The child was a former foster child and we were granted guardianship of the child. However the child has become extremely unsafe, has several mental health challenges and it's become way more than what we can offer to support them. Where would we go to petition the court, the juvenile court... Read more »
You file in the Circuit Court for the county (or City of Baltimore) where you and the child currently resides. However, if the child is no longer under the jurisdiction of the Juvenile Court because he has reached the age of majority (18-21 years old) and has not otherwise been declared mentally...Read more »
Any criminal charges will show up on a background check and Maryland Judiciary Case Search. It certainly could affect your employment if you are convicted depending on the charge. You should speak with a lawyer.
He changed his phone number and I have not heard from him in 18days! Our custody agreement states he is to provide a notice 90 days prior to moving! Just curious if I have grounds for emergency custody
Emergency custody is if the child is in danger as in out of the country or actual blood on the floor. If the child is with the father, then you can file contempt if the child is not returned at the appropriate time. If the child is with you, then you can file to modify since the father seems to...Read more »
I recently discovered through a DNA test that I have a son. His mother was married at the time to a real jerk of a man but was afraid to get a divorce. She told me she got an abortion and we broke things off. I lived the last 14 years not knowing she went ahead with the birth. My son was born in... Read more »
You can file a petition to establish paternity. You say you're doing this for your son, but are you are really doing this for yourself? Your son has no idea that you exist or that the man he knows as his father is not his biological father. Have you considered the potential harm and...Read more »
The other parent and I were recently in a custody battle. While my child was at this daycare/center academy, the facility forwarded my emails asking about my child's progress and wellbeing to the other parent. They then used those emails as evidence against me in court (nothing negative was... Read more »
Unless you had sole legal custody at the time your child was in daycare and the emails were sent, or there was some contractual agreement covering confidentiality of communications, both parents would have access to their child's records at daycare. Even then, that would not prohibit an...Read more »
The court can only order back child support dating back to (1) the date a petition for child support was filed in the court; or (2) in the case of an existing child support order entered in the past, back to the date child support was not paid during any eriod that the existing child support order...Read more »
So let's start off with I was at 18-19 at the time. I didn't have a house nor a job unfortunately I was working but then I lost my job due to not being fast enough in a fast food restaurant. Lol "jokes on me" but anyways my grandmother called child protective services on me the... Read more »
A non-biological parent cannot have enforceable legal custody without a court order awarding it. Therefore, look for a court case in your grandmother's name awarding custody to her. Such a court order would have to be issued only by the circuit court in the county where the child resided (or...Read more »
I received full custody of my son in 2019 after his dad was arrested for choking him and other things, my son's dad went back to prison in September 2019 for attempted murder on police and has been in there since, sentenced to 14 years. His father has a long record of violent offenses and... Read more »
Considering the consequences if you lose and he is awarded sole custody, I think you may wish to consider hiring a lawyer to insure that does not happen. Waiting until after you lose at trial is too late.
You have two issues: a landlord/tenant issue, and a custody/child support issue. If there's domestic violence going on, that is a potential third issue, or one which could arise based on how she reacts to whatever it is you do about the first two issues. The good news is (for you), you are...Read more »
I have 50/50 joint custody and my ex is anti-vax and anti covid-19 testing. I want to take my kids to a convention this weekend that requires testing and so I ran it by the kids first, with the intent to ask her after I talked to them. One of the kids told her before I had a chance and now... Read more »
Is there a court order or judgment in place awarding one of you sole residential custody, or sole or final say in major medical decisions, or do you have shared custody or to you share those decisions equally? Is there a custody agreement in place that addresses the issue? You need to review your...Read more »
No. First of all, the contents of a police report is hearsay, so unless the report has some non-hearsay evidentiary purpose, it will not be allowed over your objection even were the case not expunged. The police officer who wrote the report can be called to testify as to matters over which they...Read more »
Without more facts, this question is so broad as to not be answerable without writing a book to cover all possible scenarios that could have prompted the question. File a motion to terminate the court's exercise of jurisdiction. What possible legal basis you have that would entitle you to...Read more »
A child born to a married woman in Maryland is presumed to be the child of the husband. The actual biological father would have to petition to establish paternity through a blood test. Custody and visitation is a separate matter decided upon by the court. Once paternity is established, the...Read more »
My wife left about two and a half years ago. We believe mental illness to be involved. She hasn’t sought help and has been almost completely absent in that time. She, in august 2019, came home briefly and beat my daughter and left about 15 welts on her legs. She was terrified of spoons for about... Read more »
We separated 8 years ago we came to the agreement that I can see my daughter every other weekend or as much as I asked and I would give her $500 a month I sometimes gave cash , money orders , and recently online payments to her account she is saying she is going to put me on child support and claim... Read more »
She can get child support accounting from the date she files a petition for custody and support in court, so at any hearing the judge can award support going back to the date she filed. If there is a written agreement, or she can cobble together enough proof of an agreement, that you were to pay...Read more »
Prove you are the biological parent, and allege and be prepared to prove that you are a fit and proper person to have custody of your child. There is a very strong presumption that a child belongs with his or her biological parent, absent proof that the parent is a danger to the health or safety...Read more »
This is a bit complicated. Generally speaking, the only persons absolutely entitled to visitation/access are the parents of the child, but if one or both parents are out of the picture (deceased, in jail, mentally incapacitated, or abandoned the child, etc.), then typically grandparents or...Read more »
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