You are not divorced and need to file the appropriate paperwork to get your divorce finalized. If you and your x spouse still agree on everything it would be best if you contact an attorney to assist you in filing the paperwork you need to get your child custody schedule ordered by the court. This may seem insignificant at the time as you are both in agreement but that may change in the future and it would be best to get this matter settled while you are in agreement. Feel free to contact me...
I agree with the other attorney answers. It is especially important for dividing property and retirement accounts that you do everything correctly. Your courthouse should have a self help center where you can go to have someone give you the proper forms. Alternatively, you can find an attorney for a default divorce at reasonable price if you check around.
I agree with the other attorney answers. You will need to show the court what efforts that you took to locate her, where her last know address was and your attempts to locate her through the information that you have. You could also use a people finder via the internet to try and locate her with her identifying information such as name, DOB, SS#.
You would need to prove that your x is doing something that is not in the best interests of the children ie...the situation presents an immediate threat of harm the children. I am not sure that riding on a tractor with adult supervision would qualify. If there is something illegal or inherently dangerous you could request an emergency temporary order from the family court, you should consult an attorney if you believe that there is a real danger.
As the other attorney's have explained you have two problems, 1) You violated your probation on the first DUI and can get additional time or fines or other added terms if the judge allows your violation to be dismissed. You need to fulfill the terms of probation on the first DUI to get that case over with and proceed with the new DUI. 2) Your new DUI may have increased penalties because you have a first DUI and you were technically still on probation for the first DUI when you got charged with...
The six months you were offered by the judge will likely be the lightest sentence you could expect and if you are found guilty at trial the sentence may be significantly more. You should ask your PD what is your exposure if you are found guilty. That will help you make your decision about whether to roll the dice and go through with a trial.
The best advice in your case is to contact an attorney to assist you. Your situation is to complicated to go alone and if your wife has an attorney of her own why would you want to continue without your own attorney???? www.attorneysamwalker.com