Visitation was arranged when she was a toddler. Her father has moved an hour away and her friends are here, sports, and school functions. Her father is behind on child support and has been found in contempt of court twice, currently if he doesn't pay a substantial fee by May 7th he will have a... Read more »
IT really depends on the Judge. Some Judges insist but most Judges understand that at 16 you cannot force a child to go on visitation. That being said, many people think that the law of the child being able to "chose" applies but it only applies to custody. You really need to speak with...Read more »
Dad supposedly had DNA test done and is not the real father. Mother is out of the picture. Dad has been basically trying to get DFCS to take him for years now. But for some reason Dad told the judge on Monday he would keep him for now. This child has some major childhood trauma and Dad keeps... Read more »
That sounds like a terrible situation for the child. It sounds like your case may be in juvenile Court. We would need more information to be able to assist you in moving forward. If the father won't surrender his rights, you may have grounds to ask the Court to terminate his parental rights....Read more »
They may be able to if the guardianship paperwork does not make provisions for you to spend time with the child. Oftentimes, the guardianship gives the guardian full control over the child. It’s likely that you will have to file with the court to amend the guardianship to grant you parenting...Read more »
Separated for at least 2 years and I have been living in another state. (TX) She lives in Georgia under a lease in my name only that I have been paying for alone which is about to end. Do I have to continue to provide residence if we’re getting a divorce?
My bestfriend left his child's mother 3 months ago, and she's threatening him saying that if he doesn't act right in this next month, her and their daughter won't be a part of his life. He has a stable job as a store manager, spends time with his daughter, isn't abusive or... Read more »
Wow. That sounds like a tough position for your friend. If he is taking an active role in his child’s life, it is likely that the court will consider giving him parenting time reflective of his involvement.
The short answer is only the Judge can change the terms of the parenting plan. However, if there are concerns with the children being in an unsafe situation, the Court may excuse the other party’s failure to follow the parenting plan. It’s difficult to say without knowing the complete...Read more »
While doing some research on an Aggravated Stalking and Harassing Communications against her I ran across court records that show she filed a Petition for name change and instead of listing me as their natural father she put down "ex parte" as a defendant. I tried to e-file Objections but... Read more »
There is a parenting plan in place that says the child cannot internationally travel without both parent's permission. The non-custodial parent recently gave up joint custody to move out of the country and wants the child to be able to travel to Europe. The custodial parent is aware of the... Read more »
Most cases are issued a standing order when the divorce is filed. Was that done when your divorce was filed? The standing order often prohibits the disposition of assets. You need to speak with an attorney to help get your property protected.
You should file a Motion with the Court, making sure to give your reasons for why you are requesting the hearing be in person rather than virtually, like lack of appropriate technology, connectivity issues etc.
He has had a previous DV arrest in the past. If i tell him i am leaving the home with my child before i file a divorce - what can i do to make sure he does not retaliate - if he is verbally abusive not physically. I have proof of his past arrest though his record was expunged. Also proof he made a... Read more »
Wow! There is quite a bit going on. You may be able to get a protective order if you believe he is a threat to you but the court usually looks for recent acts, in addition to past acts of violence. So it would depend on how far out the last instances of abuse were. The protective order would have...Read more »
It depends. If the husband has been the main source of financial support and the wife is dependent on the husband for support, he may very well be obligated to continue to support the wife. The Court will also look at if the husband has the ABILITY to continue supporting the wife.
What do you mean by amendment? Are you trying to appeal the attorneys fee portion? If so, usually you have to file a Notice of Appeal. The time depends on the type of case it is. If you’re asking for reconsideration or to set aside, we recommend 30 days.
Parents live in different counties. How far can mom move from dad’s residence without it being considered a hardship for the children? Where can the law be found by county that the children go to school in the district of the parent with primary custody
I'm sorry to hear that. It sounds like you'll be looking at issues concerning custody. Since it's not a long term marriage asset and debt division should not be difficult to deal with. Do your medications cause any issues with your parenting?
My husband has spent the last 2 years living separately from me at a rehab facility that is faith based. He lives and breathes this place, however some situations have occurred and the lack of structure, control and a system in general to confirm the sobriety of these individuals, their criminal... Read more »
I'm not sure what your actual question is. Is it will he be able to take the child to his facility outings? If so, it depends on if it is an appropriate environment for the child, and it sounds as if it is not.
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