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Can he get full custody of my child?

A:  since he is the one with the record i wouldn''t worry too much about it. they aren''t going to take a child out of her home unless there is some threat to the child''s safety. being a dancer would not matter to the courts. u need to bring things up about his character and record when u go to the hearing, u need to tell the courts u fear for your child''s safety, would be a good idea if u could prove the things on him like get his records for the courts. His record looks worse than yours. Try not to fall for any bait that he could be luring you with. Don''t worry about it sweetie. The court looks at what is best for the child. If you have been the primary care then chances are you will remain...

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Hello, I''m about to file for child support and my child is 13 years of age now. My concern at the moment is, if I do file for support will my ex try to file for custody of my child out of spite and can he actually do it? That was one of the main reason why I never tried to file, I didn''t want my child to go through a nasty custoday battle and I couldn''t financially go through one either. He hasn''t had a relationship with his child in many years nor provided any finanical support. Please if anyone has any advice, it would be greatly appreciated.

A:  You can''t stop him from trying to get custody. Having not had anything to do with the child for years, the deck is stacked against him. In addition, you don''t really think this would be the first time that the court has seen a father abandon a child and then suddenly want to be the custodial parent when child support comes up. It doesn''t look good. However, without knowing all the facts and circumstances of your situation and each of your relationships with the child, there is no way even to begin to guess at an outcome. Even with all the facts, anything an attorney could say about the outcome would still be an educated guess. If the...

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How to custody of a child?

A:  To take custody of a child you would need a court order , which to obtain this you would need to get a lawyer and have them file the paperwork for this in the court house where the child is currently residing...

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How Can I Get custody Of A child?

A:  The common practice for a parent who seeks custody of a child is to go through the courts. The family law of every country identifies different circumstances under which custody could be awarded and even in cases where the law is silent, a presiding judge uses her discretion to award custody of the child. This is the best method....

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Can A Foster Parent Get custody Of A child?

A:  If a foster parent has physical custody of a child and the parents have not followed the court''s plan for reunification, parental rights can be terminated. If the foster parents then decide to adopt that child, they may retain physical custody and be given legal custody. This is usually done after all reasonable efforts toward reunification have been exhausted....

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Can an illegal immigrant try to get full custody of a child born in the us conceived with a us citizen?

A:  First things first, a paternity test would be needed. However, the reality of the situation is that, legal or not, father''s aren''t very likely to get full custody of a child away from the mother unless the mother is deemed incredibly unfit. Shared custody is most likely but it would probably be complicated by the illegal status of the father mostly because of the fact that just being illegal compromises the ability to gurantee a permanent stable home (considering the illegal immigrant is at risk of being deported and the child''s status uncertain). child custody is a civil matter. The immigration status of the people involved

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I Have Full custody of a child that has Just Turned 18, Am I Still Responsible for her?

A:  “I live in NJ and one year ago I was granted full legal custody of my child’s 17 year old friend. She has now turned 18 and is a high school senior. Am I still legally responsible for her? Or does it terminate on it’s own? If so, at what point does this happen? Do I have to go through any legal channels to dissolve my responsibilities?” It’s more what the child needs to do. In New Jersey reaching the age of majority (18) does not necessarily take you off the hook on the parental responsibilities you undertook. Such action on the part of the child to emancipate might be: Completion of...

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How to Gain custody when your child is a Ward of the State

A:  “This question is for my brother. My brother has a son that is 8 years old. My brother had been keeping the boy every weekend until the mother one day said that he couldn’t. My brother was unable to get any information out of the mother or see his son for several months. Since he found out that the mother placed the boy into the mental ward of a childrens hospital where the state took him over and placed him into a mental institute. When my brother found all of this out he tried to talk to the institute but no one will talk to him. He is still paying the mother child support even though the mother no longer has custody of the child. My brother loves his...

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My husband has a child from a previous relationship. He has sole custody of the child. Could we have a will that states if something happens to him the child would remain with me? The mother didn''t show up and contest the custody and has no permanent address or living arrangements. She also has another daughter that she doesn''t have custody of either.

A:  The short answer: No, not unless there has been a termination of the mother''s parental rights, or the mother either agrees or does not contest your custody. So long as the child''s biological mother retains parental rights, she has standing to move for custody. Even though your husband has sole custody, if he did not move for an involuntary termination of the mother''s parental rights, then she still has rights over yours. You certainly have an argument to make that you have been the child''s de facto custodian, as the child''s stepmother. However, that would really only give you visitation...

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My Ex Has custody in Florida, I Moved to Canada. How Can I Get custody of Our child?

A:  “I share visitation of my oldest daughter who is 9. Her father has full custody of her and they live in florida. I have since then moved to canada on our agreement and visitation. It has been almost a year in august since this has been going on. I am now getting concerned bewcause her well being is not being taken seriously by her father. He moved to Florida in sept 2005. Our agreement is that I get her in the summer and he pays for flight cost, I get her xmas and spring break and I pay flight cost. Well she cam here last xmas i paid for it and now she is here in the summer. She was suppose to be here may27,06 but he calls me the last min and tells me he cant afford it bcz he got fired again. So I had to scramble and get the money up and now she is here...