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I am an unmarried father with paternity has been established

I am an unmarried father with paternity has been established via an affidavit in the state of Arizona. I am currently in a somewhat hostile situation with my ex as she continues to change my ability to see my son. I was able to see him every weekend and bring him my home in Chandler Arizona after picking him up in Douglas Arizona she seems to react when she gets angry at me and make changes to this visitation or tries to cancel the visitation on a regular basis we have no child support in place however I supported my son and provide her funds monthly with no questions or concerns. I also provide my son's Health Care. I have a hard time understanding simply because we're unmarried why fathers in my position are treated so less than fathers who are married. I would like to see about the possibility of seeking joint and physical custody. The laws don't seem to support the father in the scenario and I am concerned I'm a good father she does not question that but she tends to use him and hold him against me I recently asked her why she's changing the visitation and she simply said because I can I'm lost I love my son and I just want some good time with him he's eighteen months old and I know this is an important time for him to bond with me she also has very strong ties in Mexico for family is well-off and I have concerns that she could simply cross the border and never return if she already has a home in her name in Mexico I don't know if I have the right to put in place a block at the border since there's been no legal documents in place other than paternity being established I really need help

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Olivia Kent

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If the parents of a child are unmarried and both names are

If the parents of a child are unmarried and both names are ***** ***** birth certificate, who has legal custody?

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NYFamilyLawyer

Licensed Attorney for 36 years

JD

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Greetings, I am currently living in Costa Rica with my son,

Greetings, I am currently living in Costa Rica with my son, and for the last 8 years, his mother and I have shared custody based on verbal agreements. Things have recently shifted and i am being villainized by her family, and I believe they are scheming to take control of my son's future. I was scheduled to bring him home this weekend, but they have not responded to my need to have a clear schedule of custody sharing, and my fear is that once I return him, they will start legal action that would keep him in their possession. I want to know my rights in this matter, are you available for a consultation by phone or skype since I am not in the country.

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NYFamilyLawyer

Licensed Attorney for 36 years

JD

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I have a question, My son who owns s own home has s

Hi I have a question, My son who owns his own home has his girlfriend living with him along with their son. They have been having issues and have decided to separate, she wants to stay in the home with her son and have him my son move out of the home., his home that he owns. Can she go to court and say that he has abandoned both her and his sonJA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in?Customer: New HampshireJA: Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: No not yet, he seems to think that he does not need to talk to an attorney that hey can work things out on their own i do not trust her she has been physically violent towards himJA: Is there anything else the Family Lawyer should be aware of?Customer: No not that i am aware of we do not want this to get out due to the fact that he has a career in law enforcement and is afraid it may affect his jobJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Family Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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LegalGems

Juris Doctorate

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Am I able to get child support first three and a half

Am I able to get child support for the first three and a half years of my child's life (when I had no / nor sought an order previously) from a father who was in my son's life from birth through the first 5 months of his life, disappeared, and now recently has had a DNA test through DCFS, confirming he is the father? If so, what form and in which Court would I need to file in? I am referring to years past, not moving forward.Thank you very much.Nichole

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Roger

Litigation Attorney

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Unmarried couple with minor child. She has already moved out

Unmarried couple with minor child. She has already moved out of state and we have a temporary custody hearing in 2 weeks. Can she move out of state? If joint custody is determined must she then move back or give up some of her custody rights?

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AttyHeather

Attorney

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What are the first steps that need to be taken in setting up

What are the first steps that need to be taken in setting up visitation when the parents arent married? My son and his ex have a 9 year old son. There is a support order in place but no custody or visitation order and he would like to establish that as she now wants to move out of state with the child.

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LegalGems

Juris Doctorate

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De Vaal, and live in Marfa TX My ex is taking me to court

Good morningMy name is ***** ***** Vaal , and live in Marfa TXMy ex is taking me to court for child supporthave already paid +/- $44000.00 in the last 4 1/2 years2 1/2 years after my daughter was born I found out she was already marriedand did not get a divorce till less than a year before she left meI was reading that when a child is born and the mother is married it is his child ?am I legally bounded to pay child support?can I demand the return of what I already paidthanksMarcel

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ScottyMacEsq

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Thanks help earlier! I have a lady that had a kid by me (not

Hi Roger, thanks for your help earlier!I have a lady that had a kid by me (not sure now) back in 1999. We'll call her lady friend 1. We went through a third party to have a DNA test done. The third party never showed up and an open envelope was given to me. It said I was not excluded from being the father. I was young and accepted the results. The mother NEVER put me as the father on the birth certificate. I left her citing that I don't think the child is mine. She never explained to me why she would not do it. All of this happened in Germany (military base).Now in 2016 I have another lady who I will call lady friend 2, who was friends with lady friend 1 working in the same unit. I did not know this back in 1998 - 1999. Here's the thing that scares me. Back in 2008 BOTH of them contacted me at my job and stated I was a deadbeat dad. I asked them to go through the courts to get DNA test done. None of them agreed. BUT lady friend 1 went to a lawyer to have me put on the birth certificate from a test done through a third party that did not show up and deliver it personally, closed and sealed. I told her lawyer what happened and I wanted a new test through the court system. She never agreed and I wasn't put on the birth certificate. She said she was sorry about the whole thing. I still don't know if I'm the father and what happened back then.Now, here's my situation. Lady friend number 2 has filed a civil lawsuit against me for back child support. You and I talked about this earlier. I have taken the DNA test and I'm waiting for lady friend number 2 to agree to her part. I was told she could still not cooperate and they'll be no repercussions on her part. I did not like that answer obviously.I am expecting lady friend number 1 to contact me or file a civil suit in response to her. They do things like this to me and my family. How can I force lady friend 1 to take a DNA test through the court system. I think lady friend 1 is in Grover, CT. I am absolutely terrified of what they'll have done to me. They have connections and are powerful (socially). I have enough on my plate.Also, lady friend 2 filed her civil suit right when my wife father died and I was flying to Germany. Obviously that was a malicious attack, from my view at least. Lady friend 2 lives in Georgia..I think. I'm afraid to try to find her outside of a lawyer or court system.How do I proceed to find lady friend 1 and force her to take a DNA test to prove I'm the father?

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