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Cheri Lynn Hobbs

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  • Is this illegal

    my foster parents have always been extremely controlling and mean. I know it could be worse, so I deal with it. But they never let me see my friends or anyone else, ever. They won't even let me go to high school, they're making me do it online. So...

    Cheri’s Answer

    You can contact the Department of Children and Families and ask to speak with a counselor to see if you can be moved to another foster home. Otherwise if you can wait it out you will be 18 soon as you stated.

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  • Is my marriage valid?

    I got married to a 24 year old guy when i was 18. Our relationship lasts for 8 years and we had 3 kids. However, one time I saw a TV show and I learned that couples who's planning to get married needs to get a marriage license. As I can remember w...

    Cheri’s Answer

    It would be important to see what type of "contract" you signed. It is possible that your husband obtained the marriage license and this is what you signed after the ceremony. You can check in your local courthouse where you got married to see if there is a marriage license on file.

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  • Custody

    I have had my friends daughters for 5 weeks now while she was in detox. She got out a week ago, but seems to have no interest in taking her daughters back. The girls have an uncle in another county, but still in florida. They also have an uncle in...

    Cheri’s Answer

    Contact child protective services to do an investigation. If you are familiar with family members locally that are willing to take the children let the investigator know. The investigator will look into the matter and determine whether the mother or father is able to care for the children or if they need to begin a termination of parental rights.

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  • Exlusive use of the marital home, who is responsible for a/c repairs/new sod?

    Temporary needs hearing order stated the wife (me) (and our daughter) shall have exclusive use of the marital home during the pendancy. The a/c unit is now broken and leaking water into the garage and the adjoining wall's closet inside the home. ...

    Cheri’s Answer

    It would be wise to have a temporary relief hearing to address your concerns (who should pay for the repairs, file for taxes, etc.). Be careful what choices you make during the pending divorce because all actions have consequences (negative or positive). You can get an estimate for the a/c repair and see if he will split it with you. If you do nothing it might reflect poorly on you in that you are allowing an asset to depreciate. If the home is premarital and you have a short term marriage (less than 7 years) it is difficult to get a court to grant you the ability to remain in the home post dissolution.

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  • My ex lost his job. Partial support was deducted from his pay while a % was to be pd based on costs. He owes over $2k.

    I just learned of the job loss tonight. Partial support was directly taken from his check to the state but the % owed is based on out of pocket expenses for summer camps, medical expenses, and monthly gymnastics. He owes over $2k as no monies ha...

    Cheri’s Answer

    If he lost his job because he did something wrong (i.e., he was terminated or he voluntarily quit) then you can proceed with a Motion to Enforce/Contempt if he stops making payments. If he lost his job due to budget cuts etc. then it is his responsibility to continue making the payments and to find new employment. The problem you are facing is if he files a Supplemental Petition to Modify Child Support based on his loss of job then the court will likely modify the support for now.

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  • Can i get backed child support for my 2 kids ages 22 & 24.never received a penny from the dad.I filed once but he was never serv

    since he was never served.I never went back to file again.he told me once he will never work specially under his name so that I never get a penny.my boys did not go to college and i withdrew them from J.H.S.the father lives in NYC and I beleive he...

    Cheri’s Answer

    When your child turned 18 years old they became an adult and the jurisdiction for you to file for child support ended. If you have an open case that is STILL open and was filed PRIOR to your child reaching the age of majority you may have a way of getting child support. But...you need to meet with an attorney to provide more details. From the information you told me it would seem that you cannot get child support arrears.

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  • My husband left 3 years ago-he lives out of state. My boyfriend has been living with me for a year. Can my x just show up and

    have him removed? While the x does pay support- I pay for all the maintenance and up keep on the house.

    Cheri’s Answer

    Since you both have been separated for so long it is unlikely that a court will require your boyfriend to vacate the residence. If you have never filed for a divorce it would be wise to do so asap. You need to address who will be able to keep the house and other relevant areas of concern.

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  • How to enforce a parenting plan when ex won't cooperate?

    Mom is primary residential parent. Parenting plan gives her right to select school. Dad and child (14 yr old) don't agree with her choice. Child refuses, with support from Dad, to come home to Mom. Says he plans to make her life miserable. Help!!

    Cheri’s Answer

    You can file a Motion to Enforce Parenting Plan and address how your ex is frustrating your contact with the child and the decision for school.

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  • Relocating to NY

    My ex and I have timesharing with our kids. I have the lesser time and I see my kid every other weekend, we also alternate from week to week during the summers. I want to relocate from Florida to NY (without the kids). Does the motion to reloca...

    Cheri’s Answer

    If your ex will not agree (Joint Stipulation as to Time Sharing) and sign an agreement as to a new time sharing arrangement then you will need to file a Supplemental Petition to Modify Time Sharing. There are ways to attempt to keep the same overnights a year by using long weekends and more time in the summer. You will need to have your ex personally served with the Supplemental Petition to Modify.

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  • Modification of primary residence for my 12 yr old son.

    divorced in 2006, son has lived with his dad since, but son says dads drinking everyday, step mom always gone and dad is either a work or the bar. Dad stopped therapist visits for son and ADHD meds because he didn't feel son needed it. Son came to...

    Cheri’s Answer

    You should immediately file a Supplemental Petition for Modification of Time Sharing and state that there has been a substantial change in circumstance since the Final Judgment. Then state what has changed (i.e., stop the ADHD meds and therapist). You can request that the child come stay with you and Dad to have time sharing going forward. You can also file a Motion for Contempt/Enforcement if your ex is not complying with the time sharing plan and/or not allow you to have contact (via phone etc.) with the child.

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