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April D Jones

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  • What happens if dad isnt following court orders??

    my daughters father is scheduled for a sat or sunday visitation w my daughter, for 3 mnths for 8 hrs, after a couple months its 10 hrs, but after that it is sleeping over friday night to sat afternoon. i dnt think its fair because he isnt followin...

    April’s Answer

    You say you have court orders which suggests the court already made a determination as to what is in the best interest of your daughter which included having time with her father though limited. I am not sure what you mean when you say he is not supportive... Financially or emotionally or...? If you are referring to child support, you cannot withhold parenting as a penalty for not paying child support, that would mean you were violating court orders. It sounds like your child is young which means you have a long way to go, perhaps a parenting/ communication class would help. Talk to an attorney about your options and the actual facts of your situation.

    Good luck.

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    April Jones
    Attorney Since 1991

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  • Reaching an agreement before temp orders

    If two parties reach an agreement before a temporary orders hearing (paternity/parental responsibilites), do they still have to go to the hearing or is there a motion or statement that can be filed saying that we wish to drop all matters??

    April’s Answer

    You may be able to file the agreed upon stipulation within enough time for the court to rule and vacate the TOH prior to the hearing. However call the court and speak to the clerk to see if they will vacate the hearing if you have a full agreement. In the alternative you can bring the stip to court and have a brief hearing.

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    April Jones
    Attorney Since 1991

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  • What is the next step?

    Back in 2008, I went through a divorce. I got a lawyer. He drew up an agreement. My ex-was served. We went to a mediation session. Lawyer drew up an agreement. It was filed and signed by judge. then I stopped communciation with my lawyer. He ha...

    April’s Answer

    It sounds like your case was left incomplete and therefore was dismissed. If this is the case you will need to file again but if you have a full and complete agreement the process will be simplified. Meet with an attorney to start and complete the process.

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  • It's been almost a year since my parents have been waiting for the acceptance from my grandparents file. How much longer?

    I want to file for my parents but they are waiting for my grandparents acceptance to go through. Its been almost a year and my grandpa is a us citizen..I am now 21 and want to file? They were told to wait for my grandparents acceptance so that the...

    April’s Answer

    This sounds like an immigration question. You direct the question to the immigration section of AVVO.

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    April Jones
    Attorney Since 1991

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  • Can the female parent leave the state of California with the child and have the thought of not returning to california?

    Marrage problems between the childs parents. She wants to return to Texas with the child at first as a visit for sisters graduation. Now she informs the husband, that she does not know if she will return to california.

    April’s Answer

    One option is that he can file for divorce and the court will require the child to be returned to the state. Mother can then petition the court to allow her to move away. Husband would argue against it and the court would decide based on many factors. He should contact an attorney NOW.

    Note, the rules are the same regardless of the gender of the parent.

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    April Jones
    Attorney Since 1991

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  • Please help me, I need a lawyer for my divorce. My husband is an attorney. I've worked part-time, off for injury.

    On second attorney now. I 'm running out of money. I need a pro bono attorney. someone who will fight for me. Everyone is standing up for my husband. I am barely making ends met. I just received a order for temporary support, the number are based ...

    April’s Answer

    You should look for an attorney willing to help get an attorneys fee award if this is possible on your fact pattern. Act quickly.

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  • What boxes do I check on the FL 170

    Both parties agree on all issues and would like this process to go as smooth as possible. We have already filled for the default and would like finish things off. Question 4, question 5, and question 6 are a bit confusing.

    April’s Answer

    I agree with my colleague. I suggest you have your paper work reviewed by an attorney to make sure you have a clear understanding of what you are preparing and filing.

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  • Is Medi-Cal and/or Food Stamps considered public assistance on a signed divorce judgment?

    My husband and I are doing a signed divorce judgment. I will be getting sole custody and he will have visitations. I am receiving Medi-Cal and food stamps (SNAP). My husband is also receiving food stamps. I need to know if I mark that my husband a...

    April’s Answer

    Yes.

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  • Planning on leaving my husband, and i want to move out of state with our son

    My husband and I been married for almost 10yrs. We have 1 child together. Im planning on leaving him and obviously will be taking our son with me. Can I legally take our son out of state?

    April’s Answer

    I agree with my colleagues. If you move out of state, he can file for divorce in CA and the court would order the child returned. Filing here and requesting to move away may be your better bet.

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  • How to appeal the mediators recomendations?

    me and my fiance are in a custody battle with his ex who is requesting soul custody. we are requesting 50/50 her concerns with him having 50/50 are that she wont recieve child support anymore and that was it we have far more concerns with the chil...

    April’s Answer

    At the hearing you can argue your case. You will need to be prepared and persuasive. You should consult an attorney to either represent you or assist you in preparing.

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