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Joseph Land

Los Angeles Family Law Attorney.

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  1. What can I do about making child support payments if I am out of work for an injury and they won't pay me Worker's Compensation?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Brett A. Borah
    2. Richard Andrew Harting
    3. Charles Joseph Michael Candiano
    4. Joseph Land
    4 lawyer answers

    I agree with the previous attorneys. Definitely file immediately for a child support modification. It is retroactive to the filing date so time is of the essence.

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  2. Do I have a right to know where my child is being taken?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Joseph Land
    2. Anneshia Miller Grant
    3. Reid A Seino
    3 lawyer answers

    If the order isn't specific in that regard then she doesn't have to tell you unless she is leaving the county. As long as the child is monitored (you have a right t o know and agree to the monitor). You could try requesting orders from the court to try getting the location from the mother if you think she is on drugs again.

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  3. I was served ex parte notice this morning via voicemail. I reside in San Bernardino County. My case originates in LA County.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Elizabeth Ann Ritter
    2. Joseph Land
    3. Madhu Kalra
    4. Diana Louise Spidall
    4 lawyer answers

    Make sure you specially appear at this hearing....do not make a general appearance at the Ex Parte...

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  4. My sons dad wants to give me his half of custody back to me. how can he start that process? and what does it involve?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Joseph Land
    2. Benjamin Aguilar
    3. Anneshia Miller Grant
    3 lawyer answers

    If you are in agreement you can have an attorney draft up a stipulation and order and you can get sole custody while he is deployed.

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  5. Husband filed for divorce in CA when I was in NJ; claiming kidnapping; what do I do next, go back to CA to respond OR file in NJ

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Howard M Lewis
    2. Joseph Land
    3. Roy C Ching
    3 lawyer answers

    It sounds like you definitely need an attorney. Depending on the facts a motion to quash may be in order to do the proceeding in New Jersey.

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  6. We decided to do it on our own without judge deciding

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Joseph Land
    2. Tobie Brina Waxman
    2 lawyer answers

    At anytime the father can just take your 14 yr old back in his care. If the police are called they will most definitely place her back with the father and there isn't much you can do about it. I would file a stipulation and order immediately to protect yourself. If the father is worried about child support you can stipulate to it being zero in that order as well. Give me a call and I can help you if you need it.

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  7. How do I find out if my husband filed for divorce?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Joseph Land
    2. Gregory Paul Benton
    3. Scheherazade B Rastegar-Djavahery
    3 lawyer answers

    In order to divorce you he needs to notice you of the proceeding. It seems that if he did actually divorce you there was some foul play since you did not know if it. You can look up the divorce if it took place via case name at: http://www.sdcourt.ca.gov/portal/page?_pageid=55,1&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL

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  8. Do i have a chance to get physical custody if the father is being evicted and will go live in a motel?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Tobie Brina Waxman
    2. Joseph Land
    3. Angela D Curtis
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with Tobie. It all depends on the best interests of the child but you also must show a change of circumstances if there is an order currently. It would appear to me that due to the eviction there is a change of circumstances and the best interests of the child is served being with you until the Father gets his feet back on the ground.

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  9. Can I get back pay child support without a back dated court order?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Joseph Land
    2. Tashfeen Ul Haq
    2 lawyer answers

    Unfortunately without a court order you can't go back and get retroactive amounts. If the father was to agree and then sign some sort of stipulation with respect to back child support then it could be enforceable. Its not likely anyone would do that.

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  10. The dad hasn't exercised his spervised visits in 6 months and wants to see the kids. What should I do?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Joseph Land
    2. Cindy Carolina Moran-Aguirre
    2 lawyer answers

    You have to follow the court's orders. That means that you cant stop him from seeing the kids. But since it is monitored visits only you can stop him from seeing them if it isn't an approved monitor. If you approve of the monitor you have to let him see them.

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