My fiancé and I are getting married this year. He has full custody (legal and physical) of his daughter. His ex resides in another state and has rights to visitation. Besides the visitation on school breaks and speaking on the phone with her daugh...
All that you, as a step, can do is support this child and be her friend. Stay out of court proceedings, but be involved in the child's life as a friend, as a mentor, and as another person who she's lucky enough to have love her. Dad needs your support, and support just means letting him talk to you, hear him and validate his frustration; but as best as you can, stay out of issues with the ex. If the child badmouths you or says mom says mean things, that's a teachable moment for you: you can ask her how she feels, and let her know her own opinions and her own feelings are what matter.
Dad can ask the court for an order staying mom from badmouthing (or enforce one if already there). Dad may also want to consider therapy to assist the ittle girl in processing the conflict.
Good luck to you.
I'm confused on the key terms of whether my divorce was finalized or not
I agree with my collegaues that the "Notice of Entry of Judgment" will alert you to a final divorce decree. I add only that you can contact the Clerk of the Court to determine whether a Notice of Entry was entered. If so, you could request a copy of your judgment from the clerk (per page copying costs will be charged), and thensee the Family Law Facilitator at your local courthouse to assist you with understanding the terms of your judgment.See question
If we have a court order that I'm picking her up from school everyday does she have a right to refuse? She is 13 and her dad seems to have influenced her in the past few weeks.
In addition to what my collegaue suggests, I advise getting the child into a therapist so that an unbiased third party can assist with what is happening. In general, a child has a voice, but it is far too much burden for your daughter to be making the choice about visitation. Dad should be encouraging your daughter to visit, just as he would encourage her to attend school. Good luck.See question
The father won't let me see her.
In this situation, along with what my collegaue suggested, you may want to file an emergency order for time with your child. The local courthouse will have a family law facilitator - a free service, run by an attorney, that will help you fill out the appropriate paperwork.See question
We have court to see the judge Feb 15th for child custody and child support we have been separated for 2 months in the past 2 months he has not gave me a penny or purchased a gallon of milk I have 2 daughter's with him a 1 year old and 7 year old...
Contact the Department of Child Support Services. They will request a support order and enforce it for you. www.childsup.ca.gov.
If you were married, you can also request spousal support.
There is also a family law facilitator at every courthouse to assist you (free) with your filing/declarations.
In April 2012 my ex had a TRO placed against me. She petitioned to have it removed and in October 2012 it was dismissed for Lack of Prosecution. Now that we're 4 years and 10 months (just inside the 5 years) she had my joint legal custody removed....
I do not understand why no one told the judge the true status of the RO. The Motion for Recon is a great avenue to pursue; if it's too late, just file a Request for Order and get that information in front of the judge.See question
I'm a single parent I separate from my husband and we was living in a house but he was the one that was pain the rent each month I don't work and I have 4 kid's it was impossible for me to keep pain the rent of 800 each month so the landlord first...
A domestic violence center may be able to assist you with an emergency order for child/spousal support. You could also apply for government aid such as TANF, food stamps, and emergency funds.
There is also a family law facilitator's office at your local courthouse that could help you preparing the necessary documents for a divorce and request for support filing.See question
Am a custodial party my son is going out of the state does he need permission from the other parent to go out..
If your action is not yet final, the automatic restraining orders in the Summons prevent you from taking the child out of the state without consent or court order, There may also be orders around custodial behaviors and legal custody parameters. It is not clear whether or not you have orders around these issues. It is also not clear whether your son is leaving the state for a vacationt, for school, or for a new residence. In most cases, a move requires either consent from the other parent or an order from the court. You may want to include more specific facts in another question.See question
My husband (89) and I (67) have been paying his 60 year old daughter 's rent for the past 3 1/2 years. She does have mental health issues and physical disabilities. We have never claimed her as a dependent. I am a co-signer on the lease. We to...
This is really a question for a disability rights attorney. I imagine you do not want your stepdaughter homesless, and the disabilities (if so) could be hindering her ability to self-support. I wonder whether your stepdaughter has applied for public benefits, perhaps SSI and/or public housing? I advise you to contact a disability advocacy group (such as Disability Rights California) and determine whether alternate resources might be available to assist your family. I wish you the best.See question
i have a court date on 10th nov and i thought i had 9 days prior to the date to send the paper work to respondent party, now i read its more then that. if i am late what happens. also which forms do i send. i am filing for change in spousal suppor...
The responding party can object to the lack of timely service; in that case, you will either get a continued court date, or you'll have to request a re-issuance of the Request for Order and timely serve. Perhaps get it personally served (right now). You serve the Request for Order (and blank), and the I&E (and blank). And remember, you cannot serve, it has to be someone who is not a party and over 18.See question