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Mr. James Parrish Coleman

Mr. James Parrish Coleman

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James Parrish Coleman was born on August 23, 1955, in Jackson Mississippi. He and his wife live in Silverhill, Ala. Mr. Coleman is a 1977 graduate of Loyola University with a degree in Journalism. He worked as a newspaper reporter, operated his family's marine supply business and was a sales representative for a large manufacturer before attending law school at Birmingham School of Law, while working full time. He graduated from Birmingham School of Law in 2006 and started work as an associate at Murchison & Howard, LLC in Foley, Ala. He opened his own firm in July 2012. He is past chairman of the Baldwin County Bar Probate Committee. He is an avid cook and active volunteer for the United States Coast Guard as a legal assistance officer. His son, James Parrish Coleman III is a partner is the law firm. His daughter, Sarah F. Coleman is an associate with the firm with an office in New Orleans, La. Both James and Sarah are licensed in Louisiana.

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Q. My daughter was born in Florida her mom moved to Alabama, I pay her atleast 300 monthly she won't allow me to see her
A: The first question in cases like this is "what court will hear your request for visitation." You don't say if there is a court order establishing paternity and ordering child support. That is important. If the child is an Alabama resident, Alabama may be the right court. Or, if the child and mother have not been here long enough to establish residence, then the Court if Florida (did a Florida court enter any order) might be the right place. Sounds confusing, doesn't it! Happily, there are a set of laws, called the Uniform Child Custody Judicial Enforcement Act(s) (UCCJEA) which set out how this works. You need to contact an attorney in the county in Alabama where the child lives, provide some facts and get a game plan on establishing paternity, parenting time and child support. In what county does the child live?
Q. My son stay with me 5 nights a week I also pay half for everything he needs plus I support him more then his mom
A: You should go to court and ask for custody of the child and have her pay support to you if you have the child 5 our of seven days.
Q. Girl is married while having baby and husband is signing the birth certificate. Am I responsible in Alabama?
A: The legal father of the child is the man to whom the mother was married. If he never denies the child, and accepts the child as his, you cannot be held responsible for the child and you also cannot assert any right to the child. See Ex Parte Presse.
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