Family Law Questions & Answers

Q: If my mother refused care then called the cops for me leaving what would happen

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Ohio on
Answered on Jul 17, 2018
Justin B. Benedict's answer
I apologize but there does not seem to be enough information to answer your question. What did your mother refuse care for? Refused your care? Did you cause harm to her or was it an act of nature? Also, if you are asking about possible criminal ramifications, you should repost with more detail in the Criminal law section.
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Q: Can I deny visitation due to bed bug infestation. Child have hundreds of bites when they come back from father's home

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Illinois on
Answered on Jul 17, 2018
Ray Choudhry's answer
The procedure is to ask the court to terminate or modify father's parenting time until the matter is resolved.
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Q: Can it be written into custody agreement that a girlfriend/fiance of the father can have no contact with the child?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Colorado on
Answered on Jul 17, 2018
John Hyland Barrett III's answer
You may be able to write it in, but how are you going to get his agreement to this? Even if written in, the court may decline to approve the agreement with this term since it is very impracticable. You will need to have some justification for the provision. What will be father's parenting time? He obviously will be living with this person, if not now, when they get married. You should retain an attorney to help you come up with a workable parenting plan.
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Q: I have 50/50 custody but im working out of state and the mother went and filed for full custody but I'm in Maryland

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Jul 17, 2018
Cary B. Hall's answer
It depends in which state the custody order was entered - perhaps. In light of the 50/50 custody split, your custody order may also state which court will have jurisdiction for future modifications if you and the child's mother live in different states. Honestly, it's unclear from your question where everyone is right now (you, your child, and your child's mother).

Regardless, you should file an opposition to the petition to modify custody to preserve your rights, and perhaps you...
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Q: How do one go about getting their name removed from a shared mortgage? 5 years ago the judge awarded the marital home

3 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Real Estate Law for Florida on
Answered on Jul 17, 2018
Rand Scott Lieber's answer
You must return to court to enforce the final judgment. If she cannot refinance then the judge may order her to sell the house depending on what your agreement says.
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Q: likely that a judge will rule in favor of a school that disrupt the employment of one parent?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Colorado on
Answered on Jul 17, 2018
John Hyland Barrett III's answer
This depends on what your parenting plan says about resolving disputes if you can not agree. You seem to have good arguments for your position. you should follow your parenting plan and retain an attorney to help you with this in order to get the best outcome for you and your child.
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Q: Wife filed for divorce (CO). wants to kick me out for emotional reasons... but we are civil, and there are no threat

1 Answer | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law, Child Custody, Divorce and Family Law for Colorado on
Answered on Jul 17, 2018
John Hyland Barrett III's answer
Once a divorce is filed, the court can determine whether one of you has to leave. The court's primary concern will be the welfare of the children. The court can also enter orders for the return of the children if she does not return with them. You should retain an attorney to make sure your children are protected.
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Q: Is summer camp for teens consider extra curricular

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Jul 17, 2018
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer
More likely than not. Depends on what the camp is for. If this is more like a day camp, which people use for day care, and the child is 13, or not of driving age, then it is possible a court could treat it as a child care expense.
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Q: I have to pay ex wife a lump sum alimony in payments over the course of 10 years. The first year I pay $350 every month

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Jul 17, 2018
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer
No. Lump sum alimony is treated more like property division than periodic alimony. This cannot be modified and you need to treat this like you would the payment of a debt.
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Q: Ex doesn’t want to pay half the kids electives in school she said that comes out of child support

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Jul 17, 2018
P. Justin Thrailkill's answer
If it is for course credit, it is not an extracurricular activity. If it is something like band or football, it is extracurricular. Discuss this with local counsel. This may be something you have to address in a contempt, but a local attorney can give you a better idea where the local judges tend to lean on this issue.
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Q: Will police enforce a court order visitation? My kids were taken to another state.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Answered on Jul 17, 2018
Homer P Jordan IV's answer
If you have court ordered visitation and it is not being allowed then the other parent would be in contempt. The police would likely enforce a court ordered visitation. You should consult with an attorney who can help you plan the proper course of action. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com
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Q: How do I report her or what can I do?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Georgia on
Answered on Jul 17, 2018
Homer P Jordan IV's answer
You should consult with an attorney who can review the facts of your case and help you plan the proper course of action. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558 HomerJordan.com
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Q: My daddy left my brother and I some land when he passed away. My brother was executor of my daddy's will.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Probate for Alabama on
Answered on Jul 17, 2018
Mr. James Parrish Coleman's answer
You need to talk to a lawyer about this but, the land probably devolved to you and your brother. His part belongs to his estate now. You and his estate own the property together. If you can't agree on how to divide the property, you will go to court on a sale for division. YOu need some help here. THis is pretty complicated. What county are you in.
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Q: If I have lived in another state for 6 years can I file a motion to have the case transferred to the state i live in?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Kentucky on
Answered on Jul 17, 2018
Timothy Denison's answer
No. Motion would have to be made in South Carolina.
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Q: If I filed and received my divorce in TN and I now live in IL if I want to take my spouse back to court do I need a TN

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Illinois on
Answered on Jul 17, 2018
Ray Choudhry's answer
If you are transferring the case to Illinois, you would hire an Illinois attorney.

You cannot just transfer a case. You have to have right to do so.

If the case stays in TN, you would consult with a TN attorney.
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Q: can my grandson reside with me with permission from his parent

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Jul 16, 2018
Leonard R. Boyer's answer
What you want is not possible. You can consult an experienced matrimonial (family law) attorney for your options.
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1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy and Family Law for Oregon on
Answered on Jul 16, 2018
Timothy Denison's answer
No. It’s perfectly fine. As soon as the bk is final. Record the quitclaim deed before filing for divorce.
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Q: How to sign and notarize medical power of attorney forms when principal and agent are not in the same state?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Oregon on
Answered on Jul 16, 2018
Joanne Reisman's answer
First of all, Oregon uses and advanced directive. I would seem that the person giving this medical authority is in Vermont and probably subject to Vermont's laws. So there may be some law in Vermont you need to read up on that controls how Vermont's form needs to be executed. I suggest you check with a Vermont based Attorney so you are sure you have the right form and you are executing it correctly.

Generally speaking it is not necessary to have the principle and the agent in the...
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Q: If my ex husband doesn't respond to my messages on talking and he won't turn in the court papers. Is he in default?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for California on
Answered on Jul 16, 2018
Angelina Bradley's answer
“Default” means something specific in the law. It means you’ve properly served him, filed the proof of service with the court, he’s had time to respond, and he’s chosen not to after the required period of time.

If all that has happened, you can move forward in your case and ask for a default judgment.
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Q: Is it legal in Oregon to force one father to pay for his and another fathers child?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Oregon on
Answered on Jul 16, 2018
Vincent J. Bernabei's answer
You cannot sign away your responsibility to pay child support unless the child is adopted by another person. Your monthly support obligation is based upon your and mother's incomes, and should take into account that mother has two "non-joint" children. This factor could actually increase your child support obligation. Whether the father of one of mother's other children is actually paying child support should not affect your child support obligation under the presumed amount of support.
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