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Q: I need help. My 9 day old baby was just taken into states custody because I asked for an attorney be present. Please

I took some Adderall at the end of my pregnancy because I was miserable and I read it would put you into labor. I tested positive but the baby did not and was a healthy 7.9 pounds. I had no prior positive drug screens during pregnancy. I signed guardianship over to my mom before leaving hospital to... Read more »

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Q: I need someone to represent my daughter-in-law in Missouri. How can I get them help ina child custody case?

They live in Tennessee. My son is stationed at Fort Campbell Tennessee. They have her daughter. The father says he filed for custody. However, she has never received any paperwork.

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Q: Looking for someone to represent my daughter-in-law in a child custody case.

They live in Tennessee. My son is stationed at Ft. Campbell Tennessee. They have her daughter. However, the father says he filed for custody?

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Q: Can the father of my children be they're next friend if he's suing me for custody but I have the kids
Steve D. Hardin
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Steve D. Hardin
answered on Nov 21, 2022

Short answer is yes. Long answer is yes and Next Friend doesn't really mean that much in a custody proceeding. The Court will appoint a GAL if there is need for your children's interest to be represented in Court with the correct motion. Ultimately you need an attorney to help you with... Read more »

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Q: Will known sperm donor have to be named on my baby's birth certificate if i did an at home insemination in Missouri ?

I read different states answers about it but I couldn't find anything about Missouri about to have my baby in two months I really need an answer soon single 45 year old mom by choice

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Q: If you're 16 and doing your homeschooling work but your dad wants you in jail for not doing it can he do that

Dad wants her to be in junior year in 7 months and she is only in her freshman year. He threatens to put her in jail if she doesn't meet the dead line

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Q: I have a child with my girlfriend..not married. My name is on the birth certificate. And I am the legal father.

Our son is in foster care at present.

Girlfriend gave baby to foster parents.she gave the baby away. she said it's legal. And I can't do anything about it.

Can she legally do this?

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Q: If I’m ordered to pay “27% of travel fees”. Does that only account for child’s travel expenses?

Order made for relocation from different state. If mother buys a plane ticket to fly with her to “drop her off” would I need to pay % for both plane tickets or just the child’s?

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Q: If two people are getting divorced and the father had the kids living with him so far for a year in the separation and h

And the father filed for divorce but the mom as of yesterday went to the school and took them right out who would have the kids until the court date is done

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Q: How can a judge enter a default judgment in custody case 5 days before pre trial conference?

My son started a custody case 6 months before he became extremely disabled due to MVA on New years eve. His attorney dropped his case for non payment while we were waiting on social security to start. I have guardianship and conservatorship of him now. Received a notice of court date for ptc for... Read more »

Cynthia W. Trice
Cynthia W. Trice
answered on Oct 15, 2022

Hi,

I am sorry that your family is experiencing something like this. It appears to be very strange that a judge would just enter a default judgment so abruptly like this. Are you sure that a court date or two was not missed? Normally, the court gives pro se litigants (individuals proceeding...
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Q: My son was to be home Sunday in custody papers what they say and he is refusing to bring him back how do I get him back?
Kristen Thurmond
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Kristen Thurmond
answered on Aug 22, 2022

The first thing to do is try to text or email the other parent why he or she is refusing to return your child. If they do not respond, give a valid reason, or agree to return the kid promptly to you, then you can file a family access motion and what is known as a writ of habeas corpus if it appears... Read more »

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Q: Can I get in trouble legally for not allowing unsupervised visits for my children. No court ordered custody at this time

I recently split from my fiancé due to domestic violence and violence against our children. I allow supervised visits with a trusted family member. I also allow him to call them on the phone. He however will be moving into an apartment with his new girlfriend and wants overnight visits. Can I get... Read more »

Kristen Thurmond
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Kristen Thurmond
answered on Aug 10, 2022

You need to look into filing a paternity action as soon as possible if you don't already have a custody order in place. If there is one, then you need to be filing to modify it. If you have legitimate concerns about the kids' safety, you need to file for an order of protection. Consult an... Read more »

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Q: In Missouri we have 2 homes. One is currently not occupied. My two sons 16 and 17 can they live alone there legally?

I would be residing 20 min away with my mother who is elderly. They are very self sufficient young men but can they legally stay/live alone in our other home and it be legally ok?

Kristen Thurmond
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Kristen Thurmond
answered on Aug 10, 2022

You should not leave your teenage children alone for long periods of time as it will open you up to neglect claims. The better option is to merge households at your earliest convenience or find in-home care for your mother. You may need to contact the state to see what services you can find for... Read more »

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Q: How to remove/replace the current guardian at litem in our case doesn't seem to have her clients best interest in mind

Seems to be siding with the person who is under investigation for not protecting her child.

Kristen Thurmond
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Kristen Thurmond
answered on Aug 10, 2022

Removing a guardian ad litem (GAL) is a difficult task if the case has been going on for a while. In the first few days of a GAL being appointed you can ask for a new one without cause. After that, you have to show good cause to have one removed. This means you have to show the judge that he or she... Read more »

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Q: My two boys is mother custody of my boys she has them living with her brother she's not stable how do I get custody

She's been in trouble for not having them in school she's on drugs and more

Kristen Thurmond
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Kristen Thurmond
answered on Aug 10, 2022

If you already have a custody order in place, you will need to file a motion to modify your order to have the children live with you. You have to show a continuous and substantial or significant change in circumstances since the last order was entered. If you do not have a custody order, then you... Read more »

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Q: Is full custody worth pursuing?

I have a 5 year old son. His mother and I share 50:50 custody. I live in southwest Missouri. She lives in northwest Arkansas. Legal orders for custody arrangements have never been a consideration until recently when a few things came to my attention:

1) I have received photos from her... Read more »

Kristen Thurmond
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Kristen Thurmond
answered on Aug 10, 2022

This is going to be very dependent on the judge who entered the first order and how they handle modifications. You need to find an attorney who practices in the county where your custody order was entered to see what your options are.

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Q: I need to know what "Mother's address shall be utilized for all mailing and educational purposes for the minor children

I need to know what "Mother's address shall be utilized for all mailing and educational purposes for the minor children means in our Divorce degree. I understand the mailing part but does the educational purposes mean that my kids will go to school where my ex-wife lives even if she moves?

Kristen Thurmond
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Kristen Thurmond
answered on May 16, 2022

Usually that language is to state an address to (1) have one address for important mail to come to so it is not missed and cannot be send to multiple places and (2) direct which school district to use unless otherwise stated in your agreement, parenting plan, or judgment. If the rest of the... Read more »

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