So I'm 15 years old and my parents ARE divorced. So every summer i went to see my dad. My father lived farther away due to the military. When i was 13 my mom decided to let me live at my dad and stepmoms house. I lived there for about a year before me and step mother just clearly didn't... Read more »
Your mother and father must follow the court ordered visitation schedule. If they deviate from it, the court could hold one or the other in contempt. But either of them can file with the court asking to change the visitation schedule, so talk to them about doing that. The court would also listen...Read more »
I have message dated back from when i was trying to reach out and be in my son life but she wasn’t allowing me too i didn’t have any contact with unless she called me which was blocked and out the blue she totally cut me away from him I’m paying child support now but I’m currently in court... Read more »
Child support and child custody are separate matters. You cannot withhold support if you are not seeing the child, and you cannot withhold the child if you are not receiving support. If there is a violation of either support or child custody, the correct procedure is to file a motion to show cause....Read more »
Courts make changes to custody, so your mother should talk to an attorney about filing with the court for a change. The court will want to know the reason for the change. She can use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local family law attorney.
My son Nathaniel who is 18 just proposed to his girlfriend Jenna who is also 18 they live with her grandparents who have custody of Jenna they're telling Jenna that they have custody of her until she has graduated and they can stop her from moving out. Is this true.
i want to get a job to move out but my mom won’t let me she made me sign up for disability instead so she can get more money each month. i need out but i don’t want to end up in foster care for trying to get out of the situation , what are my options? my whole life i’ve been homeless off and... Read more »
My ex husband and I have a court order where he gets visits with the kids every other weekend. He had not seen the kids since sept 14th 2019 of his own accord. He even moved to PA a few months back without telling me until very recently and without updating his address with the courts. Our kids are... Read more »
If you refuse, he could file with the court to have you held in contempt. You would then explain your reasons to the judge, and the judge would decide if what you did was in the best interest of the children. There is no way to predict how judges will deal with all the problems caused by the...Read more »
we have custody of my step daughter age 12. she has lived with us for 2 years and visited mom every other weekend plus half of school breaks. her mom who lives in indiana keeps telling her she can be emancipated at age 15. daughter has ODD, anger issues and anxiety. what do you say about what her... Read more »
If you have custody then yes, you can obtain a child support order for payments. This doesn't help you with your arrearages, though, as payments made directly to the obligee instead of through CSEA are considered gifts. You could ask for the arrearage to be waived based on the direct payments,...Read more »
Feb. First seen something was up just by how she was acting and then she got pulled over for having a bunch of drugs a scale and even counterfeit money. I didn't think she was doing this bad but we ordered a drug test and she failed with crack cocaine weed and meth. Also our court date was... Read more »
Your husband should retain a local family law attorney to represent him in the custody proceedings. If your husband does not allow the child's mother to have parenting time, then she could file to have your husband held in contempt. He would then explain to the judge that because of her drug...Read more »
You can petition the court for an allocation of parental rights and responsibilities and, so long as paternity really has been established (via court approved genetic testing, or an affidavit of paternity, not a random genetic test) and unless the current custodian can prove that you are an unfit...Read more »
Who did she sign over her rights to? It's not clear from your question. You will need to start by establishing paternity. The easy way to do this is by having both you and the mother sign an affidavit of paternity and file it with your local jobs and family services office. You will then need...Read more »
This is such a new issue that the Courts are trying to figure this issue out right now. It really depends if he is behind on child support. If he claimed the 3 kids this year he may get the money. If I were you I would file a motion with the Court requesting allocation of the stimulus money if he...Read more »
i’m 16, turning 17 november 4th and i live with my mother. my parents were never married and are separated and both on drugs. i was wondering if 1) i could look into getting social security for my clinical ( not self diagnosed) depression, anxiety, adhd and mood disorder so that i could have a... Read more »
Ohio does not allow emancipation for your situation. Minors are not allowed to live on their own. If your parents were never married, and your father never obtained parental rights from the court, then your mother has sole legal custody. Talk to a family member, teacher, or other trusted adult,...Read more »
My ex-husband has picked up our children for spring break and was to return our children back to me on 3.29.20. I drove to Chicago on 3.31.20 where he claims to reside to attempt retrieval because he claimed he couldn't drive due to surgery the week of 3.23.20 - 3.29.20. I had police escorts... Read more »
Your only remedy here is to file for a motion to show cause. I would also file a motion to modify parenting time if he is fundamentally violating the current order to prohibit him from pulling this again. The court likely won't be able to rule on it for a while, but the threat of attorney fees...Read more »
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