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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for California on
Q: Would it be better to file here or there?

I am living with the father of my 2 younger kids (3y and 5m) and he just broke off our engagement. I am moving back to Texas with all 3 of my kids.

I want to make sure that I have primary custody. I don't mind if my kids have visitation with him in CA but I want it to be under my... Read more »

Sandra I. Salinas
Sandra I. Salinas
answered on Oct 13, 2020

Jurisdiction (the court's authority) regarding custody is based on where the kids have been physically present for the 6 months immediately preceding filing a custody action. If the children have been living here for at least 6 months and then you file in Texas, then most likely CA will still... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Divorce and Family Law for California on
Q: Can I request the court to talk to my 5 year old child?

My ex is making up false stories and claiming our daughter has told her i said things like I'm gonna kill my ex. These are completely false. How can I get the court to have someone talk to my daughter? Can I file a request for order asking court to appoint an attorney for our child?

Sandra I. Salinas
Sandra I. Salinas
answered on Oct 13, 2020

If you are currently involved in a court custody proceeding, you can ask the court to appoint minor's counsel for your child and then your child can discuss with that attorney what he or she has observed. The minor's counsel is another attorney in the case who can investigate, discuss... Read more »

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