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My daughter is wanting to file and she has an appointment

my daughter is wanting to file for divorce and she has an appointment tomorrow but the issue is she agreed that the father could take their child on Thursday and Friday's but since they made that agreement the father has attempted suicide. Our question is do we need to let him have his daughter under this circumstances or can we tell him he can visit her with supervision until we get all the papers filled out or will we be in any violation

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Inquiry about traveling to canada from usa with infant. Our

Inquiry about traveling to canada from usa with infant. Our daughter (just turned 20 yr) has a 1 year old son. she is canadian but has been in the USA with us her parents who moved here for a job. She had her son last year and they have both lived with us since his birth. We recently found out we are being transferred back to Canada and our daughter and grandson plan to move with us as they are dependants in our household. Can we move to Canada without written consent from the father? The father visits him but we and our daughter have always been his primary caregiver and supplier of all necessities.

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I am looking, help, answers, etc. Brother who is going to be

I am looking for advice, help, answers, etc. for my Brother who is going to be starting what we are anticipating to be a pretty long, drawn out and very very hard child custody battle with the Mother of his 9 year old Son. She filed with the court for 100% physical placement with the condition that my Brother only be allowed to see his son when she is available and it is supervised by herself or a police officer. My Brother has been in his son's life completely and in every possible way a father/dad should, for the whole 9 years of his life. Now she is demanding these things. Our question though, is what does he do first and foremost? Is what she is requesting even possible? We live in Wisconsin. I probable sound like I'm rambling, but there's just so so many questions and confusion, that we really don't know where to start. Any advice is very much appreciated and we thank you in advance for taking the time.

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MY HUSBAND IS NOT THE BIOLOGICAL FATHER (LOW SPERM COUNT AT

MY HUSBAND IS NOT THE BIOLOGICAL FATHER (LOW SPERM COUNT AT THE TIME) BUT WAS MARRIED TO THE MOTHER WHEN THEY WERE BORN (USED DONOR SPERM),THEY WERE MARRIED 15 YEARS, NOW DIVORCED FOR 5 YRS AND SHE IS ONCE AGAIN CAUSING PROBLEMS, MANIPULATING THE KIDS TO NOT WANT TO BE WITH US AND INTEROGATING THE ELDEST (7) TO TELL HER EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENS IN OUR HOME, WE HAVE NO PRIVACY, ITS BECOMMING A REAL PROBLEM, WE WANT TOT HAVE KIDS BUT WOULD LIKE TO CLEAR UP THIS NIGHTMARE WITH THE KIDS FIRST BEFORE WE BECOME PREGNANT. WE LIVE IN FLORIDA, DOES HE HAVE TO PAY CHILD SUPPORT IF HE IS NOT THE BIOLOGICAL FATHER SHOULD WE HAVE NO OTHER CHOICE BUT GIVE UP OUR 50/50 TIME SHARED? THE X LIVES WITH HER FATHER MOST OF THE YEAR AND THE FATHER TAKES CARE OF THE KIDS BECAUSE SHE IS AND HAS BEEN FOR YEARS SELF MEDICATING WITH ZANAX, THE FATHER ABUSED HER WHEN SHE WAS LITTLE (SHOWING HER PORNOGRAPHY), SHE ALSO MANIPULATES THE KIDS TELLING THEM NOT TO LISTEN TO ME (STEP MOTHER) BECAUSE I AM NOT BLOOD RELATED AND THAT THEY DONT HAVE TO LOVE ME AND TELLING THE GIRL (7) SHE HAS TO LOVE HER MORE THAN HER FATHER BECAUSE WHEN SHE WAS 7 YRS OLD SHE LOVED HER MOTHER MORE THAN HER FATHER SHE ALSO MENTALLY ABUSES THEM, TELLING THE BOY (5) THAT HE HAS A BIG HEAD AND THAT HE IS BAT SHIT CRAZY, THE GIRL (7) HAS A BROBLEM WITH HER STOMACH, SHE NEEDS TO SEE A GASTRO AND A SHRINK (ORDERED BY THE PEDIATRICIAN) BECAUSE THE MOTHER PROHIBITS HER TO EAT ANYTHING FATTENING AND TELLS HER THAT IF SHE EATS BREAD AND BUTTER SHE ILL GET FAT, DOESNOT TAKE HER TO DR. APPT, DOESNOT MAKE SURE SHE TAKES HER MEDICATION FOR HER STOMACH AND SO ON WHAT CAN WE DO?

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My ex husband molested my 10 year old cousin. She came

My ex husband molested my 10 year old cousin. She came forward after I announced to my family I was divorcing him. I have full custody of my two year old daughter and he has visitation rights. State police had true findings and he appealed and won because dhs didn't have testimony from my cousins counselor and he also lied in court and said we made it up due to custody issues. He's not even seen my daughter in 6 months. We have proof he lied and that he did know about the accusations before court. He even offered to sign his rights away if we'd leave him alone. He had restricted visitation because of the investigation and through a loop hole in my divorce degree he now has standard visitation rights because of the unsubstantiated finding. Can I have his rights removed? This is very scary and I'm terrified for my two year old daughter. She isn't old enough to know to tell or understand any of this. Him and his family have harassed the little girl that came forward. Our family is hurting and we want both of the girls safe.

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My 2 granddaughters were removed from my daughter in 2009 in

My 2 granddaughters were removed from my daughter in 2009 in were placed with me. My daughter was a heroin addict and was forced to go to rehab. After being drug free for 1 year, the 2 girls were returned to my daughter in 2011.I was told by the CPS worker that, "she had made a mistake and that they had to return the girls back to my daughter". Not long after they were returned back to my daughter,I noticed neglect and I suspected abuse and neglect. I have spoken to CPS several times and have been told that my accusations have been unfounded. I have spoken to the police and I have been told that it's very hard to have children removed from their parents and that CPS is the only agency that can handle it.My contact with the girls is very minimal, due to my daughters fear that I will report her again.Things that I have witnessed.The girls were here yesterday and the 5 year old said her teeth hurt and showed me a growth the size of a pencil eraser on her gums. She's also had some kind of a rash with what looks like worsts in most of her body and she itches so bad that she scratches so hard that she has long dried bloody marks on her back.The 5 year old is very small framed but her stomach is very large, similar to sickly children in Africa (I apologize but I don't know how to describe it).The 7 year old has been complaining for months of constant itching with similar skin problems as the 5 year old. She also said she's had an earache for days and keeps asking her mom to take her to the doctors, but has not.The 7 year old is terrified of the dentist, due to having 5 teeth extracted on the same day.The 7 year old has made sexual acts while taking a bath in my home and stated to me that her mom told her it okay for her to do it. She has also acted out in a sexual manner in the presence of her older brother who lives with me.Both girls are always hungry when they come to my home. I always ask what they ate today? I always get the same answer cheese sticks, candy, snack or yesterday evening they said cheese and crackers and no breakfast. I asked like I always do if they asked their mom to make them food and their answer was same as always. "My mom is asleep".The girls are seldom clean and they've had lice numerous times. Yesterday I checked the 5 year old head and she had matted knots in her pony tail. I asked her who did her hair. She said her 7 year old sister. I asked if her why didn't mom do her hair. With a very sad face she shook her head and said my mom doesn't do it.The 7 year old said they had spent the day cleaning because they are getting ready to move and she was very excited because they're moving to a big house she said. She said they're going to move with her moms boyfriend. I asked her if her boyfriends daughters who are 6 and 17 years old's are going to be living with them as well. She said no because the 17 year old "put her hands on my mom" and the boyfriend kicked his daughters out of his house.I've had guardianship for over 13 years, of my daughters oldest son who is 17 years old. He stated to me a few months ago that his mom told him thather boyfriends 17 year old daughter had tried to run her over with a car. This tells me that there's also violence in and out of my daughters home on top of neglect and abuse.To make things worse my daughter is pregnant again and is due in August and I fear for this unborn child. My daughter is drug free but she continues to be a poor mother.I have ceased communication with my daughter since about June of 2015, because she refused to get medical attention to my 7 year old granddaughter.I can go on in on with more... I believe that CPS no longer wants to be involved is due to the error that the CPS worker made. I've made so many phone calls to ask for help and have my granddaughters removed from their mom but I always get told that it's not enough. I have reached the point of loosing trust in the system, but I know my granddaughters need protection. I want to ask if there is somewhere that I can contact that may be able to help.Thank you!The girls told me that were tired because

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I have a custody court date on 6/22 and have been in private

Hello,I have a custody court date on 6/22 and have been in private mediation since January. There was previously one continuance in my case (due to outstanding law enforcement and CPS reports) My son had disclosed inappropriate touching by his step mother.Now after 6 months, and only 8 days before court the mediator said she is going to ask our lawyers for a court continuance. I notified my lawyer yesterday that I do not agree to a court continuance. I think the mediator is abusing the process for profit, as there are no new developments in the case. Furthermore, 2 months ago, after a 2nd meeting with the case detective - I was told that the mediator never contacted the detective for status.Due to lawyer costs I am directing my questions here first. What are my rights, as I do not wish a court continuance? Six months has been long enough given that that case events transpired in Dec 2015, we went to court in Jan 2016 and have been in mediation and my son in counseling for the last 6 months.Also, would it be unwise to let the mediator know that one or more of the investigating agencies verified that she was never in contact with them? Surely, this looks bad for her. Should I, or my lawyer, perhaps advise the mediator of this so she might change her position? Please advise.Thank you.

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In california,My daughter who was 2 months was injured from

In california,My daughter who was 2 months was injured from a freak accident that caused brain damage due to lack of oxygen, doctors did not know the exact cause,after she was discharged we sent her to my husbands' parents house for them to temporary take care of my daughter until we transferred from california to north carolina (we are both active duty military). Between that time and now his mother has grown a personal dislike for me because 1. Me and my husband are now seperated 2. Negative hearsay from one of my family members that i am estranged from 3. She claims a georgia neurologist is accusing me of hitting my child based off of brain scans.She has no legal custody or court order I just gave this woman a temporary power of attorney (for her to be able to take my daughtwr to appointments)that i can revoke any time, but she also has all of my childs vital records and medical records, she refuses to give them to me or my soon to be ex husband because she doesnt want me to have my child because she thinks that i hit my child, she also refuses to give me numbers to any of her doctors that shes seeing in georgia so that i cannot communicate with them and try to get my childs paperwork transferred, basically she is procrastinating on me getting my child back, i know that i have done nothing wrong and i want my child back, what do i have to do?

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As a single father I have a great deal of problems with my

as a single father I have a great deal of problems with my daughters grandparents They have just accused me of child abuse and the state says there is no grounds for the accusations My daughter has spent one month with her grandparents and has free run of the house and her time. She is now 16 and refuses to come back and live at my house because she does not like her activities being monitored. We go to court this Friday to at which time she will be told she will accompany me home. She says she will simply refuse to live at my house. What options do I have? She will not dicuss her reasons for her decisions

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