The answer is probably. The order should set out your rights with respect to contacting the children while they are with him. If not, you should still have reasonable contact with them by telephone, etc. If your ex prohibits you from reasonable contact with your kids, it may be worth retaining counsel and taking him back to court to clarify that right. Has he voiced any reasons why he is not allowing you contact with the children? Either way, I would recommend capturing (by email, text or...
You need to speak with a FL attorney, but the release you signed with the insurance company will determine if you are able to proceed against the company or if you have waived any rights to pursue claims against that particular company. Generally, the release provided by the insurer will address the waiver of all claims, but you need to speak with a FL attorney and have them review the signed release.
A negligence action must be brought within three (3) years of the injury in AR. You need to speak with another attorney ASAP to determine if you still have a case, and if so, how you should proceed.
I agree with Mr. Young in that abuse shouldn't affect the division of property. That said, the court certainly has discretion to alter the standard 50/50 split of "marital" property for equitable and similar reasons. You may have other facts that could be argued to alter the standard 50/50 split, and your ability to do that will depend on your facts and the judge that is hearing your case.
The language used in the temporary order will determine if the dental is included. If it is vague, you could certainly argue there is a difference between dental and medical, and therefore, dental shouldn't be included. Your attorney needs to argue that.
Your success, however, will depend on the judge.
Always call the police if you feel an immediate threat. In addition, you can request a protective order be issued through the Court. You will need to be prepared to fill out a short form and indicate the threats and/or abuse you have suffered. The Court will instruct you on where to take it to get it signed by a judge. Assuming it gets granted, there will be a short hearing on the order in a few weeks if you want to keep the order in place.
I agree with Ms. Hudson. You need to inform the court of your circumstances in writing. In the letter, you need to request a continuance so that you can retain counsel. I would recommend drafting the letter and hand delivering it first thing in the morning. Courts are typically more apt to grant a continuance if you have reached out to a particular attorney and can drop that attorney's name to the court. It's even better if you have retained that attorney and only need a continuance in order to...
I agree with Mr. Scholl. It would be wise to retain counsel, which could be done for a flat fee, and get the adoption completed correctly the first time. Because of specific requirements regarding adoption law, individuals who represent themselves can easily miss an important requirement which will only slow down the process and cost you more in the end.