In your situation, where you've fostered children for a significant period and are facing challenges due to allegations of abuse, it's important to understand your legal options. Yes, you can petition the court to have the children placed back in your home, but this process can be...View More
My ex tricked me into eating dog cookies by telling me they were regular gingerbread cookies. They were shaped like any regular gingerbread man cookie you would see. It did not have any smells that seemed off and the taste was bland to me. She used our child to get me to eat it. My concern is that... View More
I live in Indiana she lives in Ohio (approximately 32 miles apart) We never had child support issued by the court, we always had our own agreement. The state of Ohio determined paternity when he was 4 and that I had to carry insurance on him and have since. I’m am on the birth certificate as the... View More
In situations where both parents agree to a change in custody arrangements, it is generally recommended to seek a formal modification of the custody order through the court system. While you may have had your own agreement and have been able to co-parent without involving the court in the past,...View More
Service by publication for family law matters - including custody modifications - should only be used when you don't have an address for the other party or reliable contact information to get an address for them. The Indiana Trial Rule governing service by publication is Rule 4.13 and the rule...View More
With the kids. I broke and let him. Now with me having same job same home for yrs and he had moved 4 times and was engaged twice within a year shows me he is unstable. What are my chances if getting full custody?
There is much confusion about what "custody" actually means.
If there is an active case in Indiana for either Paternity or Divorce, then any party wanting to move out of Indiana is going to have the burden of explaining why that move is in the child's best interests....View More
baby was born. Then she gave her rights up to her mother against his wishes.....now she lives 2 hours away and will only let him seed her if he comes down. She tried saying that he raped her while she was pregnant. He didn't. they been together 10 years.
The question is a bit confusing. Here is what I think will help.
First, the divorce decree needs to be checked to see if the court presumed the husband to be the father. If she was divorced just a month after birth, then it is likely the divorce decree either has language acknowledging...View More
Soon to be ex husband says his lawyer said he doesn’t have to prove me incompetent to get full custody just that he’s the better situation. In his mind he's the better situation because he's the money maker. I'm still however fully capable of taking care of my children and have... View More
Both parent are attending eachother hearing in cahoots to alienate me from my child with various accusations. I would like to consolidate the cases so that I do not have to go from court to court, and can go to the same hearing and court for both children
My parenting time has been suspended pending a hair follicle test being submitted to the court and my ex-husband in Indiana.. does that mean NO CONTACT? He won't let me speak to them by phone and has even changed my son's play station account password and email so I can't send vbucks.
My ex husband was abusive and is racist. My daughters baby is mixed. 3 weeks ago she stormed out of my house with the baby because I said her boyfriend had to leave. What can I do to protect the baby or stop my daughter from taking him to Alabama. My ex husba beat me and my kids and my grandson... View More
By default, your daughter, as the parent of a child born out-of-wedlock, has sole legal custody of the child and may make decisions on the child's behalf. However, if you feel the child is truly in danger and/or have evidence of the same, you can contact CPS to request an investigation, and...View More
My ex & I have joint custody with me being the sole care giver. He hasn't had our kids since the weekend of August 15th. Our son was hit by a car on August 29th & was transported to the hospital where he had 2 surgeries & was in the hospital for a week. His dad came for 2 hours the... View More
Very sorry to hear about your son, I hope he makes a full recovery. Regarding the custody questions, if the father is not exercising the time he is entitled to under the current order, you may consider requesting a modification of the order to something that better fits the situation. Also, on...View More
If you have a court order and/or share some form of custody of the children, you are entitled to know that information. You might consider filing a motion for contempt against mother. It might also be a good idea to sit down with an experienced family law attorney to discuss your case in detail.
It is unclear what exactly you are asking, but just as a general answer, if a filing or an action was "dismissed without prejudice and stricken," that means that the court has terminated it and will take no further action on it, but the "without prejudice" part means that the...View More
You may consider filing a counterclaim or challenging his paternity in court. However, your question does not provide many specifics so it is difficult to say. You might seriously consider sitting down with an experienced family law attorney to discuss your case in more detail.
You may need to consider filing a petition with the court to modify parenting time or otherwise restrict this person's access to your children. You should consider speaking with an experienced family law attorney about your case.
That's not the norm but it will depend on what is stated in your court order. Consult the order for that and you may also want to consider speaking with an experienced family law attorney to get clarity on this and other issues.
If you are willing and able to take care of the children, then a guardianship may be a good option for you. You should speak with an experienced attorney to discuss details about how to undertake that.
my sons father has custody, he has been living with his grandmother and i just found out that his dad has moved back in his grandmas and he and his wife are on meth and i have messages from his wife stating the drug use, the fact they do not have jobs and that they had to move back into the... View More
You'll want to look into legal aid or pro bono organizations in your area. Most cities/counties have at least one such organization, and if you qualify, you should be able to find competent attorneys willing to help you with your case. Hope that helps.
Unmarried couples who are trying to split property face different challenges than those going through a divorce. You should speak with an attorney who can look at your situation in more detail and lay out a path forward.
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