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Mother of my children took them out of state during an open

Mother of my children took them out of state during an open custody battle. Motion was filed to return children and get temporary sole custody until the actual court hearing. the motion was granted. When can i get my children?JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in?Customer: MichiganJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Yes, the motion was filed several weeks ago and the judge granted my request for return of children. They are back, but mother is denying me the right to see them.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: The official court date for the custody hearing is in September. I should be able to get my childen now per the granted motion, right?

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I'm needing to obtain full legal and physical custody of my

I'm needing to obtain full legal and physical custody of my 8 year old son. He has lived with me 100% of the time since he was born. I have an open child support case filed in 2009 ordering his father to pay monthly child support. He has never paid a dime. The last time my son saw his father was in 2011. I have no idea where he is and no way to get a hold of him. I just keep track of his criminal cases through online records. He has a history of drug addiction and a criminal record of burglary, substance abuse/paraphernelia, and stay away orders. I also have a police record of him assaulting me in 2011.It has been a while since I have received legal advise on this issue. How do I go about getting full legal custody of my son?

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Almost 6 years after divorce and just 2 sleepovers in 5.5

Almost 6 years after divorce and just 2 sleepovers in 5.5 years both that ended traumatically for child. Father who has not been able to live own his own due to multiple attempts and failures of being sober has had to move back to his father's home 3 times. Father is 51 years old (my child's father). He moved out on his own again and did not tell us and now is requesting to follow visitation that was in original decree 5.5 years ago. Our son is vehemently and physically sickened by the possibility of that happening. He has seen his father's behavior and father has embarrassed him multiple times with his behavior and gets through visits multiple times a week only because he knows they will come to an end within what he considers comfortable. Our son is 11 years old and says he absolutely never sleepover with his father. Father wanted to take him this summer for 2 weeks to undisclosed location to visit a male friend from highschool and his 7 year old son. And to get this enforced by me has hired an attorney and is blatantly lying and trying to entrap me by saying I am refusing to allow him to see his son. He sees him every week when he wants and takes him to dinner every week and to basketball sometimes 2 times a week and Sundays. And any time he asks. everytime father asks to spend more time with son it eventually goes back to this type of schedule. Father is committed to a soccer league he plays on and is not available on saturdays after quite some time now and had his lawyer petition the order of contempt against me when I said our son would not be available this saturday. His lawyer then notified me that father would be at my home friday night to pick up son and return by Sunday. Something my son hasn't done in over 5 years and was physically sick at the prospect begging and crying for me to not let it happen. I did not open the door - father came and rang door bell once at 4:50 and left. Monday I am told by his attorney I am in contempt. He goes through phases like this after a short stint of being sober either by requesting something from me or denying money to me. And now he is actually saying I won't let my son visit with him unless he gives me "gifts" I will not have this affecting our son like this and myself. He is a highly vengeful easily manipulated 51 year old man that gets in violent relationships and ends up in rehabs within a year of being on his own. He is blatantly twisting everything. I live a modest income and am already over my head financially. He knows this. I can't afford to get an attorney. I live pay check to paycheck. He makes 6 figures and I know something strange is going on and I will by no means allow my son to sleep over with him. My son won't let it happen. It would be disastrous to my son's well being. I have sole custody for a reason. Furthermore father travels every month all over the world. The original visitation schedule was never realistic anyway. He was away at least one week a month to Europe and for most of the time living with multiple time DUI offender going through a felony trial or living in a room at his father's. I want the never enacted visitation modified to demonstrate the reality of the situation and what our son will be able to handle. Our son is very adamant about this and I do not to live like this nor does my son want to live in fear of this resurfacing every couple random years with whatever recent drama or whim of father and be worried he will make a habit of pulling this contempt of court thing over us every time my son doesn't want to sleep over with him. No sleep overs. My son wants a voice and we need guidance and have no money to respond in kind to his attorney.

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My husband decided yesterday that he doesn't want to be

My husband decided yesterday that he doesn't want to be married anymore. We have a one year old and a three year old..can I move to California with kids now? We currently live in Florida but I hate it here and want to return home. He throws up in my face that I can't leave because he wants joint custody. Is this true?

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I have an issue that I'm not too sure about what I should

I have an issue that I'm not too sure about what I should do. It's concerning family court and child custodyJA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: LouisianaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: YesJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Should I start from the beginning

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I have a question regarding a child visitation order and

I have a question regarding a child visitation order and filing a motion to dismiss an upcoming trial based on non-compliance on the other party's side JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in? Customer: Iowa JA: Has anything been filed or reported? Customer: Yes My ex husband is ordered to travel to California (my state of residence) to complete a visiation evaluation and there is a pending trial date to review the evaluation. He has not done this and it was ordered 2 years ago JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you? Customer: I think that is most of it

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I have a family law question, I'm sorry! Missouri, Yes. Just

Hey, I have a family law question, I'm sorry!JA: In what state did this occur?Customer: MissouriJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Yes.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Just that we are wanting to know of any time limits on a motion to modify (its been over 2 years at this point) ok

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My son and daughter in law live in Maine. My daughter in law

My son and daughter in law live in Maine. My daughter in law had two children with her ex husband. In 2013 she was granted sole custody based on the mental status of the ex husband with no visitation. They have decided to move to Montana and have sold their trailer. They gave to be out by April 22 but will not be moving until May 11. Today my daughter in laway was served with paperwork requesting the court to modify it's order and grant custody. What is her next step? Can she still move?JA: What state is this in? And how old is the mobile home?Customer: They live in maineJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: She was granted sole custody with no visitation in August 2013JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: She received today by sheriff paperwork requesting v I sitation

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My ex, the NCP was ordered to stop taking our minor child to

My ex, the NCP was ordered to stop taking our minor child to therapy that I had not given consent to. I did not know for several sessions that our child was attending and when I discovered that not only was she taking them, she was also sitting in on the sessions and practically leading our child and the therapist with false accusations and half truths. The therapist had no idea about our case from any perspective but my ex's. I did not give permission and they continued to see our child regardless. The judge ordered them to stop 5 months ago, but my child mentioned that they have continued to see them as recently as a week ago.I was granted sole physical in 2013 after having a restraining order approved. We have been back and forth to court at least 4 times with my ex trying to increase parenting time in order to reduce child support responsibilities. I am a victim of domestic violence witnessed by our child as well. Ex's RFOs have never been granted and only step up modifications in their visitation time has been ordered by judge.Is it likely I can be successful in getting sole legal?

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