I have a stable home and everything my child needs with his own room wardrobe toys and all. His father is keeping him from me solely on the grounds that I have a new man in my life. I dont wantto further tramatize my son more by taking off with him suddenly. Id like to go about it the proper way in... Read more »
Custody cases are often complex and a lot of work so you will likely be hard pressed to find an attorney willing to do it pro bono. That said, it never hurts to shop around and ask. If you can not find a pro bono attorney , you may at least be able to find an attorney willing to work with you...Read more »
Dss will not stop coming to my house looking for my little sister. I willing let them in to look the first time after that I would not let them back in. They then took papers out on me for "contribute to del of a minor" what should I do ? No proof of anything just hearsay. Also can they... Read more »
My experience with DSS workers is not good. They often seem to gleefully abuse their power based on the flimsiest of evidence or even just their own bias and prejudice. Typically speaking you should never cooperate with DSS. As to what you should do now, you could likely benefit from a...Read more »
Can I withhold visitation? Where is my son supposed to sleep? My daughter is 13. We know nothing about this man and the worst part is their father hasn’t even divulged that he’s moved in! Where is my 17 year old son supposed to sleep? He has autism and mentally/emotionally he’s not 17. Do... Read more »
More often than not, these types of concerns are more about disapproval of the ex rather than an actual legitimate concern for child safety. However, if you believe you have a legitimate concern, it is likely your best bet is to consult with a local family law attorney ASAP who can objectively...Read more »
This is not the first time he has violated these, all I have are text messages proving that he is using my son against me because he cant get what he wants, which is me. I have sole custody but what else can I do to get more custody? But not take away his visitation?
If someone subject to a Court Order is violating the Court Order, typically the next step is to file a Show Cause Motion. If the person has no legitimate reason for violating the Court Order, a Judge will typically take some action to correct the violation. This action could take any number of...Read more »
You should have also received a Complaint, to go along with the Summons. You will need to file an Answer to the Complaint (not required, but certainly advisable), and most likely you'll want to file a Counterclaim for Custody, in addition to other claims (i.e. child support, spousal support,...Read more »
We have a contested separation agreement which defines us as sharing 50% custody. Her older sister who is 16 has also been with my ex-wife since we separated. My ex has pretty lax rules compared to me. I had to get these two and a friend released from Cary Police custody because they were... Read more »
Generally, unless your mother has legal custody (a court order, giving her custody), she cannot keep them without your permission (that's potentially kidnapping). She must have either your permission, or the other parent's permission, to keep them. That's the legal part.
I haven’t lived with my parents in over a year. I am still in contact with my mother, but my family has been abusive my entire life, with my father being arrested for domestic violence, (my mother dropped the charges but we had a restraining order for a few months) and my mother being in a... Read more »
Short answer is: you'll need a court order. If you are almost 18 anyway, I'm not sure why you couldn't just wait until your 18th birthday to be able to make your own legal decisions. Contact an attorney to learn more about your options and the process of emancipation.
My ex and I have a son together and she and I agreed that I would pay the power bill at the house she is in in lieu of child support. She is in a house with 10 people now. I only have legal obligation to one person in that house and that’s the minor child. My question is, if I pay the full amount... Read more »
You really should just pay whatever amount of child support you are required to pay under child support guidelines and then you would not have to be concerned with these other petty issues. That would likely be a significant burden you'd no longer have to be concerned with. As to what say...Read more »
My parents were married but gotten a divorce , my dad had hit my brother when he was 12 a few times . In there court order it says if my brother doesn’t want to see or speak to my stepdad dad he doesn’t have to, but also it states if 1 parent is sick or deceased he has to go to that parent...... Read more »
Bad news is you likely can not do anything (at least from a legal standpoint). Good news is he only has to deal with it for less than a year. Of course, it never hurts to consult with a local family law attorney who can review your situation in detail and lay out any options you may have. Best...Read more »
You didn't have to leave (and likely should not have unless there was physical danger) you could have attempted to force him out by filing a Divorce from Bed and Board. That is likely still an option so you should consult with a local family law attorney ASAP. And BTW your spouse is likely...Read more »
It's certainly illegal based on the COVID-19 rules to stay home unless you are an essential worker or going to an essential workplace, such as a grocery store, to conduct business.... Regardless of your age.
Where in NC? you can hire an attorney in NC in the locale of the case and they can file the motion to suspend or terminate support. You would need documentation that you are not the biological parent and even with that there may be issues that bar you from raising paternity as a defense if you...Read more »
She is still a minor under NC law, unless she has filed a petition to emancipate herself, which is difficult to prove and she would have to show she can provide for herself without assistance, has employment, and a place to live, and is not merely a recalcitrant teenager.
My ex wife and I share custody of our son. When she initially wanted to leave, she was going to do so without any type of agreement. I put an order in place to prevent her from leaving with my child, then she turned around and put a restraining order on me, that was thrown out in court. We came to... Read more »
You likely would have likely had a better chance had you gone for custody from the beginning. If the child has been in AZ for at least 6 months, jurisdiction may be out there now which will likely put you at a disadvantage having to travel out there for hearings. You should consult with a local...Read more »
My son is 18 and dosen't follow our rules. He is a senior in high school but doesn't go on a regular basis, so he most likely will not be graduating. He disappears for days at a time and won't communicate with me when I try to reach him. I've been having a lot of problems with... Read more »
Your are flirting with a problem, no pun intended. It's ok to be friends, but you should draw the line there. It's a ldr as you pointed out. I'd start looking around for someone closer geographically and age wise before progressing too far. Your young and I'm sure have many...Read more »
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