In general, it's best to avoid contact with the plaintiff in a child custody case if you can. This can help to reduce conflict and make it easier to resolve the case. However, there may be some cases where it's necessary to have contact with the plaintiff, such as to exchange information...View More
I'm sorry to hear about the difficult situation you're facing. It's important to address these legal issues methodically and with proper legal representation. If you believe your court-appointed lawyer is not adequately representing your interests, you have the right to express your...View More
I had called 911 3 x about our son driving while drinking. Officer Jerry or Terry Thomas apprehended our son & my husband at a gas station in McCalla on eastern valley rd & had the Camry towed, Video surveillance is available to confirm this. He did not read rights nor say you are under... View More
On October the 19th the boys where home to go to the doctor & Miss Foy & a lady along with cops came to the she stated blood was on my mouth, I had a fever blister along with my nose has rosacea. The cop arrested my husband & miss Foy took our boys. Our boys stated that Miss Foy was... View More
Concerning the FABRICATED Shackleford Case in Jefferson COUNTY .How much is a day of someone’s life worth? P My family is suffering while the fabricators are going home to their families. My husband is innocent & my kids are in Foster Care. The DA has changed the charges several times on my... View More
We have had custody of a family member since she was 4 months old. (Currently 4 years old) she was removed from her mom (dad unknown) right after birth due to the baby testing positive for meth. Mom has a long standing drug history and a lengthy criminal history associated. A couple months after... View More
Well, first and foremost being in a courtroom battle is one of the most stressful times in anyone's life. Whether your counsel is appointed or retained you want and I would say need to feel comfortable with your representation. If you are not happy and don't feel comfortable it is wise...View More
In cases where the parents and the minor child reside in Georgia, and the aunt lives in Alabama, it's typically appropriate to file for guardianship in the state where the child resides, which is Georgia in this scenario. Guardianship matters are generally filed in the state where the child is...View More
We have a child custody case to which we created a GoFundMe to help with the attorney fees. It hasn't garnered much money but everything helps as this has gone on for almost 5 years. The spouse of the mother of the children has filed a lawsuit against me and my son for defamation for stating... View More
Unfortunately, you will probably not be able to have the lawsuit dismissed immediately.
The individual claiming defamation does not have to be specifically identified by name in order to have a defamation claim. Whether this person has a colorable claim for defamation depends, at least in...View More
We are married. My husband has been having some issues with substance abuse and I want to take our child to my aunts house in another state for a while, while hopefully my husband gets clean. But I would need to go without telling him or he wouldn't let us go, but I feel it would be safer for... View More
It sounds like you are in a difficult situation here. Unfortunately, we do not really have enough information here to really help you with this question. Some important context would be like whether or not there is a custody agreement or plan in place, and where was that plan ordered, in Alabama or...View More
The short answer is that you would be in a world of trouble. You and she are both minors, and cannot yet be emancipated -- that is seen as adults-- because of your ages. You are barely outside the limits of the age difference that would make having sex with your 14 year old girlfriend illegal. If...View More
My friends child accidentally filled her Water bottle with alchol that was in the fridge and brought it to school. She was getting ready for work and asked her 8yr old to fill her water bottle from the water purifier in the fridge. She had a bottle of clear alchol in the refrigerator and the child... View More
Since i couldnt afford a attorney I was forced to have to represent myself and lost the joint custody I had of my boys and I believe it has to do with my exwife working for the Marshall county sheriff's office conflict of interest
You should visit the Clerk's Office at the courthouse in your county and complete an Affidavit of Substantial Hardship requesting that an attorney be appointed to represent you. If you qualify based on income, the juvenile judge will appoint an attorney to represent you. You could also contact...View More
In the absence of an initial custody decision or child support determination, both parents have equal rights to the child. Alabama law favors joint custody and there are certain laws that permit parents to have access to information (like doctors, schools, law enforcement) regardless of a custody...View More
I’m married and my husband IS the father but he left after I got pregnant and has done nothing to provide for my unborn child. I would like to still give my baby his last name but I don’t want my husband on the birth certificate since he’s put in no effort to help me during my pregnancy.... View More
If you are married, your husband is the child's presumed father in Alabama. Parents can ordinarily name their children whatever they would like; however, the law presumes that he is the father of the child because the two of you are married.
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