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Can a grandparent obtain guadianship child one

Can a grandparent obtain guadianship for a child for just one parent? We are not trying to change any other exiting agreements. This is temporary...we hope.

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I have a 13 yo granddaughter who I raised for 11 years. I obtained

I have a 13 yo granddaughter who I raised for 11 years. I obtained grandparents visitation every weekend when she was 4 years old. Last 2 years she went to live with her mother in Memphis and now Tolleson Arizona. She spent summer vacation with me and did not want to go back to her mother. She wants to come and live with me again. What can I do? Her mother constantly degrades her and smokes marijuana around her and other children in the home.

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I have a 16 year old girl visiting my family because she is

I have a 16 year old girl visiting my family because she is scared of her father (who is both physically and emotionally abusive to her). Our daughter's met at a school that specializes in caring for girls in delicate situations. The school also provides counseling to help the girls get ready to go home. (My daughter successfully completed the program and has been doing very well.) The girl staying with us does not want to go home to her father. His plan is to "find somewhere else for [her] to live" because he doesn't want her around while his 19 year old girlfriend is there. His place of residence is in Wisconsin; I live in Illinois. What can I legally do to help this girl???

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I have recently been divorced. There were 2 children involved.

I have recently been divorced. There were 2 children involved. The oldest (8 yo daughter) is from her previous marriage yet I helped raise her from 3 months old. She only knows me as daddy. The younger (5 yo son) is ours together. The bio-father of my daughter has been in and out of her life and just recently sent an email to state he will no longer visit with her, only be financially responsible. Per our divorce decree, I am to have my son every other week during the summer, and every other weekend during school. Recently, we had a situation where my 17 yo niece, who babysits the kids during the day, and we always trusted, did a couple dumb things. First, I had requested one day that my son take a bath as I had plans for us that night. She couldn't get him to do it like is common with 5 yo's. She finally got him to do it by taking a shower with him. She didn't think anything of it at first because it's family. Well she immediately realized it was wrong and told me as soon as i got home. I rated it as a poor decision by a 17 yo, sternly talked with her that it could never happen again, and left it at that. Her second mistake, which was the final straw, was when she was skypeing her boyfriend while watching the kids. My daughter later told her mom that she saw the boyfriends "pee pee" on the phone. She also said my niece asked her not to tell anyone. BIG mistake and poor decision by a 17 yo. This was found out by my son going up to his sister and dancing and thrusting his groin in her face. When asked why he was doing that, daughter said he's acting like my niece's boyfriend on the phone. Needless to say, this started a firestorm with the ex. I confronted my niece who said her bf was dancing like that on the phone but had his clothes on. She doesn't believe his unit was out at all. She said if they did see it, it would have been when he was getting dressed for work or something like that. Why they would skype while doing that, I don't know. Poor judgement/mistake number 3. Anyway, now she will only let me see my son. I cannot see my daughter anymore. My son tells me that she is always saying how much she misses her daddy, meaning me and crying about it often. Yet the ex won't even let me take her to dinner. She states that if I push her on it, she will turn in my niece as a sex offender. Kind of blackmail. She has also only let me have my son for every other weekend visits, even though the divorce decree states that in the summer we will rotate complete weeks. I don't feel as though I did anything wrong because it happened while I was at work. We both trusted the niece completely to watch them. The last part of this.....I am staying with my mom until I get back on my feet and have recovered enough from the divorce to buy/rent my own place. I have made arrangements to stay with my dad on weeks/weekends when I have my son/kids so that they are not around my niece as my niece also lives with my mom. The ex and I have both agreed on one thing...that we don't want the kids around the niece anymore. Ex has made the threats though, that if she finds that I have allowed the kids to see the niece, she will turn the niece in and also call CPS on my living situation. Anyway, i have a couple questions. First, in Colorado, is there any law to grant me any sort of visitation with my daughter? I've done some research online and have found a few vague references to step-parents rights, but the legalese can be confusing. Second, can she do what she's doing with the visitation? I don't want my niece to be stuck with the stigma of being a sex offender the rest of her life. But at the same time, I miss my kids with all my heart. Third, can what my niece did possibly be considered criminal? Or just a case of poor judgement? We had been co-parenting very well until this situation came up. Then everything hit the fan. I hope all of this makes sense. Thanks for your guidance.

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I have physical and legal custody of the child by the

I have physical and legal custody of the child by the divorce agreement. But I have to "provide the father with travel itinerary, contact info, and the father shall be entitled to Skype with the child daily."By the end of December I had to travel overseas because of family emergency, my mother was very ill. I had to make a decision within a few hours. Before I left I went to Family Court and wrote a request for an adjournment of the case that I had to in a a few weeks. Back in a summer of 2016 I got a protection order from my ex husband, he din not contact me since then. I thought that if I was seeking for an order of protection I can't contact him as well. Having an emergency situation, I left without providing him the itinerary. But I notice the school via email why my child is absent and when the child will be back to school. How serious is this violation? Can not providing the father with the itinerary be considered as Endangering the Welfare of a Chid? Is it a crime? Thank you for answering.

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Me and my oldest son father have nevr really had good

me and my oldest son father have nevr really had good commuincation but now after 14 years he is has requested a meditation for the courts because as of June of last year i have not allow him to see our son because he stated to me that he hates me and a bunch of bad words and said i cant wait to my son grow up and beat your my ass he was going to celebrate. i have spoken with my son asking him do he asking him do your dad tell you to disrespect me he said his dad told him he only cares about him respecting him. that it and he don't care what i tell him about his behqavior he not going to ever discipline him for that.. my question is can i possibly take this to court and the judge agree to seen him parenting classes before he can vist with him againJA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Indiana yes but I am moving to Texas June 1, and i cant afford taking her to court with me .. his father has never paid child support, or been really active in his life because he not stableJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: i had a previous restraining order in the year 2010 to 2012 with him threat to shoot me and I'm really worry because he hasn't made other threat as serious will the courts not see him as a threat and possibly make me stay here in Indiana to co parent with him when he has fail for 14 years of never helping me

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If the mother is the only parent on the child's birth

If the mother is the only parent on the child's birth certificate and gets married, an she change the childs last name to her married name without the child needing to be adopted by the man she married?JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: ND the childs father has also passedJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: no i was just looking into some researchJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: the deceased father was in the military so the child is currently getting military benefits so also would like to know if i changed the childs last name would she lose those benefits?

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Can a mother who is not married to the father of the child

Can a mother who is not married to the father of the child move the child out of state away from the father without his permission? The father is paying child support and has shared custody. They both live in Buffalo in Erie County New York.

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Will I be able to possibly convince the judge to award the

Will I be able to possibly convince the judge to award the house to my client by showing that the husband ruined my client's credit, has another woman living in the house, and hasn't helped pay any bills?

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