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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for North Carolina on
Q: My daughter's father sent me a text message conceding his visitation time. Does filing modification require court date?

He had not seen her for 4 months prior to this text message, and has seen her three time since. He has brought us all her belongings from his home. I have not heard form his attorney after asking several times, and the attorney that previously represented me is waiting for the other party to act.... Read more »

Amanda Bowden Houser
Amanda Bowden Houser answered on Nov 18, 2019

You need to go back to your attorney - you have no idea what you are doing.

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Kentucky on
Q: What can I do if my spouse won’t sign the uncontested papers, so I can file them?

Can I still file without her signing, and if so what happens next?

Anna Aleksander
Anna Aleksander answered on Nov 18, 2019

You can file for divorce and she will have 20 days to file an answer. You may want to consult with legal counsel. If she refuses to co-operate you can still get divorced. You will have to properly serve her with the petition and a summons.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Kentucky on
Q: son's stepmom is always telling him she hates me, I'm a bad mom,& other things about me & upsetting him. Is that abuse?

I live in KY. She is always telling him that if I don't do such n such I won't be able to see him, lying about me to him. Ect.

I'm wondering if that would be considered emotional or verbal child abuse

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Nov 18, 2019

You could have your husband file a motion in their divorce case for an order prohibiting her and anyone else, from making disparaging remarks about you.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Can i request my hearing for child visitation to be held in private?

I live in a small town and i feel that it will be detrimental to my childs wellbeing if all of the facts of his child custody/visitation hearing are heard in open court

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Nov 17, 2019

Without more details about your case it is difficult to answer. Your county may have rules that allow it, and things may vary greatly based on the Judge assigned.

It is best to consult an attorney who can help you maneuver through your case in a way that will keep your child’s best...
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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for New York on
Q: Do I allow child to sleep in room with double beds with 2 adults ? Am I aim violation?

There’s a section about estranging child from , making disparaging remarks, or make derogatory statements about existing significant other .

Lawrence Allen Weinreich
Lawrence Allen Weinreich answered on Nov 17, 2019

Your question does not give enough information for an answer. We have no idea of the age or sex of the child nor who the adults are. As to the "section" you refer to, it has nothing to do with sleeping arrangements.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Mississippi on
Q: My ex boyfriend got a divorce from me and custody of my kids now im paying him child support and dont get to see my kids

What can i do i cant afford a lawyer

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Nov 17, 2019

You will need a lawyer to sue for contempt. If you cannot afford one, then your best bet will be to try to contact a legal aid organization.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Mississippi on
Q: My son father has primary custody, and if i sign my rights over will i lose my rights to my daughter?

I allowed my son to live with is father because he his in danger to his sister, step father and myself, so we went to court and i allowed the father to take primary custody of my son. My husband is inlisting in the army. My son is going back an forward between his father and i and his behavior is... Read more »

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Nov 17, 2019

It is possible; however, I would encourage you to reach out to a lawyer familiar with family law, so that he or she can talk more with you about your case, and so you can determine whether there will be any ramifications from going that route, especially with the father enlisting.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Divorce for Mississippi on
Q: I have temporary custody and my son like to go to michigan during the winter break ... can I take him or I cant go?
Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Nov 17, 2019

It really depends on what the temporary order says. Typically, there are no travel restrictions unless specifically stated in the order.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for New Jersey on
Q: I want to move out and i have a place to go, my parents wont give consent. Im going to be 18 in 4 months, it it illegal?

I am planning to move in with my best friend I've known for years, and her parents are completely okay with it as long as they don't get into any legal trouble. I don't feel comfortable living here at all and I have no relationship whatsoever with anybody in this household. When i decided to tell... Read more »

Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on Nov 16, 2019

You are still unemancipated, so you cannot move out. But, a minor child may be allowed to petition a court for emancipation to free the minor child from the control of parents and allow the minor to live on his/her own or under the control of others

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Q: When an ex parte emergency custody order is made and given to the judge, does the opposing party get to give their side?

I'm asking if them and their lawyer get to go before the judge and plead their side the day the order is brought to the judge

Brian Boeheim
Brian Boeheim answered on Nov 16, 2019

You must give the opposing party some notice (usually a couple of hours is the standard) prior to presenting the Judge with an Ex Parte emergency order. Even though I have shown up for my client in these situations, there is no statutory requirement that the Judge must listen to argument. There... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Can grandparents raising grandchildren get child support from the parents of the children?

We are caring for our two grandsons who are 11 and 5. The 5 yr old is severely disabled as he is deaf, has cerebral palsy, is on the autism spectrum,is not potty trained, has Klinefelters and a few other diagnoses. Mom is in a sober living home and dad has moved to California. The only support we... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 15, 2019

First you need a custody Judgment. Then you can seek support from both parents.

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: Is it supposed to say divorce on it if the parents was never married

Father filed for legitimacy and custody and visitation of child

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Nov 15, 2019

If parents were never married there cannot be a divorce, therefore nothing should state “divorce.” It is best to consult an attorney who can review your case files and provide legal counsel about the specifics of your case.

We are glad to assist you.

-The Upshaw Law Firm, (770)...
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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Florida on
Q: If a 14 year old minor has a baby, who has custody of the baby? Can the minor’s parents stop father from seeing baby?

If a 14 year old minor has a baby, who has custody of the baby? Can the minor’s parents stop the father of the baby from seeing the baby if the minor disagrees and wants the father to see baby?

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Nov 14, 2019

Call the Florida Department of Children & Families to help you sort this out.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: Can my 15Yo daughter run away from her Dads house and come to my house (her mother) without getting in trouble with law
Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Nov 14, 2019

No. In fact, you will be in contempt of court, if he has custody and you keep her at your house without permission. She is old enough to pick who she wants to live with so you need to consult with an attorney about filing a modification.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Illinois on
Q: My boyfriend is finally stable and is ready for his dissolution of marriage and also wants custody of his daughter

He has been in ohio for 8 months and his spouse is abusive and unfit to care for her

Marilyn  Johnson
Marilyn Johnson answered on Nov 14, 2019

Since both parties and the child have resided in Ohio for 8 months, Illinois does not have jurisdiction over the child. An Ohio attorney should be consulted.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Patents (Intellectual Property) for Ohio on
Q: my girlfriend is 17 and her dad is trying to put her i jail can he do that?

her mom and dad are in a custody battle and her father is upset that she doesn't want to be with him anymore so he wants to punish her by sending her to jail can he do that? without good reasoning?

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Nov 14, 2019

If she is deemed "unruly" and fails to follow the court-ordered custody, she could go to juvenile detention.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for California on
Q: for 4 years now my son currently lives with his dad because of work schedule and was moving from different places

I am now married and bought a house and flexible work schedule as of February 2018,i am Afraid my sons dad will not let my son live with me, he thinks I abandoned him when I see him every other weekend and provide for him too

Tobie Brina Waxman
Tobie Brina Waxman answered on Nov 13, 2019

Don’t leave it up to the Dad to decide whether you can see your child. File a request for order with the court and try to work something out with the Dad at the pre hearing mediation.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Illinois on
Q: Do you always need a lawyer for a child support case if we were never married?

I have been the sole provider for my almost two year old for her whole life. I recently got summoned to court because her dad wants custody and child support. He has a lawyer but I can not afford one. I asked the judge for a 30 day continuance to obtain a lawyer but most of them are $3000.

James G. Ahlberg
James G. Ahlberg answered on Nov 13, 2019

Strictly speaking, no. Practically speaking, yes. You can build a house without a carpenter, a plumber or an electrician, but how good a house will it be? Similarly, you can present your own case before the judge, but how good a case will it be? Borrow the money from friends and relatives if you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Georgia on
Q: Hello, I am a mother of a child with whom I am trying to give temporary custody of him to my older daughter.

due to my current mental health. My daughter is in Colorado and I am in Georgia. How would I need to go about this?

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Nov 13, 2019

This is not an easy answer. The father will have to be notified and given a chance to object. You need to consult with an attorney about your options.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Florida on
Q: A man I never married signed my son's birth cirtificate at his birth. My Petition for DNA was denied.

Now there is a non jury one hour trial to determine paternity and related relief. What does this mean?

Monica Miguel Cabrera
Monica Miguel Cabrera answered on Nov 13, 2019

This means that the petition filed by the man is going before the judge to be heard. You should be prepared with your own evidence with regard to the case. I would recommend retaining the services of an attorney if you are not comfortable with representing yourself in court.

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