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.
His mom has had a active cps case or investigation most of the 7 yearz of his life. Has no job, lives in efficiency housing. My son is constantly missing school and constant doctor and emergency room visits.
You may certainly file. You would need to establish that a change of circumstance or substantial cause exists, which it sounds like there may. One question you should be prepared to address is "why now"?
If she has supervised visits, quite frankly I don't see her being in a very good position to push for anything from the court. Of course she can make the argument that you shouldn't be around during her parenting time. And because you are not legally married, I think a judge would consider her...Read more »
My niece was removed from her mom due to drugs. My brother(out of state not in the picture) is the biological father. When my niece was removed she was placed with the mothers sister. My niece has recently been removed because of the aunt had kids fighting at her house and it is an unstable... Read more »
Your ability to intervene depends in part on your brother's legal status to the child. I understand that he is the biological father, but is he the legal father? It sounds like with the removal, this case may be heading toward a termination proceeding, in which both the mom and your brother's...Read more »
My boyfriend has had his daughter full time since she was born, he and his ex lived in an apartment in Nevada at the start and tried living life the "normal" way. Soon after (about 4 months after birth) the bio-mom started partying and not being responsible. She has a lengthy history of drug abuse... Read more »
One question that needs to be addressed is why does your boyfriend's parents have guardianship. That aside, ex-girlfriend could not just show up and take the child. She could, of course, reenter the picture. But given the amount of time that's passed, and the other issues going on with her, I would...Read more »
I want to move to the city from a small town for a better job and more opportunities for my 6 year old daughter. What legal steps would be next if the father denies the move and may want to fight for joint custody? I have sole custody right now and he has parenting time as well.
Even though you have sole legal custody, the father has the right to object. This will cause the court to hold an evidentiary hearing. Because you have sole custody, the burden is on the father to show why the move shouldn't happen. If he also wants to fight for joint custody, the burden, again,...Read more »
Also this is in Michigan so this could be different in other states. My parents just don't like him because of rumors that are not true. They have no evidence at all, just gossip. What can I do? I also read that I can "run away" at 17 and the cops can't force me to go home. Is this true? It seems a... Read more »
This scenario falls under what I call the "my house, my rules" law. When you are under 18, and when you live in your parents' house, parents can do what they feel necessary to ensure your general welfare. This includes using any legal means to keep you away from what they believe to be a bad...Read more »
Child has the opportunity for a full college tuition scholarship if she is a full time resident for 12 months. Dad is barely involved since the divorce 2 yrs ago and only sees her maybe once a month. I expect a fight on my hands.
Are you contemplating moving out of town or out of state with your child? Will this move be more than 100 miles from the child's current legal residence? Has the court awarded you joint legal custody or sole legal custody?
They share legal custody with the mother having sole physical custody. The mother has been making all medical, school, etc decisions on her own without consulting my husband (the father). Even though the custody agreement says they are suppose to be joint decisions. She says that because we live 5... Read more »
Would enrolling her in summer school interfere with your husband's parenting time? If not, then you might have a tough hurdle to climb convincing a judge that enrollment in summer school is contrary to her best interests. That said, you are right that joint legal custody means that these major...Read more »
I am currently wanting to leave my husband due to physical, mental, and emotional abuse. We have two children together one that is 16 months and the other that is 2 months. He didn't sign the birth certificate for the 16 month old when she was born and we were not married when I had her. We were... Read more »
The 2-month old's paternity is clear: he or she was born during the marriage and so your husband is by default the father whether he acknowledges it or not. The paternity of your oldest child is less clear, and you may eventually need a court ordered DNA test if your husband challenges paternity....Read more »
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