You should not withhold visitation for the reason you state unless you have a doctor telling you the child is too sick to travel. Be sure you have proof of the doctor's order. If you believe the other parent is not capable of handling the child when sick you need to address that at court....Read more »
All the things you state may be awarded in a divorce. Many factors go into the final decision of property, alimony, and support awards. You do not state whether the children and your wife live in Connecticut at this time. It is likely Connecticut will not have jurisdiction over your divorce if...Read more »
It depends the facts surrounding why you are signing over your parental rights and who you are signing them over to. These and many more facts are needed to properly answer your question. If you are simply seeking to avoid financial responsibility the court will also want to be certain the...Read more »
Terminating parental rights is not simple and should not be undertaken without an experienced family law attorney. You will need to provide proper notice to the biological father of your intent to terminate his rights. Once he is aware of the possibility of losing his rights he may step forward...Read more »
Your answer depends on your divorce agreement. If your divorce did not address this question than the court will look at the best interests of the child. The impact on visitation will also be a factor. No finite answer can be given here from the information provided.
We had 2 kids together years before we got married so I kept in touch and always sent her money to support the children. She and I have never lived together and haven't's spoken for 3 years. I recently found out she is in CT as well and I had her served by a marshal. My children are 24... Read more »
Your question requires more information than is provided to answer it. A final answer is not possible here as it is likely she will introduce facts at court that you would not know until you complete proper discovery. If you fear alimony being awarded you should consult with and retain an...Read more »
My brother, who had primary custody of my niece passed away 2 weeks ago. My nieces mother has been with her apx 3 days Over the past 3+ years. She was born and addict, her mother has spent time in jail related to drug selling and possession. The mother lives in a house with her parents,... Read more »
Your question lies in Massachusetts law and not Connecticut as the child lives in Massachusetts. Living outside the child's home state should not matter if you apply for and are deemed fit for the child by the Massachusetts authority. Check with a Massachusetts attorney to determine the best...Read more »
I am married. Me and my husband separated for about 2 years and I had a very toxic relationship during that time with someone else. As toxic as it was, of course it ended horribly and we practically hate eachother. We stopped speaking only about 2 months ago and I decided to work on my marriage. I... Read more »
You should discuss this in person with an experienced attorney. Your question includes two distinct issues. As for the paternity issue, this other man can attempt to bring a paternity claim. To get a court order he would have to prove facts leading the court to question fatherhood and support...Read more »
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