My husband and I are 68 and 69 years old. My husband has an autoimmune disease that affects his lungs...Wegeners Granulamatosis. He also has partial paralysis due to a stroke. Our son and 4 year old grandson live with us full time. Our son has sole custody of our grandson, legal and physical. Our... Read more »
Family law attorneys' phones are ringing off the hook with just this sort of question. The latest order expressly provides that people may travel to facility court ordered visitations. And in fact unless ordered otherwise, existing parenting time orders remain valid and enforceable. Understandably...Read more »
Short answer is no. CPS is like the police; when you call the police, they come out and do an investigation. Sometimes they arrest people, sometimes they give a warning, sometimes they find nothing. The point is that once you call CPS, what and how they do their investigation is up to them - you do...Read more »
He hasn’t paid in almost two years and hasn’t seen his child in a year. He makes no effort to get a job or see our son, even though he lives 10 minutes away. I may be wrong and maybe there isn’t much they can do, but I feel like FOC isn’t doing anything about it. I am also paying extra for... Read more »
The Friend of the Court is primarily responsible for enforcement actions. Eventually, if they haven't already, they will order him to appear in court for a show cause hearing, or they may elect to file criminal charges against him at some point. Unfortunately, there is little you can do that the...Read more »
his mom has been living with her boyfriend for 6 years. he is a severe asthmatic they smoke in the house and car with him. they also drink alot and fight . i feel in is very toxic in the house and dangerous. her boyfriend puts his hands on my daughter and i told her if she went back after getting... Read more »
I was given 50/50 custody with all support and arrears forfeited voluntarily by my sons mother in 2010. I was incarcerated fro. 2012 to 2016. She received healthcare for my sons from the state in 2016. 1 month out of prison, literally with the shirt on my back my only possession, while living in a... Read more »
This happens a lot and here's why: When someone asks for state assistance for a child (e.g. MI Child, food stamps, etc.), you are inviting the state into your business. It does not matter what the mother says or what you both otherwise agree to.
Arrearages accrue from when a child support...Read more »
My son was born in California in 1998 and a court order was put in place for the father to pay each month. He rarely paid and traveled to Mexico and different states to avoid paying. He put his assests in other peoples names. I live in Michigan and they said they cannot help me because my son is... Read more »
It sounds like the attorneys are telling you the right answers, albeit bifurcated. Do you ever make the California court order a Michigan order? If not, Michigan has nothing to do with enforcement of a California court order, and so the Michigan attorneys are correct that they can't help. The...Read more »
The violent crime was endangering the mother and the two children. He has lost sole physical and legal custody. He has since been released and is half way through parole. How do the kids mother and I make sure he cannot see them anymore after he gets off parole? Is it possible he can get visiting... Read more »
If this is a family court case, Rule 60 is not applicable. If you believe your ex and her lawyer are falsifying documents and submitting them to the court, you best be prepared to prove it at a trial or evidentiary hearing. If you can, then the court can certainly issue sanctions against your ex or...Read more »
The lawyer would, most likely, represent the estate or trust and the trustee. A carefully crafted retainer agreement will actually spell out that the attorney does not represent the trustee to the extent he or she is also a beneficiary of the trust. Any beneficiary may retain separate counsel to...Read more »
My son's (he is 19 years old) daughter is almost 17 months old & we have had her almost every weekend since birth, including 3-4 separate times when her mother left her with us for 7-10 days while she was out of state. Her mom abruptly stopped visits but since my son is not on the birth cert, he... Read more »
Your son will need to start a paternity action to establish paternity. If you search on the State Court Administrator's Office website, you'll find the forms to fill out. You are right that establishing paternity alone will not change custody. Your son will then need to petition for custody and...Read more »
If you believe that there are two child support orders from two different counties, you will benefit from retaining an attorney as soon as possible to have both proceedings and orders reviewed. You should have been served with a complaint or similar court documents when each case was started....Read more »
Afford an attorney, so what can I do to get this order stopped. Her mother has 8 other children and there is an open CPS case right now involving one of her siblings. My daughter also had some history of cutting herself because she wanted to be with me and her mom won’t let her. I have been in... Read more »
A court appointed conservatorship is a lot of effort for CAD$5,000. I would work with the bank to see if there is another option and point out that you are the child's parent. An easier option might be something like a UTMA.
Said I owed twice the amount.My ex got a court date and doubled my child support while I was living on the streets.How can they do this and nobody at friend of the court will listen.They keep saying that's what you owe.I feel like just giving up and going back to the streets. Any advice would be... Read more »
I can appreciate your frustration. What happens is that FOC collects on and enforces child support orders as written. That means that it's on you as the payer to seek suspension or modification to an existing support order. Neither the court or FOC has any way of knowing you are unemployed,...Read more »
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