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I needed to ask you another question! Since she walked out

I needed to ask you another question! Since she walked out of the marital home, do I stand a good chance of keeping the home and getting custody of the kids? My wife walked out to be with a guy who is a current felon, which includes domestic violence and drugs. I do not want to risk them being around such a man. Our kids are 3, 9 and 11. I would fear for their safety. What can I do?

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I have joint legal custody and soul physical custody of my

I have joint legal custody and soul physical custody of my children. I am contemplating moving back home to the mainland at the end of this school year and am wondering what, if anything, their father could do to prevent our move. We were never married and the custody papers do say that if there is any dispute over a decision concerning the children, I have the final say on the matter.

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JD 1992

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I have a friend who lives in Texas. Him and his child's

I have a friend who lives in Texas. Him and his child's mother have joint custody. Can she take the child to Mexico without his permission? The child already has a passport.

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Christopher B, Esq.

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I've asked my ex not to allow our son to spend the night

I've asked my ex not to allow our son to spend the night with my father(he can spend time w him but I don't want him spending the night) she continues to allow it. What can I do?

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Loren

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I've been married since 1999 2 children 13/14 Husband was a

I've been married since 19992 children 13/14Husband was a 17 percent equity partner before the marriage now he is a 33 percent equity partnerValue about 1.3 millionMakes between 225 and 325 hundred grand a yearMany perksHe has 3 separate bank accounts that t in his name only - I haven't told him I knowI stayed home with my kids for three years and then went back to work. I'm a NYC teacher 18 years in 90 grand a year I make plus a pension I don't know if i can do it anymore - I'd like to quit but the money is too goodI may not have a choice because the system is writing up poor ratings for senior teachers2 years ago I was hospitalized with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder. At 47 I had my first maniac episode I was advised to go in because I was delusional and maniac. What caused this was a real bad harassment episode at work and my husband - my internet accounts were broken intoMy husband allowed someone to have our Apple ID and they accessed my online notebook within the app. They read my private thoughts as well as my work notes Many work notes related to the harassment were erased Things would go missing in my house. I believe MMy husband hired someone as a PI He did many cruel things that led to my hospitalization but on record he will appear as the concerned husband and I the sick patientBefore the hospitalization he was real apologeticBought me a bunch of stuff and wrote some sort of affirmation that was filed with the court. It said I was entitled to half his assets - should he live in the marital residence with the kids he would pay me 25 percent of his salaryIn 2008 after he got us in trouble with the IRS he wrote me something similar about my entitlement to half of all his assetsMy son plays ice hockey 6 days a week my husband does all of that and has been manager of the team. They go away about two weekends a month It's really expensive but it's really good for my son My son has some high school prep schools who are interested in offering him a partial scholarship on a few years from now. I love my son but our relationship is distant as I never see himI take care of my daughter. She is in 9 th grade and is an excellent student and plays travel soccor. I take her to practices and tournaments but her schedule is half as full as my sonsMy husband does many chores around the houseHe takes care of the supermarket. We both do laundry and he makes breakfast for the kids in the morning. I take care of dinner for my daughter and if my son is home - which he is usually not - I'll take care of his dinner as well. We do eat out or order often We both take the kids to the doctorWhen the kids were younger I helped them with their homework moreI don't believe that I will get sole custodyTherefore it would be joint - am I entitled to any income from him should the marriage splitWill I have to pay for my sons prep school and my daughters should my husband get sole custodyCredit card bills- mine r high as he does not pay mine off the way he pays his off Should I be concerned about this ?the money he makes pays the billsThe money I make is saved or pays for extrasI have 100 grand in my savings ready to invest for usI put away 25 percent of my income in a retirement system- currently there is 300 grand in thereI have a pension / I know he gets halfThe jewelry I boughtSome artInheritance - my mom passed and left me some money- if I leave it separate will it be considered martial property?I have spent a significant amount of money on jewelry since we've been married - around 35 grand in 13 years I have bought it with te money I earned at work. He is aware - but after the factI know this jewelry is a marital assetAre there any other consequences for my behavior?He spends very we'll himself- of all our years together - paying a mortgage of 2300 a month on an income of at least 250 a year he had saved s total of 100 thousand dollars towards his retirement and his equity in his firmHe has many perks at work - season ranger tickets that he sells access to other thingsMy concern is how will my spending be viewed?all my money is his and accountableMy pensionMy 300 grand in retirementA portion of my stock that I had before we were married100 grand in my bank accountAnd all he had is 100 grand in retirement. He isent concerned about his future because he is counting on the equity in his firmFor spending how far back do they go? 3 years7 years?If I retire with a disability from the doe will he still be entitled to that pension? What other consequences may arise ?Is there a chance of maintenance ?I've paid our health insurance for years - his firm has not given him a credit. Can I collect on that and if so. How far back?Any chance of getting any equity in his firm?What is the best way to find a lawyer and what do I need to do now to prepare myself?

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Sue

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My wife has sole custody of our son. I am the father and I

My wife has sole custody of our son. I am the father and I am buying my son a car but I have not consulted with her. If she is upset that I bought it and says that he cannot have the car what rights do I have?

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Olivia Kent

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My son has filed a motion in Family court seeking joint

My son has filed a motion in Family court seeking joint custody. If and when this is granted, he will be ordered to pay child support. Will his right to visitation also be court ordered or something left to the parents to work out? Because of the distance that separates them he is afraid he will see his daughter so infrequently that a relationship will be difficult, especially while she is so young. His daughter is not only separated from her father but she also has a brother who is living with my son, but who has a different mother. My son has full custody of him.Is it possible that a father who has been the sole support of his daughter since she was born, along and the mother, would not be granted joint custody? You had said, "While a Judge will probably frown on her moving so far away, she hasn't broken any law yet." Do you mean that she will be breaking a law if joint custody is granted to my son?

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Olivia Kent

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I have sole physical custody of my grandson and

I have sole physical custody of my grandson and granddaughter with joint to my daughter. I live in NY and my daughter in PA. 7 years ago they went back to live with their mother. Custody was never changed. My granddaughter is 18 and going to college. She does not want to go back. Not worried about her since she is 18 now. My grandson will be 15 in October. He wants out. Do I have legal rights to take him back if he wants to leave? Can they stop me?

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Have a question about school for an 8 Yr old. His mom wants

Hi,Have a question about school for an 8 Yr old. His mom wants private. I want public.He has been in both. Can he be forced to go to private school? We are not married. Live in New York State, and have been living apart for 1 year. on good terms otherwise.At stalemate. The private school (Waldorf) is against reading and math to the point he is falling far behind his peers in public school.Thanks!

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