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I have a joint parenting plan with my 4 year olds father,

Good Morning, I have a joint parenting plan with my 4 year olds father, Its time to put him in school and he objects because he says I didn't discuss it with him but we had a verbal agreement what can I doJA: Because education law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Colorado, sorryJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: I have a consultation todayJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: The father says no to anything I suggest and request I speak to his fiancé about anything regarding our son

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I'm just looking into an Indiana parent alienation issue,

I'm just looking into an Indiana parent alienation issueJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No.. I'm not sure what can be done.. if anythingJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Dad has physical custody; we share joint legal; 2 children. I let 13 yr old go live with him because she hated living with me (birth-12yrs old) and our son moved with him in 13' because he had emotional behavioral issues and he had been in 3 diff schools in 2 yrs the last two years with meJA: Because education law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Indiana

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My children's father is getting married this December and

My children's father is getting married this December and the soon to be step mom is insisting the I put her name on all the school records so she can call the school and their address as a secondary. I am just wondering what rights she has as a step mom? Last year at the end of the year I had no contact with the school because they were contacting her or the children's father. I am the custodial parent.JA: Because education law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: IllinoisJA: Has either party filed anything in family court? If so, what?Customer: noJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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I was investigated by cps in 2009 and 2010 because I was in

I was investigated by cps in 2009 and 2010 because I was in a severe depression and abusing tranquilzers, my children were 8 and 9 years of age. The investigation started because the school nurse called cps due to the fact that I partially rolled over my daughter's foot with my car tire when I was under the influence of Xanax as I was dropping my children at school. My daughter did not sustain any serious injuries thank goodness. She was basically fine. I have since recovered from my illness and would like to work at a nursery school. Will this arise on my background check?JA: Because education law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: New YorkJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: No that's basically it

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It is regarding my boyfriend's 17 year old son. we have

Hi,JA: Hi. What is your issue regarding?Customer: It is regarding my boyfriend's 17 year old son. we have lived together for the past 4 years and we broke up this weekend, and his son wants to stay with me. Do I have a leg to stand on?JA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: WisconsinJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: His dad is addicted to oxycodone and can be verbally abusive to both myself and his son. when they moved in with me four years ago his son was in danger of being held back in school and I am a former teacher and I have made so much progress with this child. I believe I helped to give him more stability and security in my home.JA: Because education law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Wisconsin

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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

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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

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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?

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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.

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