Your best option is to have your son to establish his custodial rights and then you can see your granddaughter when your son has her. If that's not a possibility, you can file for grandparent visitation. But the difference between your son filing and you filing, though, is this: He has a...Read more »
My ex husband is wanting to move out of state….over 1000 miles away. Newly remarried. Our daughter is 9 and he wants me to agree to shuffling her back and forth to another state … one month on and off. I politely declined and stated she can stay here with me to provide stability for schooling... Read more »
No judge is going to make a 9-year-old do a one-month on, one-month-off schedule for the very reason you hit on: School. Even when children are not school age, few judges are willing to do month-on, month-off because it's really not in a child's best interests to be living in two...Read more »
I am in a custody battle with my ex-boyfriend over my 15 1/2-year-old son. We have a final court date next week. I need to know HOW he got copies of MENTAL THERAPY NOTES from 5-6 years ago. How did he do that without my knowledge?? These are not medical records. These are MENTAL THERAPY NOTES that... Read more »
Regarding how he got the records: The best way to find out is to contact the provider directly and ask why the records were released. You should ask for a copy of whatever subpoena, HIPAA Release, or other request your ex sent to the provider.
I just received the opposing party's exhibits in our child custody case. The opposing party is my ex-boyfriend that is my son's biological father they just met each other in August 2021, at my son's request. My son will be 16 in November. They have mental health visits and notes... Read more »
Since he is the child's father, he is legally entitled to any medical records involving your son. For any medical record involving your son, he does not need your permission to obtain them. If they're your medical records, then you would have needed to sign a HIPAA Release.
I am in a nearly year-long custody battle. It has been a nightmare. I have an atty and I was paying her out of every check for a while now. We currently have temp orders and the final court date is next week. Six weeks ago I was in a car accident and fractured my back in 4 places so I had to go on... Read more »
I am in a custody case with my 15 1/2 yr old son and his biological father. We were never married. The Judge issued temp orders in March and our final court is the end of October. I have given proof to my atty of how many of those orders he violated and wanted her to file Contempt of Court charges.... Read more »
You can file a Petition for Contempt of Temporary Orders prior to the final trial. Your attorney may be hesitant to do so now because there's a good chance it would lead to the final trial being postponed 3-4 months. You also might be past your deadline to disclose the evidence for use at...Read more »
I am in Arizona and my children's father lives in California. We meet halfway which is approximately 400 miles for each of us. Our child support order states he is responsible for 74% of travel costs related to parenting time over 100 miles away. Is it calculated after the initial 100 miles... Read more »
If it doesn't, then the two of you need to discuss what standard you're going to use. Right now, the IRS standard is 62.5 cents per mile. Based on that standard, you each are incurring $250.00 (62.5 cents times 400 ... I'm presuming...Read more »
My ex and I are in the final stages of my petition to modify child custody. We need to meet to compile our pre trial statement. My ex insists on bringing his new wife when we meet up. I've reminded him that the judge at our last conference had mentioned that she has no say in this matter but... Read more »
Yes, you should meet with him and his wife to do the joint pretrial statement. It's more important that you do the joint pretrial statement than it is that she not participate. I don't think the judge is likely to react favorably either to his insistence that she be there or your refusal...Read more »
I gave my ex wife my apartment so she would not be on the street and sleep out of my car now the lease is going to be up and I am not doing the court order 3 weeks a month do to not having somewhere to take them and my x wants more child support but now I have a new home and she will have to move... Read more »
I'm currently in a relationship where I'm getting verbally and mentally abused and I'm not doing okay. I'm not sure at what point this will turn physical. I'm considering moving back to WI with our 3 month old baby to be in a better and safe environment. The thing is... Read more »
It seems as if you may need to obtain an order of protection. If you leave without the other parent's consent and your child has been in Arizona since birth, the Court can order you to immediately return the child to Arizona. You may also be subject to the International Kidnapping Act. The...Read more »
I'd file a Motion to Dismiss in her county. You'll file under ARFLP Rule 29(b)(6), saying she requested relief that cannot be granted because a proceeding has already been commenced in your county, and service has occurred there.
Make sure you write that are "specially appearing."
If the divorce is still pending, the Preliminary Injunction is still in place. This means you'll need to either get the other parent's permission to travel out of state or you will need to seek a court order to permit the travel. If the latter, you will need to file a Motion to Travel out...Read more »
There are two reasons I'm asking, cause I'm definitely going to try one of them. I've had my kids all of the first year of life and most of the time, up until the 26 of last month. Now I only get them the 1st 2nd and last weekend of the month. I had a dcs case open, based on... Read more »
You can file both. But I really don't recommend an appeal generally for a custody case. Appeals can take 9 to 15 months, and some even longer, and your remedy is a new trial. In the meantime, the current orders stay in place. By the time the appeal gets decided, you would be eligible to modify...Read more »
May suggests it's optional, but it does general convey who gets to make the option. Sounds likes this parent may choose to use their parenting time or not, and if they do choose to do so, the other parent should allow it.
I did not put my child’s fathers name on the birth certificate. I took him to court to have his rights severed. He was never in the child’s life. The judge agreed and severed his rights. I am now in need to have his name either on the birth certificate or have him sign an Acknowledgment of... Read more »
I cannot imagine a scenario where the father's race would make a scintilla of difference UNLESS the father is associated with a Native American or Alaska Native tribe. THAT would make a huge difference and could cancel the Court's termination of parental rights if it was not considered...Read more »
My ex has been hostile and withholding her new physical address from me but all information she has provided constitutes custodial kidnapping. Tonight I received a text after requesting the address that I could have it once she was provided with information she wants (there is a clause in the... Read more »
No, you do not yet have enough to seek a default judgment. Your next step is to request alternative service. I highly encourage you to find a qualified family law attorney in the jurisdiction where your child custody order was entered to assist you in this process.
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