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Am I able to get a copy of a restraining order from the

Am I able to get a copy of a restraining order from the court before I have been served? California

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Judge ordered me to sign off on a passport so that my wife

judge ordered me to sign off on a passport so that my wife can take our 4 and 6 year old to India. We have 50/50 joint legal and joint physical custody. Dept of state says i do not have to consent even with a court order, but if i don"t i'm in contempt. What rights do i have in this scenario?

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We had a hearing today in Missouri in a custody case. The

We had a hearing today in Missouri in a custody case. The parents of the 2-year-old child have never been married. The child has been living with the father for the last 15 months. The father brought the case looking for joint physical custody and sole legal custody. The hearing today was a Temporary Custody hearing. There was much arguing in front of the judge by the attorneys, then closed door discussion with the attorneys and the judge, and then the mother and father and their lawyers were required to go into a room and try to come up with a temporary agreement. My son is the father and I have been very involved and supportive of him through this case, but I was not allowed to be in the room. The Respondent's lawyer was very aggressive; his lawyer was not. In the end, he said ok to what they came up with, but he actually is not in agreement, and some of what was decided regarding transportation of the child may not actually be possible to meet. After the discussion, they went back into the courtroom and his lawyer told the judge what they agreed to. It was entered into the computer, and his lawyer was tasked with writing it up and getting it signed. My son does not want to sign it. Does he have to? What happens if he doesn't?

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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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I need help with a potential divorce in Iowa involving 2

I need help with a potential divorce in Iowa involving 2 children ages 8 & 10. I am an overnight accountant and I'm wondering if that will hurt my future custody arrangement. Their father is very good to the kids so I believe we would agree to 50% joint physical custody. He makes 4 times my income and I also need help with estimated child support figures and alimony. I make $30,000 and he makes $120,000 annually.

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I am going through a divorce right now. We are first going

I am going through a divorce right now. We are first going to file in court. My husband is a high-functioning alcoholic and can be verbally abusive and very controlling. I have a 14 and 15 and a half year old. They want to remain with me full time. At one point because I was going to agree to less than the minimum money he was going to let me be the primary parent and have them every other weekend and 3 weeks vacation. However there has been a lot of conflicts in the house and now he wants to either have my son full time and my daughter with me or have both of them half the time. I don't have a lot of evidence other than the testimonies of my children and family about his behavior and drinking. Nothing is on the record. And because I have tried to protect my children over the last few years from his explosions and controlling nature. He is trying to make the argument that I am alienating him. I am being told that no judge is frequently get shared custody. Spell initially my lawyer told me he thought it was unlikely that he would get this he is now I'm not sure. My main question is how long can I drag this out so there is a final judgment. At a minimum if I could at least be here in the home with them for another year it may go easier on my phone when he eventually has to go with him. The other question is when my son turns 18 can he move in with me. Even though that doesn't have documents might say otherwise isn't it his right when he turns 18 and to therefore he wants?

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My fiancé and I were at court yesterday because her ex sued

Hi! My fiancé and I were at court yesterday because her ex sued him to modify the child custody agreement that they settled 5years ago. My fiancé has primary physical custody and they have joint legal custody. She sued him that the number visitation days she's getting is over 40% and wants joint physical custody. During the hearing the judge allowed them to negotiate. My fiancé went ahead and waived the child support but we only got 9hrs a week back when they child is at school (no use for us). We're unhappy with everything and being in court yesterday was nerve-racking. Now we're thinking that we should have fought it or got a lil bit more for waiving child support. I don't if it matters but the judge made them swear not to go back to court again or the person who files a motion will pay attorney fees. The new agreement is still currently being prepared and we should be receiving it soon to be reviewed and signed. Is there anything that we can do to make other changes that benefit us other than the 9hrs a week that the child is in school? We're afraid that letting our attorney know about this will just rack up our attorney fees. Every time our attorney reads an email or talks to us on the phone pretty much increases the bill.

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What are some arguments I can use to avoid paying private

What are some arguments I can use to avoid paying private school for my children?My X-wife has sole legal custody and we share joint physical custodyLast year my X was going to send our 5 year old to public school in fall of 2016This Jan she decided that she wants our child to attend a private school (which cost about $8,000 - $9,000 a year)I have been told I should not use the argument that I can't afford it because the judge can and will order it.I have not agreed to send our child to the school she picked.our divorce decree does address this as I pay 80% of all extraordinary expenses that are agreed on in advanceCan she use the fact that I agreed to a different private school last year?The change that happen is I lost my job and my new job pays me less than 1/2 of what I used to earn so I really can't afford to pay 80%.I did offer verbally to pay 50% of the tuition providing she would agree to a reasonable change in child support without litigation. her response was NO, you will pay 80% that is the judgement, I pointed out to her that is only i I agree.does agreement carry over to a different school and with a change of jobs?

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I live in PA. My wife informed me by email that she will

I live in PA. My wife informed me by email that she will divorce me, but i did not see any papers yet. We have son 5 years old.If divorce will happen, most likely i will have to leave to different apartment or house. our current house is in not the best school district. I always wanted to move to better school district, but my wife does want to leave in current house.If i will live separately i want to make my son go to the best school. I plan to rent apartment in that school district in case of divorce. How can I make my son to go to this school district if she will make me "sunday father"? How can I make my son to go to good school district if we will have joint child custody after divorce?Thanks.

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