Chris W. Burks' answer 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 is worth you speaking with an attorney based on what you decribed
Ark. Code Ann. Section 9-9-215. Effect of decree of adoption.
(a) A final decree of adoption and an interlocutory decree of adoption which has become final, whether issued by a court of this state or of any other place, have the following effect as to matters within the jurisdiction or before a court of this state:
(1) Except with respect to a spouse of the petitioner and...
James E Hensley Jr's answer Goodness. I hear that a lot. The cops show up and the wrong person is arrested. I was a cop years ago and the rules provided that if there are marks, bruising, scratches on one person, the other person would be arrested.
The reason is to end the argument for the night and give folks time to cool down. Usually, there is an order of protection in place to ensure the fight does not continue.
I'll also say though that if you were not the offending party, the Court should not...
Stewart Whaley's answer He doesn't understand the subject. If "signing away rights to avoid child support" was that simple, millions of dirtbags would do it.
It IS possible for a parent's child support obligation to terminate, but the situations are quite specific. For example, someone else adopting the child would terminate his duty of child support because he would no longer be a parent.
James E Hensley Jr's answer Typically, there is a new BC issued once you are adopted. If you are looking for your original BC, try the Arkansas Department of Human Services in Little Rock. You may also have to reopen your adoption case. It is sometimes difficult to reopen a case.
To answer your question, it was not necessarily the Judge who restricted your access to the file and your BC; it is the law. These records are sealed for a variety of reasons - and one of those reasons are so you can't get the birth...
James E Hensley Jr's answer Guardianship. Grandmother cannot have any felony conviction. Must have suitable home with utilities and a good income. She can't have any miscreants in the home. No bad people can live there.
She could also call DHS. They will come out and look at the place and maybe give her custody. DHS is a double-edged sword. While they don't cost anything and will probably help her with custody, once the parents can pass a drug test DHS will give the child back to them.
James E Hensley Jr's answer Probably won't get into trouble since grandma consented. Still, he could be in some real trouble if she changes her mind. The order tells him to stay away from certain people. It was the Judge who made the order. If step dad wants to see the kids or visit under any circumstances, he must obtain permission from the Judge and not just the grandma.
Often, people who are subject to an order of protection violate the order by doing something they believe is good. It is still a violation...
Stewart Whaley's answer Contact local family law attorneys and/or legal aid (income-based qualification). Assuming ONLY the facts provided, you should be able to get an enforceable order to retrieve the kids. If you can't afford an attorney and legal aid doesn't take the case, there are resources online that explain filing the emergency petition on your own (pro se). However,I would hire an attorney to get this moving fast, done right the first time and because they may hire their own as soon as you start an action.
2. Talk to the NCP and work out a schedule that gets the NCP 6 weeks total time (3 and 3, 4 and 2, etc) or some other arrangement. If you can both agree to an alternate schedule, 6 contiguous weeks isn't cast in stone.
A court isn't going to rank cheer leading above the parent-child relationship, so legal action is likely a waste of time and money. Spend it on plane tickets and save...
Stewart Whaley's answer The court may require parents attend at least two hours of parenting class, or, submit to mediation. By the way, the TransParenting course usually assigned in Pulaski County is 4 hours.
Lydia Seifner's answer If the papers say the Court will schedule the review hearing, then let the court be responsible for scheduling the hearing. If it is over six months, they are likely busy, the Court will get to it.
Skye Martin's answer The preference of the children could be a factor, but it’s less likely when they’re still so young. Child custody is determined by the best interest of the child and there are a list of factors that judges consider. I recommend consulting an attorney to determine your best strategy for getting the kids back.
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