Dear Sir: First of all, I am sorry to hear about your Health Problems and the economic hardship you are now facing.
This is a good question. First of all, you are entitled to ask the Court to reduce your Child Support obligation if there has been an "involuntary" reduction in you income since the time of the previous court order. This is clearly appears to be the case in your situation. You must disclose the full amount of your disability, and make sure you tell the Judge if it is taxable or...
The law states that parents must equally share all uncovered medical and dental costs. When you pay a uncovered cost, you must provide the other parent with the bill within 30 days. That parent must pay you back half of the amount you paid.
You can ask the Judge to order the other parent to pay you back if that parent does not reimburse you promptly. The important thing is to keep good records of what you paid and to not delay in sending the other parent the bill.
It appears that your Husband may have entered the Default against your recently. You had 30 days from the date that you were first served the Summons to file a Response here at the Court House. If no response is filed, a Default can be entered. This would have the effect of "locking you out" of the case.
This is a very serious matter. Please consult with an experienced Family Law Attorney with out delay.
The first thing to do is to check your Judgment of Dissolution. See what provisions were made regarding Spousal Support. If you agreed to terminate jurisdiction over this issue, than he will not be able to request Spousal Support ever again.
If the issue of Spousal Support is still open, he will have to show that he has a genuine need. Most likely the Court will be highly suspicious of this guy. If he has not needed support in all this time, why does he suddenly need it now?
The proper way...
The first question is has the Court hearing been ordered? It appears that it has as you made a comment about having the matter reconsidered by the Court.
In order for the Court to hear a Request to Reconsider Motion, there must be a new piece of information that was not considered at the initial hearing. That does seem to be the case with your situation. However, a Motion to Reconsider must be filed within a few days of the date of the original hearing. If you do not file the papers before...
The first thing to do is to STOP using any drugs, even if you have a medical marijuana card. Your child's Father is going tell the Court that your substance abuse issues are affecting your ability to parent your child. The next thing is to set yourself up for some random drug testing at a well respected testing facility. A series of clean tests will show the Court that you are clean and should not have your children taken from you.
This is a serious matter. I suggest you consult with an...
This is always a difficult situation. Many parents are convinced that their children do not want to visit with the other parent. Unfortunately, often children are only telling one parent what they think that parent wants to hear. Those are the tough cases where the children are truly caught in the middle of the parents' divorce.
California does allow for children to express their opinions about the parenting schedule. However, they do not get the final say. Kids don't get to run the court...
If you believe that one of your relatives improperly caused your late Father to make certain changes to his will, I can only recommend that you consult with an experienced Probate Law Attorney. These can be very technical cases and require careful research. Unfortunately, this can be an all too common problem with families. There have been many high profile cases over the years where wealthy families have fought over the contents of a relative's will.
I hope this was helpful.
This is a good question.
I do not believe that any of the Judges here in Sacramento County would allow him to "piggy-back" of your custody/visitation motion and use it as an opportunity to modify the Child Support order. The only correct avenue for him to do would be to file his own noticed motion to modify child support. He will need to serve you with an Income and Expense Declaration with the attached financial documentation. Your motion is for custody and visitation. That is the only issue...