How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Marcy Your Own Question

Marcy
Marcy, B.A., M.S., J.D.
Category: General
Satisfied Customers: 14535
Experience:  Researcher, Lawyer, Home Remodel Business, Real Estate, Cook
20355756
Type Your Question Here...
Marcy is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

A & B divorced. A kept his two daughters. Seven years ago A

Resolved Question:

A & B divorced. A kept his two daughters. Seven years ago A was arrested at work & deported. Children were left with maternal grandmother. A is gravely ill, his children, ages 12 & 15, have pleaded with their grandmother to allow them to travel to Mexico to be with their father. She refuses citing fear that A & his family will not allow his daughters to return to the United States.
Q: What can be done if anything to fulfill the children's wishes?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: General
Expert:  Marcy replied 1 year ago.

Hello there

-

Can you answer the following questions for me?

-

Where is the children's mother right now? Would she give them permission to travel outside of the US ?

-

Are the children US citizens?

-

DId the grandmother ever go to a court hearing to get valid legal custody of the children here in the US or did she simply raise them after the father left and assume that the law recognizes her claim to legal guardianship over the father's claim?

-

MARY

Customer: replied 1 year ago.


Children are US citizens. Don't believe gm has valid legal custody.

Expert:  Marcy replied 1 year ago.

Hello again Joseph --

-

 

Is the biological mother in the picture at all and would she step forward to object to this if pushed to do so by the grandmother ??

-

MARY

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

I believe mother supports grandmother's decision.

Expert:  Marcy replied 1 year ago.

Hello again Joseph --

-

As the children's father, his rights to have his children with him trump the rights of the maternal grandmother in the face of the fact that there is no court order granting the maternal grandmother any type of custody or visitation rights. Now, if the mother was not in the picture I would tell you to tell him to go to the nearest US embassy and ask for passport applications and send the documents to his daughters completed and with his signature to get them US passports. However, because the bio mother is still in the picture here, she can block any attempt by the father to assist them to get US passports and to travel outside of the country. Under the current circumstances, the father will have to petition the local coounty family court for permission to have passports issued to his daughters and to get a court order stating that the girls can travel outside of the US and remain in Mexico for a certain time period set by the court. Unfortunately, in order to make the application to the local family court, the father will have to hire an attorney with experience in international custody and visitation matters To find an attorney in that county, the father should contact the local county bar association and ask to be put in touch with their lawyer referral service -- once the father makes contact with the bar association he can ask for several refferals to lawuers in your area that do free or low cost cases in family law situations. I do not see a family court denying this request so long as there is an order in place for the girls to return when he passes away or for a definitive time period and then they must return (the family courts are not heartless and want to facilitate visitation with families even if it means coordinating interstate or inter countries to do it).

-

MARY

Marcy, B.A., M.S., J.D.
Category: General
Satisfied Customers: 14535
Experience: Researcher, Lawyer, Home Remodel Business, Real Estate, Cook
Marcy and 47 other General Specialists are ready to help you

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C. Freshfield, Liverpool, UK
< Last | Next >
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C. Freshfield, Liverpool, UK
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex Los Angeles, CA
  • Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult. GP Hesperia, CA
  • I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion. Justin Kernersville, NC
  • Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around. Esther Woodstock, NY
  • Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know. Robin Elkton, Maryland
  • He answered my question promptly and gave me accurate, detailed information. If all of your experts are half as good, you have a great thing going here. Diane Dallas, TX
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Ron

    ASE Certified Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    21505
    23 years with Ford specializing in drivability and electrical and AC. Ford certs and ASE Certs
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/FO/fordguy4u/2011-12-17_222940_HPIM1257.64x64.JPG Ron's Avatar

    Ron

    ASE Certified Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    21505
    23 years with Ford specializing in drivability and electrical and AC. Ford certs and ASE Certs
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/lyeung1/2010-07-25_032152_tn_IMG_0241.JPG Dr. Y.'s Avatar

    Dr. Y.

    Urologist

    Satisfied Customers:

    18546
    I am fellowship trained specializing in general urology and reconstructive urology.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/docjohn174/2008-12-13_170143_johnask.jpg John's Avatar

    John

    Home Appliance Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    13453
    Appliance repair business owner for over 43 years.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/MU/multistatelaw/2011-11-27_173951_Tinaglamourshotworkglow102011.64x64.jpg Tina's Avatar

    Tina

    Lawyer

    Satisfied Customers:

    8593
    JD, BBA Over 25 years legal and business experience.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/dermdoc19/2010-09-30_160749_Photo_122807_015.JPG dermdoc19's Avatar

    dermdoc19

    Dermatologist

    Satisfied Customers:

    3890
    30 years practice in general and cosmetic dermatology
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/BI/birddoctor/2012-6-22_173214_birddoctor.64x64.png Dr. Pat's Avatar

    Dr. Pat

    Bird Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    3431
    25+ years working primarily or exclusively with birds
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/RY/rydergar/2012-6-6_192240_IMG0328.64x64.JPG Dr. Gary's Avatar

    Dr. Gary

    Cat Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    3358
    DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)