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David C Blum

Salt Lake City Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

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  1. Should I have an attorney to represent me in an order to show cause hearing?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Gregory William Schulz
    2. David C Blum
    3. Samuel Cohen
    4. Tregg Robert Lunn
    5. Pearlette Vivian Toussant
    5 lawyer answers

    I think I would have to know more before I answered this question. For example, if the claim is that you did not pay a bill, but you have a copy of the check (or credit card receipt), why would you need to pay an attorney to defend against that claim? However, if the issues are more complex, then taking an attorney would be a good idea. While it may be a cost you wish to avoid, it would be better than eternally dealing with the Courts.

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  2. Can the father file for custody after not being involved for the first 6 months of my child's life?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. David C Blum
    2. Lee Alan Thompson
    2 lawyer answers

    He can always file for custody; however, the better question is whether he would receive it, and that question has too many variables to try and answer in a forum.

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  3. How long can it take for a state court to rule on a motion to dismiss?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. David C Blum
    2. Alan James Brinkmeier
    2 lawyer answers

    No, that would be unusual. However, you will want to make sure that your motion has been submitted for decision. That may be the problem. If it has been submitted for decision, then I would have your attorney call to find out the status on the motion.

  4. My teens are in PA with mom. There are drug issues, of which the mother was aware of. She is not upholding custody agreements.

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. David C Blum
    1 lawyer answer

    You will need to modify your current decree and if you think the issues are severe enough, you can ask the Court for a Temporary Restraining Order to prevent them from going back.