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Forum: Single Parenting   08-27-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 570
Posted By autumngrey
Generally speaking, anything that you and the...

Generally speaking, anything that you and the father agree to and submit to the court as a parenting agreement will be approved by the court unless state law specifies that the agreement is not legal...
Forum: Single Parenting   07-03-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,779
Posted By autumngrey
It's been a couple weeks since you last posted....

It's been a couple weeks since you last posted. How did the hearing go?

I came across this article today. I didn't read it carefully, but it appears to cover some of the issues your child's father...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-18-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,779
Posted By autumngrey
I'm not particularly for or against homeschooling...

I'm not particularly for or against homeschooling (or any other kind of schooling for that matter) so please don't take any of my comments to mean I'm against you/HSing. That's not my intent in the...
Forum: Site Help   05-30-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 16,330
Posted By autumngrey
Edited: it's fixed now. :-) :-)

Edited: it's fixed now. :-) :-)
Forum: Single Parenting   05-05-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 423
Posted By autumngrey
Since others have already addressed the video...

Since others have already addressed the video game misunderstanding, I'll focus on the hunting issue.
 
I am of the "teach kids early to respect firearms" mindset, so with that bias, if Ex has...
Forum: Single Parenting   04-03-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By autumngrey
Did he retain an attorney during the divorce...

Did he retain an attorney during the divorce proceedings or afterward (for this "emergency hearing" situation or otherwise)? If so, you may be able to give notice to that attorney even if they don't...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-19-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 840
Posted By autumngrey
You cannot be forced to give up (i.e. sign away)...

You cannot be forced to give up (i.e. sign away) your rights, but legal technicalities may result in loss of rights if you don't take the necessary actions now. Scour over the papers you received to...
Forum: Single Parenting   03-07-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 207
Posted By autumngrey
While I am quite on your side on this issue, not...

While I am quite on your side on this issue, not only in terms of fluoride but also it being your child to make decisions for, I am impressed by his conversation. I am moved by him talking in terms...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   02-28-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 471
Posted By autumngrey
I know there are moms here who have been through...

I know there are moms here who have been through tough situations like this and come out the other side with more time (or primary custody) of their DSC so I hope great advice will be here soon.
 ...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   02-21-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 527
Posted By autumngrey
It's reasonable for parents to talk through...

It's reasonable for parents to talk through these kind of issues and to share information to come to make an informed decision of whether to proceed with the visit as scheduled or not. In case they...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   02-20-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,273
Posted By autumngrey
I think it's unreasonable to expect kids who...

I think it's unreasonable to expect kids who really don't know much about each other to be forced into a close-quarters situation when they're asking not to be forced and there is an option to avoid...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-13-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,779
Posted By autumngrey
Normally I suggest that openly discussing major...

Normally I suggest that openly discussing major decisions--not necessarily agreeing--is sufficient to satisfy joint decision making requirements. Some decision has to be made on major issues (as in,...
Forum: Single Parenting   02-11-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 300
Posted By autumngrey
As an example of what the possibilities may be,...

As an example of what the possibilities may be, this page seems to sum it up nicely for New Jersey - http://www.divorcenet.com/states/new_jersey/may_I_reopen_my_divorce_case (completely arbitrary...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   02-10-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 467
Posted By autumngrey
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by limabean http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1396786/sometimes-its-just-so-hard#post_17565513)

And then go....
Forum: Single Parenting   02-10-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 500
Posted By autumngrey
Unless you sign the IRS form 8332 to claim DS on...

Unless you sign the IRS form 8332 to claim DS on his federal tax return, he cannot (legally) claim DS since he lives with ex less than 50% of the year. You don't have to sign that form unless a...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-24-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 146
Posted By autumngrey
I would review your divorce/custody orders to...

I would review your divorce/custody orders to see if there's any guidance there. My DH's custody order states that each parent is required to notify the other parent and the court of any change of...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-23-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By autumngrey
If she is working on getting divorced because of...

If she is working on getting divorced because of an already-abusive relationship, why consider buying a house and having one more thing that ties them together? Unless she has any hope of being able...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-13-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 308
Posted By autumngrey
If you can get those witnesses to write an...

If you can get those witnesses to write an affidavit and get it notarized now it would be a great thing to save in your files. It's best to not wait until they've forgotten the details of the...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-07-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 575
Posted By autumngrey
Unfortunately a 3 hour distance between your...

Unfortunately a 3 hour distance between your homes means 6 hours of round-trip driving for the driving parent, which is admittedly exhausting to do alone. It probably means she is quite tired for...
Forum: Single Parenting   01-07-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 447
Posted By autumngrey
Quote:I agree to some extent, but I think what...

Quote:I agree to some extent, but I think what looks bad to the court is if you are blocking contact, rather than not encouraging it.  I would continue sending email updates about the legal custody...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-26-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 164
Posted By autumngrey
^^ Yeah. :-(   Are you still working on your...

^^ Yeah. :-(
 
Are you still working on your divorce agreement? If so, it might be something important enough to consider there. It wouldn't actually be enforceable (as in, if something were to...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-19-2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 853
Posted By autumngrey
I've read about one mom who went to visit her...

I've read about one mom who went to visit her parents in another state for a couple week vacation (she says Dad was aware of the vacation and that it was a vacation, not moving) and Dad filed with...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-05-2013, 02:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 284
Posted By autumngrey
Given the verbal threat to not pay (on...

Given the verbal threat to not pay (on time), your dependence on the payments, and his demonstration this month that he is willing to follow through on his threat, I would definitely proceed to...
Forum: Single Parenting   12-02-2013, 01:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 437
Posted By autumngrey
On the front of your DS being different with his...

On the front of your DS being different with his dad than with you, or being an "angry child" according to Ex, is him reaping the seeds he sows. Your DS is surely frustrated with Dad and isn't...
Forum: Single Parenting   11-26-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 229
Posted By autumngrey
http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/yeahtha...

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Divorce where alimony is or should be considered is complicated. Is your state an at-fault state or no-fault? Are you able to work or does...
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