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Visitation With A Dad On Drugs

A:  "He has never been on herion..so I'm not real sure why he is on methodone." I think you mean "heroin". First, I'm not sure how you would know whether he's ever done heroin, but in any event methadone abuse exists. "I don't know what would happen if I just said "no..you aren't taking him". Presumably, if he knows what's good for him, he won't say or do a thing. In any event, he's free to go to the family court and ask for enforcement of the order. As for the remark about your being arrested, I can't imagine any circumstances under which that would happen. Unless the father immediately called police asking for help in effecting visitation/enforcing the order and you started acting hostile toward police or someone else in...

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child SUPPORT

A:  That"s tricky, because generally German law would award back child support in a paternity lawsuit. But here, she failed to file for 14 years although she knew where you are, so she basically waived her right to the child support. It becomes more complicated through the fraud scheme against the German government. If you get sued for it, I would defend you against the backpay claim based on her having waived these claims for the past and you of course not being able to come up with such a huge amount. The German would most likely agree that backpay will only be ordered as far back as when she first informed you about her intent to sue you. As soon as you receive...

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child SUPPORT

A:  1) If it is your son, the mother can always claim child support - regardless of what she did before. 2) But as long as there is no paternity established, she doesn"t have a case for child support. She would need to sue for establishment of paternity first. Andreas Moser www.moser-law.com...

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can my husband project me as child abductor

A:  "Can my husband project me as child abductor if I do not reply and exparte may go in his favor for custody of child?" Sure. He can put whatever spin on the facts he wants. "Won't the judge consider the time when the child was gone and after so long the custody was filed under uccjjea and yes no PKPA" I'm not sure what you mean by "no PKPA," but the judge will consider whatever facts are relevant and are properly in evidence. I believe you have posted about 101 complexities to your situation --short of competent counsel in both CA and India you are simply looking for a smash up....

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child Support dealings..

A:  Since there is no order in place, there's no need to keep paying. Problem is that the court can cnsider the payments as gifts and started support from day one. Verbal agreements do not hold much weight unless both parties say that the agreement was factual and that it was being honored. I suggest the agreed to amount continue to be paid and that before court you get something in writing that puts the agreement down in writing. A judge may accept that and order a new amount, which could be lower. If he accepts the agreement the new amount could set at the end of the ruling....

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Which county to re-file

A:  Merced has jurisdiction; whether it will give it up to Contra costa is a question only a local attorney can answer. Merced MAY have jurisdiction if the custodial parent hasn't sought to transfer jurisdiction to Maryland. I suggest you consult with a local attorney about the best way to approach this. Any reason your ex won't simply let your child live with you while she's deployed? "she told me she would be back by in 4 months, which changed to 6 months, and now I find out she'll be gone for a year. When I spoke to her concerning our 12 yr old son staying with me, she went ballistic and told me he is old enough to take care of himself in the case he is left at home" If she's suggesting that a 12 year...

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Physical and joint custody child witheld

A:  In most jurisdictions, legal refers to the right to participate in important decisions regarding the child. Examples would include medical decisions or educational ones. Physical refers to who has actual physical custody of the child most of the time. I don't think that he is going to get very far in court merely claiming that the ex refused to pick up the phone. If his visitation order says he has visitation from day X to day y beginning at such and such time, he shows up at time. If the ex refuses to make the child available, he may have grounds for filing contempt of court charges. It probably would be helpful if he brought a witness and/or made a police report to document what...

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child wanting to attend school with other parent

A:  Vicky_K: Kids don't get a vote that counts. Many might not see being left alone at 9  fior 2 hours as a risk (I do but my vote doesn't count) I suggest you sort out more sugar less salt if possible? what do the orders say about school or jurisdiction (if anything)?  In addition, be careful not to make too many changes without working with the other parent.  things like this should not involve a 9 year old, and should only be discussed between the parents.  Do not include your children in adult matters, and yes this is an adult matter.  the discussion should revolve around what is best for the child (which school is better, who can assist with homework more, what routine is...

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Deadbeat Dad using Alias'' to avoid CS

A:  Cs only cares about collecting money to put into "the system" they are not there for you, but to do a job. Unfortunately if someone can''t be found what do you do? focus on collecting from the 10yr olds dad. The other one wont have to pay but for a few months. You will likely have to find them yourself and hire your own lawyer, unless you are receiving public assistance. I am sorry to sound rude but 18 years latter on the one and 10 years latter to even start filing to demand support from the state is about 18 years and 10 years too late, this is something that being nice has nothing to do about it, but it merely shows that you have allowed the "babies daddy" get it over on you. and CS will merely send letters or try to have legal service...

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not sure which board to post this?

A:  Most states require you to be a resident for at least six months before you can file in their courts. Ergo, if you move to another state, you would have to wait at least six months to file. In the meantime, he gets out of jail (if his sentence is only for six months) and he files in his state before you are able to legally file in your new state, which effectively brings the divorce/custody/support and visitation issues back to it. Bottomline, this plan probably won't work. He certainly still has rights, but you can divorce him. You won't get any child support while he is in jail and the judge may defer decisions on