The best step would be to consult with a local family law attorney as they would be able to give you the best advice. That said, it appears like you need to file a child custody action in your county and either come to an agreement on custody or have it heard before a judge. I don't practice...Read more »
My ex told me after we broke up that she was pregnant and that her unborn child was mine and that there was absolutely no one else who could be the child's father. I took her at her word and when the child was born, I signed the birth certificate. We never got back together but I would see the... Read more »
The short answer is - yes. If you don't want to be on the hook for child support, you will need to take steps to have paternity determined and to have child support stopped if it has been court ordered. Your best bet is likely to consult with a local family law attorney who can review you...Read more »
I'm afraid I can't help you very well as I don't understand the various relationships and don't think I comprehend what you are asking. That said, you are unfortunately only 16 and don't seem to have a lot of legal options at this point. Perhaps things would be different...Read more »
Not sure I can answer this question very well, but I'll do my best. You have the right to seek information about any jointly owned accounts from the financial institution itself. So the extent you have a joint bank account, you can go to the bank in question and get statements and...Read more »
I will first disclaim that I am only answering the question as it pertains to NC (not Illinois). The first thing to check is whether the girlfriend is on the deed itself. You can check this at the relevant Register of Deeds office. If her name is on the deed, she has some interest in the house....Read more »
My mother moved in the house and been paying the house taxes by herself every since my grandmother passed away the deed to the house is still in my deceased grandmother name what rights do my mother has or can take towards this situation and I also want to know if something would happen to my mom... Read more »
The answer to this question is somewhat tricky and not something I can fully answer without more facts. If the grandmother had a will, the house would pass according to whatever terms the will set forth for the real property. If the grandmother did not have a will, the property would pass as set...Read more »
The short answer is - yes. You will likely need to consult with a local family law attorney if you want to try and force them to turn your daughter over to you. Even with an attorney that is likely an expensive uphill fight and your odds of success are not good even. Your only other option is to...Read more »
i lived with my dad before and was doing good but my mom wont let me leave the house or see friends or do anything. theres times when im not allowed to go outside for a week or more. am i allowed to leave or can she just call the cops to get me back at home?
Of course not - you are a child you are supposed to do what your parents tell you to do. And your parents do not need cops to make you do what they tell you to do or to punish you for either doing something they told you not to do or not doing something they told you to do. In less than 2 years...Read more »
I'm indirectly involved in my sister's custody dispute during a divorce.
It seems like her husband wants to resolve things once and for all and is negotiating very hard to resolve all the divorce matters, including custody in mediation-arbitration (mediation that turns to... Read more »
Assuming this is in NC, if you aren't one of the parents - you aren't involved and mediation is a requirement so she doesn't have a choice. If this isn't in NC - your question is in the wrong place. Regardless, your description makes her husband seem like the one who has the...Read more »
Parents are obligated to support their children and are not allowed to unilaterally 'kick them out' without risking being charged criminally. All the 14 year old would need to do is call local law enforcement or DSS if the parents attempt to kick her out and that will put a stop to that....Read more »
My soon to be 16 yr old niece doesn’t want to live in her verbally sometimes physically abusive home with her mom and her family anymore. She has 2 little brothers that will surely catch her wrath when my niece leaves but they’re only 15 and 8 right now. My niece wants to live with her... Read more »
I agreed to him paying no child support only paying 1/2 medical expenses that my insurance did not pay. He did not pay his half of the braces that cost 5000.00 stuck me paying his half and my half. So I took him back for child support through DSS. They have been extremely slow in getting him to... Read more »
Last year, I was told that my 25-year old niece somehow acquired legal guardianship for my father who 87 years old and is in a nursing home. She will not allow me to visit him and won't tell me why. She will not answer phone calls, and my letter to her was not answered. I have never had... Read more »
I hardly see how she could prevent you from seeing your father unless she simply won't tell you where he is and if you don't know where he is, that is likely a big part of the reason why she is the guardian and not you. While you are in North Carolina, you should likely consult with a...Read more »
Both of us are fit parents, father in the military and I am remarried and work a good job. Her father and stepmother are divorcing after having lived in Germany since she was 8yrs old. They returned recently and her father dropped her off with me in NC and headed off to his next duty station in... Read more »
As a parent, what makes your child 'happy' should be irrelevant to you or at least be a very secondary concern to what is best for her. At 17 she is a child and children by definition are not competent to determine what is best for them - that is your job. So determine what is best for...Read more »
It’s not a good situation we don’t get a long and he doesn’t want to help me get to work so I can start supporting my family and getting my life together the place I can go to will help me can I just take my kid and go what are my rights
You are a child and won't be able to freely decide (or at least as freely as any one in society can) the course of your life until you are 18 or emancipated. So assuming you want to limit your current options to your legal options (which is what someone with a family of their own ought to...Read more »
I'll be 18 the month after my son is born and my partner of 2.5 years is 20. We are not married and would like to wait for marriage. I'm curious because I'm a minor by technicality. Will he still be allowed on the birth certificate? Will they still allow him to sign it saying our son is his child?
I just moved to North Carolina from California and I have an existing custody order, which states I have joint legal custody, and visitation for the summer, my son is suppose to be here in Clayton, Nc with me at this moment but he's not and his father is keeping him from me. I can't get... Read more »
If your joint custody is based on a court order, you would need to file for contempt in the court that granted the order. If its based on an agreement that the two of you had, you'll need to file an action for custody in the home state of the child (most likely where the child has lived for...Read more »
First, I would find out WHY. Unless there is already a court order in WA or your daughter was born in WA, if the child has lived in NC for at least 6 months, NC would be the home state of the child, and you would need to petition the court here to modify the custody arrangement (unless your ex...Read more »
You are caught in a very difficult situation. Based on what you've shared, it doesn't sound like you would have standing to sue for custody, and I'm assuming that his father is not apt to sue for custody. If you think he might, encourage him to at least meet with an attorney, to see...Read more »
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