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My sons father did not see m from Christmas day until the

My sons father did not see him from Christmas day until the 25th of June for less than 10 minutes. The only reason he saw him was because my sons grandmother took him for the night and went to pick up his older brother from his father. Since then he has only asked to see him once and we happened to have plans for that weekend. He has no job, and no place to live. Can I file to get his parental rights terminated here in the State of Alaska?JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: AlaskaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Not off the top of my head.

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I have a one-year-old son. s father and I are not together,

I have a one-year-old son. His father and I are not together, we broke up two months after he was born. He is on the birth certificate and assigned the paternity papers in the hospital. I live in South Dakota, and I need to know if we have equal rights, or if I have custody currently. I am very afraid of him and it makes me uncomfortable to have to trust him with my baby, but I don't know what the laws are.

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My custody case was dismissed wording when i filled out the

my custody case was dismissed for improper wording when i filled out the court docs. I need to know the proper way to word the court docs

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Me and my Fiance, soon to be wife, live in Jamestown New

Me and my Fiance, soon to be wife, live in Jamestown New York. My Fiance has sole custody and placement with her one and only child of 5 years. She is trying to join the Air Force and we would like to know if it is possible to even attempt to make this decision and if so how we go about taking this issue to court. The child is very close to me and considers me his (real dad) and is also very attached to his mother. I myself am a former Marine and have never been in any trouble with the law and has always maintained employment and the biological father just got off of parole for selling drugs with prior charges that ended up with 2 orders of protection against his own son that has now expired. We feel that the any court would find it reasonable that we maintain custody but neither of us know the actual law.

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I am currently going through legal with my ex wife. In late

Good Afternoon - I am currently going through legal with my ex wife. In late March I filed a retraining order on my ex wife because my daughter came home with a black and blue eye that her mother gave her. (Not to get into it too much but my daughter was coming home saying her mother hits her, says she's dumb, has dumb eyes and her freckles are ugly.) Her mother didn't take her to school for 20plus days throughout the school year. One time when she did take her to school she sent her in DIRTY DIRT BLACK clothing. May 16th we went to the court for the protective order hearing. The judge yelled at my ex a few times in the court to conduct herself in his room because this wasn't a laughing matter; however the judge lifted the protective order saying at that time he found it to be an isolated incident but if I wanted to modify and bring back the case I can. My ex wife and I had 50/50 custody. After this incident my ex agreed to modify the plan with only getting my daughter every other weekend. I sat my daughter down and told her his new arrangement. My daughter started shaking, crying and had such fear and anxiety. It was at that time that I decided I would not be doing right by my daughter if I sent her back to her mother. I decided that I wasn't going to send her back and file for full custody with supervised visitation. I called the school and got my daughters work for the last 2 weeks of school. Jumping forward. My ex filed an emergency ex parte pick up order and a motion of contempt. The judge denied her ex parte order. It just so happens she filed that 2 days before I was able to file the modification. I have filed the modification and now my ex has filed an addendum motion of contempt with the court. Today I received a standard letter in the mail from an attorney who assisted my ex on her addendum motion of contempt. In this she mentions that I haven't paid child support, wants to hold me in contempt and wants to have additional time sharing with my daughter for the time she's missed. My question is what happens now? What should I expect? Does my ex still have to answer my petition? Which comes first? (To add a note about child support. I was ordered to pay $125 a week; however my ex wife was ordered to pay 50% of all of my daughters expenses. My ex would demand cash and I told her I was not paying cash but that she needed to pick up the additional paper work and file through the state and I would be more than happy to do this. My ex every month would end up owing me after health insurance, school lunch & our daughters extra curricular actives - she has never paid a time to any of this. I even have proof of attempting to cerify her the medical bills that she would not sign for.) Thank you!

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I'm in Florida and my ex wife and I have shared parental

I'm in Florida and my ex wife and I have shared parental responsibility. She recently enrolled my daughter in a daycare without discussing this matter with me and refuses to place me on the pick up list even during my timesharing and is requesting I drop her off there and then have to deal with my ex's grandmother to pick my daughter up during my timesharing. Is there anything I can do so that I can pick my daughter up and can the daycare prevent me from picking her up on my time?

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When I filed my rights to visitation my sons mother lived 4

HI, When I filed my rights to visitation my sons mother lived 4 hours away. Now she moved and hour further. Which makes it a 10hour drive back and forth. Is there any way I can modify this for her to atleast meet me half way? Driving 10 hours is not easy . I am risking my life and my childs life evrytime we drive back an fourth. Please adviceThank you.

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Im currently involved in a dependency and neglect case. It

im currently involved in a dependency and neglect case. It was opened against my sons mother. They gave Temporary custody to his grandma on her side. I want custody of my son. Both of us battle drug addiction. I have been clean for 11 months now and work a strong recovery program. the judge gave the caseworker descretion to place my son with me. So Ive been cleared for over nights and placement. But I am still only getting 8 hours on Saturdays. Do i need to file a allocation of parental responsibilities motion in order for a custody deal to happen?

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I have a question! The Grandmother of my daughters

Hello, I have a question! The Grandmother of my daughters (twins) 'is trying to get them her son which is my ex. He and I have been apart for more than 4 years or so and left our daughters with him and his family (who sit quite comfortably due to amount of money) for I was not financially capable of supporting them at the time. He has not let me see them in the past. I call and call until I can talk to them. I've tried to get them in the past but he lies to me. Now some years later the grandmother (his mom) says he's been neglecting them and she wasn't to get them away from there. She says the only way to do so is if I sign my rights away. I will NEVER do this. I'm afraid the court will take them away and claim I abandoned them. But I never ever meant to or tried to abandon them. Will my rights be taken away?

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