Taking it under advisement, would it be acceptable for the plaintiffs lawyer to ask the judge if he wanted her to send him case texts to help make a decision? The defendant was self-represented only because the opposing side declined when lawyer requested to reschedule so he could familiarize... View More
My Mother files her as a dependent but does not legally have power of attorney over her. I am home most of the time with her and help take care of her with cooking and changing while my mom and dad work.
Our papers state we alternate first choice of dates for 2 non-consecutive weeks yearly, dates given by April 15 each year. The papers do not state a deadline for the other parent. My problem is I work, need to arrange daycare, can’t put my son in camps and so forth without knowing as the... View More
I agree with my colleague. I know this is frustrating, but there is no standard. It call comes down to the parenting plan and what was agreed upon. If you read that over and can’t find the answer then you may want to consult with an attorney who can help you with it, either by finding the info or...View More
We would need to see this to really understand what is going on. Nothing should have been done behind your back. Were you working with an attorney for your case? It shouldn’t have been approved without you reading it over and agreeing to it.
He didn’t want to sign because the baby was getting my last name and not his, he’s been so inconsistent and now our baby is almost 9 months old and he’s randomly trying to come around more and even mentioning having unsupervised visits with him. The baby is in my care 24/7 and I don’t feel... View More
If the baby is biologically his then it is his child as well and he has every right to legitimize and seek some custody/visitation rights. You have every right to seek child support from him. The courts generally focus on what is best for the child, which is to have both parents in the child’s...View More
(2) In addition to the schedule set forth above, each party shall have an additional seven day period with the child. The party who’s notice controls shall notify the other party of their designated seven day period not later than April 1 of each year. Mother’s notice to Father shall control... View More
We have shared custody, but she lives with me full-time and only sees her mother every other weekend. Mother is bi-polar and very controlling. Daughter loves my mother and wants to spend more time with her.
You will need to refer to your custody order to see what it says regarding restrictions. The summer is a long time. Even if she can, the mother being able to see her every other weekend would still need to be honored so you are not in contempt.
Child support typically ends at 18 or when they are finished with high school. She’s no longer a child, so unless there is some reason in your order that you have to keep paying it then you should be able to no longer do so. You may want to consult with an attorney who can review the facts of...View More
Yes, she can seek child support. There will be a DNA test done to prove the person is the father. If he is found to be the biological father then he will likely be ordered to pay child support. She should consult with an attorney who can help with the process.
It does sound like you have a lot going on. You should consult with an attorney who can review the case in detail and provide you with guidance. If you can’t afford an attorney try contacting Legal Aid to see if you qualify for assistance.
I called dfcs for assistance and explained how I had nothing and nobody to help me after losing my car and having to quit my job no daycare choices for my hours. Mentally I became worse the more they tries to "help" to where I responded I rather die before you continue embarrassing me.... View More
I'm a single mother with 3 children. Their father has been incarcerated since 2015. He is serving a sentence of life without parole. I have not been able to find any information about programs that might provide any kind of financial support.
Depending on your income, you may be able to qualify for some federally funded assistance programs. You can find information about them here. Some allow you to apply online. If you are approved you can get financial help in the form of cash, help purchasing food, health insurance, and more....View More
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