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What are the chances of a father who currently shares 50/50

What are the chances of a father who currently shares 50/50 legal and physical custody, getting full custody of his son? There is documentation via CPS, and the child's school of emotional abuse and the child is 14 and a half years old.JA: Because education law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: CaliforniaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Two. One said he may have a chance and he other said that it is unlikely since she is not physically or sexually abusing the child.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: That the child wants to have no further contact with his mother and is terrified that if he tells the court and they don't listen to his desires, of what she will do when he's alone with her.

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Lucy, Esq.

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How can legal Guardian grandparents adopt 9 year old

How can legal Guardian grandparents adopt 9 year old grandchild?JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Redding, CAJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: This was a CPS case where mother was the abuser. We have been legal guardians for four years, She is almost nine now. Our son is mildly intellectually disabled, and cannot raise his daughter.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Yes. Our son also lives with us, and is all for our adopting her. Mom is mentally ill with Munchaussens by Proxy.

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The judge said that he will try to work in advance a plenary

The judge said that he will try to work in advance a plenary hearing order the next time he sees us (FD case) any idea what does it mean? we did not start the plenary hearing as of yet.

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FamilyAttorney

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I been indicated of child abuse my daughter spilled a cup of

Hi I been indicated of child abuse my daughter spilled a cup of hot tea on her face her face was red but not much so I had some burn cream that was prescribed awhile ago because of an exploding pressure cook where I got burn she did to and my son. So having that cream I thought I put some on thinking the redness would go away but the next day in the afternoon I noticed her face was bright red and had some blisters so decided to take her to the emergency room right away so because I took a day to take her in they say I didn't look for medical treatment right away so they hit me with child abuse do you think I can win this case I don't believe is child abuse due to the fact that I put cream on her not thinking it was to bad but when I saw blisters I immediately took her onJA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: PennsylvaniaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: YesJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No that's pretty much it

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Zoey, JD

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Trough my church we meet a 16-year olf boy who came

Trough my church we meet a 16-year olf boy who came illegally from Central America and he already had a deportation order because he was not going to school he was already working full time like an adult.We offer our house to him obtained a guardianship and put him in high school we hire an immigration lawyer and she stopped the deportation order and started working on getting him a work visa and legal documents he soon obtain his documents and he is now a legal residentHe lived with us starting May 2015 and his recidence got to him on March 2016 during the summer we sent him to visit his family in NJ and he worked overthere for a time but came back again September 2016 and came back to our home again.We really enjoyed the time when he was not here that we had deside to ask him to find another place but nontheless we welcome him home again and stayed with us for a time, but he started offering to pay rent or services he wanted to contribute.We told him that he did not had to pay anything in our house but he insisted multiple times and thats when we saw an exit - we said to him: "You know what we are very fortunate that we don't need you to pay us to live here, but there are other families also from the church that can surely use that money to help them"And we asked him, would it be ok if we ask around to see if a family will take you and he said that was fine.We feel that's when the problem started becuase he lasted very short time with that family they did not connect and he recented not beeing with us becuase he had a really easy life here soon after he was moved on to another family also from the church but that family is super strickt and they go without a lot a things like wifi and other benefits he enjoyed with us were taken away.All this while we were sharing with him a cell phone line from our family plan which he was paying but a reduce rate until we notice he stop making payments and when we asked him he said he will not be able to pay for that any longer, therfore we disconnected the line and again that probably upset him further.The reason I am giving you this prefes is becuase Monday, May 15 Child Protective Services came knoking on my door and to my surprise the officer said that my son (Biological) made a claim against me saying that I abused him and that my daugther (Biological) was in grave denger.I was very surprised I could not understand what was happening and why someone would accuse me of anything nontheless child abouse he asked me where my kids were and at the moment they were at their high school he went there pull them out and asked them questions about me and how I disipline them a few hours later he called me and said everything was fine and there was nothing to pursue.When I talked to my kids about the experience they mentioned that the officer asked if they knew that kid and they said we knew him from church and he use to live with us but he no longer those - when they told me his name a light bulb clicked and I tought th claim is coming from him so I got on my car and drove to where he lives and ask him if he knew anything about it and he denied it.The follwing night I received a call from my church leaders who wanted to inteview me and at that time a had not made the connection I tought it was something else but they questioned me about that boy he had accused me of abouse he stated that in the summer on 2016 I had taken him to a hotel and abouse him that is of course not true but the church has a duty to persue any of those allegations and I don't blam them but the problem now is very serious.I am a Loan Officer and a Realtor and I hold two insurance licences and a mark on my record will send me to the dark ages loosing everything if not more with possible jail time this is scary and I need help.After my conversation with my church leader he stated he will consider all sides and make a desicion but I can almost assure you he will error in the side of caution and more than likelly protect the child so I have to be proavtice I do not want the police to come to my doorsteps and handcuff me and take me away is already bad enough for CPS to go to my kids school and be asking questions.I need you help to determin what are my best options to protect myself and not loose my credentials.I want to give you more perspective on the dates - he stated this happened in the summer of 2016 so he was 16 years old until May 28, 2016 and then he left to NJ June 8, 2016 then he came back to my house September 2016 the problem is that I don't know what is the date he is saying this happened was he still 16 or was he already 17 to say he was an adult I dont know that for sure I am trying to get the info from CPS but they are not returning my calls.

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Someone reported me to CPS. My husband was visited by the

Someone reported me to CPS. My husband was visited by the case worker and was told that our son was being emotionally abused by me. What should I do?JA: Family law varies by state. What state are you in?Customer: New York state, New york CityJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No, I do not have one. Should I get one?JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Unfortunately my husband spoke to the case worker and allowed him into our home. I was at work when this happened. The case worker would like to interview me. He has already seen by son at his school. My son was very upset about the visit.

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I have had sole custody of my daughter since she was 1 1/2

hello i have had sole custody of my daughter since she was 1 1/2 years old. She is twelve now. My daughter has lived with my mom since she was 1 1/2 years old while I was in the Navy, and after getting out in 2009 I have lived with my mom and my daughter. I was wondering if something were to happen to me if it would be possible for my mom to get custody of my daughter, or if there was a chance that my daughter would go back to her mother who hasn't seen her in over 10 years.JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: pennsylvania but sole custody was determined in virginia dont know if that mattersJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: filed and reported in virginia...she was found guilty in civil court of child abuse and neglect, or something of that sort it has been a long timeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no thank you

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My daughter and Ex-wife live in Connecticut. She has sole

My daughter and Ex-wife live in Connecticut. She has sole custody, last month I was notified by my daughter's god father that my ex-wife was committed in Massachusetts and diagnosed with sever schizophrenia and bi-polar disease. She was hiding in a hotel and hiding from the Gov't supposedly and cut her and my daughters hair off to seem unrecognizable. My daughter was placed in foster and has sense been released. I live in Myrtle Beach and made phone calls up there to the police and child services. After getting no help I drove 14 hours up there only to find out that, child services decided not to investigate it. I went to Massachusetts and all they could do is tell me there was a case and that is it and won't get back to me. I went to the Juvenile court in Massachusetts (with all the documents to prove it's my daughter) and they only told me that my daughter was taken away and then returned to my ex-wife and they could not tell me more. I went and filled and emergency motion Ex Parte in Hartford to have temporary custody until a hearing to find out what is happening and it was denied within 20 minutes without me seeing a judge. I have a court date in CT on Jun 1st however; the marshall who is supposed to serve her can't find her and he is not returning my calls. I called the CT state troopers office and they were not interested in telling me if my daughter was ok because I don't have custody. Everywhere I call school etc. They have been informed not to talk to me… It is like the twilight zone.. This can't be real when all I am is worried about my daughter who is ten.

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My attorney prepped me Tuesday night, 10/9/17, and led me to

My attorney prepped me Tuesday night, 10/9/17, and led me to believe we are going to trial starting, 10/10/17, Wednesday and that my ex-husband and I would be on the stand to state our case in front of the Judge. Yesterday, 10/10/17, my attorney brought me into an empty court room and told me that he spoke to the judge and that this case is going to be set out until fall and that I need to let the kids live with their dad until we get this resolved or I need to move home and quit my job. I asked him how is this even a fair trial if they are discussing this with the Judge ahead of time? How can he lead me to believe that this was a trial and now they set it back? I told him he wasn't advocating for me and my children. I am a victim of domestic abuse as well as 2 of my childen have been abused by my ex-husband. He was prosecuted and charged. He is a registered on the Illinois Violent Offenders Website and was founded on Class 3 felony as well as 2 dcfs founded charges. I researched Illinois law and read that domestic abuse and child abuse are highly considered in custody cases. The attorneys were avoiding the judge and I know that he was is collusion with his attorney. Now I'm back to square one with no money. I do believe both acting Lasalle county attorneys are trying to get me to lose my job by buying time and keep continuing court cases.My attorney lied to me and mislead me and he was siding with my ex's attorney. I can't even tell you what I have to do next but talk to another attorney and seek as much advise as I can moving forward.JA: OK. To minimize me, please click the down arrow at the top right corner of this box.Customer: this is a child custody cse caseJA: What state is this in? And can you tell me a little more about the charge?Customer: I'm in Illinois, Lasalle county. This is a child custody case against my ex husband, convicted felon and child abuserJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: YesJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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