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Q: My ex is tryin to take my kids. He ain't on birth certificates what could happen if he does try to take them

I have a three year old and a four month old me and my ex were together for six years but never married most of the relationship he was getting high now he is threatening to take my kids what could happen if he does try

Brian Lehman
Brian Lehman answered on Feb 25, 2017

The court could issue a wide range of orders that determine custody. You should consult with a family lawyer in your area. Here is a list: https://www.justia.com/lawyers/family-law/new-mexico/hobbs

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Q: I have switched school districts and am refusing to abide by child custody agreement

I have taken this avenue to protect my two minor daughters from my ex wife's convicted child molester boyfriend whom I recently found out has been touching my girls. What legal rights do I have for my actions and what do I need to do from here.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 8, 2017

You need to go for a modification of your custody agreement and if there are to be visits they should be supervised. But you get a court order immediately, not later. Courts don't like people taking the law into their hands.Also, not clear why you had to switch school districts.

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Q: Constitutionally under the 14th ammendment can the courts take my kids away from me
Marshall Jason Ray
Marshall Jason Ray answered on Jun 29, 2016

The general short answer is yes, Courts may, under certain circumstances, order the removal of children and the termination of parental rights. To determine whether your rights were violated or whether you have any options to challenge the court action in your specific situation, you would need to... Read more »

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Q: I am looking to gain custody of my younger brother from an abusive father and a neglective mother who are divorcing

My father has a history of physical, mental and emotional abuse with myself and currently has a restraining order on him from my mother, who filed one for domestic abuse. My mother is neglectful in multiple ways, she knew about my father abusing me and she will often leave my brother and I at home... Read more »

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Jul 25, 2013

The best thing for you to do is have a consultation with a family attorney in your area.

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Q: Can I request a different Judge in my custody case if feel that he is not being fair and impartial?
Mr. David Thomas Pisarra
Mr. David Thomas Pisarra answered on Jan 18, 2011

Parties to a case have a right to a fair and impartial judge - if you have reason to believe this judge wont be fair you have a right to request a change. However, usually it must be done within a very short time frame FROM THE BEGINNING of the case. In most cases it is under a month to... Read more »

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