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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.
My two kids were taken from me and will not tell me where
My two kids were taken from me and will not tell me where they are. What rights do I have. I am not there biological father, however, the bothe of them love me and call me Dad. The only document I have is a power of attorney signed by there mother. This was done so if there mother was tending to her own mother who is dying. Does that document have any power?
We live in Nj. My husband and I are owners of the house we
We live in Nj. My husband and I are owners of the house we live in now. He has an 18-year-old who just graduated from HS. I want the 18-year-old out of the house (he does have grand-parents nearby who have no problem having him staying with them). I would like to know if it's required to provide shelter to an 18-year-old in NJ? And as 50% of the house owner, do I have the right to refuse have another adult living with me?Thank you so much for your time in advance.
I filed a protective order against my then bf and now i want
I filed a protective order against my then bf and now i want us to get back together. Ive been going to counseling, my kids are going, hes been going to couseling and abuse classes. I dont want our whole lives to be ruined over this one thing. We have been together 3 years. How hard is it to get the protective order dropped? And will that cause someone to try to take my kidsJA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: OklahomaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No. I was talking to my therapist. We havent had any contact since december. She said i need to try to do it legally bc he did get a 2 yr deferred misdeamnor and 52 week of class.JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: No. Hes done everything that hes suppose to. I have too. But we still care about each other and it was one time. I just dont want to lose my kids.JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Family Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.
I'm the grandfather and my daughter is attempting to leave
I'm the grandfather and my daughter is attempting to leave with my 22 month old granddaughter and 8month old grandson with no money and nowhere to go because she and her mother had a fight. The father lives in California and has never laid eyes on the grandson and hasn't seen the granddaughter since she was about 6 months old. She has tried to get a divorce and to no avail because she will not push the issue. I feel if she leaves the grandkids will be in harm's way and I'm refusing to let her take the kids. What can I obviously legally do? We support her and the grandkids completely as I work days and my wife(her mother) works nights so we can always have someone home. When she does get money (very rarely) she spends it on herself she has not tried to get wic or food stamps to help me and her mother at all.Thanks and God bless for the reply ahead of time.JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: I'm sorry about that. Tampa FLJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Yes about divorce and child custody. She wants to get divorced and the lawyer told her to stay here and do everything but she is hell bent on moving to California and with another couple that has 5kids and she can't watch the 2 she hasJA: What advice did they give you?Customer: Said they have no jurisdiction over him in California and if she filed here and had him served then he legally does not have to respondJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Like right now she is outside trying to get the couple from California to send her a 1 way ticket for her and the children and before all this happened she wanted to have a notary sign a piece of paper giving us temporary custody of the children but like we explained to her if she did that and he found out we wouldn't have a leg to stand on if he showed up here while she is in California and take the grandkidsJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Family Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.
I had a 2 day trial where property trial and custody. I
I had a 2 day trial where for both property trial and custody. I already had sole custody and the judge said he was not going to change it. Then as he was giving his verdicts he stated that he was not changing physical custody and I would remain the primary care parent. My Ex was paying Child Support based on her salary of 37k and mine was calculated as $0 due to my SSDI disability. Though there had been no conversation or evidence regarding my SSDI and my ability to work, the Judge stated he thought I could work a minimum wage job and imputed that as part of the calculation. My Ex now makes 55k and I'm imputed at about 20k the child support is about half.Q1. Why would the Judge do that and did he have the right to do that as the disability Judge had already heard the case?The Judge did not allow us to submit testimony or have witnesses because my attorney did not turn in the documents he was supposed to. So now this decree of custody is 99% stacked in my Exs favor as the Judge only heard her testimony and witness.Q2. After I file an OSC against her for involving our daughter in a DUI crash can I immediately file a Petition to Modify so soon after one was just completed?I have asked the negligent attorney that I did not want the other side to turn in the Order until I have read it but my attorney said he gave the Okay for the opposing attorney to submit the Order for the Judges signature.Q3. Do I have the right to see these documents before they are sent to the Judge?I had called the police and Child Protection after the times my child came home injured. One time the child had a broken nose from Ex boyfriend, and one time she put our daughter in the back seat of a drunk driver and they crashed into a freeway cement divider at 100 miles per hour. One time the police arrested my Ex for electronic harassment but it was not prosecuted and CPS found her "Failure to Protect a Child". Since we could not submit evidence as to why the police and CPS had been called a number of times the Judge said that if I called and the determination was "unsupported" ( not enough evidence) then to punish me he would let my Ex take the child for 2 weeks without me seeing the child. Unsupported is different than "Frivolous" and Utah law requires I call the police and CPS if I have reason to suspect abuse has occurred.q4. Does the Judge have the right to stop me from calling the police and reporting suspected abuse, especially when there have been findings by CPS and the police. The Judge said I had to make sure I had enough evidence to basically "convict" the person of the crime Im alleging. I know prosecutors press charges not knowing if they have all they need to assure a conviction but the Judge is saying I do.Q5 If I file an objection to the Judge's order, am I just objecting to how it was written up or can I object to some of these bizarre rulings?
I live in county, IL. Someone using my address filed aView more family law questions
I live in cook county, IL. Someone using my address filed a complaint with the Lake county, IN Child Protective Service (CPS) using my address in 2013. The people who were the subject of the complaint are my grandson's mother and stepfather. Since the filing of this complaint my wife and I have been harassed and we have had to support our son who is in the military through custody disputes in Indiana. We continue to be harassed by this couple, and they have always claimed that they had proof that we filed the complaint. A couple of weeks ago, when I pressed this person for proof that my wife or I had filed the complaint in question, he emailed to me a PDF copy of a partially dedacted copy of a summary from the Lake County CPS which contained my name and my wife's name and our address here in Illinois. Do we have a case against the Lake county CPS?