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Annette L Goudy

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  • My husbands attorney would like me to sit down in a mediation type setting with him and my husband.

    If I did not agree to a meeting with them they told me I would get an ultimatum. I have only received preliminary declaration of disclosure. I feel that not all information is on the assets and debts and is missing quite a bit of info such as re...

    Annette’s Answer

    Yes, he is breaking the law if he fails to disclose ALL community and separate property assets. I would not advise walking into any meeting with your spouse and his lawyer alone. You will likely not be happy with the outcome. You need to hire counsel.

    Good luck!

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  • IS DCFS TDM MEETING HELD ANY WHERE ELSE OTHER THAN A COURT HOUSE?

    MY CHILD AND I ATTENDED A TDM MEETING THAT WAS HELD AT A DCFS OFFICE. MY CHILD WAS PLACED IN FOSTER CARE THE DAY OF THIS MEETING.ALTHOUGH I HAD PLACEMENT RESOURCES ATTEND THE MEETING WITH ME. I DID NOT HAVE ANY TYPE OF LAWYER PRESENT NOR WAS I ...

    Annette’s Answer

    A TDM can be held at Social Services. Lawyers are usually not present. In order to have a TDM, there must've been a petition already filed about your child. There wouldn't be a TDM without a petition having been filed. The first TDM is usually held around the time of placement of the child. Another TDM will be held towards the end of the life of the case, to determine proper placement for the child. I suggest you contact the public defender that was assigned to you, or contact another attorney, to get some advice about what is going on, because it seems as if you're not sure what's happening. By now, you should've received a copy of the petition as well as the social services report, outlining the reasons for your child's placement in foster care. Good luck to you.

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  • How do I fight an exparte without a lawyer and not in court? What rights do my children, 16 and 13, have at their age to decide?

    Kids are 16 and 13; Have lived with me full time for 2 years, have not seen their dad for nearly a year and have had limited to no communication with their dad, 2-3 texts during the last year, because of his lack of interest and unreliability. I e...

    Annette’s Answer

    You need to contact an attorney in the area local to the ex parte hearing IMMEDIATELY. Failure to appear could mean his request could be granted. Call now. There are many issues involved and it sounds like you may have done everything right. Don't blow it by not having an attorney there to represent you.

    Good luck!

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  • Does my ex husband have to testify in court in a domestic violence case against me

    He was served a subpoena, but does not want to appear nor testify.

    Annette’s Answer

    If he has been subpoenaed to court, then he must appear, or else the court will issue a bench warrant for his arrest. As far as testifying, you don't say if this is a DV being brought by the DA due to violence towards your ex husband, or someone else. As long as he isn't being accused of any crime, then he cannot even plead the 5th Amendment. It appears he will have to testify. He should consult with an attorney if he has any questions.

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  • How much child support should a father pay? Both parents make around $75,000 per year. Both own their own homes in equal value.

    Mother has one child and is single. Father has three children and is married. Father's wife has a $10,000 per year income. Father covers 100% of child's medical insurance. Father has no contact with child. Both parents live in California.

    Annette’s Answer

    Both counsel are correct. You can figure this out by yourself, or consult with a local attorney for help, if you think you need some.

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  • My daughter lives in Portland Oregon with her mom. Is it true I loose my rights to see her after the age of twelve?

    We have a court ordered parent plan and I live in Lake Tahoe. My daughter is 13 and her mother gas convinced her I am not a good father. I want a say in this?

    Annette’s Answer

    Why in the world would you think you could lose your rights to see your daughter at age 12? If you have a court order that outlines visitation, that order is the order until it is changed. Nowhere in California law does it say that visitation stops when the child is 12. Where is the case venued, California, or Oregon?

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  • I need a divorce finished

    I started in 07, to get a divorce. We have five kids together. I started child support, but tk it off. After not doing what we agree upon.I restarted child support this year. I know we will continue to go to court til we agree about the kids, but ...

    Annette’s Answer

    If you are asking to terminate status and become single again, you can ask for that now. It's called a bifurcation of status. But, you really need to finish the entire divorce, and not just the marriage/status part of it. I'd consult with an attorney in your area, and see what needs to be done to get this thing completed.

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  • Can my ex ask for more or increased alimony if I have the following statement in my FL-342 forms?

    I was divorced 15 months ago, my ex and I previously to and had a judgment signed off by the court that stipulated I would pay 15 months of alimony. I agreed to pay her x dollars per month for 15 months. Can she take me back to count for more or i...

    Annette’s Answer

    My first question is, who is the Respondent? If it's your wife, then the court has already determined that the 15 months is sufficient. If she were to try to take you back for either an increase in amount or duration, the likely answer would be no.

    If she is the petitioner, then she may be able to ask for either an increase in time or money.

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  • What information should I provide, about the activities that I might engage in during a visitation.

    I am divorced with “reasonable visitation” I do not have physical or legal custody. My question is that my ex demands to know what, where and who I will be spending time with during my visitation. While, I do not engage in questionable activities ...

    Annette’s Answer

    The first problem is exactly what is meant by "reasonable visitation". That should be clarified, and you should get a set schedule. That will prevent the little control issues from popping up. To answer your question, there really is no information you are required to provide when you have visitation. As long as Mom has your address and you aren't intending on traveling, then you, as the father, are presumed to have parental judgment and control during your custodial periods. If you are traveling, then you need to provide an itinerary. You should probably consult with an attorney in your area in order to have someone read the judgment, and make a determination of the best way to proceed.

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  • Will a judge allow a minor to fly unaccompanied??

    Hi, my fiancées daughter is 8 years old and is an only child so she is very mature for her age. Anyway, for the past 5 years he has been flying to get her every other weekend to bring her to our home for visitation. It costs him $1200 every weeken...

    Annette’s Answer

    It depends on the age that the airlines will allow a minor to travel as an unaccompanied minor. A court will not use any age below that. However, it sounds as if your fiance is footing the entire financial bill for the cost of visitation. If you are going to go to court to deal with the issue of her flying unaccompanied, you might consider adding a request to share the costs of transportation for visitation. To be on the safe side, I'd find an attorney in your area and consult with him or her about the thinking of the judges that may hear this case, so you are better prepared to present your case.

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