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Can u lose custody for leaving a 8 year old with a 12 year old over night at home without adult supervision?

A:  Most states have not passed a law regarding the exact age a child can be left at home alone or when they may be left at home alone overnight. Most authorities believe that it is safe to leave a 12 or 13 year old home alone for a few hours during the day. The child needs to be safe, feel safe, and know how to handle any emergencies. Technically, any child left at home alone under the age of 18 could be a liability, but most courts will look at the reasonableness of the situation. In your situation: (1) you are unlikely to lose custody if you have done this once or twice, (2) but, if you are in a custody battle with...

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Will a drug possession charge cause a mother to lose custody?

A:  If they both are substance abusers the state will take the children. The kid who has the dad not living with them - that dad will be checked to see if he is a suitable caretaker. Very possible if the court considers the children are endangered by the living situation. The baby may be turned over to child welfare if no one in the family steps up to help. He can file for custody and bring police records showing charges and convictions. and anything else to go against parents for custody and in fact could win dave especially if it''s meth. yes yes and yes Yes, by far he could get custody of her....

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If both parents share custody, does that mean no one pays child support?

A:  State courts typically use child support guidelines to determine who pays support and in what amount. Certain expenses are usually divided between the parents such as healthcare and childcare. Most courts also typically will give the parents joint custody of the child with one parent receiving primary physical custody and the other liberal visitation, vacation time and other regular contact with the child....

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Can a mother being the custodial parent lose my boys over a first offence drug charge?

A:  You definetely need to hire a lawyer who specializes in these types of cases. I would also suggest that you get some out-patient treatment for drug abuse (even if your'e not a druggie) because it will look good when you go in front of the judge....

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How bad of a parent do you have to be before the other parent gets custody?

A:  My husbands ex-wife is all of that and more. Every single one of the things you mentioned ? She has done, Plus, they have lice. She is a convicted felon (for murder and attempted murder). She does not make them go to school. She is a hoarder (you know, trash piled high to the ceiling - she never throws anything away). She drinks and does drugs. She has been declared insane (she is on SSI for being insane). She can do NO WRONG. She has the children. We have gone bankrupt trying to get the children. I am going to write a book because no one believes it. I am an engineer and my husband is an attorney. We are in a state where the mother is worshiped and the father is put down. Peace. Everything you said sounds bad enough to fight for full

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Abusive birth mother fighting foster parents for custody?

A:  Sadly, this is an all too common happening and the kids get the brunt of it all. children get removed with the best intentions, but intentions don''t mend the abuse or brokenness. The children are appointed an attorney and counselors or psychologist, the parents are appointed a separate attorney and counselor or psychologist, and dhs has an attorney. The foster parents don''t have an attorney but are to do family counseling with the children. Foster families are there to care for the children while the parents try to get their lives in order. The children are wards of the state. The state...

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I need some legal advice. Will i lose custody of my children if i''m gay?

A:  In a perfect world, no. However our world is not perfect. And the United States government is ridiculous The opposing lawyer could pull statistics of children growing up with homosexual parents and showing greater risks for depression, being bullied, suicide. With this in mind it''s doubtful it will happen. But there is always that chance, good luck. In theory and law, no... but by people''s opinions, maybe you need to highlight the things that make you a good parent and take the focus off of being gay. I Dont think so. That would be wrong if they did that all due to your like in the same gender....

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I hope my husband loses custody of his daughter.....?

A:  No. A lot of time a custody battle is based simply on hatred for the ex- and the desire to see them suffer. They don''t REALLY want the child--they just want to keep them away from the ex- as payback. Hope your husband doesn''t gain custody either. From what you say, the child would be much better off with her real Mom. So, why are you TTC? In 18 mos he''ll be doing this to the child he has with you. Please use some common sense and don''t have a child with this loser. And no, it''s not wrong to wish her mom gets custody. The new wife always takes care of the baby more than the dad. I did it...

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Think I''ll lose custody of my child?

A:  If you and he are not married and he has not legally established custody and/or visitation rights, then he cannot stop you from taking your child with you when you leave. Even if his name is on the child's birth certificate, in most states, until he legally establishes paternity and visitation, you already are the child's primary custodian simply by virtue of giving birth to her. Do what you need to do and stop listening to his threats. If he cannot afford daycare and diapers, I seriously doubt that he can afford an expensive attorney at $300 an hour. After you leave, you can contact child support enforcement in your state and they can file for

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Can my child''s father or his parents take custody of my child?

A:  candy_5387, i see know reason that he can take your baby. only if your unfit could he have a case. good luck! midnite4633...