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Kelly Kathrene Spegon

Saint Petersburg Child Support Lawyer.

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  1. Florida child support laws, can child receive child support payment directly if they don't live with their parents

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Kelly Kathrene Spegon
    2. Avvo Staff Moderator
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    If there is a Court order for your father to pay child support to your mother then he must pay your mother until he goes back to Court to have the order changed. It is up to your mother as to whether she gives the money to you. The payment terms of child support, including when child support ends and to whom child support is paid, is located in the Court Order. You can get a copy of the Court Order from the Clerk of Court where the child support was ordered. Generally, child support stops...

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  2. Do I have to initiate a modification to end child support for a child now 18 in FL?

    Answered almost 7 years ago.

    1. Kelly Kathrene Spegon
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    The answer to your questions hinge on the specific language of your court order for child support, as well as, any subsequent modifications. Some child support orders are specifically written to automatically terminate when the child reaches the age of majority. Others require a court order to terminate or reduce the amount to a “one-child order”; this is especially common when the child support order is for more than one child. Does your child support order refer to two separate child...

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  3. Oordered to pay child support... 4 days later daughter moves in with us. Mother has custody. How do we stop child support? HELP

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Kelly Kathrene Spegon
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    Your circumstance of having the child for whom you are paying child support move in with you is common. I would estimate that it occurs in about 30 % of the child support cases. You can have the child support order stopped while the child is living with you. It is critical that you understand that if the child support was ordered by the court, the *only* way to have it stopped is by an order from the court. Reporting the change to the Clerk of Court, the State Disbursement Unit, or the...

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  4. My boyfriend and I lived together for the past 4 years. He just died 3 weeks ago.

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Kelly Kathrene Spegon
    2. Stephen Raoul Garcia-Vidal
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    I am sorry for your recent loss. I hope the news I am about to give you helps. In most cases, you do not have to go to Court to have the death certificate corrected. The main thrust of your question is “How does one go about getting a death certificate corrected?” It is a relatively simple process. You can request corrections through the Office of Vital Statistics. You can submit an application to amend along with an affidavit (which is a written and notarized statement) explaining...

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  5. Child support

    Answered almost 7 years ago.

    1. Thomas H. McGowan
    2. Elizabeth Taylor Herd
    3. Kelly Kathrene Spegon
    4. Sandra Dee Munoz
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    The terms of the order for child support will ultimately control. However, generally speaking, child support continues until the child turns eighteen unless the child is enrolled in high school and will graduate prior to his/her nineteenth birthday. If the child will turn eighteen prior to graduating high school, you may want to file a Motion to Extend Child Support prior to his/her eighteenth birthday.

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  6. Revocable trust vs irrevocable trust

    Answered almost 7 years ago.

    1. Bruce Givner
    2. Thomas Glenn Martin
    3. Kelly Kathrene Spegon
    4. J Christopher Minor
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    Dear revocable vs irrevocable trust from Hercules, CA: Hello. My name is Kelly Spegon. I am an attorney in St. Petersburg, Florida. Since you are in CA, I cannot provide legal advice but I hope this information helps. Do you have a copy of the Trust? If you do, you will want a knowledgeable attorney to review the Trust documents. The attorney will be looking for factors such as whether the Trust is valid and whether the Trust is amendable. Do you have any legal powers such as Power of...

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  7. Can Florida child support take past due support out of a joint bank account?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Kelly Kathrene Spegon
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    Take immediate action! An important factor here is whether the money has actually been taken out of your account or if the bank has merely frozen the money in the account. The Department of Revenue (the agency responsible for Child Support Enforcement) will try to collect unpaid child support in every way possible. Legally, the money in a joint bank account belongs to each account holder in its entirety. Each joint account holder has full rights to all the money in the account. That does...

  8. Back child support

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Shawn C Newman
    2. Kelly Kathrene Spegon
    3. Melissa Dawn Sosa
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    More information is needed to answer your question. I think what you are asking is whether you can sue the father to get the remainder of the full payment for each month he paid less and the payments for the time he was unemployed. If there was no prior Court order entered and you want to have the Court enter on now, the Court can only go back two years from the date you file your request. Was the amount originally agreed upon part of an existing Court order? If not, was the Child Support...

  9. Power Of Attorney (Husband vs. Daughter having POA)

    Answered almost 7 years ago.

    1. April Denise Hill
    2. Laurence Jay Smith
    3. Kelly Kathrene Spegon
    4. David Michael Goldman
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    Dear POA Ponderer: Please provide us with more information so that we can answer your question. Specifically, does the step-father have a POA himself? If yes, what does the POA specify regarding the powers that are being granted? In Florida, POA’s can vary widely in the types of legal authority they grant and the circumstances that give rise to the legal authority. The authority granted depends on the specific language of the POA document. A person giving a POA may make it very broad or...

  10. Florida child support laws, parent's responsibility for medical expenses

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Kelly Kathrene Spegon
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    You could argue that if the dental work was strictly cosmetic rather than medically necessary, then it is not a "medical expense". Whether or not you are responsible is a matter of interpretation -- an interpretation that is ultimately up to the Court. The order need not specify in detail every type or circumstance of medical expense that will require your contribution. If you do not pay the other parent could file a Motion for Contempt and ask the Court to force you to pay. The Court would...

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