I was served a summons for joint residential responsibility in North Dakota. I agree it should be joint. If I fill out the answer to the summons as I agree to all, do we then go to mediation to determine the details of said joint custody? Or does the court determine a parenting plan? i.e. what... Read more »
Mediation will help you settle remaining disputes without court intervention, which is beneficial to both parents, the children, and the court. Frankly, however, you should not be handling this on your own - there are too many "gotchya" laws that an result in unfair child support payments and...Read more »
Like most legal answers, it really depends. What state are they living in? Is there an Order/Judgment in place? In North Dakota, if there isn't anything in place, he has as much of a right to the child as the mother does. That being said, he should not keep the child from her. There are different...Read more »
Yes, it is certainly possible. North Dakota Century Code Chapter 14-09 deals with child custody. The court heavily weights the twelve best interest factors as stated under NDCC 14-09-06.2. I hope this helps!
*DISCLAIMER* This is general legal information, and I cannot provide adequate...Read more »
I would like to get custody of my son and I was told by friends that they had an experience where the mother let their child hang around a sex offender and she lost full rights as a parent. I'm also in that situation and I was just wondering if it's possible.
Mom has been receiving the money and hasn’t given my son any of it. He has been living in North Dakota for 2 yrs, supporting himself. How can I stop the child support (close the case) and can I sue his mother to get back the money that belonged to taking care of him.
The answer is "it depends." Is there a Judgment? What does the Judgment say? If there is no Court Order/Judgment, then the father should have as much of a right to the child as the mother does. You should contact an attorney as this situation is very fact dependent.
In 2012 judge granted me to relocate to TN from FL w/daughter. In 2014 we moved to ND, her dad was fine with. Our son that stayed w/dad has flown up here many times. Daughter has never been asked by dad to visit and he never calls her. I’m now seeking support so dad has filed contemp for not... Read more »
It never hurts to consult an attorney. The laws on moves out-of-state vary between states and so it is important to know where he brought his motion. You should probably call an attorney in the state he brought the motion to see what your options are.
Why do fathers have no right or avenues to have equal rights when it comes to the child? I am married with two other kids with my current wife. I would like my child support for my oldest lowered or have equal custody so I can take care of the needs of all my children. Instead of giving the mom... Read more »
According to the plain language of the statute in ND you could leave without his consent or a court order. As a practical matter; however, it is a good idea to get his permission or a court order regardless. This is because, if you leave without his permission he may bring an action for...Read more »
The answer is largely dependent on what has happened in the last eight years. Also, if he has lived in Washington for that long, it is likely that state has jurisdiction according to the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act. That means any legal action would likely need to be...Read more »
Although I am sure you feel at the middle of this issue, the legal issue here is between your parents. If your parent wants to make a motion based on your wishes (in this case, your father), that is up to your parent.
I run into issues like this frequently in my practice. Your first step is to contact an attorney. His odds of getting custody cannot be predicted and you should not listen to any attorney who guarantees an outcome, which is an ethics violation.
Since they have fix myself to get them back . All my programs I have done say I am ready to have them back they will tell the judge I am stable. The father has not let me see them for a 2 years. He gave them up to a family member due to Social Service involvement for about a year now. I did not... Read more »
I am a mom of two girls who basically grew up with each other. Each girl has a different dad. The fathers now have custody of them. Neither is willing to make it so the girls can talk over Skype or phone without me forfeiting my calls or skype. When i have tried to skype both at the same time they... Read more »
The short answer is that it probably won't affect your custody case, but a lot of other variables can come in to play. If it is truly 10 years or older, you may even be able to keep the judge from hearing about it under the North Dakota Rules of Evidence. You should still seek out an attorney so...Read more »
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