I have been divorced for almost 6 years. I have a 17 year
I have been divorced for almost 6 years. I have a 17 year old Down Syndrome son who will turn 18 in November. Since and prior to the divorce this son has spent the lion's share of his time with me (80-90%) despite the parenting plan which stipulates 50-50 time sharing. At this late date, can my ex-wife enforce the parenting plan for the next 6 months against the status quo that has existed for almost years? My son, because of his special needs, objects strongly to any change in his routine.JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Palm Beach County, FloridaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Not yet, but my ex-wife has already hired one. I am looking.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I spend enormous amounts of time withy my daily, teaching him life skills and some academic work. He objects strongly to spending more time with his mother and it is always difficult to transition to her from me. We have very different life styles and he cannot switch between them.
My son's step mom has sent at least 6 emails to me. I never
My son's step mom has sent at least 6 nasty emails to me. I never reply, but go to my ex and tell him to tell her to stop. She refuses our son overnights with his dad, interferes with our communication and now because I've told him it has to stop, they have opened up a "family email" where she continues to email me and dictate any decisions. Can I refuse to converse via this email because I am not communicating with the father, but the step-mom?JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: FLJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: No, but I keep all of the nasty email she sends and all of the emails where they refuse to allow our son overnights, simply because it's not specified in our parenting plan.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I don't want to converse with her, I want to converse with the father only. She is not actively involved in our sons life enough for it to matter.
My husband decided yesterday that he doesn't want to be
My husband decided yesterday that he doesn't want to be married anymore. We have a one year old and a three year old..can I move to California with kids now? We currently live in Florida but I hate it here and want to return home. He throws up in my face that I can't leave because he wants joint custody. Is this true?
MY SON WISHES TO MODIFY HIS NH PARENTING PLAN BECAUSE HIS X
MY SON WISHES TO MODIFY HIS NH PARENTING PLAN BECAUSE HIS X IS NOT ABIDING BY IT. WHAT IS THE FIRST STEP?JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NO CANT AFFORD ONEJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: NO JUST WHAYT IS THE FIRST STEP TO MODIFY A PARENTING PLAN IN PLACE FOR 5 MONTHS BUT NOT BEING ADHERED TO BY HIS EX.
My boyfriend's little one is 4, turning 5 in August. The
My boyfriend's little one is 4, turning 5 in August. The initial motion to submit a court ordered parenting plan was filed by the mother in June 2015 and came after a bit of some rough times including the mother moving over 2 hours away and due to some other civil issues between the two, my boyfriend (Rich), had a very minimal part in the child's life for about a year and a half. We ended up retaining an attorney for the first contested hearing. There were several mediations and changes, but shortly before the actual hearing, the attorneys were able to come up with a parenting plan both parties were able to agree on. The existing parenting plan was filed with the court in April of last year. It is a very gradual and phased parenting plan to allow Rich to re-establish his relationship with the child. Currently, he is getting every other weekend Friday 630pm - Sunday 630pm with the final phase starting in September which will include Sunday nights on Rich's weekends giving him a total of 6 overnights per month not including any additional holiday time. So far, it's been working out quite well, however Rich and I are getting to the point that we would like more time with Braxton. Initially, I had no problem filing the motion to modify myself, and we were hoping to go for something closer to a 50/50 arrangement or at the very least 60/40. We live in Colorado, as well as the mother. We live about a*****from her. Last summer, Braxton's mother entered a relationship with a man who lives in Illinois. Last fall, she began asking Rich about how he would feel about her moving to Illinois, and he said he was not comfortable with it. In November, the mother moved out of her apartment and in with her father where she has continued to live. Several weekends we have had Braxton, the mother has flown out to Illinois to visit her boyfriend, and has continued to ask if Rich will agree to her moving there and he has continued to tell her he is not comfortable with it. Just this past weekend, the mother dropped off a proposed parenting plan arrangement to accommodate her moving to Illinois and informed us that her father is requesting her to move out of his house by the end of May. Her proposed visitation plan says it is to begin before June 1 and allows Rich less time with his son, requires Braxton's traveling expenses to be paid for by Rich one-way, and an assortment of other very disagreeable arrangements. Rich is continuing to disagree with any plan the mother is coming up with, including her even asking if she can just move to Illinois for a few months until her boyfriend's house sells. At this point, I do not believe chances are very high that a judge would grant any kind of arrangement she is requesting, but we also still want to pursue getting additional time. Should we file a motion to modify before she attempts to ask permission to relocate with the child? Does she have a chance at even being granted permission? We don't really know what to do.JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: ColoradoJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Only the existing parenting plan has been filed.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No
I will be moving soon and my ex will be staying in the same
I will be moving soon and my ex will be staying in the same local area. I'm working on a parenting plan where my daughter who is 7 will finish elementary school in the area with my ex and I will have her during the Summer. Then at the start of middle school she will move out to live with me and spend the Summer with her mom. (Middle school is ideal cause she will have to switch schools anyways.) Then at the start of high school she will spend that time with her mom and I will have her the Summers. The idea is to have the child alternate residents every few years and line it up to when she is due to change schools.Question I have is, have you seen this plan presented before? What is the success rate for this plan? Do you have any advice?
I have a question regarding my son's kindergarten
Hi. I have a question regarding my son's kindergarten registration for next fall. His father and I share 50/50 guardianship and disagree on which school to enroll him. I know that in this situation a judge can be the tie-breaker and the decision is primarily based on the performance of the school. I believe the school that I want my son to attend is the better of the two and have found only limited data to support that belief. Where can I find reliable information on the performance and comparison of specific elementary schools/school districts in the Clark county (WA) area that would be adequate for submission to a judge. And lastly what is the process of involving a judge?JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Washington stateJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: only the 50/50 parenting planJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I don't think so
I have a family law question, I'm sorry! Missouri, Yes. Just
Hey, I have a family law question, I'm sorry!JA: In what state did this occur?Customer: MissouriJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Yes.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Just that we are wanting to know of any time limits on a motion to modify (its been over 2 years at this point) ok