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My son is 19 and his daughter's mother is 16. In March my

My son is 19 and his daughter's mother is 16. In March my son went to our local child support enforcement office and requested a paternity test, child support, and visitation. In April the maternal grandmother called me screaming asking why I wanted a DNA test done. I told her it doesn't matter if I think it's his or not, the test has to be done before a child support order is enforced because she told him he can't sign the birth certificate.In July they went to court for everything. The judge asked the girl why haven't taken the test. She and her mom said they didn't know anything about it. If they didn't know why did the grandmother call me in April saying she got the paperwork. The judge ordered them to go that day (Tuesday) to take the test and for my son to go also. When we went we waited all day for them and they didn't show up. Friday child support enforcement called and told my son they just left, so he had the test done at that time.In August the babies mother joined Job Corps without our knowledge. Now the maternal grandmother has my son's daughter and said she automatically gets custody because her daughter is underage. Would my son not receive custody because he is the biological father and over 18? I asked the girl's mother where were you all those times I called you and asked you to tell your daughter to stop telling my son where she is. Where were you all those times I called and told you my son didn't come home where's your daughter and you told me you don't have time to look for her.

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Roger

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To LegalGems: thank you. I've also heard from mixed info on

To LegalGems: thank you. I've also heard from mixed info on custody - the guide you linked me to says custody normally goes to one parent with visitation rights for the other, but I've heard elsewhere courts prefer joint custody. What do you think? Is GA different in this regard? I want to keep everything as same as possible for the kids and that would mean me having full physical custody and sharing legal custody (I think), if I have the terms right, and him having them a couple afternoons a week (visitation?). What do you think is reasonable to ask for? please let me know if I should start a new ticket for this question. Thanks.

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The father is not on the birth certificate, why am i

the father is not on the birth certificate, why am i receiving a notice from the child support division of the attorney general to provide informationJA: Because family 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: i have a lawyer, but it's saturday and i'm kind of freaking out and I can't talk to him until Monday. But, the presumed father is violent, we have cases and witnesses because he abused me during pregnancyJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Yes, I never put in a request for this and I am not planning on filling out any information for the attorney general.

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My question is in regards to child custody, Texas, Sigh...

Hello... my question is in regards ***** ***** custodyJA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: TexasJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Sigh... lots of things. An original order has been in place since 2010 I believe. My husband is the non-custodial parent, his ex-wife is the custodial.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: She's has a history of drug abuse, never documented until recently in April 2016 when we had to get CPS involved. The kids were placed with us for over a month until their mom had a clean UA, then they went back with her. On Oct 15th we were notified by the ex-wifes (Amanda) husband that Amanda had destroyed the house, assaulted the husband, been on drugs, threatened to kill herself and was taken away in an ambulance and would be going to jail. Luckily the kids weren't there at the time so they didn't witness any of that. One was with us, the other was with Amanda's family. We were asked to come get the other child, to which we did. They have been with us ever since. There's more... but should I continue now or with the lawyer?

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What is the legal threshold for a judge to be willing to

what is the legal threshold for a judge to be willing to issue a protective order against the wife in the middle of a divorce, temp joint custody 3 yo with husband as primary ?JA: Because family 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: she hasJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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originallawyer

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I have questions about a tpo in ga, yes i filed for a tpoo

hi i have questions about a tpo in gaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: yes i filed for a tpoo and the judge signed it then a week later i filed for a dismissalJA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: In Ga Henry CountyJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: If i dont go to court will it be dropped

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My wife informed me the other day that she wants to get a

My wife informed me the other day that she wants to get a divorce. She wants to split everything down the middle. We live in Texas and we've been married 32 years. She wants the divorce to be amiable. We both have IRAs that were rolled over from previous employers' 401k accounts. My IRAs are significantly more than hers. We have no pensions. If I understand correctly, all of the IRA money would need to be divided equally, as well as all of the debt that we have, and the home equity (once we sell) since all of that was realized during our marriage. My question concerns my salary from my current job. I want to know if she can garnish part of my future wages or not, since she makes substantially less money than I do. Also, I want to know if she can garnish some of my social security benefits whenever I am at an age to start collecting social security. She is a part-time school teacher and she runs a small travel business. She has a college degree. I would say her earnings are about 35% of what I make. We are both 57 years old.

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Can my son (the father-name on birth certificate) keep his 9

Can my son (the father-name on birth certificate) keep his 9 month old baby and not return her after his weekend visit?The mother has told him that she is moving from Texas to NC.

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I need to file for temporary custody of my son. my wife and

i need to file for temporary custody of my son. my wife and i are separated, but not yet divorced. i fear for my childs well-being and need help

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