My ex-husband and I divorced, and we have joint custody. I signed paperwork to have my son move with him to Utah two years ago for a better life I kept custody of my daughter, who lives with me. Now my ex-husband is trying to move my son to another state (texas ) I don’t agree with this. Since... View More
If the order of custody is a NY order, you can bring a petition in family court to stop the move. The best way is by Order to Show Cause so the court can stop the move until the case is heard. See an attorney to help with this if you can.
Your problem is this: You got married on forged and fraudulent documents. If that comes out, the marriage probably isn't legal, but that would be a question for Maryland law. On top of that, since the green card was issued as a spouse, that is also a fraud and will probably be invalidated....View More
I am 19 and going to college this year as a freshman. I am still under the care of my mom and I will not be dorming. I know I am entitled to child support until 21 unless I am self-supporting myself. Is getting a job while in college and living with my mother enough to cancel my child support?
You don't say if the child support is due to an Stipulation between your parents or a court order. Usually, working part time or even full time during periods that you are out of school will not affect the child support. However, if you are working full time while going to school and are...View More
Being listed on the birth certificate isn't enough. You need to have an acknowledgement of paternity to be the "legal" father or a court order. If there is an acknowledgment all you need to do is file a petition for visitation in Family Court. If there is no acknowledgement, you...View More
The child is now six and father has not seen her in a year. Why does the court not recognize this deadbeat who is sleeping on his mother's floor in her one-room apartment? He was arrested for breaking someone's nose the night before he was to appear in court. What proof is needed to... View More
Unfortunatley, the law says it is in the child's best interests to have visitation with the non-custodial parent. However, what type of visitation and how often is left to the judge after a hearing. You should meet with an attorney to go over all of the facts of the matter. If you cannot...View More
I've been supporting my child and paying far more than my support obligation. But I haven't been paying it through the state as required in the order because my ex-wife won't pay for anything. So I pay for school, camps, sports, all of that. Now I have an arrearage and my ex wants me... View More
Unfortunately, the answer is yes you can be put in jail. You failed to follow the order and thus you disobeyed the court. There is law that says since you didn't pay per the order, anything you did pay was a gift. I strongly urge you to get an attorney to represent you on this matter.
The real question is do you have a custody order? If you do, then the father has visitation rights, in which case, you would need to get his written notarized agreement to allow you to move or a court order allowing the move. If there is no order, if the father has been visiting, then again, you...View More
(This is for NY) First of all, you should know he cannot sign over his "rights". The only way for his rights to be terminated is a Neglect petition being filed by DSS or he consents to an adoption. Until his rights are terminated, he has to pay child support. The only way to stop...View More
Its unfortunate what is happening. In regard to the IRA, you will have to file a motion for contempt for his failure to follow through. In regard to visitation, if you have a schedule set out in an order and your ex refuses to follow the order then you will have to file for contempt for that as...View 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...View More
It isn't easy unfortunately. To be able to start the action you have see what information you can get from the other person's friends and family as tp their whereabouts. You would have to do a social media search. Once that is done and you still don't have any information, a...View More
My daughters father is not listed on her birth certificate and has not been involved in her 6 years of life. He wants to sign his rights away as her father. Do I have to establish paternity with the court first for him to do that?
I was held hostage by my abusive ex , I managed to escape and I never went back . I did not call the police because I was still in denial about being abused at that time but I have photos of texts of him apologizing etc for it . Can I use this as proof for sole custody ? He abandoned his child (no... View More
The short answer is yes they can be used as evidence. However, just beware that you have to meet evidentiary foundations to get the texts & photos into evidence. Speak to a lawyer about this. If you have the means, you should retain an attorney for the process, if you can't afford an...View More
My ex is arrested for attempted murder . He also abused me and his mom was aware that I could not escape the situation easily . She has never met our baby , called or texted me. 3 years later she is trying to serve me with papers for custody / Visitation. Can I just ignore this request ? It is not... View More
It is extremely unlikely that she would get custody (or that she is really asking for it). The most likely request is for visitation. in regard to visitation, she would have to show that she attempted to have a relationship and it was denied and that it is in the child's best interest to...View More
My ex boyfriend and his fiancee bought a home in CT about six months after we agreed on joint custody. It seems he has plans for the kids to live there with him but will not admit it. He lived in a 2bd room house in the bronx (owned by his mother who lives elsewhere) and moved some of his and the... View More
If he is taking them to school every day from CT then yes they have moved. If it is only on Monday after a weekend in CT then it probably isn't a move. It depends on where the children reside during the week. On the facts presented it is difficult to give an accurate answer. Speak to the...View More
There are a lot of unanswered questions in regard to your post. First are you the father by marriage or court order or by signing an acknowledgement of paternity? It none apply, then under the law you are not the father. If you are the father under the law, then the next question is how was...View More
My wife has said she has filed for divorce. I’m on social security disability, my wife makes 4x what I make a month, am I entitled to alimony. Also, our 19 year old son lives with me, am I entitled to child support.
Based upon what you have written, you would be entitled to maintenance. How much and how long would be up to the court unless you settle the issue. As to child support, you would also get that as long as you son lives with you until he turns 21 as long as he is in school.
If you are divorced, you need to consult your Stipulation and/or the Judgment of Divorce. Is there a prohibition on either or you leaving the country with the children. If there isn't' then each of you can take the children out of the country for vacation (not for relocation). Next you...View More
I received a notice of entry by mail from the petitioner's attorney with the incorrect reference to the case at hand. the attorney refered to the case in the notice of entry letter as an "order of protection" instead of a "temporary order of visitation". what do I do about... View More
You don't have to do anything. Notice of Entry is important only for appeals. Since the order is only a temporary order - one that can change later on, nothing has to be done, the order is clearly a visitation order not an order of protection.
You didn't make it clear if there is a custody order. If there is such an order, the order controls until it is changed by the court. If you have custody and you voluntarily allowed your daughter to live with the father for a period of time and then picked up your daughter, you cannot be...View More
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