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2 Answers | Asked in Education Law and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Can parents kick out an 18 year old if they are still in high school?

Georgia law requirements

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on May 31, 2020

An 18 year old is legally an adult and the parents to not have to provide them housing. However, they may be considered a tenant and have rights under that circumstance.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for New York on
Q: My legal guardian (aunt) posts planning on abandoning us. My brother is still only 17, what can we do?

I am 18, my brother is 17. Our paternal aunt and legal guardian is planning on abandoning us and moving out of the state. We cannot financially support ourselves if she leaves, let alone abandon a minor who she still holds custody of. What can I do to ensure that my younger brother is financially... Read more »

Lawrence Allen Weinreich
Lawrence Allen Weinreich answered on May 31, 2020

You can bring on a support petition in family court.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support, Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Family Law for Florida on
Q: mom getting child support back pay but want help me buy my prescription?Is t It any way I can get some of the money

I just found out that im lactose anemic and have type 2 diabetes im out of medication i don't have medicade nor insurance my mom has 4 kids from my dad that she is getting child support back pay but im the youngest im 25 and i been on my own since i was 13 years old

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on May 31, 2020

No, you can't get your mother to pay any of it to you. She has no duty to pay for prescriptions for her adult children.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Texas on
Q: Do I have a right to the $500 stimulus payment my ex recieved for a child who has since moved in with me?

With my blessing, my ex claimed our 2 children on our 2019 tax return. Since filing, one of those children has lived exclusively with me. My ex received $2,200 as a COVID stimulus, $500 of that intended for the son who now lives with me, but he has not offered to give us the money. Do I have a... Read more »

Chad Zubi
Chad Zubi answered on May 30, 2020

I don’t believe that you would have a right to the $500.00, unless there is a court order saying otherwise, and it likely isn’t worth the cost to ask a court for him to give you the $500.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Real Estate Law for California on
Q: how may I lift a DVRO that requires me to move out of my home while the title is being contested in quiet tile case?
Marco Antonio Torres
Marco Antonio Torres answered on May 30, 2020

There is insufficient information to determine where you are in the DVRO process - is it a temporary restraining order pending a hearing or has a hearing been held and a restraining order after hearing been entered. If the DVRO is currently temporary then you will need to successfully defend the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Divorce, Family Law and Domestic Violence for Florida on
Q: What should i do if my parents are gonna refuse to sign the emancipation contract?No consequences are faced if i runaway

Im 17 and for the past 5 months ive been receiving verbal and emotional abuse from my mom because im gay thats been messing up my mental and emotional state to the point that sometimes i just wish i wasnt alive and it keeps happening. A few weeks ago my mom jumped on me and choked me so i did call... Read more »

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on May 30, 2020

Regarding the "contract" you made with your mother, it's not a valid, enforceable contract (even had you signed a proper signature). Minors do not have the legal capacity to enter into contracts, and even if you were an adult, the contract would not be valid for other reasons.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Landlord - Tenant for Louisiana on
Q: as a montly tenant without written lease do my parents have the right to unlock and leave my door open?

i have servere anxiety;i have a daughter only i take care of and no one else takes responsibility for.if my parents wont take responsibility for my daughter do they have the right to unlock my door and leave it open while i maybe asleep?

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on May 30, 2020

It sounds like you may be in your parents property without a lease. You need to move before you are evicted.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on
Q: How can you get a title of an inherited relative's car that has passed that lived in another state than I reside?

I inherited my aunt's car from her death and there is no available title. I actually have possession of the car, but no title to be able to license or even resale the vehicle. How can I get a new title for this car? My aunt lived in Alabama and I live in Florida. Any and all suggestions is... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on May 30, 2020

I'd start by asking the Alabama DMV. You might want to be ready to explain how you "inherited" it; did she leave it to you in a will.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Domestic Violence for New York on
Q: If an individual is being financially abused by their spouse, is there legal action they can take against them?

The individual being financially abused is currently abusing illicit substances, does not have a job, and does not have access to their finances. The individual has children with their abuser. There is currently no physical or sexual abuse.

George E. Patsis
George E. Patsis answered on May 30, 2020

You can file a petition for spousal maintenance and child support.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Alabama on
Q: I’ve been alienated from my sons for a year w a no contact order I never got any court date papers, how can I see the

They keep postponing it and Idk how to get to be able to see my sons

Sheila Crumley Field
Sheila Crumley Field answered on May 30, 2020

Go to the circuit clerks office where the children live and ask for a copy of the order and also tell them you want to request a hearing. They will let you write it out on a piece of paper. You may not get to see your sons but you will at least get a reason why, and can begin to fix the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Criminal Law and Family Law for Texas on
Q: Texas standard Possession court order I am the non-custodial parent

hello I have a court-ordered Standard Possession with my ex for my son a while back my wife passed so I tried to arrange a different pick up time with my ex because my new job which ended in a different time and location of pick up that I wasn't too sure about she eventually backs out wanting... Read more »

Chad Zubi
Chad Zubi answered on May 30, 2020

If there has been a material and substantial change in circumstances then you can ask the court to modify the terms of the order. Until the order is modified by the court, you must follow it. Most orders allow for parents to agree on times of possession instead of going by the spo schedule, this... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Animal / Dog Law, Elder Law and Health Care Law for Texas on
Q: under what circumstance can my 15 cats be taken from me?
Chad Zubi
Chad Zubi answered on May 30, 2020

You need to give some more background information. Your question is too broad to give a good answer.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Illinois on
Q: Can a judge FORCE visitation on me on days I can’t or don’t want to have my kids? I work late and can’t some days.

I get off work 8pm every day Monday through Saturday except Sunday. I would like to see them every Sunday and their mother said if I don’t see them more days during week she won’t allow any visitation. I can get fired if I miss a day. Can a judge force visitation on me on days she wants even if... Read more »

Cheryl Powell
Cheryl Powell answered on May 29, 2020

Absolutely, a judge will never force visitation on anyone. If you do not want to see them, you might neglect them or put them in harm's way.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on
Q: I forgot to include in my question that no one is listed on the birth certificate but me.

Does the reply you gave me stay the same. On moving to another county in Florida.? Thank you for answering my question appreciate it.

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on May 29, 2020

Yes.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Florida on
Q: I would like to move to another county in Florida closer to my mom. Is it possible?

My ex is going to serve me for paternity soon and i just want to have my court cases done in Broward County. I haven't been served yet could i move to Broward County? Also can i move if i do get served?

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on May 29, 2020

Yes, you can move, but if you were residing in your current county when the suit was filed, moving won't enable you to request a change of venue. Yes, you can always move. If you had the child with you moving the child with you would not be allowed (absent a court order allowing it), but I... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Florida on
Q: I’m 17 and my father has joint custody of me and I was wondering if I can cross state lines on my own

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Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on May 29, 2020

Should be ok, but how are you going to buy a plane ticket?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Texas on
Q: If cps took kids from a mother 9 months ago do to neglect do I legally as the grandma have to let my grandkids go back
Chad Zubi
Chad Zubi answered on May 29, 2020

It depends on what orders a court has made. I understand a grandparent's concern, but If a court has not limited the rights of the mother then she has more right to the kids than you do. The existence of a CPS case in and of itself does not limit a mother's rights to her children.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: My sister was given guardianship & conservator for our father. Could she have written a will or made herself POD or POA?
Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on May 29, 2020

Have you asked her about this? It would be difficult for us to say what she could have done. Upon his death you could seek an attorney regarding probate. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558

3 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for New York on
Q: For a family court case if the mother is a resident of NY and father KY can the case be brought to NY??

The court case was started in KY because of ex husband. My lawyer in KY is not contacting me when court is in session. They have not put my daughter on the custody or support case (born Feb 2020) and my ex husband is lying to the judge about the circumstances of myself and my son moving back to NY... Read more »

George E. Patsis
George E. Patsis answered on May 29, 2020

It seems that a custody and child support case for your daughter is not pending in Kentucky. If this is correct, there is nothing stopping you from filing in New York. Typically you would start with a custody petition and file a child support petition. The custody petition generally would be... Read more »

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4 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for New York on
Q: Can you modify child support with an active Supreme Court divorce/custody case when you lose your job?

I've been paying child support and when I lost my job I paid what I could from my savings until depletion. I fell into arrears and took out a loan to catch up with child support but not sure I can keep doing this without income. Can I modify child support while my case is still active in... Read more »

Nina Mironenko
Nina Mironenko answered on May 29, 2020

Yes you can. Your attorney should be able to help you by filing a motion, or ask for a conference with the judge. You need to show inability to pay and that it is not wilful - meaning you are trying to find and take any kind of job you can right now in order to support your children.

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