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  • Can a judge order which parent gets to claim a child on their taxes ?

    Can a judge order which parent gets to claim a child on their taxes ? I am the custodial parent but am currently unemployed, my child is still an infant. I have primary physical custody, my child's father has less than 5% visitation time with our ...

    Harris’s Answer

    A court does have the power to make this determination. If you already have an existing court order that you are the custodial parent that gets to claim the child, the child's father will need to get a court order modifying it. Since you're unemployed, you may wish to allow him the dependency exemption and request a modification in child support.

    Best of luck.

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  • We are looking for a family law attorney who can help us calculate actual custody percentage.

    We are looking for a family law attorney who can help us calculate actual custody percentage. It is currently set at 50/50 with myself as the primary caregiver, but on her ON weeks, I pick up the kids from school and keep them until she gets off w...

    Harris’s Answer

    Recommend you contact the Riverside County Bar Association's Lawyer Referral Information Service.
    Please see link: http://www.riversidecountybar.com/public-services/lawyer-referral-service
    Seek out an experienced Family Law Attorney. Many will give you a free consult.

    Best of luck.

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  • What form do I need to fill out for a request to go to FCS? Is it FL 300?

    I need to go back to FCS for a custody issue.

    Harris’s Answer

    You will fill out an FL-300 form and check the Child Custody block. However, since you reside in San Marcos, which is in San Diego County, you must also fill out a local court form,specifically form SDSC FCS-046, which is the Family Court Services Screening Form. This form is mandatory when requesting child custody and FCS mediation. The form is also Confidential and does not go in the case file.

    Best of luck to you!

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  • Are there special regulations for OSI to collect DNA or they can do it without my permission or without a special order?

    I am a military under investigation for CP. Should I hire an attorney even if I am not formally charged? Some attorneys said yes, others said No, that I you should wait. Very confusing. I see online many military attorneys with experience in ...

    Harris’s Answer

    You need to retain competent defense counsel ASAP. Do not delay. CP is extremely serious and punishable under UCMJ by long prison sentences.

    Make no statements about your case to anyone! Friends, family, co-workers, and especially not law enforcement.

    Good luck.

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  • Can I get spousel support along with all his bah during the devorce process.will he have to pay mortgage and household bills?

    Married to a man in the military. He wants a devorce. What am I entitled to? Can I get spousel support?

    Harris’s Answer

    You will most likely get some spousal support, depending on the length of your marriage. His income from BAH will be factored into the support calculation.

    Recommend you seek Legal Assistance on Fort Hood or contact a local family law attorney.

    Best of luck!

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  • Would I be aloud to join the military after getting a wet reckless

    I got a wet reckless last year and I've been wanting to join the army can I do that ?

    Harris’s Answer

    Whether you would be ALLOWED to join the military depends on what your recruiter says. A wet reckless is stil a DUI. Disclose it to the recruiter ASAP. Don't try and hide it. Make no excuses for it. See if it matters or if you need some sort of waiver. It all depends on the current regulations to be honest.

    Happy New Year!

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  • What can be the outcome of my military career

    I have one reckless driving 5 years before I join the army and now 8 years later got a new one for speeding 27 over the speed limit while serving. For a few seconds I wasn't paying attention to my speed because I was close to home for Christmas

    Harris’s Answer

    You should be fine, unless alcohol or drugs were involved. Retain a competent traffic attorney in the area where you were caught and fight it. Keep this quiet when back on duty.

    Good luck!

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  • What is the most recent year of federal income taxes that might be discharged in chapter 7 bankruptcy?

    Discharging of taxes in bankruptcy. What is the most recent tax year that MIGHT be dischargeable? I realize that there are several hurdles but they are confusing.

    Harris’s Answer

    Right now, it needs to be beyond the last three tax years. So, you could NOT discharge 2014, 2013, or 2012. But you could for 2011 and previous tax years.
    Note: you had to have filed a return for all tax years you wish to discharge in a BK.

    Good luck!

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  • Is emotional adultry a cause for divorce

    Married 6yrs military spouse

    Harris’s Answer

    No, it is not. Recommend you seek Legal Assistance on base at Ft. Hood to learn about divorce in TX.

    Good luck to you.

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  • Can i sue her for the loans i paid off?

    Recently my girlfriend of 7 years and i broke up. 6 months ago i paid off her student loan totalling about 40k.

    Harris’s Answer

    Was this a loan? Did she sign a promissory note? What were the terms of the agreement? If none of the above exist, she can say "thanks a lot" and consider it a gift.
    There needs to be consideration given in exchange for the payment of the $40K. No consideration, no contract. No contract, no recovery.

    Best of luck to you.

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