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I live in Pennsylvania divorced for about 5 years. Have paid

I live in Pennsylvania divorced for about 5 years. Have paid spousal support never missing a payment for that whole time. Support to last another 3.5 to 4 years and is $800/ month. Recently had to go on medical leave because of a back injury and my income will be reduced significantly. I no longer have council under retainer since nothing has happened for the last 4 years. My lawyer is no longer working full time. I'm considering asking for relief of payment during my time off work. Must I retain a new lawyer to do this? If I must have council to do this I don't want to come up with $2K for the retainer. Is there a chance that I can retain council with a reduced retainer?

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JD, Paul, if there is going to be a probation revocation

For Paul JD, Paul, if there is going to be a probation revocation hearing in iowa for violation of one of the conditions, which the defendant was denied representation and was unrepresented at the sentencing hearing. At the sentencing hearing the judge states up to one yr probation, note the up to 1 yr. Then there was a disposition order filed which the defendant never received. Then after the appeal the judge filed an order the defendant had to be signed up for probation supervision by a certain time. The when the defendant appears for the probation revocation hearing 7 months later there is a different judge that day. When this judge is ruling he is making the comments I believe that the sentencing Judge meant this when he said that, and I think what the judge meant here was. Isn't that the court playing the 3rd person? How can this judge say any condition was violated by just what his opinion is of what the sentencing judge meant by his statements? Seems like that would be hearsay since the sentencing judge is not the judge at the revocation hearing.

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Georgia Law. What is the difference between registering and

Georgia Law. What is the difference between registering and domesticating a foreign order? This is in direct relation to child custody between states.I have an Verified Emergency Pick Up Order from the state of FL. I was advised by the Sheriff and Judge in GA to "domesticate" the order. Whats confusing is that the law forms available for pro se use the term "Domesticate" but follow the forum of "registering". What I have is a court ordered temporary custody order and both states have adopted the Uniform Enforcement of Foreign Judgment Act and in conjunction with GA code Simply filing certified copies of the order makes it enforceable. I filed a complaint to "domesticate" using these forms here http://www.albany.ga.us/filestorage/1800/2889/3011/3518/Domesticate_Foreign_Judgment--family_law_dispute.pdfAm I entitled to having this immediately enforced or am i bound to registering my order which basically makes my emergency pick up order null and void since the court cannot see the case on the very next day after service but rather Sept 27, 2016?GA code regarding foreign judgement are as follows:GA Code § 9-12-131 (2015)As used in this article, the term "foreign judgment" means a judgment, decree, or order of a court of the United States or of any other court that is entitled to full faith and credit in this state.GA Code § 9-12-132 (2015)A copy of any foreign judgment authenticated in accordance with an act of Congress or statutes of this state may be filed in the office of the clerk of any court of competent jurisdiction of this state. The clerk shall treat the foreign judgment in the same manner as a judgment of the court in which the foreign judgment is filed. A filed foreign judgment has the same effect and is subject to the same procedures, defenses, and proceedings for reopening, vacating, staying, enforcing, or satisfying as a judgment of the court in which it is filed and may be enforced or satisfied in like manner.

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I would like to divorce. My wife has a child that is not

I would like to divorce. My wife has a child that is not mine, and i can prove that with a DNA test. I was told at the court the child would be my responsability even if she isnt mine because she was born while we were married. I live in Florida and I actually dont even know where she is. What papers do i need? Im onky 22, still in college and too broke to pay for a lawyer.

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In Orange County Florida how can I file a motion to strike

In Orange County Florida how can I file a motion to strike when the respondent took almost 2 years to respond to initial filing.

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Arizona, Maricopa Superior Court We have been on a schedule

Arizona, Maricopa Superior CourtWe have been on a schedule with Mother having all school days (and thus a single academic environment) for 6 years; which was necessary due to my son's diagnosed, treated and 504 plan protected ADHD issues. My son was expelled from 2 schools during time that we had split academic schedule between households (never married, never lived together)I just received a Ruling to Modify Parenting Time to split my son's academic schedule 2 weeks on / 2 weeks off. I feel that this will create irreparable harm to my son. The Order also give me Sole Legal Decision Making, which allows me to obtain the ADHD treatment necessary for my son that Mother has prevented.I would like to request a Stay of the Order so that my son has get the ADHD treatment and then see if he can survive on a split schedule OR that the old schedule with Mother having all days be preserved.All evidence clearly supports that my son (15) struggles daily with organization issues and struggles in school. The Court was aware of the issues when choosing to ignore them by imposing a split school schedule; so Reconsideration will be unlikely.The 2 week on / 2 week off schedule is ordered to begin in September and ADHD treatment will need at least 3 months to determine effect.My Questions -1. What happens if I don't exercise my parenting time on school days? Can I be charged with compemt of Order or child abonnement? Does my son's Mother have to take the parenting time if I notice her (and the Court) that I cannot do it for fear of harming to my son?2. Is it possible to stay a Ruling or can it only be Reconsidered/Appealed?

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I am preparing to fight for primary physical and legal

I am preparing to fight for primary physical and legal custody of my children, ages 17 and 12. My ex-wife (divorced for 9 years) lives in her house (6 bedrooms 4 bathrooms) with 4 men she is unrelated to, one of whom is growing marijuana in her back yard, and 4 of her children who have to share rooms. The children's schooling has suffered because of her lifestyle and they complain that they aren't treated as children, but as tenants. She is uninvolved in their extracurricular activities and according to them, offers little emotional support. Both children are willing to support my efforts to gain primary custody and I fear if I continue to leave them there, over the next several years they will be scarred. How do I explain this on the JDF 1406 and make it have impact? I am planning on doing this pro se. We currently have joint 50/50 custody.

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What is the legal procedure in a motion hearing for a

What is the legal procedure in a motion hearing for a continuance for a divorce case? I'm currently pro se and am asking for a continuance for the final trial in the divorce case because of my attorney terminating our relationship based on me being hospitalized for several weeks due to mental health reasons, then I cannot afford the retainer for a new attorney without time to save up and I was hospitalized for several weeks on different occasions in the last six months making it nearly impossible to either represent myself or find another attorney. I've consulted with several attorneys and the retainer is way too costly to afford prior to the scheduled trial date of Sept. 28 and 29. I need to know if opposing counsel can request or subpoena information such as medical records or bank account statements prior to the hearing. I also need to know if the hearing is just me and opposing counsel presenting my reasons for the motion and his reasons he disagrees with a continuance or if witnesses may be present at the hearing. This is set on the motions docket which means it can be heard in 20 minutes or less. Opposing counsel agreed that it was enough time to hear the case. This is in Loudoun County, Va. Circuit court and the clerk's office is unable to give me any specific information.

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My divorce was finalized 5/19/11. No children involved. The

My divorce was finalized 5/19/11. No children involved. The Court awarded her maintenance of $700/mo. plus $5000 in her atty fees. 7 mos. later, I lost my job. My lawyer withdrew as the attorney of record and I filed and pursued a Modification of Maintenance motion myself (pro se), due to the fact I was on unemployment. 7 mos. later, the court ruled in my favor staying the payment of atty fees, and vacating the maintenance order. However the court reserved judgement on the reinstatement of Maintenance and the resumption of payments on the atty fees for a period of 5 yrs., stating that if I became employed during that period, we would go back to court for a possible reinstatement of maintenance. I have not been able to become re-employed, and have been surviving on odd jobs (building decks, remodeling, etc.). I remarried in 2013. My current wife is a waitress, and with her, her (minor) daughter and myself, our income is of such a level that we are on Medicaid. She recieves no child support from her daughter's father as he bounces around Utah and California avoiding child support payments. The reservation period on my Maintenance case is now up and my ex's atty has requested a hearing to reinstate maintenance. I am not afraid to filed papers and try the case myself, but I have some questions. Can you help? BTW, this is a Colorado case

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