My dad (age 60) had a stroke and now requires full-time assistance and care in a nursing home. Stepmom filed for divorce in Florida; dad and I live 1,000 miles away in the Northeast. We did a telephonic hearing, and the judge said that if they can...
If your father is adjudicated incapacitated in a guardianship there is a waiting period before he can be divorced. He could request a stay while the Guardianship is pending. That being said, Guardianships are expensive, have on-going costs and are to avoided if possible. If you attempted to get Guardianship over your father you should anticipate your step-mother trying to get Guardianship also. I don't believe you could represent him if you were the Guardian because you are not a lawyer. Your father needs a lawyer and a strategy for this difficult situation. You have my sympathy with what you are going through.See question
Per the courts, it is saying that i am to claim my daughter on even years and the father on odd years, however he gets her 24 overnights and myself gets 341. He pays child support as well. He has never claimed her and i dont feel that its his righ...
If the court order says he gets to claim her then that's what he gets to do. You are not "allowing" it. The court order says it is his.See question
I'm just tying to figure out what all I have to pay after the settlement
I agree with the prior two attorneys but would add that I assume your lawyer will be with you at mediation and should be able to provide you with close to the number you will get if you settle while you are there, and before you settle.See question
I'm answering and counterpetitioning and unsure if I should also file for Child Support. To my understanding they are separate filings.
A paternity action should include a determination of child support and a parenting plan. Your understanding pertains to child support petitions filed by the Department of Revenue. Those actions do not include an adjudication of paternity.See question
I recently broke up with my sons mom and now she will not let me see my son because I'm dating someone else. How do I go about establishing visitation. I'm currently court ordered to pay child support, but I'm allowed to see my son, I live in Tall...
You need to file a paternity action to establish time sharing and a parenting plan. Good luck.See question
My sister , who is one of two administrators, hired a lawyer to handle my dad's will for six beneficiaries. Recently, she asked me to sign a 'consent form' and a 'power of attorney ' letter. I refused to sign the power of attorney letter and she s...
Yes, you should hire your own attorney, even if its only for a consultation to read the papers your sister sent you, explain them to you, and explain what to expect next. We can't explain that to you on an on-lline forum because we have not read the file.See question
I may want to file a lawsuit against a open probate case in florida. The deceased owed me a considerable amount of money. I want to know if the cases are heard by a judge or jury. Thanks in advance.
I agree with Attorney Kogan, get an attorney now. you have a limited time to file a claim. If the claim is not objected to and the estate has money you should get paid. If the claim is objected to it is then that you file a lawsuit, but the time limits are short. Generally a lawyer wants to try a case regarding a debt before a judge.See question
Both parents are deceased, to make it legal, is there a form that both siblings can sign that gives the one sibling sole possession of the property. They both agree on the transfer.
Yes, there are such forms. There is more than one way you can do this. They can sign consents, waivers or quit claim deeds. You need to hire an attorney to probate either both your parents' estates or the second parent who died's estate. I do want to interject I do not like the fact that the general public thinks all there is to probate is the filling out of forms. All lawyers are not the same. They are not interchangeable. The practice of law can be an art, just like dance, song, or painting. Good luck.See question
My daughter's father is on the losing end of a custody battle and has been making false reports to the abuse hotline alleging drug use. There is no drug use whatsoever and of course he's reporting anonymously. In the past year I've dealt with DCF ...
I agree with Attorney Feuerstein, you can report this to the police as filing false reports. Take the police what you have and let the police contact DCF. I have never seen anyone arrested or convicted for filing false reports, but I have seen the police talk to and scare the other party so they stop filing false reports. Good luck.See question
My kids father and I share legal custody. He has them about 6 times per month. I am trying to avoid court so I will relocate within the 50miles. but want to know where should I be looking. also if I am within those miles would the court have an is...
The 50 miles is measured in a straight line on a map, without regard to driving directions, which is as the crow flies.See question