My kids are 14 girl, 10 boy, and 8girl. My 14 year old has accused her dad multiple times of sexually abusing her. She has been in at least 10 mental hospitals in 15 months. My other 2 kids are being neglected. They are dirty and smelly. They are solely responsible for all of the cleaning in the... Read more »
CPS is an investigative agency; they are not responsible for making custody determinations - that's up to a judge. Much like the police, CPS starts an investigation based usually on a call. You can make that call; but you also should realize that there are a host of "mandated...Read more »
parent. He routinely will not answer his phone and makes up excuses when she tries to pick her daughter up. The police say that he is a parent and they can't do anything. What can my daughter do to claim her daughter without an issue every time she tries to pick her up?
I do a mouth swab 3x a week for CPS. I recent had a test come up postive for cocaine but I haven't used nor relapsed since this case opened. When I was notified of the postive test taken on 02/24/21 I went back to the same testing facility & paid for a hair drug screening taken on... Read more »
Unfortunately, there's not much recourse. Your issue is more common than a lot of people realize. Fortunately, a lot of courts are becoming more aware of the issue, and particularly with certain companies, to the point where some courts have changed providers. All you can really do is what you...Read more »
Assuming you are the natural mother, and have at least joint legal custody, you would not need to file anything as by default, when one parent dies, the other parent has full legal custody. If you don't have legal custody for some reason, there would be other steps you would need to take.
I am moving out of state next month and my 17 yr old daughter is refusing to move with me. Do i have to give her dad custody or guardianship since he has never really been actively in her life or can i sign guardianship of her to herself?
You cannot move out of state with a minor child subject to a Michigan custody order without the court's permission anyway. And at 17 years old, there's not much a court is going to do to make her go with you if she don't want to. If dad is stable, and daughter wants to, then custody...Read more »
5 years ago, her mom took her kids away from her. She started allowing her to visit the kids after she recovered from addiction, but refuses to allow the children to visit her, and her youngest son is not allowed to know that she is his mom. We would like to restore custody of her kids to her and... Read more »
Depends of if your wife's parental rights were terminated, or if the children are with grandma under a guardianship. If under a guardianship, your wife can petition the court. If it's a termination, it is unlikely anything can be done.
You - or more accurately, the parents of these kids are in a pickle. Assuming Dad has established legal custody, he and the mother could consent to you being the guardian. That actually might be a really good idea for both of them, because if Dad goes to jail or prison, and Mom is already locked...Read more »
My youngest is in foster care and his father is deceased. I want to fight to get him out. I can prove that I have everything I need to take care of him and have been sober for over 2 years. My two oldest are doing great with their dad and I’m able to speak to them but I’m beyond upset about my... Read more »
You will likely need two different lawyers because your issues are with two completely separate areas of the law. Your warrant is the easier of the two to deal with, and you can start by contacting a criminal attorney in the area where your warrant is from. Your parental rights issue is far more...Read more »
My kids mother is wanting to move to Georgia and we currently live in michigan. We split up over a year ago and have been doing 50 50 custody with out haveing friend of the court involved. Can she move with my kids legally?
The parents are not together, homeschooling was previously agreed upon in cour documents, however, now there is no schedule for homeschooling, the books are grade behind and/or missing, there is no set curiculem. Days are missed to accommodate custodial/step parents schedule. The child would like... Read more »
Assuming you mean joint legal custody, then yes, you would need the father's consent to any major education changes. Have you discussed this with him? If not, and if in fact you are charged with truancy, you run the risk of being on the wrong end of a custody change.
Judges make decisions based on the best interest of the child; there is no "normal" parenting time schedule because every situation is different. That said, the intent is to create an equitable (not necessarily equal) parenting time arrangement. And with young children, the thought is...Read more »
The father claims our 1 child the past few years due to my disability and no taxes to file. I've never signed an 8332 tax form for him to claim the child. We never married either. We do not have any agreement through court for who claims our child on taxes. I read that the custodial parent is... Read more »
You will likely need to file a motion in court to get any money back. Here's the thing: the IRS doesn't know what the custody status is of any particular child. They do match social security numbers, and that's how they catch people fraudulently claiming dependents: two people claim...Read more »
My ex and I share joint custody of our kids. I pay child support because she is on disability and her income is lower. She has been married for over 6 years, had surgery to untie her tubes, and is pregnant with their second kid. She just requested child support for our kids be reviewed and... Read more »
Child support is determined on the basis of the ability to pay for both parents. The standard for modification is often a substantial and continuing” change, which can be caused by a change to either parent’s situation or both. As the last order appears to have been several years ago, it is...Read more »
Not sure what's going on here. Do you have legal custody of the child? If so, then you now have sole legal custody; full stop. If the child currently resides with the brother, he may petition for guardianship....but if you are the child's mother, and your legal parental rights have not...Read more »
Your question begs the response most family law practitioners and judges urge clients: everything revolves around the best interest of the children, not the parents. One of the best interest factors is the parents willingness and ability to facility the parent-child bond with the other parent. I...Read more »
Too many unstated factors here....and it comes down to a bit of common sense. Is he drunk or hung over when his parenting time is to start? If so, I doubt any judge would think it's appropriate for a parent to exercise parenting time while intoxicated. If he is known to drink to the point of...Read more »
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