This custody order is outdated; the original schedule fit within the circumstances that I was in at the time the order was put in place, but no longer does. One thing that has not changed is that I have primary physical custody, the father has partial custody and we share legal custody. As stated... Read more »
I'd say no, because the key here is "mutual agreement." If you two can agree to something other than what's written in the original Order -- and you say that you've already done this -- then no harm/no foul if no one's complaining. But it doesn't sound like it gives you the right to unilaterally...Read more »
If you have legal custody but have had no contact with your child for 6 or more months (continuously), then they may be also filing a petition to terminate your parental rights -- and usually this is done in conjunction with a step-parent's petition for adoption....Read more »
I share 50/50 with my son's father and both of us have him on a week to week basis. Two weeks after the the final hearing, and the order can in the mail, The father's house catches on fire. The house is in unlivable conditions. He did not inform me about the fire I had to find out from the teacher... Read more »
Yes, you can file a petition to modify custody at any time, and you can ask the court to award you primary physical custody of your son. At worst, an initial hearing will be scheduled and you can hopefully get some answers to your questions.
Not in Pennsylvania. It's against public policy. The reason is that child support is for the benefit of the child -- not the parent who nonetheless receives it -- and a parent cannot "bargain" that support away.
He now says he wants to see her. She will be 13 in 3 months. 8 years ago he said he wanted to see her for the first time. We were court ordered for visits. That has long ended 8 years ago. He also wrote a letter, 8 years ago to me his lawyer her school and a mediator stating he was cutting off... Read more »
If there's a custody order -- and it sounds like there is, if you were "court ordered for visits" -- then you must follow the court's order. If you disagree with the order, or wish to change it based on the passage of time and changed circumstances since its entry, you can file a petition to...Read more »
The parent with primary physical custody will pay all out-of-pocket expenses up to $250.00 during the calendar year for each child. Anything greater than this amount should be allocated between the parents by a percentage ordinarily contained in the child support order. That monetary amount could...Read more »
oyc took granddaughter child who is yr old she have been doing all that ask but the oyc worker is not happy with anything she does she has had 3 drug test passed them all she has talk to granddaughters mother who has told a bunch of lies to the worker who apparently believes her lies and her... Read more »
Your granddaughter can hire any attorney of her choosing at any time. If she has a court-appointed attorney, however, or is being represented for free by a legal aid organization, *and* the feeling is that the "free" attorney isn't doing his/her job, then it might be time for the family to come...Read more »
given custody of my daughter by the court I was 17 at the time and my Grandmother backed this lie up and has my daughter in Deleware, while my mom is in PA. How do I get my child back now? I found out that no custody order ever existed and its been six years. I live in Pa. as well
If your daughter has been with your grandmother in Delaware for the past continuous six (6) months, then you'll need to file a custody action in Delaware -- and consult with a Delaware family law attorney about how to do that. Pennsylvania would no longer have jurisdiction.
If the toxic family member has no legal custody rights to your children, then that family member has no right to "see" them either -- and you and your husband, as parents, can prevent access between the two.
If the toxic family member is a grandparent, I will tell you that he/she does have...Read more »
I was incarcerated for a month and a half then I was released because my son recanted his story but while I was incarcerated they had a court date for custody for my oldest child but being as though I was not present they pushed his court date back and granted my children's cousin sole custody of... Read more »
Let's backtrack. If "your" two girls are two of the three children that you and your BF have together, then your BF has just as much legal right to have them as you do. If the two of you can't agree on who will have legal and physical custody of your three children, however, then one of you will...Read more »
We do not currently have an official custody arrangement. It has been 9 years since we divorced. The children are both 15 years old. We are afraid to go for court for one because the children don't want to see their father more than they have to if we fail to get sole custody. However, the father... Read more »
I am not sure what safe legally means? The father has an equal right to see his children, so a court may order visitation. The children's viewpoint is one of 16 factors the court considers in ordering visitation. Here is where it gets nasty. Florida is a member of the custody compact but they...Read more »
Realistically, you'll be making 100% of the parental decisions as long as he's incarcerated, and you don't need a court order to do that. However, once he's out, there could be some friction between you two if you can't always agree on child rearing. If you think that's likely, you may want to...Read more »
My son in law is in jail for molesting my granddaughter and her half sister. My daughter was arrested for choking my granddaughter and intimidating her. My daughter has not permitted me to see my grandchildren. There are three. When my daughter was arrested I picked up the eldest three from... Read more »
You should consult a local attorney about your custody options. It sounds like these kids will need a lot of support. If your question is whether or not you could get some form of custody, it is a possibility you can explore through the courts and/or the local Children & Youth agency. It is...Read more »
My daughters mother has primary custody of them. I have partial custody with court ordered visitations every other weekend. We share 50/50 legal custody. For the part 5 years their mother has not been a part of their life she just disappeared. I was not able to have the kids live with me at the... Read more »
My sister got pregnant and her boyfriend died from OD. His grandparents asked my sister to move in and offered her fancy cars and concerts. She moved in, had the baby, and is now struggling to stay sober. She has maintained FT employment and paid for everything. They let her live in their attached... Read more »
Your sister should contact the Reading Office of MidPenn Legal Services (presuming she is located where you are, per your question), and schedule an appointment with someone there to go over the "agreement" and her legal options. The contact information for that office is here:...Read more »
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