My sister sent my nephew down here to live with me because he was trying drugs, not doing well in school and coming/going from the house whenever he wanted. At first he was doing so well down here...said it was toxic in NYC and he appreciated the calmer environment. However, now he misses his... Read more »
Are his parents coming to Florida to find him and/or pick him up? They should consider take responsibility for him and should report him as a runaway. Do you know where he is? You may want to consider speaking with an attorney and moving forward in terms of reporting him as a runaway and/or to...Read more »
If I do go back she going to take everything for me and my baby like money and ECT. Every time I gey money for the government she take and if she keep taking for me I want be able to take care of my baby and me. Need help asap.
Typically children emancipate when they turn 18 unless they are still in high school participating in good faith, in which case they emancipate upon graduation or age 19 whichever is earlier. Other ways a child can emancipate are marriage or entry into military.
Tribal judge has followed laws to rule favorable for native individual in family court, but when the EXACT (and I mean EXACT) situation was reversed and would have been ruled to favor a white person, completely ignored and ruled the other way. Did not follow tribal code for what things to take into... Read more »
You should speak with an attorney versed in the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) and Michigan Indian Family Preservation Act (MIFPA). Bottom-line up front is that different rules apply with native american children and families.
Was drugs the only issue? Have they asked you to do any other services? It sounds like what happened is what's called a voluntary removal - done without court order. If you push the issue, and CPS believes they have grounds for removal, they will get a removal order and file a petition against...Read more »
My husband and I separated in October. He moved out and got an apartment. I am working on finding an attorney to get the divorce moving, but due to finding out I'm also pregnant has made that difficult. I would like to get the ball rolling and get the divorced finalized.
I have a support order in place in Indiana, and up to date on support payments. The court also granted parenting time, but the judge said it may be difficult to enforce because the children live Georgia with their mother. Paternity affidavits were completed and signed by both myself and their... Read more »
If your support order is out of Indiana, then it likely contains the custody provisions as well. You can check with the court clerk to see if the case is still based in Indiana. You can bring an action in Indiana to enforce your parenting time. However, keep in mind that it may be difficult to...Read more »
I offered custodial parent an opportunity for additional parenting time, which was accepted. I don’t have an acceptable time in which to schedule the make up time, so I am opting to forgo the two days I lost.
If it happens just one time, you're fine. You don't want it to become a pattern, though, because the custodial parent could try to use that behavior against you to suggest you are not interested in using all of your parenting time.
The child support was court ordered through a judge from getting a divorce. Father has no visitation rights, mother has 100% custody of child and father see's child when they want rather than consistently.
What you are asking is not something that is done as same is against public policy. The responsibility to pay child support is not tied to the timesharing. There are ways to terminate parental rights and that is something that can be discussed with an attorney to see if this is possible in your...Read more »
You may want to reach out to a trusted adult such as a teacher, school counselor, friend's parent, doctor, clergy member, etc... to seek assistance. When you are eighteen, you are a legal adult in Florida, until then, please seek out help from an adult who can try to help you for the next...Read more »
My wife wants to separate and i need space from her. She says she wont be leaving the house we rent. She is never home and barely takes care of the kids. I want her to leave so I can focus on me and the kids. Who should leave the house since its technically rented and neither of us own the house.
There is no legal requirement that either of you leave the home. If a Petition for Dissolution is filed, either party can seek what is called "exclusive use and possession" of the home that you and she share. Until such time as the court actually awards a party exclusive use and...Read more »
I went to pre trial on march based on my motion for contempt and modified time sharing that i put in the courts against my son father and the judge told my son father at Pre trial that he have 20 days to respond back to my motion. its been over a month and he have not responded and it was ordered... Read more »
Motions do not typically require responses. However, a responsive motion or an Answer is required in response to a supplemental petition for modification. You may want to see if you can schedule another status conference with the judge. Additionally, if this was a pre-trial conference, there...Read more »
Hi, it is not clear what your question is. However, you may want to see if you can obtain the assistance of an attorney from a local Legal Aid society in your county. Alternatively, contact your local bar association to see if there are any pro bono attorneys. Additionally, your local courthouse...Read more »
Your question remains open for a week and it covers a number of categories. There's no guarantee that all questions are answered here, but if you wanted to narrow your question down a little bit, where you asked a specific legal question about given situation, you might have better chances of...Read more »
If you are not married, she can choose any name that she wants.
If you want to establish any rights to the child you must be proactive and file a paternity action and then the court can enter a custody, visitation, and child support order. You can also address the name issue.
I have seen child custody decrees that allow the parents to define what the first full week of the month means for purposes of the decree. For example, the parents can agree that the first full week of the month starts with the first Sunday of the month followed by six consecutive days.
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