We agreed on the hyphenated last name so the mother was happy, but overall we wanted him to have his dads last name(O’Neill). Was it wrong how we hyphenated it. Is the first last name what places,business, etc go by? Thank you.
Unless your Order gave you permission to relocate with the children, it is best not to do so without either the other party's consent or Judge approval as you will likely be Ordered to return the children, may have to pay for the other side's attorney fees and/or may cause the judge to...Read more »
I had a hearing scheduled for my case get postponed until another hearing scheduled for 21 days later occurred. However, the judge and opposing party both were in court on the date for MY case but were discussing the other case. I almost didn't show up, even called the clerk of the court to... Read more »
Hearing dates are fluid and are constantly subject to being changed for many different reasons some of which can be due to the court's calendar or counsel's conflict. If a court hearing is changed, you should have received a notice giving you the new hearing date. Although I understand...Read more »
My ex husband and I share 50/50 custody of our sons. We agreed to pull our 5 year old out of kindergarten due to us believing he is not ready for school yet. We had agreed not to force him to go to dads when he is refusing to go and now he is also forcing him to go after telling him he wouldn’t.... Read more »
this answer depends on your decree. if you both share joint legal custody, it is customary for both parents to be involved in this type of school decision - unless your decree states differently. Further, giving a five year old the right to decide on custody/timeshare is not something a judge...Read more »
anything. The divorce status says case is closed. She is now saying she is going to sue me/change divorce because I recently sold my house & she wants money from that . Is she able to sue me or do that ? (Also I bought the house 4 years before we got married)
My kids father no longer has legal or physical custody. He has chosen to not sew or talk to them in a year. But now he's starting to text me in the middle of the night drunk or on drugs or both. How do I get him to stop. Also says hes working but I have not been able to get the DA office to... Read more »
your message does to specify whether the custody arrangement is a court order or based on the fact that Dad has chosen not to speak to the child for a year. If there is no legal custody order in place, I suggest you file a Complaint with the court and address the child support in the same matter....Read more »
I live in Florida, and last time we spoke he stated he was leaving his children a will or something, his current wife, who married him, while was still living with my mother, seems to have recently sold the house they were living in.
How can I find out if he had a will, and left us his... Read more »
Although it may seem unfair, if he can prove paternity and wishes to be in the child's life, even after 9 years of no relationship with the child, it is likely that the judge may give him some type of custody/visitation rights.
It all depends on the particular situation and thus you...Read more »
Normally speaking, a parent in a custody/divorce case with children does have the right to know where and with whom their children are spending time with. I say normally, because at times this gets a bit tricky with the parents becoming unreasonable in this request. Parents, during their assigned...Read more »
My ex and I got into a fight when my ex was mad at me that I decided to come home to use the bathroom before a new job. She thought I was going to be late. When I went to leave, she followed me to my car. She damaged my property. She hit my car window with her hand she kicked my car. She grabbed my... Read more »
I am so sorry you are going through this. These situations are never easy. Unfortunately, our firm practices family law and it seems like you may need to find an attorney who can assist you with a domestic abuse case.
My wife filed a TPO because I informed her that I would use meth off and on for the past two years. She’s claiming that my behavior was a threat to her and our kids safety and that constitutes domestic violence acts against her and our two daughters. Is she right? I know I did wrong, but I told... Read more »
Normally when a case in family law is appealed, it goes to the Court of Appeals and has a new judge assigned. It is important to know that appeals are very lengthy, costly and complicated and not every case can be appealed.
As long as there is no court involvement, you are legally free to move with your child out of state. Both parents have the same rights to their children absent any court orders and thus the other parent may oppose this move and may file a motion with the court that may prevent your move.
Your situation sounds like it may benefit from speaking to a probate attorney. unfortunately our firm doesn't handle these types of matters but I am certain you can get assistance from a probate attorney. wishing you the best.
I've been in custody fight for 2 years. Court recently awarded father custody. My children don't want to live with their father, but judge won't speak with them (Girls- Ages 10, 12, 13) When I took them to meeting place, they would not go with thier father and police came. Police did... Read more »
Although I understand and sympathize with your situation, generally speaking children younger than 15 or 16 years of age do not usually get to make decision as to custody preference. However, you might be able to have the children interviewed to see if the children's hesitation to go with the...Read more »
I raised my nephew 2-6 yrs old hrs 8 now his dad never was around my sister really dnt care about his future she doesn’t even let him comb his hair with gel she moved to Vegas in March I haven’t spoke to him my sister doesn’t let him contact me out of spite n jealousy well I heard she was... Read more »
it is a very commendable thing you have done in caring for your nephew. unfortunately if there is no court order giving you rights to custody or guardianship of your nephew, you don't really have legal rights.
if you are concerned about the safety of your nephew, you can always ask...Read more »
My husband, my daughter and I were living with my mom. My adult son also lives there. My mom kicked me and my husband out but my daughter stayed because we have no place and are now homeless. My mother is not taking my kid to school or making her do her work. We told my mom when she kicked us out... Read more »
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