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We have joint legal custody of our children and the court

We have joint legal custody of our children and the court allowed a GAL for our case based on my lawyer and my initiative a couple of years ago. My ex is saying that I cannot have the kids during our planned vacation this coming week which was during a segment of the summer that we previously agreed upon. Timing is tight as my work vacation time is this coming week.Is there a legal sequence that should play out chronologically so resolution can happen most timely and effectively? I don't want resolution to be delayed or derailed b/c of me not following some implied legal sequence.On one hand, I'm concerned that my lawyer won't be quick enough to jump on this, but also wonder if the GAL will do anything if my lawyer hasn't addressed it first with my ex's lawyer?1) For example, do I need to respond to my ex first, then my lawyer, then my lawyer contact the GAL potentially… *IF* we can convince the GAL to get involved?2) Or, should I initiate with both my lawyer and the GAL directly in the same e-mail and ask that the GAL contact my ex to allow me to have the kids?Thanks!

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NYFamilyLawyer

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Pennsylvania. Married in 08 separated in 13, divorced in

Pennsylvania. Married in 08 separated in 13, divorced in 2015. Had a baby boy in 09 (now 7). The divorce was final along with the child support in 2015. Our son primarily lives with his mother since the separation in 2013 and we have been amicably in exchanging and working out the schedule with our son. I see him 2 overnights per week. I want to try to get it increased to 3 one week and 4 the following week. Is this something difficult to do? Earlier this year ex wife's new husband and I got into a domestic issue which caused a major ript between us. There is no amicable relationship now

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NYFamilyLawyer

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My ex and I have joint custody of our 10 year old son. I am

My ex and I have joint custody of our 10 year old son. I am listed as the primary under visitation and where an under aged child shall reside. We have tried to discuss schools but do not agree. what can I do? Hire an attorney but what can they do? My ex hasn't moved but I did and now he wants our son to stay in same school until he moves. It is a school on a track system and we agreed on getting him in a traditional school. The home I purchased is tied to traditional school that starts August 29th. He kept saying he was going to move or asked to sit down to discuss it but never would. It has been 8 weeks and he wants him to stay at old school and move in middle school year if and when he moves. I want to get him settled and not make a change in his last year of elementary school mid year.I went Friday and enrolled him in the school near me to secure a spot. I let him know and he said I had no right. I am 50% responsible, a planner and tried to look out for my son. We even agreed if he found a place with a better school near his new home our son could attend there.We both lived in the same town until last month. My ex wanted to move closer to his work (only 15 miles from our homes) over a year ago and complained during the year about commute etc. He knew my lease was up in August last year and he decided to then stay put and go month to month. On multiple occasions he complained and wanted to move. I started looking in May and found a town home and purchased it.Help, he says he is going to old school tomorrow to enroll him back in. I never unenroed him in the Spring until I knew I had a place secured. His father did nothing, because he was planning to move and allows me to handle all paperwork until it's not convenient for him.Jackie

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Roger

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I'm trying to find out information about child support 10

I'm trying to find out information about child support for my 10 year old son. Both parents have joint legal custody. I moved from AL to GA in 2013 with my new husband and brought my 10 year old son. The father agreed only if he didn't pay child support. I agreed and had it notarized. I made a mistake and feel that he should financially support his son. How can I go about getting child support from him? Should I file child support papers with the court house in AL or hire an attorney? Does a notarized document hold up in court? Also, would there be any reason the courts would require my son to move back to Alabama where his father lives?

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AttyHeather

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There is an order in the divorce papers stating that neither

There is an order in the divorce papers stating that neither parent can say negative things to the children about the other parent. This is to protect the feelings that the children have for the other parent. My ex - wife is telling some horrible lies to my daughters. The nine yr old twins are with me for the summer and wish to stay with me on a permanent basis. I am afraid that will not happen. Divorce filed in Pa. She resides in Iowa now. Thoughts

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Phillips Esq.

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My gh school aged daughter is applying to a new private

My high school aged daughter is applying to a new private school for next year. I have requested that her transcripts and letters of recommendation be sent from her current private school to the school to which she is applying. Her current school says that under FERPA they cannot release her records until they also have her fathers written consent. I have never encountered this before in all the years I have been requesting my daughters educational ( and medical) records be sent to a third party/organization. Her father and I share joint legal custody. my understanding of FERPA is 1) that it only applies to schools receiving federal doe funds, 2) that records must be released at the request of either parent, and 3) that a school does not even have to meet consent requirement if records are requested by a school to which the child is applying. Any clarification would be appreciated. Specifically, is it correct that FERPA requires both parents to consent for release of records to a school to which she is applying?

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Child custody: Please explain details of having primary

Child custody:Please explain details of having primary physical custody and- details of joint legal custody

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TJ, Esq.

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In a matter of divorce in which joint custody has been

In a matter of divorce in which joint custody has been awarded and father is the custodial parent. It' states that if the two can not agree the he has final say. Does that mean he can make any decision he chooses? My instance is this mother has adult adhd and as recent studies find the it may be a inherent trait, is it unreasonable for the mother to wish to have the three and half yr old to be tested?

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Olivia Kent

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Would it be of any significance in a custody modification

Would it be of any significance in a custody modification case where both parties have joint legal custody that the physical custodian will not communicate regarding issues or decisions with the other parent and ignores the majority of communication?

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