I'm 16 and I'm currently trying to get myself emancipated without my dad's knowledge. My parents are divorced and my mom has agreed to give up her rights, but my dad is trying to keep us trapped here. He is a very unfit parent and let's his girlfriend control everything and they bully us constantly.
To be eligible for emancipation in Missouri, you need to be able to support yourself financially and have a place of your own. That doesn't mean you cannot have roommates or live elsewhere, but you would have to show the court that you would be able to afford a home and have an income, etc....Read more »
Do Grandparents Have Visitation Rights? (Connecticut)
Yes, grandparents can petition the courts for visitation rights just as any third party. The courts will use the same standard of the child’s best interest to determine if the grandparents should have visitation rights. In order to be...Read more »
He has been refusing to come to his dads house on the weeks that are ordered to him via the divorce decree. He has also been doing “virtual school” for the last three weeks and we have just found out he has turned in none of his school work and is now failing his junior year of highschool. Can... Read more »
It'll be difficult for the court to enforce that the 17-year-old should be going between each parents. However, in an ideal world, the judge would tell the parent who had custody of the child to ensure that they return to the other parent.
My home life environment is not the most stable and I pay the rent and buy groceries while paying for my own phone service and needs. I have a job and make decent money at my job. I have been threated by my stepdad and have told my school and the cops when they were called on me when I tried to... Read more »
There is no advantage per se about being listed for residential and mailing purposes. It simplifies the process for the child and the parents to know what address should be listed for the child so important documents and notices aren't split between two addresses.
My childs father and i have been separated since 2013 he paid child support for a year or so then left the state and has not helped or seen her in the past 6 months. I august she called him for her birthday. hasn't heard from him since.
The best way to modify custody would be to hire an attorney to help. Family law cases are not generally self help projects. I should note that while the court may be willing to give you sole legal and sole physical custody it will not absent serious abuse or neglect give terminate his parental...Read more »
The parent asked the other to postpone the normal visit due to child having had surgery and experiencing some complications but they just said No,the child will be fine with me.,(they were aware previously of the upcoming surgery)but isn't knowledgeable about how to take care of the child... Read more »
It's ill-advised to deny the other parent parenting time when there is currently an order in place. It would be best to reach out to an experienced family law attorney, who could potentially get you a temporary order altering parenting time while the child is recovering from surgery.
...where my daughter lives with her mother, step father, and his children with my ex.
I would like to get a court order for visitation, but I’m afraid I will get hit hard for more child support. My daughter needs braces and I can definitely afford that, but again, my court ordered... Read more »
It may depend on which is a greater interest to you - keeping your child support low or making sure you have visitation. Often greater visitation closer to joint custody can lower your child support compared to less time, but it also depends on the other parent's income along with any other...Read more »
We did a Pro Se divorce in Missouri earlier this year. We have joint physical and legal custody. The kids are with me 1 week and him the next. The address for school and as their residents is mine. So I am wondering who is considered the custodial parent those words are not used in the divorce... Read more »
Correct, states like Missouri and Kansas don't list a parent as the "custodial" parent; they say that one parent's residence will be used for mailing and educational purposes. Neither parent is the custodial parent since you have joint legal and physical custody, but there is...Read more »
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