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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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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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What mothers right do I have with sharing time with my

What mothers right do I have with sharing time with my husband since we are barely filing for divorce and custody but have been living separately since 11/1/16JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: CaliforniaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Not yet I just moved out of the house and will file everything this weekJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: We have been sharing time equally but I want to know legally do I have to until we file for custody?

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When can the DCCS (Department Child Care Services) make

When can the DCCS (Department Child Care Services) make child support orders? The DCCS is trying to order me to pay child support to my soon to be exwife from June 2015. However, my daughter was not living with my wife. My daughter was living 2 hrs away from her, with her maternal grandmother. My soon to be exwife moved my daughter to live with her in April 2016 after I served her with court documents. What can I do? I don't think it's fair that my wife get money, when she didn't even live with my daughter, or in the same county. Is there a time frame to establish jurisdiction for child support? Should I be ordered to pay once jurisdiction is established, or met?

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In the midst of a custody case, how do I avoid being accused

in the midst of a custody case, how do I avoid being accused of not supporting my children while waiting for the hearing?it hasn't happened but I'd like to make sure that I don't get accused of such a thing. the mother of the children refuses to send them back now that the summer period is over, so I'm waiting on a hearing to establish custody and support

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I went through a divorce, I am not asking for a modification

I went through a divorce, I am not asking for a modification of the current orderI changed jobs and now make less than 1/2 of what I used.My wife was given sole legal custody because we can not make joint decisions (this is because she refuses to discuss issues with me)My wife's lawyer is now requesting that I submit to a psychological evaluation and/or mental examinationshe also request a specific phdshe also wants me to pay for itshe refers to section 452.375 RSMoshe also states I have anger issuesshe also states that I have threatened the minor children in the petitioner's presenceshe also states alot of other baseless claimsDo I have to submit to this?is there a motion I can file to counter this?

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As a pro se, how and when do i get to argue my case and

As a pro se, how and when do i get to argue my case and present relevant case law during a custody hearing?

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I have joint custody of my two minor children, and am the

I have joint custody of my two minor children, and am the primary caretaker (60 to his 40). I agreed to let my ex's girlfriend babysit today, and she took my children on an hour and a half trip out of the city without my knowledge or consent. My ex says that he gave her permission; I am livid that she did not contact me at all to see if I was all right with it. She has driven my children around before, but always with my ex with them. I'm in Nebraska. Am I within my rights to file a complaint?

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My husband continues to insist that he cannot afford to pay

Hi again,My husband continues to insist that he cannot afford to pay for a second place. I told him I would leave and find a place with the kids and he has told me he will not allow me to leave with the kids. How can I do this legally? Again he is in the Coast Guard with orders to Washington, DC and we reside in Maryland. Thanks

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