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Donald Frederick Conviser

Donald Conviser’s Answers

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  • If my Ex wife tricked me into signing over the house to her and now she wants to sell it. Is there anything that I can do?

    I was in distress and she lied to me and confused me with the divorce paperwork. I did not know that I signed over the house until after it happened.

    Donald’s Answer

    Retain an experienced family law attorney to advise and represent you, without delay, to file a Motion to set aside the judgment.

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  • Can I hire an atroney after a trial has started?

    Can I hire an attorney after a trial has started? I had day one of my divorce trial, we were seen for on,y 2 hours, and the judge ordered a Child Custody Evaluation, and set the next date for trial resumption 5 months away for time to complete ...

    Donald’s Answer

    Yes. Interview experienced family law attorneys until you find one in whom you have confidence.

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  • My ex wife is upset at my current wife about parenting.

    My daughter, (CPS was involved, took all of my ex wife's children and I got custody of my two) asked my current wife why her friend could choose where she wanted to live because she was 14 and now my daughter is 14 and was asking if she could do...

    Donald’s Answer

    Unless your wife was a party to the case, her telling your daughter was not breaking the order so long as you had told your wife that you were ordered to advise others not to say anything about the court proceedings. If you told your wife about your dealings with the judge but didn't advise your wife not to say anything about the court proceedings to your daughter, you could be in hot water. However, your wife could possibly refuse to testify based on the husband-wife privilege, so if you advised your wife not to say anything about the court proceedings to your daughter (and testify that you so advised her), and she nevertheless told your daughter, you might have an ounce of protection. But then, the judge could consider that your home might not be a safe environment for your daughter to visit.

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  • How soon before I can file a RFO in a new county?

    I've filed a RFO for a request for change of venue to the county where my ex and I both live. Assuming the judge approves the change of venue, how soon after can I file a new RFO in the new county?

    Donald’s Answer

    As soon as the new county notifies you that the case has been received and entered into its records. It could possibly be assigned a new case number, and if that occurs, you would need to file your documents under the new case number.

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  • My son got his ears pierced, without my consent, on his dad's weekend.

    My 14 year old son, sees his father every other weekend. I talked to my son about not getting his ears pierced until he was older, giving him time to decide if he still feels the same about it. On his father's weekend visit, he had his father tak...

    Donald’s Answer

    You can't unpierce his ears, so best to drop it. Just communicate to your son in a way that he would be receptive to what you say, and convey your feelings regarding other body piercings, ear loops and tattoos, and hope that he will respect your wishes.

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  • How to run the bill up?

    Horrible question, but my husband has hidden all assets preventing me from hiring a divorce attorney, but he has one. How might me, pro per run up his attorneys bill? No one probably wants to touch this, but maybe you could share from your exp...

    Donald’s Answer

    Hire an experienced family law attorney to represent you on a limited scope basis to file an RFO for attorney's fees. Once you prevail on that RFO, blast your husband with relevant, detailed discovery.

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  • Filing a response to regular divorce petition

    My wife has filed for a regular divorce. We do not have assets or debts or children and so she doesnt' want spousal support. If i were to file a response with the same clause, i heard that then it'll be contested case and it needs to be settled by...

    Donald’s Answer

    Accord with the prior response. It is dangerous to use a document preparer - they are not allowed to give you legal advice. 1) If you default and your wife amends the petition, you can file a timely response to her amended petition. I don't know what you mean when you ask: "what if we have an agreement because I file response. Can she do the same? 2) The case can be dismissed by your wife if you haven't responded, but you can't force her to dismiss the case. If you respond, it will take both your and her signatures to dismiss the divorce case - and if you decide not to dismiss the divorce case, you can move the case forward. You would best retain an experienced family law attorney to advise and represent you.

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  • Can I revoke my signature I signed for legal separation based on the fact I signed under duress?

    I am in the military my wife handed me separation papers after an overseas deployment. Although the papers stated I can only talk to my children once a week and once a year visitation for 2 weeks only constrained to Monterey. She promised she woul...

    Donald’s Answer

    If you are back from overseas deployment, that would likely constitute a material change of circumstances justifying a modification of child custody. You would best retain an experienced California family law attorney to advise and represent you.

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  • For 10 years ex-wife's house is beyond nasty. I don't want known as that guy but I am very concerned? Who do I call?

    For 10 years this has been going on. My ex-wife's house is beyond nasty, despicable. I am afraid for the kids health. I don't want to be a pain in the neck but enough is enough already. Who do I call, I don't have a clue? I feel like I'm telling o...

    Donald’s Answer

    Can you photograph the mess? If so, that would comprise some evidence that would support a Request for Order to modify child custody. Do you want custody of your children? Are you well enough to assume custody of your children if you were awarded their custody? I don't recommend calling Child Protective Services because that could possibly result in their being sent to live in foster homes.

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  • Why would ca drop a case then pick up exactly one year later and not inform me ?

    I live in Nebraska but Fresno ca picked up a resisting arrest on me a year after they dropped it and never informed me I do have a past but have cleaned up my act since the last offence and they said it was dropped I don't live in ca any more but ...

    Donald’s Answer

    You should retain an experienced criminal defense attorney to advise and represent you.

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