Short answer is yes. Long answer is yes and Next Friend doesn't really mean that much in a custody proceeding. The Court will appoint a GAL if there is need for your children's interest to be represented in Court with the correct motion. Ultimately you need an attorney to help you with...Read more »
My ex-wife and I have been divorced for over 10 years now and this has never been an issue until now. In the divorce degree it states she gets to use her address as the children main residence. Until recently she has lived 20 mins from me now she moved over an hour and 20 mins away and crossed in... Read more »
You need to consult with a family law attorney and have them review your parenting plan there maybe quite a lot that can be done. Do not wait as time may make it difficult or impossible to do anything.
can it keep them from being placed with their biological father who is a deadbeat and will not take care of them and only wants them for my sister's social security? We have not yet found a will but still have some things to go through.
To get custody of the children you will need to file for a guardianship over the minors. If the father wants the children it would have to be a contested guardianship case. Either way you will need to hire an attorney.
Lawyers can only take contingency fee cases in certain types of cases such as personal injury cases. There are cases were contingency fees are simply not allowed such as family law or criminal defense.
If you wish to know what fee arrangement an attorney will take you will have to...Read more »
I have had guardianship for 2 years. The mother had substance abuse and has now been sober for about 10 months. She lives in Illinois and has changed addresses 4 times in the past year. She is always living with a new boyfriend. She does have a job but I do not see her living situation as... Read more »
the boys are 11 and 7. excellent students and happy at both of our houses. When I told my oldest . he was so upset and thought he did something to cause this, when his mother just randomly pulls this out of her hat and I know its to hurt me because i have been their coach for 5 years. Our team is... Read more »
To answer your question an attorney will have to review the parenting plan in your case. Every parenting plan can be different so there is no way we can tell without reviewing the documents in question.
How long he actually serves is up to the Missouri Parole Board. It depends on what exactly he was convicted of as some sentences have mandatory minimums, as well as any prior remands to prison, and his behavior in prison. Ultimately we can't give you a good answer as it depends on details we...Read more »
My younger sister is blind and autistic. She lives with our mother right now, but our mother's health is failing. What can we do for me to get guardianship of my sister? Is it a long and expensive process? I live in Nebraska, and my mother and sister live in Mansfield Mo.
How long and expensive it is depends on the case. A contested guardianship case certainly takes more time and money than an uncontested case. Ultimately you will need to consult with attorneys who do guardianships where your sister resides.
Yes. They can release you from jail and serve a new warrant or even one they forgot to serve previously. In fact people are often released from jail after 24 hours pending application for a warrant. Your husband needs a criminal defense attorney.
The mom will not let kids come. She got restraining order on his new gf. Judge thru out bc no grounds to have it. She keeps damaging his car and harassing and last night her and her mom went to my son basketball championship game and acted so crazy the police came. The kids are 2 & 1 and... Read more »
You will need to call law firms and hire an family lawyer. A great deal more information will need to be provided before any attorney can help but it does need to be done in private with that attorney.
My childs father and i have been separated since 2013 he paid child support for a year or so then left the state and has not helped or seen her in the past 6 months. I august she called him for her birthday. hasn't heard from him since.
The best way to modify custody would be to hire an attorney to help. Family law cases are not generally self help projects. I should note that while the court may be willing to give you sole legal and sole physical custody it will not absent serious abuse or neglect give terminate his parental...Read more »
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