Son in a nasty divorce in WA state. Soon to be ex-wife has moved to MT with kids. We live in ND. She will not let us call or talk to our grandchildren and won't allow them to call us. Is there anything we can do?
The answer depends on whether there is a court order in place and whether or not 50 miles away puts her outside of the state of North Dakota. You will want to speak with an attorney further about this to get you pointed in the right direction.
My husband is paying child support for 2 children. His income has gone up since then. He got a higher paying job so we could make ends meet. But we now we have 2 boys of our own. I'm afraid if it's reviewed the amount he pays will go up. On the "child support calculator" on the... View More
The short answer to your question is "yes, the biological children your husband does not share with the obligee are taken into consideration." That being said, it is not a dollar for dollar "match." In other words, your husband's child support obligation may still go up...View More
There is never a guarantee that you can obtain custody over a child that is not yours. That said, you have several options to pursue and should contact an attorney to discuss whether custody is the best route for you to take. Some routes are more difficult and expensive than others and your lawyer...View More
Like most legal answers, it really depends. What state are they living in? Is there an Order/Judgment in place? In North Dakota, if there isn't anything in place, he has as much of a right to the child as the mother does. That being said, he should not keep the child from her. There are...View More
The answer is "it depends." Is there a Judgment? What does the Judgment say? If there is no Court Order/Judgment, then the father should have as much of a right to the child as the mother does. You should contact an attorney as this situation is very fact dependent.
In 2012 judge granted me to relocate to TN from FL w/daughter. In 2014 we moved to ND, her dad was fine with. Our son that stayed w/dad has flown up here many times. Daughter has never been asked by dad to visit and he never calls her. I’m now seeking support so dad has filed contemp for not... View More
It never hurts to consult an attorney. The laws on moves out-of-state vary between states and so it is important to know where he brought his motion. You should probably call an attorney in the state he brought the motion to see what your options are.
According to the plain language of the statute in ND you could leave without his consent or a court order. As a practical matter; however, it is a good idea to get his permission or a court order regardless. This is because, if you leave without his permission he may bring an action for...View More
The answer is, "it depends." If you truly have a legal separation with a "judgment" or "order" for legal separation that was filed by the court you are to follow the Court's directive. In other words, you have to follow what a Judgment says.
The answer is largely dependent on what has happened in the last eight years. Also, if he has lived in Washington for that long, it is likely that state has jurisdiction according to the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act. That means any legal action would likely need to be...View More
The short answer is that it probably won't affect your custody case, but a lot of other variables can come in to play. If it is truly 10 years or older, you may even be able to keep the judge from hearing about it under the North Dakota Rules of Evidence. You should still seek out an attorney...View More
In North Dakota you need the other party's consent or a Court order to move, if there is a custody/visitation Judgment giving him time with the child. This being said, I would proceed with caution and consult an attorney before doing so. There are some potential risks to taking off prior to...View More
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