Cathleen Elisabeth Norton’s Answers

Cathleen Elisabeth Norton

Beverly Hills Family Law Attorney.

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  1. I filed for divorce friday...he resides in Ensenada Mexico..how is the correct way to serve him? can his sister serve him for me

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Cathleen Elisabeth Norton
    2. David Raymond Mahood
    3. Gregory Paul Benton
    3 lawyer answers

    Yes, his sister can serve him. After she does, have her fill out a proof of service setting forth when, where, and what time she served him. The form can be found here: http://www.courts.ca.gov/documents/fl115.pdf Good luck.

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  2. Can Dad "change venue" in our family court case?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Nadine Marie Jett
    2. Cathleen Elisabeth Norton
    3. Catherine Caroline Forbes
    4. Stephen Ross Cohen
    4 lawyer answers

    The short answer is "yes" he can file a Motion to Change Venue, and you really need to hire an attorney to address the factors a court will consider in granting the request.

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  3. The bio father of my 4 year old hasn't been in the picture since birth.Isn't even on the birth certificate. Does he have rights?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Cathleen Elisabeth Norton
    2. Kristen Jane DeWitt-Lopez
    2 lawyer answers

    You cannot simply add fiance's name to the birth certificate and think that it fixes the problem. Bio-dad has legal rights (and obligations), and if you want fiance to be the "legal" dad, then he has go through the adoption process. I am including links below that may be of some help. Good luck.

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  4. I want to file a motion regarding visitation. Can ex request change in child support at that time or must ex file own motion?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. William Antoine Hannosh
    2. Cathleen Elisabeth Norton
    3. Martha Bronson
    4. John Vincent Montero
    4 lawyer answers

    Your ex would have to file his own Request for Order to modify child support.

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  5. Can I not provide in subpoena to my wife lawyer pay records & bank statements after court ordered of child and spousal support ?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Cathleen Elisabeth Norton
    2. Atousa Saei
    2 lawyer answers

    If financials are still at issue, then you must provide the documents or defend yourself at a Motion to Compel hearing, during which the Judge may order you to pay attorney's fees.

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  6. I am wondering if the subpoena party attorney can act as the deposition officer? or does it have to be a different attorney?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Gary Stephen Brown
    2. Cathleen Elisabeth Norton
    3. James Carl Eschen III
    3 lawyer answers

    Nope. Must be a different party.

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  7. My wife and I are separated & have 2 children. How do I stop her from leaving state with them?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Cathleen Elisabeth Norton
    1 lawyer answer

    She wants to move with the kids mid-school year? Yikes. I'm sure you've already heard this but...you really need to hire an experienced family law attorney to assist you. :) If you do not have a pending case, then you need to file one immediately (which will prevent the other parent from removing the children from the state of California without written consent or a court order). You then need to file a Request for Order seeking custody and visitation orders. This will do 2 things:...

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  8. My ex isn't following court orders of visitation, phone/web chats, and is doing everything to alienate me (their mother) in

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Cathleen Elisabeth Norton
    2. Wazhma Aziza Mojaddidi
    2 lawyer answers

    You need to thoroughly document all of the missed phone/web chats and then file a Request for Orders to modify the custody and visitation orders. Alternatively, you can file a Contempt Action against him. I am including links below which will explain how to do that. Good luck.

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  9. Family law question

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Sarah Jeannette Arnott
    2. Terry Anne Buchanan Esq.
    3. Cathleen Elisabeth Norton
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with my colleagues. If you do choose to include a Memorandum of Points and Authorities, you can either attach it to your Responsive Declaration or file it separately (so long as it has an appropriate caption page). Unless you are a lawyer, I would caution against drafting your own Memorandum of Points and Authorities, especially since the judge will question whether you are citing to good law. If you responding to the cases cited by the opposing counsel, then make sure you...

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  10. My ex is taking me to court for visitation and because he said I rent rooms to the other so can the state take my son away from

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Donald Frederick Conviser
    2. Cathleen Elisabeth Norton
    3. Rhonda Diane Ellifritz
    3 lawyer answers

    You may need to get a domestic violence restraining order if you fear for your safety. With regard to renting rooms, I doubt the state can do anything more than investigate you for welfare fraud. I would suggest consulting with an attorney to advise you of your rights. And I'd also suggest not admitting to welfare fraud on this public forum.

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