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I live near Houston Texas. I have two girls, 10 & 13, with

Hi. My name is ***** ***** I live near Houston Texas. I have two girls, 10 & 13, with my ex. We are both remarried and he has two additional children with his wife. Our custody agreement is 50/50. For the last couple of years I have had to deal with my daughters step mother and her behavior towards my oldest daughter. Stepmom will often punish (not physically) when the kids leave clothes and other personal property at my house. She often yells at both and blames the oldest for problems that exist between stepmom and her father. Stepmom accuses my daughter constantly of trying to play each side. That she lies about everything. She has called her selfish and jealous over her half sisters, both are under the age of 3. My daughter no longer wants to be at that house but feels conflicted because she wants to continue to see her dad and sisters. I want what is in the best interest of both of my kids and I don't think them being subject to her ridiculous rule and belittling is healthy for them. My ex knows the problems but will not acknowledge them to me. He takes his wife's side and punishes them for being disrespectful to her. I had a long and drawn out divorce as he and his mother were seeking full custody of my daughters. I do not want to cause more turmoil for my kids but I cannot let this continue. I think it's unfair to ask them to pick sides, although my oldest has made it very clear that she no lingers wants to live with her dad. I feel stuck. Any advice?

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Phillips Esq.

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My wife's son, was living with us when we got married but

My wife's son, was living with us when we got married but decide because he wasn't comfortable living in a different city that he wanted to live with his dad in his home town. At that time she had full custody and was recieving child support. So my wife and her x went to court and changed the paper work and now they have joint custody and she has him here with us during summer, also in the papers its states that no child support would be paid by either party, now 3 years later they filed paper with the county to try to get child support from her. She makes about 12000.00 a year and his income is about 75000.00 per year. Can they even do this or will they determined that he makes to much to support a claim for child support.

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I live in Kentucky I took care of infant it started at 3

I live in Kentucky I took care of infant it started at 3 month and lasted until she was 1 year old so became attached. me and grandmother who has custody now had argument. Not allowed visitation now. believe the baby is in a bad situation not being taken care of .do I have any legal rights. this woman is a depressant that has attempted suicide .has ben diagnostic with bipolar and multiple personality. Lives with another woman that is court ordered not to be around children feel like I need to be doing something

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I am currently legally divorced since February 2009, but

I am currently legally divorced since February 2009, but have been living with my ex-husband, whom I share joint custody of our two children, since August 2009. When the divorced occurred we were living in Mississippi, but have since moved to the state of Arizona since October 2010. After all this time we are separating again. My ex-husband is currently in Mississippi with the children for the summer, where I was supposed to fly over to spend the last two weeks before school starts with them. Due to expenses and my job, I was unable to go this year. My ex-husband has been a stay at home dad since the time that we have lived in Arizona while I have had a very good income and supported his spending habits up to this point, but can no longer continue to do that. He is now saying that the children are going to stay in Mississippi with him even though he has no income they have been in school in Arizona for the past 6 years. What legal rights or actions can I take in order to get my children back in the state of Arizona?

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I am in an abusive marriage. 2 children ages 3 and 1. 2 days

I am in an abusive marriage. 2 children ages 3 and 1. 2 days ago he agreed to see a mediator with conditions of joint custody with a plan to see the children 3 nights a week, Sunday's most day with a plan to have them sleep every night at my home. He lives elsewhere presently. Today he informs me that he expects overnight visits and will have the children at his apartment. What can I do? I don't trust him. I want to run and take the kids. I have evidence of his abuse and lack of attention to the children. I have everything he originally agreed to in text as evidence which he is now recanting. Please help!

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If a father is noncustodial parent on child support

If a father is noncustodial parent on child support documentation established in Virginia while the child at the time was living in Georgia with his mother. What are the rights of the father in decisions of child location and living, what are the fathers rights?Can the mother rightfully withhold the child from the father?If the mother moves across country(Kansas) to another state does she have to inform the state for which she is getting child support from?How long can a mother receive child support if the hild is no longer with her and lives with a family member else where?

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My x wife and I are going to do a joint custody agreement

My x wife and I are going to do a joint custody agreement where we both get them half the time.. we already have the hollidays and medical bills worked out. However, she wants for me to sign an agreement saying that we can never take each other to court for sole custody of the children. In South Carolina is this legal in anyway shape or form? The only clause she will put in their is if one of us falls ill and is unable to care for the child. It's so vague and general. If i did sign it would it even be binding and no matter what could i take her to court for full custody for the childs well being? I have no intentions on doing so the only way she will agree is if i sign that agreement. Everything else we agree upon.

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Where would a parent file custody of the minor child? In the

Where would a parent file for joint custody of the minor child? In the state child was born or state child is now?

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If the parents of a child are unmarried and both names are

If the parents of a child are unmarried and both names are ***** ***** birth certificate, who has legal custody?

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