Betty Elaine Jones’s Answers

Betty Elaine Jones

Brandon Family Law Attorney.

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  1. Auto Injury as passenger while in another state. Which state pays PIP? Whose insurance company pays? Passenger or Driver's

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Gabriel Dante Mazzitelli
    2. Betty Elaine Jones
    3. Christopher Robert Dillingham II
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Michael T Warshaw
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    Under Florida law, if that is where the accident took place, your PIP carrier would cover your injuries up to the policy limits. Then the other person's bodily injury coverage would kick in. You really should retain an attorney if you were a passenger in a vehicle that was in an accident and you were injured. Good luck. Sincerely, B. Elaine Jones, Esq.

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  2. Non-Custodial parent in Florida is being asked to forfeit rights in exchange for child support termination. What are my options?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Betty Elaine Jones
    2. Ophelia Genarina Bernal-Mora
    3. William Charles Rosenfelt
    4. John Arthur Smitten
    4 lawyer answers

    Your options are to agree and allow her husband to adopt your child. At that point, all child support obligations cease. If you owe arrears, those will not be excused unless it is specifically stipulated to in the termination of rights agreement. You have to make the decision whether you want to do this or not. If you terminate your rights and allow her husband to adopt, it will sever the blood lines between you and your child. You will have no rights or obligations from the date of the...

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  3. I have just been told that I have a 5 year old with a woman I had a very short relationship with. What is my next move?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Betty Elaine Jones
    2. Ophelia Genarina Bernal-Mora
    3. Melanie Lynn Quattrone
    3 lawyer answers

    First, it doesn't matter that you moved to another state. Second, the Court can go back 2 years in retroactive child support. Third, your Wife's income will not matter. If you have quit a good paying job to stay home and be with your child, the Court may decide to impute income at the level you were earning. At the very least, they will impute minimum wages to you. Finally, you are not likely to get custody of the child unless the mother is unfit. She has had him for 5 years now, you...

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  4. Having a difficult situation that is not getting resolved in a divorce.

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Betty Elaine Jones
    2. Brent Allan Rose
    3. Tami Lane Augen
    4. Robert Jason De Groot
    5. William Charles Rosenfelt
    5 lawyer answers

    I sense that you are embellishing a bit about becoming homeless. Be that as it may, opposing counsel cannot prevent you from moving into the home unless there is already an Order in place giving your husband exclusive use and possession. You need to have your attorney file a temporary motion for possession and exclusive use of the home. If your attorney is unwilling to file the motion, you might want to think about getting a different attorney. Good luck. Sincerely, B. Elaine Jones, Esq.

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  5. Do you think theirs a good chance my ex-boyfriend can beat his case

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Brenda A Drake
    2. Betty Elaine Jones
    3. Colleen M. Glenn
    4. William Charles Rosenfelt
    5. Richard Earl Hornsby
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    It sometimes does not matter what the victim of a crime wants. Its the State of Florida vs. defendant not the victim vs defendant. The state will try to get you to cooperate and sometimes uses the threat of a charge of obstruction of justice to get you to do so. Good luck. Sincerely, B. Elaine Jones, Esq.

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  6. How long on average does a contest divorce take in Pasco County?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Carin Manders Constantine
    2. William Charles Rosenfelt
    3. Dean George Tsourakis
    4. Betty Elaine Jones
    5. Joseph Julius Registrato
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    7 lawyer answers

    it should take from 6 to 18 months as the other attorneys have suggested. Alot depends upon the parties though and how much they want to fight versus how much they want to resolve their issues and finalize their divorce. Sometimes people can't see the forest for the trees though. I have had people argue over a portable air conditioner that the husband could not convince the wife actually belonged to the neighbor. Point is, they were paying lawyers more an hour than the air conditioner was...

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  7. How many days do I have to appeal a final order? A temporal order can be appeal? how many days do I have for that?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Betty Elaine Jones
    2. James Stewart Cunha
    3. Hernan Hernandez
    4. Robert P Garven
    4 lawyer answers

    The first step is to file a Motion for Rehearing. That has to be done within 10 days of the signing of the Order by the Judge. This tolls the time period for appeal. Once the Judge conducts a rehearing and renders a judgment again or ruling on the rehearing, then you have 30 days to appeal. This is not something you should do on you own. Consult with an attorney in your area. Good luck. Sincerely, B. Elaine Jones, Esq.

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  8. I have a warrant for something I didn't do and only prior is a dui

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Paul J Knudsen
    2. Miguel Amador
    3. Robert Jason De Groot
    4. Timothy England Moffitt
    5. Betty Elaine Jones
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    7 lawyer answers

    If you hire an attorney to represent you, they can file a Motion to Recall the Warrant and set a hearing. You would then go to the hearing and turn yourself in and at the same time the lawyer would be asking for ROR or reasonable bond. You would be processed and released once meeting the bond if one is set. If you wait and do it on your own, the Judge who issued the warrant will call your case up when they feel like it. You could be sitting there for awhile. You should really consider...

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  9. I was convicted of drug charges in one county and I had an DUI in another county. Due to the DUI my liscense were doubled!! Why?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. LeRoy E Costner
    2. Betty Elaine Jones
    3. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with both attorneys. If you want a more thorough explanation, you need to consult an attorney personally. Good Luck. Sincerely, B. Elaine Jones, Esq.

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  10. Am I able to have my divorce trial postponed and how?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Carin Manders Constantine
    2. Ophelia Genarina Bernal-Mora
    3. Betty Elaine Jones
    4. Dean George Tsourakis
    5. Lawrence Joseph Marraffino
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    6 lawyer answers

    You should file a Motion for Continuance immediately. If you have the financial ability you should hire an attorney. It would be much easier for the attorney to get a continuance than you because they would be coming into the case blind. Find an attorney on AVVO there are many who are excellent family law attorneys. Good Luck. Sincerely, B. Elaine Jones, Esq.

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