So I’m 16 years old and my parents are divorced with dual custody over me. I stay with my mom one week and same thing goes with my dad. I got hired at a place in my mom’s town, and since my dad lives 45 minutes away from there, I can imagine it’d cause some difficulties for him since I... Read more »
I’m sorry to hear that you’ve been put in this position by the unfortunate circumstances of divorce. To answer your question, if you ask your dad permission to stay with your mom, he does have control over you as to where you will be staying during his court ordered time. If he says no, the...Read more »
We are both military she is Air Force. I am army national guard on a deployment. She is not going to allow me in the kids life and is going to send me court docs requesting protection. No domestic violence has occurred.
In Florida, if you want to assert your rights you would need to file a petition for paternity. In Florida if you take no action the mother will have full legal custody and control of the child. Speak with a local family lawyer for more specific advice.
In general, jurisdiction of the court lies where either parent or the child lives. If you are in agreement then you can enter into a parenting plan without court intervention or involvement. I am assuming that the parents are not married so legally this would be a paternity matter. The issue that...Read more »
The mother and I have a verbal time sharing agreement nothing through the courts. We were never married. The mother was recently arrested for domestic abuse against myself. The baby is in my custody. The mother has a no contact order with me. Can I get custody of the child?
You need to go to court on a paternity case to solidify your legal rights as the father. You have custody by default at this point but that could change unless you go to court on your own behalf. Speak with a local family lawyer for more specific advice.
Yes. Legal and physical custody (timesharing) comes with the partner legal obligation of child support. When parental rights are terminated there may no longer be a financial support obligation. This is an area where you should definitely speak with a local family lawyer for more specific advice.
If the parent who has the child in their custody realizes that they can no longer financially support her can I sign power of attorney over to the man who has been in her life the last 10 years and she knows as step dad or will she have to go to her biological father even though she does not want... Read more »
In Florida it is called timesharing (not custody) because it is the law that both parents should share time with a child. Assuming that you are not married you need to file a Petition for Paternity. The court will then order a timesharing schedule (parenting plan) that is in the best interests of...Read more »
If you meet the residency requirements (lived in Florida for six months as your permanent home) then you can file for divorce in Florida. If the child is living in Florida then those issues will be addressed in Florida. If the child still lives in Haiti then Florida would not have jurisdiction to...Read more »
About 3 years ago I moved to GA and me and my childs father did a signed agreement that my daughter would go between fl n GA and then he changed his mind I came back to fl and went to court and the judge decided that she should stay with him ok. So now his sister told me and so did my child that he... Read more »
No, you can't "just go get her". He still has court-awarded primary custody. That he exercises that primary custody by leaving the child with his mother doesn't change that; it's like leaving a child with a baby-sitter while one is working.
If you have court ordered timesharing then you go to court for enforcement. If there is no court order then you need to go to court and ask for an order on timesharing. Speak with a local family lawyer for more specific advice.
My son was born in NC. His dad moved here for a yr. Didn’t like it, came to FL stayed for 5 months and I left. We came up with an agreement in regards to our son, got the document notarized so we didn’t have to go through the courts upon my departure but, he went behind my back files for... Read more »
Jurisdiction is where the child has lived for the past six months. If you have a written agreement with the other parent you can use it as evidence in any jurisdiction. Speak with a local family lawyer for more specific advice.
Parents never married. Father never petitioned the state for rights in either Ohio or Florida. No legal arrangement just verbal until March of 2022 when mother started a custody case. He is claiming since October of 2020 that son resides with father and has actively Maintained medicaid benefits for... Read more »
I’m 17. My boyfriend was in the delivery room and signed the birth certificate. No other paternity has been established and no court filings as of yet. Since we aren’t together at this time, I have been taking the baby to him while I go to work. Lately he has been refusing to give me my baby... Read more »
Legally, you as the mother have 100% custody rights to the child, unless and until the father goes to court to establish paternity. You also have the option of going to court to establish paternity. Speak with a local family lawyer for more specific advice.
if i were to file for disestablishment of paternity or closing of a child support case and can prove that the bio dad has had nothing to do with her the last about to be 10 years would they terminate his parental right?
was ordered to pay child support but just recently givibg information that the grandmother taking support out on me is in fact not there legal grandmother she originally gave there father up for odoption when he was 7 so no loger legally my childrens fathers mother can i do anything legally and... Read more »
I don't know what you mean by "taking child support out", but if you are the parent of the child or children, you have to pay child support which, will go to someone. If this woman takes care of the children, she is entitled to the child support, even if she isn't their "legal grandmother".
I was served with a summons to court who my oldest daughters dad filed. If I have paperwork that states I have already been named as the sole custodial parent to my daughter can she still be removed from me? If I also have no history of being committed into a mental health facility but the other... Read more »
You need to file an Answer (paper) with the court stating exactly what you have described above. The legal standard is what is in the best interests of the child. You need to spell out in your paper why it is in the child's best interest to stay with you. Generally it is better to focus on why...Read more »
Currently co habitating with the mother of my 3 children age 4 and twins- 2 y/o. Mother has demanded disolution of relationship of 6 years. Mother is unemployed and I've supported the family 100% for 6 years including her 16 y/o son. I wish to be custodial parent with 80+% overnights. No... Read more »
You need to file a Petition for Paternity. The court will establish a timesharing plan (custody) that is in the best interests of the children. Speak with a local family lawyer for more specific advice.
My Friend he is a minor. His dad kicked him out of the house and used to abuse him mentally. His dad has told him he would put a restraining/ no contact order on him and his brother so he couldnt be near either of them . The dad never gave up his custody so he is still under his wing. I thought... Read more »
I am specifically talking about recording audio with his cellphone when we meet IN PERSON every time we pick up and drop off our child. We live in Florida and my ex husband has openly admitted that he records the shared custody pick up and drop off conversations without my knowledge or consent and... Read more »
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