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  • What do I do if I was mailed contempt papers that were supposed to be personally served?

    Court papers were mailed to my parents house that were supposed to be PERSONALLY served to me. Do I have to go to court? Do I have to respond? It is a contempt case. What are the ramifications? What if the other person lies and says they have proo...

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    It is best to err on the side of caution. You have constructive notice even though the service is deficient. You want to go to protect yourself.

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  • What are my options given the situation? At the very least, I want this to clear up my credit.

    During a family law case (custody hearing) in 2010, a judge ordered my ex to pay $1500 of my attorney fees, and if she were to become delinquent in paying the $1500, she was to pay my entire legal fees (about $9000) to a particular law firm. Since...

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    You should review your retainer agreement. Typically, while attorney's will seek fees for their client's from the opposing party, the contract provides that the client owes the fees regardless of whether a court order is obtained requiring the other side to contribute to your fees. You most likely owe the fees to the lawyer and your ex most likely owes the fees to you.

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  • What should I expect now? What do I need to do to resolve this matter?

    I attempted suicide while my kids were at their grandmother's house, my husband contacted my mother and they found me unconscious in my room. They contacted the sheriff and paramedics and while in my house they found drug paraphernalia in my room,...

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    The social worker will create a case plan. Work your case plan and cooperate with your social worker.

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  • Can I ask a friend to find out my spouse's travel info as I worry he may be leaving the country and not pay support?

    I am in the process of a divorce and we have a temporary support order in place. My ex has been careless and late on his payment and after trying to do everything in his power to make me exhausted by using all my funds since he was the primary pro...

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    Be careful about asking your friend to violate someone else's privacy rights, they could get into trouble with their employer. As for traveling, or moving, your ex has the right to move and even if he was doing it to avoid a support obligation the court could not prevent him from moving, providing he is not trying to take the child.

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  • Can mom recording the child after he objected it? is she putting his life a danger?

    My son told me that his mom while she was taking him to see the therapist, they were arguing in her car, she started recording him, he told her that she can't record him and she told him it is not his business, the child threatened her that he wil...

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    California is a two party consent state so she should not be recording him without his permission. If she is placing him in danger and has caused him harm then you may want to reach out to CWS or file a Request for Order to seek a modification to the current orders. Your son has a right to speak to the judge if he wants to as he is over the age of 14.

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  • What's the chances of getting full custody of my son seeing how my ex is unable to interact with our son

    I been living with my ex for the past year we have a one year old son together I been then primary person in his live while my ex worked and provided food and shelter. But she never spends time with our son and brings random men in to the house an...

    Tammi’s Answer

    It sounds as if you have a good case for custody. You should maintain a journal of the incidents you observe so you can thoroughly communicate the concerns you have to the court.

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  • Can their mom pick them up from school when its my weekends my court order says i can pick them up after 4 from school

    Good morning i get my 3 kids on every other weekend from Friday after school at 4 until tuesday thats court order now can their mom go to the school on my weekends on friday and take them out before 4.

    Tammi’s Answer

    The spirit of the order sounds like she should not be picking them up however, your best course would be to ask the court to make specific order indicating the pick up location and specifying that she is not to pick them up on your days.

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  • I have a District Court restraining order question

    Can a defendant in a District Court civil proceeding be served a protective order at the defendant's out of state Post Office Box mailing address? Or would the defendant have to be personally served?

    Tammi’s Answer

    Personal service is required. Service to a Post Office box is not sufficient.

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  • Ex will not respond to lawsuit or request for Meet and Confer.

    Had to sue ex because she is completely unresponsive about community debt. No response to lawsuit, e-mails, request to meet and confer. What is a reasonable amount of time before the actual court date to wait? Can it be last minute as in the nig...

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    Your question is very unclear. If she provides her paperwork late you can ask for a continuance.

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  • Family Law Court in Glendale, CA

    I am filing for divorce in the city of Glendale in California and I was wondering which city's family court I need to go to petition and submit my paperwork? Thanks.

    Tammi’s Answer

    There us a courthouse located at 600 E Broadway in Glendale.

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