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  • Can I file a Judicial Notice concerning the termination of marriage dissolution in which wife originally filed; I counter-filed?

    Spouse initially filed a request for dissolution of marriage, suspended it for 180 day in attempt to reconcile, then canceled suspension and reinstated dissolution; I followed with a counter. Subsequently, after many motions, notices, and other re...

    John’s Answer

    You both have to file a notice of dismissal. Use of a lawyer is recommended.

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  • Can I De-Establish Paternity?

    Me and my Ex bf has established paternity and he was awarded primary custody and Ultimate decision making 2 weeks ago. I have known for years he could not be the father but never mentioned it because of the relationship the two share, The Florida ...

    John’s Answer

    Do a paternity test then go from there. Use of a lawyer is recommended.

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  • Does anyone know where to start paperwork process when a spouse refuses to sign.

    My spouse refuses to sign, show up for court hearings, etc. He is military. I want to do the divorce myself with a missing spouse. I need to know where to start the paperwork process, do I need to contact jag? or can I file missing spouse. We do n...

    John’s Answer

    Divorcing an active military person requires the hiring of a lawyer.

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  • Notice setting case management conference/final hearing

    it says that I need to bring two stamped envelopes what is that mean? Child support guidelines workshee motion to deviate from child support guidelines what is that? Then if there's more than one child its asking for two child support guid...

    John’s Answer

    Lots and lots of questions you need to get yourself a lawyer.

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  • Can I purchase a condominium prior to the trial date in September for my divorce without it being considered joint property.

    Divorce ongoing for more than 3 years, awaiting trial in September.

    John’s Answer

    Wait until after the trial what is the rush.

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  • Falsely accused of DV -accepting DVDP plea offer vs. going to trial

    My abusive & violent husband has falsely accused me of DV and got me arrested and sent to jail. I have no prior record & never had the courage to call the police on him, after any of his violence against me. I am now having to make the tough decis...

    John’s Answer

    If you are innocent then do not plea to anything. Use of a lawyer is recommended.

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  • What steps needs to be taken?

    My parents want to get a divorce they both on board with it what paper work needs to be file in order for my mom to get half the stuff?

    John’s Answer

    Have them prepare a detailed settlement agreement that resolves all issues. Use of a lawyer is recommended.

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  • I have a 17 year old daughter with a baby now. The father is 19. He wanted it aborted and didnt pay a dime towards anything.

    He would not give any money towards anything. He told his parents it may not be his. He now asked if he can be on birth certificate or have the last name changed to his. what rights does he have ? My daughter does not want him alone with the b...

    John’s Answer

    The rape angle will not get you anywhere. File a petition for paternity and custody and child support.. Use of a lawyer is recommended.

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  • Filing motion for civil contempt/enforcement. Behind on child support,etc. On Question 4 can I check more than 1 box? Thanks.

    Ex not following child support modification. He is making only 1/2 pymts., he refuses to pay the judgement against him(he was sent a notice on 1/6/15 that he owed my wife money), suppose to see his son 3 weekends every month, never sees him. owes ...

    John’s Answer

    Many attorneys on this site will offer a flat attorney fee. However you will be responsible for court costs. Use of a lawyer is recommended.

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  • Falsely accused of DV and divorcing

    I was falsely accused of DV by my abssie hsband and was arrested and jailed with misdemeanor charge. Considering accepting a no-contest plea offer of DV divergence program/Batterer's intervention program, instead of going to trial. But worried abo...

    John’s Answer

    It will have a huge impact on your divorce case so I do not recommend consenting to anything. Use of a lawyer is recommended.

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