Divorce was filed 09/2016 and I was served 10/20/2016. I am pro se now and her attorney is not willing to communicate with me effectively. We have a custody hearing in December, but I would like to have the divorce finalized. I want to file the required documents to have it sent for Rule, but we do... Read more »
You do not have to wait for the settlement of any other issues. Based on what you have said, you can file the rule to show cause why a divorce should not be granted at any time. Any party can file this rule; you do not have to be the petitioner.
There are certain circumstances where this can happen if you haven't exercised visitation rights in a certain amount or time or haven't paid child support in a certain amount of time. You'll want to contact an attorney immediately regarding this.
Without bond just means that the tutor does not have to give to the court any security or monetary guarantee that they will perform the duties faithfully in being the tutor for the child. For example, you can compare it to when someone wants to get out of jail, they will put up a bond to ensure...Read more »
He is the domicilary parent and we currently have a joint custody plan in effect. I think I need to file an ex parte but not sure of where to get the application for St Martin Parish16th judicial court . Can I do that on my own..I can't afford an attorney and I make too much money for a free... Read more »
The clerk of court for your parish may have pre-printed ex parte custody forms, so you'll need to call and ask if one is available. If they do, you can do it on your own, but you should at least have a consultation with an attorney as there can be many moving parts for an ex parte petition....Read more »
She shares every detail about everything. One is now 18 but the others are 13 and 14. The divorced was handled by her father, a lawyer and he has told them the same. We thought it was based of income using the support calculator for Louisisana. Just want to be sure, he has never had an attorney and... Read more »
The lowest child support payment under the child support guidelines is 100 per month, however this can be deviated from if the parties entered into a consent judgment. Also, a party can file a motion to modify child support if they can show a material change in circumstances.
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