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If a non-custodial parent has not utilized their supervised

If a non-custodial parent has not utilized their supervised visitation in 3 years and is now contacting to seek to utilize next week what are my options?JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: IllinoisJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: noJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: The child is no longer aware of who they are would no longer be able to recognize them or pick them out of a line-up.

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My brother's wife issued a restraining order against him so

My brother's wife issued a restraining order against him so he cannot be near her or his kids. They live in WA. The TRO stated some bad stuff that was done to her but was not and could never be proved (his word vs hers). In regards ***** ***** kids, the TRO stated he yelled at the kids and once drove through town at a very high rate of speed with only the youngest kid in the car (6 YR OLD). It also described an instance of driving with anger saying he tailgated a car with everyone in it for a period of time.My questions are:1.) At the TRO hearing he wants to represent himself (no money). Is this doable?2.) The bad stuff she describes that was done to her could he be charged criminally?3.) Will the judge just uphold the TRO at the upcoming hearing and order some kind of counseling/mediation to both parties and/or kids so they can get both sides and make a recommendation back to the court on whether it should be permanent or removed?He had moved out of the main house into another area on the same land and asked for a divorce and mediation as they really have very limited assets. The day before the scheduled mediation he was served with the TRO.All he is asking for is mediation so they can come up with Child Support, Custody Agreement etc. and not spend money on lawyers as there are really no assets.Appreciate the response and hopefully Family Law is the correct category.

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My ex lied quite a lot during the deposition. She did not

my ex lied quite a lot during the deposition. She did not show up in court the other day for the pre-trial conference and she has denied visitation for 4 months. She still thinks she is in really good shape. Is she?JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in?Customer: massachuettsJA: Have you talked to a laywer yet?Customer: i have an appointment this coming monday.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: yes, my ex has also said that I have 4 different mental health diagnosis

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I just arrive at this page. I am in the process of getting a

Hello, my name is***** just arrive at this page. I am in the process of getting a divorce but do not have nor can I afford an attorney. I had a question about spousal maintenance. Is this appropriateJA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: illinoisJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Well, the hearing is in November. We are suppose divide up assets, which I have none and figure out custody issues of our 5 and 3 year old. The problem is we were suppose to move to Virginia on December 28 of last year but on the day of the move my wife filed for divorce and a false order of protection. I am now living out of state and attempting to return to Ilinois so that I can have greater access to our children. but the position I will be taking pays less than half of what I am making now but I really just want to be close to our childrenJA: When we are ready I'll take you to the appropriate web page.Customer: I am concerned that although my income has will have decreased the judge might think I am just trying to dodge the much higher child support and spousal maintenance when in reality I simply cannot stay on the current job because I cannot focus due constant concern for my children and the desire to with themJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: well I guess that it for now

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Situation: New York Medicaid and Elder Law Professional

Situation: New York Medicaid and Elder Law Professional please --> woman (mother-in-law) is 83 y/o. She is caregiver for husband (father-in-law) 87 y/o. He needs "nursing home" type care due to Parkinson's, double knee replacement, tendency to fall and diabetes with 70%lucid periods.Assets --> 1. Paid off 350 acre land-lake lot with minor buildings in upstate New York but it has a "cloud on title" --> not easy to sell/transfer but taxes are current. 2. Current mpaid off 100 acre old farm with some improvements and modernization including an additional mobile home and pole barn ($225,000 value). 3. Paid off Florida residence with many personal possessions ($110,000). 4. Paid off "defunct" mobile home park with 22 nonpaying lots with a pening $40,000 water board ciunty lawsuit for "failing to meet legal water purification standards".Personal income --> 1. husband receives $200/month social security. 2. wife receives $420/month --> making both together about $620/ month income value. (On Meficare). 3. Checking flucuates $3,000 to $10,000. Some personal jewelry of unknown value.Cash poor but some strong but complicated assets.Medicaid for the husband's "nursing home" plan would be helpful. But.....They have one living child 64 y/o.Would like someone with elder/Medicaid type experience to help troubleshoot options.Status becoming urgent --> mother holding her own but "mild potential dementia" seems to be lurking around and she likes Florida but most of her relatives are in New York. But her only living child is five states away withun 2 hours of her own children.Open for ootions.

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My parents have been married for nearly 25 years. He was

My parents have been married for nearly 25 years. He was active duty for 20 of those years and since 2012 has held a high security clearance working as a civilian for the military. I am the second oldest of 5, ages 23, 19, 13, 10, and 7, the two youngest of which are autistic. My mother never got her degree from college and has been a stay at home mom during this time. It has recently come to light that he had been having an affair with a woman since 2012. He claimed this ended when he received a job as a civilian at a military base oversees in January of this year (Ramstein Air Force Base, Germany), he moved her and the three younger children from Florida, purchased their first house, but recently went back to her. Throughout the past several weeks, however, it has come to light that he had not been happy since the first child was born 23 years ago and the only reason he never left was because he never found anyone good enough. He claims this woman was the only woman, but he's been for so long it's hard to tell. My mother wants to leave him, but has no money to do so and to my understanding he would lose his job and possibly retirement if this comes out. He says he couldn't afford a lawyer, but we have also recently discovered he has a secret bank account with over $100,000 without her in the account. He also refused to give my mother access to any other of his secret accounts as he has spent more than he'll admit on women for an unknown amount of time.She wants to leave him, but he needs his job to pay for all of the children's tuition. He said if they learned of the cheating, he'd lose his high security clearance and chances of getting another high paying job. Myself, 19 and my older brother, 23, are both in college in Texas and there's little I can do.I would just like to know, taking military law into consideration, and the things he has done, what are my mother's options?Also, my father changed his residency to Texas for my school purposes, but my mother didn't get around to it and still is a Florida resident. Would it make a divorce easier if she changed her residency?

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Currently going through court with my wife for a domestic

Currently going through court with my wife for a domestic incident children were home so a temporary stay away was issued family court has granted visitation, does this order revoke my legal right to participate in decisions about my children's education

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Illinois divorce, 2002. DuPage Co. Disbursement Unit has not

Illinois divorce, 2002. DuPage Co. Disbursement Unit has not counted the direct deposits that have been made by the VA, as was agreed by separation/divorce contract. As a result there is an outstanding arrearage of $3,4k+ principle and $9k+ interest based on these deposits not being credited. Passport has been frozen by Dept of State and significant dunnings added on each of the 3 credit bureaus. My complete request for redetermination has been made to State of Illinois to review these VA deposits and credit them toward unpaid balance, as they will zero out any debt. They declined to accept the evidence from the VA. Question is, how to get these verified payments credited so balance is wiped out and passport cleared and credit cleaned up (eg. completely removed from history) without significant legal billing at the normal rate of ~$200/hr?

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My son's biological father has been arrested twice for

My son's biological father has been arrested twice for assault and has a history of violence. He has also been in jail on criminal charges 4 times this year. Upon his most recent arrest for indecent exposure, malicious mischief and vandalism, he decided to draw up a parenting plan to demand increased visitation with our four year old who is also going to treatment for trauma due to the assault that occurred from 2012-2013. There has never been a parenting plan as we were never married and split while I was pregnant. I have letters from the mother of the "father" aka grandmother stating herself, that she would not want the father alone with my son "her grandson" nor does he need to see him that often. What should I expect from the summons for increased visitation and his request for the courts to enter his parenting plan? Thanks!!

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