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  • What can I do to get my daughter back? She’s been in foster care for over a year, and I’ve done nothing wrong!! Please help!

    5 years ago, my 8yro daughter’s mom was about to lose her for alcohol abuse. I moved to Alaska to be closer and moved them in with me. Mom again began abusing alcohol and OCS required that she not be left alone with child. I complied with all of t...

    David’s Answer

    Both counsel are correct. You do need to retain counsel in the state and county which where social services has filed the case.

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  • Are there D & N Attorneys who will give a free consultation?

    I need a very good lawyer to advise me how to get my daughter returned to me. It is a bizarre case, in that I, the biological father have never done anything to harm my child; it was because of the mother's struggle with alcohol that OCS became in...

    David’s Answer

    Some lawyers do free consultations and other do not. You will have to call around. One reason some do not do free consultations is that they place a value on their training, time and expertise and expert that potential clients understand this. Other lawyers will do a free consult with the hope that some of the donated time will result in a client retaining them. It is simply two different ways of marketing.

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  • Joint custody living in different states

    My ex husband has joint custody of my 13yr. Old son with primary residence. He lives in new York, but will be moving to Colorado in june. I live in macon georgia. How can I modify this custody to me having primary residence being that the father...

    David’s Answer

    Both counsel are correct. If the orders are from NY, you will have to start there.

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  • How do I get my kids back

    I have physical custody ex has joint she kept them during spring break filed an emergency temporary protection order for the kids with all kinds of allegations that were unfounded and were dropped she was ordered to give the kids back and were sup...

    David’s Answer

    Since your children are important to you and you have not been able to accomplish your goals without an attorney, it might be time to get a skilled family law attorney on board to assist with this project. Good luck to you.

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  • What are my rights as a parent without physical custody? And how can i regain physical custody of my daughter?

    My sister has physical custody of my daughter while I still have my parental rights as her mother. My sister has not followed any of the visitation orders in the past and had left my daughter in the care of our mother who has had a extreme heroin ...

    David’s Answer

    From your description, it appears that you will need the assistance of an attorney familiar with family law and possibly dependency and neglect cases. If this is important to you, do not delay any longer. Good luck to you.

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  • Getting divorce decree

    Is it possible to get a copy of my parents divorce papers without having to drive all the way up to Denver? My mom doesn't have a problem with it and is willing to sign off on it but I'm on disability and driving for such a long period of time is...

    David’s Answer

    Contact the clerk in the county where the divorce was granted. Explain your mom's situation and see if you have connected with someone who is willing to be helpful.

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  • In the state of Colorado if a worker comes to you door are your children wards of the court from then until she releases them

    A worker from DHS worker said that as of the time that they come to your door to investigate the children are immediately ward(s) of the court until the worker releases them. Is this true ?

    David’s Answer

    This is a very complex question. If your children are taken from you by CPS, you are entitled to a prompt hearing with 2-3 days after removal. At that time the court determines whether the children remain with CPS or are returned to you. The courts do not use "wards of the court" terminology. It sounds like a caseworker was throwing his/her weight around. You need to consult with a family law attorney familiar with social services issues.

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  • Can I repossess the house , for the lack of none payment?

    I have been divorced for over two years , The ex-wife is responsible for half the mortgage and she has not made a payment in over 12 months.

    David’s Answer

    Sometimes, when you are negotiating from a strong position, you can obtain what you are seeking by making a proposal to your ex to avoid bringing a contempt action. That, of course, presumes that you are working with someone who is willing to work with you. A well drafted letter from an attorney can be a great help in bringing about the outcome you would like to achieve. Good luck to you.

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  • Can I move out at 17 in the state of Colorado with my 1 year old son without my parents permission

    I just recently found out I'm pregnant again. My mom is trying to force me to get an abortion and is now threatening to take all my child support money that's for my son so I won't have a dime. She said I cannot raise two babies under roof. My fri...

    David’s Answer

    In Colorado, unless a person is 18 or can prove they are emancipated, they are under the legal control of a parent or parents. Your mother can force you to return. I would recommend that you attempt to negotiate how to spend the next several months of your life before the baby is born in a relatively calm environment.

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  • Temporary orders not good, husband is purposefully unemployed to avoid support and has abandoned me and our condo.

    We had Temporary Orders placed yesterday & they're not favorable. Husband has purposefully remained unemployed for over a year. He gets interviews and sabotages and bombs them. He had an 80k a year job last year but now can't find "anything"?He do...

    David’s Answer

    It sounds like you are representing yourself and you need more help than can be offered though Avvo. You really would benefit from discussing your strategy and approach to permanent orders with a family law attorney. If you do not think temporary orders went well, do not keep doing the same thing hoping for a different and better outcome. Good luck to you.

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