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  • How do I win a custody case?

    My husband stole our son and I want him back

    Christopher’s Answer

    You will really want to be more specific to be able to get a helpful answer. If you have not already had a case before the court for Allocation of Parental Responsibilities, you will want to get that process started by filing a Petition for Allocation.

    There are alternative and more extreme measures that can be taken to have a child removed from one's care, but this is a very fact-specific analysis. In sum, I would want to know exactly what transpired before and after he obtained your son. to be able to give you a good answer to this question.

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  • Can I post my own bond?

    Hello, I've found my self in a bit of problematic situation. I was arrested for a dwi (did a blood test came back .11) I have a few questions here: A friend bailed me out but now wants me to turn myself in with the bondsman meaning they no longe...

    Christopher’s Answer

    Yes, you can in fact post the bond yourself. Particularly, if the person who bonded you out no longer wants to remain on the bond. Usually, you can bring cash or credit. However, if you bring cash, bring more than just the $1,500 as there may be a bond fee required on top of that.

    As Mr. Harkess stated, you cannot be convicted until you plead guilty, or are found guilty at trial. Moreover, there are additional considerations above and beyond what the number says on the blood test. If you hire an experienced DUI attorney, they will want to see the blood packet that comes along with that number and explore any issues that might have occurred during the testing of your blood, how the stop was conducted, roadsides, etc. This is too complicated a case to try to handle on your own, and highly recommend looking into hiring the best DUI attorney you can afford.

    Many of us here on Avvo offer free consultations and would be happy to sit down with you to discuss your case. Good luck.

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  • In a divorce, am in entitled to an inheritance of stock that pre-dated the marriage, but that turned into $ after the marriage?

    I inherited 6% of a company 24 years ago. That company was sold in 2008, resulting in a check written to me, that I put into our joint account. My husband told me this week that he wants a divorce. We have been married 13 years. Am I entitled to g...

    Christopher’s Answer

    The issue is whether the money is separate property or marital property. If it is classified as separate property, the other spouse is usually not entitled to any of the proceeds. In this situation, the inheritance of stock pre-dated the marriage, but that stock was liquidated and the money was then commingled with marital funds. Frankly, I would want more information before providing you an accurate response. As it stands, the answer is: maybe.

    You should consider sitting down with a family law attorney to discuss the issue and take advantage of the free consultations that many of us on Avvo offer. Good Luck!

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  • I want to file for divorce. We have 1 child together who is 2 years old. Do I file for custody 1st or divorce 1st?

    He is in a halfway house for violating his probation on a distribution conviction. He has said if I ever leave him he will do whatever it takes to get full custody of our son and make sure I never see him again. I need to know what I need to do to...

    Christopher’s Answer

    You will file a petition for dissolution of marriage with children. The issue of custody is part and parcel to the divorce. When deciding whether to grant you primary residential care of your child, the court will look at what is in the best interests of your child. You really should consider hiring an attorney to help you through this process.

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  • I currently live in CO can i relocate my son and I to California when I have a joint custody agreement?

    I recently married a man in the military and he has my son and i on his insurance benefits and can provide housing for us. I would like to relocate my son and I to California to where my husband is stationed. I discussed this with my sons dad who ...

    Christopher’s Answer

    Mr. Lewis is correct. You must file a motion to relocate with the courts. There are 21 different factors the courts will consider. This is not something you should undertake on your own. Take advantage of a free consultation that many of us offer and hire an attorney.

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  • If I took the appropriate actions for parenting time with my son. Dose that mean the state will inspect his hers and my life?

    My ex wife has been keeping my son from me. She thinks I'm a bad father. Yells at me and treats me bad in front of our son when i use to get him every other weekend. I also have e-mails from her that say how bad I am. My son yells at her when shes...

    Christopher’s Answer

    I agree with Mr. Harkess. If you have not had any formal action in the family courts, you should probably do so. Sit down with an attorney for a consultation to decide on the best possible way forward.

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  • Can my daughters father get custody with 2 DUIs?

    MY DAUGHTERS FATHER HAS BEEN IN ALASKA FOR A YEAR, WE LIVE IN COLORADO HE HAS ONLY SEEN HER TWICE SINCE SHE WAS BORN (4 MTHS). HE WAS INVOLVED IN DRUGS BUT NEVER GO CAUGHT WITH THEM. HE DID GET INTO TROUBLE FOR DUI. HE DOES SEND CHILD SUPPORT THOU...

    Christopher’s Answer

    The first question I would start with: have you ever been to court and had the court order a parenting plan and child support? If not, one of you will need to do so in order to get the "custody" issue formalized. I would suggest you give one of us a call for a free consultation to determine what is the proper route for you to take.

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  • How do I start a divorce when I am completely financially dependent oh the cheater?

    I am unemployed and he is cheating with many women. I am scared, because I have not even confronted him about this yet. I am afraid because I have no where to go, What do I do?

    Christopher’s Answer

    What you need to do is simply take advantage of a free consultation offered by many of us here on Avvo. There are methods through which you can file for divorce on your own, or have an attorney and ask the court for your husband to pay your attorney's fees.

    Moreover, you will want a temporary orders hearing to request the court keep the status quo, which, in your situation, might mean temporary maintenance payments and for him to continue paying the family bills so that you are not left destitute during the process of the divorce.

    Granted, all of these scenarios involve very specific questions of fact, and may or may not apply in your case. Your first step should be to consult with an attorney who can provide you guidance as to your situation. However, you should not feel like you are stuck with no recourse.

    I hope this helps!

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  • What steps need to be take to obtain child support?

    I am pregnant and the father does not want any responsibility for the child. I do not make enough money to support the both of us and will need the extra help. The father lives in a different state and will not return my phone calls to discuss the...

    Christopher’s Answer

    Mr. Harkess is absolutely correct. Get through your pregnancy and then initiate the paternity action in Colorado.

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  • I need to know how to take care of a federal warrant without ending up in jail. innocen, just a vindictive exes mother

    found out from a background check, lost job due to her pressing false charges trying to resolve without being arrested because i have a 9mo old daughter whose father is incapable of taking care of her can me and the father sign temporary custody ...

    Christopher’s Answer

    I agree with my colleague from Louisville. You need to contact one of us, here on Avvo, to deal with this as soon as possible. If you have an active warrant in Colorado State Courts, any police contact will likely end in your arrest.

    If you can get the case on the docket and appear, without being arrested, your chances of going to jail go down. Get an attorney before you go any further.

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