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child custody issues

A:  Let me ask you this: If, sometime in the future, your daughter came to you and said she wanted to move in with some guy with a criminal history, what would you tell her? Especially if your daughter had already been in trouble with the law? If I were the father, I would be trying to get custody of the child. And I would be trying my hardest to keep her from staying overnight in your house. It''s not a healthy situation for the child. Quote: Do you have any official, court-mandated custody arrangements? Is the dad''s name on the birth certificate? If the first is no, and the second is yes, he has every right to have the child in his

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I really need some legal advice on child custody. . .?

A:  In most states the age of 12 is when they will ask the child involved which parent they want to live with and why by the judge. Unless there is some compelling reason why this is not what is best for the child the judge will grant the wishes of the child. (If the other parent is unable, unwilling or unfit to care and provide for the minor child and that is the parent the child wants to live with) If you are honest with the court about your wishes, and keep them fact based as to why you want to live with your mom you should be fine. Just let the court know what you have seen go on and why you want to live with your mom and I''m sure that the judge will rule in your...

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I just found out a woman I slept with years ago had a child that is mine. How will child custody and visitation work?

A:  Although the laws vary by state, if you were unaware of the child up until thispoint, you should be able to petition the court for access to the child. Yourrights to the child may depend on establishing paternity if it is in question,especially if your name is not on the birth certificate. You should speak withan experienced family law attorney who can help you understand how to pursuevisitation rights to your child....

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Deadbeat Mom Seeking custody after 12 years of absents

A:  Though others here may disagree, it is hard for a court to tell a 16 year old where he should live; if the court determines that the mom should have custody, the father will have to pay support to mom. Of course he should file for enforcement or contempt as to what she owes him. I see the point that court may not tell a 16 year old where he must live. But that said, Dad needs good counsel like today. And until changed, the existing order is the order for now. I think Dad was unwise to allow Mom to clean out kids room, those were items Dad most likley owned and sure looks like theft to me if done w/o permission. If Dad has legal custody order then for Mom to interfere with it should be a matter for court intervention as contempt?...

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Where can i find legal advice for child custody?

A:  It should have been stipulated after charges were filed against him for pulling the gun! What is CPS? Calgary Police Service? The best way to get legal advice is there is free advice listed in most phone books in the blue pages. I had a friend try and sue customs once. He found his lawyer out of the blue pages under legal advice. It was free. a little thing called pre-paid legal. go to www.greatjoboption.com email: raoul_dukelsd1969@yaoo.com Call your local (usually county) bar association. Ask them for names of attorneys that handle child custody matters. When you call the law office(s), insist on speaking to the Attorney. Do not tell the Secretary all the little details of your matter -...

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Can I lose my child custody?

A:  So he does not pay child support? If anything the courts could order he pay child support. Chance are not good for him to get custody of your child at this time if you are doing the best job that you can to provide good living conditions, even if it is at someone else's home for a period of time. If the living arrangement where not seen fit by the court they would give you time to correct it before giving custody away. Which would also mean Dad could never leave children with step-mom - mother would alwys have first crack at taking them with her instead. Do you have an order for

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How do I get a copy of my grandmother''s will to ensure her wishes have been carried out?

A:  Was you Grandma''s will ever admitted to probate? Probate is a legal process that begins with a petition (a request) to open the estate and name a personal representative who is responsible for the administration of the deceaseds property. The next step is when an official Notice of Creditors is printed in a local newspaper and Notice of Administration is sent to other involved parties. Creditors then have a set amount of time to file their claims from the first date of publication. Then the personal representative can pay the debt and distribute the remaining estate. Finally, a petition for discharge is filed, and the estate is closed. If the will was probated, you should be able to get a copy of the will from the Surrogate Court of your county. If your Grandma''s will was not probated...

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child custody law in Texas

A:  You won''t get custody of your child at this point, but you''ll have visitation, probably supervised while you''re still on probation....

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Can a stepmom keep kids if the bio father dies?

A:  That''s a tough one to answer. If you can show proof she is an unfit mother, then you have a chance. But you really need to speak to an attorney about this. If her rights were terminated by the courts, then you would have a legal leg to stand on. Something like this, it is always best to get the legal counsel from someone right there where you live. Best of all to you and your husband and children. It honestly depends but if she has a drug problem she will have to prove that she has changed and has a good paying job, etc. If she can really change her life and get her life together than it is a very good chance that she can get full custody of the children but the courts will look at the...

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Can my husband ask for a change of custody?

A:  He can absolutely ask for this. It is known as a ''modification'' of an existing order.  Based on changed circumstances he can request that the court give him sole/joint physical custody of your child.  Not knowing more of the details of your situation it''s hard to surmise what those changed circumstances might be.  However, if compelling enough, there could be a change in custody.  Of course, if his case is without merit, then you will more than likely retain your existing custody arrangement. You should consult directly with an attorney in your area about this. Additionally, perhaps your child has requested that your husband do this. ...