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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for California on
Q: Dad tested positive for COVID. My daughter is negative. We are 50/50. He wont negotiate his time. What can I do?

We are one week on/off. He wants to pick her up even though his whole household tested positive. She is negative and I don’t want her to get sick. I told him I would give him back his time or use vacation days while I have her till his family gets a negative Covid test. He won’t have any of it... Read more »

Paramprit Bindra
Paramprit Bindra
answered on Aug 5, 2021

1. Try talking to the father again.

2. You may file a Request for Temporary Emergency (EX Parte) Orders and ask that no visitation to Father.

3. Depending on which county you live in you may consider filing a good cause report, but usually filing one requires immediate threat of...
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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: who can help me fill out child support papers filed against me.
Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on Aug 30, 2020

You can hire an attorney or do it yourself. The courts had a "self help" office that could assist you before Covid, I do not know if they have re-opened after the court closures last March. The Government does not provide you with a free attorney except in the case where your liberty is... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for California on
Q: Where do I go to get help filling out a child support response if the help centers are closed?

What happens if I don’t get help

Filling out the response before court? I have court in about a week and still haven’t responded. I was served back in February but because of the pandemic it’s been pushed until next week. The petitioner submitted pay stubs for December of 2019 and... Read more »

Chris M. Bradford
Chris M. Bradford
answered on Jul 15, 2020

Call the Self-Help Centers. Many are answering questions and helping people fill out forms on the phone, even though their offices are closed. If you haven't filled out your papers before the court date, be sure to go to the court hearing and ask the judge for more time, explaining why you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for California on
Q: I was served an order to pay child support on a child, but my child lives with me

Yesterday was her with in order to pay child support it's dated November 13th when she filed but my son has lived with me since around halloween 2019. It wasnt planned for him to move in with me. I normally had him friday, saturday sunday, and would drop him off at school moday morning. My... Read more »

Chris M. Bradford
Chris M. Bradford
answered on Jul 7, 2020

If you were served with an order to pay child support, it could be a form from Child Support Services, or an order from the child support court, or it could be a document called Findings and Order After Hearing from the family law court, or it could be an Income Withholding Order, form FL-195, or... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for California on
Q: How to respond to (petioners) RFO orders Ex- Parte Notice late notice via email sent by his attorney to me (respondent).

this is a family custody visitation/ sole and physical custody battle on going for 3 years. Minors counsel also involved.

Chris M. Bradford
Chris M. Bradford
answered on Jul 1, 2020

The short answer is: SHOW UP IN COURT at the time and place given to you in the notice. If the time and place are set for tomorrow, go to that courtroom tomorrow at the time given in the notice. There is nothing else you need to do to respond. When you get to the hearing the attorney on the... Read more »

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