My daughter was born in 2015 in PA (with both myself and her biological father on the birth certificate), we spent 2 years here and moved to IL for about a year to stay with her paternal grandparents. December of 2018 I separated from her Biological father (we were not married) and I moved my... Read more »
It depends. If you want to file right away, you probably should consult an attorney in Pennsylvania, because it would be the child's "home state" for interstate jurisdictional purposes. Generally, a "home state" is the state where the child lived for six months prior to the filing of the custody...Read more »
Vacation time is like every other provision of a custody order. It can be modified by the court if it is in the best interests of the child. In determining a vacation period, courts will look at factors such as the age of the children, whether they are in school, and the nature of the proposed...Read more »
My agreement specifically stipulates that my ex-wife pays for private school tuition if BOTH of us agree to send our children there. My 13yo daughter now wants to attend the public school in the district in which I live. We have a 50/50 custody arrangement.
I’m guessing from your question that you might not be a citizen yet. Immigrants have the same rights to protection from abuse orders as anyone else, but you should talk to an attorney who knows about domestic violence, immigration and family law. In Lancaster, there is a program called the...Read more »
Father has stated that he is refusing to allow me to video, audio, or photograph ANY member of HIS family, including OUR own children. Exact words from an email- "To reiterate, I do not agree to you or David taking pictures, or video, or audio recording me, my family, or my wife. Recording/taking... Read more »
People take pictures of family members all the time. When they are your kids and you are just taking their picture for a memory of an event or otherwise, unless you have a custody order to the contrary, there should be no issue. If you are posting pictures of your kids on social media, it should...Read more »
This sounds like a situation where there is a legal answer and a practical answer. By the time you filed any kind of petition and got before a court, it is likely that your 17 year old will become an 18 year old and not subject to custody. And even if you went to court, a court will listen to the...Read more »
If you are afraid your husband may hurt you, you should contact your local domestic violence program immediately. Find out your options and make a plan for your own safety. You may be eligible for a Protection from Abuse order or be able to take other action to protect yourself.
I am treated badly at my fathers house, especially by his wife. They don't trust me to do anything. I can't even get a drivers license or a job. At my mothers house, she and her husband treat me with utmost respect and trust me. They both treat me like a young adult, not a child. They are more... Read more »
You will learn in life that "running away" from your problems is almost never the best solution. If there is a court order regarding custody, you are asking your mother to violate that order if you make and act on this decision on your own. That does not mean that you might not be able to live...Read more »
Along with pictures of my injuries and text messages back-and-forth. At the same time, I am also in a very nasty custody battle with my ex-husband. I learned today that his attorney somehow got a hold of every single police report, statement, text message, picture, interviews with my family,... Read more »
You are in a difficult spot. As long as you are doing what you can to move forward with your life, do not panic. Get support from agencies such as crime victims and get an attorney who understands domestic violence to represent you in custody. Custody courts are concerned that the kids are safe....Read more »
Trust your attorney. Conferences sometimes do not include the parties. Usually this is to establish the issues, schedule witnesses, or identify additional information that might be needed. You will be in the conference through your attorney so make sure s/he has all the information they need...Read more »
The divorce was 3301 c. She has been awarded spousal support. I wasn’t sure if that ended when the divorce is final and there were no additional claims and we both waive the intent to bring any claims.
Unless there has been an agreement to alimony in the property settlement agreement, spousal support generally will stop when the divorce is granted. Alimony, equitable distribution and awards of counsel fees are generally considered ancillary relief that must be part of the divorce. If there is...Read more »
Don’t make the mistake of trying to get something filed just to get it started. There are timelines that affect jurisdiction in family law matters and you want to understand the consequences of the decisions you make. Consultation with an attorney in your area can help you weigh the costs and...Read more »
Separation is a very difficult time, particularly if abuse is involved. Check with the lawyer who is representing you in the divorce or the local domestic violence agency to make sure you are safe. If you feel you need a Protection from Abuse order, the DV agency and/or the court may help you...Read more »
This is a concerning situation. If I understand the question, your daughter was not with her father but with her grandfather. If you and the father cannot agree to something that keeps your child in a safe environment, then you could consider seeking modification of the existing order....Read more »
My fiancé’s ex wife constantly denies him visitation with his daughter. She claims that he neglected her when she was 3 months old, but she never pursued a child neglect or abuse case. Can she threaten him to sign over his rights?
People threaten each other often in custody matters. It does not necessarily mean a court will agree with them. But your fiancé should consult an attorney, find out his options and make his own decision. You should not be doing it for him.
He will be 18 in 3 months. He is completely disobedient, defiant, manipulative, you name it. My parents are on the verge of a mental breakdown. He is bipolar and refuses to take his medication. He is constantly lieing about where he is and what he is doing. I personally fear for my parents lives.... Read more »
This is a decision your parents need to make. But if your brother has a mental illness and is dangerous to himself or to others, he might be involuntarily committed for treatment. I don’t know what county you’re in, but you can get information about mental health treatment options from the...Read more »
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