Husband left the home due to mental and physical abuse over 2 years. The mother was a stay at home mom and filed first because he left, he willingly paid the rental amount for 2 months plus groceries and other needs but stopped when she restricted the father access to the child because he can only... Read more »
If you cannot afford an attorney, I recommend you contact the legal aid department in your area and see if they will take your case. I also recommend contacting the social justice centers of any law schools in your area, as some of them are equipped to handle certain family law cases for indigent...Read more »
I make 65k a year, my wife makes 120k a year. We have 2 kids 1 & 4 in daycare that costs 2k a month. About how much would by monthly obligation be if we divorced? I would prefer 50/50 custody however I can see it being 30/70 in her favor due to my undesirable living arrangements after the... Read more »
You cannot afford not to retain an experienced matrimonial attorney. You are making too many assumptions that are not "real". You need to have an in person consultation right away to enable you to know what reality is and what to expect.
If a child support award was entered based on the child attending daycare and summer camp and that child is not enrolled in daycare and summer camp and if you do not anticipate the child enrolling in those programs, you can file a motion with the court to modify the child support payments. Of...Read more »
Its difficult to respond because I am not sure what the question is. Were you arrested? For what? Who searched you? What did they do? What did they find? What does the guest and the fight have to do with the police? Why were the police there? Was it in a car? Home? In Public? Additional...Read more »
There are rules when relocating with children out of state. She needs permission from the other parent or a court order. He can file opposition to her application, and if she didn't file an application he can file a motion to stop her.
You can also file a grandparents' rights petition....Read more »
You should hire an experienced family law attorney to file an application for a change in custody and child support. He will still owe the child support arrears, but if the Judge grants him physical custody then she will owe him child support and it will start to even out his arrears. There are...Read more »
We are originally moved from nj to ga June 2017. My son dad is on parole so I had to find a place so he can get approved they approved him in December 2017. Our relationship did not workout, while I was at work he dropped my children off at my aunt's house caught the greyhound bus and went back to... Read more »
There is no way to predict what a Judge will do, however it appears that based on what you stated, you are the more appropriate person to be the primary custodial parent. Without a detailed review of you situation and the pleadings he filed, no one on this forum can give you meaningful advice. But,...Read more »
Absolutely. Under the 2010 Appellate Division case of Colca v. Anson, "parents are expected to support their children until they are emancipated, regardless of whether the children live with one, both, or neither parent." Notably, child support does not belong to either parent. Under the 2002...Read more »
I live in New Jersey and as of now I'm representing myself in a child custody case. I know I'm allowed to ask the opposing parties attorney for evidence but he also told me I needed to send him a letter in the mail requesting the evidence and told me to be specific on what I'm asking for...would... Read more »
You have the opportunity to conduct what we call "discovery."
There are various mechanisms for discovery request. Since you are on your own, you should consult with an attorney about what you will need to prove your case. Then you should inquiry about how to admit what you need into...Read more »
Also with a lawyers help is there anything that can be done to collect back child support? Bench warrants keep getting issued and he then gets out with no jail time or without paying any money to me. Over $20,000 is owed in back child support in just over 2 years.
Every situation is different and your case like all the others is fact sensitive. Trying to represent yourself in Court is a bad idea. Not only are you emotionally involved, but you are not a trained attorney. You do not know the Court Rules, Rules of Evidence, case law, nor are you trained how to...Read more »
You cannot move without a Court Order granting you permission to do so. In a landmark ruling handed down recently by the New Jersey Supreme Court, the court unanimously reversed its 2001 Baures holding that a custodial parent could relocate to another state with a child so long as the move was made...Read more »
Ex pays child support but has had no contact in 3 yrs. Very minimal contact the 5 years prior) He is constantly arrested for drugs and driving with out a drivers license. He has had 3 dui's and recently in the last few months he has been caught driving on a suspended license. He is not active in my... Read more »
Thank you for your question. I can understand how stressful this must be for you. Step-parent adoptions are possible in the State of New Jersey. I would suggest that you and your husband schedule a consult with a family law attorney to go over options and any potential complications to your...Read more »
i have been going for substance abuse treatment for 3 month and have been compliant. i still test positive for marijuana and i stopped going to treatment for two weeks, now my substance abuse treatment center is closing my patient case as non compliant. how can i fight this and stop having to go to... Read more »
Best way to fight any legal battle is with an experienced Attorney, however drug testing and therapy is common for these types of cases and you would have to prove how it would effect you differently and in a more adverse way than others that are assigned the same treatment.
Thank you for your question. Custody and potential step parent adoption are both fact sensitive issues. We would need a better understanding of the facts of your case to provide guidance on these issues. I recommend that you schedule a consultation with a family law attorney as soon as possible, so...Read more »
My wonnHas a mild learning disability and she speaks English to assure the medical and educational well being of my children. I am their father and she wants to take them to St Lo hi is Missouri where her sister lives . By law can she just pick up and go
NO! She cannot leave N.J. without a Court Order, which allows it. You can certainly fight this by retaining an experienced matrimonial attorney. In a landmark ruling handed down recently by the New Jersey Supreme Court, the court unanimously reversed its 2001 Baures holding that a custodial parent...Read more »
I retained this firm back in July. They have billed me for $25,000 so far and are asking for more retainer. We've been to court unprepared because they didn't have all that information. Now they're telling me the only way they can get it is if the most expensive attorney on my case goes to get it... Read more »
That is completely absurd and obscene. Contact the NJ State Bar Ethics committee and report this. You should get a significant refund it not all of it. You really need a new law firm. The Court file if it is still in the local court can be copied at the Court by paying the Court the required fee...Read more »
We had an agreement that I would take the oldest two and she will take the youngest. I have no paperwork on that agreement. How can I get temporary custody of our kids I don’t think she have a place to go.
To properly answer your questions and address your concerns, the best way to handle this is by retaining an experienced matrimonial attorney. You need the best attorney you can afford, do not let geographic considerations be a factor in your choice of an attorney. Pick the best lawyer you can find...Read more »
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