I suppose it's possible but without all the facts it's impossible to know what to tell you. You should consider consulting with an attorney experienced with CYS matters to obtain assistance in getting through this.
Not really because it wouldn't become a court order until an adoption petition as well as a petition to terminate parental rights had been filed. If the person wanting to give up rights thinks doing so will relieve him/her of support obligations, no such luck. If this actually has to do with not...Read more »
I don't see why not. You would have standing to file for custody under current PA law, and obviously already have the blessing of CYS since the child has been placed with you. Realistically, however, you already have de facto custody, but filing now for a more long-term determination is probably...Read more »
A lawyer has a duty to zealously represent his or her client. But It really depends on who the lawyer is and what is meant by “fight.” If the lawyer was hired or assigned for a different matter, he has no obligation to take part in the custody dispute. Lawyers also do not have to file motions,...Read more »
She can contact her local legal aid organization and see if they can be of any assistance. Also, sometimes the local bar association has a "Lawyer Referral Service" of some kind, and sometimes those services provide legal referrals on a cut-rate, sliding scale for payment. It's worth a shot....Read more »
Which county does he file in? Dad has apt. and driver's license in Ohio, but will have his child live with his parents in a different county in Pa.. Eventually dad will move in with grandparents to help raise his child. (CYS has taken the children away from mom; and dad/grandparents are taking care... Read more »
The county where there's a custody order in place -- which is likely Mom's county of residence. If there's no custody order at all, I still suggest filing for custody in the county of Mom's/children's residence . . . and that would be your best bet as well because that county's CYS knows what's...Read more »
I'm the petetioner and father. The mother's boyfriend is accused of raising a knife at my 5year old son. The lawyer is a fraternity brother and friend of this boyfriend. Is there an avenue I can pursue to have this person removed from the case
Not unless there is some sort of conflict-of-interest or other ethical prohibition concerning the fraternity brother's representation in the case. In fact, personal referrals are often the best sources of business for attorneys -- and this prior relationship between boyfriend and attorney as...Read more »
My daughter and I were homeless. Her grandma and I have a court order where she has residential and I share custody also. The judge said once I have my own place and car, I can have her back. That was when she was 4. Now she is 6. I talk to her and see her. Since it’s taken me longer than... Read more »
The way to obtain reliable advice, I'm afraid, is to meet in person with an attorney. there are so many questions to which we'd need answers and you cannot provide them on the internet. Make an appointment with an experienced family law attorney to discuss what your current situation is and what...Read more »
Not without violating a court's custody/visitation order, no.
If you have an immediate fear for your daughter's safety, then you can file an Emergency Petition to Modify Custody -- and outline your concerns within it. That's the process for getting before a judge immediately, and without...Read more »
the parents were never married and now are not together. the little girl is just turning 1 years old and been with the mother solely up until this point. the father also has a record when it comes to underage children that he needed to be supervised with his other daughters.
It's not true that, as a general rule, young children may not stay overnight with their fathers. However, if either parent has a criminal or abuse history which suggests that he or she may pose a danger to the child, the court will likely order supervised visits.
It depends on whether the records are sealed. You'll have to contact the court house for the county where the custody action occurred and inquire. I doubt that, if the records are not sealed, you'll be able to obtain copies at no cost. There will likely be a per page copying fee of at least $1.00....Read more »
Always file now, because any support award is retroactive back to the date of filing. If his financial situation improves in the future (and it should, as he moves through the ranks), then you can always file a petition to modify support upward.
If the parents are saying don't study, yes, though I would word it differently. It matters what it's about and the context it would happen in. Chances are a lot was left out of what was filtered back. Why not set down with the teacher, get their side.
My two granddaughters have lived with me since they were born. Neither one of their fathers are present in their life. Their mother was living with me but she moved out in January 2019; leaving the two girls with me. They have not seen their mother since then and have had minimal contact by phone... Read more »
Your fiance should register his MD custody order in the PA county where he resides with the child. He may want to consult a local attorney experienced in family law for assistance if the local court house is not helpful.
First off...I am married. I married my husband Dave in 1999 and in 2009 we separated and I retained not court ordered “custody” of our three children. Two years into our separation I was pregnant by another man. This man did deny my daughter through my pregnancy but after the birth he did come... Read more »
My suggestion is that you initially pose a question, rather than give all of the factual background. If it's a very detailed situation, then I suggest you schedule an appointment with a family law attorney in your area so that you can have sufficient time to explain everything to him/her. This...Read more »
My ex and I have been divorced for approx 10 years but never had a court ordered custody agreement done. My daughter is with my ex a majority of the time with me having her every other weekend. Based off recent fear of imminent danger to my daughter, I have filed and was approved for both the... Read more »
It depends on whether he can locate her because he'll have to serve her with custody papers before he'll be able to obtain a court order. Then he'll be at the mercy of the court schedule as to when he can get into court. My understanding is that the Philadelphia courts are very backed up when it...Read more »
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