One may contest a divorce with or without a lawyer. In California of course, it is a "no-fault" divorce state. Thus if one party seeks a divorce, the divorce will be inevitable, unless your partner changes their mind.
The disposition of assets and custody arrangements can be...View More
The 6 month and 1 day rule commences from SERVICE of the Petition for dissolution upon your husband. That establishes the first possible date for termination of the status of marriage. However since he responded to the petition it may take longer than that to finalize the issues in your case.
He can come here every other weekend to see her. He has only done that twice. She is supposed to go to AZ for vacations throughout the year. She doesn't want to go. Her father tells her she doesn't have to visit him if she doesn't want to. Should I be making her visit him due to custody agreement?
It is not the first time that you will hear that move-away cases are extremely difficult. Based upon the studies in child-parent separation cases, the prevailing view in California is to ensure continuous and frequent contact between the parents and their children. A girl's good relationship...View More
The biological father has been out of the picture since 2018 because he has been in and out of jail. He keeps getting deported and comes right back breaks the law gets convicted, serves his time and gets deported again. This has been his pattern since 2017 but he has been completely out of her life... View More
Mom, on the facts stated you have mentioned the 2 criteria for the termination of Parental rights. Lack of contact with the child and lack of any support.
A person willing to step into the shoes of bio dad is totally unnecessary.
The in and out of jail fact may mitigate against a...View More
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