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I need help getting visitation rights to see my

I need help getting visitation rights to see my granddaughter. Her mother, who is my daughter, is incarcerated and the father is denying me the right to see her. What can I do?JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: TexasJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: No. He sued my daughter for custody while she was incarcerated so he says I, as her grandmother, has no say in visitation.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Both the father and mother are drug addicts but he has not been convicted; my daughter has. They met in a crack house.

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My first husband made about 3 or 4 payments of child

My first husband made about 3 or 4 payments of child support. We separated when our son was 3 1/2. He was in the Navy in Connecticut & I moved back to Arkansas where I met the jerk. He kept avoiding being served the divorce papers. Finally after around 9 months the divorce was final & he had the nerve to mark through July as the start date & write in August. He never paid through the court as directed & when he did pay he paid $40/week for day-care which I said was fine bc at that point in 1989 I anything would help since I was only making $4/hr. Once he got out of the service he gave me $40 sparodically, never on a consitant basis. Finally he stopped paying completely. I went to the child support department for help bc every time he would get a job & they would garnish his wages he would quit his job. After doing this several times he wrote a letter to me telling me that my current husband at the time could adopt him if I would let him out of all back child support. So I told the child support dept they didn't have to look for him anymore bc he had agreed to let my husband adopt him. Once again I was a blooming idiot & we couldn't find him to sign the papers but in AR after 2 years of nonpayment of child support the child can be adopted without the deadbeat's parents signature. If you do a background check on him, you will see he has lived a very criminal life regarding money & I think he still is. I told the child support dept that I had agreed to $40/week for day-care (which he wasn't paying consistently) & they said it didn't count bc he was ordered to pay it through the court. So I don't know how many years it was exactly that he didn't pay, I'd have to get up & look. I'm just lying here not able to sleep all night just thinking how people have crapped on me my whole life & I'm sick of it. After my ex got out of the Navy (?) I never knew how he got out so early until after he moved back to AR that he & his "friend" were gay. I'm probably giving TMI but my son is coming up on 32 next month & he is also gay & he's the only child I have. They have totally turned him against me & hasn't spoken to me in over 4 years. I'd definitely like some compensation for the lie my first husband put on me of being straight (plus I didn't want to marry him in the first place) & secondly dashing all my hopes & dreams of the ONLY thing I wanted as a little girl & that was to have a biological family of my very own. I was found on the streets of Korea when I was around the age of 2 or 3, put in an orphanage, adopted into a very small prejudice town of a population around 6,000 & the only person of a different race. My parents abused me mentally & physically. I felt ugly my whole life. I thought it was a bad, bad thing to be Asian & I've only been able to say Asian in the last 10 years without feeling embarrassed, ashamed & ugly. So I guess I should've just asked the middle stuff completely out & asked is it too late to be compensated for back child support or for purposely marrying me knowing he was gay? I need some kind of closure, I need something that will help me to put this away. I have so many areas of my life that I need to have closure, this is iJA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in? I'm trying to find the right Lawyer for you right now. As soon as they are ready, I will let you know. Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Can you see all of my question?JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I want them to know every detail of the information I ju

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My Son's girlfriend is pregant - due in May and she broke up

My Son's girlfriend is pregant - due in May and she broke up with him. She is talking about adoption. Does not he have the right, as long as it is his, for full custody if he wants the baby.JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: TexasJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Nope this is the first stepsJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No - As long as the baby is his and he chooses full custody, what does he have to do? She keeps changing her mind. I want him to be prepared and know what to do and how to do it. They will never be a couple.

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My childrens paternal grandmother is suing me for partial

My childrens paternal grandmother is suing me for partial custody of my children when I have never kept them from her and have always allowed visitations. Does the court have a right to court order a set schedule? I am in PAJA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: I am in PennsylvaniaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: no I am currently unemployed low on fundsJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Their grandmother and I have always had an open communication, and good standing relationship. Her son is incarcerated for domestic violence against myself and is also a Meghans law offender I am trying to understand why any visitation would need court ordered if I have always allowed her visitation and we have had a good standing relationship. This is actually detrimental to my kids and I as I have no way to afford a lawyer. I like the flexibility we have always had and now this has put a huge strain on our relationship

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I have a question about Grandparents right. I have been very

I have a question about Grandparents right. I have been very close to my granddaughter, but now my daughter is mad at me. I will not let me see my granddaughter, go to school events or her birthday parties. What rights do I have as a Grandmother.

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At what age can a grandchild ask to see the grandparents,

At what age can a grandchild ask to see the grandparents , what would be the legal way in Houston TX?

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What rights do grandparents have? I have not seen my

what rights do grandparents have? I have not seen my grandsons for 3 months due to the parents getting into a domestic fight so mother has not let dad or I see the boys. why do I have to be punished for their disagreements? Mother has filed child support case, so does that mean I have to wait to see my grandsons in October?

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I am a California resident, who finalized my divorce a year

I am a California resident, who finalized my divorce a year ago, and my husband and I have joint custody (50/50) of our 10-year old daughter. My husband has just learned that he has a terminal, incurable illness and has less than a year to live. He has not asked me, but wants to convince me to accept joint/shared custody of our daughter (with his sister who will be the executor of his will and estate), after he passes. He wants to insert his sister into the current shared custody relationship we have, and is even planning to have his sister move to California, to live in his house, and “take over” his responsibilities, after he dies. He has been planning behind my back to be able to put this arrangement in place, and I assume that his last will and testament will probably contest the transition of our daughter's custody to me (100%), after he passes. Is this possible? What could he do to try to paint me as an unfit mother, and what other actions could he take to force his will to my custody situation (again, after he dies)?

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My cps caseworkers have padded my case with fabricated

My cps caseworkers have padded my case with fabricated evidence & took my son & new new baby from me too. My ex calls in false reports & files an sapcr and his friend who is a caseworker, files supporting affidavits & within two months of harassment I sign pmc over to my parents, judge dismissed dfps case closed. Later I realize he filed pro se, but used cps to back his case, and it wasn't a cps case, he filed a writ of attachment as I'd he was a government emtity. Prosecutor and judges recused when I showed them what was happening, and they took her bc of safety concerns while with father bc they took me to jail for a ticket, and alleged he failed a swab test. It wasn't verified by a lab, it was left on my table, and the investigator couldn't produce it at all. I took it to have it analyzed at the er. It was determined a faint line was negative afterall. My babycgot rsv in foster careThey alleged my husband the father, and didn't give him classes, but it's crazy they used his negative swab they d u don't even take to a lab, or court, because it was used to build a case on me. He's not ordered to classes, I am. Allegations weren't mine. My baby is gone. My ex is using his friends at d fps to devastate my life. Help!!!!!

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