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Marian Audrey Lindquist

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  • How do I file the visitation agreement with the courts, if she signs it, and if not, how do I get my visitation rights enforced?

    Married but living separately. I am seeking visitation rights to my 6 month old daughter. I have drawn up a basic visitation agreement, signed it , had it notarized, and have certified mailed it to mother, who claims she will do the same and send ...

    Marian’s Answer

    I agree with both prior attorneys but would add if there is a reason you want to stay married but want your time sharing and child support adjudicated you can file a petition for separate maintenance.

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  • How can I avoid probate when the only thing I own is my condo?

    I own a small condo and have grown children

    Marian’s Answer

    You can put the condo in a trust or you can do a lady bird deed. Those are the first two that came to mind.

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  • Wife's parents taken her away, should I call 911 for a welfare check, how do I get her to neutral grounds?

    My wife was taken away from me by her parents. She is 19, I am 20 in the state of Florida. I have not been able to contact my wife in any form for more than half a week. I do not know if her parents have confiscated her phone or not. She has socia...

    Marian’s Answer

    I read your question and the answers you received yesterday. I suggest you go where your wife is. Go to the police there. Explain the situation to them and have them go to that house and see your wife. It would be great if they let you there too, even if they make you sit in a car and tell your wife that you are concerned for her. Good luck.

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  • Is there a limit to how many attorneys a person can hire to represent them in a case? or without being penalized in some way?

    My ex-wife just fired her 7th or 8th attorney and hired her 8th or 9th new attorney to represent her in a post-divorce matter. My attorney ends up bringing the new attorneys up to speed...then, etc at my expense.

    Marian’s Answer

    No, there is no limit, but if I were giving odds as to who was going to prevail in that case without knowing any other details I'd give you much greater odds because hriing that many attorneys is not normal.

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  • Can a family law attorney subpoena witnesses to testify? What are fee's involved for depo's and having them testify as well?

    Can a family law attorney subpoena witnesses to testify? What are fee's involved for depo's and having them testify as well?

    Marian’s Answer

    Depositions are expensive. The other two attorneys told you witness fees. You also have to serve the subpeonas, about $40 a piece. You likely also have to pay for your attorney's time. Typing up transcripts is expensive, court reporters are paid by the page. If you are subpoenaing "experts' such as doctors, they charge hundreds of dollars for their time to give a deposition. Depositions costs hundreds of dollars and can easily run a thousand dollars depending on the length of the deposition and if you are paying an expert for their time.

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  • What are my rights as a wife? How do I get any of my husbands income?

    my husband is older than myself. He did drink too much ... His son went to court and got guardianship over him. Then put him in a assisted living facility. Is there anyway I can get guardianship? We have lived together about three years, but ha...

    Marian’s Answer

    You need a lawyer. You can petition for dependent benefits. There is a lengthy (years) waiting period for a divorce after a person has been adjudicated incompentent. Good luck.

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  • In FL, do most folks hire lawyers for Summary Administration to settle an estate with only one beneficiary or do it themselves?

    In FL, do most people hire attorneys for Summary Administration (instead of formal probate) to settle an estate with $75,000 or less in non-probate assets and a total gross estate value which is still well under the Federal est...

    Marian’s Answer

    Most folks hire lawyers becaue it's more intricate than you think and a laywer knows how to do it.

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  • Do I need my ex-husband's consent for a U.S Passport if I was granted "Sole Parental Responsibility"?

    My Final Judgment of Divorce states that I, the wife "SHALL HAVE SOLE PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PARTIES MINOR CHILD" . It does not read "Sole Custody". I'm trying to apply for my child's U.S passport; will the U.S Postal Service - where the ...

    Marian’s Answer

    I have been able to get passports without the second parent's signature, though other lawyers have told me they never have. Read the State Department's rules closely. They have a form for when you can't find the other parent. Complete that form. Tell them you have Sole Parental Responsibility. Send them a copy of the judgment. Tell them you do not know where the other parent is and that he has not seen your child since WHATEVER DATE. Tell them that you want the passport so you can go on vacation to wherever, that you are a US citizen (assuming this is true), that you have a job, a home and a life in West Palm Beach and that you are not planning to travel to keep your child from his or her father (assuming this is all true). Complete your affidavit in a factual, non-emotional manner. The State Department will probably call you to ask you questions. Hopefully you will get your child a passport. I wish you the best of luck. If that doesn't work get a court order.

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  • Can attorneys licensed in FL practice Probate and Summary Estate Administration in all counties?

    If an attorney is a member of the FL bar , does that qualify them to practice in all counties in FL? Say if they list Hillsboro County Bar Association, can they also practice in/probate or administer an estate in any county in Pacso? If so, would ...

    Marian’s Answer

    An attorney licensed in Florida can do a probate in any county. In my 25 years of practice I have done probates in Broward, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach, Leon and Duval counties. That being said, it has gotten more difficult and tedious over the years to do probates because the courts keep coming up with more requirements. Each county, and here in Broward each Judge, has their own manner of doing things. I think it's fair to say I can get a probate done quicker in Broward County than any other county because that's my home county and the one I deal with most.

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  • what could happen if we had sex and i got pregnant with his kid what would happen to him if the cops found out?

    hi im 15 and my boyfriend just turned 18 we started going out a week before his 18th birthday we have been trying to see what we can do together and what we cant so he doesn't get into trouble with the law and my parents dont know about me and him...

    Marian’s Answer

    Do NOT have sex with your boyfriend. You do not have the ablity to consent to sex at 15. Your boyfriend could face rape charges if he had sex with you. If your boyfriend is not smart enough to figure this out then you be the smart one. Do not do it.

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