Wife cheated on me after 20 years of marriage with a childhood friend of mine. I filed for divorce (California) December 2, 2011. She failed to respond within 30 days, actually never did. I filed for Default in March, but not represented by attorney, paperwork kept coming back to me. I finalized my Default on June 4. She filed a motion to show cause/set aside default June 8. I have been yet to be served (assuming 30 days July 8, today July 3). Called court clerk, response was that I need to show up regardless of being served and inform judge that (1) I was never served, (2) she failed to respond to the initial divorce filing and (3) that too much time has gone by for her to respond now. I requested that I get 100% physical custody of my 3 girls (20, 17 (soon to be 18 in November), 15), the house, and everything. She is to keep her car and her personal belongings. I do not want alimony or child support. My questions are, "When I go to my court hearing in August, what can I expect from the judge and how can I be prepared?
I called the clerks family law department today. The clerk mentioned that I should have been served. I'm assuming that I need to be served within 30 days of my soon to be ex-wifes filing on June 8.
That I understand.
How do I be prepared to show that I am in the right with my paperwork and to get what I am asking for?
Why would she not have legal reason?
So what can I do to be better prepared when I see the judge?
This is great info, but did you have something for 476 too?
Wow, I'm impressed with what you have shared with me. Is there anything else that you suggest that would help me have a strong showing in court?
Ok. What are my options if the judge sides with my soon to be ex?
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