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  • Missed Court date , I requested modification of support order

    What happens if I request a court date to have modification of child support but now can not make it and don't need to as i found a new job and will be making payments.....I filed the motion to reduce support myself thru child support offices and ...

    Elizabeth’s Answer

    A no show us not a good idea. You want to make a favorable impression on the Judge. Go to the OC Courts website and find the telephone number for the Court Room and explain your circumstances to the clerk. Tell her you want to take the matter "off calendar"

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  • Temporary spousal support. Doesn't it end when a full settlement has been agreed upon and executed?

    My wife and I have finally arrived at a final settlement amount and agreement. We were married only 3 years and have no children. During the course of the divorce process, the judge ordered temporary spousal support in the amount of $500 that en...

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    Your final Judgment when entered supersedes a temporary Order.

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  • I found out my sons dad is smoking meth and abusing prescription pills. what should I do? He spends weekends at his dad's

    I don't have proof. Just a really good friend of mine had told me that he was at his place begging people to let him buy pills or meth off him. I don't know what to do.

    Elizabeth’s Answer

    Without more information re best advice we can give is to consult with a family law attorney. You have a duty to protect your child. But you must be careful about false accusations
    Consult an att right away

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  • How to submit to the court violations of custody and visitation order without filing for a hearing on contempt?

    Id like to submit to the court violations of the custody/visitation order so the court is aware of them and they can be used for evidence if necessary in any future hearings. However I do not want to file for a contempt hearing against my ex. Can ...

    Elizabeth’s Answer

    I suggest that you keep a daily journal regarding custody and visitation. Do not include anything else. The Journal can be used as evidence to support your testimony regarding a pattern of behavior if you do go to court. If there is nothing before the court right now the Court will not read anything The help of a Family Law Attorney would also be a good idea.

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  • If a judge takes away my parental rights is there a way to get them back later on?

    I think the judge wants to take away my rights as a parent, even though I have completed all of the courts requests/orders.

    Elizabeth’s Answer

    If your Parental Rights are Terminate then rhey are forever terminated. You need to fight for your rights as a parent now. There is no other chance.

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  • Ex wife attempting to move kids out of county in violation of court order. Do I need to notify her in writing that I don't agree

    Our settlement agreement and court order states we both must agree in writing or obtain a court order to move the kids out of the county. She just notified she is moving 150 miles away in two weeks - wants 50/50 for the summer (week on / week off)...

    Elizabeth’s Answer

    Get an atty and get to court immediately to stop the move away on every legal objection available to you. Then try to work with mom in the best interests of the children

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  • My ex has just notified me she plans to move to a different city and take my kids. What are my options?

    We have joint legal custody and physical custody from the court. However, she temporarily has about 70% physical custody as she lives in a neighborhood I can't afford and it's 45 minutes each way to drop off the kids for school. So now sh...

    Elizabeth’s Answer

    You must move quickly and file to stop the move away. She gave you very short notice so contact an attorney today

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  • Communicating With My Spouse During Divorce

    I have been asked by my wife's attorney to cease direct communication with my wife, claiming that it is my wife's desire. My wife and I have been communicating since our divorce was filed a year and half ago. All my communications have been polite...

    Elizabeth’s Answer

    If you both have attorneys, then the normal course of action is to communicate through the attorneys. However, if you believe that this is not your wife's wishes, then you need to email or call her and ask her directly. In general, if the attorney asks that you no longer contact her directly, then it is also her wishes, for whatever reason. That is one of the reasons for getting a lawyer.

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  • Is it possible to legally kick out of the house 19 yrs old stepdaughter if my wife objects?

    Can I legally kick out of the house 19 year old stepdaughter if her mother (my wife) does not want to kick her out? I am the only legal owner of the house (bought it before marriage). Stepdaughter does not want to either study or work, brings home...

    Elizabeth’s Answer

    You probably have the legal right to kick her out. But don't be surprised if your wife goes with her. Seek help with an attorney or a counselor to see what can be done to resolve your concerns before you put your marriage bin jeopardy

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  • What legal ground does a parent have to stand to avoid adult sibling picking minor up when parent time ends?

    I want my adult child to pick up my minor child from the custody exchange location. Court order is silent w regard to others picking child up. Other parent is so disagreeable that if i say the sun is shining, he would say it is dark as night out. ...

    Elizabeth’s Answer

    Since the current order is silent on this matter, father is also within his rights to only turn the child over to you. However you can take your adult child with you to the exchanges to witness any bad behavior of the other parent that can be used at your trial. I agree with the other attorney that this is an important and technical matter. Please get an attorney to assist you.

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