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My husband has rheumatoid arthritis. I feel his condition is

My husband has rheumatoid arthritis. I feel his condition is deteriorating and I am starting to question his ability to take care of our daughters, age 6 and 10. He sleeps all the time and becomes very temperamental when he becomes upset. He tells me his medication makes him sick. I have difficulty keeping my house clean and often it is in deplotable condition.. IJA: Family law varies by state. What state are you in?Customer: WyomingJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Well it was his assistant and she told me to go to the DFS office but I prefer not to do that - I tried a few years ago and they didn't help and we're very rude.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I just need to know what exactly the legal system considers unfit living conditions and if I can or should do anything about the verbal abuse. I am also wondering if I can consider him a vulnerable adult.

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I have a son that is almost 17 years old from a person that

I have a son that is almost 17 years old from a person that I briefly dated when I 16. I was 17 when I became a dad. I am not part of his life. However, I am still with the woman that I have been with for 16 years and we have 6 kids together. I was ordered to pay child support for my first child through the DA's office in the amount of $281.00 monthly. I pay this monthly, paid back child support off too. This final amount was set in 2010 for $281.00. I fully support my other children. In 2012, the grandmother of my first born, on the mother's side, asked if I would ok her to become the legal guardian for him so that she could get more financial benefits for him. She promised if I did this, she will not bother us, she had harassed us from time to time. I did this hoping that this would be the end and she would leave us alone. She did get guardianship of both child from her daughter. Since the grandmother got the guardianship, she uses the DA child support division to continue her harassment and even put in writing that she was going to do this to make my life a living hell. Each time she has done this, there have been no changes. She has gone in the last year and 3 months 4 times to the DA's office for child support investigation. Nothing changes but my employer is having to respond every time to the DA's request which is making me look bad. I know that she receives guardianship payments somewhat like foster care and probably has more money for her two grandchildren then I do for my other six kids. My question is, I make 80,000 per year and will now be paying property taxes and interest on a home that I am in the process of buy do I make enough to continue having to pay the $281.00 which was the amount before my last two children? Second question, can I stop her somehow from using the DA's office as a form of harassment? One other thing, the grandmother of my 6 kids has been threaten in writing by the grandmother of my first child and had to get a restraining order against her. I live in California. The mother of my son is in and out of prison due to drug addiction and criminal activities.

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My mi8nor child inherited his father's Estate when he passed

My mi8nor child inherited his father's Estate when he passed away. The money is in a blocked account.JA: Since estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: I am In California. I am now in a situation with my current husband, that has become abusive, very toxic, and unhealthy, for my son and I. We need to leave. The problem is, my husband and I currently own a business together, it is my only source of income, and I don't have the funds to physically leave and start over in a new location.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: noJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no, I just want to know if I am able to withdraw the funds to get my son out of this situation...and buy us enough time for me to get an income coming in.

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My brother is keeping my Mom away from the rest of her

My brother is keeping my Mom away from the rest of her children under the guise of a fake Power of Attorney that he coerced her to sign AFTER she was diagnosed with Alzheimers & Dementia. I am in New York and he is keeping her in Pennsylvania, possibly putting her in an institution which she does not wish to be in. She is 84 yrs old and very frail and I'm afraid she does not have much longer to live. I want to get her back to New York to live her last days with me, her oldest daughter. He promised he would bring her back before hospitalizing her and now he broke promise AND will not let any of us speak with her or even let us know if she is hospitalized. I'm at my wits end. I cannot afford a lawyer, I'm on Soc. Sec. I am heartbroken if I can not be with her in her last days. He claims we (myself and my other siblings) upset her too much. But he is keeping her in a vegetative state and telling her none of us care about her when she asks. I would appreciate any suggestions. Thank you so much. Durene Manicchia

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My son has court ordered supervised visit with his daughter

My son has court ordered supervised visit with his daughter and has had for a year(He was a former drug user). My husband and I do the supervising. The child lived with her mother until she supposedly admitted herself into mental hospital 2 weeks ago. The mother of the child was staying with her grandmother until my son found out she was in a mental ward and he now has his daughter full time with both grandparents providing daycare during work hours. Since the court orders show the mother as custodial parent we are fearful if she gets out and comes to get her daughter that we have to give her to her if it is not within the visitation timeframes. I guess its possible the courts would say neither of them are capable of caring for the daughter (3 yrs old) and I was wondering if there is something we as grandparents can file to avoid her being turned over to the state.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Washington state.I probably should have asked this to the family law section.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: There is an agreement between lawyers that we keep things the way they are until she (the mother) is out of treatment.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Having gone into treatment she lost her job and her home and most likely will move in with her mother who has a 3 bedroom house with 7 people living there already.

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My mother had a stroke in November 2016. She named me as POA

My mother had a stroke in November 2016. She named me as POA in December 2016. Because she cannot write with her right hand, she made a thumb print. This was verified by TWO independent witnesses which is the law in GA. I went to Bank of America to get added to her account and they refused to acknowledge my POA, stating that I needed to get a doctor's note stating why my mother could not sign her name. Their claim is that they could not compare her signature on the POA to her signature card. Is this legal?

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My son is living in Florida. He moved there about 4 months

My son is living in Florida. He moved there about 4 months ago. His daughter's step dad has filed to adopt her. He has had regular visitations until 6 months ago. She suddenly refused to visit. The bio parents were not married and no visitation or support was ever set up due to the maternal grandparents having guardianship of the daughter. He has attempted to keep in contact with his daughter but she refuses to reply. He does not want to give up his rights. He does not have the means to pay for an attorney but is planning to come to Indiana to fight the adoptions. Can the court legally grant the adoption with him agreeing?

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Is there such thing as a attorney's Bar# with 9-digits? or

Is there such thing as a attorney's Bar# ***** 9-digits? or could 9-digits be a court? /dda;params=dda;320815402Fav?

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I have a case in family court (complaint for modification)

I have a case in family court (complaint for modification) where the failure of the attorney to act as repeatedly requested on a timely basis and her failure to bring critical information to the court about the abuse and neglect of my daughter during a trial that has dragged on for four years (I was pro se for a year, then she took the case -- assigned by a state agency -- in 2014) has damaged my case. As a result, I am in a position where simply withdrawing the case and pursuing the issues through other means (including professional complaints) may be the most effective way to proceed. If so, I am wondering whether or not to fully apprise this judge of what has gone on before withdrawing the complaint (the other side never filed a response to the complaint, so I don't need the court's permission to withdraw) and, if so, how to do that. Thank you.

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