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I need a domestic violence lawyer I have no income and need help with my son who has been alienated from me who I raised.

Q: My situation is very difficult. My ex abused me for 11 years. I decided to break the cycle and no ho back. He has tuned me son against me and has alienated me from him. He has not allowed him to call me or communication. The problem is my son will be 15 years old.

How can I collect child support arrears if the non-custodial parent lived in another country before the USA?

Q: My son father lived on a small island and over a year ago moved to the USA. Due to no reciprocal agreement between two country I did not proceed with the child support paperwork as my lawyer there advised me to proceed with this matter in New York. I then filed a petition for child support in New York of which a temporary order was given for him to pay child support and arrears up to the time I filed the petition in New York. But the judge did not mention arrears that I was seeking five years prior to me filing the petition when he was living on the small island.

Court ordered house to be sold and profit split 50/50 when youngest graduates high school. ( next year)

Q: How long before graduation should we list home? I don't see me obligated to pay for home anymore after my youngest graduates according to the decree and order of divorce.. I don want to pay for another 6 months or more because my ex is dragging her feet on this. Or she has the right to buy me out, but I doubt that will happen.

Can I get custody of my younger siblings (16 and 15) also while finding an apartment and job through welfare?

Q: To begin, I'm a 20 year old college student who has been planning on transferring to a local college or taking the semester off. My younger siblings have recently moved back from Japan after the passing of our mother. The plan was to be with them (their English is very bad) and assist in school work, show them around and what not, rather than being 3 hrs away in school.
My father has recently kicked me out the house but due to me and my siblings close relationship they've come with me to my aunts house to stay a few nights. My siblings have a very strained relationship with him because during the 8 years in Japan we all witnessed him abuse and slander our extremely ill mother. 100 percent they rather live with me rather than him.
Is it possible for me to gain custody of them while applying for public assistance to get an apartment and job to get on our feet. I'm completely okay with taking any necessary breaks from school and working full time to support them.

My ex and I split up and we have a 2.5 year old son. Is there a way to see if he filed for custody or support? I live in Yonkers

Q: My ex and I split up about 6 months ago. We were together for 5 years. We left within the last 6 months. He has never financially supported me and/or my son. I have always been the breadwinner.
I don't want to share custody, but I know I might have to if it ends up that way. The question I have is, Is there anyway to find out if he filed for visitation?
Again he just gain employment and with his bills there is no way he would be able to pay child support and he knows that or at least I think he does. I just would like to be prepared. He does not have a stable living environment and he does have a criminal background, can I use any of that if down the line he files for join custody.
I live in Yonkers, NY westchester county. I told him that if he thinks of filing that I would take him for entire amount I am alloted to because its not right for him to have visitation and not pay and support for our son. Now he has not asked or tried to see our son, so I am not keeping him from seeing him. But I am also not initiating conversation for him to see him. I am leaving it up to him. Let me know.

Can I leave ny? No custody agreement. Court ordered CS. Never married. Abusive, alcoholic father MIA

Q: I'm the custodial parent of my 5 yo son. The father and I were never married. I separated from him due to alcoholism and abuse. After separation, he abandoned my son. He ignores calls and does not visit. There are no visitation or custody orders in place, and I was just recently I was granted court ordered child support. I am planning to move to PA next month. I petitioned for full custody, he was served, but did not show up to the hearing. It seems that he's being giving another chance, so I have another date approaching. I am afraid of him, and I do not know what he's capable of. My son is in therapy due to trauma and abandonment issues. I am worried that petitioning for custody is going to cause me to be unable to move, even though my son's father is absent. He has several children that he's abandoned. I've also witnessed him try to gain custody of a child that he had no contact with for 11 years. The child's mother passed away, and the child inherited a trust fund. He was denied due to being absent. I petitioned for custody in the event that I die before he reaches adulthood. I do not trust him, and I want protect my son's best interest.

I live in the bronx and am married for 7 years, now i was unfaithful to my wife and got a women pregnant she lives in Yonkers.

Q: She gave birth and i never knew about it, i received a paternity summon for court from her. The papers have the child name and she put my last name on the child without my consent! I dont want that child to have my last name. I will pay the child support but i want no visitation rights nor nothing to do with this child nor her. Is there a form i need to have that last name changed? and also im not sure if she has me in the birth certificate like his father. Also the mother is under public assistance is it true that i have to put the child under my health insurance? if shes under public assistance they automatically get medicaid. I dont know how the courts in Yonkers are nor their rules for all this.

Will a judge order nesting arrangement even in a highly contentious situation where the parents cannot agree on anything?

Q: I am seeking divorce after years of verbal, sexual and financial abuse. Husband wants nesting arrangement and so do kids. This would mean that I have to share residence with my abuser. Kids can see hear and understand the way he treats me and this is not the example of relationship want my kids to be exposed to. Nesting is a great idea if parents can work together but my situation is his way or the highway. Will a judge order nesting anyway because the kids want it that way? They are all teenagers.

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