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Robert Andrew Michael Burns

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  • Can i be forced to move back if i already moved and found job an housing

    hello, i have full custody of my daughter and dad has very limited visitation. Since the oder was established he would go months not showing up and very inconsistent. Some months ago my phone was stolen and communication was lost. I recently found...

    Robert’s Answer

    I don't think it's unfair to obtain consent or Court approval before relocating a child from the child's other parent. You need to utilize the Family Law Facilitator for self-representation or hire an attorney.

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  • My ex and I have 50/50 custody 7 yr old daughter and like any child her age she wants to participate in enriching

    extracurricular activities , sports, after school programs and all this programs require 5 days a week , Before enrolling our daughter in sports and Girl Scouts , I talked over w/ my ex which she agreed. But now that our child has started partici...

    Robert’s Answer

    The activities are on Mom's time or you'd seemingly have no difficulty in taking your child to them.
    You need to work this out or litigate it in hopes of obtaining an order specifying which activities will be attended, who will provide supplies, transportation, and payment, and whether the payor is to be reimbursed any. With Mom originally agreeing, I suspect miscommunication to be at hand.

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  • What issues can I have from telling my insurance attorney that this worker wasn't working for me before this accident?

    I have construction co, I'm a sole proprietor and subcontract some work. I contracted a man with the right machinery for a job and they hurt a pedestrian near a sidewalk. I am now being sued because the person I hired was using some of my constr...

    Robert’s Answer

    Your insurance carrier is providing you with a defense attorney in whom you need to place trust. I am not up on employment law but I think that an unlicensed subcontractor by being unlicensed is treated as an employee of the contractor; for the time being I assume that to be the case from "they [sic] use some of my permits."

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  • How much do TV treatments sell for?

    Is it fairly easy to sell a pretty good one for a pretty popular show?

    Robert’s Answer

    I am just a lawyer, not a businessperson (cursed by J.F.K.).

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  • Should I file child support before the mother does?

    I live in northern CA . We have a baby together. Is it wise to file child support first? Do child support ammounts change based on where the custodial parent lives? I am he non custodial parent. Or should I just wait to see if she files it? ...

    Robert’s Answer

    Let's focus on your child not games. Don't expect any relevance to geography; I just had a Commissioner require a child in South Carolina to be supported under California standards. Have the custodial parent open a case with the County Dept. of Child Support services to keep down legal fees. And, start paying voluntary support. Arrears cannot accrue until an order is made except for some maternity charges that can be ordered paid after the fact; but, your failure to voluntarily pay support can be used against you.

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  • Are parents allowed to have a 14 year old teen babysit a younger sibling for several hours while they are at work?

    My son recently started staying at his dad's a majority of the time in which he visits with me only every other weekend. We just started doing this in July. The only reason I agreed to it is because my son said he told his dad he was interested in...

    Robert’s Answer

    You folks should take some co-parenting classes or just donate your wealth to the impoverished Courts. I see nothing wrong with Dad's proposal; I was babysitted by a 12-years old at times as a child. Probably no babysitter is trained in CPS. Little training is needed to communicate by cell phones. I'd work to make this situation less frequent with more training and cooperatively plot out how much you folks want to equally pay for childcare elsewhere.

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  • What kind of lawyer should I look for if I was at fault for a car accident and the other party is demanding a settlement?

    I was proven to be at fault for the car accident. The plaintiff's hired attorney is demanding an excess amount to what my insurance policy limit covers. (Medical expenses, pain and suffering, future medical costs). Not quite sure where to go fro...

    Robert’s Answer

    Probably a ghost. Assuming you were insured you should speak with your insurance carrier whom you've already paid to provide you with a competent lawyer and legal defense.

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  • Question regarding affirmative relief

    Is there a time frame as to when the other party can ask for affirmative relief? Meaning if I file an RFO they have to ask for affirmative relief in their reply declaration. Or can they ask for affirmative relief 15 days before the court hearing?

    Robert’s Answer

    No. The opposing party's remedies for seeking affirmative relief are not limited by your requests for affirmative relief except that a decision on your requests may provide a determination of the issues which may require proof of substantial changed circumstances, a writ, or a successful appeal to assert a request for certain affirmative relief. There are deadlines for filing opposition documents. Either opposition documents or a separate affirmative request for relief may result in a continuance, as an hearing on the merits is far more important than procedural perfection.

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  • Seeking an attorney for limited scope representation for RFO Custody hearing End of August & LA Superior Court

    My Ex has filed a baseless RFO against me to reduce my custody primarily based upon her anger to pay me support. This is the first RFO I have received since I had a hearing involving child support a year ago. I need an attorney to provide a limi...

    Robert’s Answer

    You need to find your own attorney. Most of us here are not local to L.A. You an use the Avvo search-attorney tool, use your County Bar Assn., or do an internet search.

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  • What forms do I file to transfer a case to another state?

    My case originated in CA, the child and myself moved to OK and Mother moved to Washington. So, now none of us reside in CA. What forms do I need to file to transfer the case to OK, where the child and myself now reside?

    Robert’s Answer

    I already addressed this. This is not suitable for self-representation.

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