He's not on the birth certificate. His family kicked me out while we were staying for a few days for his family to get to know the baby and wont give me my baby. He doesnt want the baby. His mother does and hes abusive i dont want my daughter there. Help!! And i dont know how california laws work.... Read more »
You may be able to file a paternity case, if you were not married to him, in the state you lived in if jurisdiction can be established there. However, California may have jurisdiction, but it sounds like you were in California for only a few days. You may need to file a request for order for child...Read more »
I am a 20 year old man who had a child with my girlfriend. We broke up before the child was born, but now she's a couple months old. My Ex is fighting for full custody where I am seeking partial custody. Her family is paying for her lawyer, but I am young, and cannot afford a lawyer on my own. How... Read more »
You may ask legal aid if they will help. The Bar Association may have affordable lawyers they can refer. Many family lawyers offer limited scope representation that you should consider and especially having a lawyer with you in court. Definitely consult with a family lawyer especially since many...Read more »
The general answer is that a case can be opened again even if a parent moves out of state. More facts are required to provide a thorough analysis. The same support amount may not be issued due to new facts, but consulting with a local family lawyer will be critical. You may need to visit the...Read more »
While my husband was going through his divorce 2 years ago his ex first filed child support only after taken the kid's from him for a year not allowing him to see or talk to them or know where they were living. In child support court he was ordered to pay 2,400$. Then while going through the... Read more »
It sounds like he allowed her to move with the children, and it is highly unlikely that kidnapping could be established. If he acquiesced in enforcing his custody rights, his position is weak. It certainly sounds like she tricked him, and it sounds like he will be paying more in child support even...Read more »
My ex has a new kid with her new spouse. She no longer works full time hours and claims she has to stay home to care for their kid, thus wants more child support from me. Should she be granted an increase in child support from me because she is not working to take care of her new kid?
In the area of child support, it's possible that child support could increase, but the circumstances of each case are unique. Quitting a job could mean that the court would impute income to the other parent, but that is not automatically done. Objecting to the request and being prepared for court...Read more »
You may need to explore filing for assistance from the district attorney's office. More facts are required to provide a thorough analysis. Although the case is open, nothing is mentioned about what type of orders are in effect, if any, other than the automatic temporary restraining orders. You may...Read more »
My sons father has left state and told me he'd be gone 2 weeks at the most. Well we are going on a month. My son and his father live in a different city then I do by 20miles. It's becoming a finical hardship to travel back and fourth everyday. I asked my son's father who has sole custody to send... Read more »
There may be a change of circumstances that allows you to file to modify child custody and visitation and child support. The details need to be explored prior to filing with a local family law attorney. More facts are required to provide a thorough analysis. However, you may be able to file to...Read more »
Children can express an interest in which parent they want to live with. Judges make the final decision. These situations with teenagers require a comprehensive analysis. In general, the older children get, they start obtaining more of a preference with the parent they want to be with if they don't...Read more »
So my wife originally filed for divorce back in April this year. I was given the divorce papers to contest and sign, but I didn't as we ended up getting back together. So she then requested to put the divorce on hold. Now we've split up and she's filed for divorce again 09/15/17, and it was granted... Read more »
If you decide to contest the divorce, you should determine whether you can file a motion to set aside the default, etc. Litigants generally need to file paperwork in order to be heard in the court, especially when the other party is moving for a default. Also, you may need the assistance of law...Read more »
It is likely that you are paying on the arrears when the orders were made. Interest at ten percent adds up very quickly. You should contact a local family law attorney to see if there is any relief that you have. More facts are required to provide a thorough analysis.
Hi my friend got charge with domestic violence last year and restraining order thia year he got charge again same person but physically hurt her broken nose and upper cheek we were wondering whats gonna happen to him and how many years he will do? And is he gonna be able to see his kids?
It sounds like there was a restraining order in effect when this incident occurred. He could go to prison for multiple years, but more facts are required to provide a thorough analysis. The court will need to look at his prior record, too. These injuries sound serious and it's likely he could...Read more »
Going back to court in 3 months to obtain more time with the baby seems like it is too soon, but anything is possible under the best interest of the child analysis standard. If he obtains more time, it is likely that support will be modified. He may try to go back in 3 months since he probably...Read more »
Lawyers will need to know more facts about the case before quoting fees. For example, simple and agreed upon divorces will cost a lot less than a contested divorce with hearings and trials. Determining community property interests and the amount of work is necessary to assess the situation better....Read more »
She has full physical and legal custody. She is now trying to get $1800/mo in child support which is what he was paying for both girls till the oldest turned 18. Since she has not resided in Texas for 6 months, would Texas have any jurisdiction or would she have to wait ?
It's unlikely that Texas has jurisdiction. Looking into the circumstances of the move with the 14 year old is important. However, it's not a good fact that the 14 year old is in Texas, especially if your husband didn't try to prevent the move sooner with the court. More facts are required to...Read more »
not sour grapes at all but i feel my attorney is not serving my best interest and they now want 2 to 3k to deal with a potential settlement offer, and i feel this is quite expensive and not sure it's typical? and i'd much rather find a more responsible attorney to finish my case. thank you!
Clients may fire attorneys. Clients can have their files transferred (or given back to the client) to a newly hired attorney. The cost depends on how many legal issues the new attorney would have to tackle. If the case is close to settlement, it shouldn't cost a lot, but an attorney may ask for a...Read more »
My daughter is 3 and I have been taking care of her all of her life. When my ex and I broke up, she only had scattered visits with our daughter for a year and a half. She has now gottten back on her feet so we constructed a 50/50 schedule to have my daughter that was only verbal and not set by... Read more »
If there are no court orders, law enforcement won't be helpful since they can assist with enforcing court orders. If you had a 50/50 agreement, the judge will not be happy with her conduct of keeping the child from you. More facts are required to provide a thorough analysis.
Usually people file stipulations with the court. Handwritten notes probably are not binding, and they may only be persuasive. Attorneys need to know the purpose of the note and what the issue is. We can assume it's about child custody, but there could be various legal issues in the area of custody....Read more »
It sounds like she could be trying to take a tactical advantage over you. The restraining order is of major concern. You'll should be getting served. If you don't get served and know about the court date, you may consider showing up and possibly ask for a continuance. No current orders is of...Read more »
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