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Can I file for monthly Child Support, if we are not legally

Can I file for monthly Child Support, if we are not legally separated or legally divorced? We are in fact, still living together, but the $1,400 is not adequate, for the care that I hope to provide for our two children. Also, we DO have a Custody Order that says, we must Confer and Agree to a marital budget. This budget has not been agreed upon, legally.JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: VirginiaJA: Have you talked to a laywer yet?Customer: Yes. I also, reported this issue to the Police. They said that it is legal.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Nope.

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My seven-year-old daughter was taken out of her classroom

My seven-year-old daughter was taken out of her classroom where she attends at El Morro Elementary in Laguna Beach California. It's the number one top rated Elementary School in Orange County at the time. We live in a luxury apartment in Laguna Beach. My daughter is shaking and crying because to social workers took her out of her classroom today and questioned her and had her thinking that they were going to take her away from her mommy. We have no affiliation with social services at all whatsoever. My daughter is highly upset and I'm afraid it's going to affect her in school now. We have no open case with the Department of Social Services and my question is is there any legal action that I can take because no one will answer their phones or tell me who these two social workers were or why they took my child out of her classroom. This is embarrassing. There are plenty of kids out there that really need the help of child protective services. Not a little girl that's attending and doing well and the best school in Orange County, and has a tutor twice a week, and also lives in Laguna Beach where she is also playing soccer and is in the chorus after school called. She also attends the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach after school program when she leaves school every day until I get off work and go and pick her up. Please someone help me this is not fair this is not right and I have back to school night parents only tomorrow night and I'm going to be looked upon as the mother whose child was taken out of her learning environment and question but to social workers and shaking and crying.

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If you have not been identified as the childs Dad and the

If you have not been identified as the childs Dad and the child is now 25 years old . Do you have to take a test or give any money.. The lady said 21 yrs ago said that is was not my child . I am in the state of colorado.

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NYFamilyLawyer

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My ex (mother of my child) has given my child serotonin

My ex (mother of my child) has given my child serotonin medication and my ex willingly admitted that she did not inform me. My child has been taking this medication for a few months until I found out. I feel this is endangering the welfare of a minor. Please define this. The medication has some of these precautions:Taking MAO inhibitors with this medication may cause a serious (possibly fatal) drug interaction.The risk of serotonin syndrome/toxicity increases if you are also taking other drugs that increase serotonin.This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. (Note: my daughter just got her license and driving while on this medication)This is what I fear: "My daughter had to go to the hospital and the doctor would ask me "Is your daughter on any medication", I would have said NO. Because I was not told my daughter was not on medication, the doctor might have given her my daughter a dangerous and harmful medication that would negatively react with the serotonin medication she is taking."And all of this because my ex was viscous to me and did not inform me that my daughter is on medication.

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LegalGems

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My Husband would like to adopt my children; in turn they would

My Husband would like to adopt my children; in turn they would like to be adopted by my husband. Bio-Dad has been missing in action for about 10 years, whereabouts unknown. When I search for him so we can try to serve paperwork, all that comes up are mug shots and court dates over the last several years. What can I do to help us move forward with the adoption? We are in NC.

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What steps would a person have to do following scenario?

What steps would a person have to do for the following scenario? There is a young 8 year old boy in the DSS system, in foster care because his father is in jail on drug charges and his mother lost custody due to drug use. Now there is a half sister that would like to petition the court to allow the boy to live with her.

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I'm a father with full custody, but we have never had a

I'm a father with full custody, but we have never had a parenting plan and I get almost no support. I'm interested in putting a plan in place so I don't have to pay everything on my own. How do I go about this?

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Asad Rahman

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I am getting letters stating that I am going to have to pay

I am getting letters stating that I am going to have to pay child support for a kid that I never knew about and obviously never signed a birth certificate for. I also never have seen any papers about having to submit to a DNA test since I am not on the birth certificate. How is this possible? Wouldn't the first step be a DNA test?

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ScottyMacEsq

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My wife and I (the grandparents), who live in Chesapeake,

My wife and I (the grandparents), who live in Chesapeake, VA, have had legal custody of our grandson for 8 years (since birth). We have agreed to share joint legal and physical custody with his father, who has paid very little child support over the years. Our grandson will start living with his father and visiting us every other weekend.In the Commonwealth of Virginia In The Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court City of Chesapeake" Memorandum of Agreement, there is a notice section to all parties that says:(2) Support payments may be withheld as they become due from income without further amendment of this Agreement and Order or having to file an application for services with the Department of Social Services.(3) Support payments may be withheld without further amendment of this order upon application for services with the Virginia Department of Social services.(4) In determining a support obligation, the support obligation as it becomes due and unpaid creates a judgment by operation of law.My question is; as grandparents who share legal and physical custody, Am I correct in my understanding that we would not or could not be, after all that we have done, be responsible for financial support paid to the father?Thank you, ***** (###) ###-####***@******.***

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