Meditation hearing is coming up in August and I want to change to asking for full custody since my child expressed to me that there has been physical abuse towards them by the other parent. The other parent has already been physical towards me which documented by police response. I have called DCS... View More
If you are doing mediation, you can first alert the other side that you are changing your position and if it is a problem, you can file a Motion to Amend either your answer or your response. You should also seek out an experienced family law attorney, as you will be expected to know all of the...View More
My daughter is very happy when she is with me and/or my parents. Then I get phone calls from my ex (when our daughter is over there) telling me the kid is upset with me and doesn't want to go back to me when it is my time. She has our kid sit there listening and continually says to her,... View More
Parents should never involve children in their adult matters, including issues such as parenting time. If you have a parenting plan through the Court, there should be language stating something to that effect. If there is no such language, I recommend speaking with an experienced family law...View More
long story short baby was born showing withdrawl symptoms from mom using fetanyl while pregnat , dcs was called and now is telling me the father that i need to take a drug test in order for baby to be dismissed to me when healthy. they called me with a time and place to take it , i asked for a... View More
I make 95k a year she makes 25k a year. All the kids are ours. I stayed with 2 and she stayed with 1. Can I get her on child support? Even if I make more money than her? Because I have more kids to take care of?? I live in Arizona she lives in California .
I'm currently in a relationship where I'm getting verbally and mentally abused and I'm not doing okay. I'm not sure at what point this will turn physical. I'm considering moving back to WI with our 3 month old baby to be in a better and safe environment. The thing is... View More
It seems as if you may need to obtain an order of protection. If you leave without the other parent's consent and your child has been in Arizona since birth, the Court can order you to immediately return the child to Arizona. You may also be subject to the International Kidnapping Act. The...View More
My babies father is violent, a drug user, a felon & I have documented reports with the police of the abuse. We are not married. I filed an OOP against him, & will be filing one immediately for her against him when she is born. How can I file for child support & still keep 100% full... View More
He will have a right to see her if he is clean, but you would want to ask for supervised parenting time at his expense at a court affiliated parenting skills center or no parenting time if he is using.
Maricopa county, Arizona. Father of child states he tested covid positive and it has effected parenting time. He lives in Texas and this now has caused his parenting time to change. I have sole physical custody and legal is 51/49. Mother having final say. He is currently saying I do not have the... View More
Our current plan has me as final decision maker as I've had our child 90% of the time, but now in his proposed parenting plan he has changed all the wording and taken that out and wants 50/50 as he's moving closer. What do you think will happen? I'm also a teacher and have had final... View More
Yes, there is still the option of one parent having final decision-making authority. I would really need to know more about your situation. Any parent can make allegations and attempt to change the orders, but many requirements must be met. I recommend contacting an experienced family law attorney...View More
I would go ahead and sell prior to filing for divorce. That way, you will both have funds available (as opposed to bills) and you will not have ownership of the house as a possible problem if either of you want to buy a residence during the divorce process. I suggest you contact an experienced...View More
The court will have to approve any parenting plan you file. There may not be a form for a stipulated modification of legal decision-making and parenting time. The court will also have to approve any stipulated modification of child support. I suggest you contact an experienced family law attorney...View More
I do not know the status of your matter (whether there are any prior orders or whether you are starting a new case) and I am not able to give you legal advice without knowing more information, but whether you have an ongoing case or not, you will want to gather as much evidence as possible and then...View More
Although I have never had a cps case or any of my children take, the father of my youngest son illegally obtained physical custody of my child and as a result has filed child support against me. The father has been incarcerated often throughout the time he had our child. The court did not follow... View More
Depending on when the decision was filed by the clerk of the superior court, you have the option of filing a Motion for Reconsideration, a "Rule 83 Motion" is the decision was issued within the past 25 days or a "Rule 85 Motion" if it was issued no more than 6 months ago. To...View More
My kids have been kept from me for 2 weeks then returned to me. I’m told what I can and can’t do with them on a daily basis. They won’t allow my 19 year old son to watch them when I need to work so now I’m not able to work as I have nobody else to watch them when they are with me. And our... View More
You should obtain a certified copy of the Order from the court in Illinois and file to "domesticate the judgment." Then you will need to address the issues in mediation or, if unsuccessful in mediation, through the Superior Court. There may be a form available to domesticate the judgment...View More
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