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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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What are the rights of grandparents in Lakeway Tx to see grand

what are the rights of grandparents in Lakeway Tx to see grand children

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My cps caseworkers have padded my case with fabricated evidence

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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What constitutes parental abuse by a minor child?

What constitutes parental abuse by a minor child?

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My husbands son past away when his child was 6 months old and

My husbands son past away when his child was 6 months old and up until 4 months ago, the childs mother allow us to pick up the child and spend the afternoon with us. 4 months ago the mother decided it was in the best interest of the child that we no longer see her. This was out of the blue decision on the mothers part. The mother will not respond to our calls, text message on written letter to her. We all live in Texas. Do we have any legal rights to visits this child and what can we do?

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I am the grandparent of a 16 year old boy. He has a really

I am the grandparent of a 16 year old boy. He has a really good boy. No behavioral problems in school, with the law or drugs and alcohol. He respects his parent but he is being abused by the stepfather mentally, emotionally, and just yesterday the man hit him in the head because he was mad at him. His mother is a full time student and works. She is out if the house most days and was unaware of what was happening until I moved in and brought it to her attention. Of course her husband is mad and wants her to put me out. I told her that I will leave but not leave the 16 year old here because it is not a safe environment for him. There are two small children 6/8 from the marriage and on any given day have to dress and feed themselves because thier stay at home dad thinks they can do these things without supervision. What is your advise for in dealing with the 16 year old boy who does not want me to leave him here due to fear of what the step father will do and say to him when his mother leaves the house.

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With sufficient evidence of the detriment currently taking

With sufficient evidence of the detriment currently taking place, how difficult would it be to gain custody of my half-sister from our biological mother?

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I am looking help in getting custody of my

Hello,I am looking for some help in getting custody of my niece in the state of PA. My sister, the child's mother is a truck driver, in an unstable relationship with her boyfriend and also seeing another man. Twice this month she has called me and asked me to remove my niece from the home and keep her for a few days until the fighting between her and her first partner cooled. I should have called the police, but didn't want to upset the family. The child's biological father hasn't had any involvement with the child since February. Last year my signed temporary guardianship to me for as long as needed. I had the child living with me for four months. The child has little to no stability in her current situation and I have had her since Thursday of this week, with her mother unsure of when she will be home on Monday. I know that PA is not an easy state to get non-parent custody in but would like any advice that is available.

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I am 45 years old. I have a 2 year old daughter. My father

I am 45 years old. I have a 2 year old daughter. My father and I do not get along. He has not been in my life the last 20 years. I live 8 hours away from him. He has only seen my daughter twice. Can he get visitation? He was very abusive to me as a child.

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