The mother and I made a verbal agreement about paying support plus other things. She found out I was in a relationship and my case was reopened. because I wasn’t paying the full amount of child support which is why we stop the child support in the first place due to the way I work by the job and... View More
Closing a child support case doesn’t stop the child support. Closing the case stops child support enforcement of the order. Also, when she agreed to a lesser amount, that didn’t change the courts order. So anything less than the order you weren’t paying she could ask the court to order...View More
My Goddaughter lives in mexico with her parents, but they had financial problems due to Covid-19 and I have been providing everything she needs during the past few years. Her parents are willing to relenquish her custody to me, but I want to know if I could leagly adopt her and bring her to the US.
Adopting a child from another country involves both the laws of that country and U.S. federal immigration laws. If her parents willingly relinquish custody, you could initiate the international adoption process, which is governed by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Once the...View More
Minor party is currently enrolled in Online school. Has been since COVID put all kids out in March/April 2020. He is now almost done with his 6th grade year and is struggling. He has not retained any information. Constantly behind on assignments. Mom does not stay on top of him in regard to his... View More
You do not mention the legal status between you and mom. Are you married? Divorced? Never married? Step one is to look at the court order, if one exists, regarding responsibility for the child. School is an issue covered by "shared parental responsibility." If the parents cannot agree...View More
My parents made a change to their will leaving me their home. This was signed by them and had two witnesses. My parents died a few days apart from Covid. The probate judge has had their will for over 2 years and says he never seen this. Now my attorney has to file a case law. I’ve been living in... View More
Even if the will says that you get the house, and assuming the house is going through probate, the judge can force the sale if the estate has creditors or other beneficiaries with interests that cannot be resolved without selling the house. I advise you to ask the attorney whether s/he represents...View More
Your should discuss the information with dad and see if you can reach an agreement and give him the information on the children's health. As long as the travel time or being with dad does not harm the children, Dad can decide if he should to have his visitation time when the children are ill.
My 4 year old was exposed (supposedly) on Friday, but had surgery on her arm on Saturday, with no precautions taken by the hospital. I spent all day with her and her mother in the hospital on Saturday. Now, the mother states my daughter has tested positive and refused to appear at our exchange... View More
My father has been in residence at La Casa Del Veterano in Juana Diaz for many years along with my mom. Sept 24/25 he was taken to Hospital San Cristobal for problems with Covid, where they were told and then provided with a living will by my aunt. They said because it was created in the US, it... View More
The Puerto Rico Notary Law, Public Law No. 75 of July 2, 1987, as amended, requires that legal documents authorized by notary publics in the U.S. be legalized by the government institution that authorizes the commission of notary publics in that state. Then, said document should be protocolized by...View More
child's amniotic membrane 8 weeks early to get on FMLA at work? and then for going out of her way to maliciously infect me with covid, and then for falsely accusing me of PPO and stalking when I asked to see my child too many times? How do I hold someone like this accountable? and how do I... View More
Mortgage company will not assist me. At this point I am afraid that I am going to lose our home. I don't have the means to pay for an attorney. I want to know my rights as a surviving spouse in Florida? Thanks in advance.
As a surviving spouse you have a legal ownership interest in the real property (house). However, you are also financially responsible for the house. If your spouse was the only person on the loan (mortgage) then you will need to refinance in your own name moving forward. Because the lender was only...View More
She is the custodial parent but we have 50/50 say regarding major medical decisions. She has stopped me twice now (during my visitation) by contacting every pharmacy in our rural area and complained saying she doesn't consent and now no one will give my son the vaccine stating they dont want... View More
When two parents disagree about medical decisions, the first step is always to follow the alternate dispute resolution provisions of your parenting plan. This can be mediation, arbitration or counseling.
After you have gone through that process, you would be able to directly to the Court....View More
We have a parenting agreement that states any/all parenting time missed has to be made up within 90 days. Ex is claiming due to child having COVID-19 (which was the cause of missing the time) she does not have to comply with the order to make up this time. The courts told me there is no current... View More
No, your ex cannot refuse makeup time with the child. There is a court order in place that directs any missed time to be made up within 90 days regardless of the cause of the childing missing the parenting time, it needs to be made up within the 90 days. If your ex does not comply with the make up...View More
I have 50/50 joint custody and my ex is anti-vax and anti covid-19 testing. I want to take my kids to a convention this weekend that requires testing and so I ran it by the kids first, with the intent to ask her after I talked to them. One of the kids told her before I had a chance and now... View More
Is there a court order or judgment in place awarding one of you sole residential custody, or sole or final say in major medical decisions, or do you have shared custody or to you share those decisions equally? Is there a custody agreement in place that addresses the issue? You need to review your...View More
But no living will or advance directive. They took him off sedation 3 days ago, and have called us to tell us he has lesions on his brain and that they “believe” he’s brain dead. But when asked the doctor cannot say for certain he sees brain damage. Today is Sunday 9/26. They want us to agree... View More
It depends on whether your father designated health care surrogate or proxy. If he did not, the law provides a pecking order of person to make decision on his behalf. The first on the order is court appointed person, followed by the spouse. If you have reason to believe that your step mother is not...View More
She was/is with him for his time according to our shared parenting plan. He is refusing to allow me to pick up our daughter. Can I take her against his wishes and can I refuse visitation with him due to his positive covid result (
Generally, the Courts are not requiring parents to relinquish parenting time due to a positive COVID test. Has your daughter been vaccinated or is she too young? Does she have any health conditions? Is he wearing a mask, having her do so, and keeping distance?
I have given up going to what I’d consider high risk places long ago, never do I go anywhere without wearing a mask as additional protection for my own protection and my sons. The mother sees no issue going to bars, events etc. that I consider high risk without a face mask. Im concerned this is... View More
They have 2 grown children who also live in MA and visit them almost daily, but my mother lives in RI. They aren't cautious, but I don't want to be held in contempt. I've offered video calls and outdoor visits, they won't budge. How do I keep my foot down?
I don’t know that you can. If the court order was entered after the start of the pandemic, you most likely need to allow visits. If it was entered previous to the pandemic, I would suggest requesting masks (as well as your other requests) be worn in writing. If they refuse, I would document the...View More
My ex-husband filed child support modification due to a job loss, after COVID his company closed, my ex has an engineering degree, 12 y exp, judge ordered him to look for a job we had a court in June before the final hearing. My ex still can't find a job, he’s been out of work for almost a... View More
It's possible to subpeona bank records so you can track spending and income. There isn't an easy way to explain the process. You have to issues the subpoenas, give notice to the other side and also know how to get them into evidence.
You should probably hire an attorney to assist you.
I fear for my 14 month old baby's life, my seperated husband refuses the covid vaccine and if he gets covid, he's putting my baby's life at risk. Can i stop him from seeing my baby unless he gets the vaccine?
If you disagree on time-sharing you need to file for divorce and ask for the court to order a parenting plan inclusive of a time-sharing schedule. I have never seen the court limit a parent's contact over not having the vaccine and do not think that is a likely outcome absent an extraordinary...View More
To NJ. Granddaughter wants to live with father. Mother refused to send docs to father. As her maternal grandmother can I ask the court for a law guardian for my Granddaughter. Father can't get birth certificate, his name isn't on it. My daughter wants her daughter to live hard. Job corps... View More
We are one week on/off. He wants to pick her up even though his whole household tested positive. She is negative and I don’t want her to get sick. I told him I would give him back his time or use vacation days while I have her till his family gets a negative Covid test. He won’t have any of it... View More
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