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On March 3, 2015, I applied Fair Hearing on an adoption
On March 3, 2015, I applied for a Fair Hearing on an adoption subsidy from Seneca County, and a decision was made by Mary Pat Walsh in our favor (SH#85366). At that time, I was advised to ask for another hearing to address the time between my daughters adoption on Dec. 20, 2001 and March 3 2015. In the decision letter, it is stated that my daughter Hali was „erroneously referred to as hard to place, warranting a subsidy on that basis.” It then describes her disability and says that „the agency is in possession of evaluations and communications from the time of adoption, and the present, which support finding the child's condition as a permanent disability” and that she „ had the medical condition making her eligible for subsidy under handicapped child at the time of the original agreement.”Seneca County wants me to sign a new adoption agreement. This will pay me the difference in 2 levels of subsidy from March 3, 2015 and now, continuing. I feel that there are a couple of mistakes, that they are unwilling to change, and I want to make sure that these mistakes will not effect my new Fair Hearing. Those mistakes are 1) under „Type of subsidy condition, „medical” was checked. I believe that it should be „Physical”. Hali has qualified for NYSEd. Dept. ACCES-VR (vocational rehab) due to her condition. It is spelled out in NYS Educational law 1002, and NYS Public Health Law 2581.2) They have put me down as an „addition of an adoptive parent”, but I am a remarried widow. I am not new. Therefore I believe it should be a „name change”. I am wondering if that will effect my next Fair Hearing.Please advise
I'm looking into this brother. s 16 year old daughter (lives
Hi Pearl, I'm looking into this for my brother. His 16 year old daughter (lives in Louisiana) wants to come live with him in California. She has been living with her mom since birth and visiting him usually over the summers and holidays (if her mom allows). He is on the birth certificate and she has his last name. Recently her mom has gotten in trouble with the law, prescription drugs and has been unable to take care of her. She has been living from place to place with friends and other relatives. She now wants to come live with him and finish high schoolJA: Because education law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: but her mom has threatened to file kidnapping charges against him, even though his daughter is not leaving against her will. Can she do that? What does he need to do legally? I have him on the phone with me as I type thisJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: I suggested that he talk to someone this week in California. Does he need to speak with one in Louisiana?JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: No formal custody agreement. He has always taken care of his daughter (although I know some courts consider the money gifts and not child support). He pays for her school activities, sends school clothes every term, and covers her basic needs
My gh school aged daughter is applying to a new private
My high school aged daughter is applying to a new private school for next year. I have requested that her transcripts and letters of recommendation be sent from her current private school to the school to which she is applying. Her current school says that under FERPA they cannot release her records until they also have her fathers written consent. I have never encountered this before in all the years I have been requesting my daughters educational ( and medical) records be sent to a third party/organization. Her father and I share joint legal custody. my understanding of FERPA is 1) that it only applies to schools receiving federal doe funds, 2) that records must be released at the request of either parent, and 3) that a school does not even have to meet consent requirement if records are requested by a school to which the child is applying. Any clarification would be appreciated. Specifically, is it correct that FERPA requires both parents to consent for release of records to a school to which she is applying?
Living in Texas. AG office said I overpaid CS to $2035 after
Living in Texas. AG office said I overpaid CS to $2035 after sons graduated early. How to I recoup overpayment?JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Left messages for several, but no call backsJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: I have paperwork from AG showing overpayment and transcripts for high school showing March/2016 graduation. I continued to pay for April, May and first check of June.JA: Because education law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: TexasJA: 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.
Greetings! I have a friend who lives in San Fran, CA. She
Greetings! I have a friend who lives in San Fran, CA. She had letter 10 years from an attorney office saying she owned $4,500. She sent them a letter and stating that it was her, just happened to have the same name. 10 years later which is not, they put a lien post judgement against her property. She consulted attorney, and it will cost her about $10000 to clear her name. Is there any other way to clear her name without costing her much. Thank you!
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.
Ely, This one kind of crosses family law and educational
Ely,This one kind of crosses family law and educational law.I need to know the TEA citations that deal with a disabled person (ADHD, and/or Special ed) being accused of being a bully and suspended without any hearing or anything. What he did was just the expression of his ADHD, and not violent. I am going to push back to the school, but I need help.
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A year ago I sent my 15 year old daughter to Alabama fromView more family law questions
A year ago I sent my 15 year old daughter to Alabama from California to live with her aunt and uncle. I signed a temporary custody document. Her father who lived in Florida, who she had not seen since she was newborn, came and took her from them. I let it go because I wanted her to have her father in her life. I had no contact with him because he was rotten towards me but I felt confident that she was in a good place. Well he had her living in an abandoned house and kept her out of school for the next 5 months which meant that she had to go back to the 9th grade the following year. Well this past November he ended up beating her up and she landed in the hospital. The police did nothing because he told them that she was lying. He works for the department of corrections. The next day, one of his coworkers came to pick her up at the hospital, gave her $40 and a duffle bag and put her on a greyhound bus to Oregon, where my estranged mother lives. I was not contacted until this week. My daughter does not have a social security card or her birth certificate. My mother has managed to apply for foodstamps and cash benefits, as well as register my daughter in school. My question is,was anything illegal done here? I now live in Hawaii and I am flying in to get her next friday.