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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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My sister lives in NY. She is divorced and has 2 children.

My sister lives in NY. She is divorced and has 2 children. She has split custody with her ex husband. My parents would like to seek visitation with the children for 3 weeks in the summer and possibly winter break. They have had regular visits with the children several times a year since birth. But now that thye are older they would like to have extended visitation. My sister has no problem with this. Her ex on the other hand has told the children we are not family and should not be spending time with them. What are the chances of this request being granted and how do we go about it

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I just have the split custody of my daugther today she was

I just have the split custody of my daugther today she was suposed to pick the children and she show up with her new boyfriend, right before she place the child insede the car she told the children to give a kiss to daddy (the boyfriend) so i told her that that was wrong and i took the child from her, so she called the police but before the police show up she assaulted me verbally and i took a video of it, so when the police arrived the officer told me that i can flie for a restraining order cause i have proof of the abuse, on the custody that i file i filed some pics of my children that was abuse for her but we didnt got to court cause we reach an agreement. Can i flied for a restraining order? And if yes whats going to happen with her visitations? I hope you can help me, thank you

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My daughter has took off and left her 5 year old with us.

Customer: My daughter has took off and left her 5 year old with us. (they lived with us). She notified us via text that she want to give him to us. The father is in the kids life once a week, but in no position to take full custody. I have provided 95% of the childs care since birth. To not disrupt his life, we would consider legal guardianship but don't know how to do that. JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue? Customer: We are the childs grandparents.... My daughter informs me she is not coming back and does not want to be a mother...... said she will give him to my husband and I... But we want to protect the child and fear the father will try to take him full time, though he is not in the postion to do that. JA: OK got it. Last thing — JustAnswer charges a fee (generally around $18) to post your type of question to Family Law Experts (you only pay if satisfied). There are a couple customers ahead of you. Are you willing to wait a bit? Customer: I am at lunch so I will have to check back JA: OK. Now I'm going to take you to a page to place a secure deposit with JustAnswer. Don't worry, this chat is saved. After that, we will finish helping you. Customer: ok thanks

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