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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

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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

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We are going thru divorce. Our child has disability -autism-

We are going thru divorce. Our child has disability -autism- and he was receiving free health insurance thru medical.When DCSS opened a case they charged my ex for health insurance thru his work. It is now $320+ $40 co-pay for every therapy session. We have 8 classes per week so it makes it $1600 per month including insurance. They told us that we have an option to apply for hardship and my ex wanted to do it but then changed his mind.He is making 100k/yr and I am receiving social security income in the amount of 26000/yr to take care of our son.Ex already makes me pay 1/2 of daycare-$500. Would it be expected that I pay 1/2 off medical expenses as well?What if I cant afford it? He didnt pay me spousal support since June 2016.I feel like this behaviour is part of some strategy bc he wants me to start full time job but I cant do it bc I am taking our son to therapy sessions.Can I do anything to prevent him from increasing insurance cost?It is like he would rather spend his $$ on overpriced therapy sessions instead of giving it to me as child and spousal support.Thank you!!

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Phillips Esq.

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I am maternal grandmother with custody of 6 yr old

I am maternal grandmother with custody of 6 yr old grandchild. I have had her for almost three years. Mom and dad never married. Dad mental and some physical abusive to mom and she brought child to me and went to myrtlebeach sc to get settled. dad filed for custody proved unfit however judge gave me physical custody and us joint legal. He sees about two to three weekends a month. File for child support he has not paid a cent. No drivers license, almost kicked out of home due to not paying rent documented in courts with landlord filing against him. Saw attorney in Roanoke va and he basically said would be hard for mom to get custody back with her living out of state. Child sees mom around school vacations has good relationship with mom and moms boyfriend. mom has car nice home with room for child set up and wants child back. Momperfectly able to take care of child and it's sad she can't just because a looser dad in the picture in the state where child has lived. He has roommate in two bedroom home male who lives in unfinished basement. Not a healthy environment for little girl. Any suggestions on how to get this child with mother. Was just discouraged when attorney said it would be very hard. He has made no improvements in his situation in three years. No car due to not paying cash for another child. Tattoo artist takes child to shop all the time. Has to walk to get food about 3 blocks due to no drivers license.

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Phillips Esq.

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I just want to know if I purchase Our Family Wizard will it

Hi I just want to know if I purchase Our Family Wizard will it be looked at unfavorably in a court of law in VA? Assistant: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue? Customer: Yes. My ex husband and I have been divorced 4 years. We have joint legal custody & I have physical custody. Everyday my ex sents texts about our 2 children telling me I'm denying his rights or accusing me of keeping the kids from him & I am trying to communicate with him but he continues to threaten to take me to court & sue for 50/50. I just don't want to keep texting him & I want to be able to communicate specifically about the kids & not have them used as messengers. I'm just trying to find some kind of help.

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ScottyMacEsq

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We have 50/50 custody of minor child. Today my ex has him.

We have 50/50 custody of minor child. Today my ex has him. Our son had bad cough for a while.Ex scheduled an appointment with his dr. and I asked to join them but then he said he will cancel it.A few hours later I found out he went without me. Can we do it? Is it legal to withhold dr appt info from mom?

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FamilyAttorney

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My ex and I got divorced in Alabama. We have joint legal

My ex and I got divorced in Alabama. We have joint legal custody of the kids. Neither one of us have lived in Alabama for over three years. She is remarried and lives in North Carolina with the kids. I have remarried. My wife lives in Germany. I travel a lot for work and do not have an address in my name, as I just visit my wife in Germany when I'm not working. My ex insists that I must provide her with my wife's address in Germany since Alabama state law says that the joint custodian must provide their legal residence to the other party. My wife doesn't want her to have her address. The kids never come stay with me, as I don't have a home for them in the states, and I won't be flying them out to Germany. Do I have to legally give her my wife's address? The ex is threatening to take me to court over this, which I assume would be in Alabama. If I give her full custody, would she no longer be able to make this demand. What can Alabama do if I refuse to go to court over this? It is starting to feel like I'm owned by this State I no longer live in and will never go back to.JA: Is there any reason to believe the child's safety and welfare are in danger?Customer: Absolutely not.JA: Because laws vary based on location, what state are you in?Customer: The last state I lived in was Virginia. I travel a lot for work, and when I'm not working, I visit my parents in Texas, my wife in Germany, or my kids in North Carolina.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Is there anything I can do to alleviate my ex from having the right to keep tabs on my wife and I, ie. where we are living? I've considered giving my ex full custody. The kids are in a good home with her and her new husband, and I don't get to see them much as it is already.

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LegalGems

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To LegalGems: thank you. I've also heard from mixed info on

To LegalGems: thank you. I've also heard from mixed info on custody - the guide you linked me to says custody normally goes to one parent with visitation rights for the other, but I've heard elsewhere courts prefer joint custody. What do you think? Is GA different in this regard? I want to keep everything as same as possible for the kids and that would mean me having full physical custody and sharing legal custody (I think), if I have the terms right, and him having them a couple afternoons a week (visitation?). What do you think is reasonable to ask for? please let me know if I should start a new ticket for this question. Thanks.

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LegalGems

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I have joint legal custody he with my wife we are in the

I have joint legal custody he with my wife we are in the middle of a divorce I talked to a babysitter tonight that pick my son up from school she said that she was going to drive my son up tomorrow to meet my soon to be ex-wife in Anaheim can she do this and can she have my son taken out of San Diego County without written permission

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