If the toxic family member has no legal custody rights to your children, then that family member has no right to "see" them either -- and you and your husband, as parents, can prevent access between the two.
If the toxic family member is a grandparent, I will tell you that he/she does have...Read more »
I was incarcerated for a month and a half then I was released because my son recanted his story but while I was incarcerated they had a court date for custody for my oldest child but being as though I was not present they pushed his court date back and granted my children's cousin sole custody of... Read more »
Let's backtrack. If "your" two girls are two of the three children that you and your BF have together, then your BF has just as much legal right to have them as you do. If the two of you can't agree on who will have legal and physical custody of your three children, however, then one of you will...Read more »
We do not currently have an official custody arrangement. It has been 9 years since we divorced. The children are both 15 years old. We are afraid to go for court for one because the children don't want to see their father more than they have to if we fail to get sole custody. However, the father... Read more »
I am not sure what safe legally means? The father has an equal right to see his children, so a court may order visitation. The children's viewpoint is one of 16 factors the court considers in ordering visitation. Here is where it gets nasty. Florida is a member of the custody compact but they...Read more »
Realistically, you'll be making 100% of the parental decisions as long as he's incarcerated, and you don't need a court order to do that. However, once he's out, there could be some friction between you two if you can't always agree on child rearing. If you think that's likely, you may want to...Read more »
My son in law is in jail for molesting my granddaughter and her half sister. My daughter was arrested for choking my granddaughter and intimidating her. My daughter has not permitted me to see my grandchildren. There are three. When my daughter was arrested I picked up the eldest three from... Read more »
You should consult a local attorney about your custody options. It sounds like these kids will need a lot of support. If your question is whether or not you could get some form of custody, it is a possibility you can explore through the courts and/or the local Children & Youth agency. It is...Read more »
My daughters mother has primary custody of them. I have partial custody with court ordered visitations every other weekend. We share 50/50 legal custody. For the part 5 years their mother has not been a part of their life she just disappeared. I was not able to have the kids live with me at the... Read more »
My sister got pregnant and her boyfriend died from OD. His grandparents asked my sister to move in and offered her fancy cars and concerts. She moved in, had the baby, and is now struggling to stay sober. She has maintained FT employment and paid for everything. They let her live in their attached... Read more »
Your sister should contact the Reading Office of MidPenn Legal Services (presuming she is located where you are, per your question), and schedule an appointment with someone there to go over the "agreement" and her legal options. The contact information for that office is here:...Read more »
You should consult with a Maryland attorney. Although you live in Pennsylvania, Jurisdiction over children is governed by the residence of the child. Presumably, an attorney who is familiar with practice where you nephew resides can help you. A lot will depend on the children's services agency...Read more »
I have worked in the same career during our entire marriage which started at around 45K (10 years ago) working my way up the corporate ladder to over 100K. We have 2 children. My wife has a few certifications for professions, but has never kept a job. She always has a reason she leaves after a... Read more »
You really do need to sit down with an experienced family law attorney to address your questions. You would do well to hire an attorney to draft all the necessary procedural paperwork -- but most definitely to craft a comprehensive property settlement agreement to address how assets/liabilities...Read more »
If he owns the property that was just rented, the $1,200.00/mo. rental income could possibly be counted as his income for purposes of calculating child support. If the property is owned by a company, however, the lines are more blurry. Definitely bring it up to the hearing officer.
The ex has a tendency to lesve the kids home alone friday nights no babysitter with alot of men i do not know or trust knowing they are typically home alone without her there at times. Its a safety concern she refuses to listen to and always tells me to its my life dont tell me how to live it.... Read more »
There's a difference between visitation and shared custody. You should speak with a lawyer who handles custody cases. A person that is poor can't be deprived of a right to visit merely because of their poverty. Other issues yes, the fact he may not have a steady job doesn't mean no visitation. But...Read more »
A bench warrant has been issued for my child’s mother for not showing up to any of our court dates and I have just been granted sole legal and physical custody of both our children. She currently has my children and I don’t know where they live. Can I contact her myself and show her that I have... Read more »
The best approach would be to try to do this without the police and contact her. She may not have been served with the order so see what you can do to get it into her possession. I suggest that you not be too aggressive or threatening about it. In the least, try to find out where the children are....Read more »
Mother gave Father full custody based on a verbal agreement that he would take them and go away. This was her attempt to get away from him and his abuse of her. He has not gone away and is continuing to do things that he might be charged for. He is already on probation that includes no contact with... Read more »
If Father is incarcerated and Mother is unwilling to step up to the plate and take care of their children, then, unless a suitable family member is located, the children will probably go into foster care.
A friend of mine made a verbal agreement with the father of her children to get away from his abuse. He told her that if she gave him full custody and let him keep the house that he wouldn't contact her in any way including child support. She wanted the details of the agreement added to the custody... Read more »
She can immediately file for custody -- and should. She should also consult with a good family law attorney as well to discuss her various options and plot her next move(s), including about dealing with the house situation.
Feel free to pass my name along to her and have her contact me....Read more »
My daughter is 15. She's lived with her dad as a mutual agreement since she was 8. I have the other daughter, 17. He recently moved out of state against my wishes. There is no custody agreement or child support. She wants to live with me. If I file for custody once she's with me on a visit, what... Read more »
Everybody wants to avoid "lawyers and court costs." Everyone also wants to avoid plumbers -- until your toilet doesn't work, and then you want one. "Lawyers and court costs" are the same: if you want something involving lawyers and courts, then you have to deal with them. So my first bit of...Read more »
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