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Lindsey Ann Easterling

Lindsey Easterling’s Answers

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  • Child abandonment or neglect ?

    Lindsey’s Answer

    Unfortunately, your question did not provide enough information for me to adequately answer.

    If you are attempting to terminate his parental rights, there are several factors that you would have to prove, including how much contact and support the father has had with the child.

    If this is the process that you wish to learn more about, I suggest consulting with a family law attorney in your area to see how you should proceed with your case.
    Best of luck to you.

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  • What can we do? Please help.

    Lindsey’s Answer

    If the previous custody order was through the courts in New York, then you will need to hire an attorney to assist you with your case there. The mother could be in contempt for not complying with the previous order, but I do not know the details of the order, so I am not certain of that.

    I recommend contacting a family law attorney in the county where the previous order was entered. Best of luck to you.

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  • How to obtain a social worker to supervise visitation?

    Lindsey’s Answer

    Another option for supervised parenting time is: http://charmeck.org/mecklenburg/county/CommunitySupportServices/WomensCommission/Services/Pages/SVSE.aspx

    There is a cost to this service, but it may be worth it to alleviate any conflict during his time with his children.

    If Mom does not agree to this visitation option, he will need to file a Motion to Modify the Custody, and he may need an attorney for this.

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  • Can attorney's utilize information obtained from one client's trail, in support of different client, against same apposing party

    Lindsey’s Answer

    I agree with my collegue. Your attorney and her staff are unable to discuss any aspects of his case with you.
    You could go to the court and ask for the case file for his case. This may not provide you with any information, but it is worth a try. All of the documents that were filed in his case or in "mom's" case are public record, so you are able to view them at your request.

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  • How do I go about this? What do I do?

    Lindsey’s Answer

    I agree with my collegue. You will need to terminate the father's parental rights or have him agree to sign his rights over to your new husband. I recommend consulting with an attorney for this matter because the court process may be difficult to navigate otherwise. If you wait until you are married to your current partner, you may have time to save to pay for the attorney's fees. Most family law attorneys in your area would be able to assist in this matter.

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  • As his wife can I sue the employers?

    Lindsey’s Answer

    I agree with the previous answer. You should consult with a family law attorney to discuss a case for Alienation of Affection against the Town Clerk.

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  • How can I have my son's father drug tested?

    Lindsey’s Answer

    I do not believe that you are over reacting. If your child's father is under the influence of drugs while your son is in his care, or if there is the potential that your son may be exposed to drugs, then this has the potential to be serious.
    First you can ask your ex to take a drug test (they sell them at most drug stores). He is not likely to comply with this. Next, you should contact an attorney about filing a Motion for Ex Parte Emergency Custody to suspend parenting time if you truly believe your child is in danger. This is a complicated process and you should seek counsel from an attorney in your area.

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  • What are my chances of having my childs father terminate his parental rights?

    Lindsey’s Answer

    You should consult with a local family law attorney. Although I agree with my colleagues, that his rights may not be terminated because of his most recent filing for additional parenting time, it is possible that he would agree to have this rights terminated so that your current husband could adopt him. Although I would hope this is not the case, it is possible that your child's father may be requesting more parenting time to decrease his child support obligation. If so, then it is possible that he may want to terminate his rights and have $0 child support obligation.
    Again, I am not sure that the court will proceed with a termination because of his most recent actions, but it may still be a possibility if he agrees to terminate his rights and your current husband agrees to adopt.

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  • Can My ex Take the car away if I leave him and if it was a gift? I would be left with no transportation for my child and I.

    Lindsey’s Answer

    I know that your biggest concern in this question is "can he take the car", and regarding that, I agree with my colleagues responses regarding that issue.
    However, it seems as if you have a larger issue: you and your child's safety. You should contact your local domestic violence shelter, to see if they have assistance for you. You may have the ability to obtain an Order of Protection to keep your boyfriend from harming you or your child. You also need to address the issues of custody, so that you can protect your child as well. All of these issues are complicated, and I believe you will need to seek advice from local counsel.

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  • Was wondering what can I do to get full custody of my kids or get his rights taken away

    Lindsey’s Answer

    I agree with my colleagues above. If you are truly interested in terminating the father's rights, then you should consult an attorney in your area to discuss this fact intensive process.
    However, it seems that you may be better served to get a formal custody order granting you primary custody, and child support. You would not have the ability to obtain child support if the father's rights are terminated.

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