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Andrew Donald Wheeler

Andrew Wheeler’s Answers

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  • Can a writ of bodily attachment in Florida be enforced or pursued in Alabama? It's for a contempt of court non payment of child

    Andrew’s Answer

    Yes, the attachment/order of contempt can be pursued in another state. Each state is required to give full faith and credit to the laws of other states, and by extension the orders enforcing those laws. The process may take a bit longer due to your location in another state, but it can be pursued. You should consult with an attorney and the jurisdiction that issued the writ to further understand your rights before they writ is executed.

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  • How Do I File/Finalize Divorce? (Petitioner). Unable To Locate Other Party

    Andrew’s Answer

    A Florida dissolution of marriage can be obtained via publication if a diligent search is completed and personal service is not possible.

    To begin, you should consult with a local attorney and discuss the details of your particular case to determine if you qualify for a dissolution by publication.

    Publication divorces can typically be obtained within a 3-4 months.

    The cost of a publication divorce is typically less than the cost of a divorce where both parties participate in the litigation. This is because discovery is unnecessary, and many of the steps that are otherwise required are skipped (such as mediation). However, you must pay the cost of publication in a local periodical.

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  • Can I hire a lawyer to dispute a positive drug test for pot?

    Andrew’s Answer

    Yes, to do that, an attorney can challenge the chain of custody between the time the sample was taken and the time the test was administered (that the test results should be deemed invalid because it was somehow contaminated between the time the sample was taken and the time it was interpreted). Or, you could try to prove that the method of testing is generally invalid and therefore the result is unreliable.

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