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  • Ex son -law say he is going for shared custody of child, mom has full custody ,what are his chances?

    She divorced him and was givien full custody of her daughter. He had a drug addiction and he was just released from serving 5 years in prision for trying to rob a pharmacy and before that call a false bomb threat to divert the police. He o...

    Kenneth’s Answer

    Presently I would not be too worried about shared custody, however, the more she acts as if his history should not impact child custody issues, the more she damages the case. I am not suggesting he should not see the child, but she should ease into any pattern. I suggest you consult an attorney fairly quickly.

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  • If i texted my child to let them know I let their other parent know of a time share change, is this wrong?

    we changed time share days and I texted my 14 year old to let her know that i texted her father to also let him know of the change. Is this wrong of me to also let the child know?

    Kenneth’s Answer

    Most judges and mental health experts, as well as court orders all support the concept that children should not be in the middle of exchanges and time sharing. communications. This may depend on the custom you and the other parent have established and whether both of you are comfortable with bringing your 14 year old into the loop solely for logistics and not to cast blame.

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  • What are the chances by son's father gets custody?

    I have had custody of my son since birth. My son's father and I never married and has a history of alcohol abuse. He has now filed for full custody. I also have DCFS paperwork that states he should only have supervised visits and must go through s...

    Kenneth’s Answer

    Given the history you recited, he will not get "custody", but may get visits which are supervised. I would not be worried, however you need to have legal counsel to present your case. Even the worst parents are allowed to rehabilitate themselves in order to have child contact as some point. Given his problems, I foresee quite a long time before he is permitted any unsupervised contact.

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  • Are there any attorneys in the Orlando area that file counterclaims against banks for unlawful foreclosure?

    I am currently in a foreclosure suit. Evidence suggests it is likely the plaintiff does not have standing because of an allonge that was created after the suit was filed. Also, there is evidence that has been corroborated by a forensic document ...

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    I think your "claim" may be really only a defense, but I suggest you call attorneys John Everhart or Ray Rotella in Orlando as a place to start.

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  • Is it legal for a boss, manager to consistsntly scream, yell cerse and call me names in the work place?

    I have been employed with a company for over 6 months and a few weeks into my employment one of my main bosses has been verbally yelling, cersing and calling me outside my name while I'm at work, one time it was so bad a customer happened to over ...

    Kenneth’s Answer

    This does not qualify for a "hostile work environment: pursuant to Florida Statutes. As long as he is not physically aggressive, I do not believe you have a claim that his conduct is "unlawful". If however he requires you to work more than 40 hours per week, you do have a claim for wages/overtime. My suggestion is to call a labor/employment attorney to see if there are any nuances that bring you to having a claim.

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  • Children custody

    I have 2 kids in the Philippines who has never been in the US but they are both US citizens because of consular birth abroad birth certificate. Is their a way a family lawyer can assist me in getting full custody despite they are not in the US?

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    I would consult an attorney in the Phillipines. In this state, for the court to have jurisdiction over the children , then must have lived here for at least 6 months prior to any legal action regarding child custody. If you did file here, the case would likely be dismissed or transferred if the children did not meet the jurisdictional requirement. In rare circumstances, if the children are actually here, the court can grant emergency jurisdiction. You do need to consult an attorney.

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  • If I had dealings with a firm of attorneys in the past, and someone else contracts with this same firm against me, is this firm

    required to recuse itself? If so, is this objection required to be sent prior to a possible complaint being filed, or should I wait until the complaint is filed and I object as part of the Answer or by way of a Motion?

    Kenneth’s Answer

    The answer to this question turns on whether the law firm knows or obtained in the past any information from you that they could use against you now. Generally it is inappropriate for that firm to be representing an adverse party against you, but it depends on the chronology and the information they have. You of course can always file a motion to disqualify the attorney bu the burden of proof is yours on that issue.

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  • I am Plaintiff. Judge gave an "Order to show cause why sanctions should not be imposed", do I have to have defendant served?

    Defendant did not show up for production of fact sheet in Aid of Execution, for a Judgement that I have against her. She did not show up. so the Judge has scheduled another hearing of , "Order to show cause why sanctions should not be imposed". ...

    Kenneth’s Answer

    Yes. To assure that the Defendant is afforded due process, yI highly recommend you have her served to be sure there is not a last minute problem at the hearing

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  • Show Cause hearing in Miami, Florida - I am in Orlando and can't make it due to financial reasons and work. What do I do?

    I have a show cause hearing in November in Miami, Florida. I am in Orlando and have to work. What do I need to file or do? Can I motion to attend by telephone? What should I file as it is impossible for me to not make it.

    Kenneth’s Answer

    At the very least, you must file a motion to continue and send to the other attorney and to the judge's judicial assistant. It is unlikely that the court will allow you to attend this hearing by telephone. My suggestion is to call Miami counsel to see what they would charge to file that motion and see it through. Eventually, you will have to appear, as it sounds like the show cause hearing was set by the court pursuant to an order.

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  • A boy in my daughters class put his hand down her pants and touched her private area what can I do.

    No one in school will do anything I made a police report. The assistant principal the mother and the boy all thought it was funny the principal even laughed. She was violated and nothing has been done. She is only 11 years old and has been trau...

    Kenneth’s Answer

    The first thing is to assure that child is emotionally well. Then, report this as sexual assault to law enforcement. That boy needs to be separated from the school. Next, I would inform the school that they failed to protect your daughter. Finally, hire an attorney.

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