Unfortunately, you cannot force a 17-year-old to comply with court-ordered custody or visitation plans. Without knowing why he will not come visit you, it's difficult to say what your options are. Options include 1) do no thing; 2) consider family therapy; 3) come up with activities to do during...Read more »
Hi my ex girlfriend texted me stating she went to the Los Angeles county courts to start the process of establishing paternity a couple weeks ago. My issue is I’m currently out of the state for a new job which requires us to complete the training I’m at which is about a month long or forfit the... Read more »
I served my sons father child custody and visitation on 2/22/2019. He never responded back to my summons. What does that mean for me? We just had our mediation appointment and we did not agree. He wants 50/50 and I want full physical custody. Does he have to serve me back? Or can he still get 50/50... Read more »
The father is allowed to participate in the hearing regardless of whether he has filed a response or not. And he is free to hire an attorney at any time. The Court has to decide what "the best" interests are with respect to child custody and visitation.
The facts you shared do raise some important legal issues and rights. And without knowing more, I cannot answer it completely. A CPS (and some counties have had this agency re-named) worker will have to be involved and be open to your information. If she or he sees it your way then that is the...Read more »
Hi the Father of my child is threatening me that he will file for a child custody bec he is going to school from 6am to 6pm every Mon to Fri he wants to borrow the child every Sunday half day and I told him he can borrow the child some sundays but not every sunday and he got mad he told me that he... Read more »
It's never too late to file for child support, but the sooner you file the better because any order for child support is usually only made effective the date that you file the paperwork -- not any earlier than that. If he's not paying child support now, I would need to know whether it's because...Read more »
A friend of mine is going through a nasty divorce. in January his soon-to-be ex-wife called the police on him for domestic violence even though she was the one that put hands on him, and they do have pictures of his injuries. Child protective services was contacted because she claimed neglect on... Read more »
More info is needed to properly evaluate your case.
WITH DOMESTIC VIOLENCE THE STATE IF THE VICTIM AND EVEN IF THE SPOUSE WANTS TO DROP CHARGES THE DA PRESSURES THEM TO CONTINUE AND IF THEY DON'T THEY TRY TO PRESENT A CASE BASED ON THE ORIGINAL COMPLAINT TO THE POLICE.
Custody order is in place from Stanislaus county father took childeren while they enrolled in school here in tulare county and filed up there..its been a few yrs and with no luck i couldnt get them back. Im seeking help to bring them back to me..i dont have very much money but i am willing to pay... Read more »
Our little sister is only turning 15, so I assume it will be difficult. I also know parents get full custody. However according to my little sister, her dad is very controlling and doesn’t let her do anything she will enjoy, such as visit friends or even me and my sister. He even says if he buys... Read more »
As her sister and non parent, you do not have legal standing to seek custody. The option of legal guardianship may be available, but based on the information you have provided, it's unlikely that request will be granted either
I’m fighting a criminal case currently as well as being a witness in another case. I’m being refused a speedy trial until I testify. The DA is saying I won’t be charged for any wrong doing in the witness case and I don’t have legal counsel currently cuz... Read more »
To properly answer any legal question it is necessary to ascertain more information. It is like asking a doctor over the phone what your pain in the stomach is about and whether he could cure it. The Doc needs to get a more complete history, lab work, and X-rays etc.
Feb 19th 2019 a judge awarded the father of my daughter full custody because of a retraining order with him telling the judge he walked up.to me while my 5 year old daughter was at his house she expressed to me that her 15 year old sister penetrated her in how she didn't like what she did to her... Read more »
Have you filed for child custody and visitation orders? Typically in such requests, you can state your facts, observations, and attach related declarations from witnesses attesting to these allegations. Are you in divorce proceedings already? More details are necessary to provide a professional...Read more »
It depends on the county. Sadly, mediators -- even though some are tasked with making written recommendations to the judge-- do not always read declarations. In counties where the mediator participates in "confidential mediation", it is less crucial because if the parties do not reach an...Read more »
I have filed for modification because over the past 4 years I was supposed to get at least 1 day a week visitation and phone calls to the kids when ever. The visits were always supervised which they weren't supposed to be and it got to a point where I wasn't given them anymore. I bought a phone for... Read more »
This is a question that can best be answered over the telephone so I can understand why you are having so much trouble. Please call 619-515-9900, and if there is no answer, please indicate a good time for me to call you back.
My kids were placed out of state in Wisconsin, and my case was closed. Prior to the domestic violence, I had 3 open cases against me all false allegations the father was denied physical custody those three times until I was involved in the domestic violence. I did everything I was told and yet was... Read more »
On 12/19/2018 I filed a Petition for Custody and Support of Minor Child. I served my ex on that date as well. On 01/22/2019 I filed a Request to enter Default since he had not responded. I found out my request was rejected because he filed:
01/22/2019 Order - Financial Information (FAM... Read more »
You may be best served by seeking self-help resources to guide you through the legal process, which are available on the CA courts website or at your local law library, if you cannot afford an attorney. It sounds like both of you may be confused as to how to proceed. More details are necessary to...Read more »
I’ve had an ongoing case for 3 years we share legal I have physical, they’ve not complied with the courts requests and thus not seen the kids this whole time. I’d like to have full custody and no longer have courts involved is this possible
You might need to file a motion for contempt of court order (if applicable) and for modification of child custody. You may also need to ask for child support modification. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation...Read more »
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