My grandson is 8 years old. He has stated he would like to live with his father and stepmother. Right now custody is 60/40. His father has 40%. At what age can he legally make this decision for himself?
The wishes and desires of children to lie with one parent or the other is taken into consideration by the court as the children get older. While age is just one factor, there are several others. At eight years old the child is still rather young to be making such a decision. The court usually starts listening to them in their teenage years.
That does not mean that his input would not be considered. The court would have to determine how much weight to give the child's request.
I'm putting my child's father in child support and when I was filling out the application there was a section where I have to put if I want shared or visation and I only want visitation. I was wondering how many hours is the right amount that he g...
This is an issue that should be discussed between the parents. The court support both parents being an active part of their children's lives. You might need to file a request to establish a custody order and the court would refer both of you to a Child Custody Recommending counselor in an effort to get some type of agreement between the parents.See question
I'm trying to obtain all my minute orders from the courts I don't drive so I was wondering how I can do so online I have a open DCFS case and it's been open for two years now I really need a visual understanding of everything that's been happening...
You can go online to http://www.sb-court.org/ and search for your case. If it is a Paternity case you might not be able to see it online as Paternity cases are confidential.
Once you locate your case you can see the entire history of your case including all minute orders.
My friend was paying child support, then he lost his job, and there after he has been unable to retain a job. Although, he has worked during his life. He has a mental disability and was diagnosed as having that disability. And is currently waiting...
He needs to file a Request for Order and have his child support reduced. Doing nothing just continues the old orders and gets him further in debt.See question
We have been married for 17 years and separated for 1.5yrs. The kids and I moved from Alabama to California where he still resides all with his consent. What sort of custody options do I have as well as best alimony and child support? He is the on...
Are there custody orders from Alabama? If there are then Alabama still has jurisdiction over any custody and support orders.
You might need to talk with an Attorney from Alabama.
I pay my ex about $3,500/month in alimony. She must declare this as income when filing taxes and I am able to deduct it. Is the amount also added to her income and subtracted from mine when determining child support?
The child support formula does not consider the payment of spousal support unless it is for a different relationship.
Child support is calculated prior to any spousal support. The spousal support she receives is not added to her income for child support or deducted from yours.
My husband is the non custodial parent. We want to move out of state to provide a better life for our children together. Can his ex wife dictate whether or not we can move? Does she have the right to prevent us from moving? They have one child tog...
The Ex can not stop you from moving out of state since she has custody of the child. The problem with moving usually occurs when the custodial parent wants to move.
You might want to consider a different visitation schedule prior to the move so a relationship can be maintained with the child.
after 25 years of being married and getting ready for divorce and having to prove my divorce from my ex wife for her to qualify for part of my retirement I fond out that we got married before the final decree date what can I do from here I never r...
You need to seriously sit down and talk with a family law attorney. If your current marriage is void because you were not divorced from your previous marriage, that can cause many problems.
Your options are too complicated to discuss on a forum like this.
My husband's ex-girlfriend has a child she claims he's the father and has filed for child support, health insurance, child care. Can they take all of this money without a paternity test? I'm disabled and not working, so we are living on my husband...
Until paternity is proven they can not do anything to a person. They can not do discovery or invade his right to privacy. They can not get a support order or attach his wages. There needs to be a paternity finding first.
Thomas B. v. Superior Court (Sherry H.) (1985) 175 Cal.App.3d 255
3 years ago, when my son was 8 years old I won full physical custody of him (he doesn't want to see or talk to his mom). His mother recieved zero visitation rights at the time and "reunification counseling" was ordered in order for her to see him ...
You need to show up to court. She has to prove that the counseling was never set up and you have a fifth amendment right to not be a witness against yourself.
You can ask the court to assign to any attorney if you can not afford one.