In August, I fled an abusive relationship, from NC, with the father of my children. I returned to my hometown. Having no other options at the time, my children and I ended up in a tent for around two weeks. The children slept on mattresses inside the tent, fully clothed, and covered with blankets.... View More
You should hire an attorney. You are not required to submit to DHR requested drug screens. However, if you refuse, DHR will often use that to justify removing the children. If so, you will have a 72-hour hearing and you should request an attorney be appointed to represent you at the 72-hour...View More
You might. If you have a warrant in Millbrook, you should probably arrange to turn yourself in so that you do not have to worry about being arrested in court or on a traffic stop, etc. I would arrange for someone to post your bond, and go ahead and turn yourself in. Millbrook will eventually catch...View More
This child lives in my home and his mother as well. His mother lets him get away with literally EVERYTHING and won't do anything about his behavior. He has broken things in my home, disrespectful, smoking cigarettes, walks the roads whenever he pleases, cusses all the time and back talks... View More
It is possible that you could file a CHINS (child in need of supervision) petition in the juvenile court for your county. However, before you seek that remedy, perhaps you should talk to the mother and explain your frustration with the child's behavior while the two are residing with you....View More
The state is Alabama. The Plaintiff is pro se, still waiting on an answer from the Defendant and has just moved to a new house (same county & state). Im just wondering if i should maybe write a simple letter of notice and file it with the case, or what. I scoured the local rules and everything... View More
I assume that you are the pro se plaintiff. If so, you need to notify the Clerk of Court of your new address. You can do so my sending a note to the Clerk requesting that your address be updated. It would be wise to notify the defendant of the change. If the defendant has already been served with...View More
Child support belongs to the child, and child support forms are required by law. There are certain circumstances where the parents can justify to the court that child support should not be ordered (for example, joint physical custody with equal parenting time; both of you make the same amount and...View More
The 18 year old will not abide by the rules of the home, becomes confrontational and even aggressive at times (yes reports have been filed) when told or asked to do things or will just simply not do them. They will not abide by any punishment they are given unless as the say, they are going to... View More
You can file a CHINS (child in need of supervision) petition with the juvenile court in your county, and ask the court to intervene. Otherwise, the legal age of majority in Alabama is 19, and you are obligated as parents to support the child until he or she attains age 19. Perhaps you can explore...View More
I have gave my cousin my twin daughter because of her son got shot by an officer that same year and she never had a daughter. And I had to get myself together and stable. And she asked about an adoption but I wasn't fully educated on it until now. I thought my me giving her to family I would... View More
You would receive notice of an adoption if your parental rights have not been terminated. If you receive notice of an adoption, you can file an answer objecting or not consenting to adoption. If there is not an adoption pending, and she was given legal custody by a court, then you can file a...View More
If you are paying child support for your adopted children, that will be a factor. However, if you are not paying child support for any other children or alimony to a former spouse, then it would not be considered. I am not sure if you are asking whether the number of people in your family is...View More
I’m married and my husband IS the father but he left after I got pregnant and has done nothing to provide for my unborn child. I would like to still give my baby his last name but I don’t want my husband on the birth certificate since he’s put in no effort to help me during my pregnancy.... View More
If you are married, your husband is the child's presumed father in Alabama. Parents can ordinarily name their children whatever they would like; however, the law presumes that he is the father of the child because the two of you are married.
In the absence of an initial custody decision or child support determination, both parents have equal rights to the child. Alabama law favors joint custody and there are certain laws that permit parents to have access to information (like doctors, schools, law enforcement) regardless of a custody...View More
Hi, there are specific statutes of limitations that apply to negligence claims. Most claims must be filed within two years of the injury. If your injury is more than two years old, you may not be able to file a lawsuit. Whether you can pursue damages for the negligence will depend upon the date of...View More
No, you will likely not receive anything in the mail. If you are paying pursuant to a withholding order, you need to file something (even a handwritten note) with the court asking to terminate the withholding order because the child has attained age 19. You can also ask the court to terminate the...View More
You should visit the Clerk's Office at the courthouse in your county and complete an Affidavit of Substantial Hardship requesting that an attorney be appointed to represent you. If you qualify based on income, the juvenile judge will appoint an attorney to represent you. You could also contact...View More
There are some sample forms available on the Alabama Administrative Office of Courts website, as well as appendices to the Rules of Court that have sample forms. It is quite possible that one was used for whatever document you are referring to.
If I can collect on some of the delinquent monies owed. If so what do I need to file? Also I dont feel DHR is really on my side. NCP is lying about his income I have shown them where he has spent 70 thousand dollars in 2 years buying property but only claims 18 thousand a year.
The noncustodial parent could be held in contempt for nonpayment of support.
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