My son has a 6 month old son and currently has custody as
My son has a 6 month old son and currently has custody as the mother is incarcerated for attempted murder (against him, my grandson and members of our family). The mother's grandparents want visitation rights on Thursdays and Fridays (the two days that don't work for my son at all). The grandparents aren't blood relatives, they are the adopted parents of the mother (not sure if this is relevant). My son is considering working with an attorney to sue the grandparents in civil court for the fact that their vehicle (the grandparents) was used in the attempted murder (a drive by shooting). What we really would like to know is what is the likelihood the judge would award visitation and what things should I be prepared to say / do so that this doesn't happen given the circumstances.
We will see. I have had joint residential custody of 3
we will see. I have had joint residential custody of 3 grandchildren. for 20 months. They have lived with my husband and I for most of the last 11 years along with their mother, my daughter.. due to drug issues we are raising the 3 children. no dads around.JA: Family law varies by state. What state are you in?Customer: My daughter has offered no assistance and can barely afford her rented room. sorry new jersetJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: not yet. We are trying to decide on full custody or kinship guardianshipJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I thought my daughter would winn this drug battle. she says she is clean for 5 months. she does call the kids and says she wants to be involved but lives 45 minutes away
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Abt. A year ago my grandkids were taken by the state because
Abt. A year ago my grandkids were taken by the state because of parents drug use...they have been living with the mother sister since then...she no longer wants to take care of them...parents are still in a rehab condition trying to solve their drug problem..in a month they will be going to a foster home who wants to adopt my grandkids..I want custody of my grandkids and hopefully to adopt them..I want my grandkids because I love them dearly n they r part of my family. Prior to this my son n his family came to stay with me for six months because they needed help..after they moved out I would help them take care of my grandaughter on D weekends or whenever they needed help..when my grandkids were taken by the state I was accused by cps of negligent because they say that I would allow the parents be around my grandaughter..when she was in my care.. I love my grandkids very much..n I would never put them in a unsafe invironment their well being and safety were my priority concern when I had my grandaughter in my care...the state says that I can't be trusted so they took all my rights away from my grandkids because of a biased report on me when this incident happened..they say I can't be trusted...at the moment I have filled out a form to see if I can be qualified to foster my grandkids or to adopt them if it comes to this..I filled out this form and challenged cps of the report that the report on me was biased..I never neglected my grandkids..I will be going through an intensive review if I am qualified which I shldnt have to do because I did nothing wrong..I was just helping..what is my situation if I don't pass their qualification..I so dearly want my grandkids and their hearts and my families heart will be broken because we have built a strong loving relationship with them..what should I do?
Well here is my issue I hope you can help. My son's father
Hi Pearl. Well here is my issue I hope you can help. My son's father has not paid child support in about 3 years and he has not seen our son in over 6 months by this point. He also has never signed his birth certificate, so under where is states "Father's Name" it is listed as unknown. Am I able to request to have his parental rights terminated?JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: TexasJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No, This is the first time I'm questioning this issueJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: I have my boyfriend who is willing to adopt my son if needed
On March 3, 2015, I applied Fair Hearing on an adoption
On March 3, 2015, I applied for a Fair Hearing on an adoption subsidy from Seneca County, and a decision was made by Mary Pat Walsh in our favor (SH#85366). At that time, I was advised to ask for another hearing to address the time between my daughters adoption on Dec. 20, 2001 and March 3 2015. In the decision letter, it is stated that my daughter Hali was „erroneously referred to as hard to place, warranting a subsidy on that basis.” It then describes her disability and says that „the agency is in possession of evaluations and communications from the time of adoption, and the present, which support finding the child's condition as a permanent disability” and that she „ had the medical condition making her eligible for subsidy under handicapped child at the time of the original agreement.”Seneca County wants me to sign a new adoption agreement. This will pay me the difference in 2 levels of subsidy from March 3, 2015 and now, continuing. I feel that there are a couple of mistakes, that they are unwilling to change, and I want to make sure that these mistakes will not effect my new Fair Hearing. Those mistakes are 1) under „Type of subsidy condition, „medical” was checked. I believe that it should be „Physical”. Hali has qualified for NYSEd. Dept. ACCES-VR (vocational rehab) due to her condition. It is spelled out in NYS Educational law 1002, and NYS Public Health Law 2581.2) They have put me down as an „addition of an adoptive parent”, but I am a remarried widow. I am not new. Therefore I believe it should be a „name change”. I am wondering if that will effect my next Fair Hearing.Please advise
My granddaughter has her mother's last name. She is now
My granddaughter has her mother's last name. She is now married, but not to my son. she wants to changer her name to her husbands last name because she has always had her mothers maiden name as her last name. Can she do this without my sons permission?
My two kids were taken from me and will not tell me where
My two kids were taken from me and will not tell me where they are. What rights do I have. I am not there biological father, however, the bothe of them love me and call me Dad. The only document I have is a power of attorney signed by there mother. This was done so if there mother was tending to her own mother who is dying. Does that document have any power?
If you are a legal guardian of a child but you are divorced
If you are a legal guardian of a child but you are divorced can the custodial parent force you to pay child support. The child lives in Alabama but I live in Louisiana. I presently give money monthly but I don't want to be forced to. Thanks!