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I filed a motion childrens (2) mother to be charged with
I filed a motion for my childrens (2) mother to be charged with contempt (this would be my second time) as she denies and does not abide by the court ordered parenting time schedule. She was served with a hearing date ( i filed on a Monday and by Wednesday the judge had scheduled a hearing) assuming this was upsetting to her that Friday I meet with her (in public) to pick up my children for my parenting time. I always record every interaction on my phone since she has tried to accuse me of abuse in the past so I have her on video yelling and basically cursing at me while our children got from her car to mine. My son then proceeded to tell me "If you are going to put my mom in jail, I will put YOU in jail" then grabbed my arm and jerked my hand while it was on the wheel. I pulled over immediately, my children stepped out of the car and started walking away, I pursued them asking them to please get into the car to talk. I took my sons phone as he was recording me which upset him, he then chocked me. I placed my hands in the air to protect myself form any possible charges, I didnt even try to push him off of me. Police were called by people passing by saying he was attacking me and giving the police a clear description of what he was doing and there was no allegation I did anything to him. He was taken to Juvenile Detention and I was let go after I was cited with child abuse with no injury (which I have a hearing separate from the contempt hearing). Their mother has now filed a motion to restrict my parenting time all together which I responded the court deny. How can I prepare for the Contempt hearing after all these events have taken place? She has since denied my parenting time twice since the incident and I have a scheduled CPS appointment at my house this Monday. Advise would be greatly appreciated.JA: OK. The Lawyer will need to help you with this. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: noJA: Please tell me everything you can about this issue so the Lawyer can help you best. Is there anything else important you think the Lawyer should know?Customer: All I can think of is what I described for now.JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.
Can I legally kick my 17-year-old out? I've gotten kicked out
Can I legally kick my 17-year-old out? I've gotten kicked out of two places because of his behavior and he has been kicked out the homes of every family member that he's lived with. According to dcf, the only way he can leave is if they file a 51-a on me for neglect but I have literally run out of options for placing him somewhere.
My child is in a juvenile detention center and is fixing to be released. His father (the c
My child is in a juvenile detention center and is fixing to be released. His father (the custodial parent) has told the detention center that he wants to put my child in a halfway house and not come home. His spouse said that she does not feel safe with him coming home. We have joint custody of the children. Does this mean he is giving up his rights? My son is 17 yrs old. We live in Texas
I have a 15 YO son with PTSD, Asburgers, Anger management,
I have a 15 YO son with PTSD, Asburgers, Anger management, Depression and anxiety. He is currently in a Residential Behavioral treatment hospital. They called me this morning and let me know they are discharging him. The doctor said he is better suited for a juvenile detention center and he needs to come home and get in trouble with the law. He is out of control and not getting better so they have decided he's not right for the program or facility any more. He has attempted suicide 4 times and also been homicidal. He is violent with the cat's and dog's and his little sister. We are afraid of him. Can an attorney help us? If so what kind? What are our options?
I went to family court for asking full custody of my child
I went to family court for asking full custody of my child who is going to 18 in December. Whe I was talking to judge, she said, " there is better way.... You can do, but I am not allow to advise....". I like to know what is that mean.I found distarved activity that she was involved prostututions. I asked many times why she is not in school?Where she is now?All calls all emails were inpgnored for month.My child live with father since last June with child's request.I wanted child to go intensive therapudic camp, but father opposed and hide. Since we have joint custody, I could not do anything.She is very soon graduating high school, but she could not getting where she wanted go, somebody said, she is depressed. I have not seen her since last summer.What is better way that judge wanted say?My wish is child go to intensive therapy for a while.
I had an incident at the ER where I broke down and told the
I had an incident at the ER where I broke down and told the doctor that I had thoughts of killing my ex. I spoke with a psychiatrist and explaind that I had these thoughts but had no plan or means to harm him. I also said I wouldn't harm him because I wouldn't want to go to jail. I just wanted to try to stop the harmful thoughts. I was in the psych ward for roughly 12 hours including sleeping. My ex allowed my daughter to stay with me the next 21/2 days. The afternoon he picked her up I had colored her hair a soft auburn. He hates red hair, but she wanted to look like the girl from brave. My daughter is 11 so I assumed she could have some say. The color looked natural and was pretty on her. My ex threw a fit and went to his lawyer. At that point he would not allow me to see my daughter. I voluntarily took an anger/depression class and have completed it. I got an attorney who said we could file for contempt of court since there was no order for my daughter to be removed from me. Since then, the attorneys and judge got together and have only allowed public unsupervised visits or private supervised visits. I still have yet to have a visit without my ex stalking me. Now the attorney is saying that because I said I had thoughts about harming my ex, there is no contempt of court. The ex and his attorney had the right to take my daughter and deny me visitation. Fortunately I did get some visitation with her but only when the ex was around. When my daughter was sick, i was "allowed" to go into his house to take care of her. He drove me to different places in his car, had me in his house several times, and had dinner together often. My lawyer is saying that I have to settle out of court because the judge will likely not give me unsupervised visits or overnights with my daughter. My ex and both attorneys are telling me I can't have my 17 year old son either who is now in a juvenile detention center. My son had lived with his dad since the divorece 4 years ago. Now that he is in trouble, he wants to live with me to get out of his dad's neighborhood. I don't like the settlement that my ex's attorney has offered but I am afraid the judge will keep my kids from me. My new husband is black and that seems to be an issue with my ex, both attorneys, and the mediator we had used. My husband don't drink, smoke or do drugs. I do take antidepressants but under a doctors care. I only work Fri, Sat, and Sun so that I could spend time with my kids. My ex's schedule is chaotic because he is a minister and is constantly getting our daughter home late after meetings, taking her to funeral and nursing homes, and dragging her to weddings and other functions. I want my daughter and son more than life itself. Should I settle and be happy to at least have my daughter 2 days a week or fight for her in court? The father does have physical custody because I wanted them to stay in the school district and I was moving out of it.
my wifes ex husband sent my 18 year step son to come live withView more family law questions
my wifes ex husband sent my 18 year step son to come live with us 2 months ago in IL. because he was violent with his younger sisters. Last week he attacked my 6 year old son and tried to choke him. My wife had to stop my step son from killing my 6 year old son. The police were called and my step son was taken to the hospital. The doctors are saying he is stable and by law we have to pick him up. I am very afraid for the safty of my wife and kids. My step son is a good kid 95% of the time but 5% of the time he gets vilolent when he is angry. He is mentally handicaped and physically handicapted. No facility wants to take him. The social worker at the hosptial is saying we need to get guardingship over him to make decisions. I have 2 questions. Is there a lawyer out there that can help with the paperwork for guardianship and the second question is do I have to take my stepson back from the hospital. They are telling me the law will come after me and I dont want him back because the step son is capiable of killing my kids given the oportunity
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