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Do we have enough to get custody of child?

A:  He has a wonderful case for full custody. Definitely. Don''t get a lawyer, do it pro se and save your money and get better success! Check the resources below, especially the women for fathers'' rights--this is exactly who you are--the wife, girlfriend, mother, etc of a man fighting for his fathers'' rights! Good luck to you guys--even though you shouldn''t need it with a case that solid! I think you better get a Guardian Ad Litem assigned to your case or the Judge won''t believe any of this....

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Do we have enough to get custody of child? AGAIN?

A:  I would think at 10 the child would be able to speak to the judge himself and tell him/her with whom he prefers to live with. As long as her wants to go and you have all the proof of the mothers treatment (or lack there of) you should have a good case. I wish you luck. You definitely need a lawyer. wow you have the audacity to say you don''t believe someone elses story yet your drama story is believable..what gives? Either way he will still have to pay child support!! He cant get around it! Get a lawyer, you''re going to need one....

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custody of child if one parent dies?

A:  In the event of your death a court will decide who gets custody. If the bio dad fights, then he will most likely win. If he does not want custody then the step father will be nexted in line... There are exceptions to this.. if the biodad is deemed unfit.. or if it is clearly not in the best interest of the child.. For example, been with the step father 10 years, in a good home with brothers and sisters.. well taken care of, doing good in school etc and a change of custody will result in a different school district and no access to siblings etc.. then in these cases, the court may award custody to the step father... You can, write a letter to...

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Need help/info on getting custody of child.....help please!!

A:  The only thing I can say, is, you moving to Texas will hurt your case. Seems like Dad's state still has jurisdiction so I would aggressively call around and that state (KS) and see if you can find an attorney willing to help you. I would even file myself. I am not sure about your chances of custody but you should file for regular visitation. Since you live out of state this complicates things a little. That will diminish your chances a bit of getting custody. At any rate, I would at least go for visitation now so at least you can see your little girl. good luck You should get a lawyer where you will be going to court (the lawyer will know the Judge and he could tell you what...

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Can my grandmother get custody of me if..

A:  As a minor you have no options. If your grandmother believes you are in danger she can seek custody of you by hiring a lawyer and going to court where your mother lives. Is Grandma prepared to report Mom to CPS and/or approach CPS for help?  Would Grandma make an appointment with an attorney to explore the option of her getting custody? Would Grandma go to bat for you and work out a deal with Mom to have you live with her without actually having to gain legal custody?  In other words, could Grandma convince your Mom that you should live with her for awhile, go to school there, etc?  This might be the "least...

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Advice on getting ex out of house and getting custody of child--Q

A:  You need to hire a lawyer. Yesterday. Dad does have rights to custody and visitation. You really nee to see an attorney. Until a court says otherwise Dad does not have to leave the house, and you both have equal rights to the child. Your house has nothing to do with custody. Whos name is the house in? Sounds like its his house too....

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Who will get the home that my husband owns with his mother if he were to pass away?

A:  The answer generally depends on how the property is owned. If ''joint tenants, with rights of survivorship'', then if he dies first she gets the property and if she dies first he gets the property. If ''tenants in common'', if he dies his undivided interest (1/2) of the property goes as he directs in a Will, or if no Will according to the laws of intestate succession (which provides in Mississippi that his property would go to his children and spouse.) But since it is a house and she still owns the other half and she determines who gets that half the ownership of the 1/2 interest may have...

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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...

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residential address of infant child

A:  There is nothing you can do to keep her from leaving. It is not kidnapping if she takes the child. You do have equal rights to her if paternity was established so all you can do is tell her not to take the child but she doesnt have to listen. Your best bet is to file for custody when she does this and have her return back to the state. Start getting all your ducks in a row if you fear the relationship ending. You might want to talk to an attorney. "Is there anyway I can obtain custody in my county without her knowing" Uh, of course not...would you like her to do that to you? You have equal rights to your child. If she decides to leave you, you WILL be...

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custody Issue with autistic child--Q

A:  Originally Posted by sandyb My daughter is going through a very nasty divorce. Her 3 year old son has autism and/or mental retardation. She wants to get "sole" custody of her son as her and her husband are always at odds. Since her son does have autism, the "exchange" factor during any parenting schedule is very, very important, as he does not do well with change. He currently resides with his mother and goes to the pre-school system where they reside. However, at present, the father has "temporary" custody of the child until the issue can be decided either by them both reaching an agreement or by the judge reaching an agreement. Regardless of who has