Family Law Questions & Answers

Q: I am still on a car loan with an ex, and he won't work with me to resolve it. What can I do? It's on MY credit report.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Banking and Small Claims for Oklahoma on
Answered on Dec 15, 2017

Sorry, but this happens when 2 parties are on a loan. You can however put a statement explaining it in your credit file with all 3 national credit bureaus. Visit their websites for information.

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Q: Military Dad ask mom to sign custody so he can receive financial benefits of BAH money. Can mom restore custody back?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Divorce, Family Law and Military Law for Oklahoma on
Answered on Dec 15, 2017

So much for trusting a guy who was trying to defraud the government! She will need to hire a lawyer, and file a Motion to Modify. Also probably write the Commanding Officer of his base and share all the details. Good luck.

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Q: if I have a phone my friend gave me , can my mom take it from me ? if so can she bash it?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Dec 15, 2017

May depend on your age. Parents are allowed a fair degree of control over what is possessed by their youths.
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Q: My 12 y.o. son's mother still has him sleep with her. Is this regarded as acceptable legally? He is pre-pubescent.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Oregon on
Answered on Dec 15, 2017

It's really not clear what you mean by she has him sleep with her. But there is nothing wrong with humans sharing a bed in a non-sexual way. In some cultures this is a necessity due to space restrictions or because there is no other way to keep warm. It might be completely inappropriate if it had sexual overtones. I am not a child psychologist but I would agree that in order to form one independence and self esteem as a developing male your son probably should have his own room and his own...
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Q: My 12 year old son's mother had him evaluated for depression without my consent. Do I have any legal recourse?

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Oregon on
Answered on Dec 15, 2017

Assuming that the mother has full custody or joint custody, it is OK for her to seek medical advice and it sounds like it was the doctors idea that your son fill out the questionnaire.

Depression is a very serious illness and can lead to suicide and other problems and it can be due to a biochemical imbalance in the brain that can be hereditary. I would support the mother's decision to get proper medical advice and I would add the neither you nor the mother are medical professionals...
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Q: Found out my 16 year old son is having sexual relations with a 20 year old woman who's saying she's pregnant.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Sexual Harassment, Family Law and Juvenile Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Dec 15, 2017

He's at the age he's past the age of consent but possible she could be charged with corruption of a minor. As far as the pregnancy, a blood test would be in order if she conceives.

Most important thing right now is to speak with a counselor about how to handle it--you don't want your son going off--somewhere or on you!
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Q: My sister lost her kids. The paternal grandparents adopted them. Do i get visitation rights?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Illinois on
Answered on Dec 15, 2017

You have no independent legal right to visitation your nieces and nephews. If the grandparents adopted them, the grandparents are considered to be the parents of the kids, and parents get to determine who can see their children.
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Q: What rights does a mother have to children when dcfs was involved but the father gained custody?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Illinois on
Answered on Dec 15, 2017

It is entirely possible that she has an obligation to pay child support yet has little or no rights involving her children. Without reviewing the documents involved it is impossible to say what, if any, rights she still has though. She ought to gather whatever paperwork she can find and have it reviewed by an attorney to get an idea of what her rights are, and whether any other rights can be obtained.
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Q: If I give my ex’s Work info to the court due to no. Payment how long before hey withhold my ex’s pay?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Dec 15, 2017

Once Domestic relations receives information about his employer, a wage attachment order will be issued within a few days. Then it depends on when it gets to his employer as to how soon the payments will be sent in. It will probably take two to four weeks overall.
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Q: I was wondering what kind of legal paths can a man take to prevent his wife to abort their child.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Criminal Law and Family Law for Illinois on
Answered on Dec 15, 2017

Save your money. This is a lawsuit you will not win. The "all process" is don't bother wasting your time or the court's.
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Q: If person at age of majority in SC (17) moves to AL where the age of majority is 19, does AL. recognize them as adult?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Alabama on
Answered on Dec 15, 2017
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Q: I moved out of California to better myself for my son but he is still in California with his father how do I get custod

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Tennessee on
Answered on Dec 15, 2017

You should contact a custody attorney in California. You would need to initiate a lawsuit out there for custody.
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Q: What to do if I am a father and I just found out about my kid and I want to establish my rights and have visitation?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Ohio on
Answered on Dec 15, 2017

You must file in juvenile court to establish paternity and parental rights, and the court will likely order you to start paying child support. Use the Find a Lawyer tab and consult a local family law attorney to advise you.
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Q: Can a DUI from 10 years ago affect my ability to win sole custody over my daughter now?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for North Dakota on
Answered on Dec 15, 2017

The short answer is that it probably won't affect your custody case, but a lot of other variables can come in to play. If it is truly 10 years or older, you may even be able to keep the judge from hearing about it under the North Dakota Rules of Evidence. You should still seek out an attorney so all of the variables regarding this issue can be explored and explained.
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Q: My ex-husband took our childrens' cell phones away from them, that I pay for.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Colorado on
Answered on Dec 15, 2017

This is more of a criminal law question than a family law question. You should call the police to see if it is a crime. If the phones are yours it may be. If you need orders in your family law case regarding the phones you should consult with an attorney.
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Q: If I had a child support case that was dropped can i pick it back up if I've decided to

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Illinois on
Answered on Dec 15, 2017

It all depends on what was done and how it was dropped.
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Q: Custodial parent says yes to out of country college, non custodial parent says no to college, can I go? 16 in Florida.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on
Answered on Dec 15, 2017

The answer to your question is not a simple "yes" or "no" because it does not necessarily have anything to do with custodial vs. non-custodial parent. It depends more on what the timesharing agreement says that was signed and entered by the Judge, and if it addresses out of country travel. If it doesn't, then your family (parent) should contact an attorney to discuss how to address this.
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Q: Daughters minor boyfriend charged with dv. She's pregnant. What punishment could he get?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Domestic Violence for Ohio on
Answered on Dec 15, 2017

Probation or jail. Talk to a prosecutor.
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Q: My daughter is 3 years old and I have never been given viable time with her. The mother filed for Custody and child supp

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Florida on
Answered on Dec 15, 2017

You need to discuss this with your retained attorney.
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Q: I was 16 and pregnant by a 15 yr old Well now im turning 18 hes 16 we are a year and a half apart When i turn 18

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Juvenile Law and Criminal Law for Florida on
Answered on Dec 15, 2017

You need to contact an experienced attorney ASAP and discuss this issue with them. Romeo and Juliet law does not "prevent" the charges.
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