Well me and my babyma signed an agreement at the child support office that I give her some money for our son every month and that been almost four years. People been telling me to give her money orders to help me if she take child support out on me
If you are currently paying child support in cash, then you should either insist that she provide a written receipt, or switch payment methods. Money orders are a great option. However, so are checks or even bank transfers (with a note in your bank records as to the reason behind the transfer).
However, the fact that you will begin to maintain proof of having paid child support will not prevent the custodial parent from obtaining a child support order in the future. It will only help prove that you have not abandoned your duty to support your child.See question
We've had our nephew for over 5 years, his biological parents lost custody after not showing up for court dates that went on for over a year. Now his Mom is wanting custody and meeting with a lawyer this week.
The answer to your question depends on facts of the case that are not clear from your description. If the parents' parental rights were terminated, then they were terminated. The parents could conceivably attempt to regain custody, but the termination of their rights in the past means they would lose the presumptive right to custody and would have quite a battle on their hands. If, on the other hand, you were granted temporary or permanent custody without the parents' rights being terminated, then any attempt to regain custody would be less than difficult than one following termination.
The fact that the parents are consulting with an attorney means that they are exploring their rights. If you believe that they actually are going to file a custody action, and you wish to prevent them from obtaining custody, then you need to do the same. Consult with an attorney (or a number of them) to find out your options AND to find someone to represent you in the event they proceed to filing.See question
My fiancé gets one weekend a month with his son because at the time the paperwork was written she was living 8 hours away. He is unable to get over nights until 2018. He would drive to her & spend time with his son. They had it set up that he woul...
Both your fiance AND the child's mother are obligated to abide by the terms of the Parenting Plan (custody order). If it says that he is entitled to parenting time from 9 am until 5 pm, that means that he is entitled to that time without interference from the other parent. However, if there are any provisions within the Plan granting some other arrangement, those provisions are enforceable. The only way to receive an explicit and definitive answer to the portion of your question regarding the mother's right to or restriction from showing up would be for an attorney to read the Parenting Plan and then interpret it.
In addition to the recommendation that your fiance contact an attorney, I would also suggest that he keep a copy of the Parenting Plan / Custody Order handy in the event that the police are called to the home during his custodial period.See question
my child went to school and said that she was being mentally physically and emotionally abused that she was seeing and hearing a little girls voice and she was threatening to harm herself but never has. She has been aout the home for 2 months I've...
When the Department of Family and Children's Services (DFCS) removes a child from a parent's home, their goal is usually to find a way to reunify parent and child. Thus, they come up with a plan for how to resolve the pending problem. If you have been given a case plan, you need to follow it. If you have not yet been given a case plan, you need to continue to contact your case manager to find out what the plan is.
Your best path towards reunification is to make it abundantly clear to the case manager that you are willing to do whatever it takes to both have your child return AND protect your child's welfare. Thus, you communications with the case manager (and with the child's temporary guardian) must be made with a spirit of cooperation in addition to determination.See question
My soon to be exhusband (he filed), has a drug and alcohol addiction. He has been in rehab twice. At our temporary hearing, he advised the court that he attends AA, and has since last year- which he hasn't. He was given unsupervised visitation eve...
Before anyone can suggest what type of custody/visitation your ex should have, they would have to have a lot more information. The only thing that can be said with certainty is that you would be best served by having an attorney representing you in this divorce. There are a number of options for protecting your child's welfare; and an attorney can help you decide what options are best for you; as well as help you with presenting information to the court in such a way so as to ensure the best possible outcome for your child.
Contact an attorney as soon as possible.See question
My ex refuses to have any contact with me. We have been divorced for over a year now. We have joint custody but my 17 year old son chooses not to have contact with me, that is fine he is a teenager! But my ex will not let me know what is going o...
Your only real option for addressing your ex-husband's failure and refusal to communicate would be to file a court action against him. However, since your son is very close to the age of automatic legal emancipation, there is little to no point in taking this matter to court. Your best option would be to continue to try reaching out to your son directly (without going through the father). As he grows up, as long as you keep trying, he may eventually return to wanting a relationship with you.See question
I live in columbus ga and the father to my unborn child is in jail. Our baby boy is due any day now and I don't know if he will make it home in time. Can our little boy still have his father's last name even if he is not present for the birth or a...
Yes, you can give your child it's father's last name even though the father is incarcerated on the day the child is born. The father can also be listed on the birth certificate and sign a Voluntary Paternity Acknowledgment, despite not being present at the hospital at the time of the child's birth.See question
Per our divorce decree my ex was to make by the beneficiary of his Survivors Benefits but per what I am reading he only had a year of our divorce to take that election. I did not do so either because I didn't know I had to. I thought that it was u...
There are definitely options despite it being more than a year since the divorce; but your specific options depend on the specifics of your case. It could be that he could be found to be in contempt of court; but that depends on the wording of the order granting you the status of SBP beneficiary.
You need to sit down with an attorney to discuss your options. The sooner that you do so, the better.See question
Custody sought of daughter whom I raised since birth up until 2 1/2 years ago when abusive ex husband gained custody even though thete are documented incident reports and 911 records and a guilty plea and conviction of attempted rape, false impris...
When one asks about "reporting" abuse, it is presumed that you are referring to filing a report with the Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS). A Guardian ad Litem (GAL) is generally not one the list of individuals/professions that are required to make reports to DFCS.
If your question is actually about reporting the abuse to the Court, the GAL only files a report if the case proceeds to a final hearing. It is generally expected that the report that the GAL submits to the court for the final hearing will include a summary of everything that the GAL learned during the investigation into the child's best interest. However, each side/party also has the right to cross exam the GAL during the final hearing. So if the GAL does not mention the abuse (and other stuff) in the report or during the principal testimony during the final hearing, you can ask questions about why the information was omitted from the report and how it factored into the GAL's recommendations for custody.
Whether you have to go to a specific lab or may be tested at the lab of your choice depends on factors that you have not presented in your question. (e.g. Who asked/told you to get tested? Was there an order? Did the order specify the test and/or testing facility?) You will need to contact the source of the testing requirement to find the answer to your question, or consult directly with an attorney.
It is almost never a good idea to argue a custody case before a judge without an attorney when there are experts and professionals (e.g., opposing counsel) involved. You should give serious consideration to hiring an attorney; or at least meeting with you to assist you in preparing for your final hearing. There are very likely details about your case that matter more than you realize and that you will need help with addressing in court.See question
My daughter and I lived with my ex husband for the past 17 years. He's put me through so much mental abuse over the years. I retreated into a shell. I'm estranged from my family I have almost no friends. It's difficult for me to seek help. A few...
Your question is very difficult to answer as it is unclear what the "something" is that you are considering doing. There are also many questions about your situation (such as whether your child is also your ex-husband's child and if so, whether there is an order in place; and if so, whether he is abiding by the terms of the order).
You should definitely seek help! Most communities have centers or shelters that can assist the victims/survivors of domestic violence. Those centers can also direct you to other resources (including possibly legal assistance and counseling) to address your various needs.
Think of the fire as a blessing (it rescued you from continuing to live with an abusive person), and start building a better life for you and your daughter.See question