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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: Corporal punishment

I read that ky is one a few states that allowed corporal punishment in the home. So my question is if that is true than why does CPS make is seem like it's an issue for a parent to reasonably discipline their child

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jun 21, 2021

Despite the law, the courts snd CPS do not sanction corporal punishment for any reason.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Adoption for Oklahoma on
Q: Can I adopt him? Procedure and cost. Do I need lawyer?
Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Jun 21, 2021

You will need to provide some additional information to get a useful answer such as:

Are you wanting to adopt a child or an adult? (It makes a big difference)

Is everyone in Oklahoma?

Easiest way to get an answer is to call an attorney to discuss the details. The attorney...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Adoption for Oklahoma on
Q: He's 26, I'm 54. He doesn't want his real birth parents on his new.paperwork

I love in Oklahoma and he's currently at an air force base in ND WITH hisband and their 3 kids

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Jun 21, 2021

Can you please clarify your question. Not really sure what exactly you are asking.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Adoption for Oklahoma on
Q: I have a friend who was disowned by his parents for being trans. We talked about adopting him and are wondering cost?

Would like to know.process and cost

Charles Watts
Charles Watts answered on Jun 21, 2021

Please contact my office for a free consultation. There are many factors that come into play in an adoption and in order to get an accurate assessment then there are more questions to be asked than can be done in this forum.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Ohio on
Q: Need advice on what legal recourse I have when it comes to my unruly son?

I'm at my wits end. He won't listen to me or his dad. He has been truant from school most of the past school year. He has run away and continues to threaten to run away even after the cops found and brought him home. What do I do?

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Jun 21, 2021

This is not a legal question. I would suggest you get family counseling. These sorts of behavioral issues are better addressed by psychologists and psychiatrists than by lawyers.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Massachusetts on
Q: The father of my child doesn't pay child support and he is also not on the birth certificate.

He has never met his child and we have had zero contact. I am just curious as to what some of my options might be going forward.

Lillian J. LaRosa
Lillian J. LaRosa answered on Jun 21, 2021

You can commence a Paternity action and seek support orders; both parties have the duty to support their child and if there are public benefits involved, the government has the ability to go forward to seek paternity adjudication regardless of whether you are interested in pursuing the matter.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Child Custody for Michigan on
Q: Can two first cousins marry in Michigan?

I have a case where 2 first cousins faked a wedding, represented themselves as husband and wife, this also included to CPS and the family court in Michigan. Years later they obtained a marriage license from Virginia and now are promoting that no laws were violated since they did not legally marry... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Jun 21, 2021

Not sure what you're looking for. Marriage is a civil matter; if the marriage is invalid under Michigan law - which you are right, marriage between first cousins would be - then it would be voidable, not illegal in the criminal sense. And generally, Michigan will recognize a marriage made in... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: At what age does my daughter have to stay the night with her father, me and the father was never married nor together
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jun 21, 2021

There is no set age. Whatever age you snd the father agree on or whatever age the court orders.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Kentucky on
Q: I have a daughter who just turned 3 months old, I’m saving to get full custody, what do it need to help with the case
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jun 21, 2021

Keep a journal of when you have her and when the father has or sees her. Note any snd all occurrences in the journal as they happen so you’ll have an accurate record for the court.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Indiana on
Q: My daughter dropped her two kids off said she can't take care of them what are my options?

One is 3 one will be a year in two days and has down syndrome

Troy Tyson
Troy Tyson answered on Jun 21, 2021

If you are willing and able to take care of the children, then a guardianship may be a good option for you. You should speak with an experienced attorney to discuss details about how to undertake that.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on
Q: In 2018 my sons father had us move back to Florida ,going thru the courts Family plan says to live in a 50 mile radius

If he is trying to move 90 miles away ( distance calculated by how the crow flies) is he going against the courts ordered Document? Should I file with the courts?

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Jun 20, 2021

I believe you will find that the child can't be relocated outside of the 50 mile radius without permission; it doesn't prohibit the parent from moving. Check the court order to be sure.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Oklahoma on
Q: I'm wanting to know what "cause stricken" means with DHS pursuing a noncustodial parent who has not paid child support.

The noncustodial parent does not have custody and has not paid anything since it was ordered by court during the divorce finalization.

Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Jun 19, 2021

Would have to see what you are taking about but, if a hearing for instance was stricken that means basically that the hearing was cancelled.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Adoption, Child Custody and Military Law for North Carolina on
Q: Can I? And how fast can I adopt my younger brother?

I am in the military, and I want to adop my 15 year old brother. He lives with my stepfather and my mother lives in mexIco. I’m stationed in NC and my brother lives in California. How can I adopt him so I could bring him to live with me.

Elizabeth Fowler Lunn
Elizabeth Fowler Lunn answered on Jun 19, 2021

The adoption process is a state law issue and if he currently lives in California then you will need to speak with a family law attorney there. Adoption may not even be necessary, depending on the purpose of the adoption. You may able to just have a custody order. You should also research what... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Does my mother have any grounds for not returning my child after I revoke the power of attorney given to her previously?
Leo Hughes
Leo Hughes answered on Jun 19, 2021

The POA is likely invalid. Only a judge can assign or reassign custody.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: Do I need a lawyer to get my name (non biological father) off of a child’s birth certificate?

I am not the biological father after dna test proved it. The kid is set to begin school soon and would like to remove my last name from his name and also my name off the birth certificate.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Jun 19, 2021

Hire a family law attorney to file a Disavowal for you as soon as possible

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on
Q: What can be done?

My wife's sister was assassinated last year. She left 2 kids a girl 17 and a boy 14. The girl lives with us because they were from different father's. She has lost both. We all live in Florida. The boy lives with his father but he is making his life miserable sometimes the boy does not... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Jun 18, 2021

See an attorney about suing the father for visitation.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Ohio on
Q: My 12 year old doesn’t want to see her dad why can I do
Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Jun 18, 2021

I really depends why she doesn't want to see if. If he is abusive, you can file a private custody action seeking to keep her away from him. If she's just 12 and being difficult, you may have to tell her the visitation schedule in the visitation schedule and it isn't optional anymore... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Appeals / Appellate Law and Constitutional Law for Texas on
Q: Did Trevor go around LH after she left the ER?

There isn't enough information that proves Copeland seen the child after the visit to the ER. The ER doctor didn't mention anything about the child being strangled then. How can one say for sure that the mother didn't hurt the baby in the time from the ER discharge to the arrival of... Read more »

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Jun 18, 2021

The conviction was affirmed on appeal. See: https://law.justia.com/cases/texas/sixth-court-of-appeals/2013/06-13-00044-cr.html

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Nebraska on
Q: Child support case hasn't been reviewed in years. Could back pay be required?

My child support case hasnt been reviewed in many years. If its reviewed, is there a chance of owing retroactive support?

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Jun 18, 2021

There is a chance, although probably very unlikely. The earliest a child support modification becomes effective is generally the month after the action to increase child support was filed. This can be later if the party wasn't served the same month the case was filed. You also aren't... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Nebraska on
Q: hi I was looking for advice on how to handle court and getting custody of 4 minor children back into my custody

they were removed from my care based on lies stated from a officer which I have solid proof that accusations were untrue. The state took emergency custody based off of this lie of a statement. How do I stand up for myself?

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Jun 18, 2021

When a child is removed from a parent due to allegations of abuse or neglect, the parent will be appointed an attorney at the first hearing if they can't afford counsel. If you can't afford an attorney, you should request an attorney appointed and then speak with the attorney about your... Read more »

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