Im 17 years old and will be 18 in august my legal guardian wants to press charges on my boyfriend for having incourse with me when i consented he 20 years old can they do that they just dont like him thats why they are doing it
I was layed off of work. After 8 weeks of job hunting my wife said I needed to leave because I was a looser. She took all our money out of our joint account and put it into a private account, took both cars and keys and had me served with a restraining order. I had no options, I'm sorry to... Read more »
You really need to have an immediate consultation with a qualified attorney specializing in family law. It looks like you need to file for divorce and contemporaneously file a motion for immediate relief, possession of your car, possibly a counsel fee advance, to address immediate parenting time...Read more »
He has a criminal past which he hid details from me for a long time(Sex assault of a minor) and also does hard drugs. She has no relationship with him. He hasn't been on child support since she was about 2yo. My husband of 6 yrs wants to adopt her also. My... Read more »
You should seek a consultation with an attorney who has experience with contested adoption cases. The biological father has parental rights, although he has not exercised them. He will either have to waive his rights in the proceeding, or it was move forward as a contested proceeding. If contested,...Read more »
You will need to file a cross-application requesting parenting time. In your papers, you should try to address how to overcome the obstacles that your absence from the children's lives for three years will certainly bring to your ability to reconnect and effectively parent them. You should...Read more »
My husband gets home from rehab in a few weeks. I do not feel comfortable with him being alone with our two young children due to his history of drug abuse. This is my husbands third time in rehab. I have evidence as far as recordings of him admitting that he snorted drugs in the basement while... Read more »
I strongly recommend that you schedule a consultation with a qualified attorney whose main practice is in the area of family law. You are right that your husband can make an argument that he is now clean to try to counter your concerns. What the Court will do with competing stories will be largely...Read more »
You are at least entitled to know, from him, where your child is when he is exercising parenting time. I believe that the first step in making sense out of the situation is trying to talk to him about the situation. If you cannot agree on a way that he will voluntarily keep you apprised of where...Read more »
My husband will be back from rehab in a few weeks. Based on his reoccurring history with drugs and alcohol I'm not comfortable with him being alone with our children (1 year old and 3 year old). He has gone for treatment and is clean as far as I know but with his track record and the times... Read more »
Supervised parenting time is something that is sometimes requested and sometimes granted in family Court. His recent history of drug use and the young ages of the children are factors that would increase your chances of success with this type of an application. I can't tell from your question...Read more »
There is no formula for spousal support. The statute asks family court judges to consider several factors, such as: the length of the marriage, the need of the dependent spouse, etc., to determine an amount of spousal support that is fit, reasonable, and just.
You can represent yourself in family court for a custody matter. I'm not sure what you mean, "represent myself for joint custody." In any case, go to the family courthouse in your county. They will provide you with the documents that you will need to fill out to address the issue and...Read more »
My husband abandoned me and my daughter in 2010. He transferred and dissipated over 2 million dollars and defrauded our divorce. Our divorce was final in 2012, I was extrememly misrepresented, there was no testimony. I have sole custody, he is abusive. My ex refused to pay support and fled the... Read more »
I don't believe there is a bright line statute of limitations on filing a 4:50-1 application, as it would be based on the totality of the circumstances to achieve equity and justice. That said, your case is obviously extremely complex. I recommend that you bring all of your issues to a...Read more »
Contact the bar association in the county in which you live, and ask if there are any low-cost or pro bono attorneys that will consider taking a case like yours. Another resource can be state law schools, who sometimes have law clinics to assist.
It depends. Child support for children in college is supposed to be based on the child's reasonable needs. You also need to consider the interplay between college costs for the child and child support. Certain expenses overlap - for instance you generally pay room & board to a college and...Read more »
You need to file an application for a court order in the family part of the Superior Court. In it, you need to request the implementation of a custody schedule and a child support obligation. These issues and legal procedure can become complicated. You may want to schedule a consultation with a...Read more »
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