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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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TJ, Esq.

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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 50/50

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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The father is asking residential custody I believe

The father is asking for equal residential custody I believe he wants this because of child support if we have equal residential custody he will only need to pay $63. I wouldn't be opposed to this if we actually had equal parenting time. I work part time noc(overnights) shift 10:30pm to 7:00am every other weekend (Friday threw Monday morning) then Wednesday and Thursday that week after my working weekend and then Monday after my weekend off. He works Monday threw Friday 8-5 so our agreed upon visitation schedule does shows split and equal residential custody with the dad having 7 nights out of a 2 week period but because I work overnights I can and do have JR during the day regardless of it being the fathers night to have JR no child care is needed for either parties to accommodate work schedule. Therefore ACTUAL parenting time is not equal I have JR for approximately 400 hours more than the father per month. The father is saying that the state does NOT recognise ACTUAL parenting time when it comes to determining residential custody the state only looks at the number of nights each parent has so in our case we do have equal residential custody and I will just have to take the loss of 400 hours when it comes to child support....is this true?

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Samuel II

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I was married in MA, now I live in CA. I have a 6 years old

I was married in MA, now I live in CA. I have a 6 years old from this marriage who was born in Boston. I spent 1 year and half in Brazil and while there we split and filled for divorce there. With that I got full custody of my son and came back to the USA. His father had already returned to live in MA. Last November I filed for divorce in CA but I didnt include assets in Brazil neither the custody because we already have an agreement on a final order from Brazil. I filled in CA only to have the marriage dissolved in the USA. My ex for revenge decided to include custody is he is asking for 50% physical and legal custody. What are the chances of him winning when we already have a court order where he lost it, he leaves in a different state and he is not stable with issues of being an alcoholic person?

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Samuel II

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My husband has shared legal and shared physical custody of

My husband has shared legal and shared physical custody of his five year old daughter in Massacusetts. He was never married to her mother. They have a court ordered parenting plan that states they share transportation for parenting time. He picks her up at the beginning of his parenting time and she is to pick her up at the conclusion of his parenting time. Every single week she has an excuse as to why she either cannot pick her up period, or will say she has to pick her up or early. He often ends up doing both ways. We have finally had it though and this weekend told her she had to follow the court order. It is now Tuesday and she has still not picked her up and is saying she will call the police if HE does not drive their daughter back to her mother's house. The child is safe, happy etc. and is not privy to this issue. Our main concern is if she does call the police can he get in trouble, or could she file charges in this situation? We do not want it to get to that level obviously, we only want her to uphold her portion of the court order as we do.

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Lucy, Esq.

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