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Under what circumstances could a grandmother obtain custody
Under what circumstances could a grandmother obtain custody of a 14 year old child? Biological father has never even met child. Her daughter the mother of the 14 year old lives with 10 year boyfriend. There were allegations of abuse against him. Never any prior to now and never any law involved. No evidence because untrue.
I live in the state of California and have an 8 year old
I live in the state of California and have an 8 year old daughter. Her father is undocumented and my daughter lives with me. She sees her father every two weeks. My question is, I have no family in California and I'd like to move to Indiana, but her father says I can't. There are no court orders just the child support court order. He is on her birth certificate. My question is, can I move without his consent? I have family in Indiana and possible marriage. What can he do against me to keep me from moving?
I want to file for custody for both my kids, however the
I want to file for custody for both my kids, however the father is only on one birth certificate and we never got a paternity test but we're not 100% my son is his. My son, whos gift certificate the father isnt on, has the same last name and has been the acting father for two years so does he have legal rights? Or would it just be best for me to call the police and go get my son?
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I've been married since 1999 2 children 13/14 Husband was a
I've been married since 19992 children 13/14Husband was a 17 percent equity partner before the marriage now he is a 33 percent equity partnerValue about 1.3 millionMakes between 225 and 325 hundred grand a yearMany perksHe has 3 separate bank accounts that t in his name only - I haven't told him I knowI stayed home with my kids for three years and then went back to work. I'm a NYC teacher 18 years in 90 grand a year I make plus a pension I don't know if i can do it anymore - I'd like to quit but the money is too goodI may not have a choice because the system is writing up poor ratings for senior teachers2 years ago I was hospitalized with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder. At 47 I had my first maniac episode I was advised to go in because I was delusional and maniac. What caused this was a real bad harassment episode at work and my husband - my internet accounts were broken intoMy husband allowed someone to have our Apple ID and they accessed my online notebook within the app. They read my private thoughts as well as my work notes Many work notes related to the harassment were erased Things would go missing in my house. I believe MMy husband hired someone as a PI He did many cruel things that led to my hospitalization but on record he will appear as the concerned husband and I the sick patientBefore the hospitalization he was real apologeticBought me a bunch of stuff and wrote some sort of affirmation that was filed with the court. It said I was entitled to half his assets - should he live in the marital residence with the kids he would pay me 25 percent of his salaryIn 2008 after he got us in trouble with the IRS he wrote me something similar about my entitlement to half of all his assetsMy son plays ice hockey 6 days a week my husband does all of that and has been manager of the team. They go away about two weekends a month It's really expensive but it's really good for my son My son has some high school prep schools who are interested in offering him a partial scholarship on a few years from now. I love my son but our relationship is distant as I never see himI take care of my daughter. She is in 9 th grade and is an excellent student and plays travel soccor. I take her to practices and tournaments but her schedule is half as full as my sonsMy husband does many chores around the houseHe takes care of the supermarket. We both do laundry and he makes breakfast for the kids in the morning. I take care of dinner for my daughter and if my son is home - which he is usually not - I'll take care of his dinner as well. We do eat out or order often We both take the kids to the doctorWhen the kids were younger I helped them with their homework moreI don't believe that I will get sole custodyTherefore it would be joint - am I entitled to any income from him should the marriage splitWill I have to pay for my sons prep school and my daughters should my husband get sole custodyCredit card bills- mine r high as he does not pay mine off the way he pays his off Should I be concerned about this ?the money he makes pays the billsThe money I make is saved or pays for extrasI have 100 grand in my savings ready to invest for usI put away 25 percent of my income in a retirement system- currently there is 300 grand in thereI have a pension / I know he gets halfThe jewelry I boughtSome artInheritance - my mom passed and left me some money- if I leave it separate will it be considered martial property?I have spent a significant amount of money on jewelry since we've been married - around 35 grand in 13 years I have bought it with te money I earned at work. He is aware - but after the factI know this jewelry is a marital assetAre there any other consequences for my behavior?He spends very we'll himself- of all our years together - paying a mortgage of 2300 a month on an income of at least 250 a year he had saved s total of 100 thousand dollars towards his retirement and his equity in his firmHe has many perks at work - season ranger tickets that he sells access to other thingsMy concern is how will my spending be viewed?all my money is his and accountableMy pensionMy 300 grand in retirementA portion of my stock that I had before we were married100 grand in my bank accountAnd all he had is 100 grand in retirement. He isent concerned about his future because he is counting on the equity in his firmFor spending how far back do they go? 3 years7 years?If I retire with a disability from the doe will he still be entitled to that pension? What other consequences may arise ?Is there a chance of maintenance ?I've paid our health insurance for years - his firm has not given him a credit. Can I collect on that and if so. How far back?Any chance of getting any equity in his firm?What is the best way to find a lawyer and what do I need to do now to prepare myself?
My daughter lives on the streets and is on drugs in San
My daughter lives on the streets and is on drugs in San Diego. She is 27. She has a 7 year old son who stays with his dad part time and his Grandma part time. She pops by to visit occasionally and takes her son for the night but always leaves with a violent confrontation and we fear for our grandson while he is gone. Can we legally prevent her from seeing her son until she goes to a drug treatment program?
In Az., If one parent requests a family parenting
In Az., If one parent requests a family parenting coordinator but the other is opposed to one, how would this be resolved? I'm totally against a parenting coordinator much less hiring one. my ex- wants to hire one simply because she will not reveal identity of her latest boyfriend. I feel I have the right to reveal his identity for the sake of my daughters safety. My ex has a criminal history; discharging a firearm at her boyfriend of her recent past. Because she will not reveal his identity only makes me suspicious of the same person of which contact is prohibitive in both the criminal and family court order
My son is to be going to school next week. On aug 6 i
My son is to be going to school next week. On aug 6 i enrolled him in the cleburne isd elementary 2 blocks from my house. And informed his mother which we share 50/50 temp custody. She said she didnt approve. She never told me that she also enrolled him in euless isd, until i asked her last week. She said yes she did. We have a court hearing on the subject on sep9th. When we hit the court hearing he will have attended 7 days in each school and missed 7 days also. 1.can I un-enroll him from her isd without her knowledge? Or will he just be strung between the two until the judge decides? He stays with me 48 days more per yr if you add it up hour by hour, thats why i have been able to claim him on my taxes for the last 5 yrs we have been following this schedule. Is there no other options, she will have him in her custody on the 1st day of school. Any advice or pointers??
My son has filed a motion in Family court seeking jointView more family law questions
My son has filed a motion in Family court seeking joint custody. If and when this is granted, he will be ordered to pay child support. Will his right to visitation also be court ordered or something left to the parents to work out? Because of the distance that separates them he is afraid he will see his daughter so infrequently that a relationship will be difficult, especially while she is so young. His daughter is not only separated from her father but she also has a brother who is living with my son, but who has a different mother. My son has full custody of him.Is it possible that a father who has been the sole support of his daughter since she was born, along and the mother, would not be granted joint custody? You had said, "While a Judge will probably frown on her moving so far away, she hasn't broken any law yet." Do you mean that she will be breaking a law if joint custody is granted to my son?