Brent T. Geers' answer If you can articulate verifiable reasons to a judge that 1) she actually is taking your child someplace, and 2) it is unsafe for the child, then possibly. You will need more facts than just a feeling or belief that a place is unsafe. For example, if you think she's taking the child to a drug house, has there been a police raid or have people recently been arrested out of there for drugs? Again, it has to be more than just you thinking something is going on.
Brent T. Geers' answer Yes, but PLEASE see a local family law attorney immediately. There are legal and practical consequences to consider that an experienced and skilled family law attorney will know and advise you on.
Brent T. Geers' answer You will need to get about the business of filing for divorce quickly to fully resolve this issue. You may be entitled to free legal assistance considering your financial status and domestic violence allegations.
Brent T. Geers' answer A lot of moving pieces here, but a paternity test is not a requirement for a man to be deemed the legal father to a child...especially if Mom is not claiming some other man is the true father. That said, it's likely - given that CPS was involved - that as part of the POA process, they also have Father and Mother sign an Acknowledgement of Paternity. And since his mom already has custody through the POA, she absolutely has standing to seek guardianship. Mom's mom may contest it - essentially...
Trent Harris' answer Since you were a minor, your mother controlled your defense. It’s possible you were appointed a lawyer by the court and your mother talked to the lawyer without your knowledge. Nevertheless, the court believes the lawyer fee was part of your verdict/judgment, and that’s probably written in the judgment somewhere. $210 is pretty cheap to avoid having a criminal charge on your record which could prevent you from getting hired for employment, or getting an apartment. You are unlikely to win if...
Brent T. Geers' answer You probably should file a motion with the court asking for an order that until he can present proof of having a valid driver license, he needs to arrange alternate transportation. Unfortunately, other than for the actual exchanges, you really have no way of controlling whether he'll ever drive with the child during his parenting time. If he is caught doing so, of course, he could be arrested.
Brent T. Geers' answer By your question, I assume you believe this person is the father of a child. First step is to file a paternity case in the county you live in indicating that you believe this person is the biological father. He will then have the opportunity to affirm or deny that allegation. If he denies it, the court may order him to take a DNA test OR he would be presumed to be the father.
Brent T. Geers' answer You should get the case transferred to your county here in Michigan since this is where the child no lives. The child, then, cannot be moved more than 100 miles or outside the state of Michigan by either of you without an agreement or the court's order.
Trent Harris' answer To answer your question, yes, a trust can "override" a will if the property that would've been transferred by the will has been conveyed into the trust before mom died. You should talk to an attorney, since the situation you are describing sounds like a trust/will contest to challenge the actions taken before mom died. Ownership of bank accounts is also a grey area, since if the other people were merely added for "convenience", then they may not have been intended as owners of the funds with...
Brent T. Geers' answer You rightly identified the Catch 22 here. It wouldn't hurt for you to run the numbers of the online child support calculator to see how things might change just to be sure. But as you appear to realize, when you ask to recalculate support, it can go up or down.
Brent T. Geers' answer Based on just what you've stated, if I had to put on a black robe and decide right now, I'd say you are right about well child visits, but wrong on mental health sessions. The answer would vary based on what has been the child's medical and mental health history, and on whose parenting time are these appointments scheduled.
Is there a reason she won't agree to mental health treatment?
Brent T. Geers' answer If you are ordered to pay child support, you are, most likely, determined to be the legal father of a child. With that comes the right to pursue custody and parenting time. However, that is on you to pursue and is not automatically given just because you are determined to be a legal father to a child.
Brent T. Geers' answer Sounds like there is some family dynamic issues going on that you should discuss with your mom. Aside from that, your mom is well within her right to take the phone away. Her house, her rules. If you are 18, or something like this happens after you turn 18, you could take the phone, leave, and find your own place to live.
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