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... Read 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.
I have a support order in place in Indiana, and up to date on support payments. The court also granted parenting time, but the judge said it may be difficult to enforce because the children live Georgia with their mother. Paternity affidavits were completed and signed by both myself and their... Read more »
If your support order is out of Indiana, then it likely contains the custody provisions as well. You can check with the court clerk to see if the case is still based in Indiana. You can bring an action in Indiana to enforce your parenting time. However, keep in mind that it may be difficult to...Read more »
I offered custodial parent an opportunity for additional parenting time, which was accepted. I don’t have an acceptable time in which to schedule the make up time, so I am opting to forgo the two days I lost.
If it happens just one time, you're fine. You don't want it to become a pattern, though, because the custodial parent could try to use that behavior against you to suggest you are not interested in using all of your parenting time.
I have video proof of my daughter's father and his girlfriend being high while they have my daughter letting another kid hit my daughter out of anger my daughter's father coming at me rude and defensive in front of the kids
My son's baby mamma acted on text massages saying she was going to find and hurt his new gf , she came in to my home and beat her while she knew she was pregnant. She is in jail cps found her and her mother unfit to have my grand baby and gave my son guardianship. We want full custody how... Read more »
We have been dating a year, they have been divorced 7 years and my presence has caused a heated court battle that I keep getting dragged into. I do not want my personal messages between us in court or her hands. Can I fight this as I am not a party in their custody battle.
That really depends on the specific facts of the situation and what evidentiary objections you may be able to present. This can be a complex issue, and you should seriously consider sitting down with an experienced family law attorney to go over your options.
I’m currently trying to see if I can transfer guardianship of my daughter from her current guardian to my mother (her grandmother) and make her the legal guardian. Her current guardian has moved her out of state without my knowledge.
That will largely depend on the girlfriend's background, and also whether you have a formal custody order in place (and what it says). You should speak with a family law attorney to discuss your case in more detail.
If there is no court order in place, you need to file a petition to establish custody with your local court. If there is already an order in place, then you'll need to file a motion to modify that order. You should consider sitting down with an experienced family law attorney to discuss your...Read more »
The answer would heavily depend on the specific facts of your case, but in most cases, parents cannot withhold children simply because the other parent has married. She may be in violation of the court's order. It might be worth your while to sit down with an experienced family law attorney to...Read more »
Guardianship cases of this type can vary widely in regards to the child support provisions. However, the terms of child support should be clearly spelled out in the court's order granting guardianship to the grandparent.
You can bring an action for contempt in the court that has jurisdiction of the case. The court will hold a hearing, at which point you would present your evidence, and ask the judge to hold the mother in contempt and force her to pay the money owed. I would recommend that you speak with an...Read more »
Yes. While matters of property division generally cannot be altered once a divorce is finalized, issues of custody, parenting time and support may be modified while the children are still minors. In order to get a modification, you would need to petition the court, explain the circumstances, and...Read more »
My boyfriend and his ex have a court order in place giving him joint legal custody and gives her full physical, within the order, he can use his parenting time by picking up the child Wednesday night and bringing her back Friday night. He got a call from the mother yesterday telling him that she... Read more »
If the parties share legal custody, then that means that both parents are entitled to participate in making decisions on things like schooling. She is required to speak to him first on those issues and allow him input, and she cannot make those decisions unilaterally.
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