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  • I'm the custodial parent can i sign my son off to get married or does he have to have his dad sign aslo

    hes 17

    Scott’s Answer

    741.0405 When marriage license may be issued to persons under 18 years.--

    (1) If either of the parties shall be under the age of 18 years but at least 16 years of age, the county court judge or clerk of the circuit court shall issue a license for the marriage of such party only if there is first presented and filed with him or her the written consent of the parents or guardian of such minor to such marriage, acknowledged before some officer authorized by law to take acknowledgments and administer oaths. However, the license shall be issued without parental consent when both parents of such minor are deceased at the time of making application or when such minor has been married previously.

    (2) The county court judge of any county in the state may, in the exercise of his or her discretion, issue a license to marry to any male or female under the age of 18 years, upon application of both parties sworn under oath that they are the parents of a child.

    (3) When the fact of pregnancy is verified by the written statement of a licensed physician, the county court judge of any county in the state may, in his or her discretion, issue a license to marry:

    (a) To any male or female under the age of 18 years upon application of both parties sworn under oath that they are the expectant parents of a child; or

    (b) To any female under the age of 18 years and male over the age of 18 years upon the female's application sworn under oath that she is an expectant parent.

    (4) No license to marry shall be granted to any person under the age of 16 years, with or without the consent of the parents, except as provided in subsections (2) and (3).
    History.--s. 2, ch. 78-266; s. 1058, ch. 97-102.

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  • Mother and father and child, all born in the UK, now living illegally in the USA.

    One party, and the child( age 9) wants to go home , back to the UK, the other does not. who has jurisdiction over the case ? USA or UK i think if it goes to court or police etc , will they all be deported ?

    Scott’s Answer

    This answer depends on the length of time the parties and minor child have been in the United States and the circumstances which initially brought them here. I would assume that they originally entered legally and perhaps their visa lapsed. If the child has been here more than 6 months, technically the State in which they reside can assume jurisdiction.

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  • I'm no longer on child support but the city of orlando,FL says i owe 8,647 for late fees cause by being in prison.

    I WENT BEFORE THE JUDGE WITH MY LAWYER IN 2009,WE SETTLE THE PAYMENTS WHICH I JUST FINISHED PAYING IN JANUARY. NOW IM DUE FOR A LUMP SUM OF MONEY AND THE CITY OF ORLANDO SAYS I OWE LATE FEES TO MY DAUGHTER MOM. MY LAWYER AND JUDGE NEVER MENTION TH...

    Scott’s Answer

    While you are in prison, unless your lawyer filed a motion to abate child support payments, your obligation continues to accrue. The law is that there is no basis for the abatement and in fact the child support is owed. You then have time following your release to make payments toward that arrearage from your new found employment.

    I can help to modify the monthly payment plan towards your arrearage given your new circumstances. Please contact my office for a free 30 minute consultation.

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