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I am representing myself for a custody case. We have an

I am representing myself for a custody case. We have an order for joint custody.I continue to received what I perceive to be threatening emails from the opposing party's counsel.I'm hoping you can provide some direction as to how to stop this!Here's an example of what is said:Unfortunately, we still have serious concerns that you are continuing to speak poorly about Mr. Gitomer to Gabrielle (both directly and indirectly), which is a direct and willful violation of both the spirit and letter of the Order. This is also completely inappropriate and extremely unhealthy for Gabrielle. She loves her father, he adores her, and Gabrielle is thriving in Mr. Gitomer's care. Please stop.If you do not come into compliance with the Order immediately, we will be forced to involve the Court. Please confirm that you will stop speaking negatively about Jeffrey to Gabrielle or in Gabrielle's presence. If not, I will have no choice but to seek all available relief from the Court, including incarceration and attorneys' fees.

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My husband and I held a divorce mediation on Dec. 22. There

My husband and I held a divorce mediation on Dec. 22. There was a mediator and my husband had a lawyer. His lawyer said we had to sign the contract the following week, however it never sent it to us. Now he sent it on Feb. 16 to be signed by Feb. 22. He totally changed the terms we agreed to in mediation, leaving me with a lot less alimony and only in possession of our home for 36 months (we agreed I could possess the home until I decided to sell it). Can my husband change the terms we agreed to in mediation, especially after all this time has past?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Georgia (don't you mean family law)JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: noJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Shouldn't the mediator have recorded what we agreed to in mediation? I have been trying to reach him.

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I want to revoke my 50/50 custody of my 2 children ages 2

I want to revoke my 50/50 custody of my 2 children ages 2 and 12. It has been a nightmare since I filed for full custody last spring because the children wanted to live with me and mom was having various boyfriends in and out of their home. The judge granted 50/50 custody. Mom is now married and kids are now happy with her and their step father. She doesn't communicate, coparent and our parenting styles are entirely different. Initially my middle school daughter wasn't cheerleader and her mom allowed it without my permission. I'm glad my daughter has extra curricular activities but the problem is I'm having to keep my 5 year old kindergartener out late at night for her ballgames. I also have lived in another county then there school which is approximately 30 min from my home. My son is falling asleep on the way to school. Also when I agreed to the 50/50 custody my boss agreed to let me have some freedom at work. I have been operations manager for 22 years and my company has been bought and all management is losing their jobs. My job will possible be out of state and if not my new company will not allow me to have the freedom that I have now to make the 50/50 custody work. I currently pay child support every week because of income differences between me and my ex. In order to keep doing this I have to find a good job. Bot***** *****ne linitially my ex wanted the custody changed back to me having every other weekend but she is wanted a lot more money and as usual is not being agreeable. Can the judge force her to except custody of the kids and isn't the child support always a calculation? She lives so close to school the kids can walk. I'm tired of fighting with her too. Her goal is to destroy my relationship with my kids and I'm just tired of all the drama. Thank you in advance for your advice.JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: KentuckyJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Sorry for any typos or grammatical errors. The way this is set up you can't review what you send. JA: What confuses you?Customer: Can their mother be forced by the judge to accept custody back they way it was she was primary custodian and I had every other weekend visitation because of my upcoming job changeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: My contacted my current attorney wanted me to take 3 weekends a month to compensate for the 50/50 custody. This will not work since I will be possibly be living out of state but if I accept the other position locally it is management with required weekend call. I can only keep my children every other weekend.

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Income tax question. One parent had custodial custody of

Income tax question.One parent had custodial custody of child for six months and the other had temporary custodial custody for six months....can both claim dependent on income tax? We heard of the tie breaker law that parent with the highest income gets to claim the dependent. In this case the parent with the highest income has already filled out tax papers claiming dependent without the knowledge or consent of the other. What is the benefit of the parent filling first ?

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When we got divorced in 2004 my ex wife did said that I she

When we got divorced in 2004 my ex wife did said that I she would not seek out or make me pay child support since she got the house and I left with the shirt on my back and jobless. We never made it a written agreement and everything was fine.Fast forward 12 years, and now we haven't talked, either my ex or my child, in a couple of years and we live in different states. Last week I get a letter in the mail with a court order from Alabama regarding child support for my now 15 yr. old daughter in the amount of $280 or something due the end of this month and $60,000 plus of past due child support including the interest. In 12 years, not once has she asked for it due to our verbal agreement (she still makes 2 as much as me) is there anyway that I can reduce or eliminate the past due amount and just start with the current payments?JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: I live in Texas and she is in Alabama Court order is from AlabamaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Yes, I received a court order that I need to respond to. She didn't reach out to me ahead of time and haven't spoke ion a few yearsJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I think that is it

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My child has been accused of making terroristic threats to

my child has been accused of making terroristic threats to kids at schoolJA: Because education law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: GeorgiaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: YesJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: He has already been to juvenile court and has been tested mandated by court

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I'm going to court soon for modification of child support

I'm going to court soon for modification of child support due to layoff and to have visitation order amended to what we have been doing for over a year now. My ex has refused to meet me for pickup and drop-off since she found out I need to lower child support. She drives 20 and I drive 45 minutes. I'm the one that moved into the city but she sure doesn't mind the increased child support from the job I took. What are the odds of the judge ordering her to continue our arrangement?

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Unbeknownst to me, my x-wife took my children to "out of

Unbeknownst to me, my x-wife took my children to "out of network" therapists and racked up bills about $15,000 in "out of network" expenses. She is taking me to court saying I have to pay these bills.Should I be responsible for these bills when by divorce states: "Plaintiff shall pay 50% and the defendant pay 50% of the unreimbursed medical expenses of the children"The key word being UNREIMBURSED

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As a grandparent I have been raising my grandkids 14 & 14

As a grandparent I have been raising my grandkids 14 & 14 for about 6 years, they are ages 7 & 10, my son recently was married about one 1year ago that lasted 4 months, he filed for a divorce that apparently never went thru.in the time period they had some on & off issues but now supposedly thy are living back together in the last week. She wants control of the children and says that I have no rights to them. Is there anything that I can do to keep living arrangements the same to keep stability in their lives? Do step parents have any legal rights to them?JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: LouisianaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Not yet.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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