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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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My ex husband pays $160 a month child support for our 15

My ex husband pays $160 a month child support for our 15 year old daughter. I would like a modification. Would I have to take him back to court?JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: ColoradoJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: There is an order for child support but it was from about 10+ years ago.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I would also like to talk about back child support. Thank you

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I was divorced in 1988 and my former spouse receives about

I was divorced in 1988 and my former spouse receives about $250.00 a month. 6 months after the divorce she married my Leading Petty Officer at the time. He is now retired. Can she receive benefits from both?JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: FloridaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Not yet, I was planning on speaking to a military family law representative at NAS Jacksonville, FloridaJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I feel she should not able to get full benefits from him and still collect from me.

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I am the owner of my home and have broken up with my live in

I am the owner of my home and have broken up with my live in boyfriend. He has never paid rent and is not on the title. How can I evict him from the property?JA: Was the property purchased during the marriage? Were any marital funds used for the mortgage or property improvements?Customer: I purchased the property 6 years before he moved in. we were never marriedJA: Family law varies by state. What state are you in?Customer: ILJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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I need to send document with notary. Do I have to have all

I need to send document with notary. Do I have to have all documents when I go mortuary and posted? Do I have to go post office or just mail into mailbox?

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I have a few questions regarding support. 1). I am not

I have a few questions regarding support.1). I am not employed and when my attorney did the financial sheet he used my temporary employment as income and now I do not receive income from anywhere how do I go about modifying that before final orders are made?2) My husband abandoned myself and our two children 9 mo ago at the time I was a house wife and a full time student I had to sub lease my apartment to prevent my credit getting to a place of not being able to rent in the future leaving me with no options but to move in with my in-laws. Since he has not paid anything towards the support of our children and I mean this literally nothing at all. Can I do something about the financial responsibility he as a parent has for those 9 mo?3). My husband was ordered to pay temporary support starting Dec 1st and I have not received anything at all. We spoke and he said he will give it to my attorney on wed and today is Jan 18th so he is coming owing me two months and he will keep doing this as long as he is allowed to. He said that his employer hasn't gotten the paper work yet even though he has it himself to provide to employer. Who is responsible for getting this paperwork to his employer? what can I do?4). Also we were order to attend parenting class I did but he never did what should be done?5). In the time he was absent before he finally decided to file for divorce he made only one attempt to visit our children now he wants them from Thurs-Sun and I am not willing to give up all the time free with my children. Now he has not seen our children for over three weeks because I was order to meet him across town for the exchange and since then I have no more access to a vehicle nor do I have a valid driver's license (neither does he but he doesn't know that yet) so he was meeting me closer to home but his parents filed a restraining order against him and now he is attempting to punish me through my children by not showing and trying to force me to get them at night 30 mi from home. He has not once shown on time or returned them on time or even kept them the full ordered days since the temporary orders have gone into effect. What can I do about this it is really messing with my children's emotional stability?6) when I went to my temp hearing I was under the impression EVERYTHING was temporary now my attorney said that I agree to joint custody but he never informed me this would be a permanent order and I am stuck with that. If I had known this I would have never agreed to it. Now my husband is putting my children in very compromising situations and I want to be able to prevent that by having full custody what can I do?7) I was married to him or currently am married to him for 10 years and so he could do his thing with work I became a full time house wife caring for the home and our children. When he left I was a housewife and a full time University student I want spousal support how do I go about that and how long will I be able to receive it and how much? His gross monthly income is 4808.00

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