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- Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
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- Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
- DUI & DWI
- Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
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- State Bar of California  # 305552
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9 Questions Answered
- Q. If CP's has taken away rights from him how can I file to GI e him back rights
- A: He can file a Request for Order (FL-300) in the court showing a change in circumstances and requesting a modification of custody.
- Q. second time I have had to take emergency custody of my 8-5yr sons in 2yrs. Will a judge now give me permanent custody?
- A: Custody is a tricky beast in California. The courts have a public policy to make order for a minor to maintain "frequent and constant contact with both parents." This can sometimes mean that even parents who you personally feel should not have their kids, will end up with custody. One exception to this policy is if the parents are a threat to their child's "health, safety, and/or welfare." Obviously, passed out drunk in the car with the kids qualifies as such a threat. However, this threat must be something that is ongoing, a one-time event, or even a series of events, could fall short of grounds to remove the child from the parent. This is a very complicated question and many different factors would play into whether someone would get custody of a minor. Are you the other parent, a grandparent, friend, etc.? Not really something that a quick short answer can solve.
- Q. I have overpaid 30K in child support. Can the overpayment be applied to future spousal support?
- A: Yes, you can also request a refund. But make sure you work this out with the Department of Child Support Services before modifying any payments in the future.
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