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If a woman leaves the state of Washington period of time
If a woman leaves the state of Washington for a period of time (with the knowledge and encouragement of her husband and children during a family crisis) is there any law on the books that could misconstrue that as child abandonment effecting her parental rights?
If we moved into my fiance's parents house, we are 26, and
If we moved into my fiance's parents house, we are 26, and took over the mortgage (off the books, just gave his parents money every month to pay it) and they moved to another city, and left us to live with their 2 daughters (17 and 14) what kind of trouble could be caused by this? If they relocated 2 hours away for work, and want us to live there and the 14 year old will be leaving to be with them in 2 months, the 17 year old will finish her last year of high school there which is still a year away. Now, my question is, is this legal to do, and my other question is, If we have a room mate (their other older brother) who keeps drugs in his room and smokes marijuana on the property outside, does it make a difference in legality since the girls are living there? We want to kick him out, and I just want to know what kind of situation we are looking at with this. Also can we be charged with a crime like through association if he keeps drugs in his room and we can not convince him to keep them some where else or just stop using them?
My son's biological father has not had contact or any attempt
My son's biological father has not had contact or any attempt to have contact with my son since last june and it is now April. He asked to have his parental rights terminated then but it isn't possible without someone to adopt my son (my boyfriend has been 'dad' since he was born). My son's biological dad cannot keep a job (has been fired from at least three that I know of in the past year) and doesn't pay child support or has made maybe four payments since November ONLY because they took payments out of his checks. Do I have a way to terminate his parental rights due to child abandonment?
I live in Florida. My husband is an alcoholic. He has
Hi, I live in Florida. My husband is an alcoholic. He has left our home of his own volition and I want to file for divorce by I'm scared of shared custody of my children (2 girls age 4). I don't want him to have them unsupervised or overnight. What is the best way to get sole custody and supervised visitation in FL?
I am an unwed mother of a two year old boy in Ohio. His
I am an unwed mother of a two year old boy in Ohio. His father is on the birth certificate. We split up three months ago. He has not given us any money for child support and has not seen his son in two months. What are his rights?
Good Morning, I received paperwork from my daughter last
Good Morning,I received paperwork from my daughter last night which her father handed to her to give to me. He filed an ex-parte stating child abandonment. I have been a victim of domestic violence and seemed that I continuously make reports and no one listens to me but yet listens to him not only listen but gives advice on what steps to take. I don't have a lawyer and do no know how to respond to this ex parte because these allegations are false
My ex and i have legal shared custody of our thirteen year
My ex and i have legal shared custody of our thirteen year old son who was born in Ohio, last year in March, our son decided that he didn't want to come back to my home. I saw him several times after that, then, in August he decided that he wanted no further contact with me either "for two years". This has been an emotional and stressful time for me and my other two children(not fathered by my ex) as I never imagined that anything like this could happen. Per my son's therapist's advice, I have respected his wishes of no contact although recently I have been sending cards and letters against his wishes. The therapist says that she believes we will reconcile but that it is likely not going to happen until he is an adult. I moved to South Carolina 13 years ago with my ex just after our son's birth, and at this time, I feel that it would be in the best interest of my younger children, husband and myself if we move back to my home state so that we can be closer to family and a positive support system, better schools for the kids and more work opportunities for us. I'm very torn about the idea of leaving my son here even though his therapist suggested that I should because it's in the best interest of the family that lives with me. He has not seen his brother and sister in over a year now, says that he "hates" them, yet, they miss him terribly. We have not modified any of the custody paperwork, and although I have been sending money as support each month, there is no legal support documentation. I would like to know what and if there would be any negative legal implications if we were to move, such as abandonment, etc. I do not want to terminate my rights, I am not selling my home here and would stay or move back in an instant if my son changed his mind. I honestly don't feel that's going to happen and so I just want to legally move forward with my life. I believe my ex would agree to continuing or amending our custody agreement. Could you please advise?
My husband is divorcing me. We are both military with schedulesView more family law questions
My husband is divorcing me. We are both military with schedules that switch from days to nights roughly every quarter. What can I reasonably ask for as far as a parenting plan is concerned? My daughter is 15 months old and he is divorcing me through Florida. Thank you for your time!