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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Domestic Violence and Family Law for California on
Q: Am seeking knowledge regarding parental rights when other party has prevented contact with my child

I hope this reaches someone who is able to help me. I was served a summons and complaint for child support for my 7 year old son. It isnt that its a large amount of money that I am not willing to pay. I have no problem supporting my child whenever I can - my issue is that I havent seen him or... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Feb 5, 2021

MORE INFO NEEDED.

I THINK YOU SHOULD MAKE A CONSULTATION APPT WITH A LOCAL FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY AND HAVE A SUMMARY TYPED UP OF ALL THE FACTS....ASAP

MANY LAWYERS WILL NOT CHARGE FOR A CONSULTATION.

I AM SORRY FOR YOUR CHALLENGES.........HAVE YOU VISITED OR TRIED TO VISIT? HOW OFTEN?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for California on
Q: Ex ows thousands(35).he is 70yrs old and in bad shape. Kids grown. When he dies will I still get his back child support?

Please answer

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Jan 28, 2021

You should consult a local family law attorney about how to perfect your lien on his property through filing abstracts of judgment or other devices so that other heirs to not interfere with your ability to collect on what is owed to you.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for California on
Q: I live with my children and fiancé and I’m paying child support.. why is this?

My fiancé and I had twins and we have been together for 8 years and we have another child also I was wondering why child support is being taken out of my check since I’m at home with them providing shelter, clothing ,food and ect.. they’re garnishing 1600 a month from my checks and here’s... Read more »

Tobie Brina Waxman
Tobie Brina Waxman answered on Jan 27, 2021

Not enough information. Why is what? A lot more information is needed to be able to answer your question.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support, Real Estate Law and Tax Law for California on
Q: Sale of Property - Title parties disagree

Sorry, I'm sure this is not an original question, but here it is.

My name is listed as one of two on the deed of a property. There are no banks nor outside liens against the property. Party Two physically lives on the property, while Party One (me) would like to live there. However,... Read more »

Gerald Barry Dorfman
Gerald Barry Dorfman answered on Jan 17, 2021

You can file a court action for "partition". The court will order the sale of the property (assuming physical division is not appropriate). Often, once such an action is filed (sometimes just after getting an attorney letter that filing is imminent) parties will work out a settlement... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for California on
Q: My husband and I have been married for 21 years. We have three children-19, 16, and 13-she has special needs.

Sorry. I guess this is the e wrong place for a question like this.

Tobie Brina Waxman
Tobie Brina Waxman answered on Jan 14, 2021

These are the kinds of questions and the kind of advice you should seek directly from an attorney rather than using this type of forum to get your answers. You would be best served by retaining legal counsel to handle your divorce case for you and/or on your behalf. You’ll get better and more... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Domestic Violence and Family Law for California on
Q: Can an ex bully you out of asking for child support?

In abusive relationship for 20 years. Was primary care giver. left w/daughter in 2018. Filed 4 CS through state. He found out & threaten to “end me.”

had hard time finding housing, hadn’t worked in 17 years. Daughter w/me 90%. November 2019, found housing. Lived there for 13... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Jan 3, 2021

ONLY IF YOU LET HIM.

HOWEVER, IT IS MORE DIFFICULT TO PRESENT YOUR CASE IF YOU DON'T HAVE A GOOD FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY.

ORGANIZE ALL THE FACTS SO THAT A LAWYER WILL SEE YOU ARE ORGANIZED AND MAY NOT BE AS TIME INTENSIVE A CLIENT AND EITHER HANDLE PRO BONO OR AT REDUCED RATE...........

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for California on
Q: Sons mother not working in her grad field or to her potential because she wants to get more in child support.

I will be going to court for child support hearing at the end of the month. Child support calculated I pay $1000 a month due to the fact she only claims she makes $660 a month. Yes I make a lot more than she does, but she has more of an education than I do with a bachelor's in psychology and... Read more »

Paul Ylvisaker
Paul Ylvisaker answered on Jan 3, 2021

You have made most of the argument you need to make to the court in your question. Mom is under employed and capable earning greater income. Whether it is voluntary or involuntary will be the question the court will answer. You will need to show what someone her field is capable of making as part... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for California on
Q: Found daughter birth certificate 23yrs later.I'm not on it.

Found daughter birth certificate 23 yrs later. I'm not on it. Separated from mother 23 yrs ago unsure she was mine. Why was I ordered to pay support

Martha Bronson
Martha Bronson answered on Nov 28, 2020

Is anyone named as the father on the birth certificate? The fact that you are not named as the father on the birth certificate does not mean that you are not the biological father. I would suggest that you go to the county where the support order issued and have the court filed pulled and... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Child Support, Domestic Violence and Family Law for California on
Q: If an alimony claim was filed in in July 2020 also a restraining order for violence, then the client used his one delay

Due to lack of a lawyer, than the lawyer pushed the hearing back 3 months, from September to December, then the lawyer dropped the client due to lack of payments, the client gets a new lawyer 3 weeks before the alimony hearing, can the case be pushed back again

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Nov 23, 2020

more info needed.

what state, county, court, judge?

but yes it is at the discretion of the judge...and with Covid, everything is up in the air.

hopefully, you have a lawyer who can fill the judge in on the past history.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for California on
Q: If I had a court order to pay child for my two children does my child support be reduced if I had another child?

If my financial situation has increased since the last court order, can I still have my child support reduce because of my new born?

Manuel Alzamora Juarez
Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Nov 16, 2020

The answer is maybe. It all depends if your financial situation has not change and you have an additional burden that was not taken into account before.but you must file a change in circumstances form . Best of luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Child Custody and Child Support for California on
Q: The Sonoma county Courthouse, Dale

The stress I’ve lawyer is needed at the Sonoma Count Courthouse, Dale. Can you help me?

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Nov 5, 2020

If you are trying to contact an attorney directly through this website, you are not. This is a public forum to ask questions. You need to phone the attorney at the number listed on their profile. Good luck.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for California on
Q: Brad, I am looking for some at the Sonoma Superior Courthouse Santa Rosa Ca. Please any name you can give me!

Sonoma County Courthouse Santa Rosa Ca

I need a few names or i am going to get rolled over by a bulldozer. Please help!

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Nov 5, 2020

If you are trying to contact an attorney directly through this website, you are not. This is a public forum to ask questions. You need to phone the attorney at the number listed on their profile. Good luck.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Child Support for California on
Q: Do I still have to pay my ex spouse child support, if the judge has given me temporary custody of my

child, due to my ex spouse currently being unstable and providing a hostile environment to our child?

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Nov 2, 2020

You should have asked the Judge this question when you got Temporary Custody as you describe. It would seem the logical answer is no, but not all family law is logical. You should discuss how to deal with this with a local family law attorney.

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Divorce for California on
Q: My 17 and a half year old daughter does not want to go back to live with her mother. Mom has 80% custody.

Mom has 80% custody and gets child support

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Oct 18, 2020

Maybe she should petition to become an emancipated minor?

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for California on
Q: How is back child support calculated? And how is the start date determined?

Married 8 years with 2 kids 11 and 7

Separated for the last 3 years.

We have a written mutually set amount of 1700/ month for Child support. Aug2017-oct2019 (letter, emails and bank statements as reference)

October of 2019 communication between us turned. child support... Read more »

Manuel Alzamora Juarez
Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Oct 15, 2020

Sometimes MSA's for child support work and sometimes it has serious consequences. In the case of retroactive child support, the courts look at date of separation and often to the date of request for orders. Your retroactivity, I have found to my chagrin begins from the date of request for... Read more »

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 Support, Divorce and Family Law for California on
Q: Can I pursue child support from a divorce in 1963? Our Divorce was done in Taylor county Abilene, Texas

Father never paid and I no longer have my divorce papers to see what was ordered. I have tried various public searches and still I'm unable to locate even the case #

Shawna Murray
Shawna Murray answered on Oct 11, 2020

You would need to seek the advice of an attorney in Texas, where the case was filed, for your answer.

3 Answers | Asked in Child Support and Estate Planning for California on
Q: Can you pay for child support from a trust where the child is the beneficiary?

My wife and I are recently divorced. Years prior to our divorce, we set up trusts for each our daughters. I am the trustee and my daughters are the beneficiaries of each of their trusts. The trusts own shares in a private company that may have a substantial liquidity event in the near future.... Read more »

Shawna Murray
Shawna Murray answered on Sep 27, 2020

It depends on the language of the trusts. You are going to need reread the trusts and consult with an estate planning attorney who can review them with you.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for California on
Q: Is my ex solely responsible for our minor kids' oop medical costs associated with expensive insurance HE insisted on?

My ex and I have 2 children, 16 y/o. Our divorce left me in terrible finances, while he continued earning more, well over 6 figures. I left a great career a few years ago due to my daughter's difficult medical diagnosis.

My income is so low i am on medi-cal, and since my children live... Read more »

Shawna Murray
Shawna Murray answered on Sep 27, 2020

You are responsible for uninsured medical costs based on what your court order says. The language varies from case to case. Usually there is language in the order stating that the healthcare coverage should be free of cost or at reasonable cost. It does not sound like the insurance he has provided... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Child Support, DUI / DWI and Family Law for California on
Q: My ex has 2 DUI from not long ago and i just filed for child support. He claims this will send him to jail, is this true

Our child is currently one and throughout this time the father only shows up to see him 2-3 times a month for about 15 minutes. The financial support is in the form of formula and diapers and almost always comes from the fathers dad. I filled for child support and he is claiming that due to his two... Read more »

Mr. Hudson Thomas Bair
Mr. Hudson Thomas Bair answered on Sep 22, 2020

I don't think he can go to jail if a family court orders child support. If he violates that order he could have additional problems, including loss of driving privilege. But, he can get the order modified if his income changes so it's really up to him to keep on top of the child support order.

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