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Jenn Yan Wen Fei

Jenn Yan Wen Fei’s Answers

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  • Can I get my ring back?

    Wife was unfaitful the entire marriage.

    Jenn Yan Wen’s Answer

    Are you talking about the wedding or engagement ring that you gave to your wife? If so, the answer is no. That is a gift to her and since you married her, she gets to keep them. California is a no-fault state, so even if she was unfaithful, you can't ask the court to punish her for what she did. If this ring is yours, then you should be able to get it back.

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  • Legal custody

    I have a 3.5 year old daughter. She has been really aggressive. Well she has always been really but more the. Usual that past few months. Me and my ex wife share joint legal custody. She wants to take her to a child psychiatrist and I am on the fe...

    Jenn Yan Wen’s Answer

    Is there anything in the previous court order that addresses this issue? The order may state that the two of you must give written permission for her to receive any psychological help, or that either of the parents can make the decision. If the former is the case, then your ex can take you to court. If it's the latter, then she may be able to just make the decision on her own and you would have to go to court to stop her.

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  • I am wanting to file for full custody of my two daughters ages 4 and 2 and I need to know what are the possibilities of this?

    I currently live in California I am unemployed and live with my mom and my sister I am getting money from the government and I am looking for a job. The father lives in Utah he is employed full time and he recently just got married what are the od...

    Jenn Yan Wen’s Answer

    It is always worth pursuing if you are the parent. However, the court will look to see what is in the best interests of the children when making an order. If your kids have been with the dad for the last few years and he provides them with a stable household and there is no abuse involved, it would be unlikely that the court would order a complete change in custody. You are missing a lot of facts here, but I would suggest that you work to establish a stable household before you try for full custody, but again, it's unlikely that the court will completely cut ties between the children and their father. You should at the very least have visitation and joint custody rights.

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  • Can a lawyer help my child custody case and do it pro bono in california

    I'm trying to get full custody of my kids

    Jenn Yan Wen’s Answer

    If you are financially needy, you can also google legal aid centers in California. They have volunteer attorneys who take on cases for them, otherwise you will have to call each individual attorney, and it will be difficult to find a pro bono attorney that way.

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  • My Fathering rights are being denied.

    My ex girlfriend is denying me my fathering right. Our son is not yet born, but she is denying me all my fathering right from being there to visiting to last name. Also she is threatening me and accusing me of physically hurting her and trying to ...

    Jenn Yan Wen’s Answer

    You can file a paternity action in court to determine if you are actually the child's father. Then, the court will move on to child custody, visitation and support after the child is born. Meanwhile, your ex-girlfriend can seek support from you for pregnancy related expenses.

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  • If the mother of the newborn, denies the father his rights, can she deny giving the newborn his last name?

    Mother is denying my cuzin his rights to be a father and is prohibiting him to see the baby (before child is even born). I was told that they cannot release a newborn from a hospital without the fathers permission is this true?

    Jenn Yan Wen’s Answer

    No, it's not true that she would need the father's permission to leave the hospital. She can give the child any last name she wants. There is no law about what last name the child should have. Your cousin would need to determine paternity first and then child custody, visitation and support.

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  • My daughter lives with me and the mother doesn't feel it's her financial responsibility anymore, should I file for child support

    Custody of my daughter was changed from Mother having full custody to us having a joint legal custody w/daughter living w/me and seeing Mother every other weekend, alternate holidays and such.Mother doesn't feel it's her financial responsibility a...

    Jenn Yan Wen’s Answer

    If she was on welfare, then you'll probably have to go through DCSS. But yes, you should definitely still file for support. This is strange that you say that there has never been a support case open, but that the two of you had joint legal custody. Did you just give it that title, or is there a court order? Generally, if you went to court for custody, the court must determine support.

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  • My wife left me to go back to Mexico to her family after we had an argument over three years ago

    She did this a few times during the 1 year of marriage but this time she did not comeback. She also is refusing to give me a divorce stating I should give her alimony as she put $ into the marriage (we both did). She has a girl but we had no chil...

    Jenn Yan Wen’s Answer

    You don't need her permission to get a divorce. File for divorce and try to get her served in Mexico. If you can't serve her there because you don't know where she is, then you can serve her by posting. Good luck.

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  • Is abusive estranged spouse who I fled and am currently in hiding entitled to any lottery winnings I win (upwards of a million)?

    I left an abusive spouse, fled and left everything behind and went into hiding. the divorce has not yet been filed and its over a year. I don't want to give him any money, I have pictures of bruises where he assaulted me (not reported out of fear)...

    Jenn Yan Wen’s Answer

    I agree with my colleague's answer. I would be very careful giving your lottery ticket to your friend. That friend could walk away with all of the winnings and you would have to chase after him/her to get the proceeds. Besides, even if your friend helped you cash it out, there would still be a paper trail and your ex can still go after it. It's better to address this head on. Find an attorney, and fast.

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  • Can a husband file for divorce from Mexico if his wife lives in California?

    Husband and wife have been married for about 8 years and separated for 5 They both want a divorce. The wife lives in California and is a US citizen. The Husband lives in Tijuana, Mexico and is not a US citizen. What steps MUST be taken for him ...

    Jenn Yan Wen’s Answer

    For the husband to file, it would be Mexican law, but the wife can file for divorce in California. The requirement is that one of them has been a resident of California for the last 6 months and the county in which she files for three months. If she can't find Husband, then she can serve him by posting. If she can serve him, and he wants the divorce too, he could just allow this to go into default, or an uncontested judgment.

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