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My boyfriend and I are not married and never have been. we

My boyfriend and I are not married and never have been. we have three children together and I have left the relationship because he is abusive and controlling. I took the kids over to him to see him and to spend the night but now he won't give them back. Can he do this?JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: MichiganJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: I have talked to the police and they said they can't get involved until it goes through the courts. I just left this past week and even finished getting the rest of my things from his place while he was in jail over night for being drunk.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: According to him he says he has a lawyer and the lawyer told him that he has full custody

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In tennesse when a common law husband signs the birth

in tennesse when a common law husband signs the birth certificate and has been ordered child support and child ihas his name can the mother decide she wants to change paternityJA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: tennesseeJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: moJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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My daughter is 4. I have joint custody with her father he

My daughter is 4. I have joint custody with her father he hasn't been paying child support and isn't keeping her clean when he has her. I learned today that he didn't sign her birth certificate or establish paternity. But she has his last name since we were together at the time of her birth. I want her to have my last name is ***** ***** And what are his rights.JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: KentuckyJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: I talked to a lawyer about the child support and warning her dad if he doesn't stop neglecting her in the ways he is I'll try for full custody. But at the time I thought he signed her certificate. I called today to set up an appointment to make him pay child support and they informed me that he didn't sign it. I was 15 when I had her my parents had all of her information and told me he signed it so it was news to me today.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I think that's it I just want to know my options and see if I can change her nane

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This is issue deals with state. My grandson (Trevor) had

This is issue deals with Washington state. My grandson (Trevor) had problems and a daughter, his Mom (Denise) took custody of the daughter. In November 2016 Denise sent her grandaughter to live with Trevor in AZ because her living condition was unstable and Trevor has his live together now. In Jan, Denise had a serious car accident and is unable to care for her and is willing to give custody back to Trevor. Can Denise file paperwork to turn custody over to Trevor, or does Trevor have to start paperwork. In either case what forms need filled out. Thank you I am Denise's mother and I trying to help get this issued resolved as his daughter does not want to return to her grandma's custody

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We are preparing to relocate out of the country. We are

Hello, we are preparing to relocate out of the country. We are trying to understand how the law applies with the mother has presumed sole custody, e.g no court custody order in place.JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in?Customer: Michigan The court has advised that in this situation, since there is no court order for custody, the presumed sole custody status is in effect so the biological father has not rights. What I'm trying to understand is how we provide evidence of this to do a visa application.JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Not yet, trying to understand if this will be necessary, or if a simple interpretation of the law is needed.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No, that's pretty much it, "How can the mother who has sole custody status since she had the child unmarried, provide evidence that she has sole custody, so that she can apply for a visa."

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I would like to know if a primary conservator of a child can

My name is ***** ***** I would like to know if a primary conservator of a child can obtain his or her own certified copy of birth certificate and a copy of SS card of a child? And a possessory conservator is not bound to give those documents to primary conservator. Assistant: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue? Customer: I had the full custody of my child previously but later i decided to give up my right as a primary and gave that to my ex-wife. now my ex- is demanding birth certificate and ss card of our child from me. my previous attorney had told me that she can get her own copy of birth certificate. my question is can she also get her own copy of ss card and am i legally bound to give her these documents. there is no mention in the divorce decree about these documents except the passport which can be exchanged between us when one of us has travel plans.

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I want to leave my husband but I'm afraid he will not let me

I want to leave my husband but I'm afraid he will not let me take my kids with me . Can he stop me from taking them with me ?JA: Family law varies by state. What state are you in?Customer: CaliforniaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Yes we're not legally married but been together for 16 years

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My husband and I are filing for divorce. Our son is not

My husband and I are filing for divorce. Our son is not biologically his but he doesn't know. I'm trying to figure out what to do from a legal standpoint.JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: TennesseeJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Not yet. We have an appointment, but we are using the same one. I'm just trying to decide whether to tell him or not based on legal ramifications.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: If i tell my husband he is not the father, what rights does he have?

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I live in North Carolina, the biological father lives in

I live in North Carolina, the biological father lives in Georgia.My daughter is 7 years old. A few years ago I took my daughter's father to court for child support. (I lived in North Carolina, and he in Gerogia.) He signed a Paternity Acknowledgement whenever she was 5 months old. Whenever she was 4 years old, I filed for child support and he challenged the paternity. They grated him a paternity test and found he was not the father. I had no idea. Now, (two years later) I have thought about it for some time and discovered her biological father. I have taken him to court for child support. The first man is still listed as her father on her birth certificate. She also knows her last name as his. Will she be required to change her name? Also, the man that is listed has moved somewhere in Washington state I am unsure of how I can get him to desestablish himself as the father. What would I do in this case?

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