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  • Is it for a parent to move away with children 50 milles away , different school district?

    My soon to be ex wife use the dv laws to her advantage to get temporary custody of our kids . And immediately enrolled our kids to school in another school distric all allegations were drop at the civil dv hearing but stiil she remain with tempora...

    Colin’s Answer

    You need to take immediate action, any inaction will be to your detriment. While I would have a lot of questions for you were I handling your matter, most likely, you should file a Request for Order (FL-300) on child issues in what appears to be your pending divorce case.

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  • Can i check the year that the U.S. is on for sibling petition?

    Hello, i am a US Citizen and i petitioned for my sister in Honduras back in 2003. I was told that the U.S> goes by year to grant the application. Is it possible to find out what year of applications they are considering right now?

    Colin’s Answer

    Web search for Visa Bulletin which comes out monthly from the State Department. Your sister is a 4th preference family-based petition.

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  • Do I have chance getting my child custody back?

    My ex and I have an elementary-school age child who is under the other party's custody when she obtained one-year restraining order against me. The order was expired over a year now, and I know she doesn't really want to keep the child. Do I h...

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    Have you been visiting the child? Domestic violence is a signficant factor for the court to consider in making orders for custody and visitation, but not the only factor. What you need to inform the court about is each parent's relationship with the child. How much time does each parent spend with the child and describe how the time is spent. Who does the pick and drop off to school, how is the child exchanged for visits, what activities do you engage in with the child? Effective January 1, 2010, there is a procedural change in how these cases are handled, with a new emphasis on hearing from the child, if you have to go forward in front of the court.

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  • What happens if both parties dont show up for court?

    My son's father question paternity but later he no longer needs a paternity test. The test was not court ordered the minute order just said he contests paternity and he was ordered to the facilitator. Now he says he no longer needs a paternity tes...

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    First, if you set the court hearing and don't want to go forward, you can simply call the court clerk and request that the matter be taken off calendar. Next, if the father is not going to dispute paternity, you should take the next step and get a judgment of paternity. This can be done by paperwork signed by each of you and submitted to the court. No court hearing is required.

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