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.
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 »
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 »
My husbands children are 27 and 28 years old. When he was with the mother of the children she decided to go to Puerto Rico while she was pregnant and stayed there without his consent and had the child in Puerto Rico. He said he tried back then to establish child support and it was very difficult.... Read more »
Please help... I just want to be able to live independently without him. I pay for food, drinking water, my phone,car,insurance, and college. Can he kick me out or are there any options I can use to benefit me. I’m struggling in this toxic household. I work so hard....
Yes, he can get you out. Parents do not have a duty of support when you reach age 18. If you do not have a written lease agreement, then the home's owner can give you written notice to vacate, and if you don't leave, can file an eviction. There currently is a CDC moratorium on...Read more »
The father pays child support but the court did not set a visitation schedule due to the mother not showing up for court. She will let him see the kids but only when she wants and she has to be there the whole time. He can't even take the kids out to the park or do anything with them. She only... Read more »
If the mother and father are not married, and a court has not granted father parental rights or visitation, then the mother has sole legal custody and can prohibit contact with the father. Payment of child support is a separate issue. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local family law...Read more »
We've been together for 13 years with a daughter whos 11. I want to separate from him for cheating. Do I automatically get custody of our daughter and will I get child support? I've been disabled since 2012 and get ssd. I haven't worked since 2012. I need help.
I have three children ages 12, 8, and 5. Current child support order. No court visitation schedule. Dad is harassing me. Threatening me. Telling me if I do not drop support order "I will see what happens. Children barely see him. I tried to go through child support they said only way they... Read more »
Do you really believe he will not bother you if you drop support? If so, and you want to do this, either you or he would have to file a motion to modify support. You can agree to do so, unless you are receiving government assistance.
We agreed in our dissolution, to no child support. She came to me shortly after that, and demanded I paid her. So I have been paying support, since then, though I was not ordered by any court to do so, so she wouldn’t move my child a long distance from me. Now she has brought up going through the... Read more »
Yes, she can file to have a child support order issued. Even after a marriage terminates, the court retains jurisdiction to review child support issues until the child is 18 or graduates high school. Ohio uses a calculation worksheet. Here is a link where you can enter amounts and get a...Read more »
We currently have a shared parenting agreement. I have him twice a week after school until 8 and every other weekend. We split all holidays and breaks from school. But the magistrate said she still considers it basically standard visitation, and the mother the primary guardian or custodial parent,... Read more »
Yes, you should file to modify parenting time. It would be best to have an attorney assist you in how best to present your arguments. You will probably want to ask the magistrate or judge to interview him on what time he’d like with you.
The domestic violence case is not relevant unless the father lost his job due to being jailed. If so, then you need to let the court know this was from an assault on you, the mother, and he needs to continue to support his children.
We share custody. Judge said I don't have to pay child support which is documented in the parenting agreement, which she won't sign. Without that signed agreement, she is looking to have custody changed to the standard of 1-day a week and every other weekend. When I have been present his... Read more »
The father of my child and I had gotten back together trying to work things out, we filed an "agreed entry" with the courts stating that we agree to do what's best for the child and he would pay zero support. We did not work out we are no longer together and he is not doing whats... Read more »
You can always refile, and then the financial situation will be reviewed based on current financial circumstances. Check with the child support enforcement agency, or use the Find a lawyer tab to retain a local family law attorney.
agree to all of her demands and he finally found evidence of her adultery, she filed for divorce. For 4 months since, it has been hell. She started arguments and then blames him, she refused to let him back in the house when they were suppose to be taking turns, has bashed him on all social media... Read more »
Your friend should discuss his attorney for his plan & time frame. He may also wish to obtain a second opinion on how to proceed. It is very difficult to provide more without knowing more details on the case and orders.
I want visitation but there is no way the mother can provide and comply to any visitation order. She can’t support the child financially and her mother loves with her and takes care of the children.. do I have a chance to gain custody of my son?
If you can prove paternity, then the juvenile court can order a parenting schedule giving you time with the child and determine the custody. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local family law attorney to review all the facts and advise you.
Ex and I both agree paying child support would be easier if I just transfer funds from my bank account directly into hers as this is what we have been doing during our separation. Can this be done if we both agree in writing in our divorce agreement? Or does child support have to be garnished from... Read more »
If the parties are in agreement, direct pay can be written into the Decree. The specificity as to amount, due date, and length are essential terms. I suggest a lawyer to draft the appropriate language to consider other safeguards, but it is appropriate with the minimum terms.
We found out through 23nMe. They divorced when I was a baby. Very messy divorce. He didn’t pay much but only paid till I was 13 years old. I moved in with him from my mother’s due to abuse. Both parents abused me mentally and physically, as well as each other.
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