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We are a heterosexual couple, living together and raising 2

We are a heterosexual couple, living together and raising 2 sons. We have no desire to get married after 21 years together. Our sons are 17 & 16 (younger one suffers from severe autism). We need to file for joint custody of him before he turns 18. Can we get an Affidavit of Domestic Partnership in New Jersey? Is it REQUIRED that we both be 62 or older. Can you offer any advice or help. Thank you.

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I wanted to know how would a Grandmother stand against a

I wanted to know how would a Grandmother stand against a mother in fighting for rights for the baby?JA: Family law varies by state. What state are you in?Customer: North Carolina. It is the Paternal Grandmother and me in the situation the childs father is currently in rehab or jail Im not sure which oneJA: Have you talked to a laywer yet?Customer: Not yetJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Not that I can think of

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I really need to know how to go about filing abandonment

I really need to know how to go about filing abandonment charges against the mother of my children. I am their father but not legitimately.JA: Family law varies by state. What state are you in?Customer: GAJA: Have you talked to a laywer yet?Customer: No... Because it's a hot mess. lol. but i need to know what to do asapJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: My kids mother abandoned them. dropped them off. I've had them full time almost 2 years

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This questions is for my brother... can a 16 year choose who

Hello again this questions is for my brother... can a 16 year choose who he wants to live with if there isnt a custodial agreement or child support agreement? My nephew lives with his mother but is very emotionally mentally and physically abusive to him and he wants tobstay with my brother... does my nephew have a voice? In nyc

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Asad Rahman

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A story short, my son has raised my grandson since birth.

A long story short, my son has raised my grandson since birth. The biological mother was in and out of the child's life with greater than 6 months before attempting to see my grandson. My son decided to fight for custody. During this time, we found out the mother had been receiving child support from another guy. The courts stated the mother wasn't unfit but gave my son the parents visitation rights. The mother never came to get my grandson so we continued to raise him. This past April, the mother signed POA papers to the alleged paternal grandmother, but we still had our visitations. The paternal grandmother gave the child to his biological mother while collecting benefits. And the biological mother gave him back to my son. This week the biological mother asked if I could be the legal guardian to my grandson and his sister. However, children service has taken both kids doing an ex parte. They said the mother is unfit.... Which we knew, and the paternal grandmother isn't fit at this time. Both kids are in children service custody at a foster home. We've been fighting over 2 years for custody of my grandson with expensive lawyer fees, transcripts, and multiple appeals. We received a few weeks ago that the appellate court agree with the juvenile court stating the biological mother isn't unfit. However ; here we are with the children taken away because the mother is unfit. The alleged biological father signed the birth certificate, however he wants nothing to do with the child and according to the courts he is an uninvolved parent. Since we found out about them, all court documents was sent to them. They never attended any court hearings until this ex parte. They did not want to be involved with the child. Now the paternal grandmother states she wants to take my grandson and quit her job as a housekeeper so that she can collect benefits. My grandson had no idea who they were when she took the police with her to his school and took him because she had the POA papers. None of these ppl were involved in my grandson's life until April 2016. My son is the only person that can visit my grandson. At the ex parte, the magistrate said that we were non relatives and she didn't want to here from us. The mother has warrants and said she was going to turn herself in but is currently on Facebook laughing and living her life while her children is in a foster home. My grandson has a loving family, has traveled to many states including going to Disney World. He has has in own room at his house with his dad and at our house. I'm a physical therapist for almost 8 years, my husband that we've been married almost 25 years is an insurance claims manager, and our son which is the only father my grandson knows has a full time job at a factory and has taken great care of my grandson since birth because the biological mother didn't want to take him home from the hospital. We have Dr notes daycare and school notes, and all kinds of witnesses that reports our son is the only parent in my grandson's life. We don't want any benefits and these ppl that has recently entered into my grandson's life only wants benefits. We truly dont know what to do. We've spent almost $10k on courts, attorney fees, etc and have used retirement funds to help with the case. We're truly at a loss and don't know where to go or what to do. Hopefully I was able to describe what has happened, but willing to answer any questions. Thank you so much for your time. Kimberly Wills

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In New York City, NY - I am planning on marrying and my

In New York City, NY - I am planning on marrying and my spouse has children from another relationship. The father of the children currently pays child support for the children. If I marry my spouse is the father allowed to stop paying child support during the marriage? And if I should get a divorce will I then become responsible for child support of her children?

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My stepkids dad have never been In their lives and I have

My stepkids dad have never been In their lives and I have been with them since they were 2 and 3. If something were to happen to my wife what would happen to the kidsJA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: CaliforniaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NopeJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Not off the top of my head I just wanted to know what rights do I have since I have raised the boys who are now 12 and 11 and call me dad and I'm all they know

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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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Under what circumstances could a grandmother obtain custody

Under what circumstances could a grandmother obtain custody of a 14 year old child? Biological father has never even met child. Her daughter the mother of the 14 year old lives with 10 year boyfriend. There were allegations of abuse against him. Never any prior to now and never any law involved. No evidence because untrue.

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