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  • Can I apply for my husbands social security if we are in the process of a divorce.

    Getting a divorce and he's giving no financial assistance we've been married over 30 yes.

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    yes. .................................................................................................................................................

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  • How do i go about adopting a baby from a friend that does not want it and has offered to me no questions asked?

    My friend is currently 12 weeks and has decided she cannot handle other child and knows that i have had difficult time trying to conceive and has offer me the chance to adopt. She does not currently want any medical coverage during her pregnancy. ...

    John’s Answer

    You have to go through the adoption process, which is very complex. You should hire a lawyer to assist you with the case.

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  • Motion for Contempt or Motion for Enforcement?

    My ex-wife relocated to Illinois this past January. My daughter spent her Spring Break and Summer with me so far. The summer observed by the northern states is about 3 weeks shorter than Florida. When the Final Judgement was announced, it said tha...

    John’s Answer

    The order appears to be unclear on this issue so you will have to file a motion with the court to sort this out. You should hire a lawyer to assist you with the case.

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  • Can i be cited for parental alienation?

    My ex and i have joint custody but i have sole decision making in where my kids live, medical amd educational decisions. We moved out of state. We have no visitation arrangement other than standard long distance set up in custody order. Is this st...

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    What you are describing is not parental alienation. You should certify the TX order here in Florida. You should hire a lawyer to represent you in the case.

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  • Is there a specific motion I can use?

    I owed mom 7,000 in areas but the kids have been staying with me for a year and 5 months I was still paying child support the whole time. We went for custody I was granted temporary custody and mom was ordered to pay 600 a month she's behind 2,000...

    John’s Answer

    File a motion to reconcile the support arrears and for credit against support arrears. You should hire a lawyer to represent you in the case.

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  • How can I make changes with child support, when my ex girlfriend was the one that filed for it?

    My ex field for full custody and they county we are not from we now live five minutes from each other when I do not give her her way she does not allow me to see my child I give her child support and when she asked for more money I give it to he...

    John’s Answer

    You can enter into a written stipulation with her, or file to re-open the case with the court. You should hire a lawyer to represent you in the case.

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  • Can I ask the judge?

    Can I ask the judge to resolved back child support matter in a final hearing if the final hearing date is already set? Court date is September 10th

    John’s Answer

    Yes. Make sure all parties and the court are aware you intend to bring it up at the hearing. You should hire a lawyer to represent you in the case.

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  • Can you file for divorce twice to the same person, to the same marriage?

    Both my husband and his ex were Filipino citizens at the time when they got their divorce in 2006. And in the Philippine law, divorce is not recognized when initiated by Filipino citizens. Now, that they are both US citizens can they file for divo...

    John’s Answer

    Yes you can file for divorce in the USA. You should hire a lawyer to represent you in the case.

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  • Can I take my daughter across state lines without her father's permission?

    I'm an unmarried 22-year-old living in Florida with the father of my 9 month old baby, things are not going well and I want to move in with my parents in Michigan where I would have a lot of support. There has never been any physical abuse, but pl...

    John’s Answer

    If no married to him and no orders in place then yes you can move. You should hire a lawyer to represent you in the case.

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  • Do I have to give these documents and how long do I have to before I turn them in if I have to?

    Mom put in a motion for produce documents on the 18th of July. On July 20th a hearing was set for september 8th and on the hearing papers on other specified motion of produce documents is written on. Do I have to provide these things? The document...

    John’s Answer

    Yes you have to comply within 30 days. You should hire a lawyer to represent you in the case.

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