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This is about child support being ordered from me.....I have

Hi....this is about child support being ordered from me.....I have no rights to my child at all. I don't know what to do?JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Yes New York....I am in MichiganJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No.....They are all busyJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: I am still married to him also......the father cannot even support him, do I have to pay child support if I have no rights to him?

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I wanted to know if an adoption that took place can be

Hi,I wanted to know if an adoption that took place can be reversed or nullified by the adoptive step parent. I'm asking this question for my cousin who is currently in prison. He and his legally separated wife are currently going through a divorce. He adopted her daughter a few years ago at his wife's request since the biological father wasn't in her daughter's life.Things have gotten very nasty between my cousin, his wife and his current live in girlfriend. His wife is using her daughter to get my cousin into legal trouble and neither he or the daughter is benefitting any longer from the adoption. He is also paying child support for her, but never gets to see her.Recently, the biological father has been spending time with his daughter also. Can my cousin file a petition with the court to have the adoption reversed / vacated /nullified or to give up his parental rights?

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I filed legal separation on 1997 I was reward of the family

I filed legal separation on 1997 I was reward of the family house which I sold on 2015, now my husband wants to file divorce , would he be able to ask from some of the money that I made from the house? I made house payments the entire time, I live in California and the house also is located it in California, he lived on Reno,Nevada

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My sons wife left him and the 2 children 1 week ago. she

my sons wife left him and the 2 children 1 week ago. she told him she was leaving him but would not attempt to take the children. we don't know for sure where she is - think she is in colonial beach, va - with parents. no correspondence with husband and it has been two days since talking with the children. the boys have a c phone. her name is ***** ***** the property they were living on. the home is in my husbands name - my question what should my son do now. he doesn't want a divorce just a legal separation for abandonment

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My husband and I married in 2014in alabama. I found porn of

My husband and I married in 2014in alabama. I found porn of him with two other women on his computer. He then change and started asking me to do very disturbing sexual things. Like urinating in his face, taking nude photos, sharing one another, etc. I wouldn't pertisapate in this actions. I had to return to ky until my daughter, his step daughter finished school year. He wouldn't let me return back to alabama. I'm not working due to not being able to take my medications , knee problems and mental stress. He constantly asks me to come back , then changes his mind when he finds out I will not pertisapate in his sexual eskipads. Then he becomes very buligeran. He will not file for divorce. Says he will do it in his own time. He changed jobs and dropped my insurance. Can I collect spousal support and have him to pay a portion of my medical? We are not legally separated.

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California law. Bought home in Dec. 2012 (mortgage). Got

California law. Bought home in Dec. 2012 (mortgage). Got married on Oct. 2013. Separated on Feb 2015, she went up north with family. I was helping her make ends meet each month. She came back to live with me on August 2016. Bad Idea. I was thinking of fixing her immigration papers (I figure I want her to work), and then maybe filing for divorce, but I want to know exposure.I make decent money. Bi weekly I bring home about $2350 net after deductions (taxes, medical insurance for the family, 401K that just started).I know I made a mistake by bringing her back, but I figure since she is here I might help her out. But I want to know exposure. My main concern is:1) Can I keep my house?2) Temporary spousal support while we are going through divorce (I don't think I can afford it).3) Alimony?She has a kid. It is not mine. (The kid was already born by the time we got married).

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Can I have legal papers drawn up saying that I no longer

Can I have legal papers drawn up saying that I no longer want any ties to my birth mother and my sister. I do not want to have any legal ties to either of them. If I am named in any of my mother's final papers I want to be legally removed.

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My wife and I separated a little over a year ago. I lost my

My wife and I separated a little over a year ago. I lost my well-paying job and was having difficulty finding a new one. Essentially, while I was away on a job interview, she packed up our three kids, their things and moved from our home in Alabama to Illinois, to live with her elderlyparents.Eventually, I found another job and moved to Texas. She and the kids were informed of everything, of course. I always kept in regular contact. I extended the offer to reconcile and move the family to Texas. She declined. The kids enrolled in school, I began a new job, rented a new house, etc. Whenever possible, I take trips and fly them down. Bot***** *****ne, I've not abandoned the children. I support them financially, although my wife declines most of my offers for assistance as she is now collecting state aid. Throughout all of this, we have not divorced (neither of us has filed) and we have not entered into a legal separation. For all intents and purposes, we are still legally married.A few weeks ago, my kids arrived for a scheduled trip to visit me in Texas. It was during this trip that my children alerted me to the fact that "Mommy has a new boyfriend". As it turns out, Mommy's new boyfriend is, in fact, a felon. Obviously, this strikes concern with me. I ask if she is aware of this - she is, but assures me that, despite the fact that this man is a violent criminal, he poses no threat to the children. I previously asked about this situation here.He has been around the kids frequently. I found out about this guy because my 4 year old daughter referred to him, heartbreakingly, as her "new Daddy".I expressed to my wife that I was very upset about this. I felt I should have been alerted that she would be introducing the children to a new man in their life. Certainly one with his background. After much discussion, she agreed to cut off the relationship. This was a lie, however, and I soon also discovered that she appears to be having a "mid-life crisis" of some kind, as she is also an active member of a number of sex dating websites and has placed ads on Craig's List soliciting for threesomes with her new boyfriend.As we approached the end of the children's visit, I elected to extend their stay as I do not feel comfortable that she is in the proper state of mind to be a good caretaker. Although, I informed her that the kids would be staying for another week, she called the police who arrived to do a wellness check on the kids. Obviously, I was not charged with anything as we are still married and there is no custody agreement in place. I sent her a copy of the flight itinerary, showing that a return ticket had been purchased back to Illinois on the 15th of this month. I told her that this should be sufficient time for her to get her head back on straight.Fast forward a few more days and my 13 year old son informs me that he does not wish to return to Illinois and, instead, wants to remain in Texas with me. Clearly, this complicates matters significantly. I inform my wife of this news and, as expected, she's having none of it.So, given all of the above (and stressing that we are not divorced, she has not filed and, therefore, we have no custody agreement in place), what are the consequences, if any, if I do not send him back on the 15th? His two siblings (ages 8 and 4) will return as they have not requested to stay; and I'm not presently, as a single Dad, able to look after a 4 year old daily on such short notice. What is the worst case scenario here, legally speaking? What will happen if his brother and sister arrive on Monday and he does not? If need be, I have a ridiculous amount of disturbing evidence that I can provide to a court that very clearly outlines my concerns regarding her present state of character. I'd rather it didn't come to that.She says that she wants him to return on the 15th and that they will then discuss the possibility of him moving to Texas. I suspect that she will quickly re-enroll him in school, petition for divorce and attempt to gain custody in her favor as he has been a resident of Illinois for over a year.He has expressed on the phone to her his desire to stay very clearly. She won't listen. I have offered to fly her to Texas to speak with him face to face (this is her primary "sticking point"; she wants to talk to him "one on one" but I know that she just wants him on the plane and will refuse to allow him to return until a divorce is in the works).Given our circumstances - what could potentially happen going forward? I'm not breaking any laws, am I? Don't I have just as much right to custody (free of any sort of custody orders) as she? Do I really need her "permission" to allow him to stay? Most importantly, will allowing him to stay and enrolling him in school in Texas impact custody once divorce proceedings inevitably begin?

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I am separated from my wife since December 2012. She has

I am separated from my wife since December 2012. She has moved to Illinois about 3 months ago from our home state, Florida.I have not initiated divorce proceedings because of her health issues. Long story.I wish to know what legal hurdles I face from her living in Illinois such as if I have any obligations to creditors up there. Quite frankly, I need to know what to expect in the future.

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