My friend dated a girl and got engaged out of pressure from her family. She felt he was going to call things off so she stopped taking her birth control and got pregnant with twins. He knew he was tricked so decided to have a Commitment Ceremony w...
I agree with Atty Bernstein in that if the supposed gold digger is left behind by the man wanting to do the right thing (of which leaving her behind would not be doing the right thing) than he should file a Petition to Establish Paternity if he wants to establish a court order that safeguards his ability to enjoy time sharing of the twins. Otherwise, because they have essentially shacked up without the benefit of a legal marriage, she could move anywhere and keep the kids from him. However, with all his dough, you can bet she would procure a child support order. If your friend does indeed end the relationship with the mother of his sons, my recommendation is to file a Petition to Establish Paternity, for if he does not, she surely would, and she will receive child support payments for the well-being of the minor children.See question
I have been involved in an unexampled divorce and post divorce case, where the initial judge had two sets of rules, and continually sided with my wealthy now ex wife, and her high powered attorney at the North County Courthouse in PGA; speculation...
I agree with Atty Bernstein in that your ordeal is relatively complicated. Further, there is a relatively high amount of money involved, so my recommendation is for you to contact family law lawyers in your area for consultations and sit down with at least two of them (the proverbial second opinion). Due to the nature of your circumstances, expect to pay for the consultations. The relatively small investment for the time and knowledge of the attorneys is worth it. If you will not have to pay, chalk it up to good fortune.See question
Me and my wife are getting a divorce and I put my belongings in storage she says it belongs to hèr is this true?
Atty Jacobs is spot on and Atty Woodward makes a good point, which leads to my contribution that whatever is in storage you must like, for you removed it from the home the two of you shared. If the two of you still share the same home, I suggest that you move because the odds of the relationship getting better is next to nil if you removed tangible items. The longer you remain, the greater the odds that there will be a domestic violence charge against one or both of you, so don't let it be you. With your removing items that you want, make an itemized list and give it to your soon-to-be former wife and ask her to check the items that she truly desires, of which the odds of her actually wanting all of it should lessen in time (and like Atty Jacobs has mentioned, she would not be able to have awarded to her at trial if you owned it prior to the marriage).See question
My spouse started online relationship with her, he lived in Florida she lived in michigan. He went to take care of family in Ohio (he actually was using that as a decoy to go to michigan),came back to Florida said he wanted a divorce and went bac...
No, nothing can be done about the homewrecker, but with regard to your soon-to-be former husband, I assume that he did not get a Michigan driver's license during his second stint there, but if so (after all he lived there for 3 months), there is an argument to be made that he did not meet FL residency requirements to file for divorce, which is 6 consecutive months of actually living in the Sunshine State before being allowed to file for divorce. Of course, if you bring that up, he would likely state that he never actually left FL, especially if you have a co-owned marital home with some (maybe most) of his belongings inside it. At the very least, you likely have an argument regarding alimony and maybe the enhancement of the amount he is to pay you if he has spent a considerable amount of marital funds on the homewrecker (and the greater the number of years married and the greater discrepancy in your incomes will help you in terms of alimony as well).See question
Kids live with me and husband won't share the car that legally belongs to both of us. We're in Florida.
I agree with Atty Bernstein, but would add it appears by the wording in your post that you need to get the matter resolved by the court, whether on a temporary basis, or at the trial that finalizes all issues. The car should go first and foremost to the party whom needs it most, with another major factor being the ability each party has to purchase another vehicle. Such is premised on the assumption that your family has one vehicle. If there are two vehicles, you continue to drive the one in your possession and he continues to drive the one in his possession, and that would likely remain true when the case is resolved via settlement or trial, with title of the co-owned car signed over to the newly established sole owner.See question
My son is 38 years old and has maybe worked a total of 6 months his whole life. He believes that because he has received mail here I cannot have him removed. What are my options
Yes, as stated by Atty Bernstein, you may file an eviction or an ejectment lawsuit against your son. I reasonably assume that it would be the latter, since in so many cases like yours there is no written or oral lease, and there is no rent paid. Further, based on your words of the middle-aged man working maybe 6 months in his entire life dictates that he does not have any money to pay you anyway. Thus, you may file an ejectment lawsuit, which is in circuit court (evictions are in county court in FL). However, I advise that you try to save the time, effort, and money involved in such a filing by trying the nip the problem in the bud with a demand letter being sent to your son by an intermediary. Of course, the only sensible intermediary would be an attorney, and the demand letter would be on the attorney's letterhead. Such has a greater chance of success than having a sit down with your son, with the letter warning him that a suit on his record would do nothing but hurt him, and this one would hurt his ability to procure suitable living arrangements. In such a letter, employing both a carrot and a stick works best.See question
I divorced my husband last year after he cheated on me. He has since sent me text messages threatening to burn my house down, and threatened to kill me if I speak to his brother. He is telling all our friends that I was cheating on him. I have bee...
Contact the Saint Pete police dept, or the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office if you reside in an unincorporated area of your county. Based on your post, filing a petition for an injunction for protection is the right thing to do. Further, nowadays, in a standard divorce order (a Final Judgment of Dissolution of Marriage) there is a clause that covers how the parties are to behave like civilized adults, not children or untamed beasts. If your divorce decree includes such language, feel free to take him back to court on a Motion for Contempt for violating a court order. If anything, it would send a message to everyone involved (most importantly your ex) that what he has been doing is wrong, plain and simple. A filing for an injunction would do the same, at the very least, and with an injunction filing you may represent yourself or hire an attorney, for if the petition is not denied, there will be a hearing on the matter so the presiding judge may hear from both sides.See question
We had our son prior to our marriage. We included him we we did get married. Can we still qualify for a simplified divorce? Otherwise, what steps do we need to take to start a divorce that is quick and inexpensive? We basically have everything fig...
Attorneys Bernstein and Cabanas offered helpful advice. I would add that the least expensive way to get divorced is to do it yourselves. I think even if you consider time and effort the equivalent of money, it is the best route based on your circumstances, for the wording in your post suggest that the two of you agree on everything. If so, simply pick up the necessary docs at the nearest clerk's office in your county and complete them. You will have to notarize some of them. Of course, an attorney would make everything easier, but you'll have to weigh that against the cost and what the attorney would actually do for you. The parenting course both of you must complete is easy and very inexpensive. You can even take breaks online. You need not complete it in one sitting. You should be fine, and you are blessed that you are not in the same situation as millions of couples divorcing nowadays in our no-fault land, where emotion trumps logic too often and for far too long.See question
I was fired 8 months. I had been suffering from depression. I was arrested 6 moths ago for domestic violence I threatened her with a weapon but did not harm her. I had no record prior to this. I am in an intense drug and alcohol prison deferment p...
Yes, a family court judge can impute your income at an amount greater than you have ever earned, but you should not expect that to occur should your matter not be resolved until a hearing or trial. One not performing to his potential and other factors mandate that such is to occur only in the rarest of cases.See question
The mother is keeping my daughter away from me, and I have attempted to create a parenting plan through a law firm and she did not agree. I do not have 2500 dollars to continue the process and am missing my daughter dearly!
If paternity is established, it will be easier for you to establish timesharing, but it appears from our post that the only way you will be able to do that is to have a court of law enter an order. You need to file a case. You do not need an attorney to do so, but of course one is always recommended in these type of cases. When a man does not marry a woman and they have a kid, the woman can legally keep the kid away from pop unless/until pop gets a court order allowing him legal timesharing with his offspring. If you want an attorney, you may be able to find one charges less in attorney fees.See question