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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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Child support for two grand children has already been set up

child support for two grand children has already been set up for them, there father was caught in a lie at work and terminated. Was making 25/hr he got a new job making 12-14/hr. now wants child support cut from 1100/month to 500/month. he has very good retirement built up. or can he flip hamburgers and pay near nothing. children are 14 boy and 10 girlJA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: georgiaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: meet in court past tue,no decisionJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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I filed for divorce in Feb. Last year. Wife did not turn

I filed for divorce in Feb. Last year. Wife did not turn paper in to waive an attorney. Do I have to refile?JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Andrews, texasJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Yes I filed Feb. Last year 2016JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Yes wife was served the petition. She never turned in paper. To say if she waived an attorney or not within the 30 days

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I am suing my x wife for $2500 in small claims court. This

I am suing my x wife for $2500 in small claims court. This trial is set for July 19 , 2017. This was a verbal contract made by my x wife and myself right after the divorce decree was signed on August 5 , 2015 . I also have in my possession a phone text sent to me by my x wife stating she will send the $2500 the very next day , this was back in March of 2017 .This check was never mailed to me. She lied .This is in the state of Florida . My question is this , with the above information should I worry about winning this case even if she { my x wife } has a attorney and I do not ?

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I'm dealing with a restrainning oredr question in

i'm dealing with a restrainning oredr question in california....JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: no we are in nj and had only a week to get papers togetyherJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: the dvro is between teenagers, with the order filed by the parents of one of the kids. they are temporarily living in san diego. we filed dv-120 but now have additional evidence

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Missouri Court of Appeals. How do I, or what form do I use

Missouri Court of Appeals. How do I, or what form do I use to request a Motion for Expedited review or opinion of my Appeal?I timely filed Notice of Appeal (of a lower Circuit Court judgement) of Full Order of Protection 180 days.The 180 days expires next week. I am about to submit my Appellant Brief Monday.QUESTION 1: What wrods (hear my case?? Rule on my case? render an Opinion on my case??) or Form do I use to request my case be heard, ruled on, and opinion made in a very fast EXPEDITED manner? Motion to Expedite what words?QUESTION 2: If I want my case to be ruled on "Based on its merits" do I need to state this in my Brief? If so, What section of Brief??Thank you so much.

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