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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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  • My husband has probetion so wee had an argument and neighbors call the police the police officer lies to me because he said ther

    He wasent arrested or anything but they took him for a mistake so sence he got that charge that means he violated probetion can i figjt the casa with a lawyer because its not fair they took him for no reason and with lies

    Joseph’s Answer

    Your husband will need a lawyer to get him through this situation, especially if he was already on probation. Contact a local experienced lawyer for a consultation.

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  • My son is 18yrs got arrested for LARC (GRAND THEFT 300 LESS THAN 5K DOLS) this is his first offense what do I do?

    Do I get a lawyer, asap and how many years of prison

    Joseph’s Answer

    Hire an experienced local lawyer. As a first offender, he may be eligible for a diversion program that may spare him a felony conviction. The sooner you consult with a lawyer, the better.

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  • Could I get my charges dropped to a misdemeanor? Or dropped completely?

    I went to the police and told them I was an accomplice to a burglary. Cooperated, gave information, and ultimately set the case into action. I got charged with burglary. I didn't enter the house, I didn't steal anything, and the codefendant has ye...

    Joseph’s Answer

    Confession may be good for the soul, but it is not a good legal tactic. You gave the prosecutor a proverbial "slam dunk." The prosecutor should take your good deed into consideration when making a plea offer, but he or she is not required to. Consult with a local experienced criminal defense attorney. Many offer a free initial consultation.

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  • A detective came to my house asking for the owner my mom. They say the car was involved in a burglary of conveyance.

    They ask to interview everyone in the house. Needless to say, all occupants have a criminal record. Never did they produce any pictures. They kept asking how I often I operate the vehicle. "I rarely operate the vehicle", I replied. The detective w...

    Joseph’s Answer

    I'm not sure what your question is, but stop talking to law enforcement and retain a lawyer.

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  • If my name is on my child's birth certificate and I am paying child support how can I get visitation?

    Me and my daughter's mother split up before she was born, my name is on her birth certificate and I'm paying child support on top of back pay but her mother refuses to let me see her. I have no clue where my child is and she has no clue I'm her da...

    Joseph’s Answer

    You will need to file a Pettion to esatblish a parenting plan. You have the right to see your daughter whether or not you are paying child support. Consult with a local family law attorney to discuss your case further. Many give a free initial consultation.

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  • My wife left 2 weeks ago she left me with 2 kids does she have any rights since she left i live in sw florida

    is she entitled to the kids and the stuff she left behind

    Joseph’s Answer

    Your wife does have "rights" even though she left the home. You should consult with a local experienced family law attorney ASAP a to discuss your case.

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