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  • Can teen children ask to be returned to custodial parent during visitation with non custodial?

    Teens visiting dad non custodial for summer. Living environment is very hostile. Dad is living with his father. The grandfather is verbally and mentally abusive to kids. They want to go home to mom. Can they make that choice legally ? Ages are 14...

    Michael’s Answer

    This is always a tough question and one that gets custodial parents in trouble all the time. Judges vary greatly at what age and under what circumstances a child can refuse to see a non custodial parent.

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  • Can i have my ex husbands parental rights terminated?

    My ex husband and I have been legally divorced for 5 years now. We have two children together. He owes almost 35,000 in back child support and just recently got arrested for dwi, poss of schedule 1, poss of drug paraphernalia and reckless operati...

    Michael’s Answer

    Generally, only the state can terminate these rights absent an adoption.

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  • Custody.

    I have a 6 yr old boy. Me and his mom have been split since he was 2. Since then we have both remarried. When we split we signed a legal agreement that neither of us would leave sabine parish. Back in november her husband got a new job about 3 H...

    Michael’s Answer

    As Mr. Hampton and Ms. Coleman stated, the facts of each case are different. Consult an experienced family law specialist in your area as soon as you can. Also look up Louisiana Civil Code article 134 which gives the factors judges consider in custody cases.

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  • What is the difference between a tutorship and provisional custody? What would be better for caring for a non-family 9 year old?

    I want to continue to care for a nine year old. I have the mother's blessing. She has acknowledged that the boy does better when I am caring for him. She knows that her home is often chaotic. I would prefer some sort of temporary custody arrangeme...

    Michael’s Answer

    Mr. Hampton and Ms. Coleman are correct. A provisional mandate can be a lead in to legal custody which requires a judge's signature. Consult a family lawyer or if money is an issue, call Legal Services of Norh Louisiana in Monroe at 318-699-0889 to see if you qualify for their free services.

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  • I AM DISABLED AND RECEIVE $855 A MONTH. MY HUSBAND RECENTLY SAID HE WANTS A DIVORCE. WE HAVE BEEN MARRIED FOR ALMOST 19 YEARS.

    HE KEEPS TELLING ME I HAVE TO LEAVE! I HAVE NO WHERE TO GO AT THIS POINT. I AM STAYING IN ONE OF THE OTHER BEDROOMS AT THIS POINT. I REALLY NEED ANSWERS AND GUIDANCE AT THIS POINT. I REALLY HAVE NO WHERE ELSE TO TURN. I NEED SOME ANSWERS. LE...

    Michael’s Answer

    You do not have to leave just because he tells you to leave. call Southeast Legal Services in Houma at 985-851-5687 to see if you qualify for free legal services.

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  • If there is a domestic charge on you and its a felony can you get it dropped in the state of Louisiana ?,

    I put a domestic charge on my boyfriend an the cops have a recording of me speaking and went to DA and they said I would have to speak to the police is there anyway that the charge can be dropped its also listed as a felony

    Michael’s Answer

    This is a very serious situation with potentially life time consequences. Consult an attorney with experience in domestic violences charges who is up to date on expungement laws. The wrong lawyer is as bad as no lawyer. You will have access to the public defender.

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  • My ex owes me back child support, he's getting a settlement my caseworker already knows I'm just wondering how long does it take

    how long does it take to be accredited to my card? Thanks

    Michael’s Answer

    Your caseworker can answer your question best. They do a good job of collecting money when given proper information.

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  • What to do to amend or revoke an affidavit?

    An Agreed temporary guardianship was given from July 30, 2014-July 30,2015 and the one thats with the temporary guardian is always giving excuses when I go to get the children when the written agreement states that the temporary guardian is to not...

    Michael’s Answer

    If you are the parent, execute an affidavit revoking the guardianship. Of course, it is always easier and less risky to work with people when possible.

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  • Do I need a lawyer to file intent to relocate with minor in Louisiana

    His mother lives in another state hasn't talked to him in 3 months and does not visit

    Michael’s Answer

    Consult an attorney and follow the Louisiana Relocation law carefully. You can do this without an attorney but the legal provisions under 9:355.5 can be risky.

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  • What about grandparents rights? When the child has been taken from the parents and is living with other relatives?

    My granddaughter got her daughter taken away for being 20 minutes late to get her daughter. The CPS had taken her placed her in other releatives home and told the Mother No one can call or visit her to go by the "case plan" I believe I have rights...

    Michael’s Answer

    This sounds like a child in need of care case with the juvenile court having jurisdiction. Your rights are not the same as before in all likelihood. You should consult an attorney who has a recent history of working with the dcfs to get a game plan for you.

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