Dcs removed kids from mom in Feb for drug use , she was told to stay away from druggie boyfriend in order to have contact with the kids , custody trial is 12/4 pretrial statement was sent 11/29 .video of her at boyfriends house came to light today 11/30 anything we can do to submit evidence for... View More
Yes, I would discuss it all involved ASAP and submit it to the Court as a Supplemental Exhibit ASAP as well. Be aware that the Court might reject it, but it's certainly worth a try. You will also want to review the Court's guidelines for how to submit video evidence.
Going through a divorce and in a custody battle with my husband. He is a functioning alcoholic and weedhead. In our Temporary Custody Hearing last Wednesday, the father was cross examined by his attorney and she asked if he smoked or drank and he said no. When court ended, I found a post on her... View More
- MOTION TO REVIEW NEW EVIDENCE: The answer is probably no, but you can give it a try by filing a Motion for Reconsideration. You'll need to explain (1) why you don't produce this evidence at trial because the Court can't consider newly discovered evidence that could have been found...View More
We have been married for 10+ years. I experienced a significant amount of domestic abuse in the marriage and left the home 18 months ago. I left our 10 year old with his father as my husband ruined my credit and finances. My husband now makes twice as much as I do. He makes so much now that he has... View More
You can file a motion for temporary spousal maintenance and ask to receive spousal maintenance while the case is pending. You can also for temporary custody (or, more specifically, temporary legal decision-making and parenting time) and an interim award of attorney's fees.
We had a hearing and despite my evidence that we are victims and father has a significant history of domestic violence and abuse, plus procedural errors like allowing another person to advise father (off camera) and speak during the hearing while on zoom, not allowing me time to present my case,... View More
Unfortunately my ex daughter in law makes it merely impossible for me to have the right to visit my granddaughter. There's other circumstances between her and my son going on but my concern is me not being able to see her more while they go back and forth with their visitation arrangements.
It's unusual, but it's possible. Animal cruelty is one of the listed crimes under the domestic violence statute. It may depend on whether his actions meet the standards of animal cruelty (see ARS 13-2910) and whether those actions are significant enough to impact what should happen with...View More
I had residential custody and he had ldm and suddenly without consideration of his consider it d v past a judge grabted him custody of our minor even if he's probation for abuse of her and violating an oop, and with medical reports stating she is autistic and terrified of him and needed... View More
You probably need to get it tested. Then once you find out it is meth, you need to ask him to submit to a drug test. If it's positive, you could use that as a reason to get temporary emergency custody (i.e., legal decision-making and parenting time) over the children.
Sounds like they must have reassigned the judge in your case, and it (presuming service was proper) sounds like you are on the clock to file your Response. Without knowing what type of Petition or other request they filed, I can't advise you further.
My wife shares custody with the child’s father. Father has continuously taken the child’s phone away while she is at his house during his parental time. Mother and I have bought the phone and pay the cell phone bill on a monthly basis. Father has never paid any portion or is even on same phone... View More
Recently we had an RMC and father requested a court order to enroll child in a muslim school. Mother opposed but court issued order stating that he has legal decisión making rights. In addition, the court went out of its way to rule that I (mother) not have ANY CONTACT with the school. How is this... View More
We obtained an OOP in June of 2022 on behalf of my minor daughter for abuse she suffered at the hands of father. HE left her outside in the heat without food or water last year in May. WE DO have a case in family court but it was HER OOP so I was on the order just because im the adult filing.... View More
There is currently no custody order. So last year, I printed out a form that we agreed on that states I have temporary custody and she signed and we got notarized. Our son went to go visit for her for summer in CA but now she won’t let us talk to him and is alienating him from me and his other... View More
The short answer is it is 100% time for you to file for custody and you may need to consider filing an emergency motion. You need to file in the state where your son most recently lived for six consecutive months.
As you write, "There is no custody order." Signing an agreement...View More
RMC was a circus. BIA and TI not present. Father making wild allegations with no evidence. Judge had tech issues and could not access electronic records to review our motions. Court made orders based on hearsay and wording on order says “MOTHER shall provide requested paperwork to TI and payment... View More
I'm not sure what your question is, but I certainly wish you well on the Motion to Reconsider, as the judge should consider your ability to pay for services. I hope the public defense office can foot most of the bill.
As an aside and just as an FYI: Hearsay is permitted in family...View More
For some ODD reason, during a hearing in family court, the judge believed father and though i retain custodial/residential custody of our 9yr old daughter— my joint legal decision making rights were handed over to father (full legal decision-making) and reason was Judge believed i weaponized OOP... View More
I certainly understand how difficult it can be when a judge makes a ruling that is not at all in your child's best interests. I certainly do not believe that you should have lose legal decision-making.
Unfortunately, there is not much you can do right now.
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
Note that I practice law in OHIO and do NOT practice in Az. I am an officer on the Ohio State Bar Association's Dispute Resolution Committee and have over 50 hours of mediation training from the Ohio Supreme Court's Judicial College.
Mediation is not a forum for presenting...View More
I get SS disability and cannot afford it. Child lives with me and father is abuser. Can i file a motion to reconsider? Can we get a cheaper TI? What if i cannot afford a TI? Judge keeps saying im blocking efforts and not participating
Yes, you can file a Motion to Reconsider and explain your financial circumstances. The Court must consider your ability to pay before it can order TI services. Gish v. Greyson, 253 Ariz. 437, 446, ¶ 42 (App. 2022).
My daughter moved out of her marital home 1 yr ago due to domestic violence. She left their 9 yr old son w/the husband because she couldn't afford a 2 bedroom apt. She found the most affordable 1 apt . She didn't have a car but finally bought 1 with a really high mo payment. Now 1 yr... View More
But let's be clear on what child support is. First, it's not meant to equalize the living situation between the parents. Second, it's done on a formula. The fact he has a two-bedroom and bought a Camaro are not relevant to how...View More
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