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  • What can I do when an attorney files a motion and refuses to schedule a hearing indefinitely delaying my case for child support?

    How do I get an attorney to schedule a hearing or withdraw a motion? My ex has aggressively fought my petition for child support to the point where I can no longer afford an attorney. I have no choice but to continue on my own if only to pay my ...

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    Set a Case Management with the Judge to set your motion for hearing.

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  • Can I gain custody of my son if my ex is found unfit to b a mother even if Im not on his birth certificate?

    My ex and I were going to have a baby boy. She got arrested on 5-27-2009 for a false 911 call and a false police report, not only that she said to one of our friends "You know, Jerry, women can kill just as much as men can?" He left and never retu...

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    You need to act quickly. You should file a paternity action to gain custody (majority timeshare). Grandparents do not have rights in florida.

    Kathy C. George, Esq.
    (727) 734-1010
    www.flmaritallaw.com

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  • If ive already filed a response, how do i make sure what i wanted was clear if i wanted to go back and add to my response ?

    Im going the a paternity suit and i dont feel as if i was clear enough on what i wanted how would i go back and let it be know very clear what i want in this case ?

    Kathy’s Answer

    Just amend your answer.

    Kathy C. George, Esq.
    (727) 734-1010
    WWW.flmaritallaw.com

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  • First right to refusal?

    If the child lives full time with mother, who is a stay at home mom; however, the father wants the child for a full summer, but does not have summers off. Would the mother have the first right to refusal? In other words, the father wants to have...

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    When you have a long distance relationship the court may award the entire summer to make up time for the other periods when the child is not with him. Sometimes you can get the judge to maybe break up the summer to give you some time as well, but it all depends on the father's actions. Tread lightly with the court as coming across that you do not want visitation to go through. This would be detrimental.

    Kathy C. George, Esq.
    1177 Main Street
    Suite A
    Dunedin, FL 34698
    (727) 734-1010
    www.flmaritallaw.com

    The response given is not intended to create, nor does it create an ongoing duty to respond to questions. The response does not form an attorney-client relationship, nor is it intended to be anything other than the educated opinion of the author. It should not be relied upon as legal advice. The response given is based upon the limited facts provided by the person asking the question. To the extent additional or different facts exist, the response might possibly change. Attorney is licensed to practice law only in the State of Florida. Responses are based solely on Florida law unless stated otherwise.

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  • Am I entitled?

    My ex was involved in a Workers Comp auto accident while we were married. He did not disclose this info on his FA. Our divorce is final. He is now receiving a settlement on this case. Am I entitled to a portion?

    Kathy’s Answer

    That would depend. Was their any specific provision in the Final Judgment that awarded you an interest. Did you have a separate loss of consortium claim?

    Kathy C. George, Esq
    1177 Main Street
    Suite A
    Dunedin, FL 34698
    (727) 734-1010
    www.flmaritallaw.com

    The response given is not intended to create, nor does it create an ongoing duty to respond to questions. The response does not form an attorney-client relationship, nor is it intended to be anything other than the educated opinion of the author. It should not be relied upon as legal advice. The response given is based upon the limited facts provided by the person asking the question. To the extent additional or different facts exist, the response might possibly change. Attorney is licensed to practice law only in the State of Florida. Responses are based solely on Florida law unless stated otherwise.

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  • What is the penalty for contempt of court violation of child visitation?

    I live out of state and have a visitation order from a divorce. When it is time for my visits, my ex comes up with reasons and excuses of why i cant see my child. The reoccurring one is that my kid tells me she doesnt want to see me the week of vi...

    Kathy’s Answer

    Well, depending on how many times she has done this to you the penalties will increase. The Court could hold her in contempt of court and fine her with your attorney's fees and costs associated with the botched visitation. You would want to make sure that you have documented that you designated the dates you were coming to florida and if she actually consents ( not sure if you get this from your question) and then renegs on the agreement. That woudl be ideal for court. You have a long road to go, if she is also interferring with you skyping to your child that would also show the court how she is attempting to alienate you.

    Good luck.

    Kathy George, Esq.
    www.flmaritallaw.com

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  • During a divorce, Can my ex ask for my girlfriend to stay away from my child during visitation?

    I am in the middle of a divorce. During negotiations, my ex put in that she doesnt want my child being around my girlfriend during visitation. The girlfriend is a teacher and works with children. She has also met my son and they get along very we...

    Kathy’s Answer

    No the court will not make that as a condition in the final divorce; i've seen the judge order it on when both still reside in the house together;

    Kathy George, Esq.
    www.flmaritallaw.com

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  • In the state of Fl can a father give up his parental rights and still pay child support?

    I do not currently have a man in my life to step up and be a step-father to my daughter

    Kathy’s Answer

    No. if one gives up their parental rights, then they have no obligation for support. You really need to think twice before you decide to have rights terminated.

    Kathy C. George, Esq.
    www.flmaritallaw.com
    (727) 734-1010

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  • My ex will not sign a quit claim deed, and has since filed for bankruptcy. What recourse might I have?

    My ex and I divorced in 2007. In the dissolution, we determined we would sell the house and split the equity. There is no equity in the house at this point, and she has filed for bankruptcy. She refuses to sign the quit-claim deed, and says bankru...

    Kathy’s Answer

    Unless you have something in the Final Judgment, you are stuck. She has the right to file bankrupcty unless you have an agreement that was made part of the final judgment which states that the debts are dischargeable. That may be an option. Look at your documents.

    Kathy George, Esq.
    www.flmaritallaw.com
    (727) 734-1010

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  • Is it possible to reopen a divorce case from 2003?

    Left State of Florida in 2001 for medical treatment and never returned to the marital residence even during the divorce leaving me in the dark regarding marital assets and income. I feel that my attorney was not acting in my best interest for a n...

    Kathy’s Answer

    Under Florida Statutes, there are certain requirements in which one can determine to reopen the case. But it needs to be upon fraud to go past 1 year. You may want to check into that

    Kathy C. George
    www.flmaritallaw.com
    (727)734-1010

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