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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!

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I am trying to find out what kind of rights my sons father

I am trying to find out what kind of rights my sons father has in prison...particularly if he can force me to allow my son to visit his family. I am in NJ and I thought step parents had zero rights? He is serving a 12 year sentence.JA: OK. The Family Lawyer will need to help you with this. Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: no I am just trying to gather info right now so I have no consulted an attorneyJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: i have no idea except that when he was frist arrested I had his visitation rights revoked not custodyJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Family Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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My brother and I were raised in care and we were always

My brother and I were raised in foster care and we were always under the assumption that we were half-brothers (same mother). I recently read some old court documents that listed my brother's father as the 'natural father' of both of us. Is the legal term 'natural father' the same as biological father or is the term used more loosely? Could this guy be my biological father?

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I have a two year old grandson I buy all s clothes,diapers,

I have a two year old grandson for who I buy all his clothes,diapers, and food and take him to his wic and Dr visits and his mom is on drugs and I have always taken care of him my husband and son got in an argument now he won't let me see him and he has no where to stay and the baby's mom stays in a drug house what can I do to get custody or partial custody of Ian

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My daughter has left her children with me 6 months to take a

My daughter has left her children with me for over 6 months to take a travel job and is now refusing to help with bills because she says she doesn't live here ; court case she filed stating children lived with her for custody from their father whim is abusive and deemed so by court appointed guardian ad litem - how can I file injunction so that courts know neither of them have had physical custody when case goes to trial ? The children want to live with neither parent - they are 14 and 16JA: OK. The Family Lawyer will need to help you with this. Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: GeorgiaJA: Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: No mam need advice on what to doJA: Is there anything else important you think the Family Lawyer should know?Customer: Not that I can think ofJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Family Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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My daughters biological father just went to prison. He plead

My daughters biological father just went to prison. He plead no contest and took a plea agreement. The crime was child abuse. The victim was his step-daughter. After the initial accusation I went to court and had visitation temporarily stopped. He was allowed to speak to her on the phone. The whole process took about 2 years before he took the plea, so he hasn't had visitation except for special occasions that whole time. He was sentenced to 20 years DOC with all but 6 years suspended.He writes her letters from prison, but I've asked him not to call. He also has a bad past with the law...DUI's and such. Several occasions. I've never been strict about child support or kept her from him because he hasn't paid, as you can imagine he hasn't paid child support in quite sometime.Here comes my question. Going through all this, and watching him break my daughters heart over and over has really taken it's toll on us. My daughter has even said a couple of times that she didn't want her dad to be her dad. If she so decided, how possible would it be for my husband to adopt her and change her name to ours and terminate her biological father's rights? She is 11yo.

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How can a Mother petition the court so her family member can

How can a Mother petition the court so her family member can get her kids before they adopt them out to Foster Parents? The Mother have a TPR hearing coming up next Month but the Mother is willing to give a Family Member full Custody of her kids, but no one is telling her what she need to do, so a Family Member can get her kids, the kids been in the system for 2 years and the Mother just recently found out that they are trying to adopt her kids out without looking into Family Members information what can she do so her Family Member can get Custody that is well stable enough and willing to take and care of the kids ever needs?

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Almost 17 years ago I made some bad choices in life that

Almost 17 years ago I made some bad choices in life that landed me on the sex offender registry. I did 4 years in prison and 6 years on parole. I'm currently no longer on parole and I'm up to date on my registry. I live in Pennsylvania and I've been dating this women for almost 6 years now. We would like to get married, however she has a 13 year old daughter. Are there any laws that say I cant marry and live with her and her daughter or anything that could get her in trouble. She does know of my past, I have a nice home and a great job.I haven't drank since 2002.

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Ely

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Can a father who abandoned child never visited never

Can a father who abandoned child never visited never supported, did not help during gestation, didn't want to acknowledge child, child mother passed he then claims paternity and wants custody this after child is 6 evidence that he maintain a ongoing relationship with mother as she gave him money, and that she continued to ask him when will you visit the child, or treat her like your daughter. He has 11 kids child support appear of 100,000 wad charged with 13 counts of child sexual assault dropped by prosecutor, can he win contested adoption

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