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Marshall William Waller

Woodland Hills Child Custody Lawyer.

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  1. Under CA child support laws does child support end when child turns 18

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Marshall William Waller
    1 lawyer answer

    Usually you don’t need to do anything - child support typically terminates as per the language of the court order that created the obligation. Check your court order (Judgment) and see what it says. If it says something like "child support shall continue until the child reaches the age of 18 ...) then you don’t need to do anything. This is the type of question most family law attorneys will answer for you for free, so you should take your court order to an experienced family law attorney and...

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  2. Under CA family law what can I do about my law firm sending different attorneys to my family law hearings

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Sandra Dee Munoz
    2. Marshall William Waller
    3. Chad William Koplien
    3 lawyer answers

    You need to continue your trial. Explain your situation to the judge and I am confident they will agree. Then you need to find a reputable family law attorney to help you with this situation. If at all possible, hire an attorney. If you cannot afford a lawyer, then make a list of all the issues you need to address with the court and, after you have continued the trial, find a lawyer who will work with you on an issue-by issue basis. This is called "limited scope representation" or "unbundled...

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  3. Separation Agreements and CA Civil Code Section 1542

    Answered about 6 years ago.

    1. Marshall William Waller
    1 lawyer answer

    That would be a very normal and reasonable request.

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  4. Family Law Case, Ventura County California, Relationship of the court assigned mediator with the case Petitioner.

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Marshall William Waller
    2. Cameron Todd Norris
    3. Edna Carroll Straus
    3 lawyer answers

    I have been practicing family law for over 32 years. I practice in Ventura regularly and I am very familiar with its practices and procedures. The mediator must absolutely recuse herself and have this case assigned to a different mediator. If they will not do that then the matter must be brought to the attention of the judge immediately, that morning. Just go directly to the judge's courtroom and talk to the clerk. Tell her what's going on and tell her you need the judge to order that a...

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  5. Is there anything in the Cal Family Code that mentions non-custodial parental rights to visitation? I cannot seem to find it.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Rebekah Ryan Main
    2. Marshall William Waller
    2 lawyer answers

    The court should be aware of the law regarding custody of your children. Be clear and specific in your declaration about what you want and WHY; the judge should be able to make a ruling without your reference to a specific code section.

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  6. As part of a divorce, am I expected to pay for expenses beyond the support payment I pay monthly?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Michael Charles Schwerin
    2. Marshall William Waller
    3. Hillary Johns
    4. Rhonda Diane Ellifritz
    4 lawyer answers

    Generally speaking , the answer to this question is "no," you aren't so expected. Of course, the situation you present isn't so much a legal question as it is one of human nature. You pay the required child support and then your kids ask you for things and they (and perhaps your ex) expects you to pay for it. Are you REQUIRED to make these purchases? Most likely not, unless the court order says you must. "Should" you make these purchases? Well, that's up to you and up to what you can afford. If...

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  7. What is the difference between a legal separation and a divorce in California

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Alan Roel Rothstein
    2. Judith Ann Routledge
    3. Dianna Gould-Saltman
    4. Marshall William Waller
    5. Sondra Ellyn Bennaeim
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    Almost none. All the same issues (custody, visitation, support, property division and debt allocation, etc) are all resolved in a Legal Separation just the same as with Dissolution. The only difference is that at the end of a Legal Separation proceeding ... you are still married. That said, it is very easy to go back later and dissolve your marriage.

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  8. Grandparent's rights to custody of grandchildren under CA family law

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Bruce Givner
    2. Marshall William Waller
    3. Alan Roel Rothstein
    3 lawyer answers

    This is way more than a grandparents rights question. You need to get yourself an attorney who is experienced handling Dependency Court cases. Good luck.

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  9. CA criminal law and domestic violence laws, enforcement of restraining orders

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Marshall William Waller
    2. David Carl Beyersdorf
    2 lawyer answers

    You can and should go get a restraining order from the court. You can go to the Family Law Facilitator's office at the courthouse located at 111 N. Hill Street, Los Angeles (Fourth Floor) and they will help you fill out the paperwork. There is no charge for this, and the court filing is also free. There might be a similar service in Compton, I'm just not sure. You can call them (the Compton Superior Court - ask for the family law or domestic violence clerk) to see if they offer this service....

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  10. Do I have a chance to get custody of my children.

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Marshall William Waller
    2. Howard M Lewis
    2 lawyer answers

    This question is more complicated than it seems. Right now I assume there are no court orders in place, which means that there is nothing stopping you from leaving California and returning to St. Louis AND taking your children with you. The mother can go into court to try to stop you, but that seems unlikely. You don't need her permission to parent your children, you just need to be sure you don't interfere with her custodial rights, so make sure she knows where the children are staying, with...

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