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I was separated in VA for 2 years with mediation and court

I was separated in VA for 2 years with mediation and court orders for even split custody of our child (One week on and one week off). I gave the marriage another chance with a reconcile however its not working. Im scared to separate again because I feel I would lose my child. What are my chances of the prior orders remaining in effect? I know the orders stated that they would stand even if we attempted to reconcile however we have been back together for 2 years.

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I was petitioned to amend our divorce order which includes

I was petitioned to amend our divorce order which includes custody information about our dog which we have shared custody for this past year (as per the court order arrangements). We could not agree in mediation to modify the previous agreement and so are scheduled to have a judge hear our case and determine who gets the dog. We are in the State of Colorado, District Court of Pueblo. We need to understand our position and also what the ruling may or may not be based on items in the petition and is there anything I can say in my defense. I would like full custody of my dog, what can I do to win this case.

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My daughter Mother of child, is the custodial parent by

My daughter Mother of child, is the custodial parent by verbal agreement, child spends majority of time with her the mother, per verbal agreement, no legal agreement is in place, she has enrolled her daughter again in school in her district, her X , the father is trying to enroll her in school in his district. Said child attended school in the mothers district last year without conflict. What can she do to prevent this new conflict from happening?

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I recently went through a divorce. We have three children,

Hi, I recently went through a divorce. We have three children, only one is a minor (13) we split custody 50/50. I walked from the abusive marriage with nothing. One by one each of our children cut ties with my ex, all three live with me. Although my ex is suppose to have half the time with my son, my son absolutely refuses to see him. Early on I encouraged my son to see him, but have now promised him I will not push it. My ex has threatened to mandate his time with our son, but so far has not. Not sure if its relevant, but we did have a family councilor who treated all three children through the divorce and tried very hard to find a resolution between my ex and my son to no avail, and finally said without my ex getting therapy of his own, no progress would be likely..my question is do I have a right to child support, and if so what is my first course of action?

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My 47 year old boyfriend and I are considering marriage.

My 47 year old boyfriend and I are considering marriage. However, he divorced his wife 6 years ago. They have 2 children and his original divorce agreement awarded custody to her and he would have them 2 weekends a month. But, she couldn't deal with that and he wanted them more so they entered into their own agreement to split custody 50/50 but never went back to court. So he has been paying $800 in child support and continues to do so, and also pays $1200 a month in alimony to his ex-wife who has a master's degree and makes a decent living. He doesn't want to rock the boat by re-negotiating, but he's so tapped financially from paying her so much that he has had to put anything the kids need on credit and now is in a position of needing to file bankruptcy. I'm wondering if there is any way that he would be in a good position for getting the alimony cancelled. His oldest child just turned 18 and is going to college this fall (all of which he is paying for) and his youngest is 14.JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: OregonJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No. It causes him to much anxiety to do so. But for me, his financial situation with his ex-wife is a huge factor in us being able to start our new life together so I'm attempting to gain some knowledge about his options so I can help alleviate any undue anxietyJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: No. That's pretty much it in a nutshell. He agreed to a lot when they divorced because he was so devastated. She initiated them moving to Oregon from Texas, they bought the house and within a month she asked for the divorce. It seems pre-meditated. He is still on the home loan but was taken off the house title during the divorce. So essentially, he is paying the house payment but will get nothing in equity when she sells the house. Just from every angle he got pummeled. I don't think he was able to pay for a lawyer at the time and she comes from a family with a lot of money.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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I am a father of a 6 month old baby. I fathered her with a

Hello,I am a father of a 6 month old baby. I fathered her with a women who has two older children and we are not married. Recently, the state got involved with the family because the 12 year old child was suicidal and was admitted. The child (12) communicated that she was being bullied at school and that she was stressed that her mom and I argued. Therefore, the mom packed and left with all the children including my baby. I do not want to cause any additional stress but I want to see my child. What should I do?

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Getting ready to go through a divorce in Ohio. The future

Getting ready to go through a divorce in Ohio. The future ex-wife and I moved back "home" to a rural area where we both grew up 3 years ago so that our children could go to her school. In previous discussions, we had both agreed to split custody 50/50 as long as we both lived within a reasonable driving distance of their current school. We had planned a dissolution but she is now planning to move outside of the area which would put our children in another school district in a major metro. The area she is looking to move to is closer to work but still moves our children out of their schools, away from their grandparents, and away from their extra curricular activities. Is there anything I can do to dictate that she stay within a reasonable distance of our current location to keep the children in their current school and closer to family? If not, I fear my only option is to challenge to be the custodial parent. Which as in father in this position, greatly feel like an underdog.

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My friend is going through a divorce proceeding. His wife

Hi, my friend is going through a divorce proceeding. His wife has served divorce papers but due to some errors on the document, he sent it back to her attorney to make amendments. While they have agreed on the changes via email, the wife/wife's attorney has been delaying sending the amended documents to my friend. She then filed a motion for pre-decree relief and wants more money than my friend actually earns/ has. What options does my friend have?JA: The Lawyer will need to help you with this. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Please tell me everything you can about this issue so the Lawyer can help you best. Is there anything else the Lawyer should be aware of?Customer: My friend's ex wife is unemployed, they have agreed on split custody of the children and they do not live in the same state. They signed a mediation agreement but she has reneged on it.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 Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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Child Custody. JA: The Lawyer will need to help you with

Child Custody.JA: The Lawyer will need to help you with this. Please give me a bit more information, so we can help you best.Customer: Me and the child's father are unmarried and he is filing for custody we have a court date June 22, 2016. I just had my daughter 5 in a half weeks ago. Her father moved to Butler county where his immediate family resides. We ended up coming to an aggrement for visitation for us which was 50/50. I would like to know what are the chances of him getting custody/residential rights if we're in two different county's?JA: OK. The Lawyer will need to help you with this. Anything else I can tell the Lawyer before I connect you two?Customer: Not that I can think of at this time.JA: 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 Lawyer about your situation and connect you two.

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