When is a UCCJEA Affidavit required?

UCCJEA

The Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) is a federal act that has been adopted by almost every state. Every case in Florida involving minor children requires the filing of a UCCJEA Affidavit.

Find out why and what needs to be included:

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When can a Court impute income?

Imputing income

What if the other parent is purposely making less to lower or avoid support payments? Courts may impute income if you prove your case. Here’s how:

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What to expect when you initiate an action:

Once you initiate an action against someone, whether it’s a family or civil case, you must notify the other party that they are being sued. The process of formally notifying someone that an action has been initiated against them is known as “service of process”.

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Modification in child support during the Coronavirus pandemic:

Florida courts have found that the loss of a job or changes in the parties’ income may qualify as a substantial change in circumstances to warrant a modification in child support, provided that the change is permanent in nature.

But what if you lose your job due to layoffs and business closures resulting from the Coronavirus pandemic?

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Can you still get divorced during the Coronavirus Pandemic?

Courts are closed to the public; however, Judges continue to review and close out cases.

Luckily, uncontested divorces have never been so easy in South Florida. Most judges are divorcing couples without a hearing, provided that all required documents are submitted together with an Affidavit for Remote Uncontested Dissolution of Marriage.

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Unemployed and can’t pay rent? What you need to know:

Coronavirus Evictions

On April 2, 2020, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued a new executive order suspending actions for evictions and foreclosures. The Order does not allow any evictions for non-payment of rent for the next 45 days (until May 17). Here’s what you need to know:

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Miami-Dade Courts closed until March 27, 2020

Starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020, all court facilities will be closed to the public, except for access required for emergency or mission critical court matters. The closure will be in effect from March 17th through March 27, 2020.

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