Kelly Lambert's answer You need an experienced family law attorney today. Since you are not married - if the father is listed on the birth certificate, you both must have signed an Affidavit of Parentage. This says you have custody of the child. Consult an attorney today so they can advise you the best course of action.
It is possible to fight and have income imputed to your ex - she is not allowed to voluntarily reduce her income. Schedule a free consultation with an attorney - they will be able to review the details of the case and advise you how to proceed.
Kelly Lambert's answer If you lost the rights due to CPS/DHS involvement - yes, most likely CPS/DHS will be notified and take the child from you when it is born.
You need an attorney - today. They need to review why you lost the rights to your other children. This information will determine what is necessary to do in order to try and keep or get custody of the newborn returned to you.
Kelly Lambert's answer It is possible, but she needs to make sure she has an experienced, aggressive attorney representing her in this matter. Most offer free consultations - contact one today to review all of the details about the case so they can direct her how to proceed.
Kelly Lambert's answer After the child reaches the age of 18 or graduates from high school (whichever is later), the court no longer had jurisdiction over the child or things pertaining to the child, such as medical expenses or college expenses.
Kelly Lambert's answer If you did not show up for Court, most likely a bench warrant has been issued for your arrest. You should consult with an attorney as soon as possible to try and get this cleared up.
Kelly Lambert's answer If you were not married, you most likely have sole custody of the child at this time. If the father is in agreement to change the child's name, you can file a petition to change it (he signs that he is in agreement). Here is a link to the form: http://courts.mi.gov/Administration/SCAO/Forms/courtforms/namechange/pc51.pdf
Since you have a PPO in place, it is very important that you not communicate with him directly regarding any of these issues. Make sure communications are done...
Kelly Lambert's answer Child support is the right of the child. It can be requested at any time. Most likely, it cannot be back-dated 3 1/2 years. Support will be calculated and put in place from the date the Motion requesting it was filed. Make sure you keep documentation of any money given during this process - it may be able to be deducted. You should schedule a consultation with an attorney to discuss the details.
Kelly Lambert's answer In most instances, a father cannot simply sign off on a child. If the child is adopted by another party (through step parent adoption, for example) then the father's rights will be terminated. If the father's rights are terminated then support will be terminated.
Kelly Lambert's answer It is possible you could file for Divorce in Michigan and request the child be returned to the state. You should schedule a consultation with an experienced family law attorney to discuss the details. Most will offer free initial consultations.
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