Emancipation in Colorado is not something that easily fits in a checklist. It is based on several factors and ultimately the judge uses discretion to weigh all of those factors and make a decision. The bottom line is whether the child can demonstrate a full ability and active effort to currently...Read more »
Child custody and divorce and there is domestic violence involved on my husband against me. He has a very good attorney and I can't afford one. He refuses to pay child support and I don't have a vehicle to get to a job so I'm struggling. Also, he is trying to get domestic charge... Read more »
I'm sorry to hear of the problems you're having. You may be able to find assistance through this website: https://www.lsba.org/public/findlegalhelp/. I would also suggest contacting your local battered women's shelter and/or your parish's District Attorney's Office to...Read more »
In November. I have no criminal charges as of currently awaiting to hearing however 60day emergency took place that uplifted and CPs involved with both parties and my daughter on forth worth in which I’m trying to get her back from her dad grandmother which holds no grounds. At this point it’s... Read more »
The emergency removal of a child due to domestic violence is a fact-intensive matter. DFPS clearly has the statutory authority to take such an action and the court clearly has jurisdiction to adjudicate the matter.
You need a family lawyer experienced with CPS cases to advise and assist...Read more »
My sons father took me back to court over child custody. We were never married I had full custody. Him and his lawyer knowingly and deliberately lied in court. My attorney never called a witness that I suggested to him or presented evidence that I had given him or told him he could obtain that... Read more »
Best advice would be to contact another family law attorney to review everything. You could certainly talk with a malpractice attorney, but some of what you write concerns trial strategy, which is difficult to show malpractice.
We are in Ohio and the child is 2.5. Her father and I have been separated for over a year and I have always claimed her. He has her 3-4 days throughout the week, so physical custody is about even. He doesn't claim her due to his child support for his other child is extremely behind. There is... Read more »
My ex was awarded unsupervised visitation, but at a public place, which is a mall. Am I in violation of the order if my family members are at the same mall during the visit. Not in a supervisory capacity but simply present just in case? Being that it's a public place I'm unsure if this... Read more »
I have had her since she was 2 months old. They come take her for a day or two when they get mad. I'm scared to let her go back now they are getting worst and on drugs bad. They stay awake days at a time
We are in Texas, I am pregnant by someone who has a bench warrant/ felony. He received it for theft, after his third theft and continuous violation of probation they finally gave him a felony. In his past he has family violence misdemeanor (fighting w his brother). I was recently told that if I... Read more »
I left my narcissistic exboyfriend. His mom has always had a vendetta against me. If she doesn’t get her way , or I withstand my boundaries when she tries to control me, she threatens me with cps, cutting my service off (which I told her to so she couldn’t hold it over my head anymore), and... Read more »
Unfortunately, the answer is no. Assigned lawyers are not allowed to accept money from the client. Aside from that, based upon what you have said, your current lawyer is not on the panel for assigned lawyers. You will have to decide between paying your current lawyer the full hourly rate or...Read more »
In your court Order, there is likely language that designates one parent as the custodian and the other parent as the visiting parent; or, the "visiting parent" is the parent who has less time with the child(ren) overall. You may need to schedule a consultation with a family court lawyer...Read more »
Mother, father, and child live together in the child’s birth state. Mother has lived in that state for almost one year and the child is 6 months old, she plans to visit her home state. Father says it’s not a good idea since child has been sick. Mother goes and then calls father and says she... Read more »
Most states have enacted a version of the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Enforcement Act (referred to as the "UCCJEA"), and the typical provisions of the UCCJEA provide that an initial custody case can only be brought in the "home state" of the child; for a child who is an...Read more »
If you lost primary custody temporarily before the final hearing, but a third party had come forward and filed for emergency custody against the other parent, are you able to regain custody instead of the third party before the final hearing?
You have not provided very many facts of your specific situation so it's impossible to suggest what might be appropriate for your case. That being said, custody determinations (either temporary or final) are always modifiable by the Family Court.
I had my son when his father and I were split up. His father is not on the birth certificate. Our son is 3 months old and we are now back together. We’ve been back together in a relationship since our son was 2 weeks old. His father and I do not live together. I work and his father helps... Read more »
Medicaid is funded by the federal government. For any South Carolina resident to receive those funds, federal law requires the person to seek child support from the other parent. However, the process for establishing child support through DSS is very cooperative, and you may be able to agree to him...Read more »
Finding the right attorney is important. First, you should google Family Law attorneys who practice in the place where the custody is to take place. From there, look at their websites and learn more about the mission and vision of the firm. You should meet with different firms to determine if...Read more »
This response is only based on Florida law. You need to return to whatever court issued the order that the grandparents have custody. Whether by your agreement or not, you need to ask the court to change the order and return custody to you. The rest of your questions will resolve after you take...Read more »
It is unclear from your question whether you are the mother or father of the child. If you are the mother, if your child was taken from your custody, you should have a hearing, in order for the state to provide you with the reasons why they feel the child should have been removed from your home....Read more »
If you have not seen any paperwork that provides your sister in law with temporary custody or guardianship, her refusal to produce your children could be considered kidnapping. I would advise you to contact the juvenile court and see if there is a case involving your minor children. I would also...Read more »
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