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  • What books and legal documents (maybe websites) are best to study about filing for custody modification?

    My divorce was finalized in April of this year. Joint legal and physical custody (I have 60% of parenting time, 2 joint kids - age 6 and 2) is not working well. What would you suggest I should ready on how to file for custody modification? Books, ...

    Matthew’s Answer

    If you are unable to retain an attorney as that would be your best choice to help you with this, I suggest heading to your local law library and asking the staff for some guidance.

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  • I have a four year old child I want visitation rights. I have not seen him in over a year as the mother will not allow it.

    I am a recovering alcoholic, 6 mos sober, attending AA three times weekly, frequent contact with my sponsor and 2 sessions monthly with a counselor. I have filed a request for visitation and will be representing myself as I cannot afford a lawyer...

    Matthew’s Answer

    You would likely be granted some visitation, however you need to start a case for custody and parenting time.

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  • What recourse do I have in a child visitation hearing if the respondents lawyer is requesting a date change and a judge change?

    I have already requested time off from work and made transportation arrangements. My witness has requested time off from work as well. At this point I am hoping to represent myself.

    Matthew’s Answer

    As counsel stated, you may object to the continuance, but generally if it's timely, a Judge will approve it. Also, each party has a right, if within 10 days of notice of appointment, to remove one Judge from a case for any reason.

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  • My fiancé and I just recently split up. She has a son from another marriage and he calls me dad. How can I still see him?

    Her and I have another child together who just turned 14 months. We lived together for 2 years and now because we aren't together she is keeping him from me. His real dad is deceased and I'm the only father figure he knows. Is there anything I can...

    Matthew’s Answer

    As counsel stated, unless you are the legal father, your rights are limited. You could have a local attorney review the situation to at least give you a more thorough opinion on whether you have any options.

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  • Is it called neglect if my children have had no insurance since Nov of 2013??

    My kids keep telling me their eyes are not working right. I have been asking my ex when did you take the in to get their eyes checked out, i get no response.

    Matthew’s Answer

    The lack of insurance is not necessarily neglect, however not taking your kids in for medical care they may need should be addressed as soon as you can. I suggest at least mediation to try to come to some form of agreement for getting your children's medical needs met.

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  • Can my husband kick me out with my kids from a previous marriage, take my only way of transportation and leave with no way

    No way to get back and forth to work and my kids school. Need help advice

    Matthew’s Answer

    No your husband can not decide to kick you out of the house.

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  • While divorce action in progress, spouse is charged with custodial interference for parental abduction who fled the state.

    My local attorney received info the day they left the state by sever, taking all of our home possessions also. later he found out where their at. But refused to give me that info in timely matter or how to go about recovering my child when I was ...

    Matthew’s Answer

    If your spouse has been found to have abducted your child, you should have a court order indicating so and that you are entitled to custody of your child. At that point, I suggest contacting local authorities wherever your child is to have them return your child.

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  • Can my mom make me do my gold award for girl scouts?

    I haven't wanted to do it ever. I have only done some of it so I could go places. If I refused to do it se would take my phone and revoke my privilege to go anywhere. She has been signing me up for girl scouts since fourth grade against my will....

    Matthew’s Answer

    Regardless of your disagreements with your mother, this is not an issue that the law can help you with. I suggest more direct and open communication with your mother.

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  • What does reserved child support mean??

    I am a non-custodial parent receiving ONLY SSI. Since I will never be able to work again does it matter if the child support is reserved or if it says not asking for child support??

    Matthew’s Answer

    It means no support is currently ordered and that if it is eventually ordered, that time will be treated as an original determination of support.

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  • My ex is not married yet and is pressuring me to do open adoption with our 2 children is this harassment??

    My ex and his fiancee keep texting and calling me to do open adoption with my 2 children, can I use the text messages and phone conversations in court??

    Matthew’s Answer

    Making a request to allow the adoption of your children, in and of itself, would not be grounds for harassment.

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