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My daughter in Raleigh,nc will not allow me to visit my

My daughter in Raleigh,nc will not allow me to visit my granddaughter in Raleigh,Is there an age where the granddaughter will have a say? She is 14 years old nowJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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I have a family member who is jail. She is the custodial

I have a family member who is jail. She is the custodial parent and has given guardianship to her mother. What are the father's rights? He gave up his custodial rights over 8 years ago when he went to prison.JA: Family law varies by state. What state are you in?Customer: IllinoisJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Not a family lawyer, but she has talked to her criminal lawyerJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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My ex does not want our daughter. He adopted her during our

my ex does not want our daughter. He adopted her during our marrage and there is custody orders in place with the state and also our divorce. but he wants out because he feels she is no longer his burden... what are my optionsJA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: TexasJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: I have been documenting his volatile behavior and erratic visiting schedule but other than that we have a set custody and child support agreementJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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If my son is not willing to follow my rules and is being

If my son is not willing to follow my rules and is being completely unruly, would I be able to let him go and do his own thing and not legally have to support him? Or do I legally have to support him until he is 18 despite him breaking the rules and possibly doing things that are illegal? I have text messages that indicate that he has been smoking weed and possibly drinking. He is 15 years old

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I have just received the decision on my Tennessee child

Hello. I have just received the decision on my Tennessee child dependency and neglect/severe abuse custody case. It was not in my favor. My father and stepmother petitioned for emergency custody almost 2 years ago. The case listed my then wife but now ex wife and I as the respondents. In the decision, the judge grouped as together for the one instance of abuse and the child dependency and neglect. The last 5 months of our 8 year marriage we went through rough times due to her several instances of marital unfaithfulness. She was arrested and convicted for domestic violence against me. Never was there any allegations in trial that I did anything. Yes, I should have left her sooner than I did. My mistake, I only found out about a couple of instances of abuse she did to my 2 children after the fact. Severe abuse was found based upon my wife admitting using meth the first 3 months of pregnancy. They will terminate my parental rights for that because they say that I was aware of her use and did nothing to stop her. 1) I was not with her for those 3 months, she left me for another guy. I was working out of town from where she was even living with the other guy. Even though we weren't dating, I came back for the first 2 prenatal checkups and she tested clean for drug use. She was in jail the last part of those 3 months, after she got out we got back together and I immediately moved her to Tennessee from Los Angeles to get her away from her druggy friends. And yes, I had used drugs on occassion with her before the pregnancy. That was the last time I've used drugs, my job does random drug tests and all have been clean. 2) This happened in California, but the case was in Tennessee. The states have different laws concerning drug use during pregnancy. Which law establishes jurisdiction? 3) This happened almost 10 years ago, my daughter is fine and has zero issues resulting from the meth use. The only instance of drug use since then was from my wife smoking weed in the corner of the yard because she was trying to hide it from me. I've been clean since.I need to appeal the trial and get a de novo trial. Is that a complicated process?I need to separate my ex and I as respondents in this new trial. Is this possible?I need to represent myself. I'm totally drained financially from this and can't afford an attorney. I have tons of evidence that I couldn't afford to pay my current attorney to go through and submit it. He thought he had enough evidence as it was.I live in California, can I hire a para legal to file my appeal. I only have 10 days from the decision date, so 8 days left to my understanding. I know that representing yourself if never a good idea and I don't want to be naive about things, sorry, I'm really between a rock and a hard spot though. Thanks so much for any advice you might have.

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Trying to find out what I need to do to get temporary

hi there trying to find out what I need to do to get temporary guardianship of my grandson, my daughter will voluntarily sign - there is no father. She is in rehab and we need to be able to care for our grandson while she is in treatment.JA: Family law varies by state. What state are you in?Customer: Oh sorry PAJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: no she voluntarily checked herself in on friday so this is all happening quite fastJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: my grandson and daughter live with me

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Do I have the right to refuse a CPS agent to have a private

Do I have the right to refuse a CPS agent to have a private interview with my 6 year old daughter?JA: Family law varies by state. What state are you in?Customer: montanaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: no we are looking for oneJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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Assistant: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about

Kimberly, Assistant: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue? Customer: I lost temporary custody my 3 yr old son 3 months ago to my father. I'm 21, I live with my mother, I have lo income. Ive just recently pass my drug test, I'm in out patient rehab, I want to get my son back. Being there's an order in place can DSS step in help me? Court gave me supervis visitation, my father hasn't let me see my son in 3 weeks, he mad at me for going out patient rehab and not in patient. I told him he breaking court order being he knows I cannot afford lawyer he is taking advantage of situation. My son needs me as much as I need see him.

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My little niece lives in California and has gotten pregnant

My little niece lives in California and has gotten pregnant with her boyfriend. Her boyfriend claims that he can sign away his parental rights, and he will not be responsible, for any child support. He's basically telling her to have an abortion or they are through . she does not want to do that. They both are over 25 years of age.

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