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.
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.
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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.
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...
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.
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.
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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.
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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.