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DaNece Day

DaNece Day’s Answers

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  • Where do I get free legal help to get full custody of my daughter from an abusive relationship?

    I have had a protection order in the past with her father. I dropped it when she got sick so we could co-parent. He has become the same person again and I need to file for full custody. I am in a small town and can not find a single lawyer, piece ...

    DaNece’s Answer

    The Supreme Court of Wyoming has packets on their website. http://www.courts.state.wy.us/Forms/Index
    These packets are also available at the Clerk of District Court office in your local court house for a nominal fee (the cost of the paper). You can also contact Wyoming Legal Aid at 877-432-9955 to determine if you qualify for services through their offices. The Domestic Violence Clinic at the UW College of Law may also be a good resource. The number there is 307-766-3747.

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  • Does my boyfriend owe me child support even though he is not the biological father of my son? We lived together for five years.

    My husband died seven years ago and for the last five years I lived with my boyfriend in his apartment. Recently he asked me to move out so he can focus on his career. Does he owe me child support?

    DaNece’s Answer

    Unless your boyfriend adopted your son (which would make him your son's legal father) he would not owe child support. You should be receiving social security benefits for your son. If you are not, you should contact an attorney in Sweetwater County who specializes in social security benefits or go to the local social security office in Rock Springs to file an application.

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  • Do I need a family law attorney?

    Six years ago I was awarded sole legal/physical custody of my 2 minor children. Bio-dad has been on the run evading any type of contact with the children and child support enforcement. Through the agency we have detailed records of him evading chi...

    DaNece’s Answer

    You will need an attorney to assist you, particularly if this matter proceeds to trial. Judges have little patience for litigants like your children's father so it's best if you protect yourself. In Wyoming attorneys can provided unbundled legal services so you can hire an attorney to assist you for certain parts of the case (ie, filing an answer, appearing at trial). This might be a good option for you.

    THIS ANSWER DOES NOT CREATE AN ATTORNEY/CLIENT RELATIONSHIP.

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  • Would it do me any good to hire an attorney to fight my ex-husband on visitation for lack of child support?

    He has not paid in over two years. He recently had brain surgery to have a tumor removed, and now is demanding I send our two children to Laramie, WY, where he lives, even though he will be going through chemo treatments. He was already mentally u...

    DaNece’s Answer

    The answer to your questions will depend on the Court that entered your divorce and which court has jurisdiction now. Assuming you were divorced in Wyoming, you cannot withhold visitation for non payment of support. You may, however, have grounds to request visitation be reviewed given the changes of circumstances that have occurred since the divorce. You need to contact an attorney in Albany County who is familiar with the practices of the Court. If you order is not from Wyoming, you should speak to an attorney in the community where you reside regarding jurisdiction and your questions. Regardless, if you choose to violate the court order without first seeking relief from the order, you could be held in contempt for your actions as two wrongs do not make a right.

    PLEASE NOTE: This answer does not create an attorney/client relationship.

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  • Trying to get custody of my 12 yr old daughter in California. I'm in Wyoming. How do I find a lawyer who can help me.

    My daughter is very unhappy living with her mother. They move every couple of months and her mother refuses to give me a physical address . I haven't been able to see my daughter is 4 years. Do I need a lawyer who can practice in both states ?

    DaNece’s Answer

    The answer to that question depends on where the current custody order was entered. If the order is from California, you need a California attorney who is familiar with the local practices in the court where your action will be filed. If the order is from a Wyoming court, you need to contact a Wyoming attorney who may advise you the case will need to be moved to California. If the order is from another state, you should contact a California attorney.

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