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In the State of SD can you answer the distinct difference

In the State of SD can you answer the distinct difference between legal custody and other custody typesEx husband has convinctions of domestic abuse. This prevents him by SD statute from having custodyHis lawyer has now filed for legal custody

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Law Educator, Esq.

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My son is living in Florida. He moved there about 4 months

My son is living in Florida. He moved there about 4 months ago. His daughter's step dad has filed to adopt her. He has had regular visitations until 6 months ago. She suddenly refused to visit. The bio parents were not married and no visitation or support was ever set up due to the maternal grandparents having guardianship of the daughter. He has attempted to keep in contact with his daughter but she refuses to reply. He does not want to give up his rights. He does not have the means to pay for an attorney but is planning to come to Indiana to fight the adoptions. Can the court legally grant the adoption with him agreeing?

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I have a friend who lost custody of her child due to a

I have a friend who lost custody of her child due to a substance abuse problem. She has been clean for a year now and is raising a 5 mth old daughter. The lady who has custody of the other child is now pushing my friend to give up her parental rights and change the child's last name. She says she needs to do this in order to get assistance for the child. My friend has kept contact with the child in custody of the other woman. Both women involved are single parents receiving assistance. My friend has turned her life around with God's help and is taking very good care of her 5 mth old.I think the custodial parent is scared that the mother will eventually try to take back the older child. Right now my friend is satisfied to see her daughter once a week. She knows her daughter is receiving good care.JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: South CarolinaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: No, the custodial parent suggested to my friend that she might have to get a lawyerJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No, I don't know if it is true that her last name needs to be changed to the custodial parent in order to get financial help for the child.

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I have been taking care of my grandchildren and have power

I have been taking care of my grandchildren and have power of attorney for them. The mother, my daughter is the custodial parent and has gone to prison. The father has decided that he wants to get custody of his daughter because of this. The mother has been having problems with drugs for a few years so I have been doing everything for the grandchildren, which is why my daughter give me the power of attorney. The father went to court in 2015 to try this and didn't get anything changed at that time, which was determined the early part of 2016. He is in school full time and when she is with him she is at grandma's house and only goes to his house for a little while. In Dec. he decided to file again even though nothing has changed other than the mom going to prison. When he picked her up for the weekend today he started in with me, even though previously we have had a good relationship. He told me he has the right to take her and not bring her back even though the pre-trial isn't until Tues. the 7th. She is a diabetic and he wants me to give him all of her supplies because she isn't coming back. Does he have the right to keep her and enroll her in a different school before the courts change the custody agreementJA: Can you tell me what state this is in? And just to clarify, what paperwork has been filed?Customer: We are in Ohio. He filed for change of custody.JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: I haven't been able to find one yet.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I'm not sure of anything else that would help before talking to one.

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I am sorry, but I had one more question. I asked earlier

I am sorry, but I had one more question. I asked earlier about the abandonment, etc for Indiana because my daughter's father has not supported her since he left in September and she is 6 months. The only thing he has done is left her on his insurance(he has 2 previous children as well, not with me)... Does him keeping her on insurance make it more difficult to have a judge approve termination of parental rights? Is that going to be harder for me now? Does that mess up the abandonment situation? I was taking my notes earlier & realized i didnt ask this.

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I live in state, I was wondering how does a parent that has

I live in Washington state, I was wondering how long does a parent that has not contacted their child be considered abandonment?JA: Family law varies by state. What state are you in?Customer: WashingtonJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Not yet but plan on doing so soonJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Yes. I would like to adopt the child. He is 1 years old and I have legal guardianship of him, the birth mother has not contacted or seen him in 4 months.

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Can I get my ex-husband to voluntarily sign over his

Can I get my ex-husband to voluntarily sign over his parental rights so my husband can adopt the children without going through a whole termination process in South Carolina. He lives out of state.JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Currently he is in Connecticut. They have determined that South Carolina is in charge of custody issues. Child support issues are still be (mis)handled there.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: No, we are in court constantly for child support and he hasn't paid in a year and a half. He may be jailed tomorrow but I would like to offer him the opportunity to forego child support collection if he signs his rights over.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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My question is.... back in June my fiancée passed away and I

Hello, my question is.... back in June my fiancée passed away and I am now left alone with his 1.5 yr old daughter. Last time I called the courts nobody has filed paperwork to claim his estate. I have received his w2 for the work he did last year. Would I be able to file for him? and if there is a refund can I claim it on our child's behalf???

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Currently my mother and I are caring for my niece. My mother

Currently my mother and I are caring for my niece. My mother actually has temporary custody. We actually filed suit to get custody of child due to mothers drug abuse and she agreed to terms just before trial. She has not met the conditions of the agreement but continues to say she is going to get the judge to get her back. She agreed to at least 30 days inpatient rehab and attended 1 week with the rest supposedly outpatient support. She does not even attend all supervised visits set by court and has shown up on many occasions under the influence of something. My question is does she specifically have to meet all requirement or will the court give her leeway with terms of treatment program. Also does she have to have mother served and notified if she tries to get her back.

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