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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Tax Law and Child Support for California on
Q: I paid 2,100 for my son's field trip to washington dc before corna, but they only gave a refund for 1,800 (late corna).

I paid 2,100 for my son's washington dc trip which was before corona started, but they only gave me a refund of 1,800 which was 300 less than what i even paid and said its for the processing fee??? Can i sue them?

Scott Richard Kaufman
Scott Richard Kaufman answered on Jul 25, 2021

Sure, why not?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for California on
Q: Do I have to take my child home to their mom if I have to pay child support- Does it establish custody?

I am paying child support and have been considered present less that 10% of the time. However, my child’s mother does not want to give my child to me. She only drops her off when convenient and will not give her to me even on my days off. Instead she drops them off at a caretaker and says my... Read more »

Tobie Brina Waxman
Tobie Brina Waxman answered on Jul 19, 2021

Sounds like you are paying support without any enforceable court orders regarding custody. If you want custodial time with your child, you need to petition the court for those orders. Otherwise, Mom can pretty much do whatever she wants.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Civil Rights for California on
Q: My 6year old child's father has had no contact entire life + no custody order exists. Never married wont give him back

Recently my sons father contacted me for the first time after not having heard a word from him three years and wanted to see my son. Prior to this he had only seen him twice when my son was three and then went to prison for two years. Legal paternity has not been established nor is his name on my... Read more »

Tobie Brina Waxman
Tobie Brina Waxman answered on Jun 20, 2021

You open with saying that no custody orders exist. If no custody orders exist then what the father is doing is not in violation of any court orders. That's why the police can't help you. File a parentage action and ask for sole legal and physical custody. Concurrently with your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: 2021-Can child support be stopped if the fathers is incarceration for domestic violence against the non custodial paren?

I was told my a child support DA that bill is no longer in effect. However...I am reading different through research.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on May 26, 2021

this is not so much a criminal/domestic violence question as it is a Family Law issue.

maybe repost with family law attorneys.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for California on
Q: To petition for a change of custody in Plumas County after a ruling has been made previously, what forms do you file?

A default judgement was granted due to failure to appear and other extenuating circumstances. Children are still in my custody 50% of the time with me providing monetary support for them as well. Their mother insists on creating a permanent schedule though I currently have no legal right to the... Read more »

Jackie Marie Howard
Jackie Marie Howard answered on May 20, 2021

The issues you are dealing with have important consequences to you and your children. Seek experienced counsel to assist you.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Arbitration / Mediation Law, Child Custody and Child Support for California on
Q: My partners ex wife is abusive and not doing whats best for their children and attacking mine.. what can I do??

Unsanitary living situation

Child neglected and used as pawns

Threatening texts,phone calls and emails. History in van nuys court house

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Mar 19, 2021

You can certainly get a restraining order against her as to your children. Suggest you consult with a local family law attorney ASAP.

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1 Answer | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law, Child Custody, Child Support and Family Law for California on
Q: What happens if a mediator sends your documents of your visitation custody agreements to a third party, someone’s email

Someone received the email and notified me that they got sent my private documents

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Mar 19, 2021

Possible violation of your right of privacy by the mediator. Court appointed mediator? You need to report this to the Court it is a big deal.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for California on
Q: My ex collects cs from me..she doesnt need it. She makes more than me now. We also have joint custody. How can I lowerc
Anie N. Akbarian
Anie N. Akbarian answered on Mar 14, 2021

Under the Family Code, child support is determined based on the parents' income, percentage of time with each parent and certain deductions which are allowed in calculating the amount of child support. If you have a previous child support order and there are change of income and/or custodial... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Domestic Violence and Criminal Law for California on
Q: If female rapes male (either while he sleeps or is awake), & she gets pregnant, could he b required 2 pay child support?

By that, I mean by Federal law, any possible state law, and California law.

David Michael Lehr
David Michael Lehr answered on Mar 9, 2021

Did the male report the "rape" immediately?

If not, the law favors the child being cared for more than it cares about the details of the act of procreation.

2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law and Child Support for California on
Q: Do I have to give back property that has been quit claimed to me?

My ex husband quit claimed a piece of property to me 10 years ago. The agreement was that he would continue to pay the taxes in my name as he was going to keep the rental income. I just got a letter from his attorney stating that I need to give the property back now. She stated that I was his... Read more »

John T. Kontrabecki
John T. Kontrabecki answered on Mar 1, 2021

This is a potentially messy one. The first question I need to ask is what is the reason he will say he transferred the title to you? You write that he stated on the top of the deed "In dissolution of our marriage." This looks like a property settlement as a result of a divorce. If... Read more »

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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.

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