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If that is a petition for modification of joint custody

If that is a petition for modification of joint custody pending in the court can I still try to exercise my visitation until the matter is not resolved

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My son passed away 3 weeks ago. At the time, he was not

Hi, my name is Fran. My son passed away 3 weeks ago. At the time, he was not married, but divorced from his wife. They had two children. The kids are now 13 and 11. He had visitation rights every Tuesday night, overnight, as well as Saturday 5:00 to 5:00 on Sunday. Visitation was always at my house, as both the mother and father worked on Saturdays and Sundays. Now that he has passed, my ex daughter-in-law is not allowing to have the children on the weekends, and not even allowing me to contact them via texting or calling. I have been babysitting these children for more than 13 years, including picking them up every day after school, feeding them and doing homework until their mother was finished at work. I also had them every holiday, Christmas week, spring break and through the summers. What is the ruling on their visitation times now that he has passed away?000JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: New JerseyJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: No, its only been three weeks.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Only that I have practically raised these kids, and the fact that they are not allowed to contact me at all is very upsetting to them as well.

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If my parental rights were terminated several years ago,

If my parental rights were terminated several years ago, would I still be able to get custody of a grandchild?JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: LouisianaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: more clarification needed on that, but we are filing a joint motion to transfer guardianship in Arkansas so we can bring my grandchild to LouisianaJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: will I be able to file for custody of my grandchild after she has lived with me for 6 months if I lost my parental rights of my own child several years ago? The child I lost custody of is not the parent of the grandchild

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My ex husband does not like that I stay with my fiance with

My ex husband does not like that I stay with my fiance with my son. But we have nothing in the papers about this . Can he take me to court over it?JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in?Customer: mississippi but he lives in conneticutJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: noJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: we have joint legal custody and i have sole physical

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Found in contempt for canceling my childs counseling w her

Found in contempt for canceling my childs counseling w her father she threatened to harm herself if it didn't stop. He said no they were still going to goJA: Family law varies by state. What state are you in?Customer: wiJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: yes but the result suckJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: They were at dads and I told her to call 911 and crisis. How can I be found in contempt if she was going to harm herself? I was protecting her bc he wasn't protecting her and listening to her needs

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My daughter receives multiple allergy shots a week. I am

My daughter receives multiple allergy shots a week. I am going to have her over the summer so I called her allergist to get some info. I just found out my daughters most severe allergy is to cats in which my ex (her mother) owns.Is there anything I can do about this? Is there any way I can ask thecourts to have her get rid of the cats? I am quite upset that she is knowingly exposing my daughter and having her get shots instead of getting rid of the cats.We have mediation coming up so I just figured I'd ask.it's very frustrating just sitting back and allowing .you daughter to be so miserable when I know own she is living with something making it worse.

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Second opinion] I had a pre adopt child I was unable to keep

Second opinion] I had a pre adopt child I was unable to keep due to her extreme behavior as well as my declining health . Her social worker assured me that she would allow me to keep in touch with her and i have knowledge that her supervisor, the child's therapist and the group home parents aree in support of this. The social worker told me she will allow some contact in writing when I emailed her and her supervisor and always puts in writing how much she supports me remaining in her life. However, she then tells the group home people that they are instructed ot not let her speak with me. She is being dishonest and it is hurting a child who has no one. I believe she is doing this because she is upset with me. My therapist ( a former child advocate said i will get results if I can get an atty to write a letter explaining my value in this child's life. I do not believe the social worker is doing what is in this child's best interest and I know her better than anyone at this point because she lived with me. What can I do?JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: pennsylvaniaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: I have emails and texts that prove she agreed to allow contact. The last email I sent ot her I included her supervisor on the email and she was very kind and confirmed that she will allow contact. I later called the group home and they said the worker called to reinforce the fact that she wants no contact allowed.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No i think that's good for now. I don't want ot be too wordy. Thanks

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I had a pre adopt child I was unable to keep due to her

I had a pre adopt child I was unable to keep due to her extreme behavior as well as my declining health . Her social worker assured me that she would allow me to keep in touch with her and i have knowledge that her supervisor, the child's therapist and the group home parents aree in support of this. The social worker told me she will allow some contact in writing when I emailed her and her supervisor and always puts in writing how much she supports me remaining in her life. However, she then tells the group home people that they are instructed ot not let her speak with me. She is being dishonest and it is hurting a child who has no one. I believe she is doing this because she is upset with me. My therapist ( a former child advocate said i will get results if I can get an atty to write a letter explaining my value in this child's life. I do not believe the social worker is doing what is in this child's best interest and I know her better than anyone at this point because she lived with me. What can I do?JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: pennsylvaniaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: I have emails and texts that prove she agreed to allow contact. The last email I sent ot her I included her supervisor on the email and she was very kind and confirmed that she will allow contact. I later called the group home and they said the worker called to reinforce the fact that she wants no contact allowed.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No i think that's good for now. I don't want ot be too wordy. Thanks

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The attorney of the child's mother is threatening the father

The attorney of the child's mother is threatening the father with an "emergency motion" This is over the fact that the father agreed to a switch in weekends and now can no longer do that. The father has multiple examples of the mother requesting switches the same day she is scheduled to pick up the child and she expects the father to find a way to accommodate her. The father is the custodial parent. The mother has missed probably 20 opportunities the past year to spend time with her daughter and she refuses. The father has multiple examples of the attorney consistently sending him threatening emails.JA: Family law varies by state. What state are you in?Customer: IndianaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: The father cannot afford. Already spent thousands to get custody after the mother was arrested for DUI with her daughter and 2 other children in the car. The father needs to represent himself pro seJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: The attorney is not in family law, she is a friend of the client, takes her on vacations, and is her employer.

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