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We just found out that our older daughter may have sexually

Hello, we just found out that our older daughter may have sexually molested our younger daughter when they were minors. They are adults now (age 23 and 18). We want to get help for our younger daughter but are concerned about the legal implications for our older daughterJA: Family law varies by state. What state are you in?Customer: We live in Connecticut but the events occurred about 6-10 years ago in Maryland. Nothing happened while we lived in CTJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Not I don't think so

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I want to leave my husband but I'm afraid he will not let me

I want to leave my husband but I'm afraid he will not let me take my kids with me . Can he stop me from taking them with me ?JA: Family law varies by state. What state are you in?Customer: CaliforniaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Yes we're not legally married but been together for 16 years

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My fiancee is on a trip for work and I am planning to take

My fiancee is on a trip for work and I am planning to take his son to visit him for one night, the only time it would be with just me is just getting there on our way in the car. His ex is trying to argue this however there is no parenting plan in place and they share custody about 50/50. Can she do anything about this?

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My son's partner (name: Barbara) is in a custody suit with

My son's partner (name: Barbara) is in a custody suit with her ex-husband. I have supported the fees for the law firm and things went crazy on 2/14. The ex- showed up at the settlement conference. This was a surprise, but since that date, the attorney has not been cooperative in assisting on what the next step should be When the settlement conference date was set by the judge, he also set the trial date of 2/23/17. Barbara is not getting any return calls from her attorney, the paralegal is not responding either. We are two days away from knowing whether or not there is in fact a trial time she should be in court. She resides in Las Vegas, but the case is in California. She cannot find if she is on the court docket, or know if she is to be present. She has to book a flight, make arrangements for her daughter for assistance to get to school and let her contacts for testimony know whether they are to be in court or not. How can we determine the court date and also get the attorney of record to respond? Can this be construed as negligence on the part of the attorney?JA: What state is this in? And can you tell me a little more about the charge?Customer: The case is in Sacramento, California. The case is about child custody and visitation rights. The father took the 10 year old for a supposed two weeks visit and never brought her back to her mother. In the initial hearing after mediation, the Judge ordered that the mother could go pick up her daughter in December and get her back in the school system by the first of the year. All the directives of the court have been followed by Barbara, and the pre-trial conference was scheduled on 2/14 with a surprise visit from counsel representing the father. Trial date was set for 2/23 by the Judge who ordered the return of the daughter to her mother. With counsel not communicating, we are worried about her being in contempt if she doesn't show up, or her attorney does not respond as to what course of action to take.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: There was dissolution filed in December which had been in the court system awaiting a final for 8 years. As to reported, what is your question?JA: I hope not.Customer: Nothing has been reported. What do we do about the attorney?JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Not that I can think of. We are just dismayed about the lack of communication and being worried about missing a court date and how to proceed if we cannot get the attorney to communicate.

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If my ex and I can come to an agreement about the children's

If my ex and I can come to an agreement about the children's schedule and shared expenses, does a custodial parent HAVE to be named? I have the kids 18 days a month and she has them 12 (most months unless we need to switch for any reason). However, the kids use her address for their school district. Would I be considered the custodial parent since I have them more or would she because her address is used for school? Or is it based on something else?

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I don't know if this is family law but....9 years ago my hy,

I don't know if this is family law but....9 years ago my hyJA: Family law varies by state. What state are you in?Customer: I'm sorry, 9 years ago my husband borowed $2,000.00 from an acquaintance, he aJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: MissouriJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Yes, 9 years ago my husband borrowed $2,000 from an aquinance. He wanted something as collegial. He signed the title of my car to him. Long story short, the loan was paid within the year. My husband asked him to sign the car back over to us. He was to get back to us. My husband health was not good and he was in and out of the hospital. We forgot all about the title. So now we would like to buy a car. My husbands attempts to get ahold of him were not good. We then found out he had passed away in April of 2011. He has no family, and his estate did not go into probate. So how can we get a clean title. Thank you for your help. Debbie Guerrero

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Neglectful supervision... son 13 is allowed to drive UTV on

Neglectful supervision... son 13 is allowed to drive UTV on streets of town without adult or helmet.JA: Family law varies by state. What state are you in?Customer: TexasJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: I am representing myself in a child custody case. The children's father and I have been divorced almost 4 yearsJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Judge ruled in my favor for temp orders on Feb 6 that it was in my sons best interest to stay living with me. We have 3 children together and my ex is only seeking custody of him.

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I am a fictive kin parent of 3. We have had the kids for 1

I am a fictive kin foster parent of 3. We have had the kids for 1 year as of march 11. They are 11-8-6. We return to court in a few days for a permanent placement hearing and the mother has done nothing to regain custody. The younger kids grandparents are willing to take them but the oldest is not their bio grandchild and we have raised her since she was 3 weeks old. She wants to stay with us. Does she have the right to stay or does she have to go.JA: OK. To minimize me, please click the down arrow at the top right corner of this box.Customer: I'm not sure who I am talking to. Did you get my question?JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: ArkansasJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: I have been trying to contact the kids lawyer but she has not returned any calls yetJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I don't think so

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Do I need a QDRO in order to divide my traditional IRA? It

Do I need a QDRO in order to divide my traditional IRA? It is in my name and I have to give her $50,000 to get out of the marriage. I need to be 100% confident that I will not have any tax liability. It should all pass to her upon withdrawal. Thanks

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