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We have joint custody of our son he wants to mome to live

we have joint custody of our son he wants to mome to live with me he is 14JA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: iowaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: is there a neen toJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: he is with me now .. can they take him if he don't want to go

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RobertJDFL

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How does a pro se prepare for child custody case in the home

How does a pro se prepare for child custody case in the home state? What are some things that I can do to prepare, when proving a parent unfit is not on the table?I was granted a emergency pick up order and have an upcoming court date to domesticate in the state where child is being held? How do i prepare for that hearing aswell?

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Under nj law I have never been married & I have full custody

Under nj law I have never been married & I have full custody & legal responsibility of my son providing all his needs( housing, health insurance, day care, etc. etc.) is there any problem changing his name through family court

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Loren

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I file for temporary and permanent guardianship in 11/2015.

I file for temporary and permanent guardianship in 11/2015. My daughter verbally concent in court to the judge to leave my grandson with me in April 2016, while she seeked rehab for her meth condition. Judge denied temporary custody n gave me daughter 30 days to seek drug rehab.my daughter still running streets and unstable. In the mean i have no legal rights and i was told by a fren to call CPS n report both parents, so it would be on file n could expedite my case. Well, cps came i told them the honest truth about my battles with my daughter. They said they were going to try to find the parents to see if they would sign over my grandson to me. Later, that same day cps called n said they were coming to remove my grandson f t om my home bcz my boyfriend who lives with me and is also the biological grandfather has a criminal record. Bith he and I told them he would mive out but they said no.Since he did moved out as and cps is saying they want to help me get my grandson back but it could take up to 6 weeks. 6 weeks may not seem long but to me 6 wks to me is an eternity without my grandson at home. He us i nly 2.5 yrs old, has emotinal and abandonment issues. I want to know my rights as a grandparent, as well as if i can expedite the process. Thus is in southern California and by the way my daughter is willing to dign hom i ver to ne, in which she said she did inform the case worker but she was yold she called an hour to late as judge had already sign the warrant to remove her parentsl rights..just seems as though they acted quick to remive him when he has been taken care of by me and there are children who are neglected n abuse and still with parents. I just thought i was doing the right thing and wanted a report not have my grandson removed from his home. Please help.

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Phillips Esq.

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I pay a large amount of child support to my children's

I pay a large amount of child support to my children's mother however I believe they spend more overnights with their grandparents. Can I have my child support modified? and how can I prove that the children are living more with their grandparents then with their mother? i know the children reside more at their grandparents house and this has been going on for years. I would like to have full custody if this is the case if they are not being raised by their mother and raise my children being the father but I don't know where to start. I did not give up my custodial rights as a father to have the grandparents raise them. However the grandparents and mother will never admit this living arangement is taking place

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Christopher B, Esq.

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My son is currently in prison, we planned on bringing his

My son is currently in prison, we planned on bringing his daughter to see him. All of a sudden her mother will not let her go at all. Does he have any rights? TyJA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: Yes, floridaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No, this just happened within the last 24 hours.JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: I'm not sure what additional information may be needed. My son is in for 3 yrs at Appalachee Correctional Instititue and just got approved for visitation. Ty

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I live in MA and have 4 children. I am divorced but my

Hi, I live in MA and have 4 children. I am divorced but my oldest has lived w me for over a year and my other 3 children want to live with me as well. Their mother can not hold a job down and just got released from a hospital for what she says was a nervous breakdown. At what point can the children decide who they want to live with?JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: MassachusettsJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: She claims I caused the nervous breakdown but its just an excuse.. Ive been gone for 8 years

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Ely

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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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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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