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April D Jones

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  • Many issues related to parenting time with mother. How to address?

    Mother and I now share joint legal and physical custody with her having weekend parenting time and week long visits during breaks contingent on her acquiring her own place. The first weekend she had the children (5/11/12-5/13/12) she left the chil...

    April’s Answer

    I agree with my colleagues. It seems there are facts that we are not aware of which resulted in the judges' orders. You should consult an attorney right away.

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  • Can the respondent miss the filing deadline and then file for a new case in a divorce in ca

    My ex didnt pay her filing fees and her papers were removed now she has filed a new case on the day we were susposed to be in court

    April’s Answer

    When her first case was dismissed, she became able to refile.

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  • If you are married here in CA (church & civil) can you get legally married in another country (Guatemala)?

    If you are married here in CA (church & civil) can you get legally married in another country (Guatemala)? Were married both in CA and Guatemala in 1988. Kids are all grown up well over 18 and spouse has had business for 10 years.

    April’s Answer

    I can't tell from your question if you are talking about marrying the same spouse multiple times, if that is the case, then yes you can do so. You can not be married to 2 different people at the same time.

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  • Will my separate maintenance agreement be superseded by a foreign divorce decree?

    If I get a divorce in my wife's country (Australia), will the new terms of the divorce decree replace the old agreements? We already have a separate maintenance agreement plus domestic relations order to divide my military pension and pay spousal/...

    April’s Answer

    You should definitely consult a lawyer in Australia.

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  • Can my husband file a divorce in two states at the same time?

    my husband filed for divorce in Tx when he lived there that filing is still pending and I have been responding to it. Now I found out he has come to CA and filed another divorce filing here neather filing shows knowlege of the other. Is that 1. ...

    April’s Answer

    I agree with the other answer. You should speak with an attorney in both states about your options.

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  • What are my sons rights as a father ?

    My son is 18 years old his girlfriend is 17 and is 7 mos. pregeant. My son has been apart of this pregency this whole time now his girlfriend mom is saying that he can't see her or the baby that he would have to take his girlfriends mom to court w...

    April’s Answer

    You should speak with an attorney about filing a paternity action.

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  • Can I take my child out of state for my wedding?

    I am the mother of a 3 year old son, getting married in September. I have sole physical and joint legal custody of my son. We are planning to get married in Maine, and he refuses to give permission. There isn't anything arguable about safety, or t...

    April’s Answer

    File an OSC right away. Seek legal counsel if you need to.

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  • My daughters dad and i have orders through the court regarding our daughter. i have sole custody and he has visitations.

    he has recently been incarcerated in the county jail, do i still need to take my daughter to see him for visits? i do not want to be in trouble for not taking her, but id rather not take her to see him while he is in jail

    April’s Answer

    With respect to getting "in trouble", in order for you to be found in contempt you have to specifically violate the pertinent order. In this case, read the exact wording of the court order... Do the court orders require you to provide all of the transportation, I assume not. Is he supposed to pick the child up from school or daycare or your home for example, if so he is not going to be able to comply with a condition of his parenting time. If he incarcerated and this was not anticipated at the time the orders were drafted, is unlikely that the court orders were written in a way that would specifically require you to take your child to and from jail but you should consult an attorney right away in order to be sure.

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    April Jones
    Attorney Since 1991

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  • Whats my rights as a father of a newborn

    Tje mother will not let me have over night vists of my newborn baby

    April’s Answer

    You need to file a paternity action. Get an attorney to help you.

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  • Does he go to court

    I have a friend were his ex girlfriend and him have a two year old baby, they are no longer together, every month she ask him for money around 500 to 1000 Dollors. He only sees his baby three times a week and if he doesn't pay her what she wants s...

    April’s Answer

    He needs to file a paternity action. Child support and parenting time are viewed separately by the court and if he had court orders she could not withhold the child based on whether or not his child support was paid and also his support would be for a fixed court ordered amount.

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