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  • Ex will not respond to lawsuit or request for Meet and Confer.

    Had to sue ex because she is completely unresponsive about community debt. No response to lawsuit, e-mails, request to meet and confer. What is a reasonable amount of time before the actual court date to wait? Can it be last minute as in the nig...

    Tammi’s Answer

    Your question is very unclear. If she provides her paperwork late you can ask for a continuance.

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  • Family Law Court in Glendale, CA

    I am filing for divorce in the city of Glendale in California and I was wondering which city's family court I need to go to petition and submit my paperwork? Thanks.

    Tammi’s Answer

    There us a courthouse located at 600 E Broadway in Glendale.

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  • Is there a law preventing repeated filings to reduce support?

    My divorce was just finalized/signed by the judge last month. We used a forensic evaluator to determine my ex's income as my ex owns his own business and determines his own income and understates his income. Sin...

    Tammi’s Answer

    The can penalize him for abusing the system if it is determined the filings are unreasonable. You're not there yet but if the repeat filings become extreme you can seek that he be found to be a vexatious litigant which will then require that he get permission before filing future requests.

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  • How do i get my exs rights to our daughter terminated.

    He is going to prison (strike 2) for stabbing a guy while he was high. He is in Az and i am in CA. I want to remove his last name from my daughter's and also beable to get her a passport to go see family. He will be in prison for a long time. Atl...

    Tammi’s Answer

    There are a number of things you can do. You can file a Petition to Terminate his parental rights however without a companion adoption, it is unlikely this will be granted. You can file for sole legal custody which will enable you to get the passport. You can file a Petition for Change of Name and ask that her name be changed.

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  • I was at a hearing and had an RO extended on me.....(I was pro per big mistake)

    I was asked to step outside court was closing. When I was in court before I had to wait and get served the RO paperwork with the red stamp. I always keep it with me because my ex likes to make up accusations to say I am violating the RO. Sadly the...

    Tammi’s Answer

    If a new Restraining Order was issued you should be able to obtain a copy of it from the court. If not, the Minute Order should at least tell you what the court ordered.

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  • Hello, I sent in a proof of service with incorrect info for my divorce and child custody.

    I sent in a proof of service with my info when I gave the paperwork to my spouse 3 years ago. It was sent back stating I cannot be the one who serves him. So I resent in paperwork with my friends info who was with me. I also have the incorrect dat...

    Tammi’s Answer

    Once he filed the Response the Proof of Service issue becomes less important as the court now has jurisdiction over him. There is no reason your case should be at a "standstill".

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  • Therapy with children question

    If the family court recommends that my children and I attend counseling together, to reestablish a parent/child relationship, but my children don't want to go to counseling with me, can they make the children (ages 17 and 12) go to therapy? And ca...

    Tammi’s Answer

    The court can order that your children attend therapy but there is little that can be done if they refuse to participate. Just keep trying and realize they suffered through the past with you and will have trouble trusting you are in fact "stabilized".

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  • Can I change who my judge is for my divorce/child custody case in San Diego CA?

    Can I change who my judge is for my divorce/child custody case in San Diego CA? I have had the same judge since 2010 and would like to change who the judge is .

    Tammi’s Answer

    Not once you have appeared before him unless you can prove actual bias.

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  • If I agree for my children to travel to their mother's home country, how can I get them back in case of divorce?

    My wife and I are going through a tough period in our marriage. I agreed for her to take our children next month with her so they can learn the language. She is now saying she may want to stay there (for their school) for a year. From what I re...

    Tammi’s Answer

    You could file for a legal separation and get an agreement in writing signed by a judge before she leaves that makes it a court order that the children will return in time to attend school, that they will attend school in America and that the US is their home

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  • 1. Is it mandatory to attend a default workshop when filing a default judgment in a divorce.

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    Not every county has workshops as you described in your question so only a local attorney can answer the question that you have posted. However, typically workshops are designed to assist people and make sure they know what paperwork to file as opposed to being a requirement prior to filing. If you can figure out the paperwork on your own you may not need to attend the workshop.

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