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  • Is the FL-180 (and attachments) public information? Need to see if divorcee obtained assets from the divorce judgment.

    Divorcee has filed a claim for certain benefits to which he is entitled only if his assets and obligations fall below a certain threshold. The divorcee claims he has lost the judgment (FL-180) and does not remember assets acquired or obligations ...

    Paul’s Answer

    You should be able to get a copy of the judgment unless the file is sealed -- however, it's difficult to get a file sealed. You should be able to go to the courthouse where the case was heard, and get a clerk to make a copy of the judgment for you. Some jurisdiction actually let you purchase a copy online.

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  • We wed in FL, our last joint address was there and I still live in FL and my wife filed for divorce in CA, what can I do?

    I live in FL and my wife lives in CA and filed for divorce there, I got a Summons from the CA court, and a notice to appear, do I have to fly there? I NEVER lived in CA, we got married here in FL, and our last residence together was here in FL too...

    Paul’s Answer

    There's no requirement for you to sign the Notice and Acknowledgment of Receipt and I would not recommend that you sign it. tI does not sound that you have done anything to be subject to California's jurisdiction. Moreover, you did not mention that you had children with her. If she personally served you with the Summons & Petition, you could file a motion to quash in CA (you could also make a special appearance in CA just for the purpose of your motion to quash -- you have to be careful not to subject yourself to CA jurisdiction for anything else).

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  • Can the non custodial parent modify the child support order to get child support to help with health and dental insurance costs?

    i pay child support, as my daughter is with her father more because they live in the family home where her friends and school are. However, my financial situation has changed and having to pay halth insurance, dental insurance, and out of pocket o...

    Paul’s Answer

    I would need more information about your case, but It appears that you are stating that you pay all the health insurance, dental insurance and out of pocket orthodontist fees. Courts frequently have the parents split these additional [see Family Code Section 4062 re additional child support/ mandatory add-ons]. However, a party can present evidence why the other party should have to pay more than half of these additional costs. In any case, you should certainly consider modifying child support if you've had a significant change of circumstances in your finances. You'll want to file a Request for Order (FL-300) and update your Income and Expense Declaration (FL-150) and attach your most recent paystubs which show a reduction of pay, or simply mark that you have not been earning any income.
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  • We have our divorce Judgement, but my ex husband's lawyer is still subponeaing my business records and tax returns. can I object

    This has been going on for almost 4 years. What options do I have to appeal for a cease and desist? There is no cause. I feel like it is harassment.

    Paul’s Answer

    It would certainly be more helpful to get more information about your case. Even though you have a judgment, issuing subpoenas could be relevant to issues such as modifying support.

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  • How i can devorce my wife, what is the first step i can do, i dont need anythings from her and sure she dont

    she has good incoming money much more than me, we have no kids, did i have to go to lower or i can do it my self, how much the lower will cost me

    Paul’s Answer

    It sounds like you might be a good candidate for a summary dissolution -- streamlined divorce procedure. You should talk to the Family Law Facilitator in your courthouse to see if you qualify and what forms you need to fill out for a summary dissolution.

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  • I am serving family court papers for my husband but the person getting served is not wanting to get them and she is insulting me

    I am serving family court papers for my husband but the person getting served is not wanting to get them and she is insulting me...what should I do? I am trying to give her the papers so she can fill them out before the court date but she is very ...

    Paul’s Answer

    I think your best bet is to hire a professional process server. She apparently knows you are his wife and probably is more than happy to upset you. I think it's always good advice not to enlist family members to serve your court documents.

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  • Can I file an Ex-Parte for visitation rights?

    I filed a RFO for custody. I also filed an Ex-Parte. I was granted sole temporary custody pending RFO. The grandmother who had custody prior filed her own Ex-Parte days later. The judge awarded her with temporary sole custody. Before all this I ha...

    Paul’s Answer

    I would need more facts but you have not described a situation where the orders are permanent. You can always go into court for an ex parte hearing. The question is will the judge find that you have enough of a time-sensitive issue or emergency to merit ex parte relief. If the judge does not find that you have such an emergency requiring immediate relief, you can always ask for an order shortening time so you can be heard sooner rather than in the usual course.

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  • My son's father's MO is to call and threaten me to close child supp case or he will file for joint custody & visitation.

    My son is almost 12 yrs old and hes father has not been in his life since he was born. I have given in to his threats twice by reducing the child supp $ amt. and by going to court and having $5k arrears removed. He is threatening me again because ...

    Paul’s Answer

    Given his lack of participation in your son's life, I think he's making empty threats. Moreover, in some venues such as San Diego, your son would be able to tell the FCS Mediator what his preferences are as to custody and visitation. His opinion in those venues would be given some weight. Thus, Iagree with the advice given that you should get some orders. Moreover, if he ever does enlist in the Air Force you can fax your order to the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) and have his wages garnished.

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  • I am a divorced father with sole legal and sole physical custody of my two children (3 and 6 yo). Can I move out of California?

    Their mother has stated via email that she does not plan to see them again, and has not contacted me or the children in any way for nine months. She is allowed reasonable visitation upon request but has never requested it. I do not receive child s...

    Paul’s Answer

    I agree with my colleagues' answers. Her failure to exercise visitation gives you significant leverage.

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  • My husband has violated the ATRO by giving away community property and is threatening to cancel my auto insurance. What can I do

    He has also stolen money from me and wrote a bad check to my parents for expenses he charged to their credit card. What recourse can I take? He has bankrupted me with fees spent on his therapy and refuses to pAy back any money owed. He also has a ...

    Paul’s Answer

    I agree that you should get into court as soon as you can and get some orders addressing the assets. You should also contact your insurance carrier and let them know what is going on so there is no gap in coverage. Please feel free to contact my firm if you need assistance. The San Diego Superior Court website also has information about ex parte hours and phone numbers to contact.

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