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  • Can I request a supreme court judge sign a temp support order? Is there legal basis to deny request of support collection unit?

    My ex took me back to court to terminate maintenance, we have agreed on record to settle for certain stipulations but are still working others out with regard to changes to access, and parenting agreement etc... so there is no currently signed ord...

    Lawrence’s Answer

    you would have to make a motion for the relief you are requesting. However, you should understand that if you are close to a settlement, you may have a full agreement before the judge ever makes a decision on the motion. In regard to support collection. All that is required is that you request it and a judge must order it.

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  • How old do you have to be to choose what parent you want to live with in New York?

    I am 15 and my parents have joint custody of my 2 sisters and me their 16 and 13. My dad has residential custody of us. The hole summer we've stayed with my mom and , my dad only saw us maybe 3 times and that was only for 2 to 3 hours. But I'm the...

    Lawrence’s Answer

    At 18 it is up to you and you don't need a court order. At 15 if your parents don't agree to change custody, your mother would have to file a petition for residential custody. You would be appointed an attorney to represent you. It would then be up to a judge to decide where you would live.

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  • Can I amend a lawsuit filed in NYS Supreme Court on 8/14 v a. supported housing corp. to include NYC Dept of Housing?

    FEGS supported housing corp. (I am suing), filed for chapter 11, months after I filed the lawsuit. FEGS as well as other supported housing programs here in NYC are partially funded by state and federal government via NYC Housing (HRA) Department.

    Lawrence’s Answer

    Necessary parties can be added by motion if the court agrees an order will be made to serve the additional parties.

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  • In joint custody, are both parents included in the decisions?

    My son's mother tranferred him from school to school because he was not doing well. I thought she would have to get the fathers signature before she can transfer him. I did not want him tranferred again. She did this three times and eventually dro...

    Lawrence’s Answer

    It is probably too late to file violation petitions for the many transfers without your approval. As for stopping child support that depends on what your son is doing. Is he working or just sitting at home. You should consult with an attorney and go over all of the fact of your case.

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  • When applying for temporary assistance in NYS does proving paternity give the biological father legal rights?

    My ex and I are an unwed couple and he currently resides in Hawaii and I live in New York. I am not putting his name on the birth certificate but because I need financial assistance temporarily, due to pregnancy complications I am required to file...

    Lawrence’s Answer

    If he signed an acknowledgment of paternity or there is a court order of paternity, he is the father and has rights. If neither of these things exist, he is not the father yet and can't be made to pay support nor does he have any rights to the child.

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  • Can my ex wife sign up my son for preschool without my consent with joint custody?

    I am currently fighting in family court for a modification of child custody with my 3 year old son. My first attorney was terrible and got me the bare minimum because I couldn't afford to go to trial. Now I have a great attorney and we are set for...

    Lawrence’s Answer

    Since it is only 2 days & you have a hearing at the end of September, you have time to discuss this with your attorney on Monday. The courts wouldn't do anything about it before the hearing anyway as the hearing is so close.

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  • Can I get financial aid for a custody case?

    The case is already underway and I've paid for a retainer. It seems the case will be longer, and more expense, than I can afford. Is there a form of legal aid I can apply for? Is there anything I can do?

    Lawrence’s Answer

    You can always request the appointment of an 18B attorney but that is up to the judge and your finances. You can also speak to your attorney about making a motion for counsel fees.

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  • What can I do here

    I divorced him in 2015 may it was finalized I have full custody of both kids, he has supervised visitation, now on our own when he were respectful to each other we had our own agreement on weekends he would have them for certain hrs of the day but...

    Lawrence’s Answer

    I am sorry for what you are going through, however, there is nothing in your post that would lead me to believe that you can get an order of protection against him. Even if you did get one, he would still be entitled to visitation.

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  • I need answers....

    I know someone who's currently incarcerated for drug sales but has made plans of a better life for himself and his current 5-year old daughter. The mother of the child is very vindictive... is He able to get joint custody of his child or will it b...

    Lawrence’s Answer

    If the parties cannot get along, which seems to be obvious from your post, then joint custody is out of the question, however the father can get regular and meaningful visitation.

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