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Biological Father Visitation Rights?
My Daughter Is 8 Years Old And Has Only Lived With Me (Bio Mother) Her Entire Life. Her Bio Father Was Not Around When I Was Pregnant, From The Time She Was 4 Months To One Year Old He Saw Her Less Than 10 Times And Never Without Me Present.
I Filed For Full Custody Of Her When She Was 1 Year Old. He Did Not Show Up To Any Of The Court Dates, Therefore I Was Granted Full Custody With No Problems. He Was Ordered To Pay Child Support, But Has Not Made A Payment In Over 6 Years. Just Recently The Department Of Child Support Found Him And Is Taking Child Support Out Of His Checks (2 Payments So Far).
Just Recently He Contacted Me, Which I Haven'T Heard From Him This Entire Time, To Tell Me That He Is Taking Me To Court To Get Visitation Of Our Daughter.
My Main Concerns Are That He Lives In A Different State, So He Is Not Close To Us At All. Also That He Is Just Doing This Out Of Spite Since He Has To Pay Child Support. He Is A Stranger To My Daughter And I Would Not Feel Comfortable Letting Her Go With Him Alone, Also I Can Not Guarentee That He Will Stay In Her Life Once This Happens, He Is Very Unstable (He Moves Around Alot From State To State To State) And It May Cause Her More Harm Than Good.
Does He Have A Chance Of Getting Visitations With Her?? If So What Should I Expect?
I Live In Washington State
Sweetie, I am so sorry to hear about your situation. You certainly have good reason to be concerned and as your daughter's mother and thus, her first and best advocate, you need to get everything in order to prepare for the potential fight you are about to have on your hands.
First off, if your ex is a decent person, not dangerous and actually has good intentions and a desire to be an real father to your daughter, he does deserve the right to get to know her. If he is a decent guy, it can only benefit her to get to know her biological father and have a good relationship with him - even if it took him 8 years to figure it out. However, if he is a dirtbag, selfish POS with bad intentions and does not have your daughter's best interests at heart, you have to get ready for the fight of your life. My daughter is now 4 y/o and her father - well, we won't go into that. My point is, I know all too well the power of "Father's Rights Groups" in the family court system. The system is so backward right now it's unbelievable. I would be happy to tell you my story and give you whatever advice I can but not on here. Please email me directly if you wish.
The first thing you need to know is that when it comes to the "family law system" you have no friends. You may get lucky and have no enemies, but never trust that anyone involved will automatically do the "right thing." Courts now push "father's rights" over the best interest of the child in every way. It's terribly frightening to see firsthand, mothers being treated as overbearing, overprotective b1tches when all they are trying to do is protect their children. As you see from the 2nd or 3rd responder, these people don't even know your situation yet they immediately assume and label you a "gatekeeper" (or worse). They will throw out terms like "parental alienation" to try to discredit your very valid concerns and intimidate you. The first thing you need to do is document EVERYTHING. I'm sure you know what I mean by that but if it needs more clarification, feel free to email me directly. Next, find and retain the BEST lawyer you can find. In the family courts, the best lawyer (usually the most expensive) is generally more familiar with the judges, the Guardian ad Litems, etc and thus, gets heard. If you can't afford a great lawyer, find a way. As a disabled veteran and single mother I had such limited resources, I ended up just so grateful to be able to have any lawyer, regardless the fact that she awful. In retrospect, I should have found a way to hire a much better lawyer. I don't care if you have to beg, borrow or steal; get the best lawyer out there - or at least the lowest paid in the most well-known, reputable firm.
Know this; unless he is a dangerous criminal (at present) and you have proof, he will get visitation with her and he will most likely be given overnight visits at that. Begin preparing your daughter now in every way you can. It sounds like your ex is a jerk and you don't want him around your daughter. If you have valid reasons for that, document them and get evidence BEFORE any court action happens. Also, search the Judicial websites to look for any outstanding criminal cases he is involved in. Don't assume the courts (or even your daughter's advocate - the "guardian ad litem" (if/when one is appointed for your case) will take steps to find anything like that out. My daughter's father had 3 charges pending throughout most of our custody case (which was a lot more serious than "just a custody case"), one of which was a felony, and no one ever even knew it. I only found out by accident, a few months AFTER the judge ruled and a parenting plan was already in place. It is virtually impossible to get a family court order changed once the case in completed and the "parenting plan" is in place. Honestly, I hope things are very different for you but you should know my story is not unusual. I have seen it with others and all you have to do is a quick search of the net to find thousands of cases where well-meaning mothers have been steamrolled by the family court system. God help our children! ! I hope your daughter's father is not that big of a jerk and actually puts your daughter's needs above his own to allow a long transition period before she is thrown into having overnight - or consecutive overnights - visits with a virtual stranger. . I wish you every bit of luck out there. And perhaps, as someone else said, he is just blowing smoke. All I'm saying is don't wait until you are served (btw, you get the courts short calendar notice in the mail just a few days before your court date is scheduled for, and you do not always get "served" properly) to start getting ready for what may very well be the most emotionally draining, frightening, sickening battle of your life.
Question For Lawyers Or Paralegals, Criminal Law?
I Have Always Been Interested In Criminal Law And I Am Thinking About Going To School To Be A Paralegal. I Would Like To Know How Many Positions There Are For Paralegals Working In Criminal Law? Criminal Defense Is The Only Thing I Would Want To Do. It Appears To Me That There Are Not Many Criminal Law Paralegals Out There, Am I Wrong?
No, not many paralegals that specialize in the area of criminal law. I am a paralegal and some of the attorneys in our office take criminal cases, but they also take personal injury cases, insurance defense cases, product liability, etc. The trick is going to be finding a law firm that specializes in criminal defense. Personally, I'll work for a defense firm but not a plaintiff firm. Good luck.
Legal Assistance Needed Guardianship?
Long Story Short, Step Granddaughter- Evil Mother - Refuses To Share Her Financials With The Local College Because She Is Not A Good Mother And Never Has Been. Granddaughter Left Her Mother'S House Just 2 Months Short Of Her 18Th Birthday. She Now Lives With Her Maternal Grandmother But, To Get Into College She Either Has To Be Emancipated Or A Legal Adult, They Will Just Not Accept That She Has No Financial Support From Her Mother. I'M Thinking One Of Us Need To Go To Court And Become Her Legal Guardian. But Really Don'T Know How To Get Around This One.
If she is now 18, you can't unless she is mentally incompetent. I'm surprised, if she is 18, that they won't let her apply to college. If she is still a minor, it will still take more than two months and it will expire when she turns 18.
However, for the FAFSA, the assumption is that the parents will support her until she is 24, whether or not they are willing to. That's a federal requirement.
But there are scholarships that do not require a FAFSA. Some of them are specific to the college and some are various groups who offer scholarships. She should contact the financial aid office of the college for advice and get a book on scholarships from the local library and apply for any that she qualifies for. There are thousands.
She can go to college part time and work her way through - community college is cheapest.
Where Can I Find The Best Lawyer? I Was In A Car Accident?
I Was Riding My Motorcyle Nicely And Some Idiot Old Person Slams Right Into Me, I Feel Like I Am Going To Die Can'T Breath Ect. I Went To The Hospital Ect. Broken Ribs, Chipped Spinal Cord..
I Am Just Looking For An Attorney Now.
I Can Look In The Yellow Pages But How Do I Know If They Are Good Or Not?
Yeah you have got a case.
The best thing to do is look at their websites prior to contacting them. Many of these attorneys have great information on their website and based upon that information, you should make an informed decision on who to contact. This is the best way to investigate an attorney prior to contacting them.
I have attached a link I always recommend on this because its the easiest way to find an attorney. Use this tool and you will find a ton of attorney in Florida. Good luck and I wish you the best....
Child Support And Custody Rights?
I Never Went To Court With My Ex To Decide Custody Or Child Support Of Our 2 1/2 Year Old. There Are Different Problems That Keep Arising, And He Is Very Rough With Our Son. They Play With Swords And He Teaches Him Karate, Both Of Which I Think He Is Too Young For. I Now Want To Seek Custody Of My Son, And Get Child Support, But I Have No Clue How To Go About It. What Are My Chances Of Getting Custody If My Ex Is 20 And Still Living At Home With No Clue What He Wants To Do, But He Does Work, And I Am In University, Not Working, But Engaged To A Man That Is In The Air Force? And How Do I Go About Filing For Custody And Child Support?
the only way correct to go through this is with a lawyer; you'll also fair better with a lawyer;; the courts don't care about the miniscule bickering between parents about who's parental style is 'best"; the courts are concerned about the child's right to have both parents present in his/her life, in spite of what ONE parent may 'feel'; IF you are the primary caregiver of this child, chances are that this situation would not change; but your ex has every right to ask for visitation, joint custody, shared parenting;; your presentaion on lifestyle re: married or not can be beneficial & detrimental in both ways;; the fact that he is working while you are not can mean different things to different judges..so, again, 'painting a picture' is the least of their concerns; they truly want the parents to get along, compromise, & work together to raise this child;; if ya can't decide between the 2 of you, they do;; another thing, custody & child support are usually dealt with together ONLY on the first court hearing to 'balance things out' between the 2 ex's (the courts sorta use this as a tool to demonstrate compromising);; they are not taken care of in the same court system, they are separate altogether..good luck, not easy, but you may be better off without the courts if the 2 of you can handle it;; but honestly, ya can't tell him how to raise his son, nor can he tell you..best you can do is compromise for your child's future...if you 2 are not on the same page, expect your child to demonstrate the repurcussions..ya can't force someone to do things your way...be careful & good luck!!
Does Anyone Know Of A Good Dui Attorney In Wichita, Ks?
Wichita Dui Dwi Attorneys,
Paine Law Firm LLC
1502 N Broadway St, Wichita, KS 67214 (316) 269-4424
Bernhardt Gregory L
212 N Market St, Wichita, KS 67202