My husband and I want to separate, but do not want to divorce. I'd like to have a court ordered timesharing plan established, to keep everything in order. Can one establish a parenting plan without a divorce?
Yours is an excellent question - if you were in a state that recognizes "legal separation" the answer would be - Of, course! However, being in FL, as mentioned, you should both have an agreement drafted by your attorneys (each should have their own) or go through a mediation to create an agreement. You don't mention the ages of the children - if they are old enough, the court would want their desires to be a factor that is considered. It is public policy in this state that parents share equally in the rearing of the children, even when separated or divorcing. I would speak with a family law attorney about getting a time-share / child support plan sanctioned by the court, which would then have continuing jurisdiction over the matter. I believe that divorce and custody matters are sometimes bifurcated, which means that the court should be willing to hear one without the other. Good luck.See question
My mother passed away in 2013 and left a will giving what she believed was her half of a property in Ponce Inlet, Florida to her children . She was married. The deed for property is titled with her name and her husband's name only, no other word...
No, you can't. The title company takes the proper titling of the deed from the contract for sale and purchase. If she specifically notified them, in writing, prior to the purchase of the home, then maybe. But, even if, in FL, if the property was the homestead of her and her husband, he has a right to his share of the property REGARDLESS of how it was titled. If the property was NOT their homestead, then there may be a different result, but without seeing more than your question it is impossible to tell. See an attorney.See question
I would like information on ssi and marriage. And if it is even possible for us to be married. Also if we cannot can I change my last name without a license of marriage
Your income will be imputed to him. However, if you change your last name to his, without the benefit of marriage, you will not be considered married in FL no matter how long you are together - FL does NOT recognize "common-law marriage". So, if you do something like this, you will have to understand that if he passes, you will not get any of the benefits of being a spouse. Not a good idea.See question
or I can buy a will form and do it myself
Yes, you should use an attorney, particularly if you want to make sure that your assets transfer to the proper family members / friends, as you desire. What an off-the-shelf will won't give you is the ability to ask "what if?" or "how can I do ____?" - which a lawyer can and will. Also, a lawyer will point out the problems that may result from using a poorly drafted "one-size-fits-all" will. If, however, you don't really care who gets what, then it may be best to just let the state decide and not have a will at all.See question
My husband fears that if he has Medicaid, that they will force repayment of all money spent on him for his medical care someday by putting a lien on our home, jointly owned, and collecting when the home is sold someday by the surviving spouse or w...
There are ways to protect property; homestead, while your husband is alive, and even after he passes. But, FL law allows for Medicaid Recovery, such as described here: http://www.medicaid.gov/medicaid-chip-program-information/by-topics/eligibility/estate-recovery.html You should seek the advice of an elder law or special needs attorney to help you determine how best to protect your assets.See question
My dad was killed Jan. 3, 2013. We had a probate attorney and the whole nine yards. We had his estate open for 6 months along with newspaper ads alerting people of my father's death and to please send the bills for which he acquired. Judge signed ...
Nope. But, why aren't you asking your probate attorney about this? If all the easily-ascertainable creditors were notified and the Notice to Creditors was properly published, then they really only had 90 days in which to file their claim against the estate. The two-year period ends a creditors statutory period during which they can put a claim on the estate. You can let them know the date he passed and they will (most likely) figure it out. You do not owe them anything.See question
I get ssi currently and I was told I have to wait till 2016 for my medical review but I have severe medical problems I have just been diagnosed with that I won't be able to work and neurological problems in just don't know why they won't accept m...
I think you are misunderstanding your benefits. SSI is a fixed amount, it doesn't matter how ill you are, that is NOT the criteria for determining the amount you will receive - so, even if you are now more medically in need, it will NOT affect your SSI payment amount. That is why there is no benefit to you to give SSA the information before they request it. Just wait until your review comes up and submit your copies of your records to confirm that your condition has not improved.See question
My grandparents are in their mid-70's and need a lot of help with transportation, grocery shopping, cooking, etc. I usually do all of this for them and I do my apart time job. Its becoming too much. My grandparents have medi-car/Humana but every t...
If they don't qualify for government assistance programs, and they don't have enough social security retirement income to pay for someone to come in, there are some non-profits that provide free services, such as your parents are needing. I would first look to that, also Meals on Wheels, while not free, does provide nourishing food for seniors that cannot get out. Have they considered purchasing a unit in an assisted-living residence? They almost always provide in-home care (when needed) and other assistance.See question