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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Texas on
Q: I was at a rehab with my kids and I was there for a week and got sent home for being sick CPS still took my kids what do

I do or can I dob

Jon R. Boyd
Jon R. Boyd answered on Sep 17, 2019

I can't tell what happened from your question, but if CPS removed your children you should consult with an attorney immediately.

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Florida on
Q: Ex-wife got fired and is not looking for a new job, I currently pay the mortgage so my kids have a home.

She has a live in boyfriend and his two children. I would like custody of my children as I am able to provide for them if I am not paying mortgage for a home I am not living in.

Rand Scott Lieber
Rand Scott Lieber answered on Sep 17, 2019

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.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Just found out about a possible child in GA. Is it better to voluntarily get a paternity test or wait for a court order

No paternity as of yet has been established. Would I owe back child support for a kid I never knew I had?

Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 17, 2019

It's never a good idea to wait. Take a test and if the child is yours, start paying child support.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Arkansas on
Q: can i legally go get my baby? if not what do i do?

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.

Dustin Alan Duke
Dustin Alan Duke answered on Sep 17, 2019

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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support and Civil Litigation for Florida on
Q: On the actual paperwork I was served, the father's name was incorrect. It was a name I have never heard of.

Hi, I was served a paternity summons. The "father" has had 16% time with my son, and now wants 50/50 or possibly more. Also wants me to pay for his attorney fees

On the actual paperwork I was served, the father's name was incorrect. It was a name I have never heard of. My guess is it's a... Read more »

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on Sep 16, 2019

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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Civil Rights for Rhode Island on
Q: Is it okay for my 14 yr old to be walking around at 10pm in Cranston ri
Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford answered on Sep 16, 2019

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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Louisiana on
Q: Ex filed for tutorship for which I was never served and fled with my son to Mexico. What can I do?

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 »

Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Sep 16, 2019

You now have a Hague Convention custody case and need a custody/child support lawyer who can take a Hague case.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Colorado on
Q: Ex-spouse recently filed a Motion to Modify Child Support and Parenting Time.

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 »

John Hyland Barrett III
John Hyland Barrett III answered on Sep 16, 2019

You need to respond to the motion within 21 days of it's filing. Your reduced parenting time may be a basis for an increase in child support. You should get a lawyer to help you with this.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Illinois on
Q: An inmate at Menard correctional center is trying to get visitation rights with his kids. What must he do?

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.

James G. Ahlberg
James G. Ahlberg answered on Sep 16, 2019

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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for Illinois on
Q: My 11yrs is in a private school with a scholarship, can he still obtained scholarships after filling child support.
James G. Ahlberg
James G. Ahlberg answered on Sep 16, 2019

This is a question you'll have to ask the school, since they are the only ones that know the answer.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Colorado on
Q: Can a person be personal rep knowing that their position as such will benefit them & their family?
John Hyland Barrett III
John Hyland Barrett III answered on Sep 16, 2019

There is a priority list to decide who becomes the PR. The PR has an obligation to administer the estate in accordance with the law. You should get an attorney if you have concerns about this.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for South Carolina on
Q: husband left no paperworks filed can he force me to leave home to rent or sell it ,my name is not on the place.
Cheryl Ann Truesdale
Cheryl Ann Truesdale answered on Sep 16, 2019

No, you both have a right to be in the marital home unless and until the family court grants to the home to one of you in a court hearing.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Divorce and Family Law for Ohio on
Q: I recently separated from my wife and she is keeping our daughter from me, can i motion for custody before filing divor
Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Sep 16, 2019

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 »

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for North Carolina on
Q: I have a 50B no contact on my wife. After I told her I was separating because the relationship is toxic.

In my case I want to file for bed and board divorce and I’m moving our before the 10 days on the 50b. What if she files the bed and board before me? Or what if we both file at the same time?

Amanda Bowden Houser
Amanda Bowden Houser answered on Sep 16, 2019

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 »

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: I need a family lawyer

In white haven Pa

Kathryn Hilbush
Kathryn Hilbush answered on Sep 16, 2019

Then look through the internet or on this site under the Find a Lawyer tab to find one or more to consult.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Texas on
Q: A Mom wants me to adopt baby. Private or agency?
Jon R. Boyd
Jon R. Boyd answered on Sep 16, 2019

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 »

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Georgia on
Q: Hello,I have a question but,just want to make sure who I am asking and if I will be able to get help.
Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards answered on Sep 16, 2019

You are asking a panel of family law attorneys and any number of them might answer your question. (Just like I did.)

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Kentucky on
Q: Can I be ordered to pay child support AGAIN for 24 yr old child. Child won't work. Mom says he's not able but no proof.

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 »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Sep 15, 2019

No. You do not have to pay again.

3 Answers | Asked in Family Law for North Carolina on
Q: Can I be sued for visitation rights if I have proof by texts and pictures that the other parent has been making. Visits

I was served summons papers yesterday by ups

Krispen Culbertson
Krispen Culbertson answered on Sep 16, 2019

Yes, you can be sued for court ordered visitation in order to settle the rights of each party by court order.

At the hearing on that motion or suit you'll have the right to present your text evidence and to show the judge you've been acting in good faith and are therefore a fit parent to...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Illinois on
Q: Hi I am in Illinois my question is listed below.

can I petition the court to compel my ex to limit our child's screen time, feed him nutritious foods, and discipline our son?

Marilyn  Johnson
Marilyn Johnson answered on Sep 15, 2019

If you believe that your former spouse is not acting in the best interest of your son, as abusing or neglecting him, you can petition the court for relief.

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