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I am seeking legal advice for an ex parte hearing that is

Hello. I am seeking legal advice for an ex parte hearing that is scheduled on 5/22/17. I have been the sole primary caretaker of my 16 year old son his entire life. His father has filed an ex parte motion that granted him temporary sole custody until our hearing alleging that my son will harm himself he continues to live with me. what evidence should I obtain to help my case?JA: What state is this in? And can you tell me a little more about the charge?Customer: NH. he states in the motion that son threatened to harm himself because he doesnt want to live with me and beacuse of that DCYF was notified.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: No. Never!JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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I am having a problem with my husband, I am in

Hi my name is ***** ***** I am having a problem with my husbandJA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: I am in MassachusettsJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Yes I have an emergency restraining orderJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I have a hearing tomorrow morning at 9 in Dudley district court

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I am meeting tomorrow with a potential lawyer for a 30

I am meeting tomorrow with a potential lawyer for a 30 minute consultation with a friend who is going for full custody of his 5 kids. He has had two bad lawyers and his official decision hearing is May 22nd. I am just now coming into the process to help and he has asked me to come to the consultation with him tomorrow to help get a feel for the lawyer and where he stands in gaining full custody. I want to know the best questions to ask to ascertain how good this lawyer will be.JA: We have our lovely Black Belt Customer Support team available to help you 24/7.Email***@******.***In the US or Canada 1-***-***-**** Available 6am to 9pm PSTIn the UK 0***-***-****In Australia 1800-679-634In New Zealand 0800-452-621From anywhere else 1-***-***-****Customer: so do I call that number?JA: Family law varies by state. What state are you in?Customer: CaliforniaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: well, I personally have not but my friend who wants custody has hired two lawyers with zero real help from themJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: The situation is grave - these 5 kids - if joint custody is ordered - will be forced to spend time with their mother who is living in a home with several sexual partners and who has an open door policy to anyone. At this point none of this has evidence, just stories from the mother. the father needs help doing whatever he can to keep them out of the house.

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RobertJDFL

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My son has been separated from his wife for 2 years. He had

My son has been separated from his wife for 2 years. He had a parenting plan that gave him total custody of the 3 kids. That went by the wayside when he missed the divorce hearing last fall and he has to start the process all over again for the divorce but hasn't had the financial means to do so. He has now heard through one of the children that the mother is planning to take both girls to California before the end of the school year. All 3 children primarily live with him but the girls do spend time with their mom. Can she legally take them out of state without his permission? What can he do to stop this?JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Washington - SpokaneJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: He recently got a restraining order (approved by the judge) against her just within the last month. She was harassing him. He had one earlier in the separation as well.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Is there any other information that would be helpful to him?

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DrakeLAW

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I have a 1 year old and believe I know who the father is.

I have a 1 year old and believe I know who the father is. Problem is he's am illegal immigrant from Mexico and I'm afraid to ask for child support due to the fact he would want to take him with to Mexico.. not sure how to go about this or if it's okay not to introduce the baby. What are my legal rights as a mother to handle this situation?JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: TexasJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: No nothing. He has no knowledge he has a child.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Not at the moment

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My husband and I are currently seperated and looking at

My husband and I are currently seperated and looking at getting divorced. We currently reside in WA state. We have two children ages 13 and 11, my oldest however is not his, nor has he ever adopted him. I would eventually perhaps by the end of summer would like to move to SC with my children, that is where my family is and will definetly need the support. Here in WA I would have no one.My biggest concerns are will I be able to leave the state with my children without having a huge battle?I am currently staying at a friends house with my children because staying in the house was unbearable. If I were to move back into the home and my husband move out, is there a way i could either file for bankruptcy in order to keep making payments on my house? I just don't know how i will be able to afford it by myself.We also have a truck that is in both of our names, he refuses to have anything to do with it, can I make him pay half of the monthly payment?if I were to get child support, would he pay for both children or just the one? also on average what is the monthly amount?

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I am now divorced since 2013. I am just wondering if I am

I am now divorced since 2013. I am just wondering if I am allowed to have a copy of my ex's taxes in North Carolina. He makes alot of money. 8,000 monthly starting three years ago and supposedly from his notice of getting the job he receives a 10,000 bonus yearly. I get decent child support from him 2,400 but being forced to move to another state having to buy a home and now back in school trying to get my degree so I can work in an area that has no real jobs has been hard. He wont give them to me and spouts off a bunch of legal jargon and BS to deflect from my request. I do not want to financially ruin my husband but considering he claims two of the kids on his taxes and I am the primary caretaker, and do the lionshare of raising them...I dont think asking for a copy is a big deal.JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: North CAROLINA. we divorced in Georgia but I had to move up to North Carolina so he could see the kids.JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: no...I spent all my money on the divorce...he raked me through the coals...Im afraid I will be in debt again and he will get what he wants.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Im an Army Vet, and he is retired military.

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I'm married stay home dad with 2 toddlers (16 months) & one

I'm married stay home dad with 2 toddlers (16 months) & one more on the way needing information on divorce.

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FamilyAnswer

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I am currently dealing with a custody nightmare w my newborn

I am currently dealing with a custody nightmare w my newborn son after separating from an abusive relationship.When i moved out of the apartment we shared, I took my son. His father then filed for a temporary restraining order alleging abuse and mental illness. He was able to take temporary possession of my son via the granting of this ex parte order. These allegations were investigated, declared unfounded, and the permanent restraining order was denied by the judge. Despite this, he would not agree to let me see my son or have any time with him.He filed for a second restraining order the next day alleging that I was stalking him and sending people to his apartment to harm him. It was also denied. They requested a hearing anyway, it was dismissed.He testified on record during the second hearing that he has purchased a firearm to "protect himself." When the second order was denied, he made threats outside of the courtroom to "take things into his own hands."He filed for sole custody that same day. I am now waiting for the hearing which isn't for several weeks. His family is still refusing me any access to my son, and they are discussing my mental health and other details of this case on social media (publicly) and to third parties.Since they would not cooperate, the custody judge who will be hearing the case did order them to report for court-supervised visitation in the meantime. They have not responded to the requests to schedule in a week.He has gone to great lengths to make it look like I am abusive towards him and mentally unstable, twisting stories or outright lying to cover up the reasons why I had to leave, and to try to make it seem justified that he's kept my own baby from me now for several weeks, even after his legal action has failed. Will the pattern of his behavior before and during my separation from him be relevant to the judges decision? Is there anything else I can do to see my child?

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