Child Custody Questions & Answers

Q: my wife took my child without my knowledge when I was at work. I don't know where they are. We are matried 4 years.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Aug 21, 2017

First report it to the police. Second, retain an experienced matrimonial attorney to go over this situation with you and formulate a course of action to resolve the situation. Good luck.
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Q: My husband and I have been married for 6 years. I make double the amount of money he does. Will I have to pay alimony?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Illinois on
Answered on Aug 20, 2017

It is possible.

A lot of things are taken into account.

If ordered, it would be for a limited amount of time.
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Q: Sleeping arrangements by Oklahoma law

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Answered on Aug 20, 2017

Sharing a room with your 2 year-old son is OK, as long as you don't have overnight guests while he is there.

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Q: I recently sent in an answer to a legitimation filing. I want to modify my answer before there is a hearing. possible?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Answered on Aug 20, 2017

You can still file an amendment to the answer with the court.
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Q: My Baby's father signed the birth certificatebut we were never married does he have rights to keep my child

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Answered on Aug 20, 2017

Signing the birth certificate alone does not give the father custodial or visitation rights.
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Q: Can I get help getting full custody of my twins

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Answered on Aug 20, 2017

Yes. If your case is in Oklahoma, consult with an attorney in Oklahoma to get help with your case and learn your options.
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Q: Does my ex-husband have grounds to file for a modification to our existing custody arrangement based upon who I date?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Divorce and Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Aug 19, 2017

Your ex has a right to file for a modification based upon anything that may affect the children. He probably feels that having a violent man around his children is not the best idea. However, a judge might not find that is enough grounds to change custody. It also matters whether or not you are living with the boyfriend or just dating him.
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Q: If you try to get child support after a DNA test does this give the dad rights as a parent if hes a unfit drunk n drugs.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Florida on
Answered on Aug 19, 2017

No, trying to get child support doesn't, in itself, give him parental rights.
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Q: My mother in law took my children across state lines without my consent and will not give them back what do I do

2 Answers | Asked in Federal Crimes, Family Law and Child Custody for Illinois on
Answered on Aug 18, 2017

Hire a lawyer. Get an order for habeas corpus.
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Q: Live in oklahoma. Not married but have a daughter. Who gets custody if we go our separate ways. Me or her father.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Answered on Aug 18, 2017

You do, unless the father files a Paternity case seeking custody, and Judge awards him custody. There is a specific law saying the mother of child born outside of marriage is entitled to custody.
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Q: I need help filing petitioning the court (Oklahoma), for sole custody of my son.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Answered on Aug 18, 2017

Your best bet would be free legal aid from Legal Services. The www.lseo.org website may have forms to help you.
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Q: If you are married, but not legally separated, and have a child with someone else

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Answered on Aug 18, 2017

Any child born during a marriage is PRESUMED to be the child of the husband, and he will be responsible for child support. It was pretty dumb of him to refuse to sign the denial of paternity form!

Next, it would be unlawful to "run ad in paper for divorce" if you knew how to contact him. He needs to be served with Summons, and copies of divorce paperwork. If he does nothing, the Judge will order him to pay child support.
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Q: Why does it say full name of attorney-in-fact on the "I designate. If there is no attorney

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Oklahoma on
Answered on Aug 18, 2017

An "attorney in fact" is not necessarily a lawyer. It is the name of the person who you authorize to do such acts as set out in the paperwork, by the person who signs it. Hope this helps.
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Q: both parents move out of state(2 different states), can the state prior take jurisdiction over the new state filed in?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for New York on
Answered on Aug 18, 2017

As they both have standing the first order will be effective, and it would be up to the other party to show "a change in circumstances" to get that prior ruling reversed.

So the father is in good shape here. Hire an attorney and file a petition to amend the custody order based on a change of circumstances and that the mother willfully deceived the court by not disclosing the first order.

I'm happy to do a free consultation over the phone on this or an in person consultation...
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Q: Can a Step-mom, get away with claiming to be legal guardian of my 12 yo daughter without any legal documentation?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Colorado on
Answered on Aug 18, 2017

I suppose that he could grant her authority to gather documents for him. I cannot say that this is a violation of the joint decision making provisions. I he has not given her express authority to do so on his behalf, but rather she is posing as the child's legal guardian, I think this is an issue you need to discuss with the medical company(ies).
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Q: I've had my cousins kids( my daughter)for seven years since she been 3 days old. Mom found out I was filing for custody

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Ohio on
Answered on Aug 18, 2017

Use the Find a Lawyer tab to consult a local family law attorney. The answer depends on all the facts and what a court decides will be in the best interest of the children.
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Q: How do I get him into court! I have called child support telling them everything and nothing has changed!

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for Illinois on
Answered on Aug 18, 2017

If they r not working fast enough for u, which is typical, hire a private lawyer or go to the circuit clerk's office to represent yourself.
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Q: How do you counter on a contempt?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on
Answered on Aug 18, 2017

You should probably get an attorney. You cannot counterclaim on a contempt action - you have to file a new case.
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Q: what is the legal age of consent in FL for a minor to choose whether or not they want to see/visit a noncustodial parent

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Florida on
Answered on Aug 17, 2017

There is no legal age for a child to refuse to see either parent.
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Q: If there is no custody agreement and father has threatened to take child do I have to meet up for visitation?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody for Florida on
Answered on Aug 17, 2017

It makes a difference if you are or were married. If never married, the mother has 100% timesharing rights until there is a court case or court order.
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