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I have a question regarding legal custody when separated but

I have a question regarding legal custody when separated but not divorced in TennesseeJA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: tennesseeJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: noJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Yes my spouse is currently on parole for felony homocide with 15 years left in his parole.

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I have made friends with a very nice undocumented immigrant.

I have made friends with a very nice young undocumented immigrant. She has been here 7 years and has an American born son that is 4 years old. Her ex husband lives in Atlanta and provides no financial or parental support but is very threatening of her with her current status, not even considering his own. I also understand that he was physically abusive to her in the past which led to their separation. That being said, all she has is a passport and a Mexican ID Card and wants to take her son back to Mexico to see her biological parents but the ex husband has threatened to contact authorities and report the child being taken without consent. There are no legal papers for custody but she does possess all of the child's documentation.What can she do to avoid further conflicts with this once abusive and absentee father?

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My wife walked out 8 months ago and has only come to see our

Hi. My wife walked out 8 months ago and has only come to see our 3 kids every 3rd week or so for a few hours and sometimes a month or more goes by and no contact. We are filing divorce but in the meantime, yesterday she parked outside my residence, hiding in her car and when I pulled out she followed me and our 3 yr old son to the drs office. I did not know she was there. When I came out she did her very best to cause a domestic disturbance, screaming and all. She tried to take our son off in her car “without” a car seat and without even telling me where she was going. When she walked out 8 months ago, she went down state and has been there with her boyfriend, who is a felon, all this time. And her family. Continuing, I grabbed the keys out of the ignition and took my son out of the back seat of her car and took him home. She started screaming again and called the police trying to say I caused a problem and tried to get me arrested. The officer called me and I filled him in on the situation and he said he understood and everything was fine.I invite her to come up to see the kids all the time. She is 2 hours away. She rarely comes, once a month or so, and half the time does not show up when she says she will. She has tried to take the kids 3 to 4 times over the past month but NEVER like she did yesterday. She is out of control. She has a sealed record. Her brother, sister in law, boyfriend and niece are all felons. Her father texted me after the incident yesterday and cursed at me and told me he was going to deal with me. He is an ex-con and was in prison for a long time but has been out for quite a while. I am scared to say the least and do not want to live this way. They have no regard for the law and they are determined to lie about domestic violence and get me arrested.Can I get a temporary order for her to stay away until the divorce hearing is done, regarding visitation, since she is now doing these desperate attempts. She was reckless and hysterical. She is desperate because she walked out and has mad terrible choices and is not the same woman I married. Our children have been through enough and I also do not want them surrounded by felons, which includes drugs and domestic violence in their dockets. I want to get through this in one piece. How can I stop her, and protect my kids. I do not want to live like this while we wait for our hearing in a couple of months. HELP. I am so nervous and concerned about what they will try next.I want our kids to see their mother, but NOT like this and NOT with felons. How can I make sure she does not put our kids around criminals once this is settled and even now? And how can I prevent her anther family, from trying to cause domestic disturbances. Temporary order of protection until custody is settled? HOW? Our kids have finally gotten back some of the self worth after she walked out but are still fragile and healing. They, or I, deserve to live like this. Thank you

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My granddaughter has to go to visitation with her mother who

My granddaughter has to go to visitation with her mother who is living with a man that has an order against him for inappropriately touching her half sister. The mother has a restraining order against her and can not see or talk to that child. My lawyer won't do anything about it and tells me I need to take my granddaughter to a therapist. I'm her guardian. Is there a way I can protect my grand daughter? We live in kansas.

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I have supervised visitation with my child which the

I have supervised visitation with my child which the custodial parent oversees , I have filed a motion for modification of visitation and since that time the mother (custodial parent ) has began bringing her new husband to the visits and her father. Yesterday she didn't even show with the child , just her dad came and tried to get me to get into some strange vehicle . I left immediately. What should I do ?

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Cindy] and I have had legal custody of my grandson for about

Hello, my name is Cynthia [Cindy] and I have had legal custody of my grandson for about 12 years now. His mother has served me papers for court again, she would like custody back. Right now she has supervised visits at our Visitation Center twice a week[court order] two hours each time. I have done everything by the courts since I have had him. His father[my son] is in prison and doesn't get really a say so about this. My grandson's mother knows how to work the system. Ever since I have had my grandson[ Brendan] all I want and do is for the best for him. He has medical problems due to his mother use while pregnant. My question is why doesn't the judge talk to the child and see what he wants.

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I had a baby with someone who is illegal. He is not on the

I had a baby with someone who is illegal. He is not on the birth certificate of my child. And he wants to be involved in her life. Does he have visitaction rights and can they be supervised, as I fear he may take her home to his country and I will never see her again. We also argue from time to time and those arguments become violent with me only, I have never called to report the abuse, nor have I cAllen ICE. What can I do as the parent and what can I not do. Please help.

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Have you seen a case that the judge gave a joint custody to

Have you seen a case that the judge gave a joint custody to parent who has been charged DV in CA? I am going to have custody evaluation soon. If evaluator suggeats joint custody, do you think judge will follow it even there is a presumption that a parent should not have any custody if s/he comitted DV?

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My husband and I have legal custody of a child who is not

My husband and I have legal custody of a child who is not related to either of us we were going to adopt but now my husband is playing games with me on getting him adopted - sort of like you get in line to my way of thinking and we go thru with this - if I were to file for divorce could we lose this child or can I fight for sole custody. We have had him since he was two days old and I would rather live in hell than take the chance on losing him he is MY SON!

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