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My son recently came into some lawsuit money his mom died

My son recently came into some lawsuit money his mom died after he was born I asked the lawyer could I use the money to purchase a house he said that it was most likely the judge would deny it because it's a parents responsiblity to shelter a child. Then later said that the house wouldn't be strictly used for my son but other family members I believe he was referring to my wife and daughter which is my sons sister. Should I continue to follow through and asked for the house or get a new lawyer? JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in? Customer: Louis JA: Has anything been filed or reported? Customer: Lou JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you? Customer: Also Also I needed to know how do I find a new structure settlement advisor? The lawyer referred me to one but she's trying to tell me the same thing as the lawyer which I know this can't be true. The judge would deny giving a child a stable living environment. Keep saying it's the parent responsibility which I feel his mother is providing a safe and stable home for him.

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To LegalGems: thank you. I've also heard from mixed info on

To LegalGems: thank you. I've also heard from mixed info on custody - the guide you linked me to says custody normally goes to one parent with visitation rights for the other, but I've heard elsewhere courts prefer joint custody. What do you think? Is GA different in this regard? I want to keep everything as same as possible for the kids and that would mean me having full physical custody and sharing legal custody (I think), if I have the terms right, and him having them a couple afternoons a week (visitation?). What do you think is reasonable to ask for? please let me know if I should start a new ticket for this question. Thanks.

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LegalGems

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I am representing myself and visitation mediation is only a

I am representing myself and visitation mediation is only a few weeks away. The plaintiff's lawyer is using Scare Tactics already. Both sides are far from agreement on shared custody.What pointers can you give me for mediation?The plaintiffs lawyer already told me if I don't participate in mediation she will file against me they already have my offer and declined it do I have to settle for just anything or can I decline and let it go to trial? I do plan on going to mediation and participating but I don't want to settle just for nothing I feel that it's important that I get 50/50 parenting responsibilities not just financial responsibilities

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AttyHeather

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Can a declatory judgement of paternity be brought on a

Can a declatory judgement of paternity be brought on a motion instead of amending the original paternity petition or seeking a separate complaint?

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Lucy, Esq.

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I have a friend who came into this country and was living

I have a friend who came into this country and was living with her boyfriend. They were together for almost 2 years. She got pregnant and just had a baby boy 2 months ago. She just found out he was cheating on her with someone at work AND that his previous marriage was not terminated until 3 weeks ago. She left him. She moved in with me with the baby. She is not married to him. She is in the process with immigration in getting her papers fixed. My questions are, is there a way I can "adopt" my friend who is 31 years old or be her sponsor so nothing happens to her by her ex-boyfriend? Can I file either adoption or custody papers to have either all or part custody of the baby so there is no threat of him taking the baby away from her. He is threatening her to call the police to get the baby away from her and file false accusations against her.

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originallawyer

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Second opinion] - I want to move about 55 miles away. My

Second opinion] - I want to move about 55 miles away. My daughters dad currently lives like 15 miles from my home. We have a 60/40 agreement. Do I need to get his permission to move?JA: Family law varies by state. What state are you in?Customer: CaliforniaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NopeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: We were never married or together. He left for the first 2 years of her life and came back into her life when she was 2 years old because I invited him back. And now he wants 50/50. And because I agreed to "work towards 50/50" in mediation he brings me to court every 6 months to get more time.

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FamilyAttorney

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Are General Magistrates equipped to handle hearings where a

Are General Magistrates equipped to handle hearings where a motion for default and default has been entered related to paternity and Custody? I received an Order of Referral to GM and a Case Management Conference/ Pre Trial notice.Im wondering if id be better off to object to the referral and have a judge hear it. If it is fine to be heard by a GM, is it recommended that I reserve my right to exceptions?

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RayAnswers

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Can I file for monthly Child Support, if we are not legally

Can I file for monthly Child Support, if we are not legally separated or legally divorced? We are in fact, still living together, but the $1,400 is not adequate, for the care that I hope to provide for our two children. Also, we DO have a Custody Order that says, we must Confer and Agree to a marital budget. This budget has not been agreed upon, legally.JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: VirginiaJA: Have you talked to a laywer yet?Customer: Yes. I also, reported this issue to the Police. They said that it is legal.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Nope.

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FamilyAttorney

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I am trying to find out if i have a case to receive

i am trying to find out if i have a case to receive compensation from my ex husbandJA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in?Customer: we were divorced in 2006 and he left the country in 2009 when our children were minors. he recently returned 2 months ago. coincidently all of our children are now of legal age we were divorced in orange county floridaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: i just have our original divorce agreement which stated shared parental responsibility which was impossible since he resided in another country. I am trying to find a lawyer to see if I have a case or notJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: not at this time. I just want to know if this is something to look in to or not

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