Anne V Gallagher Alper’s Answers

Anne V Gallagher Alper

Fort Lauderdale Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

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  1. I am in the middle of divorce. Lost my job and have lost my attorney in the closing of my divorce. what do I do?

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Syed Sharik Ahmed
    2. Anne V Gallagher Alper
    3. Tami Lane Augen
    4. John Arthur Smitten
    5. William Charles Rosenfelt
    5 lawyer answers

    What you do is focus on the fact that you are already halfway there, and do NOT focus on the negative. Complete your divorce, but be sure to submit a new financial affidavit which you can find on line, make sure you have all the documents that you filled out from the other side and go to Court on your own if you cannot afford someone to help you. Many Bar associations, such as the one you have in Tampa, offer low cost attorneys and some even offer free attorneys. Call your local bar...

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  2. I have 3 children and not living with their father anymore, but lived with him for the past 15 yrs,can I also get alimony and CS

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Anne V Gallagher Alper
    2. Heather Morcroft
    3. Robert Jason De Groot
    4. Paul H Green Jr.
    5. Gerald Laverne Wilkerson II
    5 lawyer answers

    In order to receive alimony in the State of Florida, there had to have been a legal marriage. However, if the children are his natural children and such is designated as such in the court of law, you are most definitely entitled to Child support if the children are minors. You may also be entitled to past support depending on how long you have been away from the father. Best of luck to you!

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  3. Divorced Spouse wants to take minor child out of Public School System and Home School

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Anne V Gallagher Alper
    2. Jordan Gerber
    3. Tami Lane Augen
    4. William Charles Rosenfelt
    4 lawyer answers

    The answer, based only upon these details provided, is that the child cannot be removed from the school unless both parents agree or unless there is a court order stating the same. I would want to know the reasoning behind why the other parent wants to remove the child and home - school. Was there something that happened to make the parent think such would be better? This is an important consideration for the Judge. Best of luck to you and your child! Anne V, Alper, Attorney at Law Ft....

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  4. When can we enter a motion for a Guardian Ad Litem? Can we do that during a contempt hearing or file before the hearing?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Anne V Gallagher Alper
    2. Carin Manders Constantine
    3. Ophelia Genarina Bernal-Mora
    4. William Charles Rosenfelt
    4 lawyer answers

    By all means ask for an appointment of a Guardian ad Litem at the contempt hearing if you already have a date set for that hearing and if there is not enough time before that date to set the matter down as is usually required. Alternatively, if time permits before your contempt hearing, prepare the motion and then send to the Judge's assistant and ask if that could be heard at the same time as the contempt matter. (of course, follow all of the procedures required by your Judge in terms of...

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  5. How do your give you teen up for adoption in Ohio?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Anne V Gallagher Alper
    2. Brian Scott Piper
    3. Heather Renee Dyer Johnston
    4. Irene Arfaras Steffas
    4 lawyer answers

    I am a Family Lawyer in Florida and know the laws here in this State. The laws between and among the states are somewhat similar, but, before you do anything at all, I wonder if you have looked for someone to help the teen and your family out through counseling or through a school guidance counselor or the like. If a parent simply "gives up" on a child, no matter how difficult the child may be, that parent is probably exposing himself to charges of abandonment and possibly neglect. If you...

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  6. How can I legally assign custody?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Paul Karl Siepmann
    2. Anne V Gallagher Alper
    3. Mary Katherine Brown
    4. Peter Christopher Lomtevas
    5. Marco Caviglia
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    This is not a ridiculous question at all...Pets are like children and you want to make sure that yours is loved and well taken care of should you be unable to do so . Yes, a simple contract where you give the dog to your friend and he agrees to take it should certain conditions occur is a great idea. You may also - and should - create a will (which, by the way, is different than a living will which is a medical - legal instrument that does not have anything to do with assets or pets but has...

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  7. I need help to fill Modifications of child support form plus a motion to reinstate my driver license

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Tami Lane Augen
    2. Anne V Gallagher Alper
    3. Karen Tallent Munzer
    4. William Charles Rosenfelt
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    Filing a modification for child support obligations is critically important when there has been a major change to your income or to that of the other parent. If this action is not taken as soon as possible, the child support will keep adding up as the child support arrears even though you may be unable to pay the court ordered support. The State of Florida is diligent about support payments, however, once you are able to file the modification and present the evidence to the Judge, you will be...

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  8. What if I don't have the money to go to trial?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Anne V Gallagher Alper
    2. Daniel Seth Williams
    3. Amanda Salcido
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    Mediation is required before you go to a trial and if you do not agree with the settlement, you should do everything you can to make the necessary changes to the portions that you disagree with in order to reach a fair settlement. It will not be everything you want and it will not be everything the other side wants, that is why it is called a settlement agreement. If you are both so far off from agreeing from one another, then you will have to go to trial and have the Judge make the decisions...

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  9. I am a teacher and I have a parent trying to get me to go court for her as a character witness

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Anne V Gallagher Alper
    2. Gregory Thomas Buckley
    3. Tami Lane Augen
    4. Carin Manders Constantine
    4 lawyer answers

    The involvement of a school teacher or witness has been a trend in family law for quite some time and, quite frankly, it is not appropriate for the most part. You should first call your school board's attorney who should be able to guide you - when sending out subpoenas to non-party witnesses, there is a special legal procedure that must be followed - I do not know if the parent who served you went through this procedure. Additionally, it may be such that your testimony may be deemed...

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  10. Do i have a chance at keeping my niece?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Anne V Gallagher Alper
    2. Tami Lane Augen
    3. William Charles Rosenfelt
    3 lawyer answers

    It is ESSENTIAL that you contact an attorney right away. I could not feel stronger about a recommendation for a lawyer in your area of Florida. In the State of Florida, it is not legal to agree to waive child support in any case whatsoever. If the father's parental rights were taken away by a Court, yes, that would be different. It could also be considered as having coerced the father from fighting for custody in exchange for dropping the child support, when all that you were trying to do,...

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