Robert M Chambers’s Answers

Robert M Chambers

Winter Haven Family Law Attorney.

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  1. My questions are regarding taking deposition of a non-party in a family law case.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Robert M Chambers
    2. Constantine D. Buzunis
    3. Robert Bruce Kopelson
    4. Clifford M. Miller
    5. John Arthur Smitten
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    The procedure is found in Fla. Rule of Civil Procedure 1.280, 1.300, 1.310 and 1.330. I agree with my collegue that you should not be doing this on your own. You would be able ask questions of your husand on cross examination. But why would you want to? A deposition is a discovery device and the other attorney is using it to get info from your husband. If you follow up with a cross examination you will be helping him with his info gathering as well as giving him another shot at redirect!...

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  2. Can I do something about my 3 year old son being exposed to my soon to be ex husband’s new girlfriend and her child?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Robert M Chambers
    2. Cheryl Rivera Smith
    3. Brent Allan Rose
    4. Richard Scott Chizever
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    If its the girlfriend you object to even though its poor parenting on his part you might as well get used to it. Blended families are the "rule" in this modern age rather than an exception. If the "things son may be exposed to" are either matters such as dv, drugs, criminal activity than you should set limits and if husband won't agree than need temporary parenting plan from court taking these matters into consideration. Good luck.

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  3. I have a problem - Family Law related . My ex husband and I had a Modification of Parenting Time / Child Support Trial a little

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Robert M Chambers
    2. Karen Tallent Munzer
    3. James W Chandler
    4. Derek James Byrne
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    Let's worry about the things you can control. First you cannot control what the judge does. Its not right but about all you can do is wait on the order. You can't control a pathologically emotional XH. But you can control yourself and the kids. I would suggest finding a good LMHC or psychologist for the kids and you and in a few sessions they will probably be able to teach you the best way to deal with XH in order to minimize the trauma to the kids. You might thereafter if you still don't...

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  4. I need to postpone a court ordered mediation, scheduled for this Thursday. I only have tomorrow to do it to comply with rules.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Robert M Chambers
    2. George Cole Gaspard
    3. Tami Lane Augen
    3 lawyer answers

    As usual Ms. Augen's answer is correct. Actually all you have to do is show up. Do not meet with spouse and Atty. Simply tell mediator that you want it continued so you can come back with a lawyer. Than leave. Mediator could declare an impasse but probably won't. Everything at mediation is confidential so all judge will ever know is that you showed up like you were supposed to and that the session was either continued or reached an impasse. The reason is immaterial. Word to the wise:...

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  5. Will it ultimately hurt my case if I keep my kids from my spouse because she has been doing it to me?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Robert M Chambers
    2. William Charles Rosenfelt
    3. Carin Manders Constantine
    4. A J. Williams
    5. Ophelia Genarina Bernal-Mora
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    Without a court order as between married parents neither has rights superior to the other. The Florida share parental responsibility statute found at Fla Stat 61.13 is explicit about both parents having equal rights. Your wife is establishing a history of showing that she is unable to honor these rights. In a contested majority time sharing case this could be very detrimental to her case. Read the factors in 61.13(3) and you'll get the idea. Make sure to keep a journal so you'll have a...

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  6. My daughter husband and 3 children were allowed to stay in our home until they got on their feet.they have been here for8 mo.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Robert M Chambers
    2. Natalie F Guerra-Valdes
    3. Barbara Billiot Stage
    4. Brent Allan Rose
    5. William Charles Rosenfelt
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    It's your house but they're setting the limits? Evict one or all. Your choice. Set some limits.

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  7. At age 16, in Florida, Can I get married to the father of my unborn child who is now 20 years old with parents consent ?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Robert M Chambers
    2. William Charles Rosenfelt
    3. Carin Manders Constantine
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    If the baby was conceived before your 16th birthday it will be living proof that your male friend committed a second degree felony. If you're 0ver 16 but under 18 the county court can issue a marriage licenwe so long as your parents approve. If you're pregnant the judge can but doesn't have to, issue the licnese without parental conset so long as both you and the fatehr swear that you are the parents. Usually a guardain ad litem is appointed for the child to make sure it is in the best...

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  8. How much time do I have in Florida to amend an "Answer" to a Motion? Family Law

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Mario Raynald Theodore
    2. Robert M Chambers
    3. William Charles Rosenfelt
    4. Ophelia Genarina Bernal-Mora
    5. Aquesha Delores Daniels
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    You can amend once so long as no other pleadings have been filed. Otherwise only with his permission or court order in a motion to amend from you. Court is supposed to liberally allow amendments and usually does unless set for trial or hearing.

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  9. It is again the law if a18 years old girl is having sex with a 15 years old hoy?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Eric J Trabin
    2. Robert M Chambers
    3. Thomas Anthony Sadaka
    4. Jesus Novo III
    5. Robert Jonathan Lee
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    Mr. Trabin's answer is correct. The crime being committed is a second degree felony. It's also stupid.

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  10. How can my son get a subpoena without an attorney, how long does it take and how does he file it with the judge?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Robert M Chambers
    2. Carin Manders Constantine
    3. William Charles Rosenfelt
    4. A J. Williams
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    Nothing like waiting until last minute! Why isn't your son asking this question? Fill out subpoena and have clerk of court issue it. Rules of procedure require you notify opposition of issuance of subpoena.

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