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Is it considered abuse when a wife bites and pinches her

Is it considered abuse when a wife bites and pinches her husband in anger. She berates him saying his a horrible husband and father, involves her 7 year old daughter in the arguments by going to her and asking her opinion about things they are arguing about. Throws flowers he buys her in the trash. Tells him "he needs to get over his Mothers death, she's gone". She died suddenly in February last year. His wife took his wedding ring and flushed it down the toilet. Tells him his immature. She doesn't participate in sex, just lays there. If he wants to change positions she says that's a whore. They have had sex 3 times 1 1/2 years. He has to masturbate. He is 31 has worked for his company 10 years. He has one call in for being sick 9 years ago. Took his allotted bereavement days when he lost his Mom. Has been promoted to a supervisory position. Is very responsible. Shares a love of Basketball with his daughter and referees her games. Sets time aside to spend with her. Is a Christian, active in church, and an excellent provider.

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Question concerning grandparents with guardianship of

Question concerning grandparents with guardianship of grandchild?JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: OklaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Oh yes. Long story. However we have had temporary guardianship for over five years. Child is five years old. Had him since birth. Bio mom is asking immediate termination of guardianship. She is s recovering meth, weed, sex addict. Child only knows her from a distance. She hasn't been i. His life and now wants to be a mother. It would destroy him to be taken out of the only home he knows. His private school his friends his pets his extended family etc. She's putting on a show of being sober. But our court is leaning I. Her direction. How do we fight this?JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: That's it for now

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My daughter is 12 (almost 13), and doesn't want to visit her

My daughter is 12 (almost 13), and doesn't want to visit her father anymore. Visitation with him didn't start until she was 8 (since he never exercised his visitation). I have been forcing her to go on her visits (5 hours every Sunday) for about a year now. Her father hasn't paid his child support in over 6 weeks (he says he paid, but Support Enforcement hasn't received any money). I told him today that I was going to let her choose to come or not for the next 6 weeks. He asked for that in writing; I refused. He said he'd see me in court. So my question is, will the court allow my daughter to choose whether or not to visit her father?JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: New York State.JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Not yet about this, but I have had a lawyer in the past. This just happened today (when her father said he would see me in court).JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: My daughter's father has supervised visits - his mother supervised - due to a history with drug/alcohol abuse. I'm concerned that if we go back to court, not only will the judge make her visit, but he might change the visitation to overnights. Her father has two other children he has custody of, but he recently married another woman and lives between her place (with her kids) and his mother's house with his kids - no stable place with his wife and his other two children.

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I was awarded physical custody of my Great Niece 2 years

I was awarded physical custody of my Great Niece 2 years ago. Both my Nephew and her Mother were incarcerated for drug charges. We are going back to court because the Mother will be getting out of prison and wants to get my niece back. I am very uncomfortable with this because the Mother has not had custody of her other child since he was 4 years old, he is now 9 years old. She has had a drug problem since she was a teenager and has overdosed three or four times. I started getting my niece when she was about 16 months old and then awarded physical custody when she was two, she is now 4 years old. What are my chances to keep physical custody. I live in VirginiaJA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in?Customer: VirginiaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Not yetJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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I need to stop my sons father from harassing me during

i need to stop my sons father from harassing me during visitsJA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: illinoisJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: not exactlyJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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My husband and I are the legal guardians of our grandchild

My husband and I are the legal guardians of our grandchild until he's 18. He is currently 8. We were given the exclusive right to designate the primary residence of the child without regard to geographic location in our custody order by the state of Texas. My husbands employment requires him to travel from time to time out of the US. We also take vacations in other countries. His mother was only given supervised visitation until our grandchild turns 18. We are responsible to bring him to her 3 weeks in the summer and 1 week even year Christmas. We live in California and she lives in Texas.She was also given the right to call two times a week or skype. She has elected to not do so. The last contact was in December for the Christmas supervised visit.We applied for a passport for our grandson and the mother refuses to answer any of our calls or letters. She told family members that she's not signing any consent for a passport.This affects our family vacations and our traveling with my husband on short term business trips when we have the opportunity to do so.We are sending in the Form DS-5525 for exigent/special family circumstances.What should we provide in our detailed information for our reason for requesting issuance of a passport for our grandson without the non-applying parent consent?

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Juris Doctorate

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I am a mother in RI going to a hearing to argue for an

I am a mother in RI going to a hearing to argue for an appeal for child placement (2 very young girls aged 4 and 1.5) which is currently 50/50 for the past 9 months. The previous magistrate did not follow the law in any way whatsoever when making this decision and as a result I needed to appeal (I wanted sole placement).When this all began 9 months ago an before a divorce was filed, the father tried to fire an opening salvo and file a restraining order against me saying I was suicidal and a danger to myself and the children. This restraining order was denied when my doctor testified there were no concerns and this was not true. Despite this, every time we go to court the father and his lawyer keep repeating over and over that I am suicidal and "crazy".Since 50/50 began the father has lied nonstop about every single issue, has been repeatedly late with child support, has been investigated by the state DCYF for child neglect (although they did not remove the children from the home), the pediatrician has documented repeated "clear and obvious child neglect which is a form of child abuse", he has lied to me about our health insurance having an HSA/Flex card (which he uses to pay for visits while I have to pay out of pocket as a result), and has lied about a work benefit that pays for the oldest child's preschool program (he told the judge he could not afford preschool anymore, therefore I agreed to temporarily pay for 2/3 days per week when all the while he had another work benefit/card that he swipes for his 1 day of payment - he lied). I can also prove that he intentionally lied the first week I began paying 2/3 days and stated the oldest child was "too sick to go to school" yet he did not take her to the doctor, after I had already paid for that week of school. I brought the child to the doctor the next day who stated she was obviously not sick, and the father was clearly lying to bust balls because you already paid for school. This constituted additional child neglect the doctor stated.In addition, the oldest child has been repeating horrible, negative comments about me such "new mommy (the father's mother) says you're a bitch", "new mommy says you aren't my mommy anymore", "new mommy says I don't have to school when I don't want to", "daddy says I can't live with you anymore because I have to live with him now", "daddy says he's going to throw you under a bus.....but I don't want you to die, mommy", daddy says we have to move far away so I can't see you anymore", etc. As a result, the pediatrician recommended a family therapist for the oldest child because this sounded like mental abuse. Of course, the counselor was a bust because she wanted to make the sessions all about me and the father and how we can embark on this new adventure of divorced co-parenting. The father refused over and over to play therapy for the child (because he knows exactly what she will say about him and his parents). I have since asked the pediatrician for a referral to a play therapist. The pediatrician, family counselor, and school teachers all agree play therapy is a good idea, yet still the father refuses.My question is, does this sound like I would prevail at the hearing/appeal? He has absolutely nothing on me, nothing whatsoever. He has lied constantly about every detail for 9 months and has committed perjury 2-3 times. He testified he was the primary parent and he does everything for the children, including bathing/cleaning (yet he was investigated for child neglect) and on and on. He testified his daughters were his "whole world and he would just die without them and it would kill him if I was awarded placement because it would limit his role as their father" (exact quote). It was pathetic and disgraceful in its dishonesty and of course the idiot magistrate ate it all up and thought he was a wonderful father. Since then, all of the above has happened. Because of how things went at that first hearing I am very worried about history repeating itself because I do not trust the courts. They are very pro-father in this state these days. The father's lawyer is a big time politician in this state and a total bully in the court room. He often gets right in my face when asking me questions and tries to intimidate me. He also tries to pal around with the judges and schmooze.Thank you very much.

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LegalGems

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The father of my child was released from jail after almost a

The father of my child was released from jail after almost a year. He was convicted of assaulting an officer of the law and possession of a schedule II drug. I am concerned for my child's safety after learning of his drug use when he would take her in the past. He also has a very long criminal history and has been in and out of jail prior to this last time. Would it be within reason to get a court order for supervised visits? If he tried to fight this, how can I make sure my daughter is protected?JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: MichiganJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No, can I get consultations for free? Money would be an issue in that area.JA: The Family Lawyer's require payment for their services. It's way less expensive on JustAnswer than face-to-face would cost. Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I am just looking for advice. No services needed, sorry.

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Thank you! I have physical custody of my 10 yr old child and

Thank you! I have physical custody of my 10 yr old child and share legal custody with his father. His father lives out of state. We have no set visitation schedule. It is just listed as reasonable and liberal. However, my son does not want to visit with his father. His father is insisting. I have scores of texts from his father showing that he is speaking strangely and in the third person. He seems very unbalanced. My son has a cell phone, and I tell his father that he is free to call and text as he likes, but it is up to my son to respond. Do I need to do more?JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: CAJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: No. I've been advised to contact CPS, but I am worried about putting my son in the middle of something. I want to protect him more than anything.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I don't think so. I think the main thing is that my son does not want to see his dad, and I need to know if I can do that.

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