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Question: What are Conciliation Services?

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Question: How can my ex-husband file court papers changing the custody orders made with our divorce, stating that i can not take my son out of the county they live in. hes not even his son. its a long story and i need help getting my kids back.

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Question: What if I don't agree to court decision in custody/parenting time self representation/ attourney for other party. can I file an appeal or express my reasons for not agreeing

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Question: How are custody issues decided?

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Question: do I lose my rights to my child if a grandparent is apointed permanent guardian?

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Question: Can I file for back child support for a child I raised for eight years if I did not originally ask for child support? Custody changed to the mother about a year and a half ago where she did not ask for child support and now she is filing for it.

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Question: Does a mother have sole custody of a child if you have a child out of wedlock and there is no court order in place?

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Question: What parental rights do I have as a non-custodial parent. The custodial parent refuses to inform of medical conditions, medical and dental visits, school functions (states I am forbidden to attend), parent-teacher conferences, open house at school, basically he believes I am not permitted to have any form of contact outside my ordered visitation time - Saturdays 7am - 6pm?

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Question: How do I apply to the Superior Court for an Order of Temporary Custody of a Minor?

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Question: I was never married to my sons biological father who happens to be an illegal immigrant. Paternity and child support have been established by the court and I have sole legal custody. The Order states that father is not to pick up child from daycare. How do I enforce this?

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Question: Please describe what the courts look at for "best Interest for the child". Do they take into account what the child(ren) want?

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Question: what are the fathers rights if not married?

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Question: My daughter's father has abandoned her for the last 6 years. Can I file for termination of parental rights and how do I do so.

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Question: While I was with my Mom at her boyfriend's house in CA, my friend and I walked in on them watching porn in the living room. They didn't hear us come in so she doesn't know that I know. I told my Dad and he is trying to decide how to handle this. I want to know (and so does my Dad) if this is reason enough for my Dad to get sole custody. Now they both have joint physical custody. Has a crime been commited and how will the courts view this event? Thank you.

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Question: I am divorced and my ex took my children out of the state of arizona. She didnt give written notice of this and she lied to me and the children that she was moving some where else in the state what can I do to get my children back???

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Question: If I have sole custody do I need the other parents permission to take our child out of the country on vacation?

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Question: can i choose which parent i want to live with, if not, what age can i?

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Question: I am a father of two and my wife physically and mentally abuses our kids. How can I get emergency custody of my two kids?

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Question: If both parents agree to 50/50 custody and neither want to pay or recieve child support what is the law? Will one of the parents have to pay some amount?

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Question: I gave revocable guardianship to my mom when I moved out of state so the kids could finish that school year and I started my new job. Now that I have petitioned to revoke guardianship, she is suing me for custody. I am so far and not sure how to handle this.

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Question: My husband and I are getting divorced and have 4 children under the age of 12. We have not been able to reach an agreement on custody and temporary orders  included that joint physical custody be granted. In addition, there are "parentling evaluations" scheduled . What is a "Parenting evaluation" and what kinds of questions should I expect? Will there be an opportunity for me to provide the evaluator with inforation? Thank you!

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Question: My ex wife and I have been divorced for 18 months and it involved two kids. Our divorce decree and final agreement is filed in Rogers County Oklahoma. I now live in Arizona and have since the separation in May of 05. This summer my son came to visit and he has been asking his mom if he could live here and she gave me written and verbal permission that he could and now he has been here for 3 months with the agreement that we would modify the final agreement and child support. He is enrolled in school and school activities and after school activities and is doing very well. She is now wanting him to come back to Oklahoma and I want to file documents to keep her from doing this........can I do it here in Arizona or does he have to be here for a certain amount of time? Where can I go to get more info on the net?

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Question: Is there specific paper I need to move out of state after a divorce where I have received sole custody of the children

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Question: My girlfriend and I have two children together. I would like to gain custody of them since she has been experiencing mental health issues and cannot take care of the children.  I cannot afford a lawyer and have been told I cannot leave the state without her permission and was also told since the children's birth certificates establish I am the father and that they have my last name I can relocate with them. I can't get a straight answer !

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Question: I am divorced and my ex left AZ after. My children are with me but he still has partial custody. He has not contacted or seen the children in 3+yrs. No card, call or anything. My current husband would like to legally become their father. I have no idea where my ex is or how to even contact him. I have an agency searching for him for non payment of child support and they cannot even find him! Could you tell me how to dissolve his rights as father so that my current husband can make them his kids since that is who they call dad. I also want his rights taken away because if anything were to happen to me I don't want him to be able to come in and take them because they wouldn't know him or feel safe with him because of past events.

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Question: Where can I find a court approved parenting class?

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Question: Can a Father (who is currently married) take the child (of the marriage) and leave to another state without a court decision on custody or any other legal filing.

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Question: i need direction in finding a class were i can take for reinterduction so that i may see my children

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Question: Can I request to get custody of my daughter through the court if 1. her mother cannot support her, she doesn't have a job. Her mother is also not following the court orders regarding visitation.

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Question: What if I've been to prison and while I was there, my son's father took me to court and got sole legal custody, and since then has dumped my son off on his family (3 years) and has left the state? Do I have any right to do anything? He does not support our son in anyway.

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Question: My husband and I are getting a divorce. He is living out of state so I currently have custody of our daughter. I am afraid that he will come and take her away. What can I do to make sure that he isn't able to do that???

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Question: Does a parent have to have health insurance on his or her child to be able to file for joint, physical custody?

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Question: My husband and I want to know the best way to ensure that if something were to happen to us both, that our daughter would not become a ward of the state. How can we ensure that she would go to my husband's parents for guardianship?

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Question: I have a son who his father and I aren't married but the father is on the birth certificate. His father just got out of prison and threatens me with leaving the state with my son. How do I get soul custody of my son?

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Question: I am a father of a 5 year old and my ex is using meth, she's denying it now, but the signs are there and my ex mother inlaw has asked me to get full custody. How can I get emergency custody of my child?

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Question: I have filed a petition to modify custody and have been denied a hearing. How long before I can re-file?

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Question: I have filed a petition to modify custody and have been denied a hearing. How long before I can re-file?

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Question: My daughter's mother is not following our child care plan. Specifically she is taking my daughter out of town during my holiday time. Can I request a hearing and what do I file to get the hearing.

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Question: Last May the mother of my two children took me to court for the custody of my children. one of the decisions of the court was that the childrens mother would get to file my daughter on her taxes and I would file my son. this is in the court notes and the formal decision. come to find out, she filed both children on her income taxes this year. what do i do to resolve this?

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Question: I am recently divorced. We have 2 kids. Joint custody. My daughter no longer want to go to her Dads during the week, what are her rights? she is 13. Conciliation Services told me I had to wait a full year before changing custody. That couldn't be right, could it?

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Question: I am currently incarcerated and have joint custody of my adolecent boys. My ex has refused to allow me to see my boys even before my conviction. I have testimony that the boys have said they will not have anything to do with me bacause their mom will get mad. have I lost my parental rights by my incarceration and can I do anything to get visitation time with my children. I am so sad over this.

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Question: I have a default divorce and my ex-wife will not give me a copy of the court papers and I do not know where to find them. She moved out of state with my daughter and I have no idea what the custody is or anything about the divorce and she will not let me see my daughter. Is there anything I can do about this?

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Question: I am seperated from my wife and I have custody of our children. Do I need her authority to take my kids out of state, to go on my vacations?

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Question: we are married, my wife and i had our differences, we were getting back together, and one day she got sick, and then passed away, but before that, we had 3 girls together, but now the grandmother says that I abandoned them, and was served with paperwork. do i still have the right to be their father, if we are still leagally married? I do have the right to go there with an officer and pick up my children.

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Question: i am going thru a divorce and received an amendment to the divorce. he is trying to get full physical and legal custody of my kids. can he do that?

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Question: I need to modify the visitation for my 12 year old daughter as she claims her dad drinks & drives with her during his visitation. She still loves him and wants to see him, but not stay as she does not feel safe. Can I file in a different venue? How easy is it to get a venue change?

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Question: We are divorced and both relocating to Phoenix--what do we need to do in order to have our child custody agreement be under Arizona jurisdiction once we've established residency?

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Question: Can you file for joiny custody if the child is not your? The child was a step child.

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Question: What exactly is "AZ ST 25-403.08" (Resources & Fees). I am a father of 2 boys and am at the final trial which is ending April. I have pretty much run out of financial resources to oay for an attorney and I have inadequate knowledge of the procedures and rules of the court. I have only petitioned to modify custody because my ex was making threats to take the children away and later she petitions for an enforcement of the decree. AZ ST 25-403.08??

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Question: My ex-wife and I are having trouble agreeing on where our son can/should attend school. He is 9 years old and currently attends a private christian school, but wants to go to public school with his step-sisters and neighborhood friends in the fall. My ex is avoiding the discussion of our son changing schools. My ex and I have joint physical and legal custody. What steps do I need to take in order to address this issue with the courts?

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Question: what forms do i need to file for a response to modification of custody. what format do i use to put together the forms.

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Question: i am divorced, and have just found out that my ex, has enlisted in the military. he has custody of my daughter, and i have a visitation order. he wants to give the child to his mother when he gets out of basic, i now live in ohio, and need to know how to change the custody orders.

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Question: What does "Undesignated" mean when it is under the EVENT TITLE on the Docket for the Judges calendar for a Return hearing in a family court case??

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Question: I have a current custody order. I would like to present new information to the court in an effort to alter the agreement. I can not afford a lawyer. What can I do?

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Question: Will the court order extracurricular activity to be granted if a 14 year old presents the topic to the court?

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Question: My new husband has three children that live out of state and according to the divorce papers from his previous marriage, they share joint custody. After the divorce was final in Indiana, she moved without contacting him about this move. She has not let him know where the kids are for almost six years. He pays child support every month and has no contact with them. How do we go about finding the kids to have contact with them?

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Question: My husband and I have partial custody of our 11 year old son. His child parenting plan states that he is only see his son every other weekend for a total of 6 days a month. His mother and stepfather are constantly traveling for work. We end up having him 50-75% of the month. He feels unloved in the other home. At what age can my step son choose to live with us or with them. We are from Minnesota, but permanently reside in Arizona now.

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Question: MY MOM HAS A HUSBAND THAT DOES REALLY BAD THINGS TO ME AND MY SISTER AND PUTS HIS HANDS ON MY MOM WE MOVED TO MY GRANDMAS BUT MY MOM SAID WE HAVE TO MOVE BACK AND I WANT TO STAY WITH GRANDMA WHAT DO I DO

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Question: My son and his former girlfriend have a 2 year old daughter. Paternity has been established. The girlfriend has been gone for over 2 weeks- she left the baby with the maternal grandmother. Does my son have a legal right to go and get his daughter. We now live in Georgia.

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Question: My ex-wife left my son with me in August 2007 and moved to San Antonio, TX. On 5/19/2008 she came to my son's school and took him out and put him on a plane back to San Antonio. Even though she has sole custody the law states that she is suppose to give me 60 days notice before he can be considered to be moved to a different state. How do I get a court sanction?

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Question: I filed for divorce 2 days ago. Today I found out that my wife has committed adultery. We had agreed to joint custody because she didn't want to give up our son. Since she has committed adultery can I change the child support order bfore the 20 days are over? And will I be able to get full custody because of this?

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Question: What is necessary to bring and/or fill out for a Parenting Conference with Conciliation Services ? Is there usually more than one conference? Is a child younger than the statutory age often interviewed?

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Question: my 2 year old son has his fathers surname we are not married but he wanted this to be,i was wondering if i leave my boyfriend will he be able to take my son away just because the child holds the same surname as him and not my surname?

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Question: I will be going through a divorce soon but I want to know a little before I jump into it. I really want to go for full custody and I feel for numerous reasons I would get it. My ex is in the military and I feel it would be good on my part of the battle because he will end up deploying again as well as the chance of him being stationed out of country or even out of state. Is there anything you could tell me?

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Question: At what age in Arizona can a child go before a judge to present their opinions and feelings in regards to which parent they want to live with?

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Question: My question is.. my husband hs a domestic arrest 5 years ago this year, he filed for divorce, and i am going through a bankrupcty. Will any i have a chance of loosing my 3 girls ages 14,8,and 2. to him because of the money situattion. he has not supported us at all since he has ben gone(4 months)i am worried the courts will award him the sole or primary care giver for the girls(the oldest girls dont want to be with him). what to do ?

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Question: Im the father of a ten year old boy who wants to live with me, he tells his mother but she tells him he cant until he is old enough,is there an age limit or is it up to the court?

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Question: would the court allow the noncostodial parent to give up all parenting time

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Question: I am the father of an 8 year old daughter born out of wedlock. No legal paternity has ever been established, but I've maintained a close relationship with my daughter all along as well as paid child support from day one. I would like to begin the process of obtaining legal joint (if possible) custody of my daughter ahead of fears my ex may try to relocate again (already moved from to CO to AZ). I believe I will need to establish legal paternity which is no problem as I am on the birth certificate and my ex will agree, as well as establishing permenant visitation rights and also the ability to bar her from moving again. Is there a step by step process available online to set this into motion? I am unable to afford an attorney, but might be able to afford a paralegal? Please advise.

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Question: I have 2 daughters with a mixed native american women who I was never married to and I want to gain custody of our daughters but I am not native american. Is this possible?

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Question: what does Contributing to the delinquency of a minor mean?

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Question: my ex filed for a order of protection and was granted it against me for him and my kids the year is now up and i need to know how to get my babies back i tried to file to get the order dropped but could not get to the courthouse to do it now i havent seen my kids in 12 months please help

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Question: Is it considered abandonment of my children if I moved out of the home and moved maybe 4 blocks away? I left my husband but am still with my kids everyday.

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Question: I have been seoerated from my husband for the last 8 week. He told me to take my two boy age 6 & 8 and move to my sisters in Nevada. I have both boys in school here and have a new job . befor my paper were filed with the Nevada. He filed in AZ. I was served today with paper stating I must return the children to Flagstaff. I need to know what I can do to appeal this discision. My husband has anger issues he is bypolar and has very eratic behavior

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Question: I'm a LCPL in the Marine Corps and I live in the barracks on base. I was told by my higher ups that if I have 50% custody I can qualify for a house. So that i can bring my daughter out, not for the whole 6 months but a couple weeks out of the year, she's 5 now. My ex has said she was ok with it but we are not doing anything throgh the courts and my command wants documentation. What would i need to prove 50% custody?

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Question: If both parents have passed away and the will wasn't finished before they were both passed away, but their wishes were known as to who should get the 2 children. Will that family member get the children or who legally would custody of the kids go to?

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Question: I have a 10 month old son, I was not married to the father, he is on the birthcertificate, we have lived together not as a couple but raising him since his birth, I want to move to another state to live with a family member to start my life over, I have received mixed legal advise on this, there are NO documents in place determining custody etc,Do I have custody since I am his mother like other states and can I leave without any legal consequences?

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Question: If I agree to Sole custody with my ex wife, does that give up my rights as a father to allow in the future my dauther to be adopted?

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Question: If you have 50/50 custody and your ex takes your child to Mexico without permission, what paper can you file to prevent this from happening again?

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Question: I am looking for free legal help/representation to ammend my parenting plan & child support order.

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Question: My 6 year old son has to be physically dragged into the Casa De Los Ninos exchange for his visits to his dad's. He starts crying the morning of his visitations.He won't tell anyone anything because he is afraid they will tell his dad. How can I get him an advocate or therapist that can help with this?

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I need help with custody of nonparent information.

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Question: i am a uncle that has been in care of my 5 yr old nephue and now my parents are trying to take him what are my rights

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Question: I have recently separated from my daughter's mother. We were never married and she is now planning to move to Phoenix without my consent. How do I go about filing for custody, setting visitation and prevent her from moving my daughter out of Tucson.

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Question: My son is 5 years old. I have sole custody. I read the self service paperwork and it says I have to notify the other parent or show "order terminating parental rights of the other parent." Is my divorce decree showing sole custody good enough? I know sole custody gives me the right to make decisions for my children even if my ex does not agree.

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Question: I have a 2 year old son, shortly after he was born I was granted through the courts sole legal and physical custody. What rights does his father have even though I have both. Could he stop me from moving?

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Question: I have joint custody with my ex, but i have to move due to financial probs. I will not be able to have the kids because their school will be too far away. Do I need to file something with the court. I fear my ex will say I abandoned the kids.

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Question: My boyfriend and I have been together 6 years aand have a 3 year old child. My boyfriend and his ex have bee in a custody batter over his 11 year old son for 5 years. His ex just move dout of state and my boufriend now is the primary parent. We would like to move in to the same house and remain unmarried. Will this impact his costody arrangement with his 11 year old? Specifically, is this legal in AZ yo live together?

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Question: I am the mother to a 10 yr old whose biological father is absent and my ex and I are in agreement that we want my ex to have equal joint custody and we dont know how to do this. What are the steps we need t take? Previously I had all the information but this has since expired.

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Question: where are the laws ,rules,guidelines of parenting plans during a divorce?  Husband wont do mediation just wants trial.I want to start planning for daughter homeschooling during summer how do I plan ahead and enforce? we have no parenting plan agreed on.thnak you

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Question: where and how do i find forms to amend child custody

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Question: My boyfriend and I (never married) had our son in TX and upon our agreeing to split decided to a three month rotation until he was old enough for school at which point I agreed to live where his father was so we could do one week on and one week off. I moved back to AZ and went to pick him up in TX after 3 months for my turn only to find out he moved from our house and is refusing me to tell him where he is unless I sign full custody to him. I calledthe police but in TX we both have 50/50 until a court were to say otherwise. Can I file for custody in AZ without him in my possesion?

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Question: If a parent is in the military and their legal state of residence is Arizona, and so was the spouses and children at time of filing, wouldn't that give Arizona jurisdiction for child custody? Even if neither person had lived in Arizona for the past 11 yrs? Parent filing at the time was stationed overseas, but has since moved back to the states. The other parent (who has the children) resides in Kentucky, but at the time was not a legal resident of Kentucky.

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Question: The mother left me off of the birth certificate and now I would like to petition for a paternity test and look into getting parenting time. I was wondering what documents I would need to file at the court and if a trial, where she and I were both in a courtroom in front of a judge, was imminent, or if the court would bring us both in to a judge in an office to discuss things. If we were brought into an office would lawyers be allowed or strictly she and I? Also, what if I file a parenting time petition and the mother does not agree to it? Could the judge agree to it without her consent or?

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Question: I moved from AZ to Colorado to live with my mom because of abuse. I had a child with the man that I lived with who is 2yrs old. He has filed for paternity tests and sole custody. In the suit he made some serious acqusations against my mother and father. These statements are false and in no way shape or form can be proved. Can he simply make false statements to the court with no supporting proof of these statements?

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Question: I live in the state of michigan. I have an 18 month old little boy and my ex boyfriend is trying to take custody of him from me. I have had my son for the last 14 months on my own and live with my boyfriend in michigan. I have court and cant go to arizona due to the fact I just had a new baby. I am trying to file a telephonic appearance form but have not been able to locate the forms I need to file. this is the only thing standing between custody of my son and me showing up.

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Question: My husband lives in Texas, I moved out of Texas over a year ago. We have no standing custody agreement for our 2 yr old daughter he is now locked up in Montana. I'm ready to file for divorce and sole custody but my sister in law says I broke the law by taking my daughter out of state with no custody agreement. Did I break the law and does he have a right to take my daughter away.

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Question: I have a one year old daughter. When her mother was pregnant she moved from California to Arizona. I want to file for joint custody but I don't know where to start. Do I need to go to Arizona to file?

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Question: All, I have a 3 yrs old boy that was born when I was 24 and his mom was 16; I'm 28 now and she is 19. I pay her a weekly amount for child support (casual arrangement, have notarized letter with terms), and we had a verbal agreement that I would take him Fri night-Sun night and every other Wednesday. We got into an argument and now she will not let me see my boy; I have been a part of his life since the beginning. Can I take her to court to make custody and support legal? Will her being a 16 yr old mother be reason for criminal charges? Thanks in advance.

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Question: I have been told that is a mother and father of a child come to an agreement on custody, child support and other issues pertaining to the child that they can write it out sign it notarize it and it is legal and will hold up in court. Is this true?

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Question: i need modify join custody to sole custody, do to her iligal activity.what is the way to do so?

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Question: Hello, My Ex-Husband is stationed in Germany, he is the Air Force, He is trying to take my kids or the summer, which is fine, but i am afraid that he will not return them, what kind of paperwork would i have to file to guaretee my kids return to me? plz help

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Question: When my 3 year old daughter was born her father refused to sign the birth certificate, he requested a paternity test be done through the state, after paternity was established they then established child support , my question is because he has not filled out any forms asking to amend her birth certificate or acknowledge paternity does he still have rights? I'm getting married and would like to have my new husband adopt her (i know her bio father will no longer be responsible for child support) and everything was done through DES.

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Question: My finance is the father of child. As of now the child's mother is no were to be found the child was given to paternal grandparents last year, they currently have legal guardianship in CA. The child has been in our custody for the last 2 weeks in AZ. How do we start the process for legal custody.

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Question: My ex-husband and I were divorced in Maricopa County in 2004; we have both since moved back to Michigan and would like to move the case here. We have lived here for more than a year. We are unable to locate the forms we would need to file with Maricopa County to request a release of jurisdiction. Any assistance with form numbers or where to locate them would be greatly appreciated!

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Question: I've been served by the non-custodial parent for joint custody and modification of support. How do I file a response? I have 20 days and I don't know which form to use.

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Question: how old does the minor have to be to choose to stop vistation in arizona

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Question: Does AZ expedite people back to their home states because they willing unpaided child support?

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Question: Where do i go to get signed up for the parenting class?

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Question: I am currently married and live in Gila County. My husband has moved out on my 2 children and I 1 week ago, and I have the opportunity to leave the state of Arizona to start over. Can I take my children as long as I put it in writing to him of where I am going and contact information?

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Question: My ex-husband has made the choice to move 1 hour away from his daugther. We have joint custody however he is telling me I have to meet him halfway for drop off and pickup on his weekends. Is this correct?

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Question: I am going through a child paternity, custody, visitation, and child support case. I left arizona due to a domestic violence situation with my daughters father. I am in need of legal help and have tried yuma community legal services. He has paid for a really good lawyer which I have no money to afford one at all. He keeps doing things that I had no clue you could do and am terrified of losing my daughter to him because of this. He is not interested in the child for the right reasons. And the child would be in danger in his care. I am completly broke, any thing i can do to get legal help?

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Question: If the father is out of work, behind on child support and does not have a vehicle, does this effect his rights to decisions and time with the child, of 4 years of age?

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Question: How do I file an amendment to my response for custody and child support, I would like to add that i want to discuss arrearages of child support and 1/2 med exp owed by father.

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Question: Where do I find the forms to file to move my kids out of state (custody)

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Question: my 2 girls have lived with me always their dad has not seen them in months i let them go to idaho to see their family they now are threating to file.can they keep my kids from me until court

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Question: my sons mother and i were never married and paternity has not been established. support and visitation have been by a "gentlemans" agreeement. recently however his mother has become unresponsive, threatened to leave the state and used that threat to "blackmail" me for 2,000 dollars for her unpaid rent. i love my son a great deal and would like to both prevent her leaving w/ him and obtain custody. please advise on the expeditious way to accomplish this. thanks for your help...

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Question: My felony drug charge was set aside and all my rights have been restored for 7 years. My wife's ex-husband is making my prior conviction an issue in regard to custody of her 11year old daughter. She has been in my life now for 5 years. My mistake was before I knew my new wife. Will my charge put my wife's custody of her daughter in jeopardy?

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Question: I have a 2 year old child with my ex. we were never married and never went through the courts to establish custody. He moved out of state when my son was 3 months old and has only seen him a few times. My fiance is in the army and we will be relocating to texas when he gets home from his deployement. Is there a law that can stop my ex from letting me leave the state with my son, even though he doesnt even live here?

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Question: I am single parent (mother) with an adopted child which is now 4 and have sole custody. I was in a relationship (non biological father) for 3 years. Now we are longer together and the "father: wants to seek legal joint custody. Can he legally obtain custody in Arizona?

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Question: Me and my wife are trying to get a divorce but i wanted to know if i can get full custody of my children even if i have a misdemeanor on my background. will that affect me in any way.

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Question: I am representing myself in a modification of child custody.We have a trial set for November of this year. Throught all of the proceedings my ex-husband has not responded or filed any countering affidavits. His wife is now saying she will represent him in court as she has power of attorney over him. He is out of the country for 3 years (the courts are aware of this) but he is not with the military. Does the POA give his wife any ability to represent him? File statements or court documents on his behalf?

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Question: I have had my two children since our devorice in 2007 I have had not child support and stop paying the mother spousel maintainance, she has seen the kids for about 1 to 2 hours a week and sometimes has them for a day, I want full legal custody and support what is my legal course to take, my kids are 13 and 16

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Question: My exhusband has just been charged with a DUI while my son was in his car. I have a domestic violence conviction against him 3 years ago. He was recently kicked off our son's baseball team as their coach for hitting another child. I have shared (50/50) parenting time and custody. I want to get full custody. I don't know if the courts will give it to me. I don't have the money to spend on full fledged attorney. What are your thoughts....

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Question: I was incarcerated in july of this year and was released just recently, during that time my wife and 2 children had moved to kansas I am most likely to file for divorce and will be seeking joint custody. I am planning on having the kids for their summer break and winter breaks.Since she is out of state what is the procedure for this to occur and what must I file,also will she have to come back to Arizona for the proceedings or can she remain in Kansas?

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Question: how can i file for full custody of my son if the father will not take the DNA test and lives in another state.he has been served his papers to take the test.

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Question: My son has been taken over state lines without my permission. He was sent by his mother to his grandmother's I think. We were never married and there is no court ordered custody. How do I start the process of getting him back into Arizona and getting custody of him?

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Question: f I have a 10yr old son ,the father has never been in his life. I do not ask for child support.I want to get full custody rights. Whats the process that i need to take?

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Question: how do i request for joint custody? if i pay child support and the mother of my children does not let me see my kids at all

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Question: Can I obtain custody of my child if my ex neglects to care for him/her? when the child was in her care, he/she came back to me with impetigo on parts of his body dr's say the is due to uncleanliness. He/she has no babysitter so she drops him/her off at local relatives home.

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Question: I never married the father of my daughter. Will he be able to take custody of my daughter. He is a convicted felon and currently does not have a place to live. I pay for her insurance, preschool, clothes and food. I want to get sole custody. Is it possible.

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Question: How old does a child have to be to decide on what parent they want to live with?

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Question: I am legally divorced, I was a stay at home mom. I have just started working pt, but do not have enough money to get a lawyer. Will his income be counted as mine, even though I have no access to it. I'm wondering if I qualify for free legal assistance. We are not agreeing on custody.

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Question: who keeps the kids while divorce is pending

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Question: what papers do i need for modify costody?

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Question: my wife asked me to leave the house 9 months ago. We now live in 2 different counties. She is very controlling of the time that i can spend with my daughter. So, I would like to go to court in order to let them set up some sort of visitation with my daughter for me, something more concrete than just my ex's wims and how she's feeling on the days I want to see my daughter. How do I go about filing for visitation rights. Please help- I am missing my daughter terribly and I know I should be able to see her. Thank You

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Question: I currently have joint custody of my children in which I have them 50% of the time. My ex-wife and I do not agree on which schools our children should attend, and our paperwork states that neither of us can make the final decision. An attorney had told me that if we have tried mediation with conciliation services (which we have tried), then the next step would be to file a motion for school determination. My question is: how do you go about doing that? I do not see forms that seem to pertain to this. Thanks!

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Question: at what age does a child have the right to move in with the other parent that wasnt awarded custody. in the state of arizona

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Question: I am 19 years old and I have a 13 year old sister. We have the same mother but different dads. Her dad is an alcoholic and our mom is homeless and uses drugs. I want to gain custody of my sister. My mom will probably fight me on this. How do I go about getting custody of my sister?

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Question: me and my partner just seperated after twenty years. We have two kids together. I want to know who has legal custody of the kids.

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Question: I no longer live in AZ but a legal office where I live said AZ still has jurisdiction on the case. I share joint legal custody with my sons father. We do not reside in the same state but he says I need a lawyer to move. There is approximately 6-7 hours driving time between our current residences and when I move it will be that long of a flight time. Can he prevent me from moving? I gave him verbal notice and followed up with an email of when we plan to leave so he is fully aware of the relocation.

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Question: The father of my 18 month old son decided to break up with me recently and am very upset because of the breakup. I asked him to give me time before i could be able to allow "visitations" (nothing has been done by court yet). he doesnt want to respect my decision and is threatening me with calling the police if i won't let him see my son. Can he do that? can i file a protection order to help me "buy time"? can i be the first to contact the court so that i am able to stipulate the custody and parenting time terms?

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Question: i was wondering since i moved out of az to florida. do i have to get conssent from my ex for my 11 yr 'son to move her with me. we have joint custody and nowhere on the divorce creed does it state he cant move with either parent. he so desepartly wants to be with me he is very unhappy with his dad. thanks

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Question: x boyfriend and i have a 17 year old son, the father got involved in his life at age 12, last year i agreed to joint custody, because he would be put in a better, our son attened school for approx 2 months his dad felt he was not applying him self so he took him out of school. making my son a drop out, he wants to be in school badly, on top of this our son did something he disagreed with and his father kicked him out of the house, he is so depressed. he's unable to live with with me do to an abusive situation im trying to get away from. is it legal for him to put our son out like that?

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Question: My son and both jail, the maternal grandmother was given custody of their two children by CPS. do I as the paternal grandmother have the right to file for custody? if so, what are my chances of getting custody?

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Question: I'm paying childsupport for my 4 children in tucson,now there mother is just going to get up move on friday to lake havasu can se do that & if so how can i get join custody "kids dont want to move".

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Question: My In- Laws currently have custody of my nephew I want to know how I can transfer custody and how much will it cost?

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Question: my girlfriend was arrested for domestic violence. The cops left my son with me. The next day i had to go to work, so i left him with my parents. She took the cops over there and got him since she knew i was at work. Now she will not let me see him at all. She wont return my txts, to let me know how hes doing. I keep texting her that i want to know and see my child but she doesnt respond. What court papers do i need to file? I want to get him back right away. I want custody of him. I can provide a better home for him because shes at her parents. which alot of people live there.

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Question: MY DAUGHTER WHOM IS 20 HAD A BABY 2 YRS AGO. THE FATHER IS LISTED ON THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE. THEY WERE NEVER MARIED. I'AM THE GRANDFATHER. I TAKE CARE OF HIM 3-4 DAYS PER WEEK. HIS FATHER CARES FOR HIM ABOUT 2-3 DAYS PER WEEK AND MY DAUGHTER CARES FOR HIM ABOUT ONCE PER WEEK. I WOULD LIKE TO SEEK LEGAL CUSTODY OF HIM. REASONS INCLUDE THE LACK OF INTREST MY DAUGHTER HAS IN HIM AND THE FACT THAT THE FATHER IS BIPOLAR AND FREQUENTLY IS UNSTABLE. PLEASE HELP!

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Question: My brother is a divorced non-custodial father. He makes a little more than $600 a week, so he can't qualify for free help. What can he do? Where can he turn for help?

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Question: how old is a child before he or she can speak for themselves about who they want and don't want to visit

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Question: How do I get my atlas number?

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Question: I was divorced from my husband at the time me and him were both really bad off, I was granted joint custody, but only supervised visitation until I completed drug classes, took u.a.s and could prove I had a place to live and was remaining sober. I have been sober for 2 years now, my ex doesnt have my children now either his parents do, they have temporary guardianship. How do I get the guardianship removed and getr my custody of the children. The judge already said i had it i just had to do those things and I have.

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Question: What are the customary consequences for either parent for not taking court ordered parenting classes? If there is no clairification of consequences on the court order, how would one go about finding out (if it's really based on a case by case situation)?

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Question: How do i go about getting emergency custody of my child?

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Question: My ex has sole custody of my 17 year old daughter. In November 2010, my daughter spent 2 weeks in residential treatment for cutting. When my daughter was discharged from treatment, it was recommended she participate in more treatment, my ex is not following thru with this. My daughter sounds they way she did whenshe was cutting, I am worried w/o treatment she will hurt herself. Can I file for emergency custody? Called CPS but they are not sure if they will bebable to respond timely. Can I file the one where my ex is not served? Not sure if the situation meets the criteria for that?

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Question: Is it possible to get emergency custody if you have not yet filed for divorce?

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Question: I am expecting a baby 8/1/11. The father & I are not married nor are we cohabiting, but we get along. What is the basic process for establishing custody and parenting time? Are we legally required to file something through the court? If so, how? I don't care how often he comes over to see us but his work schedule is unpredictable, so a pre-scheduled parenting time arrangment might not be feasible. How formal does a parenting agreement need to be? Are there flexible options available?

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Question: At what age can a child decide who they want to live with?

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Question: I share joint custody of my son with my ex husband. We agreed to a parenting schedule at the time of our divorce 2 yrs ago. Now, I'm engaged and will need to modify the parenting schedule. Can my ex prevent me from moving 100 miles away to live with my new husband when our original order read "must remain 25 miles or less". I have a job lined up as well. How much notice do I need to give to move with our son to our new home?(I have physical custody)

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Question: My husband & I moved to AZ from MI 3 yrs ago.We have had custody of his son since 2006. We we granted a chnge in domicile in 2008. Can we file for a change in jurisdiction? His parenting time is one week for spring break,one week for christmas and 6 weeks during summer.If we can file for change in jurisdiction, do we file in AZ or MI?

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Question: my children live in Arizona with there father and I live in Washington, I would like to have my children's side of things taken into consideration when we go back to court, what do I need to do to make that happen.

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Question: The mother of my grandson was asked to leave her parents home because of drugs. They told her that she could leave her two sons their or take them with her and she chose to leave them there. This is a continual problem. My son , the father was into drugs but is now clean and has a job. How can I (we) get custody? Please help!!

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Question: I have 3 children and all under the age of 18. I also have sole custody and my ex-husband only has visitation. He is almost $100,000 in back child support.(not sure if it matters) I am moving out of AZ and going to KY in June of this year. My question is; is there a way he can stop me from moving so far, even though the court papers state he willingly gave up his custody? Also, I am not sure who or how I notify the courts(which courts?) of our move or what paperwork to complete.

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Question: is it leagal for an unwed mother to move out of state with kids if the mother has posesion of them?

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Question: We had a a verbal agreement to allow our son to attend a school out of district as long as my ex would take him to school on a daily basis..he got upset with me and broke the verbal agreement two months before school was out i was forced to make a temporay change in my work schedule to allow my son to finsih up the school year.next year i want to place him in the school which he is suppose to attent which is in our district and two blocks away from each of our homes. can he fight me on this we have joint legal custody ..will sedning him a certified letter making him aware of the change be ok?

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Question: Can I be forced to establish paternity by my babys father?

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Question: Can an order for sole custody be changed if it was granted to the father a year ago?

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Question: My boyfrhhiend has told me that he does not have any connection to our daughter. He has indicated that he is going to leave and has no interest in seeing her. Should I file for full custody even though he has no interest in any custody? What would I need to do to get it started?

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Question: my kids father file for coustody in 2008 and has had my kids since then, the case was dismissed because he did not continue the propper filling f paperwork. i have been in and out of prision in the passed years but i have no contact with my kids or there father since 2008. i would like to know what legal process i would have to go through to see my kids and possibly have coustody? also is coustody even possible for me to obtain being that he has had them for the past 3years? and being that i have a criminal record?

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Question: I’m in a disturb with my ex wife right now on visitation hours. She is refusing to let me see my son. About a year ago I was collecting unemployment and was unable to pay her child support. She wouldn’t let me see him till I gave her money. I made $12 an hour before I was unemployed, now I only make 8.50 an hour (still paying 12.00 an hour child support). I can hardly afford rent, I’m already in the process of changing the child support payments but I also need to change custody. I work 40 hours a week and I would love to have him every weekend. Can someone please advice me in a good directio

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Question: my son and his wife have a court order they have joint custody they are not supposed to have the kids around anybody that they are romantically involved in they broke the court order can they get in trouble

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Question: My Son is the Father to a soon to be Baby Girl due 6/26/11. The Mother of the unborn child has become abusive and Son no longer wants to Marry her. She states that she is going to leave the state and put the child up for adoption if he doesn't Marry her. What are his rights?

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Question: I passed the first hair folical test and cant afford another can I lose my kid if I dont take it again my ex doesnt have hair to take can they do this

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Question: Can my ex husband take me back to court for custody or joint custody of our son if me and my boyfriend of a year move in together? i have sole custody right now and he has visitation...untill the child is two years of age then he gets him every other weekend

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Question: My ex husband is in jail in pa for attempted homicide. As we were married when he went to jail we never had custody established. Our divorce went through recently and was completely done by him i was just sent the final decree in the mail. what should i do first in order to get custody of our son established in my name?

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Question: what steps can a father take when his ex which is the mother of his baby decides she wants to end the relationship n leave the baby with him? And then decides two days later she wants the baby back and calls the police? Does he have to give the baby back? this is the second time the mother has done this so is it abandoment?

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Question: My sons father has contacted me wanting to see my 13 yr old son after no contact in 10 years. He has a bad criminal history. The last custody order 6 yrs ago said he could have supervised visits with his paternal gramma every other weekend overnight & phone contact when it coincides with my sons schedule. He didn't ever show up for ANY visits or even call. I have agreed to phone contact between them for a few weeks then supervised visits. How long should that last? He wanted to call everyday but I don't want him calling so much. Is asking him to call every other day okay? What are my options?

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Question: I just did my paternity test and Iam the father when my daughter was born my ex did not put me on the birth certificate so i want to get another birth certificate with my name on it? Is this a simple procedure done at the social security office just bringing in my paternity test papers. Cause my ex has the original birth certificate?

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Question: does the fatherhave the same legal rights as i do even thoughhe is an illegal immigrant?

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Question: What needs to happen to get a divorce decree modified as to custody. What are the determining factors - proof of immediate danger to the children? For instance I hate the guy my ex married and I think hes a terrible guy - he had a questionable past including a short time in jail. Is that enough to modify custody?

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Question: I have a dughter who i want custody of, her grandmother says she has custody. Grandmother says that her daughter, amanda gave up her rights to our daughter. I was in prison while this was going on and they told judge they didnt know where i was. anyway, her environment is very bad for her. I have a fiance of 3 years and decided i dont care if my daughter hates me and doesnt want to live with me i cant continue to let her live like she is. it is not good for her well being. how do i get a hold of documents to find out who has custody and if mom gave up all rights? mom is in jail now.

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Question: i have full custody of my 13yr old daughter ..circumstances have arisen and I would like to give temporary parental cust to my mother (daughters grandmother) ...can i do this without consuilting the mother of my child and what steps do I take tohave this done

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Question: My grandson cannot afford an attorney. Is there a way he can file for custody of his son free of charge?

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Question: The mother of my daughter wants to give me full custody of her. She will remain a part of her life and this had been agreed upon. What do I need to do to have her sign over full custody willingly to me? And are there forms I can download?

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Question: I have recently filed a petition to move out of state with my 2 yr old son. His father and I divorced when he was 1 yr old. I have my sons only sibling and have been his primary care taker since birth. I am remarried and expecting a child. My husband is stationed in the military. Everything I read makes me feel like I will have to relocate with out my son and that the courts favor with the non-moving parent. What is the likely hood of the courts making me leave him given the circumstances, and will they really separate siblings who have been together?

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Question: i have raised my 14 yr old son by myself since he was 1 year old. his mom left and i have not seen her in about 13 years. my problem is that i never signed the birth certificate. up until now i havent had any problems enrolling him in school but last year they told me i have till this upcoming school year to get on his birth certificate. i have no idea what steps i need to take to get this taken care of. his name is exactly my name so i think that should help. please help

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Question: i gave temporary coustody to my mom voluntary how can i get them back now?

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Question: i am trying to obtain emergency custody of my grandkids due to a child endangerment charge against my daughter what papers do i file

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Question: How do I apply for sole custody of my son? I am the only named parent on his birth certificate and his father has since taken him out of state with my son's father's mother. Both have criminal records and I want to get my son back, but I want to know my rights.

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Question: is it at all possible to give a grandparent partial custody over my child. sort of putting her in the fathers position since he no longer wants to be in my childs life?

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Question: I am pursuing custody of my 9 year old son and was told I should try and get a Guardian ad litem but I can't find anything about what is required to request one, or what guidelines the court follows in granting one. What do I need to do this?

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Question: How do I file a "resopnse" to a "summons" for joint custody? It isnt ordered yet. I have 20days to "respond"

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Question: What rights do i have as a mother to my 2 yr old daughter if i have been with my partner(father of my child) for 4 years and we are not legally married? I am verbally abused and i would like to separate. Do i have the right to take my child with me with no problems?

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Question: My daughter's father has not been in her life for the past 5 years (she is 6 now), but he does pay child support. Is there a way to petition to have his parental rights terminated so that my husband and only known "dad" can legally adopt her and we won't have to worry about him pursuing his rights at a later date?

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Question: I have 3 year old from a man who I was never married to. He has been paying court order child suppprt since my son was born. He is on birth certificate. When we went to court for child support, It was only for child support when we went to court not for anything else. I am wanting to move to texas with my fiancée, who wants to marry before I move to Texas but before I do I want to make sure I can move there with my son without any problems. I know my sons dad will want to fight it. Can he keep me from taking my son.

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Question: I am getting ready to file papers for mediation to try to change custody arangments . But my ex has moved 10 times in the past 3 years and won't give me his physical address. How do I go about having him served.

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Question: How do I file for abandonment on my daughters father when he is no where to be found?

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Question: The judge ordered that the parenting time for the mother of my granddaughter was canceled until she could establish a permanent residence. What constitutes a "permanent residence" in Arizona?

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Question: At what age do you have a right to live with a parent you feel safe with ?

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Question: mi hija tiene 11 anos y tengo su justodia en mexico x q me case en mexico y el divorsio se llevo acabo en mexico la nina es ciudadana americana y su papa nunca se ha echo cargo de ella y no le interesa la nina ella lo conoce y el nunca a tratado de acercarse a eela si no obtiene algo acambio yo estoy casada de nuevo y queremos q la nina lleve el apeido de la familia poe que a sido complicado para ella no tener el apeido de la familia y aparte ella considera a mi esposo su papa y no al padre q la enjendro, ella convive cn mis esposo desde el 2004y el se a encargado de todo.

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Question: where do i go to find information on parenting classes

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Question: Can I do a change of venue if I and the kids in question have lived in one place for over 7years and the mother opened case in other county where she lives? How do I request and complete change of venue to my county?

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Question: Three months ago I left my son's father. I want to have legal custody of my three year old son but don't know where to go to do so. What do i do first? Where should i go?

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Question: If On a Decree of Divorce it states that the minor child Cannot be taken or relocated from the state and one of the parties does this can they held in violation of this court order ?

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Question: what is reasonable parenting time for long distant parenting

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Question: If the child's father has not been around for all of 7 years of her life how can I object to my daughter seeing him or getting any parent time at all since the courts are making us go through therepy?

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Question: At the age of 15 can you choose who you want to live with?

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Question: i have a one year old son i am not married to the father as it turns out he is a mean drunk.i want to move back home to needles ,calif .. I am scared cause he tells me i cant leave with our son.CAN I LEAVE

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My boyfriend and i just split up and he took my child away and said I'm never goin to seee him again. If i went to court for this could i lose my baby? He works and i dont but im starting my online schooling, I live with my mom and she help me out. My child can't be without me I raised him, I havent left his side.  What would the chances of me having him be and of not being able to see him again? if you could get at me asap please.

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My boyfriend and i just split up and he took my child away and said I'm never goin to seee him again. If i went to court for this could i lose my baby? He works and i dont but im starting my online schooling, I live with my mom and she help me out. My child can't be without me I raised him, I havent left his side.  What would the chances of me having him be and of not being able to see him again? if you could get at me asap please.

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Question: My daughter works and goes to school to support her family, husband and two children. Her husband (he lost his job) agreed to stay home with the kids while She finishes school (7 more months). Now he says he can get sole custody if they separate because he has been the primary care giver for the last year. Is this true?

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Question: Mother of my children has filed a petition to modify child custody. I currently have sole legal custody and I'm having a hard time obtaining the form to file a response.

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Question: My son's ex-girlfriend is pregnant. She claimed he was the father. She has a history of mental health issues. She will not tell him where she lives, who her doctor is or what hospital she's going to. They were getting along OK until he said he wants a paternity test. He wants to be responsible if the baby is his. Can a court get her address to serve a subpoena and make her do the paternity test?

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Question: My children relocated to New York three years ago because of mother's job. Since, mother has not complied with the parenting order, failing to send them back for father's parenting time on several occasions. The two children are currently with father for summer vacation. Both children told father of regularly being left alone overnight. The children are 6 and 8. They are scheduled according to the parenting time order to go back to New York at the end of August (less than 7 weeks). What can I do to keep them from returning to that environment?

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Question: I need to get an order for child custody

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Question: I filed for support.. he just filed an temp order.. was ordered to do a hair follicle.. I haven't.. can they still take my son?

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Question: I am going to have a son anyday now. The mother wanted to put him up for adoption but I talked her out of it. She wants to give me full custody of him, being that she's only 17, and in high-school, she wouldn't have time to raise him. How do I ensure I get full custody?

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Question: I have been divorced for over three years. I have primary physical custody of my children but share legal custody with my ex. We live in two different cities. My son is autistic. Can we legally register my son to attend school in the Tempe district even though he is only at his father's home in Tempe 30% of the time? Or do we need to revise the physical custody agreement in order to legally enroll him?

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Question: My daughter is 9. She hates that she has to go to her dads every weekend (per current custody agreement) I have filed a modification. How can the judge take in consideration her feelings on the matter?

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Question: A rocky marriage just worse.I have been living away from my children since May 2013. I had limited communication with my 2 children until the end of November 2013 when all communication with them stopped. All communication stopped with spouse the end of December. My numbers were blocked from calling... He said on 2/9/14 that he is filing for divorce. What are my options of getting the children or at least shared custody?

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Question: My husband is in the army and we are getting ready to PCS out of state. He has joint custody of his 6 year old son with his ex, neither of them are listed as the primary parent. However, we have him 90% of the time and want to take him with us. He basically just sleeps at her house 2 nights a week and every other weekend. We feel like we have a really good case for multiple reasons that I can't put down with this character limit. His ex is aware of the move & wants their son to stay here. My question is, whats the best way to go about filling this w/the court because we cant afford a lawyer.

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Question: Who has legal custody if the parents never married?

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