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I have been trying to add my child's father to s birth

Hello, I have been trying to add my child's father to his birth certificate and also change his last name to his father's

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Taylor

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My husband and I, married 17+ years, together 18.5 years,

My husband and I, married 17+ years, together 18.5 years, are in the middle of a divorce he initiated August 2014. We have one child together, a daughter who is 14, and will be 15 in October.We moved to a small town in 2004, so I could help take care of my grandmother and great uncle.He began sleeping with our child when she was around 3, and with no regard to my constant objections, that practice continued. Two years ago he left with my child in August (2014), had planned it for months, had her helping him find a new house, repaint it, buy furniture, etc.I didn't go "skating", "bowling", etc. which is what I was told they were doing because I have severe spinal damage, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome, and it simply hurts to do things like that. I did have a nervous breakdown in Dec. 2012, and my husband did all he could to make it harder for me.The court system here has been horrible, and I was denied visitation with my child a second time because false allegations were made about me by the guardian ad litem, with the guardian saying, "it has been reported ...." My husband even came forward and told her she was wrong, the judge was informed, etc. yet they did not return my visitation as they should have right then. Instead, they scheduled an emergency hearing for a few weeks ahead and lo and behold, they were canceled and rescheduled until week-before-last when we finally had court. I now have her overnight 2 nights a week, and here for the majority of the day 3 days each week.Now here is what is bothering me so much. My daughter, in August last year, was apparently suicidal, homicidal, and hearing voices according to the therapist. I was never notified of this, and they continued to allow her to stay at her father's house by herself while he worked all night. No medication, nothing. Therapy is twice a month. When I found out about this in November because she had told me she was suicidal and had thought of jumping into traffic, I threw a FIT to my lawyer. Found out that the reason they let her continue staying alone was "she didn't have a plan". He works a rotating night shift, so her alone time from age 12, when he took her while I was asleep, until now, has been 6:30pm until 7:30am. I'm sorry, but this is wrong. Now there is a sitter with her at all times after I blew up in November.Another issue that has always bothered me is he sleeps with her in his bed and has done so since she was about 2 or 3. I was told this behavior had been stopped, but her first day of visiting me again, she let it slip that they still sleep together now.She also asked me, my mom, and my sister at Christmas one year (she was about 7), if a guy's "thing" (she had no idea what it was) could grow bigger and stand up by itself. I calmly told her yes, it is natural, and we will talk about it more when she is much older. Then I asked her why she asked, and she just shrugged it off.It has been 2 days since she told me this news about having continued sleeping with her father. It's not like there are not multiple bedrooms at both homes, and this one has three; 2 with double beds and one with a queen size. At her house, it's one queen (hers), and a king (his).Every time I search for information, I'm finding articles about kids who are doing this because they have insomnia, or there's been a recent trauma, etc.I personally think this is a very, very wrong thing. But I don't know who to ask. I am no longer speaking with her therapist because she broke HIPAA about my visits with my daughter and talked to my husband about them. I confronted her and was told her boss said she could no longer work with me. There are only two of them in the office, they don't take health insurance .... something seems very wrong.I can't take care of my child by myself, I know this. But I have a lot of support. He has said or done something, I feel it. But SHE told me two days ago about the fact that she and her dad still sleep in the same bed.At this point, what do I do? I notified my lawyer Friday and asked that he not contact the court until I can figure out what to do. The last time I spoke up to help my child, I was basically given a reprimand by the guardian ad litem and the therapist. After 7 months, we finally had a hearing that was not postponed, and I am spending time with my child again --- two whole days!!! And this. I don't know what to do. When they cut me off before, I was absolutely powerless. I don't want to put my daughter in that situation again without having some sort of backup. I'm 51 by the way. We all had to take psych evaluations --- mine showed persistent depressive disorder and anxiety. Dealt with this since I was a teenager. And that was all it showed.I had to write a lot to try to give the basic background.I guess my main question is, am I right to be concerned about the sleeping issues?Thank you. My heart hurts way more than my body.

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I live in California and am dating a man with 3 children. s

I live in California and am dating a man with 3 children. His divorce is still being finalized. I live in a two bedroom apartment with a roommate and my boyfriend rents a house. When the kids do come to visit and stay with me, they sleep on a pullout couch in my living room. The children are 8, 6, and 5. The exwife is telling my boyfriend that it is illegal for the kids to sleep on a pullout couch until the court comes over to inspect the home. Is this true? The children's primary residence is my boyfriend's 5 bedroom rental home.

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Can a 15yr. old have her own lawyer, one she has chosen in

Can a 15yr. old have her own lawyer, one she has chosen in Placer Co. Ca.

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Roger

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My daughter has left her children with me 6 months to take a

My daughter has left her children with me for over 6 months to take a travel job and is now refusing to help with bills because she says she doesn't live here ; court case she filed stating children lived with her for custody from their father whim is abusive and deemed so by court appointed guardian ad litem - how can I file injunction so that courts know neither of them have had physical custody when case goes to trial ? The children want to live with neither parent - they are 14 and 16JA: OK. The Family Lawyer will need to help you with this. Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: GeorgiaJA: Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: No mam need advice on what to doJA: Is there anything else important you think the Family Lawyer should know?Customer: Not that I can think ofJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Family Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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If I do represent myself in court, will I be included in the

If I do represent myself in court, will I be included in the status conference hearings, together with the other attorney and Guardian ad Litem?

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Lucy, Esq.

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I ASKED RIGHTS IN THE STATE OF WISCONSIN, SHEBOYGAN COUNTY

i ASKED FOR GRANDPARENT RIGHTS IN THE STATE OF WISCONSIN, SHEBOYGAN COUNTY FAMILY COURT, FROM 1/2015-5/2016. NO DECISION WAS EVER MADE. I RAN OUT OF MONEY. WHAT CAN I DO?

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Lucy, Esq.

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I am exploring the legal points in relation to sleeping

Hi Pearl. I am exploring the legal points in relation to sleeping arrangement for a child in a divorced family. My granddaughter sleeps in a room with her mother and mothers boyfriend when she is at that home. She is six. She has her own room at my sons home and no other person is ever there when she visits. They have 50% visitation. The mother has 2 bedrooms but her mother occupies one of them.JA: OK. The Family Lawyer will need to help you with this. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: No we are just concerned as grandparents.JA: Please tell me everything you can about this issue so the Family Lawyer can help you best. Is there anything else the Family Lawyer should be aware of?Customer: Mother and boyfriend work as bartenders and have unusual schedules. Granddaughter is often home alone with the boyfriendJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Family Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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Ronna L. DeLoe, Esq.

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I am asking a question teenager who lives near me in

I am asking a question for a teenager who lives near me in Rockledge (Brevard County) Florida. This is his question:I am 17 years old and live with my father. I have just finished my 10th grade in high school. My school hours are five hours per day and I am free to work on my job the remainder of the day. I am a mechanic at my best friend's father's golf cart shop. We build golf carts and I work full time in the summer months and part time during the school season. I net $10 per hour. The owner of the shop (my friend's father) hopes that both his son and I can continue to work in the shop until we graduate from high school. He then plans to open up another shop in the Brevard County area where we will also work. During the past year, my father tried to open his own "handy man" business. It was closed down because he did not have a contractor's license. Because he has a felony record and because his driver's license has been suspended due to a large amount of money owned to my Mother for another child, he cannot find employment. During the past year we had our electric turned off numerous times and on one occasion our water was off for over 2 weeks. We are being evicted from our apartment on March 31st and he has not been able to find another apartment that will accept us. How can I proceed to be emancipated? One of the young men at the golf cart shop that I work with has invited me to come live with him in his small house. I will continue to attend school in my area and I have a Jeep that my grandfather helps me to maintain. Please advise.This is an exceptional young man with great mechanical gifts. Is there any way that I can help him proceed with this process?

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Ronna L. DeLoe, Esq.

Licensed Attorney for 36 years

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