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My husband's sister, Jamie, has 3 kids, aged 11, 12, and 16.

My husband's sister, Jamie, has 3 kids, aged 11, 12, and 16. The 2 youngest are fathered by the same man, Joe. The oldest is fathered by a man who is in prison and has never been involved with the child. Jamie and Joe are married but are separated (not legally). Joe is also on probation after being released from prison. Jamie has a recent history of abusing subscription medication. None of the 3 children are attending school regularly and neither Jamie or Joe will accept calls from the truancy office of the schools. Jamie has just dropped all 3 kids off with Joe who now lives with his girlfriend and her children. Jamie stated that she signed over custody of the 2 younger kids to Joe and the oldest child to her mother, Kim. I am doubtful that she has legally done anything to change custody as this was a sudden decision. Jamie has left town giving the children and Joe the impression that she is not coming back. There is no way to reach her. As aunt and uncle of all 3 children, what options might we have to get temporary or permanent custody of 1 or more of the children?

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If my son is not willing to follow my rules and is being

If my son is not willing to follow my rules and is being completely unruly, would I be able to let him go and do his own thing and not legally have to support him? Or do I legally have to support him until he is 18 despite him breaking the rules and possibly doing things that are illegal? I have text messages that indicate that he has been smoking weed and possibly drinking. He is 15 years old

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My son is 19 and his daughter's mother is 16. In March my

My son is 19 and his daughter's mother is 16. In March my son went to our local child support enforcement office and requested a paternity test, child support, and visitation. In April the maternal grandmother called me screaming asking why I wanted a DNA test done. I told her it doesn't matter if I think it's his or not, the test has to be done before a child support order is enforced because she told him he can't sign the birth certificate.In July they went to court for everything. The judge asked the girl why haven't taken the test. She and her mom said they didn't know anything about it. If they didn't know why did the grandmother call me in April saying she got the paperwork. The judge ordered them to go that day (Tuesday) to take the test and for my son to go also. When we went we waited all day for them and they didn't show up. Friday child support enforcement called and told my son they just left, so he had the test done at that time.In August the babies mother joined Job Corps without our knowledge. Now the maternal grandmother has my son's daughter and said she automatically gets custody because her daughter is underage. Would my son not receive custody because he is the biological father and over 18? I asked the girl's mother where were you all those times I called you and asked you to tell your daughter to stop telling my son where she is. Where were you all those times I called and told you my son didn't come home where's your daughter and you told me you don't have time to look for her.

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We live in the State of. I have tried to find out what law

We live in the State of Ky. I have tried to find out what Ky law is concerning a Minor with a baby. I can't find anything specific to the state of Ky so I'm hoping someone can answer my question.My son and his GF have had a baby- he was 16 and she 15 when this happened. he is now 17 and she will be 16 in 5 days. Her parents are divorced and fight over the 3 children that they have together. Mom is a Meth addict, dad is an alcoholic. Dad says he has custody, mom says she does, not real sure which one does. Anyways - "B" mom of the newborn does not want her baby "A" to be in the constant chaos of what she has to go through, she wants to have baby "A" live with her father and his parents. Her father says he has custody of both of them and they can't go anywhere. I understand he has custody of "B" but if I am correct he does not have custody of baby "A" and mom should be able to leave her with her dad if she chooses.Thoughts?

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I would to apply for sole custody of my daughter conceived

i would to apply for sole custody of my daughter conceived out of wedlock with an egyptian man that was married when i conceived and now has 3 kids with his wife... my concern is if i die i wouldnt want my child living with him but instead with my 28 year old daughter who my child was raised with.....would a will be enough or do i need to have full custody in nys

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TY! I would like to open sealed adoption records in the

TY! I would like to open sealed adoption records in the state of Va. The law there has them sealed. I am the adopted party .....61 yrs old.JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Virginia....I called vital records there today & the records are sealed.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: That's what I am trying to do......for health reasons mainly. My adopted parents are both deceased.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I have city & state....obviously birthdate & last name. I was thinking maybe a private investigator but wonman @ vital records told me to get a lawyer.

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In Georgia can you claim child support for raising someone

In Georgia can you claim child support for raising someone else's illegitimate child born after wife committed adultery? The male child is now 37 years old. We recently had DNA tests done by Ancestry.com for family tree research my mother was conducting and the results came back that there is no way he is my son.

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I recently served my soon to be ex and I have a step

I recently served my soon to be ex and I have a step daughter who I provide insurance on. Is there anyway I can keep her on my insurance after my divorce is final? My ex is telling me that I can'tThanks,Pam Phillips (###) ###-####

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We are a very blended family. Between my husband and I we

We are a very blended family. Between my husband and I we have 4 children. My stepson, is autistic and has many services provided through the state and Medicaid. His mother has little contact with him (maybe once a month). My children's father does not live in state. What can my husband and I do to ensure the kids receive the proper care assuming that one of us may not be available to answer or sign for any medical or legal (etc.) decisions? I found several forms but they require both biological parents' signatures and I know that we won't be able to get at least one of the other parent's signature.

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