I live in central Ohio, my ex lives in northern Michigan with my children. I would like to file the custody motion from a different county in Michigan so that me and my ex both travel the same distance. Otherwise, I have to travel 8 hours one way and he only travels 15 minutes. I end up having to... Read more »
No. Venue - or the proper court to file - typically depends on what county the child resides in. There are some other factors that help determine venue. But you certainly cannot file in a county just because it happens to be a halfway point, as that court would have no jurisdiction.
Not really. The Revocation of Paternity Act essentially has a 3 year time bar. At 17 years old, your case is well beyond that. And with you having full custody, I would imagine even if some form of relief were possible to get in front of a judge, a court would find that it's in the child's best...Read more »
Last year I gave custody of my daughter to fictive grandparents due to health care reasons. There is a custody order. I am now wanting to get custody back, am I able to without going to court? What first steps should I take?
I was granted full physical and legal custody of my son. We agreed that my son's father would have supervised visits for 2 hours every Friday. The first visit I was supposed to drop him off then he would pick him up from then on. I have contacted him every Friday since to see if I should drop him... Read more »
You can and probably should file a motion with the court asking to modify the parenting time order and cite his missed visits. Until a court says otherwise, you have an obligation to make the child available.
Police reports would be most helpful, perhaps. But the relevant inquiry is to what extent the child has been exposed to domestic violence, or to what extent either parent can foster a healthy parent relationship between the child and other parent.
My child is 12 years of age, her mother and I have joint physical custody. Her mother does not take her parenting time and sends our child to her grandparents house on her weeks. When she does have our child she misses school quite often she also has not reported to the Friend of the Court that she... Read more »
You can find a motion to change parenting time, or possibly custody, particularly with regard to the child missing school while in her care. You will, of course, need to document these concerns - particularly with regard to drugs in the home.
My son moved with me 5 years ago from Michigan to Wisconsin and it was court approved. Since living in WI he has made great friends, plays in sports he never did before, and has great grades in school. Back in December of 2018, my son told an older cousin of his back in Michigan that he wanted to... Read more »
This being in the midst of a school year, I doubt a judge would order a change at this point. However, your son is 15, old enough and hopefully mature enough for a judge to take his opinion seriously. If he wants to move back to Michigan, and can articulate valid reasons (besides "Dad lets me party...Read more »
My son has every other weekend and Wednesday’s for 3 hours with his dad and his dad has not picked him up one weekend and picked him up on day 2 the next weekend. Can he just pick him up whenever he wants or is there a time limit to him losing his weekend?
You should contact the Friend of the Court in your county, or a local family law attorney who practices regularly in those courts to determine what the local standard is. In a lot of places, 30 minutes is considered a reasonable amount of time to wait around; anything more and you can safely assume...Read more »
The cps investagator says i need to do random drugscreens for 90 days and be supervised, i dont think there is a court order or warrant for this. I am not a criminal or felon, can she make me do this legally? I need to speak to a vanburen county lawyer but no money, who do i call? Help please
You do not want to be in a position where a court is ordering you to do this. And best believe that if there is a positive test result from the birth, and CPS is involved, that would be the next thing to happen through the filing of a petition in family court. It sounds like CPS is asking you to do...Read more »
You may be confusing powers of attorney and guardianship. These are two completely different animals. One is very simple and does not involve a court; the other is more complex and does require court involvement.
Family Law is governed by the State you or your children reside; Immigration law is Federal Administrative Proceedings and any attorney anywhere from within the US can represent you. I am an Immigration attorney in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with 15 plus years of experience and I am fully bilingual...Read more »
We were on the same cell phone plan through Xfinity mobile she turn off my cell phone four months ago when we broke up but she just recently turned it back on what can she use against me in court if we have a shared cell phone plan together
The more relevant question is what could be found to be used against you that go to the best interest of the child factors? Are there pictures of you with drugs or guns posing with your son? This isn't a marriage, so even if there are "adult" things to be found, the question the judge will seek...Read more »
Either party may file a motion with the court to have a hearing on the issue so the judge can decide what happens. If the daughter needs a hearing aid (and that doesn't sound to be in dispute), the someone should buy them, and that person would be entitled to reimbursement as a medical expense.
Hire an attorney to represent you and either file a complaint for divorce or answer the complaint your wife has filed, and request parenting time in those documents. Unless and until there is either consent and cooperation or a Court Order, there really isn't much you CAN do.
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