A friend of mine just passed away and in her will she stated that she wanted me to take guardianship of her son. His dad passed away 2 months after he was born. I was wondering if her sons grandparents can fight for custody or if a judge will honor the will
My daughter just turned 18 and recently moved out of her mothers house and asked to live with me. Am i still obligated to pay child support to her mother? If so, what do I need to do to modify support arrangements?
Your child support order from the court should indicate the cut-off time frame for when you can stop paying child support. If the support order says that you pay until she turns 18, then the obligation has ended. If you find the child support order, and it does not have a limit to your daughter...Read more »
Child’s father lives in another state. Has two other kids he flaunts and takes care of but does not do anything for our daughter even when we were living in the same city. His name is not on her birth certificate. Husband has been taking care of my daughter for almost her whole life.
Va. Code § 8.01-217. How name of person may be changed.
A. Any person desiring to change his own name, or that of his child or ward, may apply therefor to the circuit court of the county or city in which the person whose name is to be changed resides, or if no place of abode exists, such...Read more »
It depends. The calculations must be run for each situation.
When each parent has at least 90 days custody of a child in Virginia, the shared custody and sole custody child support worksheet calculations are used, with the lesser amount being the presumptively correct amount of child...Read more »
What should I do if mother of my child is keeping from me and won’t give me her current address I can’t file for custody or do any other paperwork without her address I’m scared she is gonna move far she is already keeping my child from seeing me
They went into foster care for 5 days were physically abused . They have been taken from the only family that they have ever known .they are traumatized this is all bcuz i am a convicted felon of 15 years ago there is so much to this. I can peove ur all i need help to get them back home where... Read more »
"The court shall also order that support will continue to be paid for any child over the age of 18 who is (i) a full-time high school student, (ii) not self-supporting, and (iii) living in the home of the party seeking or receiving child...Read more »
My daughter lives with me she only sees her dad on his days off from work however he's claimed her on taxes the last 4 years. He refuses to let me claim her. He doesnt give me any of the money for her expenses. How can I keep him from being able to claim her!!
The IRS does not allow both parents to claim an exemption for the same child. Your child custody agreement should tell both of you who is entitled to claim your daughter; some parents rotate each year; others allow one or the other to claim the child. If you have some written proof that you earned...Read more »
My daughters father claims he keeps our daughter 75% of the time however I feel like he doesnt. He keeps her on his days off which is 2 days out of the week and every other weekend. When he gets vacation he get close to a month off and he will keep her but that's it. Here recently the past 6-7... Read more »
Va. Code § 20-108.2(G)(3) "(c) Definition of a day. For the purposes of this section, "day" means a period of 24 hours; however, where the parent who has the fewer number of overnight periods during the year has an overnight period with a child, but has physical custody of the shared child for...Read more »
I have sole physical & legal custody, visitation reserved to father, at mother’s discretion, since 2017. My child father attacked me when he dropped her off to my home, after having her for the weekend. DV has been an ongoing issue for years, and my daughter show signs to be traumatized. So I... Read more »
I have moved your question to family law because that is the area of law you have a question about. Domestic violence and criminal law is for those charged with offenses in those areas and requiring answers related to such.
Her mother kept her from me and I still try to pay my child support. She moved out of state and I don’t know what to do. I want to see my daughter and get to know her. I’ve called her mother phone but after she figure out it’s me calling she hang up and don’t answer again. She’s married... Read more »
In va, if the child is over 18, and I have arrears that was with the child support. Once the child support is corrected because he is over 18 can the arrears be reduced weekly to a more realistic amount, I have had some changes since my last modification, I am now married, my wife has had 3... Read more »
Va. Code § 20-124.2, "C. The court may order that support be paid for any child of the parties. Upon request of either party, the court may order that such support payments be made to a special needs trust or an ABLE savings trust account as defined in § 23.1-700. The court shall also order that...Read more »
I'm in desperate need of help. My best friend is going through a tumultuous custody battle with his soon-to-be ex-wife. He's currently an unemployed single father who's doing the best he can given his situation. Everyday this woman makes it harder and harder on him. We have spoken to multiple... Read more »
You are going to want to find a local family law lawyer in the jurisdiction where this is taking place and go with the best one. That may very well not be the lowest fee but it may not be the highest fee either. Any good family law lawyer will be able to guide him through the process.
Virginia would only have jurisdiction if both parents and the child(ren) have moved from Maryland. Your move alone may not be enough. If you don't know where the other parent is, you can't be sure they moved from Maryland.
I have primary physical custody we both have joint legal custody. I’m worried the parent will take our child and not return them after our agreed upon period. Are they able to do that? The custody agreement says I have “primary physical custody with reasonable and liberal visitation as the... Read more »
Since the order grants liberal visitation as the parties agree, if the non-custodial parent takes the child and does not return the child at the time that was agreed to by the parties, then they would be in violation of the court order. You should always make sure that the agreed upon times are in...Read more »
Both parties, their attorneys, if they have one, a Guardian ad litem, if one was appointed, and any witnesses that each party wishes to call. The Judge and a courtroom deputy. Possibly a court reporter.
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