My ex pulls this on a regular basis knowing that I don't have much contact with my daughter because I don't have the money to go see her. My ex has been like this for years and nothing is ever been done about it and I'm tired of always getting the short stick when it comes to it like... Read more »
If there is a court order allowing you contact time, then you can enforce it. If there is not, you can file an action for a court order. It sounds like jurisdiction is in Iowa, however for parenting time matters because that is where the child is.
We have had permanent guardianship of a boy who is not biologically related to either of us. His parents have been out of the picture for a while now and we want to adopt him. I would like to send them both a form to voluntarily terminate their rights to make the process go smoother.
There is no form. It is possible for a parent to agree to terminate parental rights if there is another fit person, usually a step-parent, available to adopt them. However a court proceeding is required and a court would have to approve the request. If you have guardianship through a juvenile court...Read more »
I have joint custody of my children part of the week. My ex husbands babysitter quit and I would like to watch the kids on Fridays (not a school day for them and i work from home). He is denying me that possibility (he has a narcissistic personality and I feel is a way of controlling and hurting... Read more »
Although there is no automatic right to care for a child during another parent's parenting time simply because the other parent has hired a babysitter during their work day, you could request a modification based on the best interests of the child if you can show that your availability is...Read more »
The child is currently in a daycare not approved by both parents. Am I allowed to take my child out of daycare since we both have custody but only one person made that decision. And it's not even daycare. Is some woman's house that has six kids living in there. Am I legally allowed to go... Read more »
You can take your child during your parenting time if you have a court order. However, as far as whether you can take your child out of daycare that you did not both agree to, if it is not during your parenting time, then you can not. Often parties have joint decision making for major decisions and...Read more »
The answer to your question technically depends on what your current custodial rights status is and the circumstances surround yours and the mother's custodial agreement. However, a Court would not likely contest a lawful parent gaining custody of their child while their other primary...Read more »
I've been going through a custody case where my daughter's mom is using my current moment of unemployment due to unforeseen back surgery. Her and her attorney have made false accusations, one after another and having a super biased magistrate and no representation, they have succeeded in... Read more »
The mother has more financial help from her husband and to top it off gets a substantial amount of money from tax returns (has 3 kids) she took off with my daughter(4yrs old) to Ohio for 3yrs and just recently married and moved to Iowa. My daughter was born in south dakota and when the mom left I... Read more »
IS THERE AN EXISTING ORDER RE PARETING TIME? IF SO, YOU SHOULD SEEK TO ENFORCE IT. IT MAY NEED TO BE MODIFIED IF THE DISTANCE MAKES IT IMPRACTIBLE TO FOLLOW. GIVEN YOUR DAUGHTER'S AGE, IT IS LIKELY ANY VISITATION WILL BE WHERE SHE LIVES-SO YOU MAY NEED TO GO THERE FOR THE VISITS.
In my household I’ve been trying to do everything right and take care of myself and others. My parents are emotionally abusive, and gaslight me every time I get upset. I’m seventeen now and I have a place to go if I leave but my parents say they’ll call the police if I go through with... Read more »
I'm sorry to hear how you are feeling in your home. You are not "emancipated" or legally an adult in CO until you are 18 years of age. You can become emancipated before 18 if you enter the military, get married or if the court to grants you emancipation. Parents are legally...Read more »
His mother has been paying his child support for the last two years, he says the only job he can handle is "selling pot" and has refused to spend his court ordered time with our daughter right up until he found out i was getting married at which time he made false reports to cps and many... Read more »
You have to obey the current parenting plan unless the court changes it. You can file a motion to modify the parenting plan in the best interests of your daughter. I do not see that it is a problem for his mother to pay the child support. Your husband can probably not adopt without the...Read more »
A CFI is a "Child and Family Investigator". This is person appointed by the court to investigate the situation na give recommendations to the judge about a disputed custody issue. The CFI is usually a mental health professional or an attorney. The parties are usually responsible for...Read more »
sit down and come to a fair and agreeable parenting schedule, she filed a restraining order against me, essentially eliminating any contact with my son. The court date for the protective order is Oct. 8.
What options are available to have this bogus order lifted prior to the Oct. 8 court... Read more »
My daughters father had her get her GED about a year ago at age 17 instead of letting her finish high school. She moved in with me in April and turned 18 in June. My check is still being garnished to pay child support. What should or can I do?
You can file an action for allocation of parental responsibilities assuming the child lives in Colorado. Other states may have different name for a similar custody case. The court will establish a parenting time schedule for you. You should get a lawyer for this.
However he has not seen her in over 3 years and now wants me to just let him pick her up and take her for unsupervised visits. My question is what would be the best thing to do in this situation? If we go back to court for visitation rights what are the chances he will get 50/50 custody of her? We... Read more »
You need to do what the order from the court says to do. There was a reason his parenting time was supervised. If he chose not to exercise that time with his daughter that is not your problem. You need to do what is in the best interests of your child. If the father wishes to have parenting...Read more »
The non-custodial parent is a military service member who's home of record is where the initial custody case was determined. However, they have not lived in that state since 2016. Custodial parent and child have relocated to another state. Neither party physically live in original state. Can... Read more »
Under the UCCJEA, the court that originally issued the custody order keeps jurisdiction over the case unless: 1. all parties no longer reside in the issuing state 2. the issuing state finds that the parties no longer have a connection with the state and evidence for the case no longer available in...Read more »
Rights we're terminated in 2015/2016 I believe. And she is still not been adopted. Given back to state 3 times. I have bettered myself got sober and regained custody of 2 other children. I don't have money for lawyer and I would like to try to file papers on my own. She is in custody of... Read more »
You would have to contact the Department of Human Services given that your rights have been terminated. They could initiate an action on your behalf if the determine that you have taken the steps that you need to parent effectively.
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