Family Law

Family law questions? Ask a family lawyer online.

Connect one-on-one with {0} who will answer your question

Related Family Law Questions
I'm wondering if a DCF order stands once a case is closed.
I'm wondering if a DCF order stands once a case is closed. … read more
Bruce Schreiber
Bruce Schreiber
Juris Doctor
1,963 satisfied customers
I have 2 grandchildren, both belong to my son, but have
I have 2 grandchildren, both belong to my son, but have different mothers. the older child I adopted eventually. The younger child I had in my care for 5 years. DCF became involved due to my son and h… read more
Phillips Esq.
Phillips Esq.
Attorney
JD
21,474 satisfied customers
Appeals question The judge gave us visitation every other
appeals question The judge gave us visitation every other Saturday with our adopted daughter from 10 am to 6 pm. DCFS is arguing with the judge that we are not entitled to any visitation with our daug… read more
Bruce Schreiber
Bruce Schreiber
Juris Doctor
1,963 satisfied customers
Thank you, yes please, I live in Florida, I have an 8 year
Hi thank you, ***** ***** I live in Florida, I have an 8 year old son, his father and I separated a little over 6 years ago, we never married but he is on my son's birth certificate. When my son was 3… read more
originallawyer
originallawyer
Attorney at Law
Doctoral Degree
905 satisfied customers
I was living in Illinois with my kids and I made a mistake
I was living in Illinois with my kids and I made a mistake and had a car accident. I had alcohol in my system. The kids were in the car but not a scratch on them so DCFS recommended I not be unsupervi… read more
Roger
Roger
Litigation Attorney
Doctoral Degree
27,084 satisfied customers
I have been taking care of a 4 month old baby for over 3
Good evening. I have been taking care of a 4 month old baby for over 3 months. I am a close friend of the child's mother and I was asked by DCF to care for the child. I have been background checked, d… read more
Phillips Esq.
Phillips Esq.
Attorney
JD
21,474 satisfied customers
I have been given sole custody of my one year old son. His
I have been given sole custody of my one year old son. His father signed off on that with no contest. In the parenting plan it was agreed that he could come see his son when ever he wants but there wa… read more
S. Kincaid
S. Kincaid
Doctoral Degree
2,404 satisfied customers
I was just told by the case worker that DCFS is recommending
I was just told by the case worker that DCFS is recommending to close my case so I can't visit my daughter and leave it open for her father. They are proposing to leave her with my aunt and uncle unti… read more
Phillips Esq.
Phillips Esq.
Attorney
JD
21,474 satisfied customers
We are having issues with a judge, so I was looking
We are having issues with a judge, so I was looking for any backgrounds of complaints against her, and I found this website with a similar issue that we are currently experiencing… read more
originallawyer
originallawyer
Attorney at Law
Doctoral Degree
905 satisfied customers
I have an amazing 8 year old granddaughter who has libed with
I have an amazing 8 year old granddaughter who has libed with us mostly her wholelife. At the time of her parents divorce her mother came to no hearings. Custody went to my son. She was removed from t… read more
Chris T., JD
Chris T., JD
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
3,337 satisfied customers
I divorced in 2006 because of drug addiction by my husband.
I divorced in 2006 because of drug addiction by my husband. He saw the children off and on over the years and I was able to do a urine drug test to make sure he was clean before he took the kids. He m… read more
RobertJDFL
RobertJDFL
Lawyer
Juris Doctorate
3,019 satisfied customers
In the state of Florida. I have permanent guardianship over
In the state of Florida. I have permanent guardianship over my grandaughter age 3 through DCF for one year, had legal custody for 1 year prior.The only people listed on the court papers are the mother… read more
joelaws8
joelaws8
Doctoral Degree
390 satisfied customers
Below is the court order giving me custody of my daughter.
Below is the court order giving me custody of my daughter. I do not understand it. I have been given different answers as to what it means by DCF, SCC and several lawyers. The court leasion from DCF M… read more
Lady Themis
Lady Themis
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
4,646 satisfied customers
I live in Massachusetts. My granddaughter is in dcf custody.
I live in Massachusetts. My granddaughter is in dcf custody.My son had custody and was later deemed unfit and is required to follow a service plan...he has stopped visits. The baby's mother had the ba… read more
Legalease
Legalease
Attorney At Law
Doctor of Law w/ highest honors
15,719 satisfied customers
Please only answer is you have substancial experience with
Please only answer is you have substancial experience with DCF. I was given 100% custody of my 2 1/2 year old daughter. It has taken 7 interventions before DCF finnally took child away. I am clean, ha… read more
Joseph
Joseph
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
7,245 satisfied customers
My ex boyfriend has supervised visits with my son every other
My ex boyfriend has supervised visits with my son every other weekend. He has to have visits supervised due to physical, mental, and drug abuse. I have a 500 yard restraining order in place. I have al… read more
Phillips Esq.
Phillips Esq.
Attorney
JD
21,474 satisfied customers
Mother does drugs and signs over 75% custody to father and
mother does drugs and signs over 75% custody to father and they cannot agree on a parenting plan. Father has agrred to summer 92 days once Mother is clean. SHe failed a court order drug test.… read more
Lawyer Lori
Lawyer Lori
Attorney
JD - Attorney
1,812 satisfied customers
I live in New Jersey and I have a 3 year old son. I was just
I live in New Jersey and I have a 3 year old son. I was just wondering how do I get full custody of my son? I have a restraining order against his father for reported domestic abuse, he has failed a c… read more
LegalEase101
LegalEase101
Attorney
Juris Doctor
1,782 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Not only did he answer my Michigan divorce question but was also able to help me out with it, too. I have since won my legal case on this matter and thank you so much for it.

LeeMichigan

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem.

TonyApopka, FL

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Ely

Ely

Counselor at Law

11,971 satisfied customers

Private practice with focus on family, criminal, PI, consumer protection, and business consultation.

LawTalk

LawTalk

Attorney and Counselor at Law

9,034 satisfied customers

30 years legal experience. I remain current in Family Law through regular continuing education.

Dimitry K., Esq.

Dimitry K., Esq.

Attorney

7,856 satisfied customers

I provide family and divorce law advice to my clients in my firm.

P. Simmons

P. Simmons

Lawyer

3,624 satisfied customers

16 yrs. of experience including family law.

Barrister

Barrister

Lawyer

3,607 satisfied customers

Attorney with 17 years experience

RobertJDFL

RobertJDFL

Lawyer

3,019 satisfied customers

Experienced in multiple areas of the law.

ScottyMacEsq

ScottyMacEsq

Lawyer

2,828 satisfied customers

Licensed Texas General Practice Attorney

< Previous | Next >

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x