We had a verbal agreement for about a year it would change slightly more and more until I went to establish an order in writing (so he could no longer deviate) and as soon as he was served he stopped seeing the kids completely. My original offer was our verbal agreement, however, now there isnt... Read more »
My ex filed a Petition to Determine Paternity & Related Relief. There's a support order in place since August 2017 but no parenting plan so overnights are not included in the support order. We met with a mediator and agreed on a parenting plan that gives me 134 overnights per year. We both filed a... Read more »
You need to read the paper carefully that tells you to come on January 14. It should say specifically what will be addressed by the court. If it does not mention child support then you should probably file the modification right away. The court will look at her ongoing regular income, not zero...Read more »
Whether or not you consent to your child moving out, you are still responsible for the child until he or she reaches the age of 18. Whether or not the child is adopted or your biological child makes no difference.
Since they are not married, unless your son has been to court on a paternity case she can move with the child wherever she likes. Your son should consult with a local family law attorney as soon as possible to protect his rights.
my wife and I moved from texas to Florida for a job relocation. her son, my step son, has a father that is now being difficult after the fact. she has a standard order of possession from the attorney general office of tx without any geographical restrictions. and also does not state anything about... Read more »
Since you and you wife have moved to Florida with her underage son the courts of Florida are now able to assert jurisdiction over all issues involving the son--including adopting the Texas order you referred to. It might be helpful for you to consult a family law lawyer in the Orland area to advise...Read more »
My cousin D is under 16 his mom passed and his dad passed some years ago. So he’s an orphan. His mom remarried and D lived with his mom an stepdad. Would my cousin D get a survivors benefit or something similar to that? My dad mentioned this to me but I don’t remember the specific name. If my... Read more »
I received a form 12.910(a) Summons and I didn't respond between the 20 days. Its been a month already. What can I do? Should I go to court and make a letter? Basically the case is: My child used to leave with me and early this year she decided to move in with her dad! We both agree to do the... Read more »
I had a case plan with CPS before and because my child father completed his first they told me they no longer can help me and I have to petition a judge to get a custody agreement in place for my child, however when I went to the courthouse they told me no I have to finish my case plan first.... Read more »
It seems as if you need to complete your case plan before you can exercise time-sharing with your child. I would not recommend initiating time-sharing with the child at school without notice until you have complied with any and all court imposed requirements. Good luck.
Your daughter is now an adult. Unless she gives you (or someone here in the states you both trust) Power of Attorney there is very little you can do to help her. If you can afford to hire a competent Florida lawyer they may be able to find someone to help and do the POA that is needed--and then...Read more »
As an unwed mother, you actually have full guardianship of the child and do not have to "allow" any contact that is not court ordered. Therefore, although we always recommend working things out with the other parent, you should not allow the father to dictate the terms of how he will see the child...Read more »
There is no parental plan in place. His history of domestic violence is with me and his other childs mother. In both cases he abused in front of the children. Since I have been keeping him, his dad has been sending welfare checks every week to my house to intimidate me. I keep an open line of... Read more »
If the Father is willing to consent to a step-parent adoption, then it is a relatively simple matter to have the child adopted by the step-father and the Father's rights terminated. If, on the other hand, the Father wishes to terminate his rights and leave the child fatherless, this is normally not...Read more »
My Parents legal guardianship of my daughter who is now 17. My parents and my daughter want her to come to Florida to stay with me for Christmas but my ex is saying I need to file a modification and petition the court for visitation. If my parents have guardianship legally through clay county... Read more »
If your parents still have legal guardianship over your 17 year old daughter--without any restrictions on their time-sharing rights (such as an agreement that allows your ex visitation rights over the Christmas holiday)--then they are the ones who get to decide.
I have a 3 yr old from a non Martial relationship. I'm the legal and biological father via a signed birth certificate. I want joint custody and 50% time sharing. What's the best first step and overall course of action. Please answer with some detail and not suggest making appt. Once I have a... Read more »
.. I have been boxing things up and have asked my brother and his kids to come and take anything they want..as there is nothing I must have... I have even offered to put what my brother wants in the garage until he can come get it... Yet he is telling me I am doing this too soon for him and I must... Read more »
No, there is no law or rule that control this family situation. If it was my problem I would box EVERYTHING up and put it some small storage unit somewhere near where your brother and his family live. It cannot cost the estate more than $75 per month to do it; and even if it sits there for a year...Read more »
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