Veronica Semino’s Answers

Veronica Semino

Miami Family Law Attorney.

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  1. Question .. if i file for dissolution of marriage on my own, can i later decide to seek legal assistance

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Veronica Semino
    2. Tina Leah Lewert
    3. David Taylor Kaye
    4. Joshua Eli Adams
    4 lawyer answers

    Yes, you can begin the process pro se and later seek legal counsel; however, if at all possible, I recommend that you try to seek legal counsel upfront. I've had several clients come to me after starting the process pro se and they fail to properly plead certain things and it costs them more money for me to have to go back and correct things. Good luck.

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  2. Can we get rid of our lawyers, and set the terms of our divorce?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Veronica Semino
    2. Tina Leah Lewert
    3. Lawrence Joseph Marraffino
    4. Terry Anne Buchanan Esq.
    4 lawyer answers

    Fire your attorneys. Either draft your own Marital Settlement Agreement and Parenting Plan and file it or hire an attorney to review it. With regard to the GAL, you and your wife can agree to get rid of him/her also and move forward with your settlement. Good luck. Veronica Semino Miami-Dade & Broward Family Law Attorney (305) 519-4983 info@seminolaw.com If you found this answer to be helpful or the best answer please indicate it.

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  3. I am in the process of becoming a USA citizenmy ex partner will not give me a letter stating that paid child support what to do

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Veronica Semino
    2. Javier E Morales
    3. F. J. Capriotti III
    3 lawyer answers

    As Mr. Morales stated, if you are making court ordered child support payments through the court depository (either paying yourself or through an income deduction order), you should be able to get a transcript of your payments. If you are making the payments directly to the mother, then your only proof would be the cancelled checks. In either scenario, you do not need a letter from her to verify your compliance with the court order (if one exists). Good luck.

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  4. What if my husband tried killing our daughter?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Brent Allan Rose
    2. Veronica Semino
    3. Robert Jason De Groot
    3 lawyer answers

    Although I understand the intent of your question, it is a bit misleading. As despicable as his acts towards you was, it seems like he has "served his time" in the eye of the law. There is no such thing as "custody" in Florida so you don't have to worry about him taking her or the judge "giving her to him". He will get some sort of timesharing (visitation). A 50/50 split is unlikely and supervised v. unsupervised depends on the particular facts of your case (which is beyond the scope of...

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  5. If husband filed for divorce but is not currently moving the process along, is there anything I can do to speed things up?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Veronica Semino
    2. Sema Yildirim
    3. Garry Lee Potts
    3 lawyer answers

    If the settlement agreement has been filed, then the case can be set for Final Hearing. Contact your husband's attorney to get this done. You didn't mention whether you had children, if so, you also need to file a Parenting Plan. Good luck.

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  6. Should I return my child in the middle of tropical storm?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Brent Allan Rose
    2. Veronica Semino
    3. Marian Audrey Lindquist
    4. Sema Yildirim
    5. Ronald Lee Bell
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    You should not be wasting your time posting on here and call the child's mother and communicate with her. If the child is supposed to be brought home today then you should probably comply. The weather conditions in Miami are not so terrible to warrant not returning the child. It is currently 4:30 p.m., you posted about 3 hours ago, you have the whole afternoon to return the child. Don't create unnecessary problems between you and the mother. Veronica Semino, Esq. Miami-Dade Family Law...

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  7. How to fight Florida DCF and save my Family. reasonable efforts/no services offered(i was doing what was asked)

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Veronica Semino
    2. John Arthur Smitten
    3. Robert Jason De Groot
    3 lawyer answers

    I think you answered your own question - contact a local attorney so that you can adequately explain the facts of you case. Your issue sounds like it is beyond the scope of this forum. Good luck.

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  8. Can I suit my soon to be ex wife for filling in court a false case of domestic violence?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Veronica Semino
    2. Tina Leah Lewert
    2 lawyer answers

    What would be the purpose of suing her? Suing her just because? Get your divorce, stay away from her, and move on.

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  9. Can my husband put me out the house and im pregnant with his twins, although we have a prenup

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Thomas R. Peppler
    2. Marian Audrey Lindquist
    3. Veronica Semino
    4. Scott Andrew Ferris
    5. Joseph Franklin Pippen Jr.
    5 lawyer answers

    I agree with my colleagues. You need to consult with an attorney and have the prenup reviewed. You'll also be entitled to child support for the twins once they are born. Please feel free to contact my office for a free consultation at (305) 519-4983.

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  10. What are my rights if i get divorce?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Maureen Elizabeth Haas
    2. Brittney Cecilia Gutin
    3. Veronica Semino
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with Attorney Gutin. This is a very broad question. If the two of you do not have any children, then your divorce will be limited to equitable distribution (division of all marital assets & liabilities). However, you should contact a local attorney in your area to further discuss the specific facts of your case. Try to find an attorney that offers free consultations.

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