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  • Am I going to jail for larc retail theft with commit to resist?

    I have a burglary unoccupied dwelling charge from 2008.

    Joseph’s Answer

    That's impossible to answer without more information. You should consult with a local experienced criminal defense attorney.

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  • How do I get a court ordered schedule of custody for my daughter?

    I have an 8 year old daughter that I have for a minimum of 4 days a week but they always change. There are times where I will have her for a solid week and a half and get a random call from her mother saying she wants her back for a day or so. How...

    Joseph’s Answer

    If you were never married to the mother, you should file a petition to establish paternity. The court will establish a parenting schedule and child support. Consult a local experienced family law attorney.

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  • Question about Mandatory Disclosure for a Modification of time share, child support, and attorney fee award

    For compliance with mandatory disclosure in above type of case, are both parties REQUIRED to disclose pension and/or 401k information? Or are you only required to disclose pension information, during a divorce proceeding?

    Joseph’s Answer

    Both parties are required to comply with Mandatory Disclosure. It would be in your best interests to consult with a local experienced Family Law attorney.

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  • Moving out of state.

    I want to move out of state with my son who's an infant. His father disappeared very early on in my pregnancy. He has an abusive background. I've been planning my move since before I became pregnant. My sons father is back in the picture wanting v...

    Joseph’s Answer

    A petition for parental relocation is probably the most contested case in family law. You will need to present good reasons for the move, such as better job, family, etc. The court will also consider whether the father has been involved in the child's life and whether the Father has taken full advantage of his current visitation rights. Consult with a local experienced family law attorney. AVVO is a great site to start your search. Good luck.

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  • Incarcerated person and divorce

    Can a criminal who is incarcerated for a long term prison sentence, has a high maximum security level 5 go to divorce trial? Are they allowed to attend, he has a divorce attorney.

    Joseph’s Answer

    They court will allow an inmate to appear by telephone. His lawyer will probably set this up.

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  • Visitation with infants

    My sons father and his lawyer are demanding he have equally shared parenting meaning he get him one full week and I have him the other week. My ex has threatened to kill me, my fiancé, beat my son with a belt, and had someone stalking me. My son a...

    Joseph’s Answer

    It is difficult to predict what will happen, but you do have some valid concerns. You should discuss your case with an experienced local family law attorney ASAP.

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  • Does a Florida Hearing Officer have to make a recommended order or can he simply refuse?

    My husband is currently facing enforcement of a support order that is so riddled with errors and the Courts refuse to do anything about it. The order was made based on fraudulently filed information by the former spouse which doubled his income. ...

    Joseph’s Answer

    It's probably time to hire a lawyer. The longer your husband continues to represent himself, the harder it will be for a lawyer to fix it. Consult with an experienced family law attorney ASAP.

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  • Grand Theft 3rd Degree Sentence??

    My brother in Law was just arrested for 3rd Degree Grand Theft ( $300-$5000), this is his first in Florida besides driving without a licence. He did however have a couple past Felonies in Michigan. Will this affect his sentencing in Florida?

    Joseph’s Answer

    Sentencing in Florida is based on a scoresheet, and your brother-in-law will receive points on his scoresheet for his priors. The more serious the priors, the higher points they carry. So, yes, the Michigan priors, and priors from any state, will affect his sentence.

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  • DUI-UNLAW BLD ALCH .15 OR HIGHER OR W PERSON UNDER 18 1ST OFF

    Used be filed as dui/drugs What shall I expect at my arraignment?? Worried

    Joseph’s Answer

    Plead not guilty and hire a local experienced criminal defense attorney.

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  • What can happen if my C.I catches a felony (disturbution of a controlled substance another state while my case is still going on

    Its a video tape of me in the presence but not interacting with the c.I he went to jail in fl and alabama picked him up for a disturbution of a controlled substance charge)

    Joseph’s Answer

    It could help. Consult with an experienced local criminal defense attorney.

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