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If a person was married over 35 years ago in the State of Hawaii but the other spouse had then left the country for over 30 years and had lost contact since then. Can this person get married again now legally in the State of California or Nevada? The couple planning to get married are not U.S. Citizen/Resident and presently living outside the USA.

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Attorney Wayne

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My finance' has a child (11 yrs old). His relationship with

My finance' has a child (11 yrs old). His relationship with the mother was unfortunately while she was married. He is not on the birth certificate.He has kept in regular contact with the mom and daughter, sent regular child support. There has never been a formal agreement - whatever the mom has asked for - he gave no questions asked regardless how much money. In exchange, she has allowed telephone conversations. When the daughter was little she lived in the same town and allowed visiting. She left to California 7 or 8 years ago and just recently allowed the first visit in several years outside of skype and telephone correspondence. He has never fought for custody because he regretted the affair but he wanted a relationship with his daughter and he has tried very hard to please the mother to make sure the door is always open. He recently told her that we are getting married and now she announced that she remarried and is moving to Amsterdaam in May with her new husband. She would like to forget about the past which means she doesn't want him involved anymore. She has decided to tell the daughter that her dad doesn't care about her and has blocked all communication. She re-opened communication briefly to ask for regularly monthly child support - which we agreed to at the first request but then she changed her mind saying she just wants to move on with her life with her new husband.My finance' just wants a relationship with his daughter. To be able to talk to her to have her believe he loves her. He doesn't want to take her away from her siblings and wasn't planning on fighting the move out of the country. However, now the mom has cut off communication and continues to ask for more and more money and keeps telling him she wants to stay out of their lives. Is there any legal avenue he can pursue to make sure communication is guaranteed? Can he stop the move to Amsterdaam even though he is not on the birth certificate? Is there anything he can do legally to maintain a relationship with his daughter?

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I am just trying to find out my options based on my current

I am just trying to find out my options based on my current decree and custody agreement.JA: Have any papers been filed in family court?Customer: No new ones that I know of. We have been divorced since 2009.JA: Family law varies by state. What state are you in?Customer: He showed up suddenly on the other day at my son's school out side of the agreed parenting times. He lives in FL and we live in CO.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I don't know.

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My husband's sister, Jamie, has 3 kids, aged 11, 12, and 16.

My husband's sister, Jamie, has 3 kids, aged 11, 12, and 16. The 2 youngest are fathered by the same man, Joe. The oldest is fathered by a man who is in prison and has never been involved with the child. Jamie and Joe are married but are separated (not legally). Joe is also on probation after being released from prison. Jamie has a recent history of abusing subscription medication. None of the 3 children are attending school regularly and neither Jamie or Joe will accept calls from the truancy office of the schools. Jamie has just dropped all 3 kids off with Joe who now lives with his girlfriend and her children. Jamie stated that she signed over custody of the 2 younger kids to Joe and the oldest child to her mother, Kim. I am doubtful that she has legally done anything to change custody as this was a sudden decision. Jamie has left town giving the children and Joe the impression that she is not coming back. There is no way to reach her. As aunt and uncle of all 3 children, what options might we have to get temporary or permanent custody of 1 or more of the children?

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I pay child support to my ex wife for my 17 yo daughter who

I pay child support to my ex wife for my 17 yo daughter who lives WITH ME FULL TIME. I am planning to continue the payments to my ex until my daughter turns 18. I also pay all of my child's health and dental insc. I have been paying since our divorce 5 years ago. When my daughter turns 18 I plan on paying the amount directly to my daughter as she will be attending college in the fall of 2017.I am doing this correctly?

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My spouse filed for divorce in Texas in October 2016 and is

My spouse filed for divorce in Texas in October 2016 and is stalling, can I file too or is there a form I can print to move to a request for mediation?JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Texas, Cooke CountyJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: I applied for legal aide but my case was not taken on so I am pro-se trying to move this divorce forward to a final decreeJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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We've had a custody agreement since 2011, we changed the

We've had a custody agreement since 2011, we changed the visitation schedule on our own outside of court over a year ago. Would the courts mind if we don't change it through them?I'm asking because we're looking at possible court in the next few months to go over a school location issue and I'm wondering if they will be upset we haven't updated our new schedule with them.

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Tax question on 433a. If my spouse does not work, but has a

Tax question on 433a.If my spouse does not work, but has a car, can the IRS say that they won't allow the deduction, suggesting that we become a one car family?

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I have a valid unincorporated separation agreement. For a

I have a valid unincorporated separation agreement. For a year My exhusband followed the terms of the agreement. Then a year ago he stopped paying anything agreed to in the separation agreement. My suit for violation of the contract and that is still ongoing. He is trying to have the SA over turned. In the mean time he is not contributing to any of the expenxes for our children. Is there an action I can file to get him to pay while we are in litigationJA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Orange county North CarolinaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Yes, but not about this issueJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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