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My ex wife received a Gavron warning. She is now working 32

My ex wife received a Gavron warning. She is now working 32 hours a week still under the 40 hour work week and to her ability. Can I request from the California family law court my spouse provides monthly report to show she is working to her capability and minimum of 40 hours per work?

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During a divorce one is limited to not making any financial

During a divorce one is limited to not making any financial or related investments or changes. We have a post nuptial that states whats his is his and whats mine is mine and unless we join names property is separate and equitable. When considering a new investment is it best to first make the investments and then apply for divorce?

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My husband continues to insist that he cannot afford to pay

Hi again,My husband continues to insist that he cannot afford to pay for a second place. I told him I would leave and find a place with the kids and he has told me he will not allow me to leave with the kids. How can I do this legally? Again he is in the Coast Guard with orders to Washington, DC and we reside in Maryland. Thanks

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My ex-wife called the hotel I had reservations at with my

My ex-wife called the hotel I had reservations at with my children pretending to be my wife in order to "confirm" my reservations. When she found out i had canceled the reservations, she became irate and demanded to know who changed the reservations and was insistent that I was staying there. the Desk clerk was concerned enough she called me to confirm the reservations were canceled. Is it a crime for her to impersonate my wife to obtain personal information about me? the call was recorded. How do I obtain a copy of the recording?JA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: We live in NJ, but the reservations were in TN.JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: I emailed my friend who is a family lawyer. I have been representing myself Pro Se in the past 4 post divorce motions I have had to file.JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Where we live? we live in New Jersey. both my ex and I. the Hotel was in Tennessee.JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: She is also stalking my wife. She (my ex) drove 40 min (35 miles) out of her way with the children to try to get them to tell her where my wife lives. We currently have two houses while I try to sell my house.

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Connecticut Family law/divorce question My wife has filed a

Connecticut Family law/divorce questionMy wife has filed a divorce in CT but she has no intention nor the money to go to a trial. She doesn't want a mediation either.She wants me to negotiate a settlement with her lawyer. Nothing is clear and I told my wife I'm upset. I have a health condition and it's affecting me seriously. I went to the ER this week and I was prescribed a follow up with a neurologist. So she sent me a partial copy of an email from her lawyer that reads:"I don't know why – we haven't even discussed anything yet. My entire goal here is to keep this from a judge. I will put something together that might calm him down. ..."QUESTION : can a wife file a divorce lawsuit with the intention to "keep it from the judge" and avoid trial ?

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In the state of Oklahoma can an unmarried mother of a 17

In the state of Oklahoma can an unmarried mother of a 17 month old baby relocate out of state if there is no custody agreement in placeJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Relocation has already been in affect for 1 month the child's father who never maintained and consistent visitation nor filed for custody and at one point said he was giving up his rights and moving out of state is now attempting to file for 50/50 saying the mother cannot leave the state (again relocation already happened) the mother even had told him she was moving prior to the move. Again there is no custody agreement in placeJA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Mother moved from Oklahoma to Alabama

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My ex and I have previous agreed on a plan via e-mail summer

My ex and I have previous agreed on a plan via e-mail for the summer as to when we would each have the kids overnight. Now, they are trying to take the final week of summer back and not allow me to have the kids. This upcoming week is vacation week and I had scheduled time off work and we were going to go out of town for a couple of nights. Can I ask my lawyer to file for an emergency hearing in this situation and hopefully have it scheduled Tues or Wed to hopefully get the kids for what days remain for the week?

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I went out of the country weeks travel. I informed the Dad

Hello, I went out of the country for 2 weeks for international travel. I informed the Dad and our Son's Minor's Counsel but both claim that proper notice was not given. So the Minor's Counsel filed an emergency motion asking Court that a) I return immediately, b) Father to have temporary physical custody until the next court hearing date which is on 6/26.I returned. We already have a custody plan in place. On 6/26, will the original custody orders remain or do I have to fight for custody all over again?

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We have joint legal custody of our children and the court

We have joint legal custody of our children and the court allowed a GAL for our case based on my lawyer and my initiative a couple of years ago. My ex is saying that I cannot have the kids during our planned vacation this coming week which was during a segment of the summer that we previously agreed upon. Timing is tight as my work vacation time is this coming week.Is there a legal sequence that should play out chronologically so resolution can happen most timely and effectively? I don't want resolution to be delayed or derailed b/c of me not following some implied legal sequence.On one hand, I'm concerned that my lawyer won't be quick enough to jump on this, but also wonder if the GAL will do anything if my lawyer hasn't addressed it first with my ex's lawyer?1) For example, do I need to respond to my ex first, then my lawyer, then my lawyer contact the GAL potentially… *IF* we can convince the GAL to get involved?2) Or, should I initiate with both my lawyer and the GAL directly in the same e-mail and ask that the GAL contact my ex to allow me to have the kids?Thanks!

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