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  • HELP! I got a DUI and before sentencing had a business license that I thought was supposed to stay in effect...

    On my way to work this morning I got pulled over and my license is showing revoked. I looked over my sentencing paperwork and it says nothing about my business license just license revoked for 1 year. What do I do? I know my PO will violate me if ...

    Joseph’s Answer

    The conviction for DUI starts a new suspension, and you have to re-apply for the business purposes license. If you had an attorney for the case, contact him or her. If not, contact an experienced local attorney for a consultation.

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  • My soon to be ex husband left, and out of state. Am I awarded full custody with this happening?

    Soon to be ex husband left back to Ny, I have a almost three year old boy. I want full custody what are my chances of me getting it?

    Joseph’s Answer

    Florida does not use the term "custody" anymore. I assume that you would like your son to remain in Florida with you. Your question is impossible to answer in a forum like this, and with the limited facts in your question. Consult with a local experienced family law attorney.

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  • Is being in solitary in prison a reason to appeal a default?

    My ex did not respond to a petition for divorce with a child and he claims he defaulted because he was wrongly put in 'the hole' and therefore could not answer. Does that make any sense?

    Joseph’s Answer

    As my colleagues have said, a default is pretty easy to set aside, especially in a family law case. Even in a default case, the other side may still be heard, and the best interests of the children are the most important issue. Good luck.

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  • Vop

    My husband graduated off drug court but was still placed on felony drug offerner probation which was not in the agreement. We hired a lawyer to file a motion. It was filed but during that time he had failed a urine test. Witch issued a warrant for...

    Joseph’s Answer

    You stated that you hired a lawyer. These are questions you should be asking him or her.

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  • Okay I got caught shoplifting about 50 worth what can I expect during court and any advice during court I wasn't arrested

    First time offense no record before this

    Joseph’s Answer

    If it's your first court date, this is an arraignment. You plea guilty or not guilty. I would recommend consulting a local experienced criminal defense attorney before going to court.

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  • What are the chances of obtaining a hair follicle drug test for my sons father who is seeking 50/50 time sharing of our 1 yr old

    My sons father has abused drugs and alcohol in the past. He's filed a petition for 50/50 time sharing of our 1 yr old son. He's used synthetic urine purchased online to pass drug tests in the past. My attorney is filing a petition requesting a hai...

    Joseph’s Answer

    You have an attorney, you should probably ask him or her.

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  • Do i need a lawyer

    My husband has a 6 year old and he is paying child support to the child's mother but his daughter lives with us and sometimes with the grandmother we are trying to figure out what can we do because the mother is receiving the child support money b...

    Joseph’s Answer

    You will need to file a Supplemental Petition to modify the child support and parenting plan. You should do this ASAP because the child support modification can only go retroactive to the date you file the Supplemental Petition. Contact a local experienced family law attorney. Many offer a free initial consultation.

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  • What are the chances of sons father obtaining 50% custody of our one year old?

    Hello, The father and I are not married. He changed the locks on the doors of our home in Feb, locking us (our 1 year old son and myself) out of our house. I just got served last Wed. He is seeking 50/50 custody. I am seeking supervised visi...

    Joseph’s Answer

    It seems that you have some good arguments against the father getting 50/50 custody. Consult with a local experienced family law attorney ASAP. If you have been served, you have 20 days from the date of service to respond to his petition.

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  • My divorce decree is not being honored regarding a vehicle loan. What are my options to clear myself financially with my bank?

    I am recently divorced and within my divorce decree my ex-husband was awarded physical possession of our motorcycle, as well as the loan associated with the property. The decree states that he needed to make payments or refinance within two months...

    Joseph’s Answer

    I agree with my colleagues. Filing an enforcement action is the way to go. The bank doesn't care about the divorce, you are still on the hook with the bank. Consult an experienced local family law attorney to discuss your case further.

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  • Im currently separated, and my wife sells out house profiting 105k, then leaves the state. whar can I do?

    The mortgage was in her name to keep my credit free to purchase other properties if we decided to. The deed was in both of our names, but the deed was in both of our names. She presented me with a quick claim deed, and after looking at it, there...

    Joseph’s Answer

    Hire a local experienced lawyer and file for divorce before she spends all the money!

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