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0 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Adoption and Child Custody for South Carolina on
Q: Grandbabies,Dss,Foster Care, Adoption

i have 2 grandbabies that were my daughters and she went to heaven june 27,2020. she had a 1 1/2 yr. old lil boy Kaiden and had just given birth on june 25,2020 to Kayleigh and dss stepped in and has acted as if I dont even exist, they put themin foster care with people that turned out to have... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Child Custody for Texas on
Q: I have been raising a child since he was 3 weeks at the age he is almost 2 years old his mother wants him back now

She hasn't seen him has it requested to see him as in bought Christmas gifts or anything she has had no contact with this child in over a year

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Idaho on
Q: I am fifteen years old, sixteen in September, and I am currently considering Emancipation in Idaho.

My father is mentally and emotionally abusive to both me and my mom, even after the divorce. He is trying to pressure me into having some form of contact, but he will only be more harmful to me, because he is not mentally stable and he is an alcoholic. At the end of my most recent contact with him,... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Child Custody for New York on
Q: Can I ask the court to give me soul custody for my kids, if their dad see’s them like once a month and rarely texts them

My kids father sees the kids once a month for about an hr if that much . He texts them every once in a while . I was wondering if I could petition for soul custody or for him to sign his rights over to me so my husband can adopt them . It’s more detrimental to their emotional health to have a... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Child Custody for Colorado on
Q: Can I move in with my mom at 17?

My mom has legal custody of me, yet I've lived with my (non biological) dad for a while now. I just turned 17, and I want to move in with her, but I'm worried that he might try and pull something legal, or lable me as a runaway, and if i try and talk to him about leaving hes just going to... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for South Carolina on
Q: If I want to file for a emergency custody hearing, do I pay the filing fee or just the motion fee?

There is no active case for custody on file

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Delaware on
Q: My girlfriends mother won’t let me come see my son. I know it’s her house and her rules but how can I see my son more?

My girlfriend and I both have a son together. Right now due to living circumstances she is living at her mothers and I’m living at my mother’s temporarily. With that said her mother won’t let me come see my son at her house on her property. Im not even able to come pick him up on her property... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Illinois on
Q: My ex is threatening with charging me income tax for claiming my son. Can he do this?

I have been separated from my son’s father for over a year. Never married. No court order for parenting time or child support. He always claimed our son on income tax returns. This year I claimed our son. My son’s father had his W4 setup to claim 1 and is telling me he’s going to charge me... View More

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answered on Feb 28, 2024

In situations involving tax claims on dependents, the right to claim a child on a tax return typically depends on IRS rules concerning custodial and non-custodial parents. If you have provided the majority of the support for your son and he has lived with you for more than half of the year, you... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Divorce, Family Law and Child Custody for Washington on
Q: If a recorded tape being used as evidence by a wife let's say , can that same recorded tape be used as evidence

In an entirely different case by a totally different person while both cases are in trial at the same time ?

0 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Colorado on
Q: From TX to CO What constitutes as a temporary absence from the state for a child?

From TX to CO

What constitutes as a temporary absence from the state for a child? Child is only staying to finish spring semester of grade school but we have already officially moved outside of state 3 months ago (no geo restriction/ sole custody) and established residency within new state.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for California on
Q: What are some reasons to file a motion of content if a court order is violated in California family law

Can a judge reverse a court order it finds the one of the parties did not fulfill the court order and what happens after that

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answered on Feb 27, 2024

In California family law, filing a motion for contempt may be necessary when a party willfully disobeys a court order. Common reasons include failure to pay child or spousal support, not adhering to custody or visitation schedules, or not completing court-ordered programs or actions. This legal... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for North Carolina on
Q: I would like to know if my children’s absent father has any legal right to them or a validity of a future custody case?

He has been absent since my twins’ birth in 2020 with documented substance abuse issues. Paternity was never established, he is not on their birth certificates and we were never married. There have not been any custody, visitation, or child support cases filed in the past. He is arguing for... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Divorce for Pennsylvania on
Q: My husband is undocumented and I am a US citizen, he has a case pending for DV. How does this impact my divorce?

We have been married for 10 years, he has abused me for 10 years. Now he is asking for alimony and division of assets and shared custody of our one child.

0 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Washington on
Q: What would be a likely outcome for child custody? My ex wife and I currently have equal parenting time and joint legal.

We are going to court for a modification, we both want primary and the other to be every other weekend. She is making false allegations that I am abusing and neglecting our two boys 5&9 and not emotionally supporting them. She also made claims that I vape and she doesn’t want it around them... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for California on
Q: Can a Pro Per Petitioner Prepare and File a FOAH After a Custody Modification Hearing?

I am representing myself (in pro per) in a child custody case. My ex-wife has a free attorney from legal aid. I requested RFO Mod custody and we recently had a custody modification hearing where the judge's rulings were more favorable than my requests.

During previous three hearings... View More

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answered on Feb 27, 2024

Under California law, particularly referencing Rule 5.125, you as a pro per litigant (representing yourself) have the right to prepare and file a Findings and Order After Hearing (FOAH) following a custody modification hearing. This rule applies to all parties involved in a case, regardless of... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Michigan on
Q: How do I get custody of my daughter from foster home
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answered on Feb 28, 2024

No one can answer that without knowing why your daughter is in the foster home. If she's there due to a CPS petition, then you need to go through the court proceedings to resolve those issues.

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