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My brother and I were adopted when I was 7 years old. And

My brother and I were adopted when I was 7 years old. And again when I was 14. I have had a job since I was 17 years old I put myself through college and I have my own car and my father was in the military and we've been adopted twice and I don't think that it makes sense that my brother and I are so independent and we haven't been properly taken care of as far as making sure that we didn't have any problems as we got older I think the people that adopted us spent all of our money and left us with nothing so that when it was time for us to be adults we had to figure out this whole world on our own.

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For the last month, my 12.5 year old daughter has refused to

For the last month, my 12.5 year old daughter has refused to go to her visits with her dad, I will physically take her to his car but she will not go. Her dad does not try to call her, or come to get her except on days that he picks up our son, he doesn't ask how she is doing, and I have made several attempts to have him come over or us meet somewhere to talk with her about this, and he will not agree to do it. Now he's filed contempt charges against me, and is asking for jail time. I don't have the money for an attorney.JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And just to clarify, have charges been officially filed?Customer: Iowa, yes there is a court date on the 15thJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: I have a lawyer, but I can only afford to pay him 400 a month towards the balance I have, and he will not represent me unless I can pay him 2000.00JA: When we are ready I'll take you to the appropriate web page.Customer: What do I do? What good does it do for me to go to jailJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: I pay him 600.00 a month in child support, summer visitation is a week on week off, school year he has them 4 days more a month than I do, he has a new girlfriend that is a doctor, and is paying for his lawyer, and he has no job, lost his house, and wants the kids to change schools this fall bc he moved out of town.

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I have been granted emergency custody of my 2 grandchildren

I have been granted emergency custody of my 2 grandchildren in TN. My soon to be ex wife is now in a better position to take care of them. She lives in Iowa. Can I transfer emergency custody to her? Neither my daughter or their daddy's have filed any potinions in regards ***** ***** children. They are all drug addicts and tho I will keep the kids with me I know long term they will be better off in Iowa with their grandmother.

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I have joint custody 50/50 of my 17 year old son. He does

I have joint custody 50/50 of my 17 year old son. He does not want to spend time with his mother, as far as living with her half the time. He goes to school where I live, she lives 35 miles away and continues to insist he go there for weekends etc. I really dont want a lawyer battle as he will be 18 in June, my question is can she legally make a 17 year old go to her house?? Thank you

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My 16 yr old son got in trouble and to avoid punishment says

My 16 yr old son got in trouble and to avoid punishment says he does not want to stay with me, his father, any longer. Over the past 9 yrs he has been with me 75% of the time and I am the residential parent for school.

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I currently live in Tennessee, and I am needing to move to

I currently live in Tennessee, and I am needing to move to San Diego. My divorce happened in IL. I have joint custody with primary residence (he is actually with me all week) father gets him on the weekend. The papers say the child cannot be permanently removed from the state of Illinois pursuant to Chapter 750 ilcs 5/608 without further order of the court.Can I leave the state of Tennessee to move to California without legal repercussions since we both moved to Tennesse? Will I get into trouble does the parenting agreement switch to Tennesse ? Or is this a loophole for which I can move.

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We have custody of our six year old great grandson. His mother

We have custody of our six year old great grandson. His mother simply walked out on him and his sister, my question is I feel I can no longer care for him .Do I have outhority to decide who can have custody and what steps do I take.

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I am attempting to get legal guardianship of my niece. I wanted

I am attempting to get legal guardianship of my niece. I wanted to know if there is a form I can have her parents fill out that I can file with the court without needing to obtain a private attorney.

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I adopted my grandson 10 years ago after his mothers death.

I adopted my grandson 10 years ago after his mothers death. He is moving to Brussels Belgium to live with my brother to finish out high school. How do I transfer guardianship to my brother

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