The birth certificate. Does she have a right to keep my child away from me? She won’t even let me speak to her on the phone. I don’t have a lot of money. What’s my best course of action, for getting custody/visitation, and getting my name on the birth certificate. I live in Will County, Illinois.
You need to file a parentage action in Will County. First you have to establish that you are the father, before you have any right to custody or visitation, now called parenting rights and responsibilities. So yes, until you are established, she has the right to keep your child away from you....Read more »
If a person files a motion pro se to suspend parenting time, are they obligated to serve the opposing party? What if the opposing party doesn’t find out about the motion until after the order has been granted?
Proper service of the Motion MUST be given to the opposing party. It is unlikely that the judge would enter an Order without evidence of the necessary Notice that should have been given. If an Order does get entered, and the other party doesn't find out about it until afterwards, he or she can...Read more »
My husband pays his child support in time and doesn't own any back pay. But the children's mother demands more money from him, since we just got married last year. We have a 5 month old baby together and he has 4 kids with his ex (they were never married). But now he has another... Read more »
Yes, a spouse's income is related to the standard of living that the child would have enjoyed had the marriage remained intact. The father has more money to contribute. More money is available to him, he can have nicer things because he married and has a 2 income family.
school starts and when the school schedule starts(parental school schedule). Our school schedule is outlined in our court order so I didn't see the message as a request but a failure on my exs part to read the order, based off past messages. This is the message: " x's school starts... Read more »
My grandson has been with me for 16 years, (that is his age as well). His father is out of the picture. His birth mother, in another county has began seeing him more over this summer. She now wants him to live there. She has not given one dime in child support, or done anything to help with him in... Read more »
If you want shared with any of your children, the first one included, you should hire a lawyer to file cases so you can at least get started with visitation of them. You are not precluded from visiting any of your children because you have not seen them in the past or because you served jail time...Read more »
My ex husband and I divorced in 2018 in state of Missouri. Shortly after divorce I moved to Illinois with current fiancé. We share 50/50 physical and sole custody. Two children, boy(5) girl(3) both was enrolled in school in Illinois. Son attended pre-k last school year. Daughter attended 0-3 at... Read more »
If you have joint decision making and he does not want them to attend school, your agreement should state that you go to mediation. At mediation, you decide whether or not you agree. If you do not reach an agreement at mediation, he has the right to ask you to go to court.
The mother of my kids doesn't let me get share custody. Now she has blocked me and my wife and can't get in contact with her or my kids. Im tired of this. I just want shared custody over my kids. My kids have mentioned to me that want to live with me? Does it help if I file for custody... Read more »
Getting full custody may be difficult. The mother has rights too, unless she is abusive or neglectful. The children's wishes may be taken into account depending on their ages. Remember, they probably say different things to each parent. That is typical survival behavior. They want to please...Read more »
There is no right to college in Illinois and there is no law that states that your parents need to pay for your college. You will be an adult when you go to college. Your parents are only responsible for you at that point if they choose to be. This becomes tricky for a college student if their...Read more »
Ahh, OK. There are two types of custody, legal custody and physical custody. I understand that the mother and father have joint legal custody in California. Physical custody is still being decided, but it seems that Lilli's mother has temporary physical custody. This is really a California law...Read more »
Her mom currently has an open case in California where she has joint custody of Lilli but he is the primary. Lilli wants to live here in Illinois with us now and her father is demanding she return even though she doesn’t want to go back. He’s told her multiple times she could live here and... Read more »
You don't state what your relationship is to this child. Her parents have legal custody. They have a right to have her returned to them in California. Lilli is not old enough to be declared an emancipated minor in IL. If you don't comply with the parents' wishes, they could sue you...Read more »
I will be graduating HS a year early and will turn 17 first quarter in College; out of state. Do I have to follow a parental plan if I didn't agree? If I visit one parent and not the other on breaks can the parent get in trouble?
Visitation, or parenting time, is determined between your parents. They should have a court order specifying transportation, etc. and everyone goes by the court order. If anyone, including you, does not want to abide by the terms of the court order, there should be a family meeting where it is...Read more »
No, you are not obligated because no child NEEDS a car. However, typically in these situations, the child holds it against the parent that will not help them pay for the car. Sometimes it helps to help them get a car, say you will help them pay for it if they can't but make sure they are...Read more »
We divorced in 2010 and he received custody of the kids. We have since gotten back together and remarried. Did the original decree become null and void when we remarried? If we get divorced again will it take effect or will a new one be in place?
This was a few months ago and I lived in my own place. I have no history of abuse or records. Will this affect my mothers ability to get custody of my brother? We have all of the evidence of him being abusive and I always take care of my brother. He’s going to try and make it seem like my mother... Read more »
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