Usually a mother cannot prevent a father from having visitation overnight at his new girlfriend‘s house where he now lives. If there were a provision of the divorce agreement that prohibits this then the court might pay attention to that. If there is something about the girlfriend or the house or...View More
My child's mom signed a release to a service called In Home Therapy, I did not. Our DCF worker disclosed extremely personal information for no reason. The woman (Sarah) who works for IHT whom this information was told to, said they were not discussing me or anything to do with me and she just... View More
In situations where personal information is shared by a Department of Children, Families (DCF) worker without proper consent, it's important to understand your rights and the legal framework that governs such disclosures. The sharing of your personal information without your consent could...View More
Your marriage to him does not give him the right to live with you. If he is an owner of the real estate you live in then he has a right of possession of the real estate but still no right to cohabitate with you personally. If he is not an owner of the real estate then no, he can't just move...View More
It is unethical for a lawyer to try to start a relationship with a client during a child custody case or child support case. You can file a written complaint about this with the disciplinary board. Here is some information about that:...View More
In Rhode Island, if your name has been added to a court order in a child custody case, limiting your access to visitation or contact, you typically have the right to address the court and defend yourself.
If your child support judgment is a Rhode Island Family Court judgment then yes. If your child support judgment is not a Rhode Island Family Court judgment then no. Your son's presence in Rhode Island does not change your child support obligation. Some states such as Massachusetts can order...View More
It is not legally required, no, unless you agreed in your divorce that you would. Often in marital settlement agreements the parties will promise to keep each other informed about where the child is staying and with whom. Even without an agreement it is customary that parents will give each other...View More
When my brother attacked me, he punched me in the face and broke my face open. I had gone to the hospital and had to get stitches. The cops came to the house after my brother punched me but I didn’t press charges then. While at the hospital my husband (who witnessed the assault) called the cops... View More
It's not too late for you to file a complaint with the police department. It is up to the police whether or not to investigate it. It is up to prosecutors whether or not to bring evidence to a grand jury, get an indictment and charge your brother. You have other options in addition to this....View More
Once you have graduated high school and attain 18 years of age, and are not disabled nor dependent, you are free to make your own life choices. There is no legal requirement for parent or child to spend their entire lives living together.
If the furniture is all that you are concerned about, consider filing a case in the small claims court. To explore the implications of "legal domestic partners" and whether that may involve court proceedings to dissolve, meet with a practicing attorney to discuss those details in private.
Hello, My childs mother has been charged with 3 counts of felony child neglect and abuse. However, the court has awarded her unsupervised visits, despite me being in fear of my childs safety. What are my child's rights? Why is he being forced to be with his abuser in an unsupervised setting?
Something seems amiss here. Did you bring all of this to your attorney's attention and/or file the appropriate motions to ensure the child is protected? From the way you present these facts, it would be likely that the state would be involved also through DCYF. Bring your concern's to...View More
My parents are selling me a $450,000 house for $250,000. And they want to make sure the value they gift me stays in my name. I do not believe it would be fair to retain the whole house as personal property as I would be bringing $250,000 of debt into the marriage.
Yes, you and your future spouse can get a prenup that says that the gifted portion of the real estate equity shall be allocated to you in the event of divorce. A prenup can allocate your property in any way that the two of you agree upon, within reason.
my son was inpatient at a psychiatric hospital for trying g to commit suicide.he told the drs he is being sexually abused by his biological father. There is no a pending investigation open with dcyf due to this information. The biological father will be here in a few days to pick him up. How can I... View More
Ex Party being your co-parenting partner with whom you cannot come to an arrangement focused on the best interest of the child? Meet with your attorney to go over all the details to see if this "changed circumstance" supports a revision of your previously ordered support obligations.
My 90 year old dad recently lost his wife of 30 years. When he married her, he moved into her house which was in her name. He has contributed to this house for the 30 years he has lived in it. Deceased wifes children have told him that nothing in the house belongs to him and he is entitled to... View More
The is no law or automatic mandate that requires the noncustodial parent to meet the custodial parent’s romantic interest before the child is permitted to be in the presence of the romantic interest. Sometimes, the details regarding when children will meet a romantic interest of a parent are...View More
Out of state (different state) next summer. We have nothing filed legally with the court. We were never married. He is on the birth certificate. Do I need to do anything other than inform him that I’m planning to move?
If you are all in agreement and he supports the move, you may not need to involve the court at all. It is surprising to hear there is no court involvement. Hopefully that also means you have a fair agreement for him to provide support for your child.
My two sons, (18,16) reside with their mother and I pay support for both. Son is turning 18 and she has been advised by the state that his part will be ending. She now wants to take me back to court to ask for more support for our 16 yr old to try and compensate. Can she do this and if so, how much... View More
Unless the child support order that you currently have was separated into two amounts, one for each child, you are going to want it to be modified because that order won't be reduced to an amount appropriate to one child on its own. Either parent can move to modify based on a change of...View More
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