Why would judge deny telephonic hearing for child support

Asked over 1 year ago - Palatka, FL

He owes child support and was out of s job for 1 1/2 years he was making partial payment and then didn't for about 3 half month now he has a job but he had to leave the state of Florida to get one and now he has court in Florida which maybe able to coast him his job that he just got

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  1. Paul J Knudsen

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    Answered . Some judges have a strict rule against telephonic appearances in any case. It's always easier to judge the credibility and veracity of one's statements when the subject appears in person. Many judges realize this and therefore have established this rule.

  2. William Charles Rosenfelt

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    Answered . Judges have all kinds of rules. Some make sense. Some do not.

    Please be advised that any answers or information disseminated above do not constitute legal advice and that the... more
  3. Brent Allan Rose

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    Answered . Telephonic hearings are a privilege, not a right, and it's difficult for judges to evaluate the credibility of people (or even know for sure who they really are) over the phone. Besides, maybe the judge wants to put him in jail for being behind on support.

    The contents of this answer should be considered friendly advice, not legal advice (I'm a pretty friendly guy),... more
  4. Ophelia Genarina Bernal-Mora

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    Answered . Because if this is a contempt hearing, the judge wants him there in person since he is the subject of the contempt action. Did the judge issue an order denying a motion for telephonic appearance?

    You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation since every case is different and... more

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