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Q: My daughter has my last name, her father wants to add his name does he have to sign the birth certificate? I prefer he doesn't.

Q: My daughters father doesn't see her very much and to spite me hes going to try to take her away from me. He never really wanted her I have the proof on messages and its been hell but I am trying my best to co-parent even with the circumstances.

Q: Why am I required to continue to pay child support?

Q: My 20 year old daughter resides with her friend and not with her mother and works to help support herself. Why should I continue to pay support when the mother does not provide any of the money provided to her by the state of New York the support of the child? 

Q: Can i relocate if i have sole custody and other parent has no visitation?

Q: I have sole legal and physical custody of my child, other parent has NO visitation, no access to child's records and isn't even allowed to know where child lives. Am i allowed to relocate? Do i need the courts permission to relocate or can i just move?

Q: How long does the filing of an uncontested divorce take in Westchester County in NYS?

Q: Our agreement is final and signed, my lawyer filed the papers with the court. Now we are just waiting for the judge to sign and the clerk to enter. How long does this typically take? I read on this site that it depends on the county with the boroughs being a long wait but with Westchester being pretty quick. Can anyone confirm that this is pretty accurate and estimated time frame? I will be looking at before the filing is complete? 

Q: I was served a summons from my husband by mail regarding our divorce

Q: My husband served me this summons for a Divorce. He is currently incarcerated in the state of California in Tehachapi Kern county. Before he was incarcerated we were living together and decided to marry. All these years he has been there I have been in contact with him and traveled back and forth. I currently reside in New York with my mother due to my financial situation . Currently my husband is seeing someone else, another women which I have proof of and for the past 6 months has not contacted me. He wants the divorce and in the summons it states he will be looking for future determination the issue of support. I have not yet responded but will. I'm confused. I want him to pay me support in the future when he gets out or however it may work and I refuse to pay him. Can you advise me on this issue before I respond?

What can I do? Can I get him for abandonment?

Q: My husband is a taxi driver and told me he has clients he takes to the casino. He has been doing it for 5 months and told me he stays at the guys house but instead he's living with a another women divorced with a 12 year old kid. 

Q: How can I get copy of deposition that X gave during divorce 2018?

Q: X told many lies during deposition and I never got a copy. Two years later he is pulling more nonsense and wants our divorce stipulation agreement changed about his life insurance policy and I'm receiving emails from my X attorney. I want copy to stop nonsense and possibly get arrears due to me. He left marital home two years before legally divorced and I never got temporary child support or alimony and bills for 6000 square foot home exceeded $10,000.00 and I was homemaker and married 19 years and youngest son... 

Q: Can I ask the judge to approve a passport for my 4 year old child ?

Q: I have physical custody/joint with dad. My court order states that for vacations or travel I only have to provide the father with address phone and the date I leave and date of return but he denies me the passport. What can I do? Is that a Violation of court order or do I have to file to the court?

Q: What to do if other parent doesn't want to allow me to travel with my son ?

Q: I'm a mother of 7 kids who only belong to my ex and he is refusing to get a passport and let me take my son on my two week family vacation which I take every year. This year all my kids wanted to meet their family in Dominican Republic. The father states that the child is to young to go to a third world country and that he won't allow him to go with me. My husband and his siblings last year he said it was OK and even signed the passport document. Now all of a sudden he refuses....please help!

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