My ex-husband and I have equal rights but I haven't seen or spoken to my son in 3 years. He misses more school than he attends, had an ISS last week and is failing the majority of his classes, for the 2nd year in a row. Dropping out appears eminent. Can I request to terminate child support... Read more »
Assuming that the child support order was issued in Florida, a child's poor academic performance is not a reason to terminate child support. If the child drops out and gets a job the income that they earn could be a reason to modify the child support down. Speak with a local family lawyer for...Read more »
Hello, I'm a 16 year old from New Jersey, and I'm looking to move into a new family thats out of state. I do not have my parent's consent to move out, but I have the consent of the other family to move in with them. I do truly believe they can take care of me better than my current family.
The short answer is no. The longer answer is that I am concerned that another family is willing to tell you that it's okay to move out of your house and move in with them without addressing the legality of your actions / their actions.
If you are so unhappy in your home setting and...Read more »
To be heard in court on any issue you need to file a motion and request a hearing. If a hearing is already scheduled you need to be sure that your issue is noticed to be heard at the hearing. Seeing the judge in chambers as opposed to in the courtroom is at the discretion of the judge. Once you...Read more »
I left my narcissistic exboyfriend. His mom has always had a vendetta against me. If she doesn’t get her way , or I withstand my boundaries when she tries to control me, she threatens me with cps, cutting my service off (which I told her to so she couldn’t hold it over my head anymore), and... Read more »
Unfortunately, the answer is no. Assigned lawyers are not allowed to accept money from the client. Aside from that, based upon what you have said, your current lawyer is not on the panel for assigned lawyers. You will have to decide between paying your current lawyer the full hourly rate or...Read more »
The disposition of his assets are covered under North Carolina probate law. Someone will need to at least consult an attorney to see how his assets can be distributed. His girlfriend has no legal relationship to him, and therefore has no legal right at all, to do...Read more »
When a new POA is executed that revokes the prior POA, until people are notified that the old POA has been revoked, they might still honor it and follow instructions from the old agent. So the new POA should be given to health care providers, banks, financial advisors, insurance agents, etc. so...Read more »
This is not a Family Law question. It is a trust and estate question. Also it may need to be posted in Mississippi rather than New York since that is where your father lives. It may depend on where the POA was executed. Repost in the appropriate area of law and jurisdiction.
The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) is designed to act as a surrogate decision-maker for residents of our state who are 60 years old and over, who have been deemed incapacitated by a superior court judge. When a judge deems someone incompetent to handle his / her affairs, the court then...Read more »
My wife has placed a order of protection on me and she is the real abuser in our home. I have all of our email and text messages that we have exchanged between us while we were fighting. She is a verbal abuser, and she is also quite possibly a Narcissist also. The judge even gave her the question... Read more »
Your best course of action is to seek the advice of a divorce lawyer who has experience dealing with abusive situations and orders of protection. However, you should note that "verbal abuse" is not a ground for divorce or basis for issuance of an order of protection in South Carolina.
In your court Order, there is likely language that designates one parent as the custodian and the other parent as the visiting parent; or, the "visiting parent" is the parent who has less time with the child(ren) overall. You may need to schedule a consultation with a family court lawyer...Read more »
Mother, father, and child live together in the child’s birth state. Mother has lived in that state for almost one year and the child is 6 months old, she plans to visit her home state. Father says it’s not a good idea since child has been sick. Mother goes and then calls father and says she... Read more »
Most states have enacted a version of the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Enforcement Act (referred to as the "UCCJEA"), and the typical provisions of the UCCJEA provide that an initial custody case can only be brought in the "home state" of the child; for a child who is an...Read more »
If you lost primary custody temporarily before the final hearing, but a third party had come forward and filed for emergency custody against the other parent, are you able to regain custody instead of the third party before the final hearing?
You have not provided very many facts of your specific situation so it's impossible to suggest what might be appropriate for your case. That being said, custody determinations (either temporary or final) are always modifiable by the Family Court.
I had my son when his father and I were split up. His father is not on the birth certificate. Our son is 3 months old and we are now back together. We’ve been back together in a relationship since our son was 2 weeks old. His father and I do not live together. I work and his father helps... Read more »
Medicaid is funded by the federal government. For any South Carolina resident to receive those funds, federal law requires the person to seek child support from the other parent. However, the process for establishing child support through DSS is very cooperative, and you may be able to agree to him...Read more »
He has real estate as well as our house in his name only, and my mom wants her name put on the property as well. How can they go about switching ownership legally from just him to both of them, so that her name can also be on the deed?
Your father can sign a deed from himself to both his wife and him, and probably as joint tenants, with right of survivorship so that when one dies, the other owns the entire property automatically. He then records the deed. There will be a fee for that by...Read more »
Finding the right attorney is important. First, you should google Family Law attorneys who practice in the place where the custody is to take place. From there, look at their websites and learn more about the mission and vision of the firm. You should meet with different firms to determine if...Read more »
Can I remove the dads wife from the pick up list on the daycare; and only father and mother can pick up child until the case has been closed and there is a parenting plan in effect? Please help! Thanks!
Normally you are expected to maintain the status quo, meaning that you should not make changes. If you have a legitimate concern regarding the dad's wife that you can explain to the court then perhaps you can make the change. However, if you do not, this change could be held against you as...Read more »
Can I get that wipes cleaned or whatever if I pay the amount or would I still have to serve 14 days in jail bc I honestly can't I just got a job and my daughter is 2 I'm all she has if I go to jail what happense to her? She never been away from me that long! So I don't want to live... Read more »
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