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Shannon Renee Thomas

Tustin Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

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  1. Can you get married if you have a no conact order in effect? (state of Washington)

    Answered about 6 years ago.

    1. Shannon Renee Thomas
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    You can technically get legally married, however you will be violating the terms of the no contact order to do it. So, the person who is supposed to be restrained could technically be arrested at the ceremony if someone reported the violation. If the two of you want to stay together, the "victim" of the incident should try to get the no contact order dissolved. If it was a criminal order, you should contact the local district attorney and see if this can be achieved.

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  2. Relocation of child

    Answered about 6 years ago.

    1. Dennis Marston Slate
    2. Shannon Renee Thomas
    2 lawyer answers

    I am answering this Question with a basis in California law. If there are no court orders at all in place regarding custody, there is nothing to dictate that one parent has greater custodial rights then the other. Therefore, if you are the father, have the child with you, there is no court order telling you otherwise, it would not be a violation of any law to move to the next county. On the other hand, if there are formal orders in place, you would need to read the language of the order to...

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  3. Splitting assets in divorce

    Answered about 6 years ago.

    1. Elizabeth Rankin Powell
    2. Yale Lewis III
    3. Timothy A Siler
    4. Kelly Chang Rickert
    5. Shannon Renee Thomas
    5 lawyer answers

    In California you would get a separate property reimbursement in the equity in the house from the date that you put your husband on title. So, if the house had $100,000 in equity when you put him on title, the first $100,000 goes to you as reimbursement for your separate property contribution, and the remaining equity is divided equally. This particular fact scenario probably varies greatly from state to state, so you probably want to contact a lawyer in your state for a consultation.

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  4. Child Support obligation while incarcerated

    Answered about 6 years ago.

    1. Shannon Renee Thomas
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    In California, an order is an order unless someone applies to have it changed. However, if two parties agree to modify the terms of the child support order, then they are free to do so as long as none of the support is owed to the state. Therefore, the two of you could agree that the order was stayed for the period of incarceration, and that there was no support due for that period. If arrears are owed to the state because the mother was on public assistance, then the mother does not have...

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  5. Biological fathers rights after signing consent for adoption by step-parent

    Answered about 6 years ago.

    1. Shannon Renee Thomas
    2. Birney O'Brian Bull
    2 lawyer answers

    This is a complex issue. Without a set-aside of the step-parent adoption, your husband has no standing at all with regard to this child. You will definately need to consult with a family law attorney in your state to find the answer as to whether the adoption can be set aside.

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  6. Adoption

    Answered about 6 years ago.

    1. Shannon Renee Thomas
    1 lawyer answer

    In California a parents rights can be involuntarily terminated if he/she has left a child without contact or support for a period of one year. The easiest route for you to go would be to see if the father would consent to a step-parent adoption/termination of parental rights. If he does not, then you have to find out what your states rules are for termination of parental rights.

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  7. Child support

    Answered about 6 years ago.

    1. Dave Hawkins
    2. Shannon Renee Thomas
    2 lawyer answers

    In California June 2008 would be your last support payment.

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  8. Child (not mine)

    Answered about 6 years ago.

    1. Frank A Selden
    2. Shannon Renee Thomas
    2 lawyer answers

    You may want to apply to the court to be this girls legal guardian (either temporary or permanent) until she turns 18. That would eliminate her mother's legal right to make decisions about her. However, the legal responsibility for her would transfer to you. The court would likely grant your request it if that is what the child desires, because she is aged 17.

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