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  • What can I do to make sure she cant do this to me again

    When I qot divorced I was never served with the papers I later found out they served them to my brother while I was n the next state over and got a decrees of divorce n the mail giving my exwife sole costudy, took my perental rights away, lied and...

    Israel’s Answer

    Ms. Whitbeck's response is great! And I have no idea what you mean that she took your parental rights away. It is highly unlikely that was done in a divorce action, and if so, likely improper. Meanwhile it appears you maintain and on again off again relationship.

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  • I would like to adopt a 24 year old adult so that we can be a family. Where would I go to get the forms needed? David Morokoff

    No details.

    Israel’s Answer

    Adult adoptions are a simple process for an attorney familiar with doing them. I do not believe there are self-help forms for them.

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  • Had a child with a man that is seperated from his wife.

    I have been dating a man who I found out is still married he told me that he has been seperated for a few years now. Him and his wife don't live together anymore but they have two kids together. He told me he tried before to see a lawyer and get a...

    Israel’s Answer

    What is not clear from the answers given is that he has equal rights to custody as you. So before you go to court for child support, at least understand what other doors you might be opening. A court can give him joint physical custody even if he still lives with his wife. You each have equal rights to the child, physically and financially. Meet with an attorney who specializes in family law.

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  • In the state of Nevada is there equal custody with no child support owed to either parent?

    50-50 custody with no primary

    Israel’s Answer

    There is joint physical custody, which is defined as a time share where one parent had at least 40% of the time and the other parent has at least 50% of the time. That could be 50/50 as well. But child support is based on income. The applicable percentage is applied to both parents' incomes, and the higher wage earner pays the difference.

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  • Adopting niece

    So my niece was taken out of her home because she was being abused by her mother and step father for the 2nd time. She's now in a treatment facility awaiting to go to a foster home. I just don't understand why she can't come with me. She won't be ...

    Israel’s Answer

    DFS is a difficult process to navigate for anyone, including lawyers. You should speak with an attorney familiar with that system. If the parents still have their parental rights, they still have a say if they would consent to you adopting the niece. There is too much not known to be able to give more information.

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  • Stepfather is adopting my Grandson. His Father is deceased. I agree with the Adoption.

    I have a Visitation Order with my Grandson's Mother. When we all go to Court... do I need to file a motion to ask the Court that the Stepfather (soon to be Father) adheres to the Order of Visitation. Or does my existing Order Stand as is?

    Israel’s Answer

    The prudent thing to do would be to get a stipulation and order expanding the visitation with the mother to include the step-father. Then in the unlikely event that the mom passes, you will have no issues.

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  • Thank you all for your responses!!

    I left my wife and 3 children mid sept 2014 for self help due to an opiate addiction. I went to a rehabilitation center then to stay with family in Nevada, wife and children in Ny. My wife and I couldn't agree when I could come back and now it's 6...

    Israel’s Answer

    New York has jurisdiction so you need to consult with a NY attorney.

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  • Reimbursement of Medical Costs

    It's in our divorce decree that medical costs are to be shared equally between parents. There is no time listed as to when they have to pay upon receipt of bill. I am the one who always takes our child to the doctor so I get all the bills. Ex has ...

    Israel’s Answer

    Ms. Rosenblum is absolutely correct. If you were to go to court, it is highly likely that the Court would order the 30/30 rule. Unfortunately the cost to go to Court to get that is likely far higher than the med bills owed. You might write him stating that you will file a Motion with the Court to put in place the 30/30 rule unless he agrees to start reimbursing timely. The self help divorce forms online might even have 30/30 language included so you could show him what the court will do.

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  • Who has full custody ?

    Hi my name is Megan. I just have a question about custody purposes. My brother is 25 and he has a four year old son names Michael. Almost three years ago Michael's mom Amanda broke up with Justin and moved out. Ever since then he has had custody o...

    Israel’s Answer

    If the parties never went to court to get a custody order, neither has legal custody. It sounds like your brother has had "defacto" custody, but he needs to file with the court ASAP.

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  • Who pays travel expenses when a custodial parent moves out of state?

    I live in Nevada and will be moving to NY for a job offer. My ex may allow the move without a problem but who pays travel expenses for our children? He makes $10 an hour at his job and I will be making a much higher salary, my reason for relocati...

    Israel’s Answer

    If your ex is willing to Consent to your move without the expense or risk of a trial, you should be telling him you will pay for three round trip flights for the children per year - summer, winter, and spring. Our courts generally require the moving parent to pay costs of visitation. Your requests are not reasonable.

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