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  • I was wondering if there is any way I would be able to change court from Fresno to San Diego?

    My ex lives in Fresno county and that is where the child custody case is currently being held at. My son and I lives in San Diego county.

    Harris’s Answer

    If you and your son have been living here for a significant time, you could file a motion for change of venue.

    Seek assistance from a Family Law attorney in your area.

    Best of luck!

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  • Debt settlement

    "I have found myself with a court award of attorneys fees against me (after my family law trial) that I do not have the funds to pay. It seems my wages cannot be garnished (there are child, spousal and support and tax debts standing ahead of this...

    Harris’s Answer

    Try Daniel Gamez at http://www.gamezlawfirm.com/

    He's the king of debt settlement.

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  • Ok i posted aposted about a Afghanistan us soldier that is stationed there asking about help with his packages ,and then

    Homeland security sent me a email ,needing 2,000 to deliver the packages,and now this guy keeps on texting me on my phone and threatening me about the 2000,he said he is there with packages , and i need to know what to do

    Harris’s Answer

    Do you know this guy? Have a contract with him? If not, it sounds like a scam to me. Best bet is to ignore this and move on.

    Good luck!

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  • Filing for a separation In the military due to depression. USMC.

    Well I never thought it would come to this but I think it might have. I've been in the marines a little over a year now and I've been trying so hard to overcome these feelings. I act okay in front of my peers and my higher ups but this past year I...

    Harris’s Answer

    Before you opt to separate from the USMC, I would do the following: 1) Talk to a counselor (free through One Source) or a chaplain; and 2) Make an appointment to see a psychologist, and maybe eventually, a psychiatrist. Perhaps these feelings can be nipped in the bud with some counseling or medication.

    If that fails, you can explore a medical separation perhaps. You must, however, stress that you will not accept any discharge other than an Honorable discharge. Then you should be fine in post-military life.

    Best of luck to you!

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  • How much will it cost to hire an attorney just to go to court and ask for spousal support?

    I was married for almost 20 years and am currently in the middle of divorce proceedings. We go to trial soon. I am flat broke and have no income because I stayed home with the kids the entire marriage. How much will it cost me to have a lawyer ...

    Harris’s Answer

    It depends on the specific attorney you retain. Some are more experienced than others and thus charge more for their experience.

    Recommend you contact the San Joaquin Valley County Bar Association. Ask for their Lawyer Referral Information Service. There you can find some attorneys that may be less expensive. Also ask for limited scope representation.

    Best of luck!

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  • What are the "specific" grounds and criteria for setting aside an adoption in CA?

    Two years ago we completed a domestic adoption of a 6-year-old. The child has since been diagnosed with autism & oppositional defiance (neither disclosed to us before adoption), he has attempted to smother a sibling in the home. More than once he ...

    Harris’s Answer

    Wow! This is frightening. He is displaying clear anti-social and sociopathic tendencies.

    I don't know of any specific grounds to rescind an adoption other than breach of contract, specifically failure to disclose material facts that the other side knew to be true.

    Because this is a quasi-emergency, recommend you contact attorney Kristine Colburn, 619.231.2085. She's the adoption expert in San Diego county.

    Best of luck to you!

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  • Are there residency rules that apply in order to file for divorce or custody?

    my brother is currently going through a situation where his wife up and left taking their 4 year old daughter down to southern California while he was at work. She left a previous time before and left my niece for several days. This time she left ...

    Harris’s Answer

    Must have residence to file. 6 months in state; 3 in the county. Recommend your brother file for dissolution and concurrently file a Requests For Orders for child custody and support. Further, recommend he go Ex-parte and get emergency orders requiring the child to return home immediately. Request court issue a writ of habeus corpus for the child.

    Good luck!

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  • Can my husband of 6 years kick my son and I out of the condo we rent? I am a stay at home mother no where to go both on lease

    married for 6 years. I am disabled due to my back. I have a 4 almost 5 year old son. i am unable to fall back on my parents for help. do i have any rights/

    Harris’s Answer

    File for divorce ASAP. Concurrently, file a Request for Orders requesting spousal support and child support. You may be eligible for a filing fee waiver if you don't have income.

    Then get your husband personally served.

    Then request an Ex-parte Order Shortening Time so that the matter can be heard soonest.

    You may go to the Family Law Facilitators office at the local family law courthouse in Orange County for assistance. However, it's best to consult with an attorney in your area.

    Best of luck!

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  • I am in the Navy. 2yrs now and before I joined I got arrested for a DUI and navy doesn't know, I never got charged.

    What will the navy do? I have a court date soon and I don't want it to affect my navy career.

    Harris’s Answer

    First, retain a competent attorney who practices in DUI defense. Retain them ASAP and have them represent you.

    Second, silence is golden! Keep your mouth shut. Don't tell any shipmates. Nobody.

    Your party line: this happened PRIOR to my enlistment. Hopefully, you were honest on all information provided during the recruitment process.

    Discuss potential post-conviction disclosure if it arises with your attorney.

    Best of luck!

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  • Have a temp DVRO, court is this coming week. She's hired a lawyer, do I need one too?

    I placed a DVRO against my ex fiance. I have overwhelming documentation of abuse and harassment. She also cause $4.5 k in damages to my property in the process. She's hired a lawyer who's contacted me. My ex's career would be great...

    Harris’s Answer

    If she hired an attorney, then YES, I would get one, too.

    If you wish to dismiss the hearing, then you can do that when you appear in front of the judge. You can dismiss it without prejudice and if she pulls this crap again, file another DV/TRO.

    Best to consult with local counsel.

    Protect yourself at all times.

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