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Charles Berg Bauer

Boise Child Custody Lawyer.

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  1. How to know if atty is experienced in winning custody disputes? I am looking for a "GREAT" custody atty.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Edna Carroll Straus
    2. Michael John Harrington
    3. Charles Berg Bauer
    4. Margaret Davalene Wilson
    5. Barry Franklin Poulson
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    I agree fully with all that's been said by the attorneys above, and although I'm not a California attorney, this is an excellent question which people all over the country often ask. I would respectfully like to add an idea I've suggested to many people over the years. Call an experienced attorney's office, or ask a friend for the name of an attorney, who does NOT do family law, and ask them who THEY would hire if their child were being abused, or if their wife (or husband) had an affair....

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  2. Conference hearing about a petition to modify child support, visitation, and custody order. What do i need to do to prepare???

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Charles Berg Bauer
    2. John Robert Kormanik
    2 lawyer answers

    It appears that your question may have been cut off or perhaps the computer you were using did not properly transmit some of the information. From what you wrote, you appear to have a hearing scheduled with a court on a change in custody, support, and visitation. If you have no attorney representing you, I urge you to IMMEDIATELY search for and call a family law attorney in your area, to at least get a consultation about what you are facing, and what you can or should do. There is really no...

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  3. What right does my late father's girlfriend of more than 20years have to his RDP house

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Charles Berg Bauer
    1 lawyer answer

    On the information you have provided, the situation could involve Idaho's "common law" marriage statute, which was in effect prior to 1996. If a couple lived together (and had a child) prior to 1996, it's very possible they were "common law" married, if they "held themselves out" as husband and wife, which means essentially allowing other folks to believe they were married. If, under the law as it was before 1966, the "girlfriend" was legally his wife, she could make a claim against the...

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  4. I want to allow my son's biological mother to have her rights restored. What is the process to allow this to happen?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Charles Berg Bauer
    1 lawyer answer

    Just so I am clear about your situation, you married your son's biological father, who had custody, and as the step-mother, you adopted the child and the biological mother's parental rights were terminated. Now, you are divorced from the father, and no longer are allowed contact with your son, but the biological mother has been allowed contact once again, presumably by the father. In general, you need to know that adoptions are rarely, if ever, 'undone.' The whole point of an adoption is...

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  5. Do I physically have to be in court in Coeur d'Alene Idaho?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Charles Berg Bauer
    1 lawyer answer

    You've asked a number of questions which suggest that you've been engaging in representing yourself for part of your case, already. You've said you now have a hearing scheduled, which normally occurs only as a result of things which have been filed by you or by the other parent. I'll try to address your main question, about appearing in court, and then your questions about hiring an attorney. You've asked whether you have to 'physically be in court' or whether you could appear by phone....

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  6. Non-Custodial parent seeking to spend time with girls from out of state

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Charles Berg Bauer
    1 lawyer answer

    The holidays are a particularly difficult time to be without your children. Sorry for your issue with the travel. The problem legally is that if your custody order was entered in the State of Washington, and the children and mother still live there primarily, that's the court you have to apply to for relief, or changes in the order as to who pays for travel. It doesn't matter where you may move to, the state of Washington has the sole power over your custody rights, as long as the children...

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  7. Is it legal if i take my daughter as long she is not on my exs proporty

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Charles Berg Bauer
    1 lawyer answer

    If you are involved in a child custody case in court and there is an attorney representing the other parent, you are at a HUGE disadvantage. You should contact an experienced Family Law attorney as soon as possible to discuss your case and the questions you have. The problem with trying to answer specific questions like this in a legal "chatroom" is, everything in a child custody case relates to everything else---without knowing all or most of the facts in a situation, any answer an...

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  8. How do I protect a baby that is not mine but I am raising?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Paula Brown Sinclair
    2. Tyler Stanton Rounds
    3. Charles Berg Bauer
    3 lawyer answers

    Yes, a legal Guardianship is the proper remedy which Idaho provides, and that needs to be done through the Court. An experienced Family Law attorney will be able to assist you and most will answer general questions at little or no charge in situations like this. If you are exercising the day-to-day care of this infant, and the child is bonding with you, it will be devastating for that child to be taken from you. I recognize your desire to not get into conflict with the biological parents,...

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  9. My mother is in a assisted living facility. I would like to have her move in with me. My sister is the guardin and doesn't want

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Charles Berg Bauer
    1 lawyer answer

    You say your sister "is the guardian." If by that you mean she's been legally appointed by a court, then you would have the right to petition that same court for a change in the guardianship, or for some other relief if you believe your sister is not acting properly, or is failing to protect your mother or her property (if for example, your mother could live with you more economically than being in a facility). Alternatively, if there is no actual 'legal' guardianship set up for your mother...

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  10. Does filing for child support mean the father can request visitation?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Thuong-Tri Nguyen
    2. Dave Hawkins
    3. Charles Berg Bauer
    4. Ronald Lee Bell
    4 lawyer answers

    Of course, I'm going to suggest that you speak to an experienced family law or child custody attorney in your area, because just foregoing the support your baby is entitled to does not insulate you from him seeking access to the child. That is, he can seek custody rights whether or not you ask for support. But often, as your question points out, the fact is that guys don't get motivated to ask for visitation unless they get asked to pay child support. So what to do? Again, find an...

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