My sons father took me back to court over child custody. We were never married I had full custody. Him and his lawyer knowingly and deliberately lied in court. My attorney never called a witness that I suggested to him or presented evidence that I had given him or told him he could obtain that... Read more »
Best advice would be to contact another family law attorney to review everything. You could certainly talk with a malpractice attorney, but some of what you write concerns trial strategy, which is difficult to show malpractice.
At the time i was just his girlfriend and his sons monther started a bunch of drama and i retaliated in text so then she accused me of hitting her son and she told them how me and his father were always fighting and breaking up they believed her. The text she showed in court where only of my... Read more »
"They" are not doing anything. The child's mother made an accusation that FOC substantiated, creating this order. You being engaged does nothing; being married might help. But your relationship status has nothing to do with what the judge will find pertinent to changing this....Read more »
There is no rule on that but you definitely have two different cases, even if it may be with the same judge, and so the holding on one case shouldn't necessarily affect the holding on the other. In other words, it's certainly possible - and happens - for a parent to have custody of one...Read more »
My girlfriend may be about to start a custody battle with her kids’ father. He is most likely going to try to get 50/50 custody. He is $5000 behind on child support. He has no drivers license, yet still drives with the children. He will try to lie and say things are different than they are. He... Read more »
Sure is! Respond, appropriately, to his allegations. If he's filing, you will receive his allegations in writing; you may file a written response to them. In court, you will also have an opportunity to respond to any allegations made.
The judge's job is to assess credibility. Some...Read more »
my girlfriend has two children. right now, the arrangement is that she has the kids Monday to Friday, they go with their dad Friday night till Sunday night. he is about $5,000 behind on child support. his driver's license is suspended (he still drives even with the children). he says he... Read more »
Whether he has a leg to stand on is to be determined. The person asking for a change has the burden to prove it. From what you describe, I'm not seeing much reason to change this. That does not mean he won't try.
I share 50/50 legal and physical custody. My ex lives 40 minutes away from my home. I have lived in my school district and raised my daughters there for the past 16 years, now its my three year old turn to start kindergarten, but he will not agree to my school district. Instead, he is proposing we... Read more »
Best solution would be to get ahead of this and file a motion with the court to determine. I think you are in pretty good shape having had kids already in the district, and you actually living there. I don't see a court ordering a school district that neither of you live in.
What help or relief may be available depends on who "we" is. If you are not the parent to the child, the best help you can provide is to connect that person with a local attorney, so that he or she can effectuate their rights.
I am 15 years old and have been living in Morocco for a little over a year now. I got here in early October. My guardian has been heavily abusive, both physically and verbally. She takes advantage of us not being in america and has cut my communication with everyone. I have no means of talking to... Read more »
The custody order does not specify who is responsible for pick up or drop off. She refuses to be helpful for pick up or drop off. If I pick up my son, and state that she is able to come pick him up whenever she can, is that illegal if she has majority? I am not telling her she cant access him I am... Read more »
No established custody yet, (new case in court) parent holding twins finds any & every excuse & lie to avoid parenting time & makes threats if others voice opinions on social media also changes what’s allowed at PT. Ref did not say it was supervised but they are saying no other way... Read more »
Possibly. But as I'm sure you know, nothing is going to happen unless and until a judge hears these issues and makes an order that can be enforced. Until then, your daily calls and messages to the other parent will likely continue to be ignored, and could actually backfire on you.
It came to my attention by way of my daughters FOC case that I was being accused of making a false CPS report against my grandsons father. After doing a FOIA request to find out what this was I received the police reports along with 7 pages of a CPS LEN, all unredacted, and my name is listed as... Read more »
More likely, referee will simply review the CPS and criminal investigation reports, and may contact those agencies for a status update. Judges and referees are not police or investigators so they are not going to be contacting witnesses directly.
Do I have to let him see his son? Is one question or can I tell him to take it court? He's been threatening court for 7years my son has been with me 7 years never left my side he's home schooled. The father smokes weed 24/7 found out he's been taking subtonin I forgot how to spell it... Read more »
You can certainly tell him to take you to court. If what you're saying about him is true, there sounds like quite a bit of stuff he should work on before spending time and money going to court, but I suppose that's his decision.
Just know, though, that many judges don't look...Read more »
I am waiting on a court date to modify parenting and I am asking to modify parenting time because my daughter doesn’t want to go over her dad house all the time and she doesn’t like how he’s been treating her or the things he have said about me to her I hate having to make her go and here... Read more »
You are doing the right thing by filing the motion. Perhaps there is something negative going on that your daughter is afraid of disclosing. Still, your duty is to comply with the parenting time order and continue facilitating her relationship with her father. Typically in these situations with a...Read more »
Long story short my exhusband lived with his parents so they helped raised my 2 boys for the last 10yrs of their life They decided to withhold this info from me because they did not want my boys to come to my house permanently since their father is not alive Another family member thought it was not... Read more »
The police are right: this is a family court matter that needs to be addressed there. If you do not have legal custody of the children, it's possible that with the father dead, the grandparents would become guardians. And even if you have shared legal custody, the best interest of the child...Read more »
I am currently in a terrible marriage and would like to get divorced (living in MI) but i have no where to go or any financial support other than my family who lives in UT, my plan is to move to UT with my child and file for divorce, is there a certain way i should start this process?
You should immediately and privately consult with a lawyer in Utah to inquire about the state’s requirements to file for divorce. Many states have a waiting period for new residents before someone can file for divorce. Also, if your spouse has no connection to Utah, then an Utah court would not...Read more »
My daughter's father and I lost custody in 2019. (It's a long story) We fought to get her back for 2 yrs. And then had to give my aunt guardianship so they wouldn't take our rights. She had cancer so she had to go thru chemo and radiation and a few months later, they told her she was... Read more »
It's an uphill battle, but it can be done where the guardianship is terminated. Were your rights terminated - either voluntary or involuntary after a trial? That will determine whether it's a matter of terminating the guardianship or you becoming guardian of your own child.
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