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  • What are the chances of a judge setting aside a prior order for back child support that was in properly entered?

    I have an administrative order through DOR for child support. I knew that the income they had imputed for my ex was incorrect and I did try to explain to them that he makes way more and they wouldn't change it because they said they couldn't find ...

    Vanessa’s Answer

    You need to file a petition for a superseding order in order to change the child support, the problem is that then you can only change the numbers going forward, not the arrears that might have been established.

    Good luck.

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  • How do I get full custody

    I have a child from my ex we never got married I had my child as a minor and her father never signed her birth certificate I let her go stay weekend whenever possible but I have a domestic violence cases against him during last visit he stated he ...

    Vanessa’s Answer

    Police in Miami frequently do not want to get involved in family matters. You must request a pick up order from the Miami Dade court right away. Since you are the mother and there is no paternity order, the court will order the immediate pick up of the child and the police can then assist you in getting your child back because you will have an order requiring them to assist you in picking up your child. An attorney can assist in this process in a more expeditious manner than trying to do it yourself.

    Good luck.

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  • Child support

    The order was given in puerto rico

    Vanessa’s Answer

    You can request that a Puerto Rico order be domesticated and enforced here in Florida. If the other parent is not in compliance you can seek contempt against him here, if this is where you reside.

    God luck.

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  • I'm going thru a divorce but cant afford an attorney. I submitted thru the help desk the petition for divorce. What now?

    I can't afford an attorney and I submitted a petition for divorce. she hired a legal aid attorney and responded to the divorce requesting a trial. My friend he works for an attorney told me that the next step is for me to request a meeting with t...

    Vanessa’s Answer

    You should definitely talk to the attorney about a potential resolution. There really is no need for a settlement conference prior to mediation, but discussing the matter may help move things along. You will need to provide certain documents to the attorney for your wife and she to you. Custody matters are difficult sometimes even when you have an attorney, so be prepared for a long hard road.

    Good luck.

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  • Emergency motion for my child in a case we had about 4 years ago

    hello i have an emergency motion put together to file with the court. what is the process? do i submit it and then get a hearing date. we had a paternity case where we both went pro se and went 50/50 ftor everething but i believe there is some ser...

    Vanessa’s Answer

    If you are attempting to do this on your own, the self help department will assist you in filling out the forms and submitting a request for hearing to the judge on your case. You should consider utilizing an attorney though as modifying prior orders, even for strong reasons like abuse, can be very difficult.

    Good luck.

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  • Wife is filling for child support. She cheated on me and stated that our two kids might not even be mine. Is paternity test okay

    We've been separated for at least 13 years. I paid a lawyer to divorce us as soon as we separated and he never ended up divorcing us. It was pretty expensive and I haven't had the money to do it since. She doesn't Want to do the paternity test. Wo...

    Vanessa’s Answer

    Although a paternity test may be requested, a judge will need to determine whether it is in the children's best interest as it sounds like they might be close to the age of majority at this point. You should consult with an attorney before moving forward.

    Good luck.

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  • How much would the costs in total be for a lawyer to represent me in my divorce with only 1 child and no assets?

    We have been separated for around 5 years. He hasn't supported the child but instead has falsely claimed her under his taxes and took all her money for himself. He has a horrible past and recent record that include, grand theft, 3 drug charges, st...

    Vanessa’s Answer

    You should contact Legal Aid and see if they can assist you in your case. Their representation would be free to you.

    Good luck.

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  • Mother moving

    The divorce is final, it has been over 2 years. The father lives in the state of Georgia, I live in the state of Florida where I moved 2 years ago for my job. In order for me to advance in my career and earn a lot more, I need to move around as my...

    Vanessa’s Answer

    It sounds like you need a relocation. A review of the final judgment or the settlement agreement may address the relocation issue, but you need to consult with a local attorney about whether you can move without first requesting the father's permission or a court order. In Florida, you typically need one or the other before relocating the children.

    Good luck.

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  • How easy & how long to get a divorce in Miami-Dade? Separated from wife almost 3 years and she is pregnant for another man.

    We haven't been together for almost 3 years, we never filed for legal separation, she is now 2 months pregnant for some random guy. We do not have kids together. We do not share any properties or financial assets.

    Vanessa’s Answer

    As one of the other attorneys pointed out, as her husband, you are the legal father of the child. How long the case takes depends on whether she cooperates in the divorce or not. I would suggest that you try to get it done prior to her having the baby as matters will be complicated after.

    Good luck.

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  • Child support and back child support

    I filed for child support through DOR and they imputed my ex income for 1200 a month while he makes 70,000 a year. I now have proof of his income. if I hire an attorney will I be able to get my back child support changed? He purposely concealed hi...

    Vanessa’s Answer

    The issue you have is called intrinsic fraud upon the court. There is a statute of limitations that this kind of fraud can only be brought to the court's attention within one year of the trial. Therefore, you are able to undo the judgment but you must seek assistance as soon as possible to have an attorney review your documents and evidence to try to undo what was previously done.

    Good luck,

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