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I just went to court today over a custody case and the judge

I just went to court today over a custody case and the judge gave me full rights of our children because he said the mother abandoned them with me. I had not even considered that in the situation. What comes next??JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: kansasJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: The mother actually has 3 days to respond to original custody summon before it goes further. but the judge said "this is no longer a case of custody, this is a case of child abandonment" My attorney was as surprised as I was so Im trying to dig out informationJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: The mother lives in texas, our children have been living with me (the father) for over a year and a half

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Will parents failure to communicate and hostility towards

Will parents failure to communicate and hostility towards each other in contested custody determinations cause one to not be granted shared parental responsibility?

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I live in state, I was wondering how does a parent that has

I live in Washington state, I was wondering how long does a parent that has not contacted their child be considered abandonment?JA: Family law varies by state. What state are you in?Customer: WashingtonJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Not yet but plan on doing so soonJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Yes. I would like to adopt the child. He is 1 years old and I have legal guardianship of him, the birth mother has not contacted or seen him in 4 months.

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My husband has full custody of my step kids. The bio mom has

My husband has full custody of my step kids. The bio mom has lost all her rights. What kind of consent do I need for a Step Parent adoption?JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: WAJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NpJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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What constitutes child abandonment in Texas and what needs

what constitutes child abandonment in Texas and what needs to be done if you know of such a thing.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: No.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: This couple took in the mother before the birth. They kept her and then the mother was placed in a drug rehab facility. The mother left the facility to move in with boyfriend. Child has been with the couple for 5 months and the mother has not returned. The couple have been nurturing and caring for the baby since.

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If my wife and i are separated, and she moves with my 2.5

If my wife and i are separated, and she moves with my 2.5 year old son out of state, do i give up all parental right automatically?

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I have a son that molested his younger brother so the

I have a son that molested his younger brother so the grandmother on the father's side took him into her home for the last two yrs. The grandmother has recently brought the kid to social services up in Illinois and has given up. They wanted me to come get him witch I cannot because it will put my other child in harms way and father refusing to get him too. They are saying there is now allegations of child abandonment against both me and the father. Can I be sent to jail because I refuse to take my son back and put my younger son back with his molester?

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I live in the California and have recently seperated from my

I live in the California and have recently seperated from my husband. He would not leave the house so I did, on 8/15/2016. I have a 14 year old and a 15 year old, they are staying at the house with their father. I will pick them up Sunday and have them with me for the following week. He told them I abondened them. Can he try to take custody from me? I am keeping a log of time spent but am concerned.8/14/2016 – After my husband had a weekend of overdrinking I decided it was time for a separation.8/15/2016 – I left the house to stay with my oldest daughter, spent the night 8/15/2016.8/16/2016 – Went to the house and got the kids up and ready for school for Mother-in-law to take them to school on late start Tuesday.8/17/2016 – Went and made dinner with the kids and spent a couple of hours chatting with them before I left.8/18/2016 – Went and made breakfast for the kids and gave them a ride to school.

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In 2007 my son was on summer vacation with his dad and

In 2007 my son Justin was on summer vacation with his dad and traveled from our home state of Ohio to California. During this time Justin father left him in California and went to Alabama. Justin was only 6 at this time. Yes you herd right his dad abandon him in California. I was contacted by California CPS, I have them all the info they wanted from me to prove I was his mother. And he was a resident of Ohio. I was then asked to go through a reunification program and was asked to provide drug screens, parenting classes, counseling. Ask of which I did to the best of my ability. Keep in mind, some of the programs being requested was not offered by my home state, Ohio. An investigation was never conducted, they simply took my son. I went to a court hearing in 2011 and they terminated my parental rights. Without an investigation, without cause, for NO reason. After that cps would not give me any info on my son Justin and kept saying contact your attorney. My attorney would never get back with me on repeated tries. After 9 years of wonder and worry I finally contacted him through Facebook. He is now 14 and been in contact with him several times a week. Now it gets even crazier. Recently I was contacted by Justin Casa Worker in which she was wanting to help Justin reunite with his family seeing how he has been in California all these years without a single person in his immediate or extended family out there. I'm absolutely wanting to reunite with him. Every body involved in this case currently are in board with getting him home quickly. I will be traveling to California on September 27 to attend a hearing on the 28 2016, at the time they will be asking the court to dismiss the case and my son come home with me on my return flight home. Now my questions are, 1) how can they take a child away with out conducting an investigation? 2) why were my other two children able to stay in my care the whole time if I was deamed a detriment to the well being of my son? This issue has caused great stress on himself, confused about all these years, and now has behavioral issues which primarily stems from not having his family and being pushed around from group home to group home. Which he has been in over 100 homes and schools in the last 9 years. Needless to say when Justin returns home there is going to be a lot of work to do to gain his trust, build his confidence and enrolling him into support programs to help deal with all this truma he had endured. This has caused undue stress, and unnecessary emotional distress to myself, Justin and to his brother and sister. Considering my son was taken without cause or provocation, what would be your recommended course of action.

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