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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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My ex, who hasn't seen our 6 yr old autistic son with severe

My ex, who hasn't seen our 6 yr old autistic son with severe sensory processing issues in over 1 1/12 yrs & lives in San Diego, is demanding a parenting plan where our son flies to San Diego 3-4 times a year with 6 weeks in the summer.JA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: He shares a house with his fiance and her daughter lives in the home every other weekJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: they live in a tiny two bedroom houseJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: her daughter is 8 yrs old he thinks its ok the opposite sex kids share a bedroom

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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?

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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?

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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?

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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?

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I received paperwork from my daughter last night which her

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

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My husband is divorcing me. We are both military with

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!

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