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I have a grandson who is medically disabled from a doctor

I have a grandson who is medically disabled from a doctor negligents. He is required to have special treatment every night and cannot defecate or urinate on his own. His mother is not following the doctors directions and is verbally abusive to him and sometimes physically. We provide all of his support and care since they live with us. She is waiting for a payoff from the lawsuit to leave, otherwise she cannot support herself and her children. She has stated when she get the settlement she is going to get a makeover including boob job and other items with the funds. What can we do to make sure that all of the funds received in the lawsuit go to our grandson for future medical needs etc. They say that as he gets older he probably will not be able to walk. We are afraid she will not take care of his basic needs and will squander any moneys received. What can we do?JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: They are in CaliforniaJA: Have you talked to a laywer yet?Customer: noJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: She has stated that we want to kill her, yet she is living under our roof and wee provide everything for her an her kids (2 grandchildren). She can't afford to live on her own since she doesn't have a job and cost of daycare is more that probably what she can make. She is narcissistic in the way she handle herself and we are scared for the kids.

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My 11-year-old is unhappy with the current custody

My 11-year-old is unhappy with the current custody situation. My ex and I trade every other week. He does not want to be with his Dad. Will the courts weigh how he feels heavily?

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What is the legal language/terms to be used in out of court

What is the legal language/terms to be used in out of court custody settlement for participation and monitoring of the defendant process of counseling, parenting course and anger management (child abuse related case)?

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Whitney, Esq.

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My son shares custody with his ex wife who is bipolar and

My son shares custody with his ex wife who is bipolar and does not take medication. 2 years ago she locked herself and her two sons in her bedroom and called my son and said she was going to commit suicide. He petitioned and got full custody of his sons for a few months and after court, for some odd reason, she was awarded 1/2 custody again. He is a loving father who provides a loving home for his sons.She called him a few weeks ago and told him that she was going to tell the boys, who are now 11 and 13, that my son is not their biological father. She has no proof but she said she was going to tellThem who she thinks it is.Today, it is my sons weekend and weekdays to have them and she picked them up from school and took them home. Court papers haves been filed by her stating that he is abusing them, he is not the biological father, and does not give them medication when they need it. This is all BS. I have witnessed all of these years what a wonderful father he is and I would be the first one that would speak up if he wasn't.This is all stemming from tax returns. She is supposed to file for one child and he is supposed to file for one child, however, she has been filing for both every year they have been alive despite Robert telling her she cannot do it. She just recently signed a form from the IRS stating that she will no longer file for both children and now the IRS is coming after her for back money that has been paid to her.These poor children have been through enough with her. What is his best course if action. It will be difficult for him to pay for an attorney because every couple of years she pulls something and he has had to get an attorney evwrytime and he just does not have the money this time

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My family and I are in the midst of a custody battle for my

My family and I are in the midst of a custody battle for my daughter. The judge recently ordered a comprehensive custody evaluation by a court appointed psychiatrist. The evaluation is going to start in the next week or so and I was hoping someone could tell me what to expect in general throughout the process.

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I went through a divorce, I am not asking for a modification

I went through a divorce, I am not asking for a modification of the current orderI changed jobs and now make less than 1/2 of what I used.My wife was given sole legal custody because we can not make joint decisions (this is because she refuses to discuss issues with me)My wife's lawyer is now requesting the appointment of a Guardian ad litemthis is based on her now claiming child abuse or neglectAm I allowed to contest this?How would I go about doing this?She does not claim any abuse or neglect in her motion to appoint the gal but had in a different motion.

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Once my divorce is finalized, I intend to move to Idaho. 2

Once my divorce is finalized, I intend to move to Idaho. 2 reasons - there is work there, and, my high school sweatheart is there from 35+ years ago (yes, she has gone through divorce as well, but hers is done)(we are both 53 this year). What is the age in your area where my boys can actually ask to go there with me? I have been instructed that since the alberta family law ranks dead last in Canada, is not not worth dad's fighting for rights - spending all available savings (like I did), with zero results. So you know, I looked after my little boys by myself for nearly 10 years (an absent mother), and I also built and paid for the house. That is what is making this much more painful. And, I would never recommend anyone finding themselves in bankruptcy and divorce at the same time, let alone unemployed. Why did I file for divorce? (after I was forced into bankruptcy) When I asked my wife and her family for help - they decided not to. So much for better of worse.

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Whitney, Esq.

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We had a hearing today in Missouri in a custody case. The

We had a hearing today in Missouri in a custody case. The parents of the 2-year-old child have never been married. The child has been living with the father for the last 15 months. The father brought the case looking for joint physical custody and sole legal custody. The hearing today was a Temporary Custody hearing. There was much arguing in front of the judge by the attorneys, then closed door discussion with the attorneys and the judge, and then the mother and father and their lawyers were required to go into a room and try to come up with a temporary agreement. My son is the father and I have been very involved and supportive of him through this case, but I was not allowed to be in the room. The Respondent's lawyer was very aggressive; his lawyer was not. In the end, he said ok to what they came up with, but he actually is not in agreement, and some of what was decided regarding transportation of the child may not actually be possible to meet. After the discussion, they went back into the courtroom and his lawyer told the judge what they agreed to. It was entered into the computer, and his lawyer was tasked with writing it up and getting it signed. My son does not want to sign it. Does he have to? What happens if he doesn't?

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What are the primary things a court looks for from a Father

What are the primary things a court looks for from a Father when deciding placement of children during a divorce?

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