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Man & woman cohabitating. Mixed race, he white she black.

Man & woman cohabitating. Mixed race, he white she black. Have one child already 2 1/2. Now expecting second child in June 2012. No immediate plans for marriage. She is contemplating giving up the pending newborn for adoption. What are his rights regarding custody/prevention of adoption and what are the rights of his parents seeking custody, guardianship or adoption?

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Is the custodial parent required to send clothes with the

Is the custodial parent required to send clothes with the child when the non custodial parent is exercising parenting time? Is this calculated into child support?

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How do I request an adjournment in a civil case involving

how do I request an adjournment in a civil case involving rtsc / revoke of alimony without a lawyer?JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: DelawareJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Can not afford lawyer. Destitute. A public defender does not have time to review the case.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Attempted in 2009 to revoke alimony, denied.

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I need to know if I have a case and if so, how strong of a

Hello. I need to know if I have a case and if so, how strong of a case. My husband had a piece of property he was paying on when I married him in 1994, a fewJA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in?Customer: Arizona. He made me sign a quittclaim a few mo. after we married. We then got an annulment, but still stayed together, had a child, remarried in 98 and we paid it off in 2003. So, we paid 8 of 10 yrs on it and I have lived on it for 22 yrs. now. Two yrs. ago he tried to kill me, was sentenced last Oct. to 6 mo. jail time, 3 yrs of probation. About 3 wks after he was removed from the home and was made to stay away by a protection order, he "sold" our home (the property) to some friend/customers for the original buying price, supposedly. I have checked to see that the deed is now in their names. The final hearing for the divorce has just occurred. We are waiting for the judges ruling. I know the second it is declared final, my husband will be getting the property back and we will receive an eviction notice instantly. His goal is to leave me penniless & homeless. The kids & I have lived here during these two yrs. The "owners" have not requested snything from us. We have appealed to them several times to do right by the kids and I. I believe they are sorry they got involved and see Kurt is not who he claims to be, but still won't do what yhey ought to. My question is: Since I have lived here for 22 yrs and never been on the title can I claim some sort of squatters rights and take the property? If so, from the current owners or from Kurt ( the soon to be ex) when he gets it back? If so, before the eviction notice comes or after? Because my children and I have been living in limbo, in fear, and have seen the police and courts in action, I would only want to do this if I had a real case. Of course, Kurt has taken our money and has so far not been made to pay hardly anything. He knows how to walk that criminal line and get away with most anything. So, unless this judge holds him accountable we probably won't have the funds to pursue this, unless it's a great case.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: We have been through the criminal case. He was gound guilty of 2 felonies, plead to a class 3 kidnapping charge. The divorce was filed in 2015 about a month and a half after he tried to kill me. Awaiting judge's final ruling on that. The owners of the prop. took possession in April of 2015. Other than that I am not sure what you're after.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: That's it. Thank you.

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My fiance is from Peru and has a daughter who is six years

My fiance is from Peru and has a daughter who is six years old. We are in the process of working out a deal with the father of the child so he will sign an authorization so that the child can leave Peru and live here in the USA.Part of that deal is a legal contract stating things like "this person will let the other person talk with his child when he is so inclined to speak with his child, etc" as well as an agreement that the father will see the child for at least once per year, for a month at a time. There may even be a clause in which the mother promises that only she, and no one else, will be alone with the child... Not even me, the step father. This is born of the biological father's supposed mistrust of me (which is completely irrational).All this should be completely negotiated and signed in about a month, in Peru. So my question is, does a contract like this, signed in Peru, actually have any legal power over how we will live in the USA? Is it even enforceable, and how? By what laws? How could we defend ourselves if he were to try to take legal action, or could he even go that far while we're in the USA?

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My husband left the marriage September 2016. He said he

Hi, My husband left the marriage September 2016. He said he wanted a divorce but never filed. I canceled him off my medical benefits. He had the option to use his benefits at his employment, buJA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: He quit his job and has another job with no benefits. We live in California. I want to do the right thing. I don't know why he left.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Will I be liable for any medical bills?

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I am getting divorced after 30 years of marriage. Although I

I am getting divorced after 30 years of marriage. Although I worked part time most of my married years I wasn't the maim money maker. I have a full time job now without benefits. I can't find a position with benefits. Will my spouse have to assist with my benefits after the divorce?JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: New jerseyJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: I have an appointment in 2 weeksJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Just that my earning potential is limited because although I did lots of part time work my primary role was as stay at home parent.

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My husband and I are still married but separated for years.

My husband and I are still married but separated for years. He is I'll and signed an advanced directive leaving his pension to our daughter. He is an employee of DWP in California. Is this legal?

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Are Alimony support payments always based on the total

Are Alimony support payments always based on the total amount listed on the 1040 tax form, regardless of where the income came from? If so in the state of Hawaii how do I calculate the amount to ask for? Note: I have not known what my husband makes for nearly a decade. My guess at this time with bonus 120k. Additionally he does many electrical side jobs.He currently pays all of our household bills. This has been for the last 3 years when our son became ill. (rent, electrical, car insurance) I pay expenses, medical expenses (which have created debt) and telephone.

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