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Please, South Dakota, My ex just sent in paperwork from his

pleaseJA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: South DakotaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: My ex just sent in paperwork from his attorney that is facts and conclusions from our divorce decree. AS far as I know, nothing has been signed by the judge yetJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: It's about custody of my kids. I have physical custody and we have joint legal custody. He is playing dirty with my boys at the moment with school.

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Bruce Schreiber

Juris Doctor

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I live in California, and my 9 yr. old daughter resides in.

Hi, I live in California, and my 9 yr. old daughter resides in Virginia. After a disagreement between myself and my ex regarding accessing info from the school (I have joint legal over all educational matters, and no specific orders restricting me from contacting the school), I emailed the school principal and vice principal to clear things up. Instead of forwarding them the agreement with everything redacted save for the pertinent info regarding joint legal custody, I mistakenly sent them the whole thing. My ex wife was cc'ed on the email, per our agreement, and once she realized I'd sent over the whole thing not redacted in any way, she sent this email: "Do you know how completely inappropriate it is to provide the school with our entire order? It's. Gross violation of not only my privacy but our child's. You should have only forwarded the pertinent 3 articles pertaining to legal custody.You will be hearing from my atty."I reside in CA by the way and the case is still under CA jurisdiction until 2020.My questions are 1.) Am I in any kind of trouble legally speaking? 2.) Would it be advisable to apologize to my ex directly and then send a follow up email to the school with a properly redacted version, asking them to disregard the original? That's not going to help with her anger or prevent her from contacting an attorney, but will it help me from a legal stand point? I certainly did not mean to put the whole thing on display for the school. Not looking to cause drama. Just wanted them to be aware of my rights to avoid further conflict.Thanks.

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Asad Rahman

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J.D.

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I have joint legal custody and full physical custody of my

Hi, i have joint legal custody and full physical custody of my son. His mother came down from another state to spend time with him. I picked him up at 6pm from his mom. She, with out context told me that i had raped a 16 year old while she was pregnant with our son. My son was standing wright next to her, she also said that karma is a Bitch. I told her that she has alot of karma heading her way and thaour Judge would like her comment's. His mother also told him that she wishes i was dead. Can i sue her for defamation of character or take to Family Law Court? I don't know what to do, I feel that she has become a very toxic peron. Everytime she is around she flip's out and try's to get me to over react!

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FamilyAnswer

Juris Doctor

34,180 satisfied customers
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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Phillips Esq.

Attorney

Juris Doctor

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In the state of Georgia USA, I want to know what are my best

In the state of Georgia USA, I want to know what are my best options to share custody with my husband but also have some level of flexibility so if I have a job loss, I can apply in another state and move with my child. There is something called as Physical custody and legal custody. Would having Sole Legal custody and joint physical custody of my 3.5 yr old son enable me to have this moving option ? I don't want to be stuck in Georgia if all my family/friends are in another state.

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mmdesq

Attorney

Doctoral Degree

1,066 satisfied customers
I have my son full time now. Everything has been good except

Hi, i have my son full time now. Everything has been good except when he talk's to his mom. His mom lives out of state now, she get's very angry with him over the phone and speaks about me negatively. He has been sad about having to talk to her. Yesterday he came home from school with scratches on his arm. he used a pencil to scratch his arm up. He told me that he is stressed out about having to talk to his mom and does not want to visit her during holiday's or summer. What can i do legaly to help my son? I was thinking about having my son choose who he wan's to be with permanetly. My son is 11 yrs old, he has been therapy for 4 years due to issues with his mom and behavior

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FamilyAnswer

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I have full physical and joint legal custody of my 2

I have full physical and joint legal custody of my 2 children. My ex is moving 46 miles away as if this weekend. He normally gets the kids every other weekend and Wednesdays from 5-8. Will I still be required to do Wednesday's? The kids will be driving for close to two hours for two hours with him. It seems unfair to them.

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FamilyAttorney

Appellate attorney & former trial lawyer

JD

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I'm looking for case law regarding joint verses sole custody

I'm looking for case law regarding joint verses sole custodyMy X was awarded sole custody because the GAL said since the both of you can't make joint decisions together, she decided to suggest that the court appoint one person sole custody to make decisions to avoid grid lock.I was told there is case law to support the awarding of joint custody even when the parent's can't make joint decisions.The judge did ask us if we would agree to a parental counselor, I agreed, my X did notshe was awarded sole custody.i am trying to show that she is going out of her way not to agree on anything so she would continue to have sole custody.Could you please give me case law where joint was awarded when the parents do not get along and dont make joint decisionsI would appreciate it. \Thank you

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AttyHeather

Attorney

Juris Doctorate

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I am reading through a proposed parenting and visitation

I am reading through a proposed parenting and visitation settlement so I probably will have questions. Shouldn't children under 21 be listed and included as unemancipated children? If they are in college, will their not being included in this list prevent the determination of child support for their tuition?

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jb156200

Associate Attorney

Doctoral Degree

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