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If you have indigent status on a case, will it follow with a change of venue?

Wesley Chapel, FL |

My case is in Hernando County Florida and I have good cause to have it moved to Paco county Florida . I have been in a modification for 2 years now and am thinking of a change of venue . Will my indigent status follow and be granted , or will I need to file again in the new county ? From what the clerk tells me , the status will remain until the case is closed out .

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  1. The clerks are the ones who determine indigency, although if you don't agree with their determination, you can ask for a hearing before a judge. Most likely the Hernando clerk is telling you how they do it in Hernando. It may or may not be the same in another county.

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  2. I agree with Ms. Morcroft. each clerk can do things differently. However, chances are your status will not change.

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  3. Each county is different you will have to file for indigent status again. Contact my office for free consultation 727-446-7659