If you are asking about attorney fees, it will vary. Generally, a relatively sizeable retainer is required. After a few calls, you will have an idea of the costs. Some attorneys are reasonable and some are not. Some attorneys are flexible and some are not. I am prevented from quoting figures.
I'm in Minnesota. I have a son I have been sharing custody of with my sister. My sister (his aunt) lives in Missouri, where he goes to school. So, Aunt has Child Sunday evenings-Friday mornings, while I (Mother) has Child Friday afternoons-Sunday evenings (all 2 day weekends regularly), all 3... View More
She has taking the kids to numerus medical tests that are un needed wont communicate and with holds medical information from him all the time. schedules appointments with out talking or notifying him for medical reasons and extracurricular. we need she wont work with us and we cannot get the court... View More
He has several options when the other parent isn’t following a court order. He should contact family directly to find one willing to work with him. Some attorneys are affordable. Some attorneys are not.
Limited-scope representation is when you and a lawyer agree that the lawyer will...View More
It really depends on the facts of the case and how parenting time could be restructured. It is very possible that ending summered in California would reduce parenting time enough that the court would consider it a modification of custody, which would likely necessitate showing endangerment....View More
The girls' wishes should be considered, but it isn't their decision. The parents will need to modify the custody order to reflect any changes. If an agreement can be reached it should be fairly simple for an attorney.
Refusal to comply with the current is a violation, regardless...View More
The parenting agreement says ‘4th of July and adjacent weekend (if midweek - Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - from 9a.m. to on 7/4 to 9 a.m. on the 5th). Since this year the 4th of July falls on a Tuesday, does it include an adjacent weekend or the midweek stipulation of 9am from the 4th to 9am on... View More
Yes, the father can seek parenting time. If you are unable to come to an agreement or choose to dig your heels in a judge will ultimately make the decision. It very unlikely a judge will not grant some parenting time. The judge will weigh numerous factors to decide upon a plan. Reasonable...View More
It's probable, that you will have to pay child support since you make more then the other parent. "The Minnesota Child Support Division bases the Child Support Guidelines Calculator on the Minnesota Child support guidelines statute." You should input your data to determine your...View More
The dad is on the birth certificate but there's never been anything that's gone to court and there is no arrangement. He also signed a piece of paper giving me more custody when I had to get medical assistance. My son is 10 now.
If never married, and there is no adjudication of paternity, the mother has sole physical and legal custody. The father has no child support obligation and no right to parenting time, unless and until a court orders it.
You could bring a motion for custody as a de facto custodian, if you’ve cared for the child at least six months in the last 24 (need not be consecutive), however the statute also requires that you be the “primary” caregiver. If the child is with you on weekends and with mom during the week,...View More
It depends upon the language of the Judgment and Decree. If it says nothing, you are generally free to take them. The Decree may still require you to notify the other person and provide contact information for everywhere you’re staying.
She has gaslighted me, attempted AND succeeded to ruin my reputation, my career, and has used knowledge of very personal matters (like past sexual and physical abuse) against me and even took my kids and dogs to my abusers house 4 weeks ago (my parents) and told them all of my secrets. I asked her... View More
Mom changed her mind last minute and is bringing her to grandmas house. Is the dad able to legally have that custody time if the mother is out of state for that week. There is no court ordered custody agreement.
I was never married assign the recognition of parentage a s with his mother child support has been established but yet she's making me go to someplace safe and pay to see my son she's mentally emotionally abusive my son is petrified of her puts me in jail as she lies to law every
I am assuming that child support was formally established via a paternity order. Did the order also grant parenting time? That will control what you can and cannot do as well as how much time you have with the child.
If there is no paternity order (and child support is thus informal), you...View More
My ex and I broke up after he assaulted me and broke the order after being released from jail. He claims I destroyed his things and moved in with ex and got an order for protection against me. Can I move states with my kids legally? He has domestic abuse charges and drug and alcohol problems. He... View More
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