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0 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Florida on
Q: What type of Bond does FL Statute 61.45(1)(e) refer to and how is such a bond secured?

I have this provision in my Parenting Plan to deter my ex from abducting our son. He is set to travel internationally next month but says it is not clear what type of bond the statute is describing and has offered to set up a joint bank account and put the court ordered amount in it. I told him... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Domestic Violence for Ohio on
Q: I have nephew that lives with the grandmother and my nephew visit us sometimes and he does not feel safe where he stays.

My nephews mom lost custody of all her kids so now her mother has custody of them. My nephew comes visit us sometime because he feels safe with us he says. His grandmother and her partner are alcoholics. My nephew ran away from his grandmother because he witness his little brother got hit really... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Maryland on
Q: I recently discovered I have a son. I would like to establish a relationship and be on the birth certificate.

I recently discovered through a DNA test that I have a son. His mother was married at the time to a real jerk of a man but was afraid to get a divorce. She told me she got an abortion and we broke things off. I lived the last 14 years not knowing she went ahead with the birth. My son was born in... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Tennessee on
Q: What about modification of a temporary parenting plan?

I have an agreed order with 2-2-3 schedule while living with spouse during divorce. I want to move out and ask the court for primary custody.

Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills
answered on Jun 29, 2022

The procedure would be to file a motion seeking that kind of relief. But any major life change like moving needs to be done by an appropriate court order. You would be wise to hire counsel to assist in this process.

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Florida on
Q: Can my 12 year old daughter decide to live with me the mother rather than her grandmother the father's mother?

We went to court and he got primary custody because it was in the middle of school year he now left to work out of state and left her with his mother to live .his wife did not want for her to stay in their home. My daughter does not want to be with grandmother and the school year is about to start... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for New York on
Q: Should an unwed mother file for sole custody as a preventative measure?

My friend and her boyfriend had a child (born in SC - just over a year old) and they have since broken up due to some domestic violence issues. He was arrested for possession of drugs and a weapon and is in jail waiting a trial date. My friend has moved back home to New York but has not been able... Read more »

Peter Christopher Lomtevas
Peter Christopher Lomtevas
answered on Jun 29, 2022

No. The mother's better course is to do nothing. If the father petitions, then the fights begin. The mother should not start a confrontation when one is not needed.

3 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for New York on
Q: Does 3 non consecutive weeks of vacation access for both parents mean 1 week time frames or 21 days as the parent wants

We have an agreement that states 3 non consecutive weeks. My ex-wife sees this as an opportunity to take 21 days as she sees fit. I have been instructed this is incorrect and am looking for further advice

Howard E. Knispel
Howard E. Knispel
answered on Jun 28, 2022

Non-consecutive means not in a row. Normally that would mean 3 separate weeks, however, it can br intertpreted to allow 2 consecutive weeks, but not 3. You should consult a local attorney to go over your specific matter.

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0 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Civil Litigation and Juvenile Law for Alabama on
Q: Can you file a motion to dismiss after an order has been done for a DNA test based on §26-17-607 Alabama Code 1975?

An ex of mine filed a petition for a DNA test to be done on my youngest child. to disprove my husband claim as the child's father The case has been continued for several months. However since DHR also has a dependency petition filed on the same child the judge reset my exs case and dhrs case... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Texas on
Q: the respondent filed a counter petition but have yet to serve me. what can i do

I filed a petition in Tarrant County to have my case moved to Collin County (where the kids and I reside) and to modify the order. My ex husband filed his own petition 6/14 without actually answering mine. I was informed that I can not move forward until I am served or I should reach out to his... Read more »

Penny Wymyczak-White
Penny Wymyczak-White
answered on Jun 28, 2022

Look in your county and see if there are volunteer lawyers. If you don't have a lawyer I would wait until you are served,

0 Answers | Asked in Child Custody for California on
Q: Can I be a witness for the defense if I have a restraining order on the plaintiff in a child custody case?

We’re going before the same judge that granted my restraining order and the plaintiff has plans to challenge the order. His ex and him have a custody case and she wants me to be there to be a witness to his harassment. Would I jeopardize my RO by going?

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Texas on
Q: What are my options as the custodial parent (mother) who wants to move out of state and share 50/50 custody? See below.

My ex-husband and I share 50/50 custody of our 12 and 13 year old sons. The 13 year old has been living with his father during the school since 2021 and the 12 year old has lived with me full time, still maintaining the every other weekend agreement. While this agreement does not pose an immediate... Read more »

Rafee'a S. Majeed
Rafee'a S. Majeed
answered on Jun 27, 2022

If you wish to change any Texas court order, you must file a Petition to Modify Parent-Child Relationship and set it for a hearing before the Court of exclusive jurisdiction.

You should read your current court order thoroughly because it is unclear from your post if there is a geographic...
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0 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody on
Q: I want toadopt my granddaughter (my daughter has already had her rights terminated..CPS is trying to terminate dads

As well. Do I have to have my husband adopt her too or can I be the only one?

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Child Custody and Sexual Harassment for Maine on
Q: What can my mother do about this situation? Who should she contact?

My mother just got married to a man significantly younger than her. Her husband has young kids (8ish, 6ish, and 4ish), and the mothers don't want my mom around. They have both harassed and threatened my mother and she's saved all of the posts and messages. Now that she's still not... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Tennessee on
Q: The mother of my child gave custody to a non-blood relative.Never married. I Just proved paternity. I want full custody

My daughter stay with me the first two years of her life... Her mother was letting her come every holiday and breaks... My daughter told me that her mother boyfriend was abusive towards her mother and whooped her and her sister I was angry I called cursing them out she came to pick up my daughter... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Maryland on
Q: My grandsons mother has had no contact with him by her choice for over 5 years. Is this abandonment in MD?

My son is requesting that I take permanent custody. Unsure how to do so without contacting the absent mother.

0 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Divorce for Virginia on
Q: During PL hearing spouse got 100% legal custody. Shes putting child in private school to raise support. What do I do?

Lawyer says PL hearing can’t be modified. Private school cost is $11,000, and she cannot afford anywhere near that. She is only doing it to extort me for additional support (she’s currently getting over $2,000 a month). Private school is Christian based - and my entire family was raised... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for West Virginia on
Q: Is it legal to change a court order and have a different judge sign it for abuse and neglect case?

One order states non abusing parent and the other order signed by a different judge who was not there doesnt state non abusive parent.

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