Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer The child's preferences do not matter. Unless you are the child's legal guardian there is little you could do if her mom decides to come get her. On the other hand, given the history of CPS involvement, you might be able to convince the state to help you gain legal control over your granddaughter. This will require some official legal action based upon some current compelling reason for the state to intervene. Custody decisions are under the control of a state court judge upon properly filing...
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer The issue of the grandmother's fitness to care for her grandchild is not yours to decide. Under normal circumstances any blood relative has some level of priority over any and all non-related guardians. The status of your guardianship can be determined by knowing the kind of guardianship it is and knowing under what authority it was granted.
Rand Scott Lieber's answer It is always better to have the advice of a lawyer. Child support is based on the parent's net incomes so you will both be required to complete an up to date financial affidavit. Those numbers will then be used to calculate child support, which is a statutory formula.
Regarding relocation, the father can move wherever he wants but he cannot relocate the children more than 50 miles without yours or the court's permission.
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer If you had "temporary custody", I assume that there was a temporary custody order from a court in Missouri. What did that order say regarding the circumstances under which it would continue or be terminated? If it has terminated without an answer to this question, you would have to return the child to whomever had custody before the order was entered.
Denise Martinez-Scanziani's answer You've posted this question for a Florida lawyer, but it seems that you should ask a lawyer licensed to practice in AL. If that is where the child is, that is the state who will have jurisdiction over your daughter.
Denise Martinez-Scanziani's answer If you already have a time-sharing schedule by court order, then you will need to petition the court for a modification and show that there has been a substantial change in circumstances since entry of the last order. For those who cannot afford a lawyer, a good option may be your local Legal Aid.
Denise Martinez-Scanziani's answer One of the factors the court must consider to determine the "best interest" of the child under section 61.13, Florida Statutes is the length of time the child has been in a stable environment and desire of maintaining continuity. The longer this schedule is in place and the child is doing well, the stronger the argument is that this schedule is likely in child's best interest.
Denise Martinez-Scanziani's answer You have to make this request in writing to the judge. Depending on the basis for your request, the court may order a drug test which can be done by either a urine sample or a hair follicle drug test. the hair follicle drug test will detect drug use for a much longer period of time than the urine test.
Rand Scott Lieber's answer Child support must always be calculated. In addition to equal timesharing the formula uses each parent's net income. Unless both parents earn the exact same income and have the exact same deductions with 50/50 there will always be a child support number.
Rand Scott Lieber's answer If you have been living continuously in Florida for the past six months and the child is here then you can immediately file for paternity where you live. You should find a local family lawyer to help you.
Veronica LaVerne Robinson's answer Yes, an unmarried biological mother has all the rights to a child born out of wedlock. However, the father may petition the court to prevent the relocation by filing a paternity/timesharing case.
Veronica LaVerne Robinson's answer You could file a Petition to Establish Paternity, Timesharing, and Child Support in family court so that you can obtain time and rights to your child if there is no legal DCF case. If there is a legal DCF case, then you can ask for custody in the DCF court.
Veronica LaVerne Robinson's answer The mother of the child, no matter the mother's age, is automatically deemed as the legal guardian of the child unless there is a dependency case filed by the Department of Children and Families.
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