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  • Restraining order and harassment?

    I have a restraining order against my soon-to-be ex husband. I am with someone else now and he is harassing them. He also posted on my boyfriend's company's social media page, completely defaming him. In his post, he also mentioned me numerous tim...

    John’s Answer

    I would consider this a violation. File an affidavit with the court that he violated the injunction. You should have a lawyer represent you in the case.

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  • How long will it take before they petition the court for custody? Or do I have to petition the court?

    I had lost my rights due to I was unable finicially to travel for a court hearing. I did appeal my case. It was filed on may 9, 2016. I'm working with Ecerd/ Deverough in Hillsbourgh Florida. I called them repeatedly over months an no respons...

    John’s Answer

    You are responsible for moving your case along. You should have a lawyer represent you in the case.

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  • What do I do next?

    I have never been married to my daughters father and there has never been any kind of court order child support custody etc. She is now almost nine has never loved with anyone but me and we have been separated since she was 6 mo old. He has hardly...

    John’s Answer

    Yes he can take you to court. You should have a lawyer represent you in the case.

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  • Father allows girlfriend access to parenting wizard when it only meant for communication between the two parent, what can I do?

    due to high communication conflict, judge ordered me and my child father to use the family wizard to communicate between us. but am starting to realize that am not just speaking too my child father but also his girlfriend. so am been double team b...

    John’s Answer

    Bring it to the attention of the judge. You should have a lawyer represent you in the case.

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  • Sovereign and no formal response?

    I have a hearing coming up and I was wondering this thought? My wife is claiming sovereignty. We hasn't provided and responses for a divorce petition. Such as earnings, social number etc. But I have. We have a 4 yr old daughter and she won't allow...

    John’s Answer

    She is violating just about every concept of shared parenting. You need to stop this. You should have a lawyer represent you in the case.

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  • Declaration of marriage in divorce? Not legal in Florida

    Husband says we are divorced under "Declaration of marriage" is this legal under Florida law? He doesn't want me to see my son in any way. I have never heard of this. We have not obtained a legal divorce. And I have filed for divorce in April, but...

    John’s Answer

    You are not divorced. You should have a lawyer represent you in the case.

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  • If child run away from home under custodial parent watch what my best move to make. do I contact CPS and file a report?

    father won custody battle of our child. judge failed to listen to me that father emotionally and verbally abuses the child. within this short period of wining custody the child has ran away 5 o'clock in the morning. I wasn't contacted and told any...

    John’s Answer

    CPS is not your friend so do not call them. File a petition for custody. You should have a lawyer represent you in the case.

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  • NCust parent of our child asked to negotiate arrears out of court to win a gov't contract bid but I want to keep it legal & fair

    Non Custodial is self employed as a contractor and is attempting to win a government contract however a background/credit check was done and he has a lien for child support arrears. He wants to negotiate the arrears so that he can get the lien off...

    John’s Answer

    If you work something out with your ex then get it in writing. You should have a lawyer represent you in the case.

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  • Can I obtain custody of my children if their mom was charged with grand theft shoplifting at WalMart while my kids were with her

    I'm going through a divorce and child custody and currently my kids reside with the mother. Earlier this month my kids 4 and 5 years old and their mom were at Walmart and she was caught shoplifting while my kids were present and was charged with ...

    John’s Answer

    Yes, that is not appropriate conduct, you should easily win full custody. You should have a lawyer represent you in the case.

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  • Do alimony payments automatically stop when the spouse that is receiving them remarries?

    My ex-wife is now remarried but I am still paying her alimony, I was wondering if that should stop based on Florida law. Thank you

    John’s Answer

    No, you have to file a motion with the court to stop the payments. You should have a lawyer represent you in the case.

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