DHS does have the power to remove a child if there is an issue that involves the child's care or safety. The child's parents absolutely have the right to go to court and find out what is going on. They can either hire their own Attorney or the court will appoint one on request. The child is also...Read more »
A private processor went to my moms house and served her papers that were meant for me. I do not live with my mom. She lives in Louisiana and i stay in Houston. Does it still mean I got served even though I have knowledge of it?
Not only is she a drunk but she talks bad about me in front of my children but dfcs is considering giving them to her anyways just because she is my biological mother! Help I have no idea how to remove her legally from my life
You will need to speak with an attorney about your specific situation. This forum is best for general questions. An attorney will be able to review your case and listen to your story and give you the best advice about how to proceed.
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What RIGHTS do I have as the AUNT? My brother/his ex girlfriend have no legal court documents for custody over my nephew. Nephew just now been living with his dad (my brother) for the last 3 years while his mom (ex GF) gets "on her feet". But my brother had to leave for a couple of months out of... Read more »
Papers say he has no contact with his son. He talks to him several times a week. And the mother. Is there any help for him as I am in Texas and do not have the resources to help him with legal aid. The papers also say he never contacts his son which is untrue.
mother went and got him enrolled into community college starting today so it will show he is in school on our court date 02/25. she does not give him the child support nor does he live with her. she lies about it saying he does, she is homeless living with her parents, but wants my child support to... Read more »
Child support for your 19-year-old child should end when he turned 19, assuming he has graduated from high school. His being in college should not matter. However, it appears you have another child. So, child support should be re-calculated with the current incomes and time-sharing factors. You...Read more »
I would like to change my child’s last name to my last name. Their dad and I were never married, we don’t have any court order custody agreement, and he’s always been in and out of her life and not financially responsible. I was informed by him about 6 months ago that he has started the... Read more »
It can be done through the courts, but you will be required to provide notice of the court proceeding to the child's father. Be prepared to show it is in the best interest of the child to change the name.
Realistically, you'll be making 100% of the parental decisions as long as he's incarcerated, and you don't need a court order to do that. However, once he's out, there could be some friction between you two if you can't always agree on child rearing. If you think that's likely, you may want to...Read more »
I have a baby on the way, she will be born within the next month. However, I see the mother as unfit to raise a child. I want to fight for full custody of my child when she is born. Is the other parent allowed to leave to another state (with the child) while a custody battle is in process? What is... Read more »
The custody process should start with you consulting a family law attorney. After the child is born, you would have to prove paternity, then file for custody with the court. The court would decide what is in the best interest of the child based on evidence and testimony properly submitted to the...Read more »
Has been multiple incidents with physical mental and verbal abuse as well as abandonment and adultery there's also one biological child in household as well as a non-biological child who is mentally disabled with autism who has also been verbally and mentally abused by spouse
You would need to assert your grounds for the divorce in your petition. Issues regarding children will also be dealt with during your divorce. Child issues consist of things like rights and duties regarding the children, child support, and possession and access (visitation). It sounds like you...Read more »
I've filed, mother has absconded with our children and moved out of state. I knew where she would be, her mothers house, and was able to get a good serve. I had an attorney help with the paperwork. I know Ga has jurisdiction due to UCCJEA. They havent even been gone 3 months, lived here 2.5 yrs... Read more »
You need an attorney. Even if you have the evidence of her mental health conditions, if you do not know the rules of evidence to get that information before a judge, the judge can not consider it. You may also want to request a guardian ad litem to investigate the living conditions of mom's...Read more »
You need to first begin working the plan and attempt to get as much done in the case plan as soon as possible. You also need to immediately contact an attorney to discuss your options for fighting the termination of your parental rights. This is a serious matter and should be treated as such. Once...Read more »
Add kick me out the house with no place to go and no noticed I move to Illinois from Kentucky mid June 2019 Being forced to give up a really good job and move back to Kentucky so that way I am not homeless and on the streetsWe resides in Kentucky my mother Dad and general family and my able to file... Read more »
I would suggest you meet with and discuss all of the particulars in private with a practicing family law attorney. There will be considerations for both generations to be addressed, including the new father's role in supporting your grandchild as well.
My 25 yr old son was in a relationship, woman said he was the father of baby. They broke up in May 2019 and she will not have anything to do with us or him. No communication at all. He truly needs help and does not have much money. Can he get a legal aid attorney and how? He wants to be in the... Read more »
Many courthouses have a legal assistance center or otherwise a place where they have forms available for these sort of matters and have staff able to assist in filling them out appropriately. Do that and get this matter before a judge. Continued communication with this woman is unlikely to yield...Read more »
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