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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Criminal Law and Personal Injury for Arkansas on

Q: In the Supreme Court decision, Wright vs. UNION NATIONAL BANK.

Very little was given back, they stole Hi Daniel's oil and Gas Co. After this decision, million hidden in overseas accounts, nothing returned to June Grubbs. I just found the money existed, that it was millions, about the Gas Co. Law firm is closed. In last sentence, was chancelOrs decision that... Read more »

Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 24, 2019

This appears to be a matter of considerable complexity that would be difficult for an attorney to respond to in a basic Q & A forum. As a starting point, you could contact an Arkansas attorney to arrange a consultation. It was categorized under Personal Injury, but seems closer to being something... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Adoption for Kentucky on

Q: The mother signed over her rights while the father was in jail. Does he still have his rights?

Timothy Denison answered on Aug 24, 2019

Absolutely, unless his were terminated voluntarily by him or involuntarily by the court.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Kentucky on

Q: My ex husband married a CPS worker. When my child goes for visitation, she is constantly questioning him. Is this legal?

I even suspect that she has talked to his teacher at his private school. Is this legal? My child is 10yrs of age and has been in my care for the last 8 yrs without any complaints or incidents. Can i do anything about this situation? Could she legally try to investigate without my knowledge?... Read more »

Timothy Denison answered on Aug 23, 2019

If you have sole custody, you are in the drivers seat whether you realize it or not. While her role as stepmother/social worker may be blurred, you should document this as it occurs but save it for when he tries to move against you, if he ever does. Very high burden of proof to successfully... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Family Law, Elder Law and Probate for Washington on

Q: Can. POA take cars, tractors etc from my fathers home and keep for himself. I’m the sole beneficiary of the estate. 100k

Nina Whitehurst answered on Aug 23, 2019

No. An agent acting under a power of attorney can and must only take actions that are in the best interests of the principal. Self-dealing is strictly forbidden unless the POA specifically permits it. If you are encountering a rogue attorney in fact, you might need to hire an attorney to have a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Texas on

Q: Hi , I wanted to see if Qualify f qualify or a lawyer? I need help for child support? I can’t really pay much..

I have court October 17th

Rahlita D. Thornton answered on Aug 23, 2019

The Office of Attorney General may be able to assist you. Not sure what the court date is for but contact their office to see if you can get help.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Illinois on

Q: Im in Alabama. I’m not married but was living with the baby’s dad. Do I need to file for full custody ?

I no longer live with him. If I file for full custody and he doesn’t show up for court. Will I be granted custody ?

James G. Ahlberg answered on Aug 23, 2019

If you and the child are in Alabama, you should be asking a lawyer licensed to practice law there, not an Illinois lawyer.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Texas on

Q: is it mandatory for a custody case to be transferred to another county?

I'm currently trying to get back custody of my son but am being told the hold up is the case needs to be transferred but the opposing attorney isn't doing anything.

Jon R. Boyd answered on Aug 23, 2019

Hi - I assume both parties and the child live in Texas and the original order was in Texas?

If so, under Texas law, if the child has been living in another county in Texas for at least 6 mos. (besides the county where the case has been handled thus far), and if a party timely requests a...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Ohio on

Q: I am in a custady battle for my great niece's in London Ohio and it seems as though the caseworke is against me .

My niece is currently unable to take care of her.I past my drug screening and have done everything they ask .can you please help me find a lawyer for the 25th of September?

Joseph Jaap answered on Aug 23, 2019

Use the Find a Lawyer tab on this web site to retain a local family law attorney, or contact your local bar association for a referral to a local attorney to represent you.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Georgia on

Q: How can a judge rule on custody without any proof or allegation of abuse, neglect, or drug use. Solely because i wasn't.

I was only informed of the hearing 13 hours before. He served me the papers at the courts last known address for me and that is where he lives with his fiance. He has blocked my number and she informed me i would have to call her to speak to my children

Homer P Jordan IV answered on Aug 23, 2019

The judge would make a ruling after reviewing the case information that is available. If you are not working with an attorney you may want to consider doing so. Consult with an attorney who can review the facts of your case in detail and present you with the options. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Georgia on

Q: How do I file for extension to answer a custody modification?

I live in Ohio; Ex husband lives in Georgia. He has a filed for a modification of custody and child support as well as a few other things. I am still trying to find an attorney / money to afford an attorney. How can I file to extend the time I have to answer so that I can continue to get my ducks... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV answered on Aug 23, 2019

Contact an attorney who can review the facts of your case in detail and present you with the options. The attorney can provide you with the guidance you need to answer the custody modification. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Ohio on

Q: My child's mother is threatening to put me on child support. Im working when she want me to watch him. What can I do?

I'm a single parent with four children. I have two jobs and instead of putting him in daycare she threatens to put me on child support. I get him in between jobs whenever I'm not working. Please help me.

Joseph Jaap answered on Aug 23, 2019

She has the right to file for child support. Your income and your expenses of support for your other children are taken into account in the child support calculation.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Louisiana on

Q: When do arrears get calculated into the amount ordered to the employer to deduct per paycheck? How is it calculated?

There is a monthly amount ordered through the state that is being paid by employer deduction but the arrears amount is just sitting there not being paid. At what point does the state send an adjusted amount to the employer to begin also deducting arrears and how is that additional amount... Read more »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Aug 22, 2019

You need to remind your case worker to seek the arrears. Sounds like someone forgot or he's not making enough.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Florida on

Q: I have a final injunction and I an wondering if I can pack the respondent stuff and access that part of the house?

He has 2 lizards in his room that havnt been fed in a month and I'm not sure if were allowed in the room to feed them.

Rand Scott Lieber answered on Aug 22, 2019

The final injunction should have specified a method for respondent to retrieve his belongings. If he has been gone over a month then do what you need to.

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Georgia on

Q: Child support case reopened since 2014, a few days ago $24000 was added in arrears to my account w/out notice?

Custodial parent reopened case in 2014 after I started relationship with someone else. In 2016 I had children legitimized in 2016.. Per order cp stated we were in a long relationship and residing together. I have never been jail always supported my children financially. Now she states I owe her... Read more »

Regina Irene Edwards answered on Aug 22, 2019

You will need to hire an attorney to straighten that out.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Domestic Violence for Pennsylvania on

Q: What rights does my child's biological father have if he isn't listed on birth certificate?

He has threatened me. Has a criminal record,participates in illegal activities. I do not want him around my daughter at all. Does he have a chance in court

Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 22, 2019

He has the rights of parenthood if he can prove that which I assume he can. However they are limited, and if he has threatened you getting a pfa would be a first step, and you will need to speak with family relations and ideally a family law attorney about other options.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Ohio on

Q: Can my ex wife change weekends without a mutual agreement on a shared parenting plan?

My ex wife refuses to let me have our children on my weekend and she told me she is switching back to a previous arrangement from around a year ago. I told her that it has to be mutually agreed upon because of the shared parenting plan. I need help in maintaining a fair shared parenting... Read more »

Joseph Jaap answered on Aug 22, 2019

If she is not following the required court-ordered parenting plan and is denying you your specified weekends, check your parenting agreement if mediation of disputes is required. If so, file for mediation. If not, then file with the court to have her held in contempt and to make any changes to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for North Dakota on

Q: Do grandparents have the right to call grandkids? We are told we cannot by sons exwife.

Son in a nasty divorce in WA state. Soon to be ex-wife has moved to MT with kids. We live in ND. She will not let us call or talk to our grandchildren and won't allow them to call us. Is there anything we can do?

Gregory William Liebl answered on Aug 22, 2019

I am a family law attorney in North Dakota. I believe you will need talk to an attorney in Washington, if that is where the divorce is located.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Family Law and Child Support for Alabama on

Q: Is there any law in Alabama that says if someone pays child support then the child cannot be kept away from them?

I pay child support but haven't gotten to see or talk to my daughter in two years. My sister in law has custody.

Mr. James Parrish Coleman answered on Aug 22, 2019

If you are the parent, unless there is some court order that says you can't see the child, you can petition the Court to establish parenting time for you with the child. You don't say this, but I expect that the Alabama Department of Human Resources took you to Court to compel you to pay child... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Domestic Violence for Georgia on

Q: If someone is brought in to ER and injuries are inconsistent with story told. Can the state press charges?

She was brought in unconscious by her husband and he said she slipped in the tub and hit her head. She was in a coma for about 6 hours or so due to trauma to her head .The injuries to her head and bruising to her body is inconsistent with the story the hospital said. She said he didn't do it but... Read more »

William Jaksa answered on Aug 21, 2019

The hospital acted as they are legally required to. Most jurisdictions have laws and regulations that require nurses and doctors to either investigate when they are suspicious of domestic violence and/or call the police. Usually, as soon as they suspect their may have been some/any domestic abuse... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on

Q: Can a legally disabled person get sopenna

William Jaksa answered on Aug 21, 2019

Yes. There are no rules that prohibit a disabled person from being subpoenaed. A disabled person would be entitled to the appropriate accommodations; perhaps testifying by video or access to a service dog.

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