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Charles Berg Bauer

Boise Child Custody Lawyer.

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  1. Does registering a Washington custody order and divorce in Idaho preclude a contempt proceeding in Washington?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Charles Berg Bauer
    2. Lauren E. McConnell
    3. Andrew Y. Kim
    3 lawyer answers

    "Registering" a Child Custody or Support Order from another state, with a court in Idaho is a process that is available to essentially make the other state's Order into an "Idaho Order." That's all it does---it does NOT automatically do anything to the other state's case or the order entered in the other state. So your ex is not automatically prevented from doing anything. HOWEVER, depending on the underlying reasons for your decision to register the case in Idaho, you may have an argument...

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  2. S5000 retainer for Seattle divorce \ family law attorney: too much?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Jacqueline Porter
    2. Deborah B Josephson
    3. Elizabeth F Buie
    4. Charles Berg Bauer
    5. Thuong-Tri Nguyen
    6. ···
    8 lawyer answers

    Price-shopping for some things in life can work well. "Never pay retail" is some people's mantra about everything. But price shopping for a divorce lawyer? Absolute worst thing you can do. Talk to one or two people you respect, who have been through a divorce, and ask them if they would judge an attorney by the lowest retainer? They will tell you (probably) that they found a low-down-payment attorney, and have regretted it for the rest of their lives. Here's a tip---If you have a...

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  3. How to know if atty is experienced in winning custody disputes? I am looking for a "GREAT" custody atty.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Edna Carroll Straus
    2. Michael John Harrington
    3. Charles Berg Bauer
    4. Margaret Davalene Wilson
    5. Barry Franklin Poulson
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    I agree fully with all that's been said by the attorneys above, and although I'm not a California attorney, this is an excellent question which people all over the country often ask. I would respectfully like to add an idea I've suggested to many people over the years. Call an experienced attorney's office, or ask a friend for the name of an attorney, who does NOT do family law, and ask them who THEY would hire if their child were being abused, or if their wife (or husband) had an affair....

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  4. If I have joint legal custody of my children?

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Charles Berg Bauer
    2. Johnny Quitman Rasberry Jr.
    2 lawyer answers

    Our legal system provides a way to create enforceable Court orders when parents cannot agree on how to share a child's care and responsibility, and that is the only way to create something that is 'enforceable.' Text messages or verbal agreements don't create something enforceable, unless or until submitted to a count in the proper way and according to the applicable rules which govern cases. So, speaking with an experienced family law attorney about your questions is the best first step you...

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  5. Is there any recourse from a friend that stole $1500 from me and paid back child support?

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Charles Berg Bauer
    2. Lauren E. McConnell
    3. Tony Anthony
    3 lawyer answers

    In Idaho, every County has a "Small Claims" department at the local county courthouse which is designed to operate entirely without attorneys (just the individual parties and the judge, like on TV)---you file your claim with the Court Clerk, and the papers are then served on the opposing party, and you are given a date to appear at court to ask for entry of a Court order. Your claim against your friend for repayment of what he owes you is just the type of situation that Small Claims is...

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  6. Can my ex wife who is remarried sue me if I don't pay for a new car four years after our divorce?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Charles Berg Bauer
    2. Ronald Robert Shepherd
    3. Andrew Y. Kim
    4. David P. Senkel
    4 lawyer answers

    I agree with Ron, but would also add that when an individual resorts to threats and physical intimidation, it's usually because they DO NOT have a legal basis for what they want, and so they resort to such manipulative tactics in an effort to get what they want. A divorce terminates your legal relationship with this person, and you have no lawful obligations to the person other than what is stated in your divorce, and in your case, there are zero obligations, apparently, since you have no...

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  7. Conference hearing about a petition to modify child support, visitation, and custody order. What do i need to do to prepare???

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Charles Berg Bauer
    2. John Robert Kormanik
    2 lawyer answers

    It appears that your question may have been cut off or perhaps the computer you were using did not properly transmit some of the information. From what you wrote, you appear to have a hearing scheduled with a court on a change in custody, support, and visitation. If you have no attorney representing you, I urge you to IMMEDIATELY search for and call a family law attorney in your area, to at least get a consultation about what you are facing, and what you can or should do. There is really no...

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  8. What right does my late father's girlfriend of more than 20years have to his RDP house

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Charles Berg Bauer
    1 lawyer answer

    On the information you have provided, the situation could involve Idaho's "common law" marriage statute, which was in effect prior to 1996. If a couple lived together (and had a child) prior to 1996, it's very possible they were "common law" married, if they "held themselves out" as husband and wife, which means essentially allowing other folks to believe they were married. If, under the law as it was before 1966, the "girlfriend" was legally his wife, she could make a claim against the...

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  9. What are the legal aspects of cohabitation with a male friend in a non-intimate relationship?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Ruth Emily Vogel
    2. Charles Berg Bauer
    3. Deborah B Josephson
    4. George Alan Steele
    4 lawyer answers

    Possibly an easier way to understand the nature of your relationship with this gentleman is simply to state that you are his landlady, and he is your tenant. The fact that the space he rents is living space which you also occupy makes no difference. I would also suggest some sort of simple agreement to clarify the nature of the arrangement, as the other answer suggests. Yes, it is often the case that such arrangements can become difficult because of the close proximity you have to each...

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  10. Do I need to get rid of my firearms with a temporary ex-parte protection order based on false claims?

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Charles Berg Bauer
    1 lawyer answer

    An ex parte protection order is only valid for 14 days, until a hearing is held, and does not trigger the restrictions of federal law unless it is extended after a full hearing where you have the opportunity to present your side of the story. The restrictions will apply if the DVPO is entered after a hearing but from your question it appears the hearing hasn't occurred yet. You must talk to an experienced family law attorney if you can so that you are prepared to present your evidence at...

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