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Matthew Ray Bogosian

Woodland Hills Family Law Attorney.

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  1. Do I need to get a judgment of legal separation against my husband? Or is a separation agreement enough?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Matthew Ray Bogosian
    2. Donald Frederick Conviser
    3. Dianne Drew Butler
    3 lawyer answers

    Agreements are not binding on the court. Only orders and judgments signed by a judge are official. If you have nothing more than an agreement, your only remedy to enforce the agreement is to sue for breach of contract. Ultimately, you can attach your agreement to a Judgment, FL-180. That presumes, of course, that one of you has actually filed a Petition for Legal Separation and/or Dissolution. If that has not been done, it must be done in order to obtain a case number and ultimately obtain...

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  2. Verbally agreed to change custody 1+ yrs ago until he got mad over unrelated & refuses to follow...can I file ex parte to fight

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Richard Forrest Gould-Saltman
    2. Matthew Ray Bogosian
    3. Lisa Douglas
    3 lawyer answers

    Child custody matters in California are rarely handled on an ex parte basis. You must show an emergency such as a risk of abduction or physical harm to the child. A change in custody requires you to show a change in circumstances, so you may simply want to request a change in visitation which has a lower standard. You will need to obtain a mediation date as well as a hearing date and specify the reasons why you are asking for a change in the schedule in your FL-300.

  3. 2 Department Of Children and Family Services CSW that were assigned my case were not licensed by the Board of Behavioral Science

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Stephen Ross Cohen
    2. Nicholas Basil Spirtos
    3. Matthew Ray Bogosian
    3 lawyer answers

    CSW's do not have the same requirements as a child custody evaluator in family courts. The key in any case is to realize that governmental representatives have enormous power. They must be treated with utmost respect. If you get on bad terms with a social worker, your odds of losing your children go up exponentially.

  4. My ex moved my kids from one state to another without telling me. Can I win physical custody because of this?

    Answered over 3 years ago.

    1. Matthew Ray Bogosian
    2. Kennedy Koblin
    2 lawyer answers

    There are many factors courts look at to determine child custody and visitation. The older the children are, the more their preferences become a factor. The difficulty may potentially lie in jurisdiction, or the court that has power over your case. Because you live on the East Coast and she lives in Texas due to a job transfer, jurisdiction may ultimately shift to the state where the children primarily reside. In the meantime, while your California Court has jurisdiction, you may consider...

  5. How do I safely leave the state with my daughter when the whereabouts of her father are unknown?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Ashley Lee Albertsen
    2. Brendan Michael Kelly
    3. Matthew Ray Bogosian
    3 lawyer answers

    You should contact a qualified family law attorney in Nebraska if that is the state where your divorce decree was entered, as every state has different procedures and appellate cases that govern the standards for move-aways. In general, it is always better to attempt a court order. You should also review your divorce decree to see if you were awarded sole legal custody and to see if there are any restrictions on you moving. You may want to notify the father that you are remarrying and that...