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Talitha Davies Wegner

Los Angeles Child Custody Lawyer.

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  1. Can I sue my mother's husband for visitation rights (if any) with my mother?

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Talitha Davies Wegner
    2. Michael Leo Potter
    3. Lawrence A Friedman
    4. Wail Sarieh
    5. James Marston Brown
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    You should consult a legal professional ASAP. It sounds as though your mother may be a victim of elder abuse if she is being prevented from seeing people / visitation from people she would want to see / visit with. Check AVVO for specialists in elder law. You will need their expertise as these cases can be tricky. I changed the category to help you obtain answers from individuals specializing in this sort of situation. Good luck. I hope you get to see your mom.

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  2. Can my step-mother change my father's will without my and my brother's consent & knowledge, after my father passes?

    Answered 20 days ago.

    1. Talitha Davies Wegner
    2. Cheryl Sellers Johnson
    3. Robert Andrew Michael Burns
    4. James Charles Shields
    5. Ian M A Van Leer
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    It is not legal to change your father's will after he passes. However, if they have a trust, and the trust provides that she is the sole trustee during her lifetime, as trustee she may have the power to make whatever arrangements she wishes. Usually, in the step parent situation, the biological parent will put restrictive language in the trust to protect inheritance for children from another marriage. Some individuals make no special arrangements for their children. There is no guarantee...

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  3. Can I ask for an order removing the grandfather of my children out of the house where he lives with my wife and kids if he ...

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Talitha Davies Wegner
    2. Lee Alan Thompson
    2 lawyer answers

    If you believe they are endangering your children, you should immediately call Child and Family Services to report the problems. (800) 540-4000 If DCFS does not believe the problems are great enough to intervene, then you can make a request for order that there be no smoking in the home or vehicles while the children are present; no drinking while the children are present and for 8 hours prior to being with the children. If you can show that there is a problem, it is likely that a judge...

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  4. Family Law

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Talitha Davies Wegner
    2. Tobie Brina Waxman
    3. Bernal Peter Ojeda
    3 lawyer answers

    The court will consider the best interests of the child . You do not state why you had monitored visitation before. If there is reason for supervised visitation and it is in the child's best interests, you will need to explain to the court that you are unable to afford the cost of the monitor. You can request that the court consider the relative earnings between you and the father and assign the cost of supervised visitation to the father. All of these issues are fact specific and the...

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  5. In a divorce decree, what motion handles an emergency motion to settle a timeshare that was to be shared and now is in default?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Talitha Davies Wegner
    2. John Anderson Bledsoe
    3. Wail Sarieh
    3 lawyer answers

    You should tell the other party in writing that if they fail to perform (sign the quit claim) by 5 pm on a certain day (for example by November 4 at 5 pm) that you will file an ex parte motion the following morning (November 5) without additional notice. This is sufficient notice for an ex parte hearing. You can draft a basic petition stating the facts including that you demanded performance and gave notice of ex parte if the party failed to perform. Attach as exhibits to your motion:1....

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  6. Is spousal support based on gross income or net income (based on tax returns) and if I own my own business is the amount I

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Talitha Davies Wegner
    2. Peter G Milne
    3. Zaher Fallahi
    4. Samira Amato
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    As you own your own business, you will need to analyze your cash flow. Proper business expenses will be deducted for income purposes. However if you are running your "lifestyle" through your company as a business expense (e.g. all travel, every time you eat out, go to Starbucks - whatever), then those expenses would not be attributable to business. Avoid the intrusion of forensic accounting and give your ex a reasonable picture of what you make for a reasonable support payment.

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  7. The neighbor is teaching her 7 year old son to kill small pets, my CPS report got nowhere who can I report the animal cruelty to

    Answered 29 days ago.

    1. Michael John Harrington
    2. Talitha Davies Wegner
    3. Richard Bruce Rosenthal
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    I suggest calling the police. You can also call animal control. Child and family services are supposed to work with the police / animal control because where there is animal abuse and neglect, there is frequently domestic violence. Unfortunately, you will probably have to keep calling and complaining to get results. Encourage others to call to increase the pressure. The more complaints they receive and it is documented in the system, they will eventually go out and deal with the problem - if...

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  8. What can I do when she won't sign the final judgement of divorce?

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Talitha Davies Wegner
    2. Latanya Sewell
    3. Tobie Brina Waxman
    4. Gregory Paul Benton
    5. Stephen Peter Anderson
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    You cannot stipulate re: no child support. A court always retains jurisdiction over child support. You can file a request for order requesting that the judge order what is in the signed, stipulation and argue that you have performed according to terms (although you have not technically performed 100% of your duties as you still owe her $10K so be sure to make that clear) and that she is unreasonably refusing to sign the forms. Is she still on your health insurance? Is there some other...

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  9. Child testimony in family law case

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Raazia W. Bokhari
    2. Talitha Davies Wegner
    3. Stephen Ross Cohen
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    Depending on the age of the child, you may wish to have the child write (in their own handwriting and without any coaching) a declaration under penalty of perjury specific to the issue at hand. Once the judge sees the declaration, the judge can make a decision whether to have guardian ad litem appointed or whether the judge would like to hear from the child. It is unusual for a judge to let a child testify - it is hard for a child to understand the impact of testifying in court. It can be...

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  10. Can you please provide me any low cost lawyers in the Los Angeles,CA area

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Talitha Davies Wegner
    2. Edna Carroll Straus
    3. Raazia W. Bokhari
    4. Tobie Brina Waxman
    4 lawyer answers

    It would be helpful if you defined "low cost" and what you can afford to pay. There are a variety of services at different price points (from free to sliding scale). Your income will affect whether or not you qualify for Harriet Buhai, etc. If you can provide some specifics, it will be easier to point you in the right direction.

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