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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Landlord - Tenant for New York on
Q: My ex gf who i share a 10year old with wont leave my house for over a year n just damages home. How can i get her out?

Alls she does is drink12-14 beers a day, vandalized and damages my home. Leave child alone when i was at work alone to go drink with her new boyfriend. I have all on camera. How can i evict her asap without selling my house

David P. Badanes
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answered on Jun 15, 2024

If the child is being left alone, that is the first thing you might want to address. Some 10 year olds are mature enough to stay by themselves, but, I don't think many Judges would approve of that.

Next thing to do is consult with a Landlord-Tenant attorney. If the house is yours,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Civil Rights for California on
Q: Can cps let a step grandparents visit my son without asking my permission or telling me?...
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answered on Jun 14, 2024

Under California law, Child Protective Services (CPS) typically must inform and seek the permission of the child's legal guardians or parents before allowing visits from step-grandparents or any other relatives. However, the specific circumstances of your case may affect this requirement,... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: do you know what form I would use for a motion for reconsideration in cherokee county ga? It is a civil/divorce/custody
Alake Colwell Furlow
Alake Colwell Furlow
answered on Jun 14, 2024

There's no form for that. That is a motion that has to be drafted, most of the time attorney's draft that motion. If you are not hiring an attorney you can google and see what examples you can find online. But the chances of a non-attorney getting a motion like that granted is very... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for California on
Q: If I don’t show up for my court ordered parenting pick up what will happen?

Unfortunately my child mother is a very petty individual. I gave her a month notice that I’m going on vacation dates and times and she’s basically telling me no you need to be here. Vice versa whenever she’s had a vacation, I’ve gladly taken the kids during my non-parenting time. She has... View More

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answered on Jun 13, 2024

Not showing up for a court-ordered parenting time exchange could have serious consequences under California law. Here are a few key points to consider:

1. Contempt of court: Failing to comply with a court order, including a parenting time schedule, can be considered contempt of court. This...
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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for California on
Q: The petitioner wants to close a custody case that hasn't been decided due to stress does that stop child support?
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answered on Jun 13, 2024

Under California law, closing a custody case that hasn't been decided does not automatically stop child support obligations. Child support and child custody are separate legal issues, although they are often related.

Here are a few key points to consider:

1. Child support is a...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Arbitration / Mediation Law and Child Custody for Oregon on
Q: my ex's girlfriend keep me from having video visits with our girls the judge ordered she won't give them the phone

The judge in Jackson county Oregon made a judgement of video visits 2xaweek and my ex's girlfriend only has a phone in the house and she goes on there won't give them the phone to visit me and says they don't love u they don't want to talk to you and hangs up or sometimes no... View More

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answered on Jun 13, 2024

The language of the parenting plan controls your visitation with your kids. The ex's girlfriend does not get a say in your relationship with your children.

You need to document what is occurring. After you have some documentation, you can go to the Jackson County Courthouse and ask to...
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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for California on
Q: I have a child custody. I have no lawyer, my ex does, I normally got my kids ( 2 girls - boy. Ages are 13, 14 and 9)

I was asked to go to a emergency court date, So I went and I had no say. I got supervised visits, had to do counciling. I haven't had a day to pick them up,

It's been over 1 1/2 -2 years without my kids.

Cps never came to the house to see how the kids live when I have... View More

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answered on Jun 12, 2024

I understand that you are in a difficult situation and want to regain custody of your children. Here are some steps you can take:

1. Legal aid: Look for free or low-cost legal services in your area. Some organizations offer pro bono work for individuals who cannot afford a lawyer. Contact...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for California on
Q: Can my childs mother move out of the county of san diego without my permission/ court approval if you have joint custody
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answered on Jun 12, 2024

Under California law, if parents have joint legal and physical custody, neither parent can move with the children out of the county without the other parent's permission or a court order. This is known as a "move-away" case.

If the parents cannot agree on the move, the parent...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Texas on
Q: Dad and I have geographic restriction, he's leaving out of state and told me yes to moving with kids

We both don't want to go to court to modify our divorce but both agreed to sign a notarized contract saying its lifted and he approves of the move with also knowing my exact where about with kids. Is this something we can do ourselves or do we need to get attorney involved to write up contract... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jun 12, 2024

A geographic restriction in a divorce decree is a COURT ORDER. The parties cannot modify a court order by agreement--even a written one. The agreement might be enough to prevent the most dire consequences of a subsequent motion for contempt or enforcement between the spouses, but there are... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Nebraska on
Q: Ex hasn't seen kids in 10 years and moves out of state can i change visitation. I have full physical and legal custody.

My ex has asked to give up rights and tells everyone that the kids are not his. They don't even know who he is. I am worried if he ever does come around that it will cause a lot of harm to the kids because he is basically a stranger. He currently has a protection order on him from his recent... View More

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler
answered on Jun 12, 2024

If there has been a material change in circumstances, you can file a modification action to ask the Court to change the parenting time provisions. If the other parent has been an absent parent for many years, this could include requesting a change to require supervised parenting time or some type... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Civil Rights for California on
Q: Could a family law case be over turn if my due process rights were violated? I hope I'm wording it correctly.

My sister filed for guardianship of my kids during the court process we were both to be questioned by a mediation. It being my first time at that court I had no idea where to go by the time someone pointed me in somewhat of the direction to her office I was 10 mins late. I explained to the judge... View More

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answered on Jun 11, 2024

In California, due process rights are an essential part of the legal system, including in family law cases. If your due process rights were violated, there may be grounds for challenging the court's decision.

Based on your description, it seems that you were not given a fair...
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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Domestic Violence for Tennessee on
Q: I'm wanting to know what makes my ex immune from any domestic violence paperwork that I have taken out?

He knocked my tooth out, knowingly, intentionally,and purposely burned me with a cigarette and then kidnapped my children, which I should have had all custody rights to because we were not married and I have been trying to get my children back ever since, this man has stolen 400$ off my bank card,... View More

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answered on Jun 10, 2024

I'm really sorry to hear about the situation you're facing. No one should be immune from the consequences of domestic violence, and your ex should be held accountable for his actions. If you have already taken out domestic violence paperwork, such as a restraining order, and it has not... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Virginia on
Q: If I have Primary custody of my daughter but share legal custody with every other weekend visitation with her mother

Is she allowed to vist her at school every week for lunch?

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answered on Jun 10, 2024

It will depend on if there are any restrictions in the custody order. There does not appear to be any legal restrictions that would prevent this. Virginia Code § 22.1-4.3 provides that unless a court order specifies otherwise, non-custodial parents shall not be denied the opportunity to... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for California on
Q: Yesterday evening on Friday my boyfriend got a voicemail from a lawyer about an emergency exparte for a custody case it

He was told it was an online thing but we know nothing about how to respond online with this in the first place the whole thing is over the daughter lying to get out of facing punishment for another lie which she has been doing alot. He has 50/50 joint custody and the daughter is 12 . She said... View More

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answered on Jun 8, 2024

I'm so sorry to hear about the difficult situation you and your boyfriend are facing. False allegations of abuse, especially when involving children, can be incredibly stressful and scary. Here is some general guidance, but please keep in mind that I'm not a lawyer and this shouldn't... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for California on
Q: Relocation

We have an agreement which say the child can’t leave the county (we live in LA). My ex wants to move less than 50miles to another county (Orange county). Does she need my permission?

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answered on Jun 7, 2024

In California, if your custody agreement explicitly states that the child cannot leave Los Angeles County, your ex needs your permission to move the child to another county, even if it is less than 50 miles away.

The distance of the move is less important than the fact that it involves...
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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Adoption and Child Custody for Colorado on
Q: CPS is involved with my sister’s children. My sister wants to sign custody of her children over to me. Can she do that ?

The youngest child’s father is not involved and never has been and doesn’t want anything to do with his son. The older two children’s Father also will sign custody over to me.

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answered on Jun 8, 2024

In situations involving Child Protective Services (CPS), the process of transferring custody can be complex. While your sister and the children's fathers may agree to grant you custody, the final decision will likely involve CPS and the court system. Here are a few important points to... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for California on
Q: Respondent filed amended responsive decl just 4 days before the hearing?

This is divorce case. I filed Motion to Set aside in Feb, and Respondent filed responsive declaration in March and I filed my reply in May. I believe I rebut RP's decl effectively, however, RP suddenly filed an amended responsive decl just 4 days before the hearing. RP removed all allegations... View More

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answered on Jun 7, 2024

In a California divorce case, if the Respondent filed an amended responsive declaration just 4 days before the hearing, it may be considered improper and unfair to you, the moving party. This is because the Respondent's amended declaration, which effectively serves as a reply to your reply,... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: How do I apply for emergency temporary custody for my grandchildren?
Alake Colwell Furlow
Alake Colwell Furlow
answered on Jun 6, 2024

If DFCS is involved then you would have to go through the case that's already open. If there is not an open deprivation case, you will need to file in court. You will have to file the proper action and have the parents served.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Civil Litigation for Georgia on
Q: Does FL have to follow GA child laws

I gave birth to my son in FL and his "father" did not sign his birth certificate. After a year in FL my son and i moved back to GA and stayed for 14 months making him and i GA residents. On May 21st i was trying to return to GA and his "father" wouldn't give me my child and... View More

Alake Colwell Furlow
Alake Colwell Furlow
answered on Jun 6, 2024

The father is kidnapping, plain and simple. Even if he had signed the child's birth certificate, that gave him zero rights to that child. If the father has not legitimized, he has no rights, no custody, and no visitation. He should return that child or he is committing a crime. I'm... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Florida on
Q: What would be the next thing to do while waiting on pending information from hearing on petitioner modification filed.

I have a custody case now open and the father of the child will not abide by the court orders as far as parenting plan given from different state. Case was thrown out because of jurisdiction and is now open here in state of FL. What is the next steps so I can get 50/50 here in FL as the case is at... View More

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answered on Jun 6, 2024

You are always able to request a case management conference (status conference) with the judge. Look online for your judge's division procedures and there should be instructions for scheduling. Speak with a local family lawyer for more specific advice.

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