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Divorce and child custody

A:  Hi, You can file for joint custody when your child is born, but not before. If you divorce is finalized prior to the birth, you will likely not be able to include the custody request in your divorce decree. When the child is born, you can file for visitation and the mother will file for child support. In your post, you ask how you can get both joint custody and "custody of my child." You can't have both unless you are referring to joint legal custody, in which both parents

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Can i move my child out of state if the military makes me move?

A:  You can moved with your child the only thing you have to do is notify your ex and the court where the "joint custody" of the child is ordered. Make arrangements with your child's father so that he will be able to see his child. Everything should be alright if you go to the proper channels and let it be known by them what your intentions are....

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Can a child choose which paren''ts house they live at?--Q

A:  Originally Posted by Premium1337 Hello, One of my friends in Oregon is 16 years old living with her mother and step-father but would prefer to live with her father. Her mother said that she won''t allow for her to live with her father, even though they have joint custody. Does a child have the right to decide which household he or she lives at? What would be the necessary steps to take in order for her to live primarily with her father? Thanks, -Premium1337 children have no rights. Any rights that a child enjoys, flows through their parents or guardians. In fact, children are not considered persons. If you aren''t a person, no...

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custody battles when only living parent is a released convict

A:  I''m not sure about the obstacles presented by the legal system regarding a formerly-incarcerated parent regaining custody, but the child will generally have a guardian ad litem appointed by the court to represent their interests (which often can be at sharp variance with that of their biological parents, substitute caretakers or child welfare caseworkers). One large factor in how big an uphill battle it will be for the hypothetical father is going to depend on whether his parental rights have been terminated (that''s known as a TPR - Termination of Parental Rights), which is usually a precursor to a child being adopted or emancipated. If neither of those two (adoption or emancipation) were...

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Ex wants joint but constantly forfeits visitation--Q

A:  Yes, these things will be considered when the judge makes a decision. Since this is a modification suit, will he have burden of proof to have judge change? Not necessarily - it depends how your original orders are written, and whether he''s actually asking for joint physical custody, or simply more parenting time. He is actually suing for joint custody and a reduction of child support. Originally Posted by angel4u He is actually suing for joint custody and a reduction of child support. Bingo! If he''s doing this to reduce his current CS, the judge will see right through it. ...

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non biological, unwed dad, seeking rights

A:  tough, case can go either way, sometimes the step parent ( non bio) will be given some rights and held to child support, She will black mail you the rest ofyour life on this. Take it to court, hire a good attorney and then if you lose you will be no worst off most likely, you can still go back and let her black mail you after you lose in court. But you have a chance in court. I''m scratching my head wondering what the problem is. If you and she signed a voluntary declaration of paternity that serves as the equivalent in California (maybe most other places but check out the rule in Arkansas) of a judgment of paternity. If the child is the product of a rape the bio-dad is out of the picture and will never be treated as a legal father. So...

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Liberal access on reasonable notice

A:  I suspect the problem is "liberal access on reasonable notice". This is a phrase creating a loophole big enough to drive a truck through. Generally this type of agreement depends upon the goodwill of the parties, so where did the goodwill go? Is your brother up-to-date on all his agreed payments? There are no payments. Like I said he thought it was joint custody and no talk has ever been discussed about payments of any kind. The goodwill, well he was seeing her almost everyday until once again the ex got mad at him and started keeping her from him. He was able to see her today through the CAS, but it shouldn''t be like that. His ex is an addict and it has caused a lot of problems with her not being able to afford things and in our...

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International Relative Adoption USA and Canada--Q

A:  My husband and I live in Oregon and are also trying to adopt a relative from Canada. We have run into the same problem of trying to get answers from people. Our situation is a little different, as the child we are trying to adopt is already in care of the ministry and also, neither of us are Canadian citizens. What I do know is that international adoptions, even relative adoptions are governed by the Hague convention, and Canada and the United States are both signers of this treaty. Which means, there is alot of paperwork involved for immigration on both sides. It also means a homestudy would need to be done. We are working with WACAP (wacap.org), which is an adoption agency in Renton. I don''t know if there is a different way of going...

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Juristicion and custody

A:  The interesting question, if wife has not yet filed, is what is status of children if dad grabs them back to WI in a super quick move...are they still WI residents?   90 days makes one a AZ resident as well Why has he waited so long to file anything? Jurisdiction requirements for AZ is 6 months so he needs to file NOW and get the kids returned. He could also file contempt if she left the state against orders. He needs to file for, in WI, contempt ( since he isn't having shared custody) of the present custody order and for the immediate return of the child to the jurisdiction.  If she files in Arizona,  he would file a Preliminary Objection to Jurisdiction...

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What type of parental rights does a convicted sex offender have?

A:  Please don''t double post. You''ve already received replies in the proper forum for your question, "custody."...