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Christa Marie Hill

Christa Hill’s Answers

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  • I am going on a family cruise and I want to take my children but my ex is being difficult.

    I have almost 50% custody and there is no reason I shouldn't be able to take them. This is a control issue for my ex or possibly jealous that they cannot be a part of family vacations with me anymore. What needs to be done to get the court's to ov...

    Christa’s Answer

    The Orders in your case are the first step in determining your rights and the obligations set forward as to these issues. In the event that the Judgment does not contain specific language or other Orders regarding this issue, you will likely need to go to the court with a request to have the terms addressed as to the parties' ability to travel /vacation in future.

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  • How do I seek a percentage of overtime in my order for child support modification?

    My ex husband often works overtime and I want that considered in the courts calculation of guideline support due to me for our two children.

    Christa’s Answer

    As part of your Declaration to the court with your papers it appears you are proceeding upon for a modification, you should include any and all facts that you have (including documentation, witnesses, etc.) as part of your case to the court to insure the element is considered as part of the hearing.

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  • How do I argue a hardship claim by my ex husband to lower the amount of support he has to pay for our children?

    He claims he is 100% responsible for this new baby born, but he is remarried, living with child's mother who has an income. Their responsibility to that new child is split so how can he say he's 100% responsible?. The needs of our children togethe...

    Christa’s Answer

    Assuming the matter is proceeding within the court, you have an opportunity to submit your declaration and papers to the court requesting a review of the issues raised by him (harship as indicated) so that when the court runs the Guideline child support figures a determination can be made as to allowing in his claimed harship.

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  • Can i request in family law that comunications with the other parent be done by a professional third party ath is expense?

    my daughter has lived with her father for the last year due to defiance.At the last court date the judge told her father if he was not sharing info. in a timely manner his ability to make decisions would be taken.We both have the same rights physi...

    Christa’s Answer

    I agree that the likelihood of a court ordering a live person for every communication is not likely to be a practical consideration and an alternative (Family Wizard is a common form) communication tool that documents the exchanges may be a better and effective option that a court would consider.

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  • Can I use my ex-wife's Instagram photos to prove she lied about how much money she actually makes?

    In her initial declaration that she filed in retaliation to my child custody motion, my ex-wife lied and said she only makes $1200/month. However, on her Instagram profile, she shows herself conducting business on the side as an event bartender. S...

    Christa’s Answer

    If properly presented and offered into evidence (includes authentication among other evidentiary steps), the information may be used. The rules are very specific and should be referenced though using counsel for this type of circumstance would likely be very helpful.

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  • How can I get my son in the appropriate grade level when his mother disagrees?

    My son is 7 and in kindergarten and he should be in 1st grade based off his age. He has no behavior problems and no learning disability issues. His mother decided to hold him back in kindergarten another year without my consent. His mother and I b...

    Christa’s Answer

    Absent an agreement between the two of you, the court will need to address this issue and make a decision based on the facts and, importantly, the impact on your child that the orders would create.

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  • How to claim back child support ordered by court about 5 years ago?

    I went to court to get child support from ex husband about 5 years ago, i got awarded the back pay but he has not payed that,so how can i get him to pay it if i dont know where he leaves or phone number to get ahold of him

    Christa’s Answer

    Locating his place of residence will help but his employer location is key so that you can have a Wage Assignment issued and served on the employer to obtain the funds owed. The local Dept of child Support services is a resource you can also use and then they can assist in trying to locate and enforce the orders.

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  • What is taken into consideration when figuring child support?

    In 2006 my husband was ordered to pay $80/wk in child support and over the years it never changed. The mother is infuriated that he was awarded more visitation and requested a modification. Her new husband assaulted my husband and injured our baby...

    Christa’s Answer

    The court uses a guideline calculation taking into account factors including percent of timeshare and income, among other financial elements. Absent the two sides reaching an agreement for non-guideline support, the court will likely utilize guideline factors and you can include in your papers any other relevant issues you think should be considered (perhaps a hardship factor.)

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  • Can and how would I collect arrears from CA child support court orders?

    My Ex husband owes arrears of $78,000, our son is 21yrs old.

    Christa’s Answer

    You can collect support via wage assignment issued by the court and can also contact the local Child Support Services division for assistance in pursuing your ex for the sums and using enforcement methods via court to work towards him complying with the orders at issue.

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  • What do I do if my ex husbands employer is not following the court order when paying my spousal support?

    My spousal support was reduced at our final court hearing in Jan 2013. My ex husband took a certified copy of our divorce decree to his payroll dept and the manager reduced the amount to reflect new judgement without being in receipt of a new wag...

    Christa’s Answer

    Get an updated and accurate Wage Assignment served on the present employer (which contains information as to penalties for non compliance on their end) and serve it on employer. If non compliance continues after that, you might consider pursuing them within the court for failure to abide by a court order.

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