You are always going to share your children with the mother. If you want to alter the timesharing schedule then you need to return to court on a Petition for Modification. There you can explain to the court why the schedule should be changed.
My ex wont allow me to see my baby. I havent seen her for 5 weeks. My exs attorney wont allow me to come get the baby even though legally nothing has been decided about custody. I know legally right now we have equal rights to the baby but i dont what to get in trouble for just going to get her.
If you and your ex are married and the child was born during the marriage, then you are correct that you both have equal rights to him/her. Therefore, the law does not prevent you from getting your child from a third party such as daycare or school. However, if your ex has an attorney, it sounds...Read more »
You must timely file a response to the petition, regardless of the incorrect name. If there's no way the named person can be the child's father, you would indicate that in your response. It is best for you to have an attorney representing you on this, especially since the other side has an...Read more »
Assuming you are the parent, and you have given your child permission to walk (to unknown destination? Friends house - ? Food Hut? Dunkin? ), then it should be OK. If you have not given your child permission and they are Walking (running away), call the police. Some parts of Cranston are more...Read more »
She had her lawyer file stating they could not locate me, however my address is updated with the courts and we have been to court for the last 17 years 4 times this year alone. I was never served for the tutorship. We have an ongoing child support case. She took my son to Mexico in June and... Read more »
Previous mediation agreement filed with county 18 months ago. No significant income changes, although decreased parenting time on my side. Make support payments every month, yet constantly harassed/threatened with court action. I've done all the right things, by law, what is a good course of... Read more »
Once he was transferred from the Whiteside County Jail in Morrison, IL to Menard his visitation rights expired. He asked me, a pastor, what he would need to do to get them reinstated at his new location.
If the prior visitation order was granted by an Illinois court, he'll need to have an attorney file a request to modify parenting time in the circuit court for the county that issued the prior order. He could file it himself, but he'll have a problem attending court hearings and will need a...Read more »
You have to file for divorce to ask for custody. When you file for divorce, you can ask for temporary custody. Your wife can file to oppose that, and the court will hold a hearing to decide how to divide the parenting while the divorce proceeds. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local family...Read more »
First, you'd need an attorney to file a divorce from bed & board (which BTW despite the name is not an actual divorce) - that isn't something you or your spouse could do yourselves. Second, there's no way it'd be ready or even needed if you are moving out in the time frame you say you are....Read more »
Private adoption is still allowed but is very strictly regulated to prevent intermediary placement by any person who is not the parent of the child or who is a licensed child adoption agency. So if the Mother approaches you directly and asks you to adopt her child, without a third party acting as...Read more »
Mom says child is mentally unable to work but child graduated high school and says he doesn't want to work. Court stopped support on this child 5 yrs ago. Mom didn't say he was disabled then. Mom won't take child to get jobs or sheltered workshop. Mom enables child's behaviors. I showed child how... Read more »
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