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I have been divorced for nearly 9 years. I have two sons 14,

I have been divorced for nearly 9 years. I have two sons 14, and 18. Their mother was given custodial rights. I fought unsuccessfully to change that. The judge ruled that both parents were equally capable and thre was no need to upset the status quo. We all live in Georgia.JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: we all live in GeorgiaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: I have notJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: She is planning on moving to florida, although she will not admit that to me

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FamilyAttorney

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QUESTION: I HAVE A FEMALE RELATIVE THAT IS DIVORCED WITH A

QUESTION : I HAVE A FEMALE RELATIVE THAT IS DIVORCED WITH A CHILD.SHE MET A SUCCESSFUL EXECUTIVE SOCIALLY. HOWEVER, SHE FOUND OUTTHAT THIS EXECUTIVE UNFORTUNATELY HAS A COURT CASE PENDINGAROUND A YEAR FROM NOW, REGARDING BEING ACCUSED OF STOCK MARKETMANIPULATION. THE EXECUTIVE HAS A LAWFIRM CLAIMING HIS INNOCENCE.THE EXEC. ALSO IS COUNTER SUEING, AND BELIEVES HE WILL WIN THE CASE.QUESTION : CAN MY RELATIVE SUFFER ANY PROBLEMS WITH HER JOINTCUSTODY ARRANGEMENT, WITH HER X HUSBAND, IF SHE IS DATING THIS EXECUTIVEAND IF HE ENDS UP BEING CONVICTED OF FRAUD ? CAN HER X CLAIM SHE IS NOTA FIT PERSON BECAUSE SHE HAD DATED THIS EXEC. AND LOSE HER JOINT CUSTODY?. SHE IS AN EXCELLANT MOTHER AND HER YOUNG CHILD IS DOING VERYWELL.

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I've never used this website before; do I just tell you what

I've never used this website before; do I just tell you what our situation is? I'm looking or an answer specific to Texas, so I don't know if that mattersJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: It's complicated; a custody order was issues in VA, my husband's ex-wife never filed for a child support order and we moved under military orders to CA. She and the kids moved to TX, and now has filed for a "modification" of child support (there is no order in place) with the state of CA. We have a court date set for the end of April, however we're moving to TX in June to resume joint custody. I'm wanting to find out if we can file to have the case moved to TX instead of it being heard in CA since it will only be valid for 2 months before we'll have to go back to court in TX again.JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: The custody order was issues in VA, we moved to CA where the mother transferred the case and is trying to have a modification of child support awarded; however there is no child support order. The hearing is on April 19th, and we're moving to TX on June 18, where the custody order states my husband will resume 50/50 custodyJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I just need to find out if there's a way to transfer the case to TX prior to the hearing so that we don't have to go to court twice in 2 months; or if since the court date is already set in CA we have to leave the case with CA.

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JD 1992

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I am moving to divorce my husband. We have a 6 year old son.

I am moving to divorce my husband. We have a 6 year old son. He loves him, as do I. I want my son to live with me because I can make a nice home for him and share custody jointly. My husband wants the same. However, I feel that since our son was a toddler he has worked aggressively to marginalize or devalue my role as a mother. Even going so far as to falsely accuse me of having been an absent mother for most of my son's life. Yes, I travelled for work, but at the times he issued support for me to do so.JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Sorry. I'm in California.JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Yes. He told me that it looked as if the general arrangement in CA would be for my son to be with me and joint custody is scheduled long weekends and one evening a week. To save money I am filing through legal aid and then I will retain the lawyer. He said that he could accept that arrangement. I am asking for spousal and child support, as the last several years we've moved for his opportunities and I have lost ground on getting my career afloat.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Um, that I worked to reconcile us for the past three years and that our counselor said that she felt he had a narcissistic personality disorder. Of course, I know this, but I didn't realize the depths of it. Mentally he's been trying to punish me. Withholding affection and very angry. So, I'm petitioning for a divorce.

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LegalGems

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My son has joint custody of his daughter. He was assaulted

My son has joint custody of his daughter. He was assaulted by the girls mother two nights ago. He has the little girl now and is afraid for her and doesn't want to return her to her mother. He talked to the GAL who told him he has to be able to prove the girl is in danger and he should call his attorney. He has been calling his attorney for two days, with no response. He doesn't know if the assault on him is enough to show she is danger. He's supposed to return her today. He doesn't know what to do. Can you give advice, please. Thank you.JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: wisconsinJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: The police were called and she was arrested.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No.

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We spoke yesterday. I received a formal letter from my

Hi, we spoke yesterday. I received a formal letter from my ex-husband regarding his demands for custody. I do not agree to them as he has burden of proof, and they are not specific enough. Further, the parenting plan states the minor child will live with me although we have joint custody.

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FamilyAttorney

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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 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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Personal TAX / IRS. Couple divorces in 2004. They have two

Personal TAX / IRS. Couple divorces in 2004. They have two children. Divorce decree was for joint custody which was later changed to give Spouse A full custody of both. Both kids lived with Spouse A and Spouse B provided child support. Spouse A has always claimed one child (as HOH) and Spouse B always claimed the other (as single taxpayer) despite both kids living with Spouse A 100% of the time. Now, in 2017, Spouse A cannot claim one child because of age. Spouse A would now like to claim the other child and Spouse B agrees. Neither spouse ever notified the IRS of the arrangement (see Pub 17, page 28) of the noncustodial parent (Spouse B) claiming the child that Spouse A now wants to claim. Is it possible for Spouse A to now claim this child? At this point, I am not sure if the divorce says anything about noncustodial rights or claims. How should the IRS be notified?

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