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In Ohio, my sister and her husband may get divorced. They
In Ohio, my sister and her husband may get divorced. They had two kids (10 years twins) old. My sister is worried about losing custody of her kids because she is not the “biological” mother. He has threatened her with this before.They had problems getting pregnant. They ended up getting an egg donor. She is a great mom and does everything for the kids and her family. Everyone would say she is a great mom.Is there a chance she could not have legal rights to her kids - and lose all custody?
My baby was conceive through egg donor, Im considering divorce
My baby was conceive through egg donor, Im considering divorce but he is threating to keep the baby because if the judge orders a DNA test it wont show mine only his. Also, Im A stay home mom because my pregnancy was high risk, Im planning in getting a job as soon as I can leave my baby in a daycare.. He says the judge will give him the 100% custody and I will just have to leave... What are my rights? I love my baby and I dont want to leave her, but is his way or the highway.
Superior Court of the District of Columbia (Domestic Relations
Superior Court of the District of Columbia (Domestic Relations Branch) custody/visitation case. I have been in ligation in a custody/visitation case for well over 2.5 years now. My attorney fees are almost $100,000.00 to this date--and still going. The DC Superior Court has ruled in my favor deeming that I have standing to sue for custody and that I am conclusive the father of the child (note: donor eggs/donor sperm IVF case). Several questions: what attorney fees can I ask my attorney to file to file a motion for and what are my chances in re-cooping any of my attorney fees? I am interesting in particular the laws of the District of Columbia and where can I find the rules relating to this issue? I am told that many factors are involved. What are those factors? When is the best time to ask for attorney fees? Anything else should I know?
It has been a couple years since I contacted you
Hi there,It has been a couple years since I contacted you regarding my boyfriend's divorce. In a nutshell he was married to a mentally unstable and abusive woman for over 20 years and basically stuck by her for the kids. He finally decided to leave. There was an attorney at his church who donated hours of his time to mediate them and type up an msa. When my boyfriend was ready to have it signed and finalized with a paralegal, his ex suddenly held the whole thing up by making changes with custody etc.that would favor her financially and make him not being able to afford his mortgage which is higher because she spent a years worth of mortgage on shopping so the house was in foreclosure. She had agreed in mediation to allow him a $25,000 credit since she spent the mortgage money but now she is going back on that too. They share a 13 year old daughter who she is emotionally abusive to and she lives in a dirty duplex of which his name is XXXXX XXXXX lease to because her credit is too screwed up to get a place. She is trying to change the custody percentage to half instead of 75% custody on his part but that will make him have to pay a lot more child support when she will spend it on herself with her shopping addiction. The daughter has stated she does not want to live with her as much due to her always taking things out on her. So, is there a way to get the divorce finalized even though everything isn't settled in the msa? He filed for divorce over 2 years ago but does not have a legal separation. What would a legal separation do and would it make him have to begin alimony? He has his own business that is failing due to the economy. Could he marry me if he has a legal separation? Sorry it is complicated but I'm sure you've heard it all! We are dealing with the tough CA law. :0/
Can the fact that a spouse is the non=biological mother of
Can the fact that a spouse is the non=biological mother of 6 year old twins (an egg was obtained from unrelated egg donor, fertilized by the father and carried to term by a surrogate) be brought up in Mass divorce court, thereby establishing that the biological father's rights are superior to the non-biological mother?
We are UK citizens and have a surrogate in California
BACKGROUND:We are UK citizens and have a surrogate in California currently. Her insurance covers all pregnancy and childbirth costs, but it seems that we cannot get insurance for our new born babies. We have found ourself in this situation through bad advice by our UK surrogacy agency - not through negligence on our part. The babies will automatically be US citizens by birth but we will be taking them back to the UK as soon as possible. QUETIONS:1. If the new-borns once born, had an emergency (I know the hospital has to treat them) – can they do this under Emergency Medicaid (as they don't have insurance but are US citizens by birth)2. What would happen if we walked away from the hospital (don't want to do this) / or just offered what we could afford and then walked away?Just trying to minimise our financial exposure and potential loss
Hi, I am a father of two and things not looking well for myView more family law questions
Hi, I am a father of two and things not looking well for my marriage. I am the biological father of my two children, we used and egg donor so my wife is not biologically the mother of the two children, but we have never met-plan to meet or hane any contact with the egg donor. In any case, would me being the biological parent give me a better chance to gain custody of my kids if a divorce were to happen?
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