I am a returning customer. There were messages from you asking if we had further questions on the same subject. These are the further questions and I had the impression that the earlier payment would cover this as well. As such, if the payment I make today is not needed, please refund.
ATTENTION OF SOCRATEASER please.
Further questions on the same subject as before.
If you need clarifications concerning Australia Law, please ask, we can get responses and forward to you.
(In responding to the queries below, would you please quote the California Law clauses (not Case Law only), stating also the name of the Legal Document being quoting from? Would you also please provide the same information for the earlier (well appreciated) reply?
NEW INFORMATION MAINLY ABOUT EVENTS AFTER THE EARLIER SUBMISSION
1. Same man (M) and same woman (F). same child (C)
2. F returned to Australia early June with M and C
3. About 1 week after returning to Australia, F told M that she and C would not be returning at this time to the US. M had been thinking his return to the US would be along with F and C.
4. Arising from the above change, M has already returned to the US (not at the end of the month as planned), hoping that F and C would be following later, after F’s father returning to health, following 2 haemorrhagic strokes in the past 4 weeks.
5. At this point, F thinks such return is not a possibility. However, M is aware that F and C remaining in Australia is indefinite, considering the circumstances.
6. While M now lives in California for his work as a Marine, his Family of Origin is in New York and Pennsylvania. His connection with them is fairly close.
7. The relationship between M and F has not been healthy. There were weekly visits to a counsellor by both of them. The relationship has been marked by significant bullying and threats of physical violence by M towards F.
8. F expects another child in mid-November.
ISSUE A - LONG TERM AND FINANCIAL
9. M told F that without F and C having Social Security numbers, M cannot file retirement papers (retirement can take place end 2013). F thinks this is unlikely.
10. F is not agreeable to C getting dual citizenship - Australian and US. F has stated this to M, and stated a refusal to sign any relevant documents for obtaining such dual citizenship.
11. M has said that he wishes to make C the beneficiary (or a beneficiary) of his pension and of a Will that he intends preparing. M has said this will not be possible unless C has a Social Security number. This is a matter of concern for F, who considers such requirement unlikely. F would like to know if C cannot be a beneficiary – of pension and Will - without a Social Security number.
12. In the past 8 weeks, M purchased a house with the aid of a bank loan. To enable such a loan from the bank, F was required, by M and by the bank, to sign away any and all claims on that house. F wonders if such signing-away, for which she was denied any legal advice, is valid, and if it would remain valid in the event of a divorce and property settlement.
13. F is aware that the (Govt) Child Support
Agency of Australia has reciprocal arrangements with corresponding Govt bodies in the US to ensure child support is paid, even if a formal separation or divorce takes place. F wishes to know of any pitfalls or difficulties that may arise in this.
ISSUE B - WELFARE OF CHILDREN AND THEIR CONTACT WITH PARENTS
14. F fears that in the event of a formal separation or a divorce, C – when older - will be required to travel to the US to spend time with M, the father. F is deeply concerned about the risks in doing this, because from her knowledge of examples, there is a significant possibility of M taking C to (for example) Mexico or a South American country, and “vanishing” with C, thus preventing any further contact with F - in effect F loses C. F wishes to take all possible precautions to minimise or eliminate this eventuality. F seeks guidance for this.
ISSUE C - A DIVORCE
15. F is concerned a divorce could happen, and is deeply worried about difficulties she considers could – and would - arise if M initiates a divorce in the US , while F and C remain in Australia. F fears an international custody battle.
16. Even if such does not occur, F gathers that M, on retirement, would prefer to remain in the US East Coast, close to his Family of Origin, and not return to Australia to reside.
17. Considering the above and any other relevant issues, F wonders what options M could be having and considering, that F would be well advised to prepare for.
18. In conclusion, F would like to know of any other considerations overall, that you may wish to suggest F should act on or prepare for.
ATTENTION OF SOCRATEASER PLEASE