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  • Would I be responsible for all the divorce payments or whatever payments is involved? Who will possibly stay with the house?

    My wife and I are going through tough times and we haven't even been married a year. I don't think we will be able to come back to good terms as she is threatening to take our house (house is in both of our names, I'm the primary account holder), ...

    John’s Answer

    This is a short term marriage so you should have a clean break and a relatively simple divorce. Use of a lawyer is recommended.

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  • What responsibility do I have as a Sole Custodial Parent to notify the courts or make alternate arrangements ?

    I have an injunction for protection for myself and child against the Father.( No Communication period) In my Divorce Decree the Judge ordered supervised visitations with a family member for Father and Child. That Family member has decided to quit...

    John’s Answer

    Follow the terms of the no contact order please. Use of a lawyer is recommended.

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  • Where do I get a certified copy of my divorce if I don't t know in what county it was filed?

    I was divorced before marrying my present wife. One of the documents needed to file for her green card, is a certified copy of my divorce. I don't know where to get this copy because my ex wife filed it and I just signed it but don't know where sh...

    John’s Answer

    Do a skip trace. Use of a lawyer is recommended. ..................

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  • Will judge in Florida grant sole custody to a parent if both parents agree in divorce papers?

    Going through a divorce and after working on the divorce papers with my ex, it shows that she owes me child support and alimony. She says she will refuse to pay and if I pursue, she will take me to court because she cannot afford to pay me child ...

    John’s Answer

    If you both stipulate to sole custody the judge will order it. Use of a lawyer is recommended.

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  • Continuous contempt of court after writ of bodily attachment, what then?

    So three months ago the parent was arrested for contempt of court for nonpayment of child support, the parent was released and is still not paying child support. The case was closed the same day he bailed out (bond was set to 1k/152+k debt). I was...

    John’s Answer

    Enforcement of support becomes a circular game. You should go for criminal contempt. Use of a lawyer is recommended.

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  • Objection to Motion to Continue Hearing

    I am seeking a protective order for myself and my two minor children against my ex-husbands new psycho girlfriend. A TRO was not granted but we are set for hearing next month. She is asking to continue the hearing because her attorney is unavailab...

    John’s Answer

    If you are prepared to present your case then object to the request to continue. Use of a lawyer is recommended.

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  • How Can I Not Allow Him To Get Joint Custody? Don't I Have All Rights?

    My Baby's Father Wants To Get Joint Custody He Stays In Georgia I Stay In Florida Im Against It Our Baby Is Only 5 Months He Has Put Me And My Child Life In Danger He Has Put His Hands On Me Numerous Times I Don't Feel It Is Safe And His Name Isn'...

    John’s Answer

    Unlikely he will get that however you should hire a lawyer asap. As of right now he has no rights.

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  • So my Question from me to you is .....am I done with her?

    My Ex Cheated on me With Another Man and Got Pregnant with Another Man's Child. He wasn't there for her Pregnancy. She gave birth on her Birthday October 10. So she filed a Restraining Order Aganist me. Went to court the judge Thankfully denies it...

    John’s Answer

    Use of a lawyer is recommended. ..................................................................

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  • Do costodial parents ever get in trouble for not following visitation?

    So my husband's ex wife is taking him back to court for contempt (child support arrears) but she also does not follow the court ordered visitation schedule, can he file a contempt against her? And if they are BOTH in contempt then can he still go ...

    John’s Answer

    If a person violates an order then yes they can get into trouble with the court. Use of a lawyer is recommended.

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  • Ex taking our child to new girlfriend's house overnights. She has a criminal record. Can I legally stop him from doing this?

    My ex is dating a lady who was arrested for a severe battery against her own child and ex spouse. She also has had a protective order against her where she was to have no contact with her children for several months. While I would like nothing mor...

    John’s Answer

    Get a court order or call DCF if there is some type of emergency. Use of a lawyer is recommended.

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