Nancy Adkins

Nancy Adkins

A bad relationship is an opportunity to reinvent yourself
  • Divorce, Family Law, Probate
  • Florida
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I have been practicing family law exclusively since 2007. I've never done anything else, because I understand how important it is to know what you are doing when you are dealing with someone's family. I have personal experience with my own broken family, and bring that experience with me to better serve my clients who may be faced with the same or similar situation. I also worked for the Florida Attorney General in Child Support Enforcement for about three years. If you are dealing with the Department of Revenue and child support, I may be able to help you.

Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Probate
Additional Practice Area
  • Adoptions
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa and MasterCard
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Fees depend on what the client wants and/or needs, as well as the level of conflict in your case. Some cases qualify for a flat rate fee. It may be a little more expensive, but you will know what you are paying ahead of time. Simply put: Less fighting, lower fee. More fighting, higher fee.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Owner/President
Nancy Adkins PA, A Family Law Firm
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Attorney, Child Support Enforcement
Florida's Office of Attrorney General
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Education
St. Thomas University School of Law
J.D.
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Activities: Moot Court, Mock Trial
University of Miami
B.S. (1995) | Broadcast Journalism, Political Science
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Professional Associations
Broward Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
- Current
Activities: Monthly lunches to review cutting edge issues taking place in family law.
Florida Lawyers Network
Member, Family Law
- Current
Activities: Monthly lunches, power lunches and individual lunches with current members to build business relationships, which may better serve my clients.
Broward County Legal Aid Veterans Pro Bono Project
Member
- Current
Broward Bar Association
Active Member
- Current
Activities: Solo Small Firm Networking Group
Florida Bar Association
Active Member
- Current
Activities: Family Law Section Member
Websites & Blogs
Website
Adkins Family Law
Blog
Adkins Family Law Blog
Legal Answers
12 Questions Answered

Q. I have a judgement to receive child support in Florida starting Sept 1 2014, what happens when the father doesn't pay?
A: Move immediately to have the order enforced. You may be able to recover attorney fees for the necessity of having to file this motion.
Q. Can I called to cancel back child support on my kids farther. Cause he has other kids that he is trying toe help
A: If you are the mother and you want to waive back support, you can. PLEASE think about what you are doing, because once you waive, you CANNOT get them back and you yourself may need that money at some point. Best of luck to you
Q. At what age can the child decide for themselves with which parent they want to reside
A: Usually, a court will consider a child's opinion starting at the age of fourteen. If you are not in court, the child can decide for themselves when they turn eighteen under Florida law.
Q. My grandson has lived with his entire life due to addicted parent, I ahve notarized temp. custody papers how do I file ?
A: you will need to file a Petition for guardianship - to have the courts order permanent custody to you as the grandparent. If you cannot afford the filing fees, file for "indigent" status with the clerk in the county where you live. If you qualify as "indigent" you can bypass the clerk's fees. Best. LEGAL DISCLAIMER: The information contained herein is strictly general and should NOT be construed as legal advise, nor to create ANY type of attorney/client relationship. Always seek the advice of a licensed attorney to ascertain the complete facts of your particular case. You can reach me in my Fort Lauderdale office at 954/734-6048. If you liked my response, please "MARK AS GOOD ANSWER." Thanks and best wishes
Q. What can i do to continue support if my 18 yr old is still in school and will not graduste until after his 19 birthday
A: Unfortunately, not much. Florida law is very settled about child support stopping when a child turns eighteen or graduates HS before nineteen.LEGAL DISCLAIMER: The information contained herein is strictly general and should NOT be construed as legal advise, nor to create ANY type of attorney/client relationship. Always seek the advice of a licensed attorney to ascertain the complete facts of your particular case. You can reach me in my Fort Lauderdale office at 954/734-6048. If you liked my response, please "MARK AS GOOD ANSWER." Thanks and best wishes
Q. I have an 01 writ coming out of my paycheck how can i find whos taking it out from my check/im hoping its child support
A: I don't know what you mean by an "01 writ." The obvious would be to ask your employer why they are taking the money from your paycheck. You can also contact DOR/child support enforcement - 1800622KIDS - and find out if they are taking the money.LEGAL DISCLAIMER: The information contained herein is strictly general and should NOT be construed as legal advise, nor to create ANY type of attorney/client relationship. Always seek the advice of a licensed attorney to ascertain the complete facts of your particular case. You can reach me in my Fort Lauderdale office at 954/734-6048. If you liked my response, please "MARK AS GOOD ANSWER." Thanks and best wishes
Q. I was divorced in S.C.and my x-husband lives in lake worth. I need to collect allimony how should I do it.
A: This is a two-step process. First, have the order registered in Lake Worth, Florida for enforcement. He will have twenty days to contest the registration. If he does not contest, you can then file a motion to enforce the order. LEGAL DISCLAIMER: The information contained herein is strictly general and should NOT be construed as legal advise, nor to create ANY type of attorney/client relationship. Always seek the advice of a licensed attorney to ascertain the complete facts of your particular case. You can reach me in my Fort Lauderdale office at 954/734-6048. If you liked my response, please "MARK AS GOOD ANSWER." Thanks and best wishes
Q. My son and his wife have never allowed me to meet my grandchildren. All parties live in Florida. Grandparents' rights?
A: Unfortunately, Florida does not provide any rights to the grandparents. The right of a parent to "parent" is paramount in this state, and so the courts won't interfere - UNLESS the child/children are in some sort of danger or in harm's way. LEGAL DISCLAIMER: The information contained herein is strictly general and should NOT be construed as legal advise, nor to create ANY type of attorney/client relationship. Always seek the advice of a licensed attorney to ascertain the complete facts of your particular case. You can reach me in my Fort Lauderdale office at 954/734-6048. If you liked my response, please "MARK AS GOOD ANSWER." Thanks and best wishes
Q. If my ex is planning to move out the state with our son, what can I do to stop her from taking out of state?
A: If you have a court order here in Florida that says your son belongs here, then you need to file a motion for enforcement. you need her to express to the court her intentions - whatever they are. If you don't have a court order here in Florida, then move to modify the order that you have from another state OR get an order established NOW. It is imperative to do it now while Florida has jurisdiction (six month minimum) because if you wait.....you could lose it. Best. LEGAL DISCLAIMER: The information contained herein is strictly general and should NOT be construed as legal advise, nor to create ANY type of attorney/client relationship. Always seek the advice of a licensed attorney to ascertain the complete facts of your particular case. You can reach me in my Fort Lauderdale office at 954/734-6048. If you liked my response, please "MARK AS GOOD ANSWER." Thanks and best wishes
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