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We all live in Los Angeles... My two brothers and I are

We all live in Los Angeles...My two brothers and I are Co-trustees for our 95 year old father. Successor Trustees.I want to have them removed as trustees, or at least take action to be allowed equal access to all information regarding my father.The Revocable Trust my parents set up (Mother is now deceased) states all matters regarding my father's welfare and estate must be decided by the three of us and if a unanimous decision cannot be reached, then a 2/3 vote will prevail.My brothers are using this clause to bully their way through my father's care and welfare and estate matters.1.Trust states father wishes "to stay in his home no matter if more expensive for his healthcare until all assets are gone". My father began to need a 24/7 caregiver($7000month). He could qualify for a reverse mortgage to help pay for it. Brothers said No, reverse mortgages are a scam. We are going to sell the house and father will live with younger brother and caregiver. That last 14 months, then my younger brother put father in a facility and took away the beloved 24/7 caregiver!Said too expensive to include caregiver.2.They took money from sale of the house and opened a new account without my name on it! I am not able to do my duties as Co-trustee and monitor monies going in and out of bank account.3. They would not let me be involved in the sale of the house, and would not tell me HUD1 statement, how much the house sold for, etc. (Realtor.com says $640,000).4. They Put my father in hospice 2 months after he moved to brother's house! He was fine, robust when I took care of him for 11 years in his home, which was right before he was taken out of the home.5. They told hospice staff not to let me have access to any medical information or decisions in father's case! Not allowed to attend any family meetings in that regard also.6. Now he is in a facility, and they told the owner not to discuss any business with me! The owner said I should talk to my brother.7. And, last July, when my father was still living in his house, younger brother said house was in desperate need to replace roof before rain, or there could be water damage, mold, etc. My father's resources were low after kitchen remodel 68000, new vinyl fence $13000, other home repairs, and my mother's funeral$23,000. So I graciously offered to lend the$6000 for the new roof until father could pay back. Verbal agreement with my brothers. After sale of the house, I asked for repayment and they haven't paid me back! It has been 7 months of letter writing,texts emails.This is a nightmare! What should I do?

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I have a friend how desperately wants to be involved in his

I have a friend how desperately wants to be involved in his unborn child's life and the current care. The mother is not allowing this now as they have seperated. She is due in November. He was kicked out of the room today and told he won't be allowed in the delivery room by his children's mother. I see he basically has no legal rights, which sickens me, so I am trying to find out in Pennsylvania what can he do before November that allows him to be in the delivery room, and what can he do to establish paternity before he follows through with the DNA test? He wants to be there and wants his name on the birth certificate. Please help as this is one of the saddest stories I have heard. (And no she will not sign s PA-CS 611 form and and AOP is aterward the baby is born and usually requires both parents, witnesses, and a notary)

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My husband and I were granted temporary custody of our 2 yr

My husband and I were granted temporary custody of our 2 yr old grandson 8 weeks ago. The putative father, who lives with his sister, was given supervised visitation every other weekend. The father and his sister, who is named as a supervisor, are not following the guidelines of supervised visitation with the excuse that until they have "the papers" they don't know what the rules are and noone has explained anything to them. Note: He did not have representation at the court hearing. Our attorney has not given us copies of the court order yet. What should we do?JA: OK. The Family Lawyer will need to help you with this. Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: I have talked to our attorney's admin. assistant a couple of times asking what the hold up is. I put a call directly into him this morning.JA: 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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Do I have to give the father's last name to my child or can

Do I have to give the father's last name to my child or can I give the child my last name?

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If you have not been identified as the childs Dad and the

If you have not been identified as the childs Dad and the child is now 25 years old . Do you have to take a test or give any money.. The lady said 21 yrs ago said that is was not my child . I am in the state of colorado.

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Is there anyway to have my son's father's parental rights

Is there anyway to have my son's father's parental rights taken away if there isn't anyone to take over financial responsibility? Also his father wrote a song recently that involved the story of shooting an ex in the head, presumably me, should I do anything such as report it to the authorities in case we ever go to court? or would the song (and video of him singing it) be sufficient? Also does it even matter since it is an artistic expression and not a direct threat?

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Looking to find out what rights grandparents have in

Looking to find out what rights grandparents have in connection with their grandchildren.Got a call from a distraught sister yesterday about her grandchildren. She has babysat them for years until a few months ago when her son left the mother as she is a total narcissist. She does drugs and gets antipsychotics on the black market. She also had a guy who is 10 years younger move in with her...when my nephew recently got the kids for his visitation rights, they both cried and said they don't want to go back to their own mother. The girl is five..the boy is three and told his father that the man living with mommy does things with is private parts/front and back...horror of horrors...now when nephew reported that to CPS. they said the kids would need to take a lie detector test.BUT First they groomed the kids without their dad in the room, going so far as to threaten the kids with a beating if they told the truth...this is in Michigan. I ask you what kind of animals work as social workers or for the state that they can get away with such evil as this....the mother put on a good act in the courtroom saying the kids were hers and she wanted them. My sister told me that when the kids come over they smell as their own mom never bathes them...so my sister is in essence the mother. I am sure that with a bad news mom, they probably aren't even being fed good food.A caveat to all of this is that the rotten abusive mom has a sister in law who is secretary to the prosecuting attorney...so as you can see between nepotism and crooked state workers this looks like it is bad for the kids and the father. No doubt the mother of kids wanted them for she is getting child support to pay for her filthy habits. What RECOURSE, I ask you does my sister have as a grandparent to save those kids and keep them from such abuse/sexual/physical and no doubt mental to boot! The bad news mom also managed to get the father of kids to put $30,000 into the house before he got out.MY sister raised 3 very fine sons, all working and doing well, and it is painful to hear that he is not only getting shafted by what looks like a welfare queen, but the state as well. So pls if you can, give me clues as to what my sister, the grandparent can do to save the kids. Since she pretty much raised them from babyhood as the mom/dad worked, they are very attached to her...she is an outstanding old fashioned mom--the kids love her.

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I have 2 sons I have custody of. They are now 16 and 14.

I have 2 sons for which I have custody of. They are now 16 and 14. When they were born, their mother did not put my name on the birth certificate.Their mother has not been in their lives since they were toddlers because she has been committed to mental institutions. I have no address for her at this time. At the end of the custody suit, my youngest was just born so he was given to me, but no court order was made legalizing my custody. Now that they are older, I need to access their ss card and birth certificates for schools and other personal business, but I am told I need a court order for both. I only have a court order for the oldest one. Can someone please help me with this.

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Looking with 1 form. My husband is adopting my adult sons in

Looking for help with 1 form. My husband is adopting my adult sons in Portage County Ohio. The form I'm confused on is Consent to adoption (R.C. 3107.06, 3107.08, 31107.081). Who is giving consent? The kids are 25 & 22.

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