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GRANDPARENT VISITATION and THE BALANCING ACT WITH CHILD’S MOTHER

Alice is a single mother raising a minor child, E.H..   Cory is the father of E.H. Alice and Cory were never married.  They never lived together. Alice and E.H. live with E.H.'s maternal grandparents. Cindy is Cory's mother and the paternal grandmother of E.H. Cindy filed a petition for grandparent visitation against Alice.  There was [...]

By | July 19th, 2018|Step-parent and Grandparent Rights|0 Comments

WHAT IF DNA PROVES THAT I AM NOT THE FATHER?

A case had been brought by DCFS against the mother and the man (‘PF’ for Presumed Father) who called himself the father of one (A.A.) of four children.  PF was mother’s live-in boyfriend. PF had signed a voluntary acknowledgment of paternity, VAP.  He listed himself as the father on the child’s birth certificate.  He is [...]

By | December 14th, 2017|DCFS-related, The Best Interests of the Child|0 Comments

PROBATE COURT CAN ORDER SUPPORT FOR DISABLED NON-MINOR CHILDREN

  Mother filed a motion in probate court. The parties were already divorced. The probate court had named Mother as the Guardian of the daughter, Denise.  Mother wanted Father to help pay for their soon-to be-adult disabled daughter. Regular child support from Father would be over soon. Father earned about $170,000 annually. Mother earned about [...]