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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Indiana on
Q: What can i do if the mother who has primary withholds her address so I won't know where my kids are staying
Troy Tyson
Troy Tyson answered on Sep 21, 2021

If you have a court order and/or share some form of custody of the children, you are entitled to know that information. You might consider filing a motion for contempt against mother. It might also be a good idea to sit down with an experienced family law attorney to discuss your case in detail.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Indiana on
Q: Order dismissing Upon motion of the petitioner, this action is dismissed without prejudice and stricken from the docket
Troy Tyson
Troy Tyson answered on Sep 14, 2021

It is unclear what exactly you are asking, but just as a general answer, if a filing or an action was "dismissed without prejudice and stricken," that means that the court has terminated it and will take no further action on it, but the "without prejudice" part means that the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Indiana on
Q: I was served with court papers from my ex boyfriend for paternity/custody. I’m not pregnant what do I do?
Troy Tyson
Troy Tyson answered on Sep 2, 2021

You may consider filing a counterclaim or challenging his paternity in court. However, your question does not provide many specifics so it is difficult to say. You might seriously consider sitting down with an experienced family law attorney to discuss your case in more detail.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Indiana on
Q: My ex is dating a child predator, I have asked that he not be allowed around my daughter, this wish has not been done.

How do I get him to stay away from my daughter

Troy Tyson
Troy Tyson answered on Aug 3, 2021

You may need to consider filing a petition with the court to modify parenting time or otherwise restrict this person's access to your children. You should consider speaking with an experienced family law attorney about your case.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Indiana on
Q: Are overnights allowed on court ordered supervised visits?

Grandma does the supervising

Troy Tyson
Troy Tyson answered on Jun 28, 2021

That's not the norm but it will depend on what is stated in your court order. Consult the order for that and you may also want to consider speaking with an experienced family law attorney to get clarity on this and other issues.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Indiana on
Q: My daughter dropped her two kids off said she can't take care of them what are my options?

One is 3 one will be a year in two days and has down syndrome

Troy Tyson
Troy Tyson answered on Jun 21, 2021

If you are willing and able to take care of the children, then a guardianship may be a good option for you. You should speak with an experienced attorney to discuss details about how to undertake that.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Indiana on
Q: how can i find a low cost lawyer,

my sons father has custody, he has been living with his grandmother and i just found out that his dad has moved back in his grandmas and he and his wife are on meth and i have messages from his wife stating the drug use, the fact they do not have jobs and that they had to move back into the... Read more »

Troy Tyson
Troy Tyson answered on Jun 17, 2021

You'll want to look into legal aid or pro bono organizations in your area. Most cities/counties have at least one such organization, and if you qualify, you should be able to find competent attorneys willing to help you with your case. Hope that helps.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Indiana on
Q: Unmarried couple with 2 kids. House and vehicles only in my name. Can she take one vehicle and I'll pay for it?

If she takes one vehicle, does that subtract from child support or do I pay for it still plus all of the child support?

Troy Tyson
Troy Tyson answered on Jun 4, 2021

Unmarried couples who are trying to split property face different challenges than those going through a divorce. You should speak with an attorney who can look at your situation in more detail and lay out a path forward.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Indiana on
Q: I have a support order in Indiana but ex lives in new state of Georgia, how do I know which state she filed in?

I have a support order in place in Indiana, and up to date on support payments. The court also granted parenting time, but the judge said it may be difficult to enforce because the children live Georgia with their mother. Paternity affidavits were completed and signed by both myself and their... Read more »

Troy Tyson
Troy Tyson answered on May 6, 2021

If your support order is out of Indiana, then it likely contains the custody provisions as well. You can check with the court clerk to see if the case is still based in Indiana. You can bring an action in Indiana to enforce your parenting time. However, keep in mind that it may be difficult to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Indiana on
Q: Could there be repercussions for forgoing make up parenting time? Do I have to have a reason to forgo?

I offered custodial parent an opportunity for additional parenting time, which was accepted. I don’t have an acceptable time in which to schedule the make up time, so I am opting to forgo the two days I lost.

Troy Tyson
Troy Tyson answered on May 6, 2021

If it happens just one time, you're fine. You don't want it to become a pattern, though, because the custodial parent could try to use that behavior against you to suggest you are not interested in using all of your parenting time.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Indiana on
Q: My daughter's father and girlfriend are denying me of getting and spending time with my daughter we haven't been to cour

I have video proof of my daughter's father and his girlfriend being high while they have my daughter letting another kid hit my daughter out of anger my daughter's father coming at me rude and defensive in front of the kids

Troy Tyson
Troy Tyson answered on Apr 15, 2021

You can consider filing an action for contempt and possibly a modification of custody. It would be a good idea to sit down with an experienced family law attorney to discuss your case in more detail.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Child Custody for Indiana on
Q: My son's daughter's mother is crazy

My son's baby mamma acted on text massages saying she was going to find and hurt his new gf , she came in to my home and beat her while she knew she was pregnant. She is in jail cps found her and her mother unfit to have my grand baby and gave my son guardianship. We want full custody how... Read more »

Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett answered on Mar 15, 2021

Your son should contact a local family law attorney to discuss his options and the best way to move forward with custody.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Indiana on
Q: Can an Ex spouse make me or my bF produce text messages between him and I to use in contested custody Indiana Case?

We have been dating a year, they have been divorced 7 years and my presence has caused a heated court battle that I keep getting dragged into. I do not want my personal messages between us in court or her hands. Can I fight this as I am not a party in their custody battle.

Troy Tyson
Troy Tyson answered on Mar 11, 2021

That really depends on the specific facts of the situation and what evidentiary objections you may be able to present. This can be a complex issue, and you should seriously consider sitting down with an experienced family law attorney to go over your options.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Divorce and Family Law for Indiana on
Q: If i get divorced from my childerns father can i take the kids out state with me to my parents house.
Troy Tyson
Troy Tyson answered on Feb 24, 2021

That will largely depend on the orders issued in your case. You should speak with an experienced family law attorney to discuss your case in more detail.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Indiana on
Q: If I’m the legal parent can I transfer a current guardianship to another person; a different guardian?

I’m currently trying to see if I can transfer guardianship of my daughter from her current guardian to my mother (her grandmother) and make her the legal guardian. Her current guardian has moved her out of state without my knowledge.

Troy Tyson
Troy Tyson answered on Feb 10, 2021

Your mother can file a petition to substitute or transfer the guardianship. The court will make a decision based on what it perceives to be in the child's best interests.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Indiana on
Q: Can my x have his gf around my daugher

They will not tell me her name. And my x went against my wishes when I asked him to not have his gf around our toddler till I met her and was comfortable with it

Troy Tyson
Troy Tyson answered on Feb 10, 2021

That will largely depend on the girlfriend's background, and also whether you have a formal custody order in place (and what it says). You should speak with a family law attorney to discuss your case in more detail.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Family Law and Criminal Law for Indiana on
Q: Do I have to pay child support if child has been removed from the home by dcs for the reason the mom kicked them out?

Mother is having felony neglect charges

Troy Tyson
Troy Tyson answered on Jan 25, 2021

That depends. It is possible, but usually that decision will be made by the court that is handling the DCS case.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Indiana on
Q: What is the procedures for me to get my kid to live with me
Troy Tyson
Troy Tyson answered on Jan 25, 2021

If there is no court order in place, you need to file a petition to establish custody with your local court. If there is already an order in place, then you'll need to file a motion to modify that order. You should consider sitting down with an experienced family law attorney to discuss your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Indiana on
Q: Can my husband ex keep him from seeing daughter because new wife?

She will not let him see daughter cause we are married with our own son an live together. She has sole custody an he has reasonable rights an pays child support. Isn't this contempt of court?

Troy Tyson
Troy Tyson answered on Jan 6, 2021

The answer would heavily depend on the specific facts of your case, but in most cases, parents cannot withhold children simply because the other parent has married. She may be in violation of the court's order. It might be worth your while to sit down with an experienced family law attorney to... Read more »

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Q: A grandparent attains legal guardianship on a minor. Who pays child support to the grandparent? At what age does it end
Troy Tyson
Troy Tyson answered on Dec 29, 2020

Guardianship cases of this type can vary widely in regards to the child support provisions. However, the terms of child support should be clearly spelled out in the court's order granting guardianship to the grandparent.

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