I lived in Louisiana when my son was born. I was not married. My boyfriend and I filled out paternity paperwork and he is on the birth certificate. We now live in Ohio. Do we have joint custody or do I have sole custody?
While a lawyer would have to look at the laws of the various jurisdictions involved, it is very likely you have joint custody at this point. The whole point of filing out paperwork acknowledging paternity and getting yourself named the father on the birth certificate is to establish that...Read more »
Until a court orders it, your spouse does not have to let you have your son. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local family law attorney who can file for divorce or legal separation, ask the court for a custody order, etc.
She has had major problems with him she finally got his key back and absolutely nothing in the apartment is his. They are going to be going through a custody battle come November and she needs to get on assistance for insurance for the child and she can't until his name is off the lease.... Read more »
If she doesn't have an attorney, she should use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local family law attorney to assist her with the custody and child support issues, and communicate with the landlord about the problem. with the lease.
Hi, I'm a stay at home mom to 4 kids including a breastfed infant. My husband works 12 hours a day and 3 days off, but is not present when home as he smokes weed outside for hours on end. Or he's asleep because of medical issues and can't be woken up. I have a support system and do... Read more »
You should talk privately with a divorce lawyer. Don't be afraid. From what you said, it is most likely that it is in the best interest of the children for them to be with you. A Guardian Ad Litem can be appointed who would probably say that the kids should not be with a pot head. He would...Read more »
He was awarded custody and lied about everything . He never took the kids to live with him. That was Feb 2020. I was ordered to pay support. I have the kids 90% of the time. I’m currently being treated for stage 2 breast cancer. I’m unable to get a job until I finish chemo and recover from... Read more »
Check with your local domestic relations court to find out if they have a legal clinic to help those without an attorney. The forms you need are available on line. Also use the Find a Lawyer tab to call around to local family law attorneys. You might find one to work with you.
You can advise her that you don't agree, or you could work it out with her, or you could tell her to file with the court to ask the court to allow it. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local family law attorney to advise you.
My nephew is trying to file for custody of his 5 month old son and was given a packet of documents to read and fill out, then file. The docs include, motion for visitation, complaint for custody, complaint or custody change, affidavits and service notifications, etc. When and where does he state... Read more »
Your nephew can use the Find a Lawyer tab to call other lawyers to find one who he can afford and will work with him to assist in filling out the forms. Or your nephew can check with the court to find out if they have a legal clinic to assist those without an attorney.
Courts do not appoint attorneys for divorce cases -- that's only for criminal cases. The spouses get their own attorneys and pay for them. It is not required to have an attorney for a divorce, but it is recommended. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to contact some local attorneys and select one to...Read more »
her car keys, her phone and put her, clothes in trash bags on the porch and said good luck. She has been living with her father and i for a month. Now is telling her she has to come home. my step daughter does not want to go back. there was never any "custody" papers ever done and yes her... Read more »
Name on birth certificate does not matter. If the father and mother were never married, and no court ever granted parental rights to father, and did not issue a custody order, then the mother has legal custody. Mother could call the police to get daughter back, but mother could get in trouble for...Read more »
You should work out a budget of all your income and expenses. It is difficult for mothers of newborns to work without full-time support for the baby, and day care is expensive. So it is unlikely you will have enough money for all the expenses without government or family assistance. Have you...Read more »
She can call the cops sure. But that's not kidnapping. However, you risk being adjudicated unruly or delinquent, and if your grandmother helps you, she could be charged with an offense called interference with custody. In other words, your mother has a legal right to custody and if you just up...Read more »
But i cant prove she is abusive. Ever since she got custody of me at i think the age of 3, there has never been any love and its always been basically hell. When i was younger i was constantly grounded and had to stand up with my nose pressed against a fridge for days or months on end. Because of... Read more »
Never trust people you meet on-line - even though they seem nice. Those kinds of things end up as tragedies on the news -- or else somebody disappears and is never heard from again. Talk to a teacher, school counselor, or other trusted adult about the situation at home and the people you met on...Read more »
And my fiance at fibroids surgery the surgery took longer than expected so I missed that zoom meeting.I rescheduled another meeting I had some phone issues that were my fault.I received an email saying that the case has been dismissed without prejudice because of rule 53 and I believe rule 27 where... Read more »
In the recent years my children have lived with their father as he has sole custody of them due to circumstances in my past. However, 3 years have passed and I am capable to take care of my children however their father seems unwilling to let me get custody. I am prepared to go to court but I... Read more »
Normally, you would file in the state where the divorce occurred. If that was Wisconsin, the father may get it moved to Ohio because that is where the children are and where any custody investigation should occur. If it was a state neither of you live in now, you file in Ohio where the children are.
He doesn’t have a stable relationship with her, coming for a day or two and then leaving for a week or so. She calls for him constantly and whenever I try to speak to him about it, it turns into a huge argument. I want to move states and start fresh for my daughter and I. I just want to know if I... Read more »
Name on birth certificate or not, does not matter. If you are not married to the father, then he has no parental rights until he files with the court, and the court grants him parental rights. So until then, mother has sole custody, and can move wherever and whenever she wants, without...Read more »
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