My girlfriend and (soon to be ex) wife have engaged in physical altercations, she is not allowed on the property anymore for trying to run gf over and running car through her house, she is always trying to find an excuse to get out and hang around and be close to me and talk to me, she was given... Read more »
answered on Mar 21, 2023
A judge does not have jurisdiction over a school to enter an order to compel a bus driver to drop off a child to a parent. However, if the school has such a service, the asker is free to avail himself of that service consistent with the demands of the other parent. This certainly does not help the... Read more »
answered on Mar 19, 2023
If you have sole physical custody of your child, you may be able to relocate internationally with your child depending on the terms of your joint legal custody agreement and the laws of your state.
In general, relocation with a child may require court approval or agreement from the other... Read more »
I’ve been in the process of divorcing my husband for almost 10 months now. It is uncontested, he has signed the paper he was served, got it notarized, and sent it to my lawyer over a month ago, our child support was taken care of in family court, we have no assets to split, I’m not taking him... Read more »
answered on Mar 19, 2023
First you said your husband sigbed papers. Were these a Stipulation of Settlement? There are many papers that have to be prepared and signed by the parties. Then you said you made changes and signed. Did you do so after your husband signed those papers? If so your husband needs to approve that... Read more »
answered on Mar 12, 2023
No, it would be a conflict of interest for the same lawyer to represent all of you.
answered on Mar 8, 2023
Being listed on the birth certificate isn't enough. You need to have an acknowledgement of paternity to be the "legal" father or a court order. If there is an acknowledgment all you need to do is file a petition for visitation in Family Court. If there is no acknowledgement, you... Read more »
The child is now six and father has not seen her in a year. Why does the court not recognize this deadbeat who is sleeping on his mother's floor in her one-room apartment? He was arrested for breaking someone's nose the night before he was to appear in court. What proof is needed to... Read more »
answered on Mar 7, 2023
Unfortunatley, the law says it is in the child's best interests to have visitation with the non-custodial parent. However, what type of visitation and how often is left to the judge after a hearing. You should meet with an attorney to go over all of the facts of the matter. If you cannot... Read more »
was never married.
answered on Mar 1, 2023
It depends. If you are depriving the other parent of parenting time then no, you can not. Relocation should not be done without court approval. If you do and the father files a writ of habeas corpus you will be forced to come back to NY and could even lose custody. See a lawyer before doing... Read more »
I don’t need the child support. He has other kids to take care of. If he signs his rights over would the payments stop or will New York continue to take the payments?
answered on Feb 28, 2023
(This is for NY) First of all, you should know he cannot sign over his "rights". The only way for his rights to be terminated is a Neglect petition being filed by DSS or he consents to an adoption. Until his rights are terminated, he has to pay child support. The only way to stop... Read more »
I need a protective order and divorce help please
answered on Feb 26, 2023
If you are in immediate danger call 911
The National Domestic Violence Hotline is 800-799-7233
Safe Horizon contact is 1-800-621-HOPE (4673)
There is also Freedom House (domestic violence shelter for victims of domestic violence and their families)
212-400-6470... Read more »
My ex-boyfriend has an alcohol issue. He also is living in a hotel where he is surrounded by drugs and alcohol. The last time I talked to him he did not have a job. I am concerned that he will want to take our son to this unsafe environment.
answered on Feb 6, 2023
You need to file petitions in the Family Court. Child Support and Custody are two different matters and, even though they are in the same courthouse they are handled separetly. You need to file a separate petition for each.
My ex was awarded unsupervised visitation, but at a public place, which is a mall. Am I in violation of the order if my family members are at the same mall during the visit. Not in a supervisory capacity but simply present just in case? Being that it's a public place I'm unsure if this... Read more »
answered on Feb 1, 2023
If they just happen to be there and do not interfere with the visitation there should be no problem. If they interfere in any way that could be a problem.
my attorney says he can't represent me anymore because the court pays little.
Can I pay the difference (credit card debt) if I want to keep her as my attorney
answered on Jan 31, 2023
Unfortunately, the answer is no. Assigned lawyers are not allowed to accept money from the client. Aside from that, based upon what you have said, your current lawyer is not on the panel for assigned lawyers. You will have to decide between paying your current lawyer the full hourly rate or... Read more »
Son was in presence of mother when she overdosed. He had to call an ambulance. CPS contacted me and said file for emergency custody.
answered on Jan 30, 2023
Finding the right attorney is important. First, you should google Family Law attorneys who practice in the place where the custody is to take place. From there, look at their websites and learn more about the mission and vision of the firm. You should meet with different firms to determine if... Read more »
the mother saw the child on 1/24/2022 and was actively using strong drugs. She was tested and tested positive and now is in a rehab. This has been her MOA since she lost custody in 1/2022. We would like legal advice on getting full permanent custody of the toddler. She has an extensive history of... Read more »
answered on Jan 29, 2023
If the child was placed with you under neglect proceedings against the mother, the court will decide if you should be placed with you permanently during the dispositional phase. You also could file a custody petition.
My grandson begin living with me 1 month before everything closed down due to Covid-19. I applied for Medicaid only for him because my job insurance wouldn’t allow me to add him. He attended 3K at a public school and is currently in PreK. He has some developmental delays in which i had him... Read more »
answered on Jan 25, 2023
You will need to file a custody petition in the family court in the county in which you live. Because you are a non-parent you will need to show extraordinary circumstances. The fact that your grandson has lived with you may constitute extraordinary circumstances.
I asked for and was given the documents to file to request Guardianship of my grandson, of whom I have joint custody and primary physical residence of currently. It is a lengthy form with a number of questions that don't apply to me. Can I simply Modify the Order of Custody and Visitation to... Read more »
answered on Jan 23, 2023
You already have joint custody with residential custody. If anything, the proper petition would be a modification though you haven't explained why a modification is necessary if at all.
I have a custody case coming up at the end of January my child's mother is suspected to be a narcissist I can prove with text messages and recorded phone calls of the abuse she jumps in to relationship to relationship to relationship immediately allowing the new partner to meet our child in... Read more »
answered on Jan 6, 2023
You can ask the judge to include a provision in an order that neither parent is to introduce the child to a new paramour until at least six months after beginning the relationship. You would benefit by consulting with a lawyer regarding your case if you wish to obtain custody.
answered on Jan 3, 2023
That depends upon what the order says. If mom had sole legal custody then the person seeking custody, such as yourself or one of her relatives, would need to file in Family Court for a modification based upon this change in circumstances. If necessary, an Order to Show Cause can be filed for... Read more »
answered on Dec 29, 2022
If there was an order giving your mother custody, you must file a modification petition in Family Court stating your mother’s passing as a change in circumstances. If she was awarded custody on your consent or per court order because, for some reason, you were unable to care for your child at... Read more »
In August of 2020, my husband and I were given primary physical and joint legal custody of our 12 year old nephew. Both parents were deceased and his two adult siblings asked us to take him as they did not feel equipped to raise him. After two and a half years we feel as though it is time for his... Read more »
answered on Dec 27, 2022
His siblings must be willing to assume custody of your nephew. If they are not, the Court cannot force them to take custody. If one of them is willing to assume custody he/she should file a custody petition. If you know longer wish to maintain custody of your nephew and neither of the siblings... Read more »
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