Unless it is a paternity hearing, many of these hearings are public hearings. You can object to the people being in the courtroom, but it is within the discretion of the Commissioner to ban them. You could raise the issue that these people are likely to be called as witnesses at a trial and...Read more »
Can custody be established outside of court or without a court ordered agreement? If so, how is that upheld/adhered to and what as a mother can I do if it is not? Is the agreement done between two parties without being court sanctioned legally binding?
Has the father been adjudicated the father or signed an acknowledgement of paternity if not married to the mother? If not, he needs to make CPS aware so he can be adjudicated and have legal standing in the proceedings.
I have 50/50 legal custody and 100% physical custody. I got divorced September of 2020. Their mom does not take them overnight and rarely ever sees them. She now says she is moving to Arizona and wants the kids for the summer months. Is there a way she will be able to change the order and move away... Read more »
No. She would need to file a Motion for Modification of Placement or you both would need to sign a Stipulation and Order for modification of the Order to allow her summer placement. She needs an Order of the Court. If she does not have the Court Order, she can not remove them without your...Read more »
I had a custody order filed over two years ago in Mille lacs county. Unfortunately I couldn't afford an attorney, and he could. Now my ex is claiming he doesn't have to let our daughter leave MN. I would've never agreed to that because my mother lives here (I live in Wisconsin since... Read more »
My husband and I have been caring for our 6 yr old granddaughter (living with us) 5 days a week for most of her life. Mother has sole custody. She has signed a medical consent form so that we take care of all her doctor appointments. We are her paternal grandparents.
The Family Court Code does not provide for shared physical placement of non parents. If the parents would be found to be unfit, you could petition for guardianship. However, for a third party such as a grandparent to be awarded placement, not visitation, there would need to be a referral to the...Read more »
Father had been in jail, no visitation rights. Father is out of jail for 2 years now and the mother is taking him to court on May 21st to continue no visitation and try to terminate rights. Father has little money for a lawyer and does not want to give up rights and wants to resume sharing... Read more »
The only way a Court will terminate a parent's parental rights is if there is someone who will be adopting the child in the shoes of that parent. Family Court can enter an Order to hold open placement, but that can be modified based upon a substantial change of circumstances.
I have had primary placement (70/30) for over 2 years and perform all the primary caregiver functions. I moved and ended up closer to my ex to make shorter commutes for kid. For last 3 months I let him take them for 2 extra nights, because he asked and I did it out of the kindness of my heart. It... Read more »
To modify a child placement Order after two years have expired since entry of the initial order, your ex would need to prove that there has been a substantial change of circumstances since entry of the last order and that the modification is in the best interests. What will hurt you will be that...Read more »
If your mental illness is preventing you from safely parenting your child, this is a possibility. If you are functioning well and taking prescribed medications to control your mental illness, it is unlikely that you would lose custody or placement. Without knowing the nature of your diagnosis, it...Read more »
To be able to obtain an order for grandparent visitation, you need to have a "substantial parental relationship" with your grandchildren. The Grandparents Right laws have become much more stringent since a Supreme Court Ruling within the past few years which shows great deference to the...Read more »
Ok well Aug 2018 I was using drugs and I tried committing suicide slit my wrist, got put on a chapter 51 , sent to a group home by the judge until end of Dec 2018, kicked out for using drugs in there, Nov 2019 got a misdemeanor drug/paraphanelia charge and put on probation, during my time in the... Read more »
If your situation has changed substantially since the time of the last Order, you can file a Motion to Modify Placement and Custody if the last Order was not the initial Order. Otherwise, you can also file a Petition to Enforce the existing placement schedule and request that the Court find him in...Read more »
The document was so that I would not see my significant other with a questionable past. I am in the middle.of a divorce and it was written up at the request of the guardian ad litem for my children. The person is not a danger to my children but the court knows nothing about his past because it was... Read more »
While a divorce is pending,it is normally considered bad form to introduce the children to a new significant other. If the Guardian ad Litem advised you not to have the children around them, I recommend that you do so, since the GAL's recommendation carries a great deal of weight with the...Read more »
I haven’t seen my son in 2 years because of a retraining order and was told today that my new job received a letter stating I have to cover my sons medical insurance. So now I have to pay child support for a child I don’t see and pay for his medical when his mom already get MA how is that... Read more »
The restraining order does not affect any prior support or medical bill responsibilities set forth in another Order. However, unless the restraining order is against the child, and not just the other parent, you still have placement rights to the child. You should consult with an experienced...Read more »
I’m currently & have been a stay at home mom for 5 years & have primary placement. He wants to do 50/50 but his job is extremely demanding...for example this week he was supposed to have dinner with my 2 girls both tues & thurs evening & have them this weekend for 2 overnights. He... Read more »
If you currently have primary physical placement, the current Order is still in full force and effect until modified by a Court Order. If the initial placement Order has been in full force and effect for more than two years, he has to prove that there has been a substantial change of circumstances...Read more »
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