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How and where do I go about starting the divorce process?

I'm not yet sure I want to go that route, but I want to be informed and prepared just in case. Kids grew up expatriate, spouse recently moved them back without informing me or asking my permission, spouse has no job (supported by spouse's parent). I'm reading online that if there's a divorce and I act early, I'm more likely to get full (or at least fuller) custody. But where do I file? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 1, 2013 - 11 answers

Divorce/Custody Records from the 1970s?

Can you advise me how to go about getting the files for a particular divorce and attendant custody battle in CT in the 1970s? [more inside]
posted by annabellee on Mar 8, 2013 - 2 answers

How should my sister bring her son home, across state lines, during a messy divorce proceeding?

Asking for a friend: How should my sister bring her son home, across state lines, during a messy divorce proceeding? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 2, 2012 - 7 answers

Kicked Out of Her Own Apartment

Does an ex-wife in Oklahoma have the right to evict my friend from her boyfriend's house on the weekends when his kids visit? [more inside]
posted by inturnaround on Jul 1, 2012 - 14 answers

How to say - No, you must stay with me

How to respond when elementary aged son asks to stay with Dad when it's Mom's weekend [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 28, 2012 - 23 answers

I knew being a parent wouldn't be easy, but this is really hard.

Help me be a better long-distance parent. [more inside]
posted by doomtop on May 2, 2012 - 12 answers

Picking a side

Interstate custody battle. Should we get involved? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 2, 2012 - 26 answers

How can a father leave his family yet remain a father?

This is not going to be pretty. I need to know if there is any way for me to maintain a life with my children if I cannot maintain one with my wife. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 26, 2011 - 91 answers

I need advice on preparing for fallout.

Divorce & Custody Filter: I think my husband is trying to buy my daughter's affection. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 26, 2011 - 27 answers

Recommend a lawyer?

I'm looking for a lawyer in the Detroit Metro area (in or around Livonia) specializing in issues related to child custody and divorce. Any recommendations would be very much appreciated.
posted by kbanas on Sep 7, 2011 - 0 answers

Need help with divorce strategies when you have a child you want to move out of state with...

Need help with divorce strategies when you have a child you want to move out of state with... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 19, 2011 - 19 answers

Is switching homes too often detrimental to his development or is this acting out a phase?

Children in Divorce: 3 1/2 year old acts out, Mommy thinks it's because he is switching homes too often, wants to change visitation schedule to have him overnight every night. Is switching homes too often detrimental to his development or is this acting out a phase? What can I do? [more inside]
posted by MMALR on Apr 8, 2011 - 59 answers

Non-parent seeks parenting advice.

How do I keep my roommate and best friend from surrendering custody of her son to her ex-husband - an unemployed former crack user who was recently released from jail and is living with his mother about four hours away? [more inside]
posted by owlparliament on Mar 21, 2011 - 26 answers

How to move back to the UK from Europe after divorce with no money or support network?

Say you're a British citizen. And you're married to a citizen of a European country and living in that country with them and your kids, who are also citizens of that European country. And say you no longer want to be married and want to move back to the UK. With the kids. Leaving aside the inevitable custody battle, what the hell do you do next? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 27, 2010 - 10 answers

My wife rekindles her old flame: crack-cocaine!

Need to end a 5 year marriage due to my wife's re-addiction to crack cocaine. We have 2 kids, 1 of them mentally disabled. I don't want custody. What am I looking at as far as alimony? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 5, 2010 - 40 answers

Suddenly my wife wants me to leave without her and to leave our son in her custody. Can she do this?

We are visiting my wife's parents in another state. Suddenly my wife wants me to leave without her and to leave our son in her custody. Can she do this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 27, 2010 - 25 answers

Financial chaos in determining custody

Financial chaos causing divorce. Primary custody vs joint. What is best? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 13, 2010 - 19 answers

When is it ok for recent ex to introduce new boyfriend to children?

When is it ok for recent ex to introduce new boyfriend to young children (1 and 3)?? [more inside]
posted by gnash on Apr 11, 2010 - 32 answers

Choose Your Own Custody Schedule Adventure

Should we let our child choose the terms of his joint custody? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 14, 2010 - 16 answers

How do I cope and have best outcome for son in viscious custody battle?

Horrible custody battle about to begin. How do I cope and have the best outcome for my son? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 19, 2009 - 30 answers

Someone reassure me that I will indeed get joint custody....

Someone reassure me that I will indeed get joint custody.... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 21, 2009 - 8 answers

Need an excellent co-parenting book.

What are some excellent co-parenting books? [more inside]
posted by ian1977 on Jul 20, 2009 - 3 answers

Do I move my kids from their dad?

Would my three kids (17, 15, 10) be happier if we left the same town their dad lives in? I can't figure out if I'm allowing prolonged damage to my kids by letting them stay here because their dad is down the road but NEVER wants to see them. And where he lives bothers them (more later). [more inside]
posted by dzaz on Jul 7, 2009 - 44 answers

Help a father BE a father

[YANML Filter] How can my boyfriend navigate his way out of a terrible child custody situation? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 2, 2008 - 12 answers

Finding a therapist for a 4-year-old.

Help my friend find a mental health professional for her 4-year-old in Los Angeles. [more inside]
posted by kamikazegopher on Aug 14, 2007 - 4 answers

IANAL Divorcefilter (please hope me)

My marriage of ~10yrs is on the ropes. My wife is suing for divorce, and (among other less important things) wants full custody of our beautiful youngsters (ages >4 and <10). There's more inside, but here are my specific questions: 1) I have reason to believe she is having an affair. Does her alleged adultery, if proven, give me any leverage with regards to custody? 2) What other ethical ways are there to ensure I at least get joint physical and legal custodianship? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 6, 2007 - 29 answers

Custody Rights in Oregon

How easy is it to obtain temporary full custody in Oregon? [more inside]
posted by haplesschild on Jul 25, 2007 - 5 answers

How to enforce custody agreement?

My ex-husband has violated our month old custody agreement three times already... how can I enforce? It's somewhat complicated.... [more inside]
posted by mistsandrain on May 22, 2007 - 23 answers

How do I best get acquainted with my boyfriend's kids?

How do I best get acquainted, and develop a good relationship, with my boyfriends' kids? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 14, 2007 - 13 answers

Inevitable(?) Divorce Filter

My wife has, um, picked and chosen which of her marriage vows she's going to keep to. I am facing probable divorce (initiated by me, I imagine). I need insight, maybe advice. There's a whole boatload [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 3, 2007 - 45 answers

How to deal with my brother's divorce?

Help me get through my brother's divorce. [more inside]
posted by starbaby on May 23, 2006 - 23 answers

Who's your daddy?

What happens to the kids if my husband's ex dies? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 26, 2006 - 14 answers

Single-Parent woes

SingleParentFilter: I am a single dad with primary custody of my son. His mother has a live in boyfriend who she met and moved out for while we were still married. I am having trouble dealing with my feelings towards this man as I see him becoming a bigger part of my son's life. What are strategies I should know? [more inside]
posted by DragonBoy on Dec 6, 2005 - 42 answers

Is there anything I can do to keep my soon to be ex wife from leaving town?

The wife and I are probably breaking up. We've been together for a few years for the benefit of one kid, and another one is due this month. The problem - her family is on one coast, mine is on another. We are near mine. I'm concerned that she might just pack up and take our kids.

Is there anything I can do to keep her from leaving town? We've just bought a house, and I have no job prospects if I have to follow her to be with my kids. She hasn't worked in years, and we're here primarily to make a good living. If she leaves, I feel she will find a way to use this against me.
posted by anonymous on Jan 26, 2005 - 21 answers

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