The case is complex; but he did some terrible things prior to filing for divorce which made it impossible for me to hire an attorney; very very long story short -I had a mental breakdown after being served and spent some time at Pine Rest completely unable to participate! He got a default judgment.... Read more »
It's possible, but you have a steep hill to climb, and should absolutely engage an attorney. Your first obstacle would be to set aside the default judgment. Specific rules and criteria apply, as judgments are meant to be final. Not only would you need to convince the court that you had an...Read more »
Your daughter can petition the court to terminate the guardianship. Will she be successful? Hard to say without knowing more. When it comes to children, courts favor stability. The court granted a guardianship for a reason; your daughter would need to show the court some marked improvement in her...Read more »
My Gauthier has serious medical issues and her father smokes around her and almost put her in the hospital for it, she refuses to go with him, even has gotten on the phone with him telling him why she's not going, he keeps putting in harms way, she cries and fights to go every time its his... Read more »
My son is about to turn 11 and they have never met. I tried when my son was younger and bio dad never wanted to he does pay child support and we are a 2 state case. I haven't had any contact with him in 7 years untill today when he messaged me says he's taking me to court. I'm scared... Read more »
Contrary to some opinion, judges are not mindless or impractical. Most every family court judge has seen this sort of scenario before. The dad will get some parenting time if he asks for it, and so long as he is appropriate with it. No, the court will not just send your son off on a plane or in a...Read more »
Are you looking to adopt a different child? If your parental rights have been terminated, you face a significant uphill battle. First, you have no say in who can adopt your child or children; nor can a court direct it. Second, if your rights have been terminated, you almost certainly are on Central...Read more »
The children have been with me there hole life so has my daughter they won't let me speak so the judge has no ideal that I have raised them .please help my daughter has mental health issues any substance abuse
What about the father? Depending on what's going on, you could try to pursue a guardianship. But if there is an available father, and custody is not appropriate with mom (your daughter), the father will take priority over you. It doesn't matter if you raised the kids; the court will first...Read more »
Tribal judge has followed laws to rule favorable for native individual in family court, but when the EXACT (and I mean EXACT) situation was reversed and would have been ruled to favor a white person, completely ignored and ruled the other way. Did not follow tribal code for what things to take into... Read more »
You should speak with an attorney versed in the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) and Michigan Indian Family Preservation Act (MIFPA). Bottom-line up front is that different rules apply with native american children and families.
Was drugs the only issue? Have they asked you to do any other services? It sounds like what happened is what's called a voluntary removal - done without court order. If you push the issue, and CPS believes they have grounds for removal, they will get a removal order and file a petition against...Read more »
In the beginning the judge ordered us to split the kids, he takes one and I take the other. But since I got full custody I have been claiming both of them. Is there a tax law that says who ever has them more gets to claim them?
my attorney is supposed to work in my defense but shes working with the judge to keep my kids in foster care, even after me completing everything they have asked of me. my last court date was a total mess. nothing was accomplished o n their end so its like they are stagnating me. like i said before... Read more »
Child protective proceedings are an entirely different process, and decisions to move or reunite children are not made quickly. If you are 90 days into the case, I would actually be shocked if you said the court returned the kids to you that quick. The idea is that the court needs to see stability;...Read more »
EX wife history, losing first kids, losing license for 15yrs, 3 DUI, 17 yrs ago. After 20 years marriage, witnessed her badly many mental ill, she was fine for 17 years perfect no drugs no alcohol, beautiful loving woman. 2016 she was giving new mental drugs and I don’t know what happened to her... Read more »
I do not know how to fill out the forms I need assistance but. I need a motion filed. Someone from a legal aid has. Been basically stringing me. Along (an me entrusting I was going to get the help) since November 2020, they have “been filing that motion” since November. I have only seen my... Read more »
You will either need to connect with your legal aid attorney to figure out what's going on or go to the courthouse's legal assistance center for assistance on how to fill out the forms yourself. Other than legal aid, you will be hard pressed to find an attorney willing to take on a family...Read more »
This was done and the party was not notified to be able to respond and there was no just cause for it. Estranged Wife was just mad and did this. Motion for hearing dismissed bt Plaintiff. Husband found out by looking on line at court records as he didn't get his son as he was supposed to. Why... Read more »
Father started seeing our daughter at 4 years of age, court ordered, after I filed for child support. She is now almost 6 years old and he hasn’t seen her in 6 months now, but he still pays support. He doesn’t seem interested in her well being or her education, until he’s in front of the... Read more »
You may have difficulty terminating his parental rights, but have you thought about a step-parent adoption? Your ex may be inclined to voluntarily terminate his rights (and support obligation) in place of your spouse.
A little over a month ago CPS (drug allegations and domestic violence allegations) cohorced me into verbally agreeing to a safery plan, placing my kids with my grandparents. Today I decided enough was enough and went to go get my kids. My grandparents wouldn't let me take them! Can they do... Read more »
I wouldn't worry so much about what your grandparents can or cannot do as I would what CPS will do. You run the risk of CPS filing a petition and requesting removal of the children - potentially into foster care, and exposing you to termination of your parental rights.
Does the child live with the grandparent? Does the father have legal custody? Would the drug-addicted parent agree to guardianship? Is CPS involved? A lot of factors are in play, that you'd have to work through.
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