Child support In SC states beyond suspending the NCP license that’s all their doing in COVID 19. The director of child support in ga states she will not put a lien on his accounts, they only look at them. The arrears is almost 10,000. The NCP is an Over the Road truck driver. Also this is a... Read more »
I went to jail in 2018 on a violation of probation warrant. For non report. My wife dropped my kids off at my brothers and took off. She returned I think 2 times to visit until my brother realized she was abusing drugs and the court appointed him and his wife guardianship. I was released March of... Read more »
I have filed for divorce in South Carolina. My spouse filed for divorce in Georgia in Gwinnett County. It is rumored that his lawyer and my lawyer are negotiating settlements. Now in the 11th hour, my lawyer in South Carolina is telling me he cannot tell me the terms of the settlement because he is... Read more »
During our marriage, my wife have obtained her high school diploma, Associate's, Bachelor's, & Master's degrees through partial benefits through my military veteran status while i have managed to keep our family financially stable. Am i entitled to some sort of spousal benefits.
There are a number of factors that determine whether a spousal support award is appropriate. You should consult with a family law attorney to review the financial circumstances of your specific case to determine your eligibility for spousal support.
Payment amount is not in dispute. My ex simply did not deposit the checks in a timely manner. She's threatening to hold me in contempt if I don't re-issue. I did not defy the settlement agreement, and have paid all child support payments on time in accordance with the agreement. I argue... Read more »
Hello, my husband would like to adopt my son. We’ve been together 4 years and my son’s biological father had his parental rights terminated in 2014. Do we need to hire a lawyer or is it possible to file the paperwork with the court ourselves?
It is possible to file the paperwork yourselves, but that is not advisable. There are a number of procedures that you will need to be familiar with in order to efficiently complete your step-parent adoption. I highly recommend that you hire an attorney to complete this for you.
We signed it in November to prevent if I was to go to jail that I would might be gone for more than a month or so and she would have the legal authority to say if they could go to the doctors and so on but now she won't let me see them she won't let them come over and she's telling... Read more »
Non custodial father of 3 yr old, hasn’t seen child in 2 years (never created a connection with the child as a baby) all of a sudden seeking legitimation to get over night weekends. Father lives in crime neighborhood, an hour away from the mother, and has even spoke of selling drugs himself from... Read more »
Whether a judge will grant the legitimation and visitation request will depend on whether the judge finds that it will be in the child's best interest. If the mother has serious concerns about the child's safety, she should hire an attorney to fight the legitimation action if the father...Read more »
If there has been a significant lapse in time since non custodial father has sought to have contact with the child, can abandonment still be considered if the father has been paying child support through the government during this time?
Abandonment charges are sought when a parent has not financially supported their child for a period of more than 30 days. If the non-custodial parent is consistently paying child support, abandonment charges would not be appropriate.
Possibly. If the home was purchased with the intent of the parties to be the marital home after the marriage, it may still be considered marital. You need to discuss your specific facts with an attorney to determine your options.
Is now seeking to get him on the weekends. My son is now 3 years old, the father and I were never in a relationship and I never got to know him very well and do not know his family at all. I’m unsure about my sons safety and well being. Is there anything I can do to stop the weekend sleep overs?
Based on the lapse in time with no involvement from the father, he may have abandoned his interest in having a relationship with the child. Whether the judge will deny his request for legitimation and/or visitation will depend on a number of factors, including the judge and specific facts of your...Read more »
My ex husband has never been in my daughters life he has been absent most of her life and she is 10 years old. He has been diagnosed with several mental health disorders and is currently in jail and I want to get his parental rights terminated before he is released. My daughter fears him and I fear... Read more »
You need to consult with an attorney to discuss the specifics of your case. Typically, terminations of parental rights are not granted unless a third party is present to adopt, such as, in the case of a step-parent adoption. However, under the circumstances, you may be able to file a modification...Read more »
I added an intervenor on my custody case and had a temporary order for the intervenor because my child was staying there at the time, it was put in place a year ago. . now my child is back living with me and I want the intervenor/temporary order removed because they are trying to take my child... Read more »
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