My daughter is almost 4 and her biological father hasn't been around since she was about 14 months old. I filed for child support after he told me he wasn't going to help out if he couldn't have me, but has not seen her at all. My husband has been around since she was a few months... Read more »
No is the short answer. The long answer is that your husband can seek to do a step parent adoption of your daughter that would make him the legal father and terminate the parental rights of the biological father. Realistically you will need an attorney to help with this process.
Typically an obligation to pay child support support ends once the kid turns 18 in Missouri. However, there are some exceptions to this general rule, and attending college is one of them. In Missouri, if the kid enrolls in higher education, child support can run until the kid reaches the age of 21....Read more »
The Mother is now 11 weeks pregnant and I have evidence of her doing drugs and refusing to set up any appointments with a doctor for the child, also the mother is threatening to not let me see our child when he/she is born I am worried for our child's wellbeing and I would like to know what... Read more »
First and foremost, I am sorry to hear that you are going through this. The law tends to make it more difficult for a father to establish his parental rights. The first thing you would need to do is establish the child's paternity. If you guys are married, Missouri assumes the child's...Read more »
They split up after being engaged for 2 yrs and have a child together. I recorded him telling me she has no desire to bond or be around my son, does not support his fathers relationship with him, and wants to keep her daughter from my son because she claims my son might hurt her (completely... Read more »
It sounds like there's more to this situation that what is in your post. You might have a basis to modify your parenting plan. But simply having a recording like the one you described is probably not enough to "move the needle" in any way. You would need more compelling evidence....Read more »
I have a 7 yr old son with my ex husband. I became pregnant 2 months after being married, and all the red flags came clear to me. He is verbally and emotionally abusive, and he moved out when my son was only one. He never filed, and I intentionally waited to file til he was 3.5 yrs old, but we... Read more »
When you say "custody interference" are you referencing a family access motion? Or a motion to modify and/or motion for contempt? The way in which you respond depends on what he filed. If he is physically and emotionally abusive to the children, then you should think about filing a...Read more »
He's had our son for a month without letting me have any sort of contact with him(he's 1) I haven't gotten any updates. My husband told me he moved 45 miles away from me but gave me no address. I've tried calling him and his family multiple times with no answer from anyone. Can... Read more »
Is your case pending? If so, he may have violated a local rule by relocating without providing you an address. If your case is pending you can file a temporary/PDL motion to get custody while your case is pending.
The most simplistic answer is that without a court order your father may not have legal rights to make decisions for you. This could cause problems at doctors' offices, schools, etc. The good news is that, yes, you do get a say in where you want to live. How much your voice is heard on the...Read more »
We have share joint custody for 15 years following our divorce, but my son is upset over unhealthy relationships and conditions in the home. He recently opened up to me and expressed a lot of frustration. He actually had a break down from not being able to handle the situation any longer. He... Read more »
I understand this can be a difficult situation to navigate. Sometimes divorced parents can feel stuck between following a court order and supporting their child's wishes. This might be an excellent opportunity to use those co-parenting skills and have a conversation with your x-spouse. This...Read more »
2 weeks into separation, worried about strangers being around my daughter. She told me that one of them slept in her room, I have it recorded, is there an emergency way of getting a restraining order or full custody?
Unless something is happening to the kids, such as abuse or neglect, the Court will not entertain emergency orders. You may file for custody under a divorce or paternity action and establish a parenting plan and argue that the other parent does not have the child's best interests in mind....Read more »
Father got a full order of protection against me last august. Since then we have tried working on things and hanging out and trying to make things work and getting back together. He never got the order dropped and we are no longer working on things. How is this going to play into what he just filed?
There is not enough information in your question to give you a good answer. Other than to say that you need to consult with an experienced family law attorney. It is pretty obvious that he is up to something but what his finial goals are would take a full review of the case, talking to you, and...Read more »
There is no clear answer to this as it is heavily dependent on the court that issued the original order. Some courts are particular about it and others tend to think forcing a 17 yr old to do anything is pointless. Unfortunately, the best thing to do is talk with the other parent. But be realistic...Read more »
We need to know what is considered a "formal request" of our son for his college transcripts so we can verify the hours he is taking and the grades he is making meet the guidelines for us to continue to pay child support.
There are two things to bring up when responding to this. The first is the literal answer. There is no formal method. You make a paper trail of asking. If you normally correspond by email, then request by email. You can send a certified letter asking for the transcript and grades to the child who...Read more »
I recently filed a Motion to Modify for my previous divorce. I am representing myself and the response I received from my wife's attorney states her as the Petitioner and me and the Respondent. This is a little confusing for me as I am the one who filed the motion to Modify. However, she was... Read more »
Yes, you remain labeled as the Respondent. You are modifying the original judgment where you were the Respondent so it stays the same. However, since you filed the motion to modify, you get to present evidence first. If she has an attorney, you may want to seek legal counsel for full or limited...Read more »
My husband passed away and his family legally by default got temporary custody and my daughter saying that I was a drug addict I was not a good mom because of my drug use. I had all clean UA's to clean hair follicles and they dismissed the case before... Read more »
If you have an attorney, this is a question that you should direct to your attorney. In general, however, once an order is issued you must comply immediately unless the order provides a different date.
If you do not have a Declaration of Paternal Right established with the Court, then unwed fathers do not have rights to your child; and the mother may restrict your access to your child. Talk to an attorney local to you to assist you is legally declaring your paternal rights.
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