. Peppler
    4. John Arthur Smitten
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    Avvo Email Generally, if alimony has been formally waived, it cannot be re instated. However it depends upon the language in the final judgment or settlement document. Have a lawyer read it in its entirety and advise you. *

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  5. I was marryed to a woman in 2002 she left me in 2002 i got remarryed in 2008 and now my current wife is worryed that the other w

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Brittney Cecilia Gutin
    2. Ophelia Genarina Bernal-Mora
    3. Thomas R. Peppler
    4. J. Garry Rooney
    5. Brent Allan Rose
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    Avvo Email If you were nor legally divorced from your first wife your second marriage is not valid. You will need to seek a lawyer’s help to have obtain a dissolution of the first marriage. *

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  6. My divorced papers state that my exhusband is supposed to pay child support until they are 18 but if they go to college 21.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Brent Allan Rose
    2. Howard M Lewis
    3. Thomas R. Peppler
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    Avvo Email You may have the NY divorce domesticated in Florida (converted to a Florida judgment) and the court should enforce it according to NY Law. You will need a lawyer to assist you. *

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  7. I'm thinking about divorcing my wife, our relationship is not well and is becoming complicated.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Thomas R. Peppler
    2. Howard M Lewis
    3. Juna Madray Pulayya
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    Avvo Email You should consult with a lawyer on the specifics of your rights and responsibilities. Generally, you should be give as much contact with your child as you can manage, consistent with his best interests. There is no such thing as legal custody and the presumption is that there will be shared parenting. Here will be child support , based upon the statute and determined after you settle on a contact schedule. Once the dissolution is filed, she may not move over...

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  8. Did I abandon my husband of 31 yrs? I left my marital home, my job, my husband in Florida and moved in with my parents.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Heather Morcroft
    2. Thomas R. Peppler
    3. Ophelia Genarina Bernal-Mora
    4. Robert Jason De Groot
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    Avvo Email With a long term marriage that you describe you have rights to the equitable division of marital assets and debts. You need to consult with a lawyer to analyze exactly how this will work for you. Abandonment is usually a non issue in Florida, but the length of your separation before filing for dissolution of the marriage can be an issue. It is “penny wise and pound foolish” not to consult a local lawyer as to the specifics of your case. Thomas R. Peppler,...

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  9. Is the fact I just don't love my wife grounds for divorce?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Thomas R. Peppler
    2. Donald G. Criscuolo
    3. Brittney Cecilia Gutin
    4. Ophelia Genarina Bernal-Mora
    5. Daniel A. Bachert
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    Avvo Email In Florida, once the state has jurisdiction, the only pre requisite for granting a dissolution of marriage is for one spuse to insist that the marriage is irretrievably broken. This is why Florida is deemed a “No Fault” state. Thomas R. Peppler, Esq. Hochman and Peppler, LLC *

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  10. How can a step-parent adopt when the biological parent is ignoring all attempts to contact him?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Thomas R. Peppler
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    Avvo Email - Rated Professionals. Expert Advice. Serve him with process if you have his address and by publication if you cannot find him. Your attorney will know how to do this and if you do not have an attorney, you need to hire one. Thomas R. Peppler, Esq. Hochman and Peppler, LLC *

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