In order to become emancipated you must petition the family court. This can be a lengthy process if you do not have parental consent. One of the most important things that you will have to show the court is that you are able to provide for yourself and that you are mature enough live, work, and...Read more »
She was starting a relationship outside the marriage and after an arguement she left and has been staying at her Dad's house. We tried to work things out between us and it didnt work. Now she tells me she wants nothing do do with me and that she wants to get her kids when she wants and that I have... Read more »
I would recommend contacting a local attorney so that you can get a family court order in place laying out the rights between you. The sooner that you do this they smoother the process will go because until there is a family court order in place she still can come to the house and has full rights...Read more »
If there is an order in place to live separate and apart you certainly have the right to go back to the family court on a rule to show cause. if you do not have an order in place that is going to be the best process for keeping him out of the apartment. Contact a local family court attorney where...Read more »
If a Guardian Ad Litem does not provide the documents requested from one party that the other party gave to her? What violation does that fall under? Especially if the other party requesting gave all their documents that the other party did in fact receive. Does the Guardian Ad Litem have to... Read more »
I went to the ER. They drug tested me and i didnt know until DSS came knocking on my door saying i was drug tested and was positive for weed. Me, my daughter, and boyfriend all did drug test and DSS came back a month and half later to let us know my daughter and I are negative but my boyfriend... Read more »
The Department of Social Services has a lot of power so it is very important to contact a local family attorney where you live so that they can intercede with the family court on your behalf if needed.
Marijuana was purchased from a middle schooler by an adult at a middle school. It is my understanding that a 1 year old was in the car during the drug deal on school property. The marijuana was brought to the adult's home and smoked with a middle schooler, and the 1 year old was in the home while... Read more »
There is no statute of limitations in SC on the distribution/purchase of illegal drugs so there is not a set amount of time to report. That being said, unless the drugs are still in existence this is a case that would be very hard to prosecute.
Hasnt seen him in over a year. Her choice. Father ask to see him approximately every 2 to 3 months now And nofinancial,emotional or physical support by either. Child doesnt really know them. Father now talking about he wants custody. He doesnt have his own place. He just got a job anot sure if hes... Read more »
It really depends on what the current custody situation is now (is there a court order granting you custody or is there still just a DSS safety plan) and if the father is a fit parent. At the end of the day based on the amount of time that you have had the child and the substance abuse that you...Read more »
I currently live in Germany, but my daughter and her mother live in South Carolina, USA. My daughter's mother refuses to grant me any visitation rights, and I was never legally named as my daughter's father when she was born. Her mother and I separated before we knew she was pregnant. I try to... Read more »
Since the child was born out of wedlock, the family court in the county where the child resides would have to establish paternity in order for you to exercise visitation. This is accomplished by first filing a paternity and visitation case in family court and requesting a hearing. Paternity can be...Read more »
I have sole custody of my soon to be 12 yr old son. We have a court order for standard visitation and child support. We live in SC and dad lives in NC. Never married. My son hasn't gone for a visit since before April. Dad has agreed to that. I have been offered a promotion in TX. Can we have a... Read more »
This is a complicate issue that you will likely have to go before a judge to amend the current custody order. Even if the father agrees to the move the best course of action is to contact an attorney to amend the current custody order.
Contempt hearings are not decided on affidavits, but rather on evidence and testimony presented at the hearing. The burden to prove contempt is on the moving party and must show which specific paragraph of the Order was violated. Evidence presented must show that the accused party willfully...Read more »
You don't say but I assume there is a court order that granted you visitation. The Order is the controlling document so I suggest that you read it to determine your rights and obligations. If you're still not sure after reading the Order, schedule a consultation with a lawyer in your area for...Read more »
An ex parte Emergency order is an interim order and as such cannot be appealed. Most such orders, however, provide for a subsequent hearing, once the defendant is served, to allow a challenge to the decision. You can also file a motion for reconsideration within ten days of receiving the order.
He was granted joint custody with him as the domicilary parent, with me only being granted supervised visitations at his discretion, but he doesn't allow me to see her at all, and she is in a dangerous environment. Please help.
Hi, I am divorcing my wife after being married 30 days. She is from Kenya and entered the US on a K-1 visa. If she leaves the US, she will not be able to re-enter. My question is, which type of divorce (fault or non-fault) would be best in this scenario, where she will not be able to appear at a... Read more »
Unwed couple; 1 child, now 11 years old. Father (name on birth certificate) has not been allowed visits for 9 yrs; Mother did not accept any financial assistance. No issues have been addressed in Family Court.
Mother now married another and is asking for financial support in exchange for... Read more »
Child support will be prospective not retrospective. The South Carolina Child Support Guidelines will determine the child support amount unless you and the mother agree to a different amount. I strongly advise you to consult with a family law practitioner in your area before making any decision.
My sons biological father is court ordered to pay $333 child support but he's over $11,000 behind. I've asked him to call and talk to my son. I've even asked him to buy birthday, and Christmas gifts but never does. I had to have 3 delinquency letters sent out to him do to no child support payment.... Read more »
Failure to support or visit during a continuance six month period can be grounds to terminate parental rights. The biological father, however, can voluntarily relinquish his parental rights and consent to an adoption. I suggest you get a consultation with a lawyer your area since you will need a...Read more »
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