What did you serve and who is the opposing side an attorney or your ex? If you served a summons and petition the summons directs the other party how long they have to respond. On the other hand if someone requested the proof of service I would send it out of courtesy.
Is there a prior custody order? If so you need to read it and see how it addresses moving out of the County. Have you discussed this matter with the father? Child support is not a factor that is considered, though many people think it is. If there are no orders you are basically free to go where you want but understand the father has a right to be a part of the child's life.
I would not go the contempt route. I would suggest you file a request for modification of custody based on violation of the court order and perhaps endangering the children (if he is drinking around them). Contact an attorney in your area, many such as myself offer free consultations. I always tell people I don't care who you retain but you should have an attorney for custody cases.
My first question would be is does your friend have an attorney. There are so many factors that must be considered to give an informed response. There are things that can be done while the divorce is moving along. I would suggest she contact an attorney immediately. Many such as myself, here in Fresno, offer free consultations.
Contrary to what her husband says there is plenty she can do.
I practice in Fresno and right now you are set for a short cause hearing. If your ex , or you wants to pursue the matter as a contested hearing you will be given another court date. At the contested hearing he can bring witnesses but he will have to give you a witness list and a short synopsis of what each witness will be testifying to. In most cases the witness list is produced 10 days before the contested hearing.
Contact an attorney in your area to assist you as there are several rules,...
Yes you can divorce your husband, California is a no fault state therefore you do not have to state a reason except irreconcilable differences.
I suggest you contact an attorney in your area to assist you. You may be eligible for some reimbursement of the money he took out of the bank and the car he took.
This was answered previously but because it is an attorney filing has nothing to do with it. I practice Family Law in Fresno and this has been an ongoing situation where some tings get posted before others. There are a number of clerks and they post when they get the time. As stated remember that Banner is not the official record of filings.
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