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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: My state is GA. My fraternal grandchildren were taken from the mothers custody and since it has been 10 yrs since I have

Seen them dfcs wants a list of medications? Is that leagal

V. Joy Edwards
V. Joy Edwards answered on Sep 22, 2021

How do you even have a list of their medications if you have not seen these children for 10 years?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: How do I find a pro bono lawyer for my custody case?!?! CAMDEN COUNTY, GA. I need help!!

I am starting to panic. I have exhausted every option, and I’m running out of time! My lawyer quit at the same time that my dad was in ICU for almost a month, I had a baby, my Aunt was hospitalized with COVID, my baby sister got married.... it was all so much at once.

My ex and I came to... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Sep 22, 2021

I’m sorry to hear you are going through a rough time. You can try contacting Legal Aid to see if you qualify for their assistance. Additionally, you can call the state bar to inquire about any pro bono attorneys in your area. Plus, most attorneys do take credit cards, which may make it easier for... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Florida on
Q: Do I need to file emergency custody to get my grandchild?

My daughter passed away from covid right after having her baby. Baby is premature and was in the nicu. Acknowledgement of paternity was never established with her boyfriend but hospital still released the baby to him. Would I need to file an emergency custody order or temporary custody to get him... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Sep 22, 2021

You need to ask the court to give you custody. But if, in the court proceeding, he establishes paternity, he might very well be awarded custody.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: I have a daughter we share custody. And I have a question.

Her father has a crazy work schedule and it changes often. I am not working and I am available 24/7. I am willing and able to keep her on all the days he works and he can have her any day he’s off and he is available to have her. But he wants to do one week he has her and one week I have her and... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 22, 2021

You can hire a custody lawyer to modify custody. But if your child is over age 5, you are obligated to contribute to her support.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Domestic Violence for Colorado on
Q: What do I do if I know my coparent lied on a motion to the court, on a contempt motion against me?

I have a text that says I could watch the kids and he would pick them up at 350pm that afternoon.

John Hyland Barrett III
John Hyland Barrett III answered on Sep 21, 2021

You can present this evidence at the contempt hearing. Depending on what it is, it may or may not help you. You should get a lawyer to help you with this.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Divorce for Georgia on
Q: how can I file for emergency temporary custody to protect my children?
Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Sep 21, 2021

An attorney can help you right away with the process.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Massachusetts on
Q: Does a lawyer have to file a notice of appearance before a court date?

Can someone just show up to court with a lawyer that they previously did not have?

Anthony C. Adamopoulos
Anthony C. Adamopoulos answered on Sep 21, 2021

Yes.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Indiana on
Q: What can i do if the mother who has primary withholds her address so I won't know where my kids are staying
Troy Tyson
Troy Tyson answered on Sep 21, 2021

If you have a court order and/or share some form of custody of the children, you are entitled to know that information. You might consider filing a motion for contempt against mother. It might also be a good idea to sit down with an experienced family law attorney to discuss your case in detail.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: What rights do I have for visitation ? shared custody of my grand children?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Sep 20, 2021

Totally depends on your relationship to the parties and the facts of your case.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Michigan on
Q: My daughter is currently 12 years of age and does not want to go to her fathers home during the week days.

she claims it is to difficult to attend school, however her father lives 45 minutes away from the school.

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Sep 20, 2021

You may need to file a parenting time motion and bring this issue before the judge to decide. Neither you nor your daughter can unilaterally change the order.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Ohio on
Q: I have a joint custody agreement with my ex-husband but I would like to move 5 hours away. Can I legally do this

I would work out items with him directly but want to make sure I have rights

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Sep 20, 2021

You must notify the court of your potential change of address. The custody agreement will need changes that must be approved by the court, and the court can hold a hearing if you and your ex cannot agree. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local family law attorney to review the situation and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for New York on
Q: A foster mom hit my 8 year old on the hand twice with a wooden spoon the second time she said stop crying cry baby
Lawrence Allen Weinreich
Lawrence Allen Weinreich answered on Sep 20, 2021

You didn't ask a question you only stated something. What you should do is report this to CPS, your lawyer and the court if you are in court.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: Do I have to let my ex take our 1 year old daughter to Tennessee if I'm not comfortable with it?

We have a verbal custody agreement so as to avoid going to court and neither one of us pays the other child support. We agreed on a 50/50 schedule. His set days are Sunday, Monday, Tuesday. Mine are Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. We alternate Saturdays. He has blocked my number multiple times when he... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Sep 20, 2021

If the child is endangered by going to TN, then no. If you’re just not comfortable with it, then discuss additional safeguards that would make you comfortable with letting the child go.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Immigration Law, Adoption and Child Custody on
Q: Can I adopt my biological daughter at her birth?

My girlfriend is pregnant with my child.. She plans to go back to her husband because she is still holding a conditional green card. She wants to put her husband's name on my child. I refuse to have my daughter carry the name of a wife beater.

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko answered on Sep 19, 2021

I am not a family law attorney licensed in Virginia.

However, even generally, a spouse giving birth to the child while married to her husband creates a legal assumption that the biological child born during that marriage is theirs.

Thus, can that female place the name of the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Filing for child support against child’s father. Never married.

Never married. Child’s father lives in different state. Does not help financially so I’m filing for child support. If I file will he have visitation rights in his state? He’s the non custodial parent , will I have to file for full custody of our child even considering he barely sees the child... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 18, 2021

You need to file for both child support and custody.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Divorce, Family Law and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: There was divorce filed by my husband 2 years ago. We reconciled but he never withdrew the paperwork. I want divorce now

The paperwork was filed in contra costa county. We live in solano now. We only had 1 child at the time the other papers were filed. We now have 2. How do I proceed with divorce? Or am I stuck at his mercy because he filed the paperwork 2 years ago and never closed? I also want to move to my parents... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Sep 18, 2021

MORE INFO NEEDED

THE FIRST ISSUE IS JURISDICTION. CONTACT A LOCAL FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY AND FILE IN YOUR COUNTY.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Child Custody and Civil Litigation for Maryland on
Q: If I had a criminal charge expunged, can the police report

from the incident that led to my arrest be used as evidence in a civil hearing?

Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley answered on Sep 18, 2021

No. First of all, the contents of a police report is hearsay, so unless the report has some non-hearsay evidentiary purpose, it will not be allowed over your objection even were the case not expunged. The police officer who wrote the report can be called to testify as to matters over which they... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Mississippi on
Q: My mother has guardianship of my children and wants and is willing to give custody back to me. She lives in Neshoba.

My mother has guardianship of my children and wants and is willing to give custody back to me. She lives in Neshoba County. Our Court has been handled in Simpson County because that is where me and my ex-husband resided when we got a divorce and that is where the child custody started. But, my... Read more »

Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin
Melissa L Gardner-Ardoin answered on Sep 18, 2021

No. You must go back to the Court that issued the guardianship order to make any changes to it.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: If the petitioner of a child custody case in Georgia lied in the petition, can the other parent request the petition be
Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Sep 17, 2021

Be what? I don’t see the rest of your question. You may want to re-post it or consult with an attorney who can review your case in detail and provide you with guidance.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: If NCP relocates to another state and the child support/parenting plan is from GA. Can the NCP have the parenting and CS

modified to his new local state? Will the GA CS order follow him to different states if he no longer resides in GA?

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 16, 2021

If the CP still lives in Georgia, the Georgia order remains in tact. The GA CS order can be enforced in the new state. the orders cannot be modified anywhere other than Georgia as long as the CP still lives in Georgia.

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