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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Civil Litigation and Domestic Violence for Virginia on
Q: can I have the form in Virginia to request a motion to dismiss a preliminary removal order?

I'm just looking for the form needed to request a motion for dismissal of a removal order in Virginia.

F. Paul Maloof
F. Paul Maloof answered on Feb 27, 2021

Go to the family court website for the form that you need, or call the clerk's office on Monday for the website link.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can a non custodial parent claim child on their taxes until they’re 24 years old if they are paying for healthcare?

Child is in college full time, 19 years old and works a job. She is trying to claim herself on her own taxes for money for tuition.

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 27, 2021

Child can claim herself if she makes more than $600/yr.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Louisiana on
Q: Can child support continue for a child that is 19 and on college full time. Support no longer received after high school

Don’t want to go that route but other parent is being extremely difficult

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 27, 2021

On going child support ends at 18 or high school graduation, whichever comes last but not later than 19th birthday. However, arrears still due for 10 years.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: Can I sue my parents for extended misogyny and trying to marry someone to me when I was 14. I don’t want to know why.

I want to know why they did that to me. They have refused to acknowledge that it has caused me distress for 25 years. I want to know why they did it in the first place. I just want them to have to acknowledge it and stop lying and be accountable in a public forum.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Feb 27, 2021

more info needed.

anyone can sue anyone for anything at any time.

the issue is usually will you be successful AND can you afford the costs of doing so..... a

and what can you reasonably expect to get?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Texas on
Q: Ex keeps dropping off kids bags to my home after weekend visits not sending back with kids as asked - anything I can do?
Jonathan Tanaka
Jonathan Tanaka answered on Feb 27, 2021

Thanks for your question! I'd recommend that you reach out to a local family law attorney in your area so the attorney can take some time to review your divorce decree and learn more about the facts surrounding your matter.

The answer to your question would hinge on either what the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Louisiana on
Q: how do i file a petition to terminate parental rights ?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Feb 26, 2021

You consult with a family law attorney to find out if you have legal grounds first, before you spend money on filing and service fees and get sanctioned.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Connecticut on
Q: What do I need from my grandchildren's parents to legally take care of my grandchildren? Can it be signed by one parent?
Joseph Maya
Joseph Maya answered on Feb 26, 2021

You present an interesting legal question. You will probably need to hire an attorney licensed to practice in Connecticut to fully address your situation with your grandchildren. I wish you the best of luck in the resolution of your issue.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Civil Litigation for New York on
Q: How does someone born in Puerto Rico but now lives in the states, correct a name change on their birth certificate?

My father was unofficially adopted by my grandparents in Puerto Rico in the 1950s, and when he was born they did not change his original last name to what should of been my adoptive grandfathers last name.

For all the time he has been in the United States (specifically NY for over 40... Read more »

Lawrence Allen Weinreich
Lawrence Allen Weinreich answered on Feb 26, 2021

Based upon what you have said, to begin with the case would have to be done in PR as that is where he was born, however, since the "adoption" was unofficial it is unlikely that it can be done. What is probably a better option, is to bring an action for a name change back to the time he... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Can a part time job be consider a increase of income for the NCP. Will this be included in a child support modification?

Can a IDO apply to two different employers at the same time?

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Feb 26, 2021

Yes, if the part time job led to a change in income it can be included in a modification. You will need to report income from all sources.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Texas on
Q: I was recently arrested and my charge is injury to a child .The allegations are from my son. I need help quick.

I have two kids a 13son and 15year old daughter . I have been divorced from my ex-husband for 10 years we have been to court just about every year since we have divorced. We just got out of court October 29,2020. He has been trying to take my kids from me for years and now he called CPS and I... Read more »

Sharita Blacknall
Sharita Blacknall answered on Feb 26, 2021

If you sitll need help go to my website to look at an estimate of costs and to schedule a consultation. www.blacknallfirm.com.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on
Q: Court Order custody; father refuses to return daughter undermining court order. What can mom do?

Father has brainwashed child stating she does not have to go back if she does not want to

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Feb 26, 2021

Ask the judge to hold the father in contempt of court. It's not up to the child.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Missouri on
Q: I filed paternity in Missouri where child was born. Will mother of child be served in Louisiana, where she lives?
Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy answered on Feb 25, 2021

She can be, yes, so long as you specify her address

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Family Law and Foreclosure for Pennsylvania on
Q: I have a trailer with 2 names on loan. X-wife wants it and If i let other take it, can i protect myself legally?

My X-Wife and I have a Travel Trailer together. We failed to make payments and the bank foreclosed on it and charged off the debt. They never Repossessed it. If my X-wife Takes it or I just let her take it off the property, is there a way I could get something signed saying I want nothing to do... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 25, 2021

Make sure it's titled in her name. She should give you a document that she accepts all responsibility. You say "x"--did you have a divorce (if she got posession that may cover it) or just separated?

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support and Domestic Violence for Ohio on
Q: I would like advice before going to child support court. My son's father was jailed for domestic violence on me

Will I need to be prepared to be questioned about this in court?

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Feb 25, 2021

Be prepared to discuss it if it comes up. Talk to your attorney, or use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local family law attorney to review all the facts and advise you.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Oklahoma on
Q: My parents were appointed guardianship under 10A section 1-4-709 Last year judge is tryin to put them back in dhs
Pete David Louden
Pete David Louden answered on Feb 25, 2021

There is not enough information here to know what is going on with this case. With that said, if there is a threat that children may be removed by the state the guardians and the parents each need to hire attorneys right now. It is always better to take action to try to prevent the removal than... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Missouri on
Q: Do I have to file another paternity petition in the state girlfriend moved to? I Filed in Missouri where child was born.
Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy answered on Feb 25, 2021

No, you file it in one state. Was the child born/conceived in Missouri? If so, that would be the appropriate state for a paternity action.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Missouri on
Q: I'm in the process of filing for paternity. What happens if girlfriend leaves state before she can be served? Missouri.

We live in Branson, Missouri

Caroline Bundy
Caroline Bundy answered on Feb 25, 2021

You can get her served in another state.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Wisconsin on
Q: Moving pregnant out of US with no consent from the father who currently denies the kid. What if he changes his mind?

Hi

I am a US citizen with a dual US-European citizenship, living in Wisconsin.

I'm mid-term with a baby fathered by a US citizen who said he does not want the kid. If I move back to Europe, give birth and he then changes his mind, I will not be willing to return to US. His... Read more »

Jane E. Probst
Jane E. Probst answered on Feb 25, 2021

Until the time he is the adjudicated father after the child is born, he has no legal rights to the child unless you were married. Once the child is born, his placement and custodial rights would be under the laws of the Country in which the child is born.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Texas on
Q: Am I responsible for 50% if ex took kids to doctor who is private and cash pay only when I have insurance for them?

I have insurance for my kids, my ex took my kids to a counselor who does not take insurance and is only cash pay. My insurance covers counseling and it’s only $60, am I responsible for paying half of the original receipt she submitted to me that is in the 100’s when I should only pay $30?

Jonathan Tanaka
Jonathan Tanaka answered on Feb 25, 2021

Thank you for your question! I would suggest that you reach out to a local family law attorney so that the attorney can review what your divorce decree states and learn more about the facts surrounding your situation.

Oftentimes, the divorce decree will specify how medical expenses are to...
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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Texas on
Q: I am a non-custodial parent with my sister being the custodial parent of my twin girls who are 10 years old.

My girls have stayed with me for the last two summers including holidays, weekends, and days off from school. I have no transportation and she has been dropping them off for visits. Last weekend I cancelled the weekend visit because of a winter storm. I have never cancelled before and this was the... Read more »

Rick  Davis
Rick Davis answered on Feb 24, 2021

The answer to your question depends on what your most recent Court Order says.

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