She wants to move away to not deal with the drama he creates every day but is fearful he will get a lawyer to give him partial custody.He does not have a regular job.What are her options.She pays all the bills
Under Florida law, unless and until the father goes to court to establish his legal rights to the child (paternity) the mother can do whatever she likes, including moving. If and when the father does go to court he will be entitled to timesharing (partial custody) and he will have a fixed child...Read more »
You need to read carefully the legal papers that gave your sister custody. You probably need to return to court to reassert your parental rights. Speak with a local family lawyer for more specific advice.
His mother has refused to let him attend extra school events and take him to school to those events during week-end. She moved an hour and a half away from school. But as per child custody agreement he goes to school where I live. He doesn't like going to her house during school days. He says... Read more »
A child never has the power to decide; however, as they get older their preference may be influential. It really depends on the judge. It sounds like you may need to go back to court on a motion for enforcement. Read your parenting plan carefully and speak with a local family lawyer for more...Read more »
You do not say if both parents names are on the birth certificate. To be safe, the father should pursue a paternity action to establish his legal rights. If he does not then the mother has full control of what happens with the child. Speak to a local family lawyer for more specific advice.
He’s bullying 93 yr old in home causing my 5yr old grandson I’ve adopted to break down. He’s refusing to do schoolwork stealing taking off etc. I’ve called many agencies only to get one offering referral for counseling. This child needs a one on one situation that I can’t provide. I’m... Read more »
You would need to file a motion to terminate the guardianship. I would highly recommend that you contact an attorney to assist you if this is what you want to do. If you can, it would be best if you could find someone else to take over the guardianship of the child and that way you can file a...Read more »
We went to court twice. My lawyer called my x into the hall to talk before he even acknowledged me both times. Permanent DVI hearing, my lawyer has nothing of mine to present to the judge. No pics of all the bruises, no police rpts, nothing. My Permanent DVI was denied. CPS requested emergency... Read more »
My mom left Puerto Rico when I was three months old. I’ve lived in the United States my whole life. My mom passed away when I was 17. I live in Florida by the way. My grandparents signed me over to my aunt. I tried to leave the house now that I am 18 but my aunt said that she has legal custody... Read more »
My nephew is 17 years old and my mother was his legal guardian, she passed away last year. My husband and I have actually been taking care of him since 2018, but we just never had the guardianship transferred to us. Now we are unable to take him to the doctor or anything because we are not his... Read more »
My grandsons dad and my daughter got served on February 15th. The summons says they have 20 days to reply. I am wondering how the court counts 20 days if the weekends are counted or not. According to my sum the last day would be today. The father has a warrant for his arrest in another state for... Read more »
The twenty days includes weekends but the final day must be a weekday so if day twenty is a Saturday Sunday or holiday the the next business day would be the final day. After the twenty days passes you can move for a default judgment against the parties that were served. Because children are...Read more »
I opened a case for child support shortly after my child was born. I have experienced abuse during and after the pregancy from the father. I have ask him to leave multiple times he has left however continues to threaten me that he is going to get half custody of our child. I did not know he had a... Read more »
He has merely threatened to sue you? Until he does, he doesn't have any rights regarding child custody. And IF he does, a likely prison sentence would obviously prevent him from exercising visitation, at least until he is released. It's not clear what you are worried about.
My ex just walked up into my home put his hands on me,, then proceeded to drag my daughter from her room. He was arrested and charged with burglary of an occupied dwelling with assault and battery, a first degree felony, he took off with my phone, so he was charged with petty theft and also charged... Read more »
Burglary of a dwelling with an assault is punishable by life imprisonment. That’s the maximum potential sentence. This burglary charge would “drive” the sentencing. Also, this burglary is a violent crime of special concern. As the victim you should consult with the prosecutor and/or victim...Read more »
Dropped my oldest daughter off with the biological father without my consent and never picked her up, now here's the thing when I had her. I was married and my husband is on her birth certificate so does the biological father have any rights? I have full custody of my kids I had an original... Read more »
As I understand what you have written, the child was born to you while you were married to your late husband. Without your permission, your aunt left the child with her biological father. If he doesn't have a court order determining that he is the father, the law presumes that your...Read more »
Rather than custody, think about it as timesharing. Just because you move away does not automatically mean that you get no time with the child. What you need is a long distance parenting plan that specifies when each parent has time with the child. One common arrangement when a parent moves away is...Read more »
I currently have a temporary court order while we wait for a final trial. The judge laid out Thanksgiving and XMAS, but left out Spring Break. The mother had Spring Break last year and I have it this year. (Yes, we've been waiting almost 2 years for a final hearing).
At this point you should follow the court order, meaning that you have three weeks in a row. In your final parenting plan, either court ordered or agreed to, you can include a clause that addresses a situation like this. There is no "standard" plan as every situation is different.
My child has been staying with an unrelated caregiver for a couple of years now. I wish to go pick the child up. No court documents have been filed and everything is still in my name. Can the person caring for the child retaliate in some way even though they have no legal rights to the child?
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