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Bernie Johannes Kempen

San Francisco Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

Contributor Level 10
  1. I have a current order with my ex Joint and I am "Primary" I would like to move outside of Modesto for various reasons.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Edna Carroll Straus
    2. Bernie Johannes Kempen
    3. Stephen Ross Cohen
    3 lawyer answers

    I practice in Modesto. If you want to move the children from Modesto over the father's objection it will require hiring an attorney and paying for a move away evaluation. This will be a very costly process and most likeky you'll need a stronger set of facts and reasons to succeed. Call me at 1-888- ITSOVER to discuss

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  2. Divorce

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. Daniel Seth Williams
    2. Michael Charles Schwerin
    3. Bernie Johannes Kempen
    4. Gina Marie Famularo
    5. Gregory Paul Benton
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    I agree with Mr Schwerin and want to add that it is unethical to take on a family law case on contingency

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  3. How do you divorce someone in Australia?

    Answered 30 days ago.

    1. Greg Thomas Hill
    2. Samuel R Walker
    3. Gregory Paul Benton
    4. Bernie Johannes Kempen
    5. Kevin H. Pate
    5 lawyer answers

    You friend will need to consult with a lawyer who can provide him the rules for international service provided by the Hague Convention, to which Australia is a signatory. These rules should provide for alternatives for personal service. Other than granting a status dissolution, the jurisdiction of the state in which the inmate is currently incarcerated may also be limited if his wife has never had even minimal contacts with the state and any other relief requested, such as support etc may not...

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  4. Want to move to a diff county with children due to cheaper cost of housing, but my ex husband does not agree

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Bradley Jay Faber
    2. Paul Adam Swiller
    3. Edna Carroll Straus
    4. Bernie Johannes Kempen
    5. Robert Andrew Michael Burns
    5 lawyer answers

    You need to give him 45 days written notice of your intention to move. He is entitled to go to court and ask the court to stop you moving your children pending a move away evaluation (costing. $5k- $10k to be shared). The existing custody arrangement will determine who has the burden of proof. Ultimately the court will decide the matter based on the best interests of the children, but will deny your move if it determines that your reasons are whimsical and/or intended to frustrate the father's...

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  5. I'm 16 and my boyfriend's 26. Advice?

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Edna Carroll Straus
    2. Jay Scott Finnecy
    3. Jennifer J Wirsching
    4. Robert Andrew Michael Burns
    5. Bernie Johannes Kempen
    5 lawyer answers

    I echo all the legal responses given. However, I find it hard to believe that your parents fully support this relationship.

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  6. Hired new attorney, is 26 days enough time to prepare for MSC? Does attorney need to get opposing counsel's OK or permission?

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Michael Charles Doland
    2. Stephen Ross Cohen
    3. Bernie Johannes Kempen
    3 lawyer answers

    Your representation questions are complex and lacking facts, only conclusions. It is of utmost importance that you have faith in your attorney and that your attorney can count on your cooperation. Without a strong attorney/ client relationship, your case is doomed

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  7. Am I doing anything against our court order?

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Martha Bronson
    2. Leslie Faye Juris
    3. Bernie Johannes Kempen
    4. Edna Carroll Straus
    5. Aaron J. Leetch
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    A lawyer will have to review your order in order to give you an assessment of your options.

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  8. Can an Opposing Attorney serve by email a Domestic Violence ex parte TRO if the restrained party replies in any way?

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Marc Elliot Grossman
    2. Bernie Johannes Kempen
    3. Harry Edward Hudson Jr
    3 lawyer answers

    A DV restraining order requires personal service. The remainder of your questions require further information and analysis

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  9. My wife's attorney is constantly lying in court and in declarations. What can I do?

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Bernie Johannes Kempen
    2. Cynthia Lajean White
    3. Tee F. Kennedy
    3 lawyer answers

    None of the examples you cite rise to the level of a fraud on the court. If you have better examples of material misrepresentations a complaint to the State Bar will be appropriate. However a Request for Sanctions may actually put money in your pocket

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  10. Child Support .. in California does new spouse income is taken under consideration when establishing child support.

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Bernie Johannes Kempen
    2. Anne Marie Healy
    2 lawyer answers

    Yes you do but the court may only use new spouse income for the purposes of its tax effects, so new spouse income may help the spouse because the household income may be in a higher tax bracket

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