Father wants nothing to do with child until paternity is established, I do not want him involved with the child as I have moved on and am with someone whom will assume that role. Can I still collect child support and choose that he not be in the child’s life?
If you establish paternity he will be required to pay child support but he can also assert a right to parent time. 50/50 custody is presumed to be in the best interest of the child but it appears you are in Minnesota and the father may be in Arizona?...Read more »
My brother is 14 y M. My mother and her new husband are verbally degrading him on the regular. I don't know that I have any rights as his sister. CPS has had open cases against them but they take my mother's word. She's a great liar.
You certainly can file a Petition for Third-Party Visitation.
You probably cannot file for custody unless you can prove that (1) your brother considers you to be like a mother to him, and (2) it would be significantly detrimental for your brother to be in the care of your mother or any...Read more »
The judge refused to interview the 16 year old grandson. She stated that minors are not allowed to voice opinion. Then later in the procedure claimed he wasn’t interviewed because no one put in a motion for him to be interviewed. We were totally unaware of this possibility. We feel it is... Read more »
Yes, you can appeal, provided you have not missed the deadline to start an appeal.
But I want to be frank with you because I don't want to see you spend time, money, and energy pursuing something that is not going to get you where you want to go. And I preface this by saying I...Read more »
I have sole legal decision making and sole legal custody of my daughter. The mother only has phone contact and no parenting time. We want to move out of state to be closer to family. Am I allowed to move out of state with my daughter without the other parents permission. Mother is MIA and has a... Read more »
We had a confidential marriage.. and she left for 9 days I had our daughter till she found out she can't get housing without her l. Then she put me in jail cause I had a misdemeanor warrant so she called me to church lead Me to believe that she wonted to work it out with our family,sent the... Read more »
This was filed as a question for Arizona, but I see you're in California. California has a confidential marriage license; Arizona does not. Still, Arizona will recognize marriages legally entered into another state even if their procedures are different than Arizona's.
Realistically, you probably won't find a pro bono attorney for a family law case. There are very few attorneys who take on a family law case pro bono, and for those few that do, spots are very competitive. You may have better luck going through the state bar's Modest Means program, where...Read more »
Dcs got involved after I tested positive for thc with my first pregnancy but Arizona has since legalized marijuana. Additionally, I suffer from chronic pain due to nerve damage and can’t take my other medications while pregnant.
The Mother of My Child told me she was taking her to visit family in Mexico, My child is a Citizen, a month passes I start to ask when my child will be back, she says within the next couple of weeks, I wait and nothing.. we go back and forth with the same result for a few months and then we have a... Read more »
I live in Arizona non married parents fighting for custody of their child is it legal for the judge to require them to share with each other their ssn bank account numbers business ein tax records and drivers license number this seems to violate privacy and security as this information can be... Read more »
Yes, if you have a custody dispute you will also be determining child support. A deep dive into your financial affairs is required to determine child support where parents dispute earnings. The courts have the authority to require you to produce all relevant financial information.
I live in Arizona and my granddaughter was born In Yavapai County and my unmarried son and the mother signed all appropriate forms before leaving the hospital to acknowledge paternity and the birth certificate application. Will he be on my granddaughter’s birth certificate?
Your son SHOULD be on the birth certificate. To find out for sure, just have him request a copy of the birth certificate (you can request a copy if you want to submit a copy of HIS birth certificate). If he is on the birth certificate, they will send him a copy. If he is NOT on the birth...Read more »
My babies father is violent, a drug user, a felon & I have documented reports with the police of the abuse. We are not married. I filed an OOP against him, & will be filing one immediately for her against him when she is born. How can I file for child support & still keep 100% full... Read more »
He will have a right to see her if he is clean, but you would want to ask for supervised parenting time at his expense at a court affiliated parenting skills center or no parenting time if he is using.
My husband wants to enlist in the military, but he doesn’t want to lose custody of his 2yr old daughter. Right now he and his ex haven’t settled any sort of custody agreement in court, it’s all been verbal agreements. We currently are her primary household, and have been for over a year now.... Read more »
You should consult with an attorney because that's a complicated question.
Arizona is generally a 50-50 state, and Arizona generally only goes away from 50-50 if there's some sort of safety concern with one of the parents or it's not logistically possible to do equal...Read more »
Yes, it's possible. You will need to ask for spousal maintenance, and will likely need to ask for temporary spousal maintenance. Whether or not a Court will actually order spousal maintenance is a different question and probably only be answered after a consultation.
You can request a continuance to retain an attorney. The Motion may not be granted but it is worth the attempt. You should contact an attorney immediately to seek representation so that you can inform the Judge that you have already began the process of securing representation.
Live in Arizona. Have 50/50 split custody/parenting time. If Parent A asks Parent B to watch the child during Parent A's scheduled parenting time because Parent A has to work, can Parent B seek payment from Parent A for watching the child as in charge for child care services?... Read more »
In Arizona, the fact that he is on the birth certificate means that paternity has been legally established under the law. Generally speaking, This does give him some rights, however rights for parenting time and legal decision making still reside with Mother as the defacto custodian of the child....Read more »
Making it trickier, I live in another country, my ex lives in another state and Tucson AZ retains jurisdiction of the children. False reports have been made against me elsewhere but mostly and repeatedly in Arizona. I have a long documented paper trail of proof but have no idea where to start. Is... Read more »
Are you wanting to know how you can get the Court to consider the information?
If so, the best way is to use it as an exhibit at trial. To be eligible to be used as a trial exhibit, you need to disclose it to the other side at least 60 days before trial, you need to follow the Court's...Read more »
Cps has let me know and I have a protection plan in place for no contact for 2 weeks. We were never married and have been separated over a year. So I have full custody of them and we just co parent together there is no custody agreement threw the courts for our kids. My question is, now that... Read more »
I know I'm a couple weeks late here, but filing an emergency when you already have custody is unnecessary. I certainly see what CPS is saying. If CPS is merely suggesting it, you may be fine to not file anything. If CPS is requiring it, you need to speak with a juvenile law attorney ASAP about...Read more »
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