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  • What is the proper procedure to request her to file her answer, which includes financial affidavit and proposed parenting plan?

    I am pro se petitioner in this case, the respondents original answer to the petition was a motion to dismiss for improper venue. The judge denied her motion, citing Fl. St. 742.010 that my county of residence has jurisdiction on the matter. This w...

    Vanessa’s Answer

    If the 20 days are up for her Answer, I would file a Motion for Judicial Default so that the matter will come up before the judge again. I would also file a Motion to Compel her mandatory disclosure which sounds like it may be overdue. This disclosure includes her financial affidavit. There is no requirement for her to file a proposed parenting plan but you may want to ask the court to send the two of you to mediation.

    Good luck.

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  • What makes you a legal resident in the state of texas?

    My sons father had me sign a document that i would not remove our child from Florida where we resided. However my sons father has since moved to texas and left me and the child in Florida with the expectation to move to texas next month. Does this...

    Vanessa’s Answer

    It's hard to say what the document is and whether it has any real validity, If you have serious concerns, I would have an attorney review it.

    Good luck.

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  • I would like to know if i have to sign this deed and also if i can get a lawyer to help me fight for what i feel is mine

    I was divorced recently my ex husband had a lawyer i didnt i could not afford one this week i have gotten 4 calls for me to sign a quick deed so my husband can sell the property i signed the divorce papers his lawyer explained to me my husband wo...

    Vanessa’s Answer

    You must carefully review the agreement as you may have agreed to execute the quit claim deed.

    Good luck.

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  • I am recently divorced my name is on the deed to the property was just asked to sign a quitdeed can i fight to get whats mine

    When i married my husband he asked me to leave my belonging that were from my first marriage he said that we would start new and i was his wife and what was his was mine the relationship went bad we divorced i sidnt have an attorney he did his at...

    Vanessa’s Answer

    It depends on what the Marital Settlement Agreement you signed says. I imagine if the attorney told you that he keeps what is his and you keep what is yours, that there's language that says that he keeps his property and you would sign the deed over. Review the agreement carefully.

    Good luck.

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  • What rights do I have being a pregnant wife and my husband files for divorce?

    My husband abandoned me after only 4 months of marriage because He couldn't handle being a husband and we were both living at his mother's home I have 2 children from a previous relationship he suggested I give my children up to dcf because they ...

    Vanessa’s Answer

    Because of the short duration of your marriage, you will not be entitled to spousal support. Once the baby you are pregnant with is born, you can seek child support from your husband. Unless you and him acquired property or assets during the marriage, it sounds like child support will be the only thing you are entitled to.

    Good luck.

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  • Because my ex-wife has allowed her boyfriend to move in with her, can I now reduce or stop paying alimony entirely?

    My ex-wife of five years, to whom I pay both child support and alimony, has allowed her boyfriend to move in with her. They are not married; however, he is now established in the home and it looks permanent.

    Vanessa’s Answer

    Your former spouse being in a supportive relationship may be grounds for a modification of alimony. This can only happen if the court ordered the alimony in the first place or if you both reached a marital settlement agreement that left the alimony as modifiable. You should consult with an attorney on this issue to ensure that you qualify for a modification.

    Good luck.

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  • What percentage of his income does he pay for alimony every other week and for how long?

    My brother and his wife have been married for 25 yrs. They cannot afford to get a lawyer for their divorce, my brother will be filing himself. She was disabled prior to their marriage, physically and mentally, and receives 500 a month and medicar...

    Vanessa’s Answer

    Based on the numbers you provided, it is unlikely that the husband will have to pay alimony, considering his take home pay is slightly over $1,500 a month. An attorney can better review the facts of the case and properly advise him.

    Good luck.

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  • How dose having and attorney help in parental rights case

    I consulted an attorney, they explained that they can't guarantee anything that all cases are different, I had 13 cases of child sexual abuse spend 30 days in jail the charges were dropped, but the lawyer tells me that the judge could look at the ...

    Vanessa’s Answer

    The court treats all parents that come to family court as if they have the knowledge of an attorney and of all of the laws. Not having an attorney actually there for you means that you must then carry your case in the court as if you know all of the laws and procedures you must follow. Therefore, since your case is already at a disadvantage based on your prior history, your chances of overcoming that without an attorney are difficult.

    Good luck.

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  • My fiance has lied and mislead and gave me false hope.

    My fiance asked me to marry him and never wants to talk about marriage. My tubes are tied and we started the process to get them reversed now he does not want a child. We searched for a house and my name was supposed to be on the deed during closi...

    Vanessa’s Answer

    You are not married and therefore have no rights as a spouse. It sounds like this person is taking financial advantage of you. You should see an attorney that will be able to look at the public records on whether you are an owner on the property or not. If you signed no documents at the closing, you are probably not on the title. It may be time to take the financial hit on the car, downgrade and get out of this man's house.

    Good luck.

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  • I have a Domestic Relations case. What is an appropriate range of time for my attorney to submit court documents?

    My attorney missed a deadline. He then had a Hearing & was told to refile. He hasn't. I keep waiting. What is an appropriate/reasonable range of time?

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    It depends on what it was he had to refile. Typically anything over 30 days or over the amount fo time granted in the order to refile. If you do not have confidence in the work that they are doing for you, it may be time to get a new attorney.

    Good luck.

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