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Mexican law

A:  Before anything else, thanks for writing me at Allexperts.com. answers: 1.- Yes, of course. If she is the mother, no problem. 2.- Rights? As any mother. 3.- If she is the mother and father is in jail, she may request to Mexican Court the full custody and is not a problem. Any doubt or another question, let me know it please. Thank you very much for visiting me at AllExperts.com....

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Under WA child custody laws can I get sole legal custody of my child if the biological father is in prison

A:  Being in prison for life likely rules the father out as a candidate for custody of the child since the child cannot live with the father in prison.(You likely should review with the appropriate persons whether your child should have continuing contact with a person in prison. Depending on the facts, continuing contact may be appropriate for your child.)The fact that the father is in prison does not mean that you will have custody of the child. If being with you is not in the best interest of the child, the court can order that the child be placed with some third...

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Can I have custody of my child

A:  Generally the courts look at the best interest of the child - are you planning on moving out or do you intend to keep the same living situation? Talk with a local atty and see what they say. Since you are not married, your recognition as the LEGAL father of the child isn't automatic. Have you LEGALLY been established as the child's father? If the mother doesn't work, how is she affording the drinking and partying? (In other words, be careful about wanting to stand in front of a judge and point the finger at her for consuming something if you are the one providing that something or enabling the behavior.) How your criminal history would impact seeking of custody depends on...

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Divorcing husband who is in federal prison- have ??

A:  Well obviously he can't care for a child while he's in prison. How long is he in and for what? That might make a difference in the decision. While he's in, you would likely get primary custody and he might get visitation. Beyond that there's just not enough info to guess. "can he challenge that after he gets out?" Sure. As for the Phoenix-Orange County thing, chances are the court isn't going to make you drive to Phoenix to drop the kid off for visitation. A CA court is not going to go for literal 50-50 custody with that kind of distance between you, though it may award him liberal visitation if you get primary physical custody. You're going to have to...

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is there anyway to make NCP exercise visitation

A:  Honestly no, there really is no way to force the ncp to exercise visitation. I have seen some situations where an ncp was forced to accept financial responsibility for providing alternate care for a child when they chose not to exercise visitation (when it was a financial burden on the other parent when they chose not to exercise), but even that is pretty rare. Your husband should get a consult with a local attorney. Not sure what state you are from however many states give the NCP a "time share" credit. For example they may receive a credit in the child support formula for having the child a percentage of overnights. When they do not take advantage of those overnights it costs the custodial parent...

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The father wants to sign over his rights..

A:  The statute in Arkansas reads: Quote:9-9-220. Relinquishment and termination of parent and child relationship. (a) With the exception of the duty to pay child support, the rights of a parent with reference to a child, including parental right to control the child or to withhold consent to an adoption, may be relinquished and the relationship of parent and child terminated in or prior to an adoption proceeding as provided in this section. The duty of a parent to pay child support shall continue until an interlocutory decree of adoption is entered. (b) All rights of a parent with reference to a child, including the...

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If a child is left with the non-custodial parent for six months and the child now resides with the non-cust...

A:  Kansas law prohibits simultaneous custody proceedings in two different states, except for temporary emergency situations. A Kansas court must first determine whether a custody proceeding had been commenced in another state having jurisdiction substantially in conformity with the Uniform child custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA), as codified in Kansas at K.S.A. 38-1336 et seq. K.S.A 38-1353 provides: Except as otherwise provided in K.S.A. 38-1351 and amendments thereto, a court of this state may not exercise its jurisdiction under K.S.A. 38-1348 through 38-1357 and amendments thereto if, at the time of the commencement of the proceeding, a proceeding...

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Can a father oppose adoption legally?

A:  He can file for complete, permanent custody of the child. Great for him He is doing something about it. He in fact can get ALL rights to the child. I applaud this young man!!! That is very good that his doing that!!! And yes he has the right to do so. The adoption can''t happen without his consent. That''s because the adoption isn''t LEGAL without his consent. He has equal parental rights with the mother, the instant the child is born. She will either have to change his mind about adoption, or give him custody. She will retain her parental rights (all parents have parental rights, unless they are terminated by a judge for cause). She''ll also have parental...

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My Ex is Requesting a Paternity Test. Do I Have to Comply?

A:  ‘Four years ago I divorced my now EX-wife and the judge gave me sole parental responsibility of our then 1 year old son. My ex-wife was sentenced to prison soon after and was ordered to take a class (Divorce and its Impact on children) within 60 days of her release. She also had to comply with supervised visitations until further order by the courts. She was released on Dec 17, 2006 and had not, to my knowledge, completed the course. She violated her probation soon after her release and was giving a 15 year suspended sentence. It was agreed that she go to Drug Rehab instead, from which she was released in Dec 2008. In April 2010 I caught her telling our child that I was not even his real father and that he would soon be living with...

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Does non custodial parent have right to put 10 year old on plane by herself?

A:  The answer is in your question. A non custodial parent does not have custody of the child in question. Therefore a non custodial parent only has the rights that are given to them by the court and those that are transmitted to them by the custodial parent. If the custodial parent says that she doesn''t want the child to fly by themselves then I would suggest that you abide by the wishes of the custodial parent. Unless of course you simply do not care what the custodial parent wishes. The danger here is that the custodial parent has some fodder to use against you if she opts to remove or restrict your visitation rights in the future. By the way...10 years old is really young to be flying alone especially in this day...