We have split time with her for the summer there isn't any legal agreement or divorce proceedings filed. School is about to start as I will have her during the week per verbal agreement. I received Medicaid and arkids for my daughter and I are the state is now requiring I file for child support... Read more »
It sounds like you need to get divorced and get a custody/support order in place.
There are some potential issues with jurisdiction because she spends what looks like equal time in both states, but regardless, this is an issue you probably need to get in front of an attorney to figure out...Read more »
conditions..is it legal or acceptable for Mother of child to be granted ability to live with child and petitioner, her mother, childs grandmother? Same Grandmother designated as supervisor for visits as well as childs maternal grandfather whom has remarried and lives hour and half away. Childs... Read more »
In Arkansas, there is a law that allows grandparents who have spent substantial amounts of time with a child to file for "grandparent visitation." Since the paternal grandfather has spent so much time with the child, it is very possible he may qualify to petition for grandparent visitation which...Read more »
This may sound a little insensitive, but do her parents have guardianship over her? If she has some form of mental disability, they may have guardianship over her which means they get to make decisions like that for her.
If not, then there's nothing her parents can do to prevent her from...Read more »
My spouse had filed for an uncontested divorce in which I later contested and made a counterclaim for. In the beginning of this process, neither of us had an attorney and were representing ourselves. In court after my spouse made his argument (which wasn’t well prepared), the judge then told him... Read more »
The judge cannot enter a decree of divorce until at least 30 days after the original complaint is filed, even when it is an uncontested divorce. It sounds like that amount of time has definitely passed.
You shouldn't have to return to court if the attorney is preparing some deposition...Read more »
Left a week ago, has been prioritizing her new boyfriend over her son. Said she didnt have gas to bring our son formula, but she had gas to go to little rock to meet her new mans mother. She say's she is going to take him from me, but her and her new boyfriend are staying at another friends on his... Read more »
Your question is a bit hazy. Do you have a good chance of what? Do you want to pursue getting more time with your son? Do you have a custody arrangement established by a court order? You say you're an "unmarried father" but refer to her as your wife. Has your paternity been established by an...Read more »
My ex is telling me to take our son to his step mothers. I feel that if his dad is gone for weeks at a time he should be with me. He recently called and told me to come get our son because him and her were fighting and going to split..now a week later he is telling me to bring him back to her. What... Read more »
If you feel that the environment is harmful to your son and that he is not even spending time with your ex during his periods of visitation, you may have cause to file a motion to modify your custody arrangement. It's important that this is a new development, because you must prove a "material...Read more »
bio dad has never consistenly been around. he comes and goes whenever with months in between contact. He does not have any court order visitation. Never been to court at all. He is on the birth certificate.
I’m in Conway arkansas. Not sure why it says Memphis TN
While she's still a minor, the person who is her current custodian has the legal right to make decisions for her. If you went to court, the problem might not even be solved by the time she turned 18 and it would be pointless, by then.
My childs father and I were unmarried. We split about a year and a half after she was born. She has been with me for 2 years. He moved to another state for rehab but has moved back and now claims he wants to be part of her life though he shows no consistency. I want to move out of state within the... Read more »
It depends on whether he has established paternity. If he's signed an acknowledgment of paternity or his name is on the birth certificate, he may have an argument that he has rights to the child, but it also sounds like no court has awarded him visitation or anything. If he wants to stop you from...Read more »
My daughters father wants to take custody completely from me and is trying to use my past against me. Meaning i was abused most of my upbringing and become a addict due to it. In 2014 I had lost everything in tornado and i had fallen in deep depression and relapsed. It was suggested to myself that... Read more »
The best way it so hire an attorney and let them guide you through the process. It sounds like he's definitely the father, so he'll likely be awarded some sort of visitation, but he'll likely be required to pay child support to the child's current custodian. Is that you or your mother?
I had two children with my ex husband who draws ssi and is not required to pay child support bc of ssi. Our youngest was born in April 2012 and in May 2012 we separated when he left for work and never came back and I moved from Tulsa back to Arkansas. In october 2012 the divorce was final and he... Read more »
Bio dad must receive notice, at least, and it would be best to gain consent and a waiver. Since he has not had contact in so long, it is possible a judge would find it is in the children's' best interest to be adopted by stepfather, even if dad doesn't consent.
I have a son. His dad and I have joint custody. The relationship is going down hill. I need out of it. I’m planning to move out of state. I have been told if I leave with him I could get charged with kidnapping and if I leave him here then I am abandoning him. The dad will not agree to this. I... Read more »
Arkansas has jurisdiction. The child will have to live in the other state at least 6 months (the UCCJEA statute governs this) before you have any legal success in the new state. It sounds like his dad will file in Arkansas before that happens. You should file in Arkansas, if you have sufficient...Read more »
I am freaking out about my family .. ALL of my family. I'm worried about where everyone is and what exactly has happened to all of us. I gotta figure out the money thing so that I can get funding to my family that is locked up.
My boyfriend's Ex-wife has sole physical and legal custody (he was unaware of what he was giving up). Their son has bad vision, he has gone over a year without an eye exam and went without glasses for a year. My boyfriend kept asking her when she was going to do it and she kept saying she was... Read more »
Thanks and the standard for a change in custody in Arkansas is a material change in circumstances. You could argue that the child's poor attendance and performance in school, coupled with worsening health amounts to a change in circumstances. There are many factors a Court will consider, but it...Read more »
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