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I wanted to know if I have to respond to a filing in family

I wanted to know if I have to respond to a filing in family court where my ex has asked to show "just cause " why he can't see our children.The court recently ruled on a custody battle he must complete a psychological eval before seeing the children. He knows this. Do I need to respond? I can no longer afford an attorney on retainer.

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I live in a separate state from children's father. I have

I live in a separate state from children's father. I have sole custody but recently I gave notarization to father to maintain the children in a year on year off agreement, allowing enough time for me to relocate. Things are not suitable for my three sons, their father is going through another custody battle (I wasn't aware) and has climbed back into alcohol our oldest son is only 9 years old. I desperately need to know if my sole custody from IN. Will out weigh my notary, in Ohio. I need to go get my children immediately and I am thinking of calling Cps if I can't find answer 24hours. The boys are in trouble. Please, please, respond with help!JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: He is going through a demstic separation currently and his prior marriage as well as ours was the same. He and his at the time fiance said he was receiving help and a regular treatment plan. I know for certain, that isn't true now.JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: He is currently in ohio Montville, OH

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Gerald-Esquire

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I have a question regarding legal custody when separated but

I have a question regarding legal custody when separated but not divorced in TennesseeJA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: tennesseeJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: noJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Yes my spouse is currently on parole for felony homocide with 15 years left in his parole.

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Ely

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I have made friends with a very nice undocumented immigrant.

I have made friends with a very nice young undocumented immigrant. She has been here 7 years and has an American born son that is 4 years old. Her ex husband lives in Atlanta and provides no financial or parental support but is very threatening of her with her current status, not even considering his own. I also understand that he was physically abusive to her in the past which led to their separation. That being said, all she has is a passport and a Mexican ID Card and wants to take her son back to Mexico to see her biological parents but the ex husband has threatened to contact authorities and report the child being taken without consent. There are no legal papers for custody but she does possess all of the child's documentation.What can she do to avoid further conflicts with this once abusive and absentee father?

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Ely

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I am going through an acrimonious divorce at this time and

I am going through an acrimonious divorce at this time and just got legal and physical custody of my 15-year-old daughter. There has been infidelity as well as domestic violence on the part of my husband and he is a hopeless alcoholic, as he has failed the urine test miserably several times.In October I have a hearing for spousal support and I am not looking forward to it, mainly because my husband has not had a real job in over 10 years and just refuses to get one, even though he is talented and not disabled in any way. However, he is demanding spousal support and possibly child support as well as reimbursement of all court-related expenses. This is outrageous, as I work 7 days a week just to make ends meet and I am self-employed, so this is not fair to me.Any ideas? Is there any way that he can be forced to get a job? Even the judge mentioned yesterday that he should get a job but I know he won't because he wants me to support him so that he does not have to work. Please advise.

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LegalGems

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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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ScottyMacEsq

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Thank you... I am being sued for child support by a woman

Hello.... and thank you...I am being sued for child support by a woman claiming that her daughter is mine.She has an extensive criminal record that I did not know about when we were together for only two months time.Alcoholic, drug addict, seriously angry and violent, I have proolf of this in damage to my house and belongings, theft of jewelry, clothing, etc...So, she applied for State assistance and wrote down on the form me as Father of this child, now 1.5yrs old I believe.I blocked any and all contact with her over one year ago.She stated to me in text messages she will not come after me for child support, she wants nothing from me, and I am "Off the hook..."The state is forcing me to giv ethem all of my financial records, tax returns, costs of living, etc before any DNA tests can be excecuted....I do not oppose the DNA test, but do not think I should be forced to give up all of my financial info before the DNA test.Obviously she stole my SSN as wellPlease Help

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AttyHeather

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My exhusband agreed to purchase a house for our 40 year old

My exhusband agreed to purchase a house for our 40 year old daughter & our 14 year old grandson. I asked for his help for our daughter escaping an abusive 18 year marriage. I did not ask him to give her the house. I asked him to purchase it as an investment property & allow them to live in it for four years until my grandson was out of high school. We live in Tennessee & my exhusband lives in Colorado. We found the perfect house, he made an offer which was accepted. He signed the contract which I have a copy of. My daughter moved all of her & her son's belongings 150 miles from their home based on the house contract. The seller of the house agreed to allow all utilities to be changed to her name for proof of residence to enroll her son in a new school. She found a full time job 3 miles from the house. My ex finally completed the loan application after the contract had actually expired. His excuses were varied. He & his wife own a lucrative tire store. When the mortgage company pulled his income tax returns it show no income but high revenue. He ultimately told his wife about the contract on the house. She is mentally ill with alcohol & drug problems. At first she was livid, but then agreed to be put on the loan. However, her tax returns showed the same no income as they have set up the business this way for income tax purposes. My realtor set up a new lender known for solving complicated problems. He stated he could make the loan with no problem using revenue from the business rather than personal income on tax returns. After four days of my ex not contacting the new lender, I informed him that the contract expired (for the 2nd time) on August 12 & the house would go back on the market August 13. He responded he could do nothing "from here" as he was on vacation. The contract expired & the house went back on the market. He refused to communicate & has not responded in 10 days. We had to find a house to rent in the school district at great expense & change all utilities from the contract house address. This has involved spending $10,000 in one week alone & signing a lease on a house for $1950 a month for two years due to his failure to purchase the house. The purpose of his buying the house was so she would have no rent or house payment & get her feet on the ground. There were only four houses for rent in the school district & no apartment available. We had to immediately find a place for them to live so that my grandson could stay at his new school. So I have a breech of contract case? Thank you very much.

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Barrister

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My wife and I are getting a divorced. I moved out this past

My wife and I are getting a divorced. I moved out this past weekend. Sunday afternoon she laid out the term for our divorce and my visitation with our 4 month old son. Sunday night I texted her in an angry matter questioning her mental fitness and honesty. Monday I emailed her with my counter terms to the divorce and while sometimes sarcastic I was not mean. After not hearing from her for two days I grew suspicious given her history and looked online to see she had filed a TRO (not sure if that is part of the divorce or something separate). No threats were made, I have the text and email. I have not been served yet. What happens now? I was supposed to pick up my son tomorrow for a visit but I assume that is off? I'm not comfortable contacting her now. Is it possible to fight the validity of the TRO and if so are we racking up huge lawyer fees?

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