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Jacksonville, Florida attorney Robert W. Elrod, Jr. frequently answers legal questions on various websites for informational purposes. He will post select questions together with his answers in this blog.

How to get divorced In Florida when your spouse cannot be found.

Question: What is the proper procedure to file for divorce? I Do not know where he is? I am trying to file for divorce on my own. I have NO idea where my husband is…the only address I have is his mom’s. He is in and out the court system.… Read More
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Categories: Florida Divorce

How can I stop a step-parent adoption?

Question: How can she request that I proceed with this without having to first establish paternity? Do I need representation? Hello, I’m the father of a two-year-old girl although paternity has yet to be established. The ex and I split up over… Read More
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Categories: Adoption, Paternity

How can I get sole custody of my child?

Question: Can I file for sole custody w/ visitation after their father gets mental help? Can I motion for him to pay my legal fees? My situation is I was going through many hardships and decided that because my children’s father was more finan… Read More
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How can a grandparent get custody of a grandchild?

Question: My daughter and granddaughter live with me in Jacksonville. I have been taking care of both financially and I am looking to get custody of my granddaughter. My daughter has not held a job and has a history of taking pills (which is why she… Read More
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How can I get timesharing restarted and/or get custody of my child?

Question: What can I do immediately to put a stop to this? When the recession hit in 2011, I lost everything. I have no close friends /family to rely on in times of hardship. I was in an abusive relationship with the father of my children for 10 yea… Read More
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Can I file for sole custody with visitation after my kids' father gets mental help? Can I motion for him to pay my legal fees?

Question: My situation is I was going through many hardships and decided that because my children’s father was more financially stable that it would be a good idea, at the time, to them live with him while I get my life back on track. Now, alm… Read More
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