Child Custody Questions & Answers by State

Child Custody Questions & Answers

Q: An I leave the state?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Rhode Island on Jul 22, 2015

Answered on Aug 24, 2015

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Neville Bedford's answer
Sorry to hear of the children's mothers death. Double check to make sure the case is not still open to be sure you are not in violation of any court orders. There may be a possibility the children are in DCYF legal custody. Speak to your attorney before leaving.

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Q: what do I do if custody of child w/grandparent in Nebraska. I ( mother) moved 2 Arizona and want custody of my 12 yr old

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Arizona on Jul 10, 2015

Answered on Aug 17, 2015

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Adam Studnicki's answer
There aren't a lot of lawyers on this site answering Arizona child custody questions. You can use the Find a Lawyer tool to look for lawyers.

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Q: In oklahoma, how long does a judge have to make a decision when the case is under advisement?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Oklahoma on Jul 1, 2015

Answered on Aug 15, 2015

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Timothy J. Pickens' answer
A reasonable amount of time based on the complexity of the case...

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Q: How do I gain custody of my 15 year old brother when I'm 19?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Oklahoma on Jul 10, 2015

Answered on Aug 15, 2015

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Timothy J. Pickens' answer
Tough situation. You will definitely need to be able to show the court that you can provide food, shelter... for your newborn and your autistic younger brother. You should find a local Oklahoma Attorney to help you with the guardianship. TJP

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Q: Can visitation be denied due to a FTA warrant on a felony DUI case being issued?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Oklahoma on Jul 11, 2015

Answered on Aug 15, 2015

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Timothy J. Pickens' answer
The unfortunate truth is probably, yes. However, you will need to discuss the particular set of facts surrounding your case with your Oklahoma Family Law Attorney. TJP

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Q: I live in new jersey if i move myself and my 4 kids to Connecticut. Are custody laws in effect

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for New Jersey on Jun 2, 2014

Answered on Aug 13, 2015

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Leonard R. Boyer's answer
Each state has it's own custody laws. But you need the NJ Court's permission to relocate to another state. Good luck.

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Q: I have a dyfs case because my son said I punched him giving him a black eye which isnt true the judge said that all

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for New Jersey on Jun 26, 2014

Answered on Aug 13, 2015

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Leonard R. Boyer's answer
The Judge will give substantial weight to what the child's law guardian says and can prove. You need to retain counsel and have an expert involved to support your position. Good luck.

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Q: Is it best to file for joint custody or visitation if the mother is not allowing me to see my kids while paying CS?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Alaska on Jun 28, 2015

Answered on Aug 12, 2015

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Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
When a divorce is filed in Alaska, one of the questions normally asked is whether there are children of the marriage, and if the wife is pregnant. It either question is answered in the affirmative, provision is normally made in the divorce decree for visitation and custody. Thus I assume you weren't married to her.

Yes, if you can't agree on custody and visitation, you should file for that.

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Q: If a custodial parent moves away from the non custodial parent, who is responsible for traveling and expenses?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Georgia on Jul 6, 2015

Answered on Aug 12, 2015

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Julie A. Rice's answer
If it's not addressed in the court's order, then it's time to file a modification so that the court can address the issue.

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Q: Is it legal for the other lawyer in a temporary custody and support case to sign the papers being filed with the court?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Georgia on Jul 6, 2015

Answered on Aug 12, 2015

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Julie A. Rice's answer
If it is with express permission and consent of the parties and/or the other lawyer.

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Q: if i share joint custody with the father of my daughter n his mother can i still have my child live wit me

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for New Jersey on Jul 13, 2014

Answered on Aug 12, 2015

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Leonard R. Boyer's answer
Your question leaves out too many facts to precisely answer it. You really need to retain a family law attorney to go over your situation in detail and then obtain a Court Order defining everything precisely. Good luck.

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Q: Hi I was wondering if daughter gives custody of her children to her mom would the daughter still be able to live wit mom

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for New Jersey on Sep 11, 2014

Answered on Aug 12, 2015

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Leonard R. Boyer's answer
Why would that change anything? A transfer of custody requires a Court Order. You need to retain a family law attorney. Good luck.

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Q: I have custody of my 5 yr old daughter. Father pays support but doesn't see her. Can I move out of state legally?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for New Jersey on Sep 12, 2014

Answered on Aug 10, 2015

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Leonard R. Boyer's answer
You must obtain a Court Order allowing you to relocate to another state in order to do so legally. Good luck.

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Q: After signing your rights over for your child . How long after do I have to appeal this decision in the state of nj?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for New Jersey on May 30, 2015

Answered on Aug 2, 2015

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Leonard R. Boyer's answer
You cannot just "sign over your rights to a child. There has to be a Court Order. You need to restate your question, with complete facts. Good luck.

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Q: I have taken care of my son for all 14 yrs of his life. His father now wants to file for custody whats his chances?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Georgia on Jul 14, 2015

Answered on Aug 2, 2015

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Julie A. Rice's answer
Slim to none unless you are an unfit parent. He is bullying you. If he tries, then he is just wasting the money he could use to help his child.

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Q: Childs mother is keeping my son from ME, I'm not on the birth certificate but he has my last name,I want joint custody

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for North Carolina on Jul 27, 2015

Answered on Aug 2, 2015

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Melissa Averett's answer
Assuming your child has not lived in NC for at least 6 months, you need to sue in ME for custody/visitation (and possibly to establish paternity and to legitimate your son). You have to consult with an attorney in the jurisdiction where your son resides.

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Q: I have temporary legal custody of my 3 year old Granddaughter. I am interested in seeking legal custody.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Georgia on Jul 18, 2015

Answered on Aug 1, 2015

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Julie A. Rice's answer
Traditionally, grandparents don't have legal rights in GA, but this is one of those exceptions. You will need to go to court or go through DFACs to TRY and get permanent custody. Since this is a delicate issue, your best chances are if you have a private attorney involved.

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Q: My ex took our girls even though I have full custody. I filed a motion and he still refuses to return them. Please help

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on Jul 31, 2015

Answered on Aug 1, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
You have to hire an attorney if you want help. Perhaps you should be filing an emergency pick-up motion.

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