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  • Judge favors a certain parent but professional a willing to testify for me what are my chances of getting back custody or modif

    lost custody to child father. but within the last year of him wining custody he has finally shown his true colors too the professional (therapist co parenting therapist etc) everyone has advised me to take him back to court because they see clearl...

    John’s Answer

    If a person refuses to co-parent is a big factor for a determination of custody. You should hire a lawyer to represent you in the case.

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  • If paying child support, can the parenting plan be modify so I don't have to pay 50 50 of child expenses that was ordered

    lost custody too father. in the new parenting plan the judge ordered that both parents pay 50 50 of the child expenses. been that I only see my child every other weekend the father usually has all the expenses I just have to pay it. now he trying ...

    John’s Answer

    Yes you should go for 50/50 parenting time, you have rights. You should hire a lawyer to represent you in the case.

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  • What can happen if a person lies on on there financial affidavits dealing with child support

    lost custody battle father now has custody. father placing me on child support but is lying about his employment and how much he makes. wont provide bank statement or paystub. creating fake paystubs aswell. what can I do.......

    John’s Answer

    It is potentially perjury so mention it to the court. You should hire a lawyer to represent you in the case.

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  • Can my childrens father or grandparents take my children from me.

    I have two children. Their father and I are not married and never have been. I want to leave their father. The relationship is very unhappy and toxic. It is also semi violent. I haven't been attacked by their father however he had come after me th...

    John’s Answer

    Grand parents have no rights, however the father can fight you for custody. You should hire a lawyer to represent you in the case.

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  • How can I evict my ex-spouse's girlfriend from my house...

    We got divorced in December 2015 and agreed he would keep the home until he fell behind at which point he would sell it. We verbally agreed after the divorce that I would move out and get an apartment with my disabled son and he would buy me out....

    John’s Answer

    If the agreement says the house is to be sold then you should be able to get the judge to enforce it. You should hire a lawyer to represent you in the case.

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  • Will it be possible to strip visitation?

    The childs mother is a drug addict and has not been a steady figure in the childs life in over 3 years. The mother would show up sporadically to supervised visits with a family member. The father filed for sole custody with supervised visitations ...

    John’s Answer

    Yes, you should amend your documents and ask for sole custody, no visitation. You should hire a lawyer to represent you in the case.

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  • Cell phone

    Mom and I don't get along and I don't want her contacting me unless it's pick up time my oldest is 7 years old am I allowed to ask the judge to let mom contact the kids on their own cell phone

    John’s Answer

    Not appropriate to put the kids in the middle. Work it out.

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  • Can temporary support last longer than marriage time?

    I got married in Europe and am divorcing in the US. The marriage lasted 3 and a half years. During the marriage, only the last year and a half have we lived in the US. I have been paying temporary support for a year and a half now and the other p...

    John’s Answer

    Set the case for final hearing and get it finished. You should hire a lawyer to represent you in the case.

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  • Should I send something in?

    I file for contempt my kids mother was ordered to pay child support she miss 3 months which added up to 1,800 when I served her with the contempt papers she sent 900.00 should I send something to the court saying she paid something or should I jus...

    John’s Answer

    If she is behind then she is potentially in contempt so keep the hearing time. You should hire a lawyer to represent you in the case.

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  • The Department of revenue says I need to provide them a paperwork that says I owe $0

    The final judgment on my paperwork under section II (child support) line 6 says this. 6. Arrearage/retroactive/overage Payment of Child support: There is no retroactive child support or arrearage at the time of this final judgment. The DOR s...

    John’s Answer

    Get a full payment and assessment history from the clerk. You should hire a lawyer to represent you in the case.

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