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0 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Utah on
Q: Hi I need to get my child support case modified because california did not consider my 4 children when established

I need help I’m a single mother with 5 children I’m i have a child support case for one child in California I need a modifications on my case

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Michigan on
Q: Hi may I relocate to another state if the other parent isn't in my childs life at all and is not helping financially?

No child support case and other parent has been in and out of jail, he has refused to co parent on multiple occasions when I tried to co parent. He has chosen to stay completely out of the children's lives I want to move to Washington state from the state of Michigan due to Im getting married... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Florida on
Q: Breach of the mediation agreement, maintenance, and denial of travel abroad of a minor.

In a divorce case where a timeshare mediation agreement with a minor is in effect, the parent fails to meet his mediation time and alimony (another case). On several occasions, the mother has asked the father for permission for the minor to travel outside the United States, and he has refused. The... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law for New York on
Q: How do I go about getting a marriage annulment in NY?

Married less than 6 months

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: My 17 year old daughter won’t come back to me from her dads.

My ex and I share joint custody of our daughter and recently she has refused to come back to me on my week. My ex isn’t going to make her go back, saying she’s old enough to decide. I do not agree. I can’t just go to my ex’s house and drag her out, can I? What actions can I take from here.... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for New Hampshire on
Q: Child's support

My ex thinks since he gets child's support automatically taken from his paychecks that he is entitled to visits with our daughter but has not changed the sleeping arrangements for our 2 1/2 year old daughter at his gfs 2 bedroom apartment due to her being in a room with a boy who's now 6... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for New Hampshire on
Q: Denying visits

My ex one day during a visit with our daughter had an argument that got destructive in front of our daughter and the two other kids at the home , my daughter was under his care , I got called by the gf that he took off with the car seat in the car , he tossed around a trash an and trash went flying... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for New Hampshire on
Q: Should my ex make different sleeping arrangements

My daughter is 2 1/2 years old, she's been sleeping in the same room as a 5 year old boy whom she's not related to and this happens at my exes current girlfriends 2 bedroom apartment, there is also another child who's 1 1/2 who's a boy that is the 5 year olds bother and our... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Adoption, Domestic Violence, Family Law and Criminal Law for Alabama on
Q: Could I get custody over my daughters friends if they claim abuse? This type of abuse is hard to prove. They are 16.

I don't know how it can be proved but there is sexual abuse involved and other family members are very neglectful and do not care about it or their well-being whatsoever. Dad has custody, mom doesn't for very good reason and it's unlikely she'll ever gain it back.

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Florida on
Q: I live in FL, my child's father lives in NY. I wish to move back home to Europe with my child.

We were never married and there is no custody order or parenting plan in place granting him any rights and my daughter lives solely with me. There is currently a no contact order in place where he cannot have any contact with me or our child, due to the attempted kidnapping of our child and... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Estate Planning and Probate for Florida on
Q: What happens if the personal representative doesn’t file notice of a civil action until a year or more later

I had a claim for past due child support which was objected to an judge ordered me to file civil suit within 30 days. I did this but attorney of personal representative failed to even acknowledge my civil suit. So a new hearing was held due to them now filing a motion to strike an I advised the... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law for South Carolina on
Q: My wife filed for order of protection in the wrong county but it was already issued. Can I get it dismissed for venue?

Just for context… I’ve also found that order of protection applies to physical harm, but she filed it for harassment, I never physically harmed her. And she included our kids, which is why I want it dismissed. The judge didn’t rule on it, I just agreed to it because I felt like it was the... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for New York on
Q: My ex husband put a restraining order against me so I can't see my daughter, what will happened?

So my ex husband has accused me of child abuse and neglect, cps was involved and she asked me and my other kids questions no bruises and no neglect, even no bruises on my daughter he put restraining order on me with me, the issue is i haven't seen my daughter over 2 weeks he violated the... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Adoption and Family Law on
Q: if I die, can my non US citizen partner retain guardianship of my US citizen children?

I am a US Citizen, my partner is Japanese. We are men. We are not married. I have twin 9 year old daughters I had through a surrogate and they have US citizenship. If I die, how can my partner have rights to retain the children?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law, Civil Rights and Collections for Georgia on
Q: My 20 year old autistic daughter was with a adult female that stole something and my daughter was charged as well .

I explained to public defender but she was charged and given probation and fine. She is mentally disabled so she can’t pay. What can I do? I’m a single mom with a 15 year old daughter as well. I don’t have $3000 laying around.

Barry W. Kaufman
Barry W. Kaufman
answered on Sep 30, 2022

You could pay the fine yourself to end the matter.

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Washington on
Q: Can child endangerment force an involuntary parental rights termination? Washington state

Mother wants to give baby up for adoption. Dad wants to get son back after an undetermined amount of time. Currently they live with moms family. Grandma is primary care giver. Both mom and dad have very little contact with baby of their own choice.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Michigan on
Q: My daughter is 12 she’ll be 13 in three months She don’t want to go to her dad house so I have to make her go

I am waiting on a court date to modify parenting and I am asking to modify parenting time because my daughter doesn’t want to go over her dad house all the time and she doesn’t like how he’s been treating her or the things he have said about me to her I hate having to make her go and here... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Oct 1, 2022

You are doing the right thing by filing the motion. Perhaps there is something negative going on that your daughter is afraid of disclosing. Still, your duty is to comply with the parenting time order and continue facilitating her relationship with her father. Typically in these situations with a... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for California on
Q: Is it possible for me to get emergency custody of my girlfriends daughter from the father and my girlfriend is in jail.

The father has never been in his daughter's life the 10 years she has been alive.She has been living with me for the last 3½ years with her mother and brother. Her mom recently went to jail that's when her father came and took her after filing an exparte for emergency custody by a... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for California on
Q: If I go into a recovery center can my son's father take him from me? there is no legal custody agreement. my son is 8

and lives with me in my mom's home with her and my stepfather. he is with his dad on weekends @ 100 miles away. how can I assure that he does not try to keep him while he is in my mother's care?

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Adoption for Indiana on
Q: Do you handle grandparents rights?

I was served papers from Ellis law firm telling me that I had the right to file a petition with the court.

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