Yes, a lawyer shall be necessary to fight the appeal. Mom must file her notice of appeal within 30 days of the date of the order. Contemporaneous with the filing of the notice she must file a 1925b statement listing her reasons for the appeal. In a month or two a brief must be filed by mom and you'll receive a copy and a date to file yours by. A letter from the Superior Court will explain your responsibilities. Good luck!
Go to the self help center at the courthouse and request a custody packet. The packet explains how to file for custody without an attorney. That being said, custody is a difficult process and I suggest you retain an attorney to walk you through the process or represent you in the process. Good luck!
You must file a Petition for Modification and special relief to have the visits terminated based upon the impact they have on the child. Grandparents are only allowed visitation if it is in the best interest of the child and it doesn't interfere with the parent/child relationship. I would contact/retain an attorney to discuss this matter in more detail, as this request requires a hearing and determination by the Court.
Without a court order Mother may inform the school not to release the child to anyone but the parents. If this is a major issue then I suggest retaining an attorney to address this and any other issues you may have. Based upon Her unwillingness to allow you to be involved in even the pick up, a typically considered a minor issue, I assume that the ex is trying to control the entire custody situation as well. If that is the case, hiring an attorney may solve the issues. Good luck!
I agree with Attorney Jones. You need an experienced family law attorney to fight for you to gain at least shared custody of both children. If your ex is attempting to alienate you from the second child, it is imperative that her intent be displayed to the Court. Good luck!
Yes. No matter how repulsive his lack of interest is, the shared legal custody provision of your order requires you to not only share the information, but get his permission for the change. If he does not agree, you must petition the Court.
This does not make sense to me. After a child is taken by the Agency a shelter care hearing is heard around 48 hours later and if the child is deemed defendant at that time an adjudication/disposition hearing is held a couple weeks later. If your son attended these hearings, he had the opportunity to prove that he was ready, able and willing to care for the child and therefore the child was not dependent. Such testimony would need to indicate he had suitable housing, income, etc. I strongly...