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Michael John Harrington
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  • How quickly can my divorce be finalized after filing, and is there a way to speed up the process?

    separated for four years, no children, assets, or property. how quickly after filing will my divorce be finalized, and is there a way to speed up the process?

    Michael’s Answer

    Six (6) months minimum , submitting the forms filled out correctly along with an uncontested divorce will avoid a protracted case.

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  • I need a lawyer

    What can I do if a police officer keep stopping me for no reason keep harrasing me l could be going to the store or restaurant they keep stopping me

    Michael’s Answer

    You can make a complaint to the Captain of that facility.

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  • Do I need a lawyer to fight a civil harassment restraining order?

    I was served last night after 7pm and the court date is for this Tuesday. My neighbor two doors down is trying to put a restraining order on me. I have video and witnesses for two of the incidents that show he is lying and the third incident I w...

    Michael’s Answer

    You need a lawyer to properly present your defense and introduce your evidence.

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  • Does a parents Bonuses or commissions be considered when calculating child support?

    The other parent claims that they make a very lower hourly amount but they earn bonus and commissions each check. Can that be considered in calculating child support? The other parent is claiming it cannot.

    Michael’s Answer

    Yes but bonuses should be averaged over a 12 month period.

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  • Contacting court for continuance? Ex Partie hearing this Monday? Riverside superior court

    The problem is unlike other courts I've seen that post direct information for correspondence or continuance request. ( here in NJ they put it online. In riverside, California's court they have no such information. So how do you request a continuan...

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    You call the main number to the family law clerk and tell them you are making a telephonic appearance then during your hearing you can advise the court about the continuance.

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  • I filed for a divorce. no response from spouse. filed filed default and judgment. How do I undo it?

    Is there a court form I must file in order to stop the divorce or am I too late?

    Michael’s Answer

    You can file a motion to set aside the default or simply dismiss the case without prejudice.

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  • Riverside Court. How will solicitation of prostitution affect my life?? I recently got a misdemeanor for thiis?

    I recently graduated from school and scared how this will affect me in applying for jobs. I am real scared for my future. This is my first and last time to ever do such a thing. I have a clean record but if this goes on my record I dont know what ...

    Michael’s Answer

    There may be a "john" school program. Or such could be offered.

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  • Can I get more time?

    My ex and I have a communication order in place where we can only communicate through a court monitored website. Since we have had it in place, she has talked down to me, tried calling my phone to speak to me directly, and threatened to take me ba...

    Michael’s Answer

    This is grounds for a change in the current orders but more information is needed to evaluate all the circumstances. The court does what is in the best interests of the child. See a lawyer for a consultation.

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  • My spouse likes to go outside and masturbate in front of our house...can i press charges and/or get custody of our child

    Someone saw him recently when driving by and called police and police saw someone run into house naked. Driver didn't want to press charges. He denied it was him and he insisted I lie for him. He has been doing this for years and I'd like to leav...

    Michael’s Answer

    Yes you can use this to request custody.

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  • How to handle a parent that continuously reschedules / cancels child's court ordered appointments?

    Can I consider the other parent interfering with the child's medical treatment if they continuously reschedule and / or cancel the child's appointment without notice? The other parent states that she is not available at the time of the appointment...

    Michael’s Answer

    If the appointments are during your parenting time how can the other parent prevent you from taking the child to the appointment?

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