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I live in PA. I received this week email from my wife about

I live in PA.I received this week email from my wife about divorce.We have son, 5 years old.I want to receive shared physical custody after divorce for my son.I can work from home 2 days per week to take care about kid and I can always work shifted hours(7.30-3.30) to be able to pick son from kindergarden.I'm not sure if it's enough to fight for my custody.Can i present in court facts, that i can get a babysitter, or ask god mother or mother in law for help when it's required on day. If no, what others options could be considered in my case

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Child custody: Please explain details of having primary

Child custody:Please explain details of having primary physical custody and- details of joint legal custody

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JA: . How can we help? Customer: I had a question regarding

hiJA: Hello. How can we help?Customer: I had a question regarding sole legal custodyJA: OK. The Family Lawyer will need to help you with this. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: I had shared legal and shared physical custody.JA: Please give me a bit more information, so we can help you best.Customer: but in a masters conference today, I was petitioning to modify the visitation schedule as my oldest is 23, then 22, and the youngest is 15. so only applies to youngestJA: Is there anything else important you think the Family Lawyer should know?Customer: the master threw in a "suggestion" to give my ex sole legal custody.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.Customer: he said it was so she could make important medical decisions for urgent care. but I didn't realize the other ramifications of what that meant.

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I have some legal custody of my 13-year-old son and joint

I have some legal custody of my 13-year-old son and joint 50/50 physical custody of him with my ex. My son has behavioral issues that get exacerbated when he is with my ex. He lies, steal, vandalizes personal property and gets aggressive with her. He doesn't display these behaviors when he is with me. Just this afternoon (this is my weekend with him)we were passing by her house and he said he needed to use the bathroom so he knocked on her door and entered her house. He is angry with her for taking his smart phone away and he confronted her about it. Despite my pleadings she wouldn't stop engaging with him and things escalated. The police were called to come out and speak with him. My legal question is, he is supposed to go be with my ex the next two days and do I have legal authority as sole legal custodian to say he will not be going to her house and staying with me instead or would this be interfering with her visitation rights?

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If my exhusband and I have shared physical custody, but he

If my exhusband and I have shared physical custody, but he makes twice as much as I do, can I ask for any child support?

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I live in New York state, and my husband and I are recently

I live in New York state, and my husband and I are recently separated (not legally). As of right now, we discussed sharing physical custody of our two children. JA: OK. The Family Lawyer will be able to help you. Have you consulted a lawyer yet? Customer: I have not JA: Tell us what else you do know and the Family Lawyer will be able to better assist you. Customer: Do I need to have something drawn up legally as far as the custody is concerned, or can it just be a verbal agreement between us both? JA: Is there anything else important you think the Family Lawyer should know? Customer: We have been married for almost 14 years, our children are 11 and 9 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. I'll let you know when it is your turn.

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I have a bit of a complicated support question. I live in

I have a bit of a complicated support question. I live in PA. I am a divorced mother of 3 children. In the initial support order all 3 children were on a 50/50 custody split and my ex paid me child support. The initial percentage split was 83 percent HIscost and 17 my cost in ratio of combined salary. To the best of my knowledge he says child care is 1000 a month even though I do not use any child care as have my work schedule set so I am home when needed to be. He makes a LOT more money then I do almost4x my current salary. He is covering the health care costs thru his work for the children. I am going to give a GUESS of about 500 a month in his out of pocket costs for health insurance thru his company. In the past year one of my children no longer followsthe custody arrangement and has been living with their father. the other 2 continue to follow the 50/50 schedule. I just recieved from my lawyer office and unfortuanlly cant get a hold of her until Tuesday a court summons for a support hearing. In it thereis a paragraph that says. "That since the entry of the said ORDER, the circumstances have changed, namely: H**** resides with the Defendant and M**** and G**** reside with the Defendant 50% and with Plaintiff 50% AS a result, Defendant, S***** is entitledto support from Plantiff Karen." OK here are my questions I hope I have provided enough background information so that you can help me. IF my ex wins does that mean I am losing alll child support for all 3 and then have to pay him on top of that? or Does thismean that what will likely happen is a re calculation of child support. As I take a guess something along the lines of . It is (using hypothetical numbers)..... Based on combined salary calculations each child would be 1000 in total support. Then take thatnumber and using the Percentage of the 2 salaries deem how much each parent should be contributing. So again for ease of calculations and using a rounded amount of what we had before. it was an 80 / 20 split. IN this case would pay me 2400 for the 3 children. But doing the recalculation of what I am hoping is the case. HE would owe me 1600 for the 2 children and I would owe him 200 for the child that is primarily in his cusotoday meaning I would get about 1400 a month in recalculated costs. I KNOW this is confusingI have tried to be as clear as possible. Thank you for your time and help in this matter. Sincerely Karen

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I have a problem with what I consider a social path ex wife!

I have a problem with what I consider a social path ex wife! We were married for 16 years and she knows my social security number, my email and took that over with password ***** and I'm not good with computers! We were divorced and I'm the father! Joint custody with mother having visitation rights! She has made false statements before! She got remarried to another man overseas and took my daughter to indoor skydiving place which needed parents consent and she used her new husband last name and daughter won a certificate which she can have framed! I was very upset to say the least! Is it legal? Can I sue her? Can I request company to correct the name because daughter was happy about award but I was very upset

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I reside in CT and have not seen my now 10 yr daughter in

I reside in CT and have not seen my now 10 yr daughter in years. Mom has played hide away so I can not serve her. Only paternity was done so I pay support and am current. No custody orders were entered. I have 3 children outside of this woman that I have custody of. What are my chances of joint-legal, shared physical custody?

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