Can a parent get sole custody even if the court ordered joint custody if the non-custodial parent hasn't been in the kids' lives for 5 years?

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You would have to go back to court. Have your attorney file for a modification of custody order. Your ex would be notified through his attorney and would have to answer your allegation.
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What would be valid reasons for a court allowing a 17-year-old to live with a non-custodial parent after the custodial parent has already been court appointed?

Answer . \nIf the environment that the minor is currently living in is unsuitable to the extent that the physical, mental and emotional well-being of the minor is being jeopardized.\n. \nSuch an assessment would be made by the state's department of child protective services or another state so

Does the court ever change a ruling from joint custody to full custody for the custodial parent if the non-custodial parent gives up his visitation?

Answer . \nBecause it's almost always in a child's best interest to have a relationship with both parents, courts are generally reluctant to take away visitation rights. \n. \nIn some states, custody orders may give "primary" physical custody to one parent and "partial" physical custody to ano

If no court order for custody has been granted and the parents are unmarried who has the custody of a child in Tennessee?

I am currently trying to find a similar answer, so far, in my experience (in which one parent is in Tennessee and one is NOT in Tennessee), I was told NO ONE has custody. That you have to go to court to get it established.That both parents have equal claim to the child. Further more, I was told that

You are the non-custodial parent your 18 yr old daughter has been living with you for 5 years do the custodial parent have to pay child support and how is this done?

You didn't state where you live, but if you're in the US (and without knowing what state).... Five years ago you should have petitioned for custody and child support, but since you didn't do it then and the child is 18 now (no longer a minor), there's likely nothing you can do. Call a local attorney

How can a non custodial parent get custody of a 15 year old child if the custodial parent lives out of state and the custodial parent is very unreasonable?

PREPARATION, PREPARATION, PREPARATION . "-: "> see link below ==. It will need to be filed in the state that has, or has retained jurisdiction. If that's your state, when you file, the other parent may attempt to transfer jurisdiction, so your beginning fight may be to retain jurisdiction in yo

What rights does a parent with sole custody have?

There are different types of custody: sole physical custody, where the child resides primarily with one parent but the non-custodial parent is typically awarded visitation rights, and sole legal custody, where one parent makes decisions in the child's life pertinent to their welfare. So, rights are

What happens when a non custodial parent violates a court order?

The custodial parent must take the matter before the court by filing a motion for contempt of a court order. The court may impose sanctions but the custodial parent must stay on top of the situation. The custodial parent must take the matter before the court by filing a motion for contempt of a cou