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Cindy S. Vova

Fort Lauderdale Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

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  1. My husband moved out (We've been having irreconcilable differences).

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Jordan Gerber
    2. Carin Manders Constantine
    3. Donald G. Criscuolo
    4. Cindy S. Vova
    5. David Alexander Browde
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    Even if your husband moved to California, you can still get divorced in Florida. It would be in your children's best interest to find out where he is in California and have him served personally so the Florida court can award child support. Even though you don't want support, you cannot voluntarily waive receipt of it since it is a right for the benefit of your children. Whether he left or not, as the father he has a legal (not to mention a moral) obligation to provide for the children. And...

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  2. What is considered overnight time sharing hours in divorce custody?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Carin Manders Constantine
    2. Ophelia Genarina Bernal-Mora
    3. A. Sam Jubran
    4. Penny Taylor-Miller
    5. Edward Brandon Beckham
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    Yes you do. For better or worse (pardon the pun) Florida law views overnights in a literal fashion...meaning that overnight includes from the previous night until when the child wakes up to begin the next day. Under the scenario you describe, your husband would have only one overnight per week- Saturday night.

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  3. What are my rights in a divorce as a woman? Been married for three years and was given jewelery no pre nuptial

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Howard M Lewis
    2. Cindy S. Vova
    3. Robert Ricci
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    Under Florida law you have a "short term" marriage. You don't indicate whether you or your husband are employed. However, in the event your husband earns more than you (and again, it depends on the numbers) a Florida court could award you bridge-the-gap alimony for a period of up to two years. There are other types of short term alimony that may be available, but without more facts it is difficult to predict. Additionally, if there are assets and/or debts acquired during the marriage,...

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  4. I was served a restraining order. I need a lawyer to show up in court. I have been "burned" by lawyers who have not showed up

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Mark Scott Rubin
    2. Brent Allan Rose
    3. Cindy S. Vova
    4. Mary Katherine Brown
    5. Iman Ismail Abouelazm
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    Before you hire an attorney, get referrals from others who used the attorney in the past. Nothing beats a personal referral. I hope the attorneys you speak with tell you more aboout how they plan to handle your case than just that they will "show up." For example, will they subpoena witnesses, need to depose the petitioner, etc. You don't indicate if you've merely spoken with attorneys over the phone or actually met with them. You need to meet with the attorney and, as my colleagues said,...

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  5. Bigamy Question: Husband didn't divorce wife in Morocco B4 Moving to USA where he married me - is this still considered bigamy?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Dean George Tsourakis
    2. Ophelia Genarina Bernal-Mora
    3. Robert Jason De Groot
    4. Arica Lynn Braaten
    5. Geoffrey Alan Hoffman
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    Yes and yes. You should consult with local family law counsel to help get you out of this mess. An immigration attorney can help you with the other matter, but he is not legally married to you he cannot use you as his wife to obtain residency in the U.S.

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  6. My wife and I agreed to a divorce. we have a 14 yr old. I am in recovery and am 8 months clean. can she use this to get custody?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Robert Jason De Groot
    2. Arica Lynn Braaten
    3. Ophelia Genarina Bernal-Mora
    4. Sandy Todd Fox
    5. Tami Lane Augen
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    First, you are to be applauded for getting the help you need and staying with it! As my colleagues state, unless the paperwork you filed became a court order it is subject to change. However, you do not indicate how long ago you filled out this paperwork. If it was before you sought help or during the past 8 months that you've been in recovery, it seems that your wife was not concerned at that time for your son's safety...why now? You should retain counsel now who has experience in...

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  7. Florida divorce without a state ID

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Mark Abzug
    2. Brent Allan Rose
    3. Tami Lane Augen
    4. Cindy S. Vova
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    As long as you do not have children your petition for dissolution of marriage need not be notarized. Therefore, you can file it with just your signature (or your attorney's signature). Then, at the time you go for your final hearing, you can bring a friend, relative or co-worker who has know that you've lived continuously in the state of Florida for six months before you filed your petition for dissolution of marriage to act as your witness for residency purposes. But make sure that when...

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  8. I am from another country and my wife is a US citizen need help in how i can go about getting a divorce from her

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Brent Allan Rose
    2. Cindy S. Vova
    3. Robert Ricci
    3 lawyer answers

    You can get a divorce in Florida even if you are neither a citizen nor have any legal status in the country. The main requirement is that you reside in Florida at least six months before you file the divorce petition. However, if you are in the process of obtaining any type of legal status in this country, you should check, in advance, with an immigration attorney. The divorce could affect a pending or impending immigration petition or your current status.

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  9. Termination of alimony in Florida

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Brent Allan Rose
    2. Cindy S. Vova
    3. Jason Brian Phillips
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    The short answer is "no." Financial affidavits and mandatory disclosure are documents that may be obtained from parties to a proceeding. The new husband is not a party to your post-dissolution action. However, backing up a little, if your Final Judgment of Dissolution provided that alimony was to terminate upon remarriage, then you most likely would not require financial disclosure from your ex, as alimony would terminate regardless. If the terms of your final judgment do not terminate...

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  10. How are attorney fees awarded in child custody cases?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Howard M Lewis
    2. Gregory Thomas Buckley
    3. Edward Joseph Chandler Jr.
    4. Cindy S. Vova
    5. David Alexander Browde
    5 lawyer answers

    In Broward county, many of the judges are inclined to award fees based on your pro rata share of incomes. Thus if you husband makes three times your income, there is a good argument to make that he pays 66 percent of your reasonable fees. There are various other considerations which require a more in depth analysis. Your attorney can request temporary fees when filing the initial pleadings on your behalf. If this is done, a fees hearing can be requested thereafter. It usually takes at...

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