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How long does it take for a judge to sign off on divorce papers?

Q: I live in California, but I was married to this woman that lives in New York. We been sperated for over 5 years. I signed the first divorce papers, but since I didn't get them notarized they threw them out. Now I made sure everything is notarized and signed right I just want to know how long it will take for the judge to sign them? We don't want anything from each other, no money, we have no house together, no children together. Just a plan divorce.

Me and my ex have joint but he isn't on the birth certificate can I still get a passport for my son or do I need to go to court

Q: We have joint custody and I'm going a family vacation for 3 weeks but he refuses to sign but he isn't listed as the father on the birth certificate can I still obtain the passport with out him it's only interrupting one of his weekends what can I do please any advise would be good.

How can I still be able to have my kids around if I move from the state their in?

Q: I'm not with the mother of my kids, but I'm planning to move away with my girlfriend. The fact I love my kids and know the mother will try her best not to let me take them for at least vacations I would like to know what is there possible to do?

Hi my husband who is not the biological father of my daughter can he adopt her?

Q: My husband had been taking care of my daughter for 5 year her biological father is in the country illegally. He move out when I was almost ready to give birth. Can my husband adopt her.? Family court is unable to locate him to pay child support reason being he is undocumented.

How can i surrender a child that is under direct placement with me under acs supervision in nyc?

Q: My nephew is living with me under direct placement but circumstances have changed between me and my wife and unfortunately we are unable to care for him any longer. We have submitted our 10 day notice to acs and have informed them for over a month now about the situation with no cooperation from them and need to surrender the boy back to them and need to know how to do it asap.

If I move from the state my kids are in, but have petition for them, can I bring them to my house out of state ?

Q: Me and their mom aren't together so I'd like to know if she can intervene with my petition for my kids if I try and get them to go to my place when it's my turn to have them.

How do I change or remove something in divorce papers?

Q: Divorce has been signed off an done (11/2017) but a matter seems to be a thorn in my side, the right to first refusal part is turning out to be really not workable and with the other person continuing to be not flexible with anything on this part, even violating her part on this also. If away from our child more than 5 hours the other parent must be notified. Can I have this taken out or changed???

Can I write a letter to the court to forgive Child Support Arrears of $49,000 along with forgiving NYS interest? My son is 19.

Q: I've had a long run with my son's father that has built up $48,876.00 in Child support arrears since 1999. This also includes state interest for many years. I believe what he owes my child in support from the 49K is about 30K. The rest would go to state interest and fees but I'd like to remove this completely. Can I write a letter of child support arrears forgiveness to give my son's father his life back (bank accounts, passports, etc.) and would Bronx Family Court forgive the interest if I requested?

How can I get my mother to take my son's father off child support ?

Q: My son and I live with my mom and she had a case which so no longer have. She claims she's not receiving the child support money from the state but I need his help but he can't cause child support is taking his money and he doesn't have enough to help after unless he gets off and we make an arrangement or ill open a case of my own. Please help, what can I do to get my mother to drop the case because I think she's pocketing the money I have received any money from her in 3yrs... is there another way I can go about taking him off or ordering my mom to or something?

Can ACS force me to take a drug test if my wife admitted prior drug use on her behalf, yet I have no history?

Q: ACS WAS called because my wife admitted to a consolour in confidence that she was in a program( not me, her) and had relapsed about a month prior but has been clean since. The lady called acs on us. They came seen my 7 year old daughter was clean fed and in school at the top of her class. Now they are asking me to take a drug test and I do not feel I should subject myself the embarrassment of having to urinate in front of another man. Can I be forced to do so.

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