I was a virgin at the time of conception, so paternity is not in question. My ex stopped communicating as soon as he learned I was pregnant, so I am hoping the courts can hold him accountable as soon as possible.
My son lives with me and goes to his fathers house every other weekend(Friday night and returns home Sundays) he has threaten to claim him as a dependent he also pays child support and we split child care expenses
He can claim him, but he will not be doing so legally. Your son does not live with him the requisite number of overnights per year to claim him; only you have the right. If you both claim him, the IRS will inquire as to these facts. Parties can, by agreement, split or alternate, by year,...Read more »
You can always file to establish paternity, custody and child support against the biological father. It is possible to just file for child support by going to the Office of Child Support Enforcement in your county (or City of Baltimore), but you will need to have the name and current address of...Read more »
Custody is determined by a number of factors based on the best interest of the children. Sexual orientation is not one of the factors. If she has a new partner, the character of the new partner may matter -- regardless of gender of the new partner.
If there is a court order in effect, you must continue to follow the Order. However, if your daughter is actually living with you, you need to go to court and get that order modified so that you can stop paying child support.
The concern for the court is -- will this affect the current custody arrangement. If she is supposed to see the kids every other weekend, well that's harder from California. But if it won't affect the current arrangement, unlikely to be able to actually stop it.
Supervised visitation means that she cannot be alone with her son when seeing him, but requires the presence of a responsible adult who will be available to act to protect the child in the event of inappropriate behavior. A parent’s custodial and visitation rights that have been taken away or...Read more »
Showing more interest now that he has a new girlfriend. He ignores me when he has her and takes advantage of me often. He demands her and I am afraid if I say no he will try and take me to court for joint custody. He is an inattentive father and has not had her for more than 15 hours a week max... Read more »
Custody is always modifiable based on a material change of circumstances. However, to have joint custody granted involves a lot of factors such as ability of the parents to communicate, the location of the parents homes with respect to each other and the child's school, and the involvement of the...Read more »
Ex's parents are trying to intervene to take his visitation. I shouldn't have to deal with them, should I? He and his parents don't speak. He and I made the court custody agreement. They didnt like it and are trying to not only take his visitation but change what we agreed to.
The visitation is between you and your ex. His parents cannot just step in and take over his place. You do not have to give them the child for his access. IF he chooses to exercise his access, come get the child and then let his parents see the child during that time, he can do that. But...Read more »
There is no custody agreement but my sons father is on Child support (but doesn't pay the full amount). I have been the only one taking care of my son since birth (2011) and he's been in my custody. In 2013, I moved to Maryland from Florida and had to put my sons father on child support. I don't... Read more »
Florida does not have jurisdiction to decide custody or child support if your son resides with you here. You should go down to the circuit court and file for custody, you also need to consult a lawyer about challenging jurisdiction in Florida. The Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act has been...Read more »
Had little to no contact for those years and zero contact for 3 years. My step daughter got mad at us, ran away, and found her way to her biological mother somehow. We immediately filed for full custody the next morning. When her mother found out (we filed for an emergency hearing), she took her... Read more »
This is a very complicated matter, and not possible to fully address on this forum. Maryland should retain jurisdiction over the custody issue under the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act, but you may have to file an action in Michigan to force the return of your husband’s daughter. Consult...Read more »
If your name is on the lease, you have a right to remain. However, if the company provides the apartment as a benefit of employment, they may want the apartment back if you divorce. You will be given a reasonable period of time to move.
All the documentation on the court house website looks to file motions for CS modification coupled with income documentation. Isn't their an easier way? Like file a motion with the Judge who signed off on the original CO, to sign a new one?
If you have reached a new agreement you can submit a joint motion with the new agreement. If there is no agreement, you must follow the process. The prior judge will not just sign a new order without a motion.
Stepmom is from England, Son was born here in the US while they were married. They are now separated and stepmom, bro live here in Maryland while my dad is still in Texas. They have no formal custody agreement and divorce papers have not been filed. She doesn't want my father to have contact due to... Read more »
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