As a general statement, most lawyers send out statements monthly or every other month. I dont know if you retained a lawyer on a flat fee basis or if you paid a retainer with the lawyer working against the retainer, but the easiest way to find out the status of your setting with counsel is to call...Read more »
was sweeping the nation. Motions and evidence submitted have never been acknowledged despite having the usps return receipts to prove they were recieved. After an emergency child support hearing garnished 66% of my wages including paying for daycare that was closed due to the pandemic I had to file... Read more »
am plaintiff and Prose in my New Jersey child custody case, I have sent Discovery documents to Defendant attorney, I did not received response. Its more than 40 days. Summon says 30 days. What do I do now?
Thank you for your inquiry. I am so sorry to hear that you are going through this difficult time. If the other side is not complying with deadlines set by the Court, it would be appropriate for you to send a letter detailing the deficiencies and then file an application with the Court to enforce...Read more »
My suggestion is that you meet with a divorce law attorney to help educate yourself on how to present evidence at a domestic violence trial. Giving you a simple yes or no answer will not help you unless you know how and under what circumstance a court will permit it to be used.
I have custody of my daughter (7) but she has lived with my aunt for 6 years. I lived with and took care of my daughter at my aunts for the first 3 years but my aunt kicked me out due to lack of space. I’ve always been involved in my daughters life and my wife and I have been working to... Read more »
YOU NEED TO IMMEDIATELY MEET WITH A DIVORCE LAWYER WHO REGULARLY HANDLES CUSTODY DISPUTES AND GRANDPARENT VISITATION CASES TO GET AN EDUCATION ON THE APPLICABLE BODY OF LAW GOVERNING YOUR TYPE OF MATTER. I have no idea what your aunt filed with the court nor what you filed in response, but there...Read more »
A judge has wide latitude to order almost anything when children are involved. You are not a trained attorney. You do not know the Court Rules, Rules of Evidence, case law, nor are you trained how to handle a legal case, especially if litigation is involved. However, if you do not retain counsel,...Read more »
I presume that you and your husband have a pending divorce matter in the court system and that as part of that divorce matter, your husband filed an application with the court seeking to prevent you from traveling outside of the United States (or elsewhere inside of the US) because of specific...Read more »
She just turned 10 and still has her child mentality. He told her everything even with details, she’s been crying and down since she came back from her dad’s house. He didn’t even prepare her or made sure to keep an eye on her and her emotions. She’s not my little happy girl anymore and... Read more »
My guess is that your daughter asked her father something about his mother or how she died, and he responded, telling her the details. You and I were not present when that conversation took place or even if he suggested to her that she may not want to hear the details, but the bottom line is that...Read more »
In the TRO I was granted full custody of our son until we had the final restraining order. Our son's birthday is in a few days and he is asking for 3 hours with him. What legal recourse would I have if he didn't return him back to me?
You can call the police if that happens. But despite your situation, you both really need to protect the child and not worry about the worst. Too many people forget that parents, just because they are no longer right for each other, still love their children.
Thank you for your question. When contemplating divorce, one must be mindful that equitable distribution of assets and liabilities will occur. Thus, it would be helpful to put together a list of all assets, including real estate, bank accounts, retirement benefits, and personalty of substantive...Read more »
I dont want to come off disrespectfully, but no lawyer can answer the question without having a clear understanding of the issues outstanding to help determine a fair timeline for resolution of your case. As a simple example, if you and your spouse have a clear written agreement resolving all...Read more »
My husband whom has been alienated from his 2 children ages 10 and 15 for years. But we have had visitation not through the court and paid her child support at one time. Now her mother who mentally abuses the kids is seeking custody because now that her daughter passed away she feels that she... Read more »
This question is far too complex to try to explain in this forum. You need to retain an experienced NJ matrimonial attorney, who has extensive experience in these types of cases and get find you the medical experts that will be needed. The Court can interview the children in Chambers, but a...Read more »
Thank you for your question. In a situation like the one you described neither parent is required to be designated parent of primary residence but there are a variety of reasons why someone may want to be designated primary residential parent even if residential custody is 50/50. Do each of the...Read more »
My daughter was born 8/18/20 soon after I broke up with the mother. We have had a parenting plan for visitation in place, we get her two days a week and every other weekend. A month after her first birthday 9/9 baby's mother took her to Pennsylvania without my permission. Then she said she... Read more »
Thank you for your question. In most cases, a parent must obtain consent or a Court Order to permanently remove a child outside of the State of NJ if NJ is the home state of the child. In the event she left without permission, than you would need to file an action in Court to compel her to return....Read more »
We are not married but i have been the father to her child since she was 2. She has custody of her but if she passes before we get married i want to know what to do to keep her with me and her brother with my fiancé.
I think I understand your question to mean that you have been raising the child of your significant other for some time, and now you are facing a situation in which your significant other may pass away. Your question is highly complex, and a lot would depend on whether the other parent of the child...Read more »
I bought my son and myself ancestry.com kits for Christmas. It was something fun to do. A gift where we could find out more about our ethnicity. My ex was fine with it. She asked me to see if a certain person was listed on the site to see if there was a connection back in May. The other day... Read more »
Thank you for your question. Whether you violated a custody agreement depends on the language of your specific agreement. Based on the information provided, it appears that you consulted with her prior to obtaining the ancestary.com kit and she gave her consent for your child to participate to be...Read more »
If someone is required to be registered on the "child registry list", presumably there is a court order in place identifying the restrictions imposed on contact with children and who is qualified to supervise. Start with that document and also speak with the probation department officer...Read more »
To NJ. Granddaughter wants to live with father. Mother refused to send docs to father. As her maternal grandmother can I ask the court for a law guardian for my Granddaughter. Father can't get birth certificate, his name isn't on it. My daughter wants her daughter to live hard. Job corps... Read more »
Hello! My 9 years old refuses to go overnight with her dad every other weekend. Last weekend she went forced by her dad”s attorney intimidating letter. I have to pick her up a 3:30 am she couldn’t sleep, she said she was scare but she doesn’t say of what. When we get home she went to sleep... Read more »
My guess is that you and your husband recently separated and since separating, your husband wants to put in place a parenting time plan and he has enlisted the assistance of a lawyer and they have told you that if you do not cooperate with their efforts to put this plan in place, they will seek...Read more »
I know the parent has a right to refuse grandparents time, but I also thought legally I can’t discuss extra time out of my court ordered agreement considering my daughters father lives at his mothers house (where parenting time takes place). Plus I don’t trust the mother as she could be asking... Read more »
There is no particular "legal" way to decline the request. I would just recommend keeping any communication that you have with her (which you are not required to have in the first place) as short and simple as possible, without any judgmental or confrontational statements.
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