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Does child support include clothing? utah, just a standard

does child support include clothing?JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: utahJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: just a standard divorce decree nothing specifically about clothing she's not sending the kids with enough clothing to my house to force me to buy more clothes but i pay 100% of my child supportJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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I have an 11 year old and a 7 year old are they ok to be

I have an 11 year old and a 7 year old are they ok to be hone alone after school?JA: Because education law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: MontanaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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Custody issue, Louisiana but my step son is in Mississippi,

custody issueJA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: Louisiana but my step son is in MississippiJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: yes. His mother has lost custody due to neglectJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: we want custody but custody has been temporarily granted to his grand parents due to lack of visitation provided to us. she denied knowing our number

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Can cps keep my 12 year old child from being released from

can cps keep my 12 year old child from being released from the hospital until I agree for them to be able to see my home...this is was a couple months ago and all is well now with my lawyer and court and such but my husband keeps saying he let them in against my will..(3 men including my husband banged on me for 3 hours til I gave in) We were accused of child neglect for him having a bowel obstruction and not going to the doctor earlier...we didn't know nad felt terribly bad about this and were following all instructions. They ended up interviewing all our other 3 kids without counsel since I stayed at the hospital with the sick one, who was now better thanks to the great doctors there...it is just driving me crazy wondering if things had to go so far because I was forced to concede to this out of sheer exhaustion after sleeping over on a couch there for five days? Sorry so long...JA: OK. To minimize me, please click the down arrow at the top right corner of this box.Customer: so close it again?JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in?Customer: Oh forgot about that....California. Northridge.JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Yes, this is past history now, sort of...we have already been to 2 court hearings and they lied like rugs (both socials) but I happened to accidently get one of the top 100 lawyers in CA and all is looking totally positive. I have dealt with them concerning our hsing and my husband was there and the kid were interviewed under our then attorney's watch and all was over in a week. Now it is still going on but we are over the hump, so to speak. I just get so angry when I think why they could not wait until i could get home and get counsel. I believe I wrote it all up above to "Mr. Ely"?JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I can't think of anything...i guess I also want to know if it was it illegal for CPS to keep me tied up in that tiny waiting room running me in verbal circles until i gave in. In addtion, my husband helped them to do this and now, still, a month and a half later, to this day, he insists they would have taken our boy away if I had not given in as they kept saying they would get a warrant and/or keep my kid in the hospital "forever"until I, too, gave up my amendment rights. But when I asked them"Well, just go and get the warrant?" But of course, they never did...just kept running me in circles, and canceling other meetings just to continue driving me nearly suicidal. They finally convinced me by saying they just needed to make sure we weren't "hoarders" or whatever so I was so tired and crying from being up for five nights with my boy (which never made their report of course) and they said I was obviously mentally unstable because I was upset after all that harrassing. They also interviewed our boy sneakily everytime we weren't in the room just to ask him random questions, like "have you ever seen your parents take pills or drugs" which was so ridiculous (that has all been proven wrong with random urine tests and medical records..I want to know if all of this was necessary...could they have kept my boy in the hospital on the day he was supposed to be released if I didn't give in, but they also interviewed the kids without my permission as stated above to Ely while i was still at the hospital. I don't think our family is ever going to be the same.

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My husband decided yesterday that he doesn't want to be

My husband decided yesterday that he doesn't want to be married anymore. We have a one year old and a three year old..can I move to California with kids now? We currently live in Florida but I hate it here and want to return home. He throws up in my face that I can't leave because he wants joint custody. Is this true?

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I am going on a 10 day trip to Italy I have a 14, 17 year

I am going on a 10 day trip to Italy I have a 14, 17 year old who are not goi I live in the state of nj. My 31 year old son lives 2 minutes away and will be checking n on them everyday as well as a few friends . Is this leagal.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: As far as whatJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I have a x husband in conneticut who is not very nice and hasnt seen the kids in 8 months so i dont want any issues with him.

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I have a friend who has no visitation with her daughter as

I have a friend who has no visitation with her daughter as in 2012 she got a DWI w a minor ( her daughter ) was in the car. She did probation and got tired of it so w her Attonery in 2013 she turned herself in and took her punishment for her one screw up in life. Needless to say she ex took custody and just to be a jerk he asked the judge for no visitation as he knows she is a Great Mother. In 2015 she was released and she is doing great she is actually having her ex husband served and taking or asking the court to give her custody back as her ex husband lost his job in 2015 and gave her the child at least 60% in 2015 and 2016. On September the 8, he picked up their daughter and is now with holding her from her mother even over the phone Because the mother called CPS and she had been collecting enough evidence and documentation to have him charged with Child Neglect.My question is he will be served this week BUT for now the School has the Court order from 2014 which givers her rights just no visitation . They even stopped letting her come and eat lunch with her daughter as they said this was Visitation plus ex husband pointed it out .My question IS LUNCH considered Visitation or Extra Circular Activity which she can Attend those according to the court paper she is also down and can pick the child up in case of ER .. but the no visitation go figure that !! As if there was a ER would her not picking her and the child and taking her be visitation .. Judges make no sense ... anyways my question is CAN the School Keep her from Lunch now and is Lunch Visitation or a Extra Circular Activity ..

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I am a mother in RI going to a hearing to argue for an

I am a mother in RI going to a hearing to argue for an appeal for child placement (2 very young girls aged 4 and 1.5) which is currently 50/50 for the past 9 months. The previous magistrate did not follow the law in any way whatsoever when making this decision and as a result I needed to appeal (I wanted sole placement).When this all began 9 months ago an before a divorce was filed, the father tried to fire an opening salvo and file a restraining order against me saying I was suicidal and a danger to myself and the children. This restraining order was denied when my doctor testified there were no concerns and this was not true. Despite this, every time we go to court the father and his lawyer keep repeating over and over that I am suicidal and "crazy".Since 50/50 began the father has lied nonstop about every single issue, has been repeatedly late with child support, has been investigated by the state DCYF for child neglect (although they did not remove the children from the home), the pediatrician has documented repeated "clear and obvious child neglect which is a form of child abuse", he has lied to me about our health insurance having an HSA/Flex card (which he uses to pay for visits while I have to pay out of pocket as a result), and has lied about a work benefit that pays for the oldest child's preschool program (he told the judge he could not afford preschool anymore, therefore I agreed to temporarily pay for 2/3 days per week when all the while he had another work benefit/card that he swipes for his 1 day of payment - he lied). I can also prove that he intentionally lied the first week I began paying 2/3 days and stated the oldest child was "too sick to go to school" yet he did not take her to the doctor, after I had already paid for that week of school. I brought the child to the doctor the next day who stated she was obviously not sick, and the father was clearly lying to bust balls because you already paid for school. This constituted additional child neglect the doctor stated.In addition, the oldest child has been repeating horrible, negative comments about me such "new mommy (the father's mother) says you're a bitch", "new mommy says you aren't my mommy anymore", "new mommy says I don't have to school when I don't want to", "daddy says I can't live with you anymore because I have to live with him now", "daddy says he's going to throw you under a bus.....but I don't want you to die, mommy", daddy says we have to move far away so I can't see you anymore", etc. As a result, the pediatrician recommended a family therapist for the oldest child because this sounded like mental abuse. Of course, the counselor was a bust because she wanted to make the sessions all about me and the father and how we can embark on this new adventure of divorced co-parenting. The father refused over and over to play therapy for the child (because he knows exactly what she will say about him and his parents). I have since asked the pediatrician for a referral to a play therapist. The pediatrician, family counselor, and school teachers all agree play therapy is a good idea, yet still the father refuses.My question is, does this sound like I would prevail at the hearing/appeal? He has absolutely nothing on me, nothing whatsoever. He has lied constantly about every detail for 9 months and has committed perjury 2-3 times. He testified he was the primary parent and he does everything for the children, including bathing/cleaning (yet he was investigated for child neglect) and on and on. He testified his daughters were his "whole world and he would just die without them and it would kill him if I was awarded placement because it would limit his role as their father" (exact quote). It was pathetic and disgraceful in its dishonesty and of course the idiot magistrate ate it all up and thought he was a wonderful father. Since then, all of the above has happened. Because of how things went at that first hearing I am very worried about history repeating itself because I do not trust the courts. They are very pro-father in this state these days. The father's lawyer is a big time politician in this state and a total bully in the court room. He often gets right in my face when asking me questions and tries to intimidate me. He also tries to pal around with the judges and schmooze.Thank you very much.

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My 7 year old daughter told me in may of 2016 that she was

My 7 year old daughter told me in may of 2016 that she was being abused by her stepbrother and that her full blood brother was witness to numerous times of the abuse taking place while under there fathers custody I immediately called the police the step brother was charged cps investigated and ruled on the case substantiated and put a safety plan in order for 6 month the children to be put into my care my lawyer entered a motion to modify custody but the judge failed to notice that there was a motion entered to modify custody ordered me to hand my children back to their fathers custody the father has also hired his attorney to defend the stepbrother and has put my daughter on anti depressents which I was not informed of until my daughter snuck over to me on one of the 10days that I receive on my visits the stepbrothers biological mother is the one giving the pills to her and now she is making her take more of them i fear for my daughters mental state of mind she is not in need of such medication the six months that I had her and my son in my custody she was attending counseling every week recovering from the secret of the abuse taking place in her fathers custody she showed no signs or extreme behavior for her to be prescribed any medication of that manner while under my custody her counselor never seen such medication needed either DHS has recently opened another case in regard to my children as well over there father and stepmother recanting the story of the abuse not happening I cannot allow them to be put threw this over everything that has happen they shouldn't feel like they did something wrong when they did not do anything wrong they told the truth

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