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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Im asking this son. He did not cheat on s girlfriend in a

im asking this for my son. He did not cheat on his girlfriend in a physical manner, but a while back did have pictures sent to him that were not good. Recently he has had conversations with 2 girl friends, but these were not of a sexual manner. Their relationship has not been good for sometime, however after the birth of my granddaughter 7 months ago, he's been trying to hold it together. The girlfriend, by Monday wants him to tell him why he was talking to these 2 women, tell all his friends not to contact him anymore or she will move out and take their newborn and a 3 year old she had from a prior relationship. He says he can't go on with her demands, but he also can't bare to lose rights to his daughter and the 3 year old, that sees him as a dad. When he asked her if she moves out how would they work it out seeing the girls, she said she hasn't decided that yet. What do you think he should do to ensure he doesn't lose his parental rights. He is listed as the father and my grand daughter carries his last name.

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