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  • How long does an uncontested divorce (no children) take, start to finish, in Polk County, Florida?

    (No details necessary.)

    Darla’s Answer

    If neither party has an attorney it will be assigned to the Judge handling pro se (unrepresented) parties, which is very busy and handled by one Judge in Polk County. If either party has an attorney, it will depend a lot on which division your case is assigned. Each Judge maintains his /her calendar, so after your case is filed if that Judge has an opening for a short hearing, your attorney may be able to get you into court within one month. Generally, you are probably looking at a time frame within two months.

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  • Charged with felony but never convicted in florida a year ago, can I still expunge it?

    I was told I was eligible to expunge it and I can, but it's been over a year since I completed the diversion program. My son is 16 years old, 15 when it happened. We can still get it expunged even though it's been a year right?

    Darla’s Answer

    If you were eligible 1 year ago. You are still eligible.

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  • I recieved a notice of my court dat in bartow fl on sat the 19 and my notice said my court date is tues the 29

    i do believe that is not 7 working days with a holiday falling on the 28, what do i do

    Darla’s Answer

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  • If I divorce in fl, no minor children involved, what is the next step

    We have been together 35yrs in dec, but we are having irreconcileable differents. What would be the next steps to follow

    Darla’s Answer

    That really depends if you have decided that your marriage is definitely over. Have you considered marriage counseling, which I would suggest first before dissolving a 35 year marriage. Of course, you both have to be willing to attend counseling. If you have tried counseling or if it is not an option for other reasons I would suggest that you contact a family law attorney in your area. Although you do not have children, there are a lot of financial and property issues that could exist in a long term marriage such as yours. An attorney could explain those to you once he or she understands your full situation.

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  • Should I report my gun stolen?

    I was in trouble a few yrs. ago and my nephe stored my antique gun for me now I think he has pawned it.because he dont have it.

    Darla’s Answer

    It sounds like you are not sure if your gun is just missing or if it was stolen. If you believe that your gun was taken and sold without your permission then you should report it to your local law enforcement agency. However, you should understand that after law enforcement investigates they may charge your nephew with the theft of your gun if he did take your gun and pawn it without your permission. If you do not want your nephew charged with a crime, you may want to contact law enforcement, provide them with the serial number and advise them that your gun is missing so they can at least file a report since it sounds like you are not sure what has happened to it.

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  • Should I seal my record?

    8 months ago I was arrested for disorderly conduct. Adjucation witheld. Reason for asking was b/c I am a medical school student and they will ask me if I was CHARGED with a misdeamenor before I enter residency. Will I be better off leaving it? Bec...

    Darla’s Answer

    Based upon the information you provided you would answer "yes" to being charged. You would answer "no" if it asks if you were convicted since adjudication was withheld. If you have it sealed it may or may not show up depending upon who is running the background check. However, since you will be applying for a medical license with the State it will likely show up regardless of whether it is sealed. As you pointed out it is better not to come across dishonest.

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  • Community Control/Probation Constant Worry What To Do?

    Ok Heres The Story... I Have Ask a few Questions on Here About My Community Control Case. My Probation officer Filed My Early Termination/Modification Converting My Remaining Community Control to Straight Probation. Now Heres The Problem Its Been ...

    Darla’s Answer

    I suggest you hire an attorney. I am located in your area and offer a free consultation for all criminal cases. Please feel free to contact my office 863-619-5291.

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  • I'm legally married for 3 years, my husband left me and he is not paying for anything And I dnt work,

    but he takes the children everyday to her moms house and 1 weekend theyre mine and the other his I dnt know what to do he was our main income.

    Darla’s Answer

    I suggest that you consult with an attorney in your local area. In these tough economic times many attorneys are offering free consultations. Also, if you are not employed then you may qualify for the services of a Legal Aid organization in your area that provides either low cost or no cost legal assistance. If you contact the Dade County Bar Association or the Florida Bar Association they should be able to refer you to an attorney in your area.

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  • Is it normal for life insurance to be purchased in a divorce?

    Is it normal for life insurance to be purchased in a divorce? For one or both parties.....

    Darla’s Answer

    It is common in Florida to include that a party maintain a life insurance policy in order to help secure the alimony or child support obligation. Therefore, if the party dies then the life insurance policy will pay in place of the child support or alimony.

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  • BURG UNOCC DWELL, LARC-GRAND THEFT 300 LESS THAN 5K DOLS , BURGL TOOLS-POSSESS-WITH INTENT TO USE , MARIJUANA-POSSESS-NOT MORE

    Those are the charges my 19 yr old son faces. First time he has been in trouble with the law and Im worried. I am on disabilty and need to find him a lawyer who will work with payments. I dont want my son off scott free, he does need to learn his ...

    Darla’s Answer

    I agree with Attorney Wright's answer. Additionally, I would suggest that you contact an attorney as soon as possible to discuss the case in detail. There are a lot of factors that could impact his case, but these are very serious charges. My office is located in Lakeland and I frequently work out payment plans with my clients. Feel free to contact me.

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