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State: Louisiana. Last year (Feb, 2015 to be exact) My

State: Louisiana. Last year (Feb, 2015 to be exact) My ex-husband and were divorced. We have one daughter. I am now questioning the paternity. I do not believe that Laurel ( My daughter is My ex-husbands) . He is the domiciliary parent. I pay 150$ in Child Support Payments each month. I committed adultery and that is why we were divorced. I am now married with the said other man. I get visitation for all of major school breaks and holidays. If I asked him for a paternity test , will that have any negative consequences on our agreement or on me in the future? If he takes the test, and it says negative, that he is not the father, then what do I do next? I know who the father would be. This only happened two days ago after a person indicated that the two looked a lot alike. What do I do? I don't want to lose my child or have negative consequences.

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I want to file for custody for both my kids, however the

I want to file for custody for both my kids, however the father is only on one birth certificate and we never got a paternity test but we're not 100% my son is his. My son, whos gift certificate the father isnt on, has the same last name and has been the acting father for two years so does he have legal rights? Or would it just be best for me to call the police and go get my son?

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In 2007 my son was on summer vacation with his dad and

In 2007 my son Justin was on summer vacation with his dad and traveled from our home state of Ohio to California. During this time Justin father left him in California and went to Alabama. Justin was only 6 at this time. Yes you herd right his dad abandon him in California. I was contacted by California CPS, I have them all the info they wanted from me to prove I was his mother. And he was a resident of Ohio. I was then asked to go through a reunification program and was asked to provide drug screens, parenting classes, counseling. Ask of which I did to the best of my ability. Keep in mind, some of the programs being requested was not offered by my home state, Ohio. An investigation was never conducted, they simply took my son. I went to a court hearing in 2011 and they terminated my parental rights. Without an investigation, without cause, for NO reason. After that cps would not give me any info on my son Justin and kept saying contact your attorney. My attorney would never get back with me on repeated tries. After 9 years of wonder and worry I finally contacted him through Facebook. He is now 14 and been in contact with him several times a week. Now it gets even crazier. Recently I was contacted by Justin Casa Worker in which she was wanting to help Justin reunite with his family seeing how he has been in California all these years without a single person in his immediate or extended family out there. I'm absolutely wanting to reunite with him. Every body involved in this case currently are in board with getting him home quickly. I will be traveling to California on September 27 to attend a hearing on the 28 2016, at the time they will be asking the court to dismiss the case and my son come home with me on my return flight home. Now my questions are, 1) how can they take a child away with out conducting an investigation? 2) why were my other two children able to stay in my care the whole time if I was deamed a detriment to the well being of my son? This issue has caused great stress on himself, confused about all these years, and now has behavioral issues which primarily stems from not having his family and being pushed around from group home to group home. Which he has been in over 100 homes and schools in the last 9 years. Needless to say when Justin returns home there is going to be a lot of work to do to gain his trust, build his confidence and enrolling him into support programs to help deal with all this truma he had endured. This has caused undue stress, and unnecessary emotional distress to myself, Justin and to his brother and sister. Considering my son was taken without cause or provocation, what would be your recommended course of action.

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Unwed father, 1 yr old son, half the caregiver, Mother is

Unwed father, 1 yr old son, half the caregiver, Mother is alcoholic and addict who gets violent. I'm self employed and work from 5am - 2pm. When I get home the Mom and baby are still asleep. Because of her binge the night before. This is why I strongly feel I'm half the caregiver. She also leaves us 1-2 times a week all night. On one occasion she took the diaper bag with all the babies sundries. I'm left to find a babysitter on short notice. Two nights ago she left before I made it home and the baby was in play pin unattended. A friend of mine arrived at the same time she left and he notified me. Fearing an intense argument when she returned home. I decided we should stay at a friends house. At @ 3am she arrives at the friends home, very drunk and violent. Takes my son and drives off. She has no license, no insurance, no vehicle registration. She is always making threats of calling the police on me. In an attempt to get me to leave my home. I fear my sons safety and I don't know what to do. I have texts, recordings, videos, and witnesses of her behavior and outbursts. From what I've read because we are not married and he is under 3yrs, it's going to be difficult for me. I have taken a paternity test and I am his father. We live Texas

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How do I change my son's name to mine. There is no name for

How do I change my son's name to mine. There is no name for father on birth certificate, but I had his name listed as the guy I was dating at the time of my son's birth, but definitely not the father.

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I received a citation for child support and need to give a

I received a citation for child support and need to give a written response. Is there a certain format? Can I request a paternity test even though I signed the birth certificate?JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: I live in Texas but my ex lives in Arizona.JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No I have not. The written answer needs to be submitted by Monday. I have tried to get assistance through the Texas Veterans Commission and the Department of Veterans Affairs but they have been very slow with ther response.JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: That is all really. I received the citation they need the written response. I want a paternity test even though I signed the birth certificate.

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Have 16 year old daughter with ex, who passed and left me as

have 16 year old daughter with ex, who passed and left me as guardian in her will. my daughter lives with me my question would be ,if named in will and biological father ,what would i need to do to collect insurance and would i need to file for guardianship or custody in court ? i need to be pointed in right direction thanks

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My son' s has recently found out that an

My son' s has recently found out that an acquaintance(girl)he has dated a few time is having a baby. He is not sure , she says it is his. He is.not trying to get out of child support if it is his but, should he sign his name and babys using his last name. What if he finds out later , it is not his. How hard.is it to get your name off the birth certificate if the baby is yours??? North Carolina

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I just received a letter asking for child support from an

I just received a letter asking for child support from an ex-girlfriend. I had no idea that a child was even born up until recently since we had broken up and had no idea she was pregnant. We broke up more than 3 years ago. She has constantly called me since she has told me about said child and even showed up at my house when my fiance was out of town- knowing she was out of town and exactly where she was at. Obviously I am going to ask for a paternity test to verify paternity, and then go on from there.My fiance and I are in the process of buying a home and my main question is: will a child support case effect us getting our home? We are already in escrow and finishing up all the paper work.

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