If by “obtain a lawyer from the judge” you are wondering if the court would appoint a free lawyer to you, unfortunately, you are out of luck. You only have a right to a free attorney in some criminal cases. You can try contacting local legal aid groups to ask if they will take your case. The...Read more »
Not unless you file a petition to become emancipated. If your parents do not consent to your emancipation after you turn 14, then you must file a petition with the court in the county where you live (in your case that would be Los Angeles County Superior Court). You can learn all about this by...Read more »
I am sorry to hear about your difficulties. You will need to file a Request for Order (form FL-300) to request a modification to the current child custody order. I highly recommend that you consult with an attorney to discuss the current situation. Share the current court order with the attorney so...Read more »
In California, as a general rule, all community property is divided equally between the spouses. Community property is all property acquired during marriage, with a few exceptions for gifts and inheritances. After 32 years of marriage, you and your spouse may have savings, retirement accounts, a...Read more »
No one has tested this yet, so it is not clear and no opinions you get here should be relied upon to delay your filing of your claims in Court. The tolling (suspending) of the SOL due to CV 19 basically suspends the SOL for the months of the tolling period, which are set forth in the Order. So...Read more »
Married 16 years and divorced for almost 6 years. Except for active duty from 2002-2012, I have only worked contract/temp jobs. Beginning in 2014, I was forced to support her even though I was already a disabled Vet. In 2016, due to severe pain in my feet and back, I filed a motion for... Read more »
Generally speaking, if the correct wording is in the Judgment for non-modifiable support, it is non-modifiable. However, in your case, you have had an unanticipated and serious change of circumstances that would make you unable to pay the support ordered and she is in a far superior earning...Read more »
My VA Disability has been used as "income" in calculating alimony due to my ex-wife, but I cannot find a California Family Code that specifically mentions that VA Disability can be used in the computation of income. I have found other codes that mention "income" (which... Read more »
Authority is not found in the Family Code. The Uniformed Services Former Spouses' Protection Act, found at 10 U.S.C. §1408 – exempts VA disability payments from division upon divorce. The provisions of Title 38 make it clear however, that Congress intended that VA benefits may be...Read more »
Interesting. Which law applies, CA or AR? In CA you would only have to notify the person that you were recording: "this call is being recorded for training purposes." Cannot say for AR. Essentially this is considered "wiretap". You can stop the recording by hanging up. Could...Read more »
How could I find legal advice before I hire a lawyer to be certain have a child support issue and don’t know if I need n attorney but would feel more secure with one or don’t know if I need one at all never knew I had a child and now 3 years later getting me for child support what should I do
What do I do and if it is mine and I come to an agreement with the other parent could I avoid the child support and work out an agreement that’s set by the court or I could avoid the court completely I’m in California in The Weeknd today nothings open and I received the packet asking for my... Read more »
In California, it is the responsibility of both parents to financially support their children. It sounds like you received a packet from Child Support Services. It is very important that you respond immediately by hiring an attorney to help you respond. The attorney can further advise you about a...Read more »
If you are off the grid, why would you have to go to the police to ask permission to live with a family friend, or anywhere? I am assuming that you are still under 18. You can file a petition for emancipation before you are 18 that would give you the right to live away from your parents. You can...Read more »
i (mother) have the primary custody my ex-bf lives in Las Vegas and he has every first weekend of each month in Las Vegas and visitation in LA every 3rd and 5th weekend of each month plus equally sharing vacations, holidays etc in Las Vegas/LA Written in our court order.I always drop off our Son in... Read more »
If you would like to change a child custody order, you will need to file a Request for Order on Forms FL-300 & FL-311 plus you must a detailed declaration that can be prepared on Form MC-031. I advise you to consult with an attorney, but if you cannot afford to do that, you should ask if your...Read more »
Our divorce is finalized plus there is an active restraining order protecting me and my daughter from my exhusband. I was awarded sole physical and legal custody. He has not contacted or provided child support for over 2 years. Will other states honor this restraining order?
Generally speaking, other states will honor the restraining order but each state varies on how to get the order registered in its system and so on. You should consult with an attorney in the state that you are considering relocating to, prior to leaving California.
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Child, age 4, was involved in DV incident a week ago in front of parents and my son, father of child, said hurtful comments to him, “ I never wanted you/ be a father, wished mother of child would have had an... Read more »
Per our custody agreement, my ex husband and I both receive 2 one week vacations a year with our daughter. Because we have not been able to travel recently, I am trying to plan a safe secluded getaway with my daughter and my parents for Thanksgiving break (not flying, but still driving 6 hours away... Read more »
My husband has been going to school getting his degree and climbing the latter in rank with the army national guard. I have been home raising the kids which has left me with no type of income. He is aggressive and has a temper. I no longer feel safe with me and my children in the home. I'm... Read more »
Hi. I am not a family law attorney, but IMO you need to protect yourself and your children from someone aggressive with a temper, before there is violence. Contact a family law attorney in your area right away. There may be local shelters for you to take your kids to. Spousal abuse can take...Read more »
Generally, if I am understanding your situation you may need to ask the court for an ex parte custody order. If you are in California the form is fl-300. Again, you have not been clear as to your situation. Nothing I am telling you is intended to be legal advice. You may need to talk to a family...Read more »
My ex-husband wants to take our children to Mexico. He doesn't have a passport and he doesn't have any documentation for our children. Also, he moved to Arizona from Georgia when he was arrested without letting the courts know.
The answer depends on what your parenting/custody agreement says. Some parents include provisions that prohibit moving the children from the state but others allow children to travel anywhere with the parent. However, "traveling" is not the same as "moving" and most parenting...Read more »
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