i live in florida and want to adopt my stepson his father lives in texas
If the biological father is in agreement, then it is a relatively straightforward process. However, if the biological father objects, you likely won't be able to, unless there exists valid reasons to terminate the biological father's parental rights. If the father is in agreement, you should consult with an attorney who can assist you with the proper paperwork in order to successfully adopt your stepson.See question
I got a temporary restraining order against my wife for threats she made but now want to drop it, i filed a motion to dismiss but it was denied, Our first hearing is next week, what do i do in court to drop this?
The judge wants to hear from you in person as to why you are dropping the injunction in order to make certain that you are doing so freely and of your own volition.See question
I gave birth to my daughter in Virginia and was given a bad epidural. I started leaking spinal fluid and did not feel any side effects until after I gave birth. I was not able to sit up for over a week, care for my daughter or even go to the bathr...
You need to consult with an attorney in the state where the alleged malpractice occurred. Every state has different malpractice laws.See question
She was reunified through the courts with the father and the case closed. I still have all my rights and im completely unsupervised. The father refuses 2 give mr a contact number for him and moved from his residence without informing me. With me ...
Because you say she was " reunified with the Father", a lot more information needs to be learned to give you an answer on how to best proceed. I agree, you need to consult with an attorney who can learn all the pertinent facts and then give you an informed answer on your legal rights and options. If he's denying you contact to which you are legally entitled, you may need to file a legal action to enforce your rights.See question
We have been separated literally 2 1/2 years. 1 1/2 years not living together. Our son lives with me, our daughter lives with her. The living arrangements have not had any effect on the children. But I would like it to where due to our time schedu...
From what you've stated, it sounds like she is proposing one timesharing arrangement or parenting plan, and you want something different. You can only get what you want if she agrees or a court orders it. So, you probably need to go to mediation and try to work it out. If that doesn't work, then you'll have to set a final judgment hearing and the judge will decide. If you really don't know how to do this or what to do, you really should hire an attorney. Perhaps you could hire an attorney on a limited basis to give you direction and attend mediation with you. Most family law attorneys offer free consultations. Sounds like you should consult with an attorney.See question
I own some assets that I bought with my own money, I need to know what happen if I stop living with my actual boy friend. Thank you
There is no common law marriage in Florida. So, if you split up with your boyfriend, anything in your name is yours and anything is his name is his. Anything jointly owned would be shared equally, most likely. A possible exception would be if something was in your name, but he had paid substantial monies towards it and could prove that he had done this (such as a car, a boat, real estate, etc.). In that case, he could possibly have an interest in something that is in your name, but he would likely have to file a legal action in order to have a judge award him such an interest.See question
I am the custodial parent. Child support order from FL. Child turning 18 and graduating high school soon, and payments stop at that time. What paperwork do I need to retain and for how long?
If your ex is current with his (or her )child support obligation, then as soon as you receive the last payment you do not need to retain anything. If the ex isn't current, then you may need to retain the paperwork in order to file for enforcement at some point.See question
I was recently served something saying I am required to produce time cards. What can I say or do so I don't have to. I get visitation with my 8 yr old son every other weekend. I work on some weekends and will get family/friends or daycare to watch...
I agree with Attorney Gillespie. You are fixing to get yourself in A LOT of trouble. You need to comply with the Court Ordered "right of first refusal" AND you need to produce to her the documentation that she is requesting AND you need to stop lying about when you are and are not working. If you end up found to be in Contempt of Court and if you intentionally lie to the Court, you could end up in jail. This is a serious matter. You need to take it seriously.See question
In working with an attorney, he details that my net income is being calculated by a program he uses. However, I do not understand the calculation and I am unfortunately not confident with her explanation. I suspect it's me just not understanding s...
Your net income is your gross income less any taxes you pay. Because you most likely get a refund back at the end of the year MORE than the amount of federal taxes that you actually paid, that increases your income.See question
Had a bad break-u had a bad breakup and now she's bee had a bad breakup and now she's being spiteful trying to put me on child support I have no problem with paying child support and taking care of my daughter but I want to be sure because it has ...
You said you "have to go to court for child support". I am presuming that this a Department of Revenue Child Support action. You need to request, in writing, a DNA test and do so immediately! Do not wait. If you wait, your paternity will be automatically established and child support will be ordered. If you are uncertain how to proceed, you should take whatever papers have been served on you or mailed to you to an attorney and have them reviewed so that you can be properly advised as to how to proceed. Once your paternity is established, it is VERY hard to disestablish and get child support terminated, so you need to move quickly.See question