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03/29/2010 - Petition for dissoulation filed by petitioner
04/26/2010 - Preliminary declaration regarding service of declaration of disclosure and income and expense statement filed by petitioner.
07/01/2010 - Order to show case re child custody, visitation and child support on 07/01/2010 granted per written order.
07/01/2010 - Findings and order after hearing, heard on 07/01/2010.
07/18/2010 - Mediation: Both parties appeared - ezp
10/18/2010 - order to show case re child custody, visitation and child support on 10/26/2010 vacated per stipulation and order filed 10/18/2010.
10/18/2010 - Mediation: Both parties appeared - ezp
01/25/2012 - Notice of motion to modify support order on 01/25/12 - Re child support granted per written order.
What will be the next step?
If you custody and visitation worked out you have probably overcome the biggest hurdle. However, you still must seek bifurcation of status (the formal way of asking for a divorce) and divide up the community assets and debts. These issues can be taken care of all at once if the parties agree on everything. If not, then you can write up a stipulation regarding the items you do agree on and ask for a trial date on the issues you do not agree on. This is a very cursory overview and the facts of your case must be analyzed to determine what is in your best interest. For instance, if the other party is carrying your health insurance, you should know and be prepared for it to cease once bifurcation of status is taken. This is an example of just one of many issues that cannot be overlooked for making prudent decisions in the dissolution process. I also forgot to mention the issue of spousal support--it must also be addressed.
I would be happy to speak with you if you would like. I can be reached at 909-635-2023.
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