He was arrested for beating me up in a Walmart parking lot while he was already on a deferred sentence. I basically married him because I felt like I had to. There were all kinds of abuse, physical injuries, psychological issues resulting from the relationship, intimidation, I lost basically... Read more »
My divorce finalized in February 2020. We filed our 2019 taxes separately and my ex claimed our son. I will be able to claim him in 2020. We have 50/50 custody and split all expenses evenly. We do not have child support either direction. Because my ex claimed him in 2019, the stimulus money for our... Read more »
I wonder what your divorce decree and child custody and support orders say as the provisions of those documents might provide some guidance as to your options. Its probably best to ask your divorce attorney. Generally speaking, I'm not sure there is much you can do that wouldn't cost...Read more »
It's not clear what you mean by your "options". As long as she is a minor or regularly attending high school or a high school equivalent program, she is legally entitled to financial support by her parents. After that, there is no legal duty to support one's children absent a...Read more »
More information is needed about the situation before anyone can answer this question. You might consider consulting with an attorney who can discuss the situation with you and properly advise you in real time.
I recommend that you speak with a trusted adult about the abuse. Is your father available? What about a grandparent? Teacher? Doctor? Have you considered contacting the Department of Human Services child protective services? What about the police or sheriff? Your safety is the primary...Read more »
It is not "illegal", in that is is not "against the law" in a criminal sense. Also, if there isn't any court order establishing custody and visitation, he does not have any enforceable rights. You, as an unwed birth mother, have "sole custody" as a matter of...Read more »
My daughter is nearly 2.5 and my husband of almost a year has raised her since she was 4 months old. Her biological father moved out of state, and hasn’t seen her in nearly 4 months. When he would see her it was for a couple hours once a month and would never ask to call or video chat with her,... Read more »
Failure to maintain a relationship with the child is one factor the court considers when someone petitions the court for adoption without the consent of a biological parent. Another factor is failure to support.
My husband and I were not together when I had my daughter and he is not on the birth certificate. We are now together and married. He is the father of my daughter. Need to change her last name to ours but don't know how or what to do.
You will have to file a petition with the district court for a name change.
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