If one is attempting to escape and emotionally abusive and manipulative household with parents who refuse to admit they are abusive, what would happen if they are 17? These parents are great liars and it seems the family is perfect from the outside but all 3 children have depression, anxiety and... Read more »
Sorry to hear about your family situation. This is not how families should work things out. There is a process called the emancipation of a minor, found in the Cal. Family Code. There is a manual you can review located at: https://www.courts.ca.gov/documents/emancipation_manual.pdf It may...Read more »
My ex and I have custody agreement however he told us last night that he had to be tested for COVID and is currently exhibiting symptoms. I have expressed my concern and that I think he needs to wait at least until he is symptom free before being around our children to be cautious and prevent... Read more »
He got tested. I would expect a responsible parent would not expose his children in the event he tests positive -- whether he tells you the test results or not. In fact, I believe we have all been told that if anyone tests positive for Covid-19 that they should quarantine and isolate themselves...Read more »
My 7 year old daughter lives with her mom in CA. I live across the country. We have a custody arrangement in place, but as far as visitation, the judge never issued a concrete order for exact visitation dates when we divorced. He hoped we'd "come to an agreement." So each year we... Read more »
Hello, I'm sorry you are having this issue. It is heartbreaking when you feel a lack of control over when you can see your child. The California courts are taking the pandemic very seriously. However, generally speaking, the courts are not viewing Covid-19 as a reason to pause visitation...Read more »
I haven't been feeling well so i called both courts a day before. They both told me not to appear but to call the next morning. I did and one judge granted me a continuance and the other said too bad you didnt show up so we made judgement without you. I dont see how this is fair at all.
Sorry to hear you had this problem. Scheduling is a problem now and many courts are using Court Call- a service that allows you to appear on certain matters by phone, but not if your testimony is going to be taken. You might want to file a "Motion for reconsideration." with your...Read more »
Both father and mother must take good care of the child, including the health of the child. However children get sick all the time for different reasons. They get colds, they get the flu, they fall and skin their knees. Does that mean the parent is a bad parent? No. So just because your son...Read more »
My parents claimed to have filed a DV report against me for my daughter but I haven’t got anything It’s been 2 months they refuse to let me see the papers or anything , and they’re refusing to let me pick her up, I have full custody. They have threatened to call the cops. Can I still pick... Read more »
You can NOT pick her up IF the court order says you can't, but the problem is you don't know until you read it. So to read it, you need to see a copy. Ask your parents to send you an email with the order attached. Ask them for the name and phone of their lawyer and call the attorney...Read more »
Ask your parents for a copy of the papers. You are required to be served with the papers before the court order is effective. If they continue to refuse, ask them for the name of their attorney and phone. Call the attorney and go get a copy. If they don't have an attorney, or even if they...Read more »
The short answer is: You need a court order. If you already have a court case with the person in prison, such as a divorce or paternity case, you might be able to ask for the birth certificate to be changed in that case. If you are not married to the person in prison, you would file a paternity...Read more »
It is a paternity action. I’ve reached out the other LSR attorney in three different occasions requesting a copy of form that was filed with court but no response. According to the clerk’s court representative. Both parties are pro per. They were showing that my last attorney subbed out prior... Read more »
The form FL-950, Notice of Limited Scope Representation, or LSR, is filed with the Court and a copy served on the other side of the case, to notify the judge and the other side that the attorney is only representing a person at a particular hearing or to do some other limited task. Yes, the...Read more »
We have joint legal custody and I am now interested in applying for a passport for our child however , passport issuance Never came up our joint legal states we need to agree upon school, doctors, extracurricular activies and reglious services
Joint legal custody also applies to applying for a passport. The passport form itself is going to ask about the parents of a child. If you believe that the other parent will not agree to a passport for a child, you still must go through the steps of asking for his or her cooperation. Don't...Read more »
I am recognized as my kids custodial parent through child support. They have resided with me their whole life even after their father abandoned us for another family he had hidden from us. The past 3 summers we agreed he would take them from june til august and bring them back before school started... Read more »
The time line here is not at all clear. He never brought them back since when? Do you mean that he did not return them after last summer's visit? i.e. you have not had custody of your children since August 2019? It also sounds like although you and the other parent may have some kind of...Read more »
You are asking: "What is the protocol?" The word protocol means: "The official procedure or system of rules governing affairs of state or diplomatic occasions." So basically you want to know: "What are the rules?"
Child Protective Services will do an investigation and either return the child to the parent or send the case to the Juvenile Court. In the Juvenile Court each parent and the child get his or her own attorney. Usually there are several hearings. Often the judge will order one or both parents to...Read more »
There is a private residence that is co-owned by two owners. The private residence is being sold and a real estate agent is coming with potential buyers to view the home. I do not want them in the property due to COVID-19, risking contamination, and breach of peace. Owner 1 gives the go-ahead for... Read more »
In general if Owner 1 has equal right and control to the property as Owner 2, Owner 1 can allow the real estate agent and potential buyers to view the home. Real estate viewings were allowed to continue in CA even during the pandemic (unless a local ordinance ordered otherwise). Best practices for...Read more »
I have a peaceful contact with my baby's dad but I live at my mom's house and we have an open dcf case, our restraining order was changed to peaceful contact because of our dcf case and his last/recent arrest,he was released and recently he passed by in a car and yelled my name my mom... Read more »
What will most likely happens to the baby's dad, will be up to the police and the district attorney. When a restraining order is first issued no crime has been committed. However after the baby's dad has been served with the restraining order and then he violates it, then a crime has...Read more »
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