My nephews mom is on heroin with her boyfriend, we don't have 'proof' of her use only his, she gets him Thursday threw Monday but I know she's checking into a methadone clinic for the days he's supposed to be with her. She's leaving her son with her drugged out... Read more »
He's told me, if I decide to leave the relationship then the children must stay with him because we have all been living together at our apartment together for the past several years. I live in Michigan and I want to know if I have any rights being their mother. There is no custody order in... Read more »
The answer to your question depends on whether his is the legal father to the children. From there, unfortunately, it may become a race to the courthouse. Unless you are married, you as the mother would have initial custody of the children. But not, do not expect the police to help in this matter...Read more »
The children are 5&8 and I just bought a house where the school is across the street. The kids would have to be awake by 6-6:30 to be out of the house by 7:15 to be on time at 8:30 to school. I do not think this is an acceptable arrangement but I am still worried. He’s an active father and... Read more »
One step at a time....has your ex filed anything with the court? Until he does, and a judge agrees with him, the court orders remain in place. It will be hard for any attorney to give you a definite opinion without a pleading. What can be said is that if your ex wants a change, it will be his...Read more »
I plan on leaving my child’s father soon and I know a court battle will eventually occurr. Currently we live together and unless i ask him to do something everything is pinned on me. He sleeps well into the early afternoon daily. I have attempted to leave before and when I have I get numerous... Read more »
You would have the opportunity to present evidence on what's called the Best Interest of the Child factors before the judge determines custody. However, keep in mind that the court must determine custody going forward; that he has left you to do the work because you are there is not...Read more »
The county where the child is located will generally have jurisdiction unless a matter concerning the child was already started in another county. Your boyfriend would quite likely need to file an action where the child is now located.
Recently my 14 year old daughter has been acting out doing things such as getting aggressive with her younger brother and sisters she ran away this morning when I found her I was able to get her in the car and then she began hitting me and fighting me. What are my options as a parent what can I... Read more »
Legal ramification? Not really. It sounds like the arrangement is known and consented to by all concerned. Your daughter must understand, though, that in Michigan, a person can only be married to one other person at a time. And so she will not be this man's spouse - and will not have the legal...Read more »
Are you already married? Was the marriage certificate filed? If so, the date is the date; unless you are willing to divorce and remarry, you can't change your marriage date. Perhaps the easiest solution is the non-legal solution (which is often the case): agree to celebrate and recognize your...Read more »
Your ex could only waive arrearages owed to her, not state owed arrearages. So a lot depends on the total financial situation - specifically if there is any state assistance involved. And waiving arrearages alone may not get you out of criminal charges.
A Michigan attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for the loss of your father. You could repost your question in the Probate and Estate Planning categories. There's no guarantee that all questions are picked up, but you might have better...Read more »
My husband and i separated for a year we have three other children but never got divorced. I moved to south carolina and was seeing someone else who got me pregnant. This guy cheated and kicked me and my three kids out of the house. I came back to Michigan with my legal husband still three months... Read more »
Let's start with two simple premises: 1) while you are legally married, the husband is presumed to be the father of any child born to the wife during that marriage. 2) Jurisdiction will almost always be with the court in the county where the child is found.
The individual (BIo father's ex gf) who has legal guardianship (through the courts) signed the minor over via poa in February to another individual (bio father's ex-wife) There was an altercation between the power of attorney individual and the child which resulted in the police coming... Read more »
Depends on a number of factors; the burden would be on you to show the court the move is in the child's best interest. Ordinarily with a move like that, whomever the child does not stay with during the school year would get parenting time during the summer and school breaks so that is...Read more »
I signed over my rights to my son, who was 5 at the time, to his father. I was still in active addiction and when he filed for custody, I knew it was best for my son. My ex told me i would still have my rights, just not custody. He lied. All my rights were taken and I was only given supervised... Read more »
It doesn't sound like your parental rights were terminated. The father has sole legal custody. What you would need to do is file a motion for specific parenting time. It's a slow and gradual process; the court is not going to immediately jump to 50 / 50 custody here. But as you make...Read more »
My daughter is now 14. She has many reasons as to why she doesn't want to spend as much time with the other parent such as some emotional and mental abuse which makes it hard for her to want to go as often. Is there a motion I can file or how do I go about my daughter being able to talk to the... Read more »
You'll need to file either a motion to change parenting time or custody. Please be aware that just because the child doesn't want to go, and even if her reasons are legitimate, her opinion is one of 12 factors the judge will consider.
She is 14 and cry’s every night cause she hates it there and wants to be with me her mother her dad lives with his parents no job no license he’s a alcoholic and pill head my baby has to take care of her grandmother all the time cause she’s in a wheelchair she can’t be a kid she lives as a... Read more »
MI CPS wanted me to participate in a program that required 10 hours/week and A person from the program told me it was voluntary and later said that cps could make it mandatory & cps worker told me that if I said no that they could take me to court to force me to comply or to take my daughter.... Read more »
I'm unsure what facts were inaccurate. It sounds like CPS told you either 1) do this program, or 2) we'll file a petition that could lead to removal of the child. You choose not to do the program, and so they filed a petition along with an ex parte removal order.
Verbal agreements are worth the paper they are printed on. You can prove them by course of conduct, and if you are successful, you may have a way toward court enforcement of the remaining agreement. Going forward, it's always best to reduce agreements to writing. People's memories get...Read more »
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