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  • What forms do I file??

    To get a matter heard on the same day as the hearing such as back child support what forms would I file should I still file the order general magistrate papers and the notice of hearing papers also?? And just add the matter on there?

    John’s Answer

    You cannot tack on other motions, you have to clear with the other side and with the court. You should hire a lawyer to assist you with the case.

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  • Change the parenting plan

    Within a year I have attended four hearing in response to my ex husbands motion to not suspend his drivers license for non payment of child support for our two children 15 & 11. He owes over $25k and has no entention to pay child support every ag...

    John’s Answer

    Potentially yes. You should hire a lawyer to assist you with the case.

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  • Child support

    In the state of Florida how much do you get in children support for two minor children. I filed for divorce and sole custody. My daughters father was accused by my two daughters of Sexual violence he is in jail for repeatedly breaking the injunc...

    John’s Answer

    Support is based on Florida Child Support Guidelines. You should hire a lawyer to assist you with the case.

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  • How Can I Establish Paternity For My Daughter?

    My Ex Is Married But Separated For Some Time Now We Were Together For 7 Years And We Had A Baby Girl Together But She Told Me I Couldn't Legally Sign Her Birth Certificate Although I Was There For Her Birth And Everything Because She Said Legally ...

    John’s Answer

    You have to file a lawsuit to establish paternity. You should hire a lawyer to assist you with the case.

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  • Can child support increase or decrease after the final hearing?

    i was ordered to pay child support of 450 a month in November my final hearing is next month can my child support go up? under what circumstances can make those payments go up???

    John’s Answer

    Support is based on Florida Child Support Guidelines. The Court will follow the guidelines. You should hire a lawyer to assist you with the case.

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  • Attorney's client states he has confidential information.

    My husband and I are going through a custody battle with the mother of his 2 daughters. She states that she has CPS records with my information and including reporter information. I've spoken with DCF who is doing an internal investigation to make...

    John’s Answer

    The attorney is not under any obligation to disclose work product to you.

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  • Can a father's name be removed from birth certificate?

    I was married up until 1-2 months before my divorce was finalized. Another man, signed the birth certificate, a man I was living with at the time. The man has no legal immigration status. I moved out a few months after my child was born and he ...

    John’s Answer

    What you are requesting can be done. You have to get a court order. You should hire a lawyer to assist you with the case.

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  • Does a Family Court Judge have the authority to order a child name change against the will of one of the parents?

    We got divorced and the Mother decided to change from my surname back to her maiden name. Now she wants to change our 4 year old daughter surname to add her maiden name. Can I be forced to accept this? The child has dual nationality and was born o...

    John’s Answer

    If you disagree with the petition then you have to request a hearing then the court will decide. You should hire a lawyer to assist you with the case.

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  • Which form to use

    I love in Wesley chapel florida, I currently have a temporary injunction against my husband the judge included our son in it as well, his lawyer informed me that she was going to put in a motion for him to try to get time sharing with our son. Wha...

    John’s Answer

    You should hire a lawyer to assist you with the case.

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  • Do I have to pay the interest on child support.

    I got arrears of about 600.00 and interest of 9000.00 do I have to pay the interest on this support.

    John’s Answer

    Yes, unless you can make some sort of deal with the other parent.

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