Patricia Christine Van Haren’s Answers

Patricia Christine Van Haren

Irvine Estate Planning Attorney.

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  1. Child Care Costs

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Patricia Christine Van Haren
    2. Richard Forrest Gould-Saltman
    3. Benson Abram Snaider
    3 lawyer answers

    In California, each parent is required to pay for 1/2 of all childcare expenses. If you were to go to court, your husband would be ordered by the Judge to pay for 1/2 of all daycare expenses.

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  2. What are the legal implications of ending court-ordered therapy that my kids are going to?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Patricia Christine Van Haren
    2. Paula Brown Sinclair
    2 lawyer answers

    If the court has ordered that the children see this particular therapist, you may not change therapists without consent of your spouse or further orders of the court. If you and your husband both feel that a change is needed, you may find a new therapist that you agree on. If your spouse does not agree to the change, then you may file an Order to Show Cause for a change in therapist.

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  3. Being an unmarried father, how high are my chances of getting awarded joint legal and physical custody in California?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Patricia Christine Van Haren
    2. Ty R Supancic
    2 lawyer answers

    Courts determine custody based on what is in the best interests of the children. One of the factors that a court will look at is which parent is more likely to make the child accessible to the other parent. If the mother of the child is depriving you of time with your child, the courts will not look favorably on that. You should contact a family law attorney to assist you in building a case for the best possible outcome.

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  4. Would I be fine presentig all the isssues I have agaisnt the mom on the mediation process?(I am stable,no drugs,no health issues

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Patricia Christine Van Haren
    2. Edmund Lee Montgomery
    2 lawyer answers

    A mediation and custody evaluation are very different. A mediation is established so that the parents may come to an agreement as to custody, visitation an other issues. An evaluation is where a third party makes a determination as to where the child resides. In a mediation if not agreement is made, the issues will be presented to the court. In an evaluation, a recommendation is made to the judge and generally a judge will follow the recommendation. You should bring all evidence that you...

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  5. Can u be sued for child support if

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Patricia Christine Van Haren
    2. Gerald Blank
    3. Joshua Tobias Hershon
    3 lawyer answers

    He may bring suit to recover the paid child support, however it is not certain that it will be granted. If you in good faith believed that he was the father of the child and he acted as the father, he may not be able to recover support. Further if he is continuing to raise your child as though he is the father, his child support obligation will not be extinguished just because the DNA shows that he is not the biological father of the child.

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  6. Can a father who doesn't exercise his visits, allow the child to decide when to visit or not?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Patricia Christine Van Haren
    2. Celeste A Johansson
    2 lawyer answers

    It is the father's responsibility to enforce his visitations, not yours. As the primary custodial parent, your role is to encourage the relationship between your children and their father. The father should not place the children in a position where they need to call him to ask him to exercise his visitations. It sounds like a situation where the children would benefit from attending family counseling with their father. You may wish to set up an appointment with the children and a therapist....

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  7. How can i get these child support arrears removed. I know I have a good chance...

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Patricia Christine Van Haren
    2 lawyer answers

    You may request that CSS audit your file, however child support order remains in effect whether you are working or not. If your order was modified and that was not reflected in the arrears amount that can be adjusted. Otherwise the interest on the arrears will continue to accrue until they have been paid off.

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  8. I have restraining order to my ex-husband for domestic violence. Divorce was due to violence,porno addiction&hiring prostitute

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Patricia Christine Van Haren
    2. Brian Elliott Arnold
    2 lawyer answers

    Yes, you may request sole legal and physical custody of your children with monitored visitation. There is a presumption in California against awarded custody to a spouse who has been convicted of domestic violence against the other parent. In your case it also seems that your ex-husband is attempting to alienate your son from you. It may be appropriate to request that the court appoint an attorney for the children. You should seek the services of a family law attorney to assist you in...

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  9. Question about Holiday Schedule and visitation- custody

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Patricia Christine Van Haren
    2. Richard Forrest Gould-Saltman
    3. Michael J Corbin
    3 lawyer answers

    In most cases the judge will send you for a walk in mediation appointment on the day of court where no mediation has taken place. The judge will take your efforts to maintain communication into account, however the court will also consider other factors such as which party moved and what efforts have been made to visit the child since the move. You may wish to retain a family law attorney to represent you at the hearing to insure that you receive fair and appropriate orders.

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  10. Can someone kick you out when they asked you to move with them and you have no income or can i fight it?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Patricia Christine Van Haren
    2. Frank Wei-Hong Chen
    2 lawyer answers

    Yes, you can be kicked out. You may wish to file a report for his abuse on you.

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