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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Texas on
Q: I need know the proper form to file a writ of Habeas corpus in Victoria Texas

I filed the writ of habeas corpus and the order the judge did not sign it said it wasn’t in the proper form

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jun 18, 2024

Assuming you are talking about a writ of habeas corpus to release an adult from jail as a result of a child support or child custody contempt proceeding, that would be Form 35-1 and 35-2 of the Texas Family Law Practice Manual.

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for California on
Q: Ex's attorney filed Prop FOAH without my knowledge and the Judge signed it.

We had hearing last week and the Court issued 4 page minute order regarding custody (very detailed) 2 days later. The judge ordered "The RP's counsel is to write Order after Hearing, serve it on the opposition for approval....etc". and I know the Court rule 5.125 and I was waiting... View More

Tobie B. Waxman
Tobie B. Waxman
answered on Jun 18, 2024

Immediately file an objection to the proposed FOAH and specify in your objection, the grounds for the objection. Be very clear. Attach a copy of the minute order to your objection (assuming the minute order is different from the proposed FOAH). Since the FOAH has already been signed by the... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for California on
Q: Ex's attorney filed Prop FOAH without my knowledge and the Judge signed it.

We had hearing last week and the Court issued 4 page minute order regarding custody (very detailed) 2 days later. The judge ordered "The RP's counsel is to write Order after Hearing, serve it on the opposition for approval....etc". and I know the Court rule 5.125 and I was waiting... View More

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answered on Jun 19, 2024

Based on the information you provided, it appears that your ex's attorney filed a Proposed Findings and Order After Hearing (FOAH) without your knowledge, and the judge signed it, even though the content of the proposed order was modified and differed from the court's minute order. In... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for North Carolina on
Q: If me and the father agree on a payment and terminate the court ordered child support, will they cut off my gvmnt assist

Me and the father have been speaking about maybe terminating court ordered child support but I was told they would take my Medicaid and food stamps for them as well and for me

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answered on Jun 18, 2024

It depends. I would contact my child support caseworker and my Medicaid and Food stamps workers and find out what the laws about this are in your jurisdiction. You could lose the benefits by stopping the child support so you need to find out what your workers say about it.

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for California on
Q: I would like to change my children's last name and file for sole custody due to parent abandonment.

The father is claiming he is homeless. I previously filed for child support and sole custody but I don't believe the filing was ever made official and put into effect. I would like to find out if proving parent abandonment automatically terminates the father's rights. I was previously... View More

Tobie B. Waxman
Tobie B. Waxman
answered on Jun 17, 2024

"I previously filed for child support and sole custody but I don't believe the filing was ever made official and put into effect" - filing a petition for custody and support, without filing anything else, will not result in you getting any court orders. Your case may still be open.... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for California on
Q: I would like to change my children's last name and file for sole custody due to parent abandonment.

The father is claiming he is homeless. I previously filed for child support and sole custody but I don't believe the filing was ever made official and put into effect. I would like to find out if proving parent abandonment automatically terminates the father's rights. I was previously... View More

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answered on Jun 17, 2024

In California, proving parental abandonment does not automatically terminate the father's parental rights. Termination of parental rights is a separate legal process from seeking sole custody and changing your children's last name. Here's some information on each of these matters:... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Child Support, Personal Injury and Family Law for Mississippi on
Q: How much will child support take out my personal injury settlement in Ms
Andrew Charles Burrell
Andrew Charles Burrell
answered on Jun 17, 2024

The answer is depends. First, how much are you getting in the settlement and how much do you owe in support. Based on the basic law in Mississippi, the DHS will want to recover as much as possible. If the child support lien can be fully satisfied while you still make any recovery, they will... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Divorce and Child Support for Michigan on
Q: Can a father take back a phone and watch that were Christmas gifts or file a stole property report?

What are the laws in Michigan about receiving gifts, then asking for it back and being threatened to file a police report that’s it’s stolen property? The kid is 18 and the father is enraged that I filed for a support review for my 14 year (it’s been 10 years since the last order, oldest... View More

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Jun 17, 2024

Generally, once a gift is given, it's the receiver's property. Unless the father has some evidence these items were stolen, he's risking filing a false police report - which is a crime itself - once the police investigate and find he actually gave those items and now just wants them back.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for California on
Q: Seeking Court Order for Child’s Screen Time and Sleep Schedule?

I am seeking advice on obtaining a court order for the following conditions concerning my 4-year-old autistic child due to concerns about my ex-spouse’s smartphone addiction. so, can I request these order below during the next RFOMOD custody hearing:

1) Limit exposure to mobile devices to... View More

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answered on Jun 17, 2024

In California, courts make decisions about child custody and visitation based on the best interests of the child. When a child has special needs, such as autism, the court will consider those needs when making orders.

To request the specific orders you mentioned during a Request for Order...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: How can I fire a lawyer he had not responded to me in one month? Any example letters? I paid 50% of a flat rate upfront.

The payment was in two more payments. However, after no progress on my case for a month I communicated that I need to know what work has been done on my case. The law firm then notified me that they had hired a fraudulent lawyer to work on my case that they now fired. However, when I asked for my... View More

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answered on Jun 17, 2024

You can terminate representation for any reason. It doesn't have to be fancy. You can just send an email saying "I no longer wish to work with you as my attorney. Please stop work on my case and I am hiring someone else. Thank you."

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for California on
Q: Court order for child's screen time/sleep due to co-parent's smartphone addiction?

We have 50/50 custody (3-4-4-3 schedule) of our 4-year-old child with my ex. I am deeply concerned about my ex's serious smartphone game addiction, which negatively impacts our child's sleep and overall well-being. Ex has promoted the child to play smartphone game for easier parenting for... View More

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answered on Jun 16, 2024

Under California law, the court's primary concern in child custody cases is the best interests of the child. This includes ensuring that the child has a safe, stable, and nurturing environment, which can be negatively impacted by excessive screen time or inadequate sleep.

While there...
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2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for California on
Q: Court order for child's screen time/sleep due to co-parent's smartphone addiction?

We have 50/50 custody (3-4-4-3 schedule) of our 4-year-old child with my ex. I am deeply concerned about my ex's serious smartphone game addiction, which negatively impacts our child's sleep and overall well-being. Ex has promoted the child to play smartphone game for easier parenting for... View More

Tobie B. Waxman
Tobie B. Waxman
answered on Jun 16, 2024

There is no "device" you can use to monitor the child's sleep. You can get court orders however regarding a 4-year-old's use of a smart phone all together, regarding bedtime, and regarding bedtime routines, and regarding time spent on the smart phone whether playing games or... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Support and Family Law for California on
Q: Is child care part of child support? Or is it considered an add on?

Ex feels he gives me more than he should. My son lives with me and his father picks him up for 3 weekends out of the month. He gives me $800 a month. Helps pay private school which we go half on. Has him under his health plan which I’m sure he pays about $360 a year for. He’s union. Our son is... View More

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answered on Jun 14, 2024

Under California law, child support typically includes basic living expenses for the child, such as food, clothing, and housing. However, child care costs, especially those necessary for the custodial parent to work, are considered an "add-on" expense. These add-on expenses are usually... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Georgia on
Q: do you know what form I would use for a motion for reconsideration in cherokee county ga? It is a civil/divorce/custody
Alake Colwell Furlow
Alake Colwell Furlow
answered on Jun 14, 2024

There's no form for that. That is a motion that has to be drafted, most of the time attorney's draft that motion. If you are not hiring an attorney you can google and see what examples you can find online. But the chances of a non-attorney getting a motion like that granted is very... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for California on
Q: If I don’t show up for my court ordered parenting pick up what will happen?

Unfortunately my child mother is a very petty individual. I gave her a month notice that I’m going on vacation dates and times and she’s basically telling me no you need to be here. Vice versa whenever she’s had a vacation, I’ve gladly taken the kids during my non-parenting time. She has... View More

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answered on Jun 13, 2024

Not showing up for a court-ordered parenting time exchange could have serious consequences under California law. Here are a few key points to consider:

1. Contempt of court: Failing to comply with a court order, including a parenting time schedule, can be considered contempt of court. This...
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1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for California on
Q: The petitioner wants to close a custody case that hasn't been decided due to stress does that stop child support?
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answered on Jun 13, 2024

Under California law, closing a custody case that hasn't been decided does not automatically stop child support obligations. Child support and child custody are separate legal issues, although they are often related.

Here are a few key points to consider:

1. Child support is a...
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2 Answers | Asked in Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for California on
Q: If my spouse didn’t respond after being served can I continue the process

What my next step if my spouse hasn’t responded to the divorce paperwork

Tobie B. Waxman
Tobie B. Waxman
answered on Jun 12, 2024

If it's been more than 30 days since spouse was served and he/she has not served or filed their response to the Petition, you can proceed with a Request to Enter Default. Once default has been entered you can proceed to the next step (financial disclosures), then to judgment (unless trial is... View More

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for California on
Q: If my spouse didn’t respond after being served can I continue the process

What my next step if my spouse hasn’t responded to the divorce paperwork

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answered on Jun 12, 2024

If your spouse has not responded to the divorce petition after being properly served, you can proceed with a default divorce in California. Here are the steps you should follow:

1. Wait for the response period to end: In California, your spouse has 30 days to respond after being served if...
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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for California on
Q: Respondent filed amended responsive decl just 4 days before the hearing?

This is divorce case. I filed Motion to Set aside in Feb, and Respondent filed responsive declaration in March and I filed my reply in May. I believe I rebut RP's decl effectively, however, RP suddenly filed an amended responsive decl just 4 days before the hearing. RP removed all allegations... View More

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answered on Jun 7, 2024

In a California divorce case, if the Respondent filed an amended responsive declaration just 4 days before the hearing, it may be considered improper and unfair to you, the moving party. This is because the Respondent's amended declaration, which effectively serves as a reply to your reply,... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for California on
Q: Under Ca law must a parent still pay support for an adult child with disabilities if that adult child moves out of state
Tobie B. Waxman
Tobie B. Waxman
answered on Jun 6, 2024

Whether or not a parent must pay support for an adult child depends entirely on what your court orders say. If there is no court order extending support for the minor past his/her reaching the age of majority and graduating from high school, then there is no legal obligation to pay support

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