Matthew Valley's answer Depending on how he is dodging the process server, it may be possible to either get alternative service (e.g. posting the citation, petition and orders to his residence/work door) or service by publication (i.e. running a notice/citation in the newspaper). Your local law library might be of some assistance moving forward.
Ellen Cronin Badeaux's answer Print every thing you can find about the girl friends record. Next hire a private investigator to document that he is taking your child to visit her or that she is visiting him while he has your child. Then hire a custody attorney.
James G. Ahlberg's answer Make an appointment with an attorney in your area. Bring every scrap of paper (really, EVERY scrap of paper) you have dealing with this situation to the first appointment so he or she can get a full picture of the situation. If you have proof your sister is making bad financial decisions, bring it too.
Joseph Jaap's answer The court makes that determination. Your mother would have to file with the court to ask for a change. The court will take your desire into account, but might not agree to the change.
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer You need to review your order and that controls as to who is responsible for child support. If there is a modification by the other party and you have been served with it then you should get an attorney to fight the modification. It is possible for either party to be ordered to pay child support.
Charles Evan Lohr's answer You do not have to respond if you believe you don't have any defense, however, there are often property valuation issues that come up in these types of cases. I'm glad to discuss if you'd like.
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer Your answer can not be answered until the orders are reviewed to see what the details are as spelled out. In general the IRS rules govern tax exemptions but you may have agreed to follow other rules. Seek the counsel of an attorney and tax advisor on these issues.
Victoria Collins' answer Based on the information provided, you can modify the existing conservatorship, however, the children's father may contest this. Always best to consult a family law attorney one-on-one so they can look over the existing orders and assess your situation. Also be advised that in Texas, the parent who moves more than 100 miles from the other conservator must bear the cost of children's travel to visit in most cases.
Joseph Jaap's answer Are you paying child support? If not, and if you pursue this, you likely will have to start paying. You can file a motion with the court to have the mother held in contempt for not allowing the visitation. But you will have to locate her. If you cannot find her on your own, you can hire a private investigator.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer The judge typically provides those deadlines via court orders well in advance of the trial, e.g., at the pre-trial conference. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AliEsq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, WA, and DC in the following...
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.'s answer Nobody can offer you predictions. Have you considered hiring a lawyer via limited scope representation? If that too is not affordable, then you may want to spend ample time at your local law library researching how to proceed with your action. The NY Courts website also has some forms and self help resources. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my...
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer Why would you want to hide your kids from Costco? If there is an order in place it should be followed unless you get it modified by the courts. You risk jail time for failing to comply with orders.
Marilyn Johnson's answer You absolutely should present to the court any and all incidents of abuse even if they have been previously unreported and undocumented. The court will then weigh the presented evidence and rule accordingly.
Daniel P Leavitt's answer 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.
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