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Erin Patricia Farley

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  • What are my rights as a child? and how long do i have with probate?

    My father passed away two years ago. He had a successful business(which my sister was office manager) a will, life insurance, and a few buildings. My sister made herself the executer and immediately paid my step mom off. She is the only one o...

    Erin’s Answer

    I re-categorized this question so that the appropriate experts may respond. Good luck.

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  • Is the doctor liable to report the parent if not what action need to taken

    Child with asthma, 2 doctors prescribe medication to be taken daily, mom refusing to give the child his medication, child and mom had an altercation about his medication, he is asking for it and she is denying it, the doctor is well aware of th...

    Erin’s Answer

    Doctors are mandated reporters. If the medication is necessary, and doctor has proof mom is not allowing the medication, the doctor should report it. If you are woriied, you can report it. Doctors do not always see the situation in the same light, nor do they always act when they should.

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  • What is the process for adopting my partners child, if I am not married to my partner?

    I would like to adopt my partners son but my partner and I are not married/do not have a domestic partnership. The father is unknown as she (my partner) is a victim of a sexual assault. The child is over 12 which means (in my state) he needs to co...

    Erin’s Answer

    It is a beautiful thing that you are doing; unforunately, in California, one of the requirements for adopting your parter's child is to either be an RDP or be married. I am not an expert in adoption, but believe this is going to be your road block.

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  • How do i get my son back? if he meets me somewhere and i pick up my child and walk away can he stop me?

    My EX has my 2yr old son, he picked him up from the babysitter without my permission in july. Since july he has allowed me to see him 3 times, now he wont let me see him at all. there is NOTHING saying that he is the father.He is not on the babys ...

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    You need to act and act now. The family law facilitator at your local courthouse can assist you with an immediate ex parte motion (get to the courthouse and see them - they are a free service). The loger you wait, the more you jeopardize your case. You can, as Ms. Struas mentioned, report this issue to the police as well.

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  • Can I file any type of restraining order against my mom's boyfriend? Are there any other ways I can keep him from seeing my mom.

    My mom's boyfriend is extremely volatile and has a serious alcohol problem. During the holidays he verbally abused both me and my grandmother. I do not live with my mom but my brother with special needs (who I am also legal guardian of) lives with...

    Erin’s Answer

    You have responses from excellent attorneys who propose excellent remedies My advice: Get your brother out of there right away; and if (when) this happens again, Call the Police.

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  • Can i keep her from him until we work out our parenting plan now that he has filed?

    The father filed for request mediation to work out a parenting plan. i already let him take her on Saturday's mostly he had her on holidays seen her on her birthday and on some of his days off he sometimes doesn't take her but he basically wants h...

    Erin’s Answer

    I agree with boh attorneys, but echo Mr. Miller's sentiment: You indicated no sign of inappropriate behavior from Dad, so why would you want to keep your child from her father?

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  • What forms do I need to file for abandonment or remove parental rights in San Bernardino County, California?

    My kids Bio father has not had the kids for a scheduled weekend since Sept 2013. He moved away May 2014 and never told me his address. He last saw them July 2014 at a funeral. He has since remarried and has a step son. He has ran from me trying to...

    Erin’s Answer

    Start here: http://www.courts.ca.gov/selfhelp-adoption.htm

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  • Can I live with my grandparent if they live with my uncle?

    I don't get along with my parents my mother is ok but my stepdad puts me down almost everyday and I get cussed at and verbally abused.

    Erin’s Answer

    I am so sorry to hear that you are in this situation. Are you able to tell your mom how you feel about the way your stepdad treats you? If you are abe to talk to your granparents, and they are open to you living with them, the issue will need to be discussed with your mom - and her consent is needed. If she refuses to give consent, and this abuse continues, please confide in a teacher or counselor (they are both mandated to report abuse to CPS - and that will get the ball rolling to get you into a safe environment.). It is NOT okay for an adult to cuss at a child - EVER. It is NOT okay to be verbally abused - EVER. If I could impart one thing to you it is this: his actions are about him, they are not about you.

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