My child’s father has not contacted me in 5 months and hasn’t physically seen her in a year. We do not have any custody arrangement and I receive no support. He is on the birth certificate and she has his last name, I have no idea where he is.
My step daughter has live with my husband and I full time for over 3 years. She has had all her schooling including preschool with us. Her mom does not financially support her, and only calls once every couple months. Her mom lives in California and we live in Michigan. The child has not saw her... View More
I used to drink a lot and it got me into trouble. The last time I drank was September 9, 2023. Two days after my grandma died at home and things happened. My question is, with the order, can I still see my child? My ex bf keeps telling my child that it's up to the judge. Long story short,... View More
My parents are living separate so technically I still legally live with both since they're not divorced. I live with my mom in Michigan, I want to go live back with my dad since hes asking me too because of my mom's ignorance and my moms boyfriend always coming over to where I live... View More
In Michigan, if you are under 18 and your parents are not yet divorced, both parents still have legal responsibilities towards you. If you choose to live with your dad and your mom moves to Guam, this arrangement can be legally permissible as long as your basic needs are being met and you are in a...View More
I am planning to leave my boyfriend (father of my 2 young children) but I intend to win majority custody. I know for a fact he is not a fit parent to have majority. I am the only one who takes care of the children's needs and he is physically abusive to them. I need to collect proof of this... View More
Father may go to set up place out of state and wants child taken care of while he makes sure about living arrangements and work. Childs mom is only allowed supervised visits if father agrees 1×/week. Mother is not a child in an adults body. We want to make sure that the mom cannot take custody of... View More
What you are describing can either be accomplished through a delegation of parental authority (power of attorney) or through limited guardianship. A limited guardianship will take longer and will cost more, but offers Court oversight and protection if mom were to become an issue. A delegation of...View More
Unless there is a custody order in place, either parent may take possession of their children at any time. But don’t attempt to use force or the threat of force to secure possession of your kids and be sure to let your spouse know the kids are safe and with you.
What can he do in court? He is trying to take custody away from me and move. He said he has a lawyer and that she is going.to file a couple of motions. I don't know what they are but he said he wants to change our divorce decree because I violated it by drinking. First time that nothing... View More
I think you've hit his motivation spot-on: he wants to change custody to leverage more money from you in child support. Can he file whatever motion? Certainly. Issues of custody, parenting time, and support remain so long as the child is a minor. Will he succeed? Who knows. He would need to...View More
If you have a custody agreement, then the only thing that matters is whether she - and you - are complying with its terms. If you two are making further agreements, that's cool, but understand that an agreement isn't an agreement unless both parties agree. When one party says "we...View More
He does not live with his wife and their 4 children; they live with her abusive parents. His mother-in-law was so verbally and emotionally abusive to him over the 10 years he lived with her that he had a complete emotional breakdown and moved out to an apartment by himself. The mother-in-law... View More
In Michigan, child custody arrangements are typically determined based on the best interests of the children. If your ex-wife had legal custody of your children and has passed away, her parents may have taken temporary physical custody. However, as the biological parent, you may have rights to seek...View More
You certainly can. Many have tried; few have succeeded. I would suggest you contact a local attorney familiar with the court and type of law you are involved in before proceeding to be sure you are not misunderstanding something.
Yes. That doesn't necessarily mean they are not working with a lawyer; it just means that an attorney hasn't officially entered an appearance with the court and so to the court, the person is unrepresented.
I currently have supervised visits with my child out in the community, currently that visits are being supervised by the person who has the Guardianship of my child. It is not working out, the person lies in court about my visits says nothing but negative things about my visit that are not true all... View More
Great question. To my knowledge, all supervision agencies would require on-site visits for liability reasons (they don't want their employees out some place they can't really control and in what could be a volatile situation). While not ideal (it costs time, money, and let's face it:...View More
In all cases where children are involved, whether as victims or witnesses, the police would contact Child Protective Services (CPS). That agency is responsible for the investigation, removal, and possibly placement of children in abusive or neglectful situations.
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