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My son has been summoned for a paternity suit. He is now 18,

Hi Pearl, my son has been summoned for a paternity suit. He is now 18, the child is now 2. No DNA testing has been done yet but the child does look like him. Is the mother (18 now as well) able to go back 2 years for support if indeed the child is his? Since he was still in school he didn't have a steady job but now he's working almost full time since he graduated. Being a grandparent, do I have a legal obligation here as well if the child is his?JA: I think they do a wonderful job. All Experts must pass our rigorous 8 Step Expert Quality Process. This ensures that you get the most knowledgeable, trustworthy help anywhere on the Internet. You can learn more about it here: http://ww2.justanswer.com/expert-quality-process Because education law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: WisconsinJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: not yetJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I don't think so. I have a legal program at work but I'm not sure if they cover paternity suits. We really can't afford a lawyer either since we just went through a divorce. ugh

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I have primary custody of my 2 boys and this year, on good

I have primary custody of my 2 boys and this year, on good faith, I let their father keep them for the school year. They have been doing horrible in school and I want to go get them. they've been with him since July 13. We didn't sign any type of documents when we decided to do this. Is there anything that would prevent me from going to pick them up?JA: Because education law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: they are in VirginiaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: I spoke to a lawyer about changing the jurisdiction from Florida to Maryland, but I haven't presented this question yetJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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I have a five yr old daughter whom I have joint custody with

I have a five yr old daughter whom I have joint custody with her dad. I am very concerned about her education and I'm against forced vaccinations in my state and would like to move out of state where vaccinations aren't forced to enroll your child in school. I have been granted last year to move out of state with my our child but due to the long drawn out court hearings I was financially drained and need more time to move. However, I can still open up the move-away case but I would have to start all over from what I'm told and I'm ok with that.JA: Because education law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: CaliforniaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: I have not refiled yetJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: um would my reason for wanting to move so our daughter don't have to be forced to be vaccinated is justifiable?

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How difficult would it be and cost to set up a meeting with

How difficult would it be and cost to set up a meeting with a lawyer and my ex husband to discuss school decision making for my son?JA: Because education law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Seattle WAJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Son is 10 and have had a 50/50 week on week off custody agreement since son was 3. Falling behind in school, offered to pay tutor but ex will not drive and keep getting push back, son falls further and further behind in school

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We are custodians of two grandchildren. Mother has had

We are custodians of two grandchildren. Mother has had 1st/3rd/5th weekends visitation. Mother resides 150 miles from the children and us but, we are required by the judge to take them to her at our expense. Mother has shown up once in 12 months, but refused to surrender the ten year old because we did not have a car seat for him (not required by law). He missed 3 days of school until we could get him back through CPS. Mother filed contempt charges against us for not being there to drop off boys over this period. We could not prove (and even admitted we didn't attempt) to drop off the boys on two weekends. One was after four weekends in a row of scheduled visitation where the mother e-mailed us to confirm she would be at the exchange point but she did not show-up. The second was the weekend of the annual scouting banquet for both boys where we requested an alternate weekend. The judge found us in contempt and sentenced us to 10 days in jail (suspended) and a $1,000 fine. Can we appeal successfully, do we have grounds?JA: Because education law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: TexasJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: We have had the same legal assistance for 14 months, who has done little or nothing.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Nope

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I currently live in NY, but my son was born in VA, my ex

I currently live in NY, but my son was born in VA, my ex changed his name in VA, after a court order was issued in NY that she was not allowed to do so. Now my son is 4 years old, he will be starting school in 9 months, and his birth certificate from VA, his this other name that she had changed against the NY court order. He has always been raised as Michael, but his birth certificate states that his name is***** their Father, I have physical custody of both my children, my ex is only allowed weekly visitations. What do I have to do to get this resolved?JA: Because education law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: He was born in VA, but my ex and I both live in NY.JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No, I am a veteran from the Navy, and I have had a lot of financial difficulties, that I am in the middle of rectifying.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: We currently have lawyers provided by the NYS state court system, incl a law guardian that was assigned for the children, but they all say this name change issue has nothing to do with them.

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My son has a gps in his backpack. He has

My son has a gps in his backpack. He has communication/sensory issues so I got one for him when he travels to school on the bus alone, just in case for piece of mind. His father, gets him twice a week. Tuesdays and Thursdays. His father is fully aware there is a gps in the backpack and was okay with it. When he transports our son to his house he travels a minimum of 10 mph over the speed limit. The majority of the time he's traveling 72-74 in a 55mph area. 18 different occasions in the last 30 days. The gps tracks these things and records them on a website. My question is, is this considered child endangerment?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: Not yet. I want to figure out if it's worth my time bringing it to her attentionJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: There have been times where he's not getting our son to his home until close to 11 PM at night on a school night

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Brandon M.

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My daughter has a 4 year old son for whom she left with the

My daughter has a 4 year old son for whom she left with the father 3 years ago and has never returned. The father leaves him with his Aunt at a minimum of 5 days a week. The Aunt takes care of all expenses and has him enrolled in school.JA: Because education law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: The Father is a very heavy Pot smoker as well as his family, and often returns my grandson to his aunt smelling of pot. Is there any way the aunt can get legal custody?JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I believe that my Grandson is in a safe and happy environment with the Aunt, and I would assist in any way possible to make this happen. My daughter would sign off custody.

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Is it common for CPS to not provide all records on a child,

Hi Pearl. Is it common for CPS to not provide all records on a child, including school records, when one parent is assuming full custody? In this situation, the state removed the child from the mother's home, because of abuse. The state then contacted the father in another city, who had not been living with them, because his name was on the child's birth certificate. The father also was listed as an abuser. However, he apparently cleared his name because he lived in another city and then assumed full custody. Understandably, the child is having difficulties due to neglect from the mother. The father now claims that "new information" has been made known by the state because her school records and the counselor's report did not fully disclose behavior problems. He's very frustrated and easy to anger. My sister is married to him and she's under a lot of strain being pulled into this situation. She now claims all of the details of this child were not made known until now, months after they brought her to their home. My question is how is it possible for him to gain full custody from CPS without having all of the records? Is this normal? Is there a process I can research?JA: Because education law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Sure. The child was in Cortez, CO. She's now in TX with her father. He brought her from CO to TX a few months ago.JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I think that's it for now.

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