Family Law

Family Law Questions? Ask a Family Lawyer Online.

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Family Law
This answer was rated:

My wife has had most physical custody of our child for the

last 2 years because my...
My wife has had most physical custody of our child for the last 2 years because my previous employment had me traveling to various states. However, I currently have a new job that will allow me to spend more time with my son, which I would really like. I live in Riverside County. I've tried several times to request that the judge hear my case but since my son's mother will not come to an agreement with me in mediation he will not hear it. I do not care to change orders for child support but only would like to spend more time with my son. What steps should I take next?
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Family Law Question
Answered in 3 minutes by:
8/9/2017
S. Kincaid
S. Kincaid, Family Law Attorney
Category: Family Law
Satisfied Customers: 2,512
Experience: I have practiced family law since 1996, focusing on child custody and domestic violence
Verified

Usually, a judge won't hear a custody case until after mediation fails. I am a little confused as to why the judge won't even hear the case if mediation has failed. Did the judge give a reason? The only reason I can think of is that the judge is saying that there is no change in circumstances that changes the best interests of the child. But a judge would usually say that after a hearing, not as a way to preempt a hearing. Has the judge explained his reasoning? Have you provided the judge with a copy of the mediation report?

S. Kincaid
S. Kincaid, Family Law Attorney
Category: Family Law
Satisfied Customers: 2,512
Experience: I have practiced family law since 1996, focusing on child custody and domestic violence
Verified
S. Kincaid and 87 other Family Law Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Ask S. Kincaid Your Own Question
S. Kincaid
S. Kincaid
S. Kincaid, Family Law Attorney
Category: Family Law
Satisfied Customers: 2,512
2,512 Satisfied Customers
Experience: I have practiced family law since 1996, focusing on child custody and domestic violence

S. Kincaid is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Not only did he answer my Michigan divorce question but was also able to help me out with it, too. I have since won my legal case on this matter and thank you so much for it.

LeeMichigan

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem.

TonyApopka, FL

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Ely

Ely

Counselor at Law

11,844 satisfied customers

Private practice with focus on family, criminal, PI, consumer protection, and business consultation.

LawTalk

LawTalk

Attorney and Counselor at Law

9,025 satisfied customers

30 years legal experience. I remain current in Family Law through regular continuing education.

Dimitry K., Esq.

Dimitry K., Esq.

Attorney

7,856 satisfied customers

I provide family and divorce law advice to my clients in my firm.

Tina

Tina

Lawyer

6,562 satisfied customers

JD, 17 years legal experience including family law

P. Simmons

P. Simmons

Lawyer

3,360 satisfied customers

16 yrs. of experience including family law.

Barrister

Barrister

Lawyer

3,346 satisfied customers

Attorney with 17 years experience

RobertJDFL

RobertJDFL

Lawyer

2,754 satisfied customers

Experienced in multiple areas of the law.

< Previous | Next >

Related Family Law Questions
Im in California...have sole legal and physical custody of
Hello.....im in California...have sole legal and physical custody of child...father just got out of prison ..did a 5 year term ...immediatly wants ,visitation...what are his rights ..… read more
LegalKnowledge
LegalKnowledge
Juris Doctor
27,509 satisfied customers
If a parent does not pay child support and is behind over
If a parent does not pay child support and is behind over $2500, do they still get visitation rights? … read more
Legal Eagle
Legal Eagle
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
5,972 satisfied customers
This is about a child support modification that was
This is about a child support modification that was initiated by another party. The other party asked to transfer the case to a different county in Texas, I e-filed what I titled Custodial Parent's re… read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
30,268 satisfied customers
Need help attaching a current child support order into a
need help attaching a current child support order into a divorce … read more
Asad Rahman
Asad Rahman
Attorney
J.D.
2,198 satisfied customers
I have Sole Legal and Physical Custody of my two minor
I have Sole Legal and Physical Custody of my two minor children. Can their dad give verbal consent for another person to speak to someone at their Dr's office regarding their medical file? Can he chan… read more
LegalGems
LegalGems
Juris Doctorate
10,212 satisfied customers
Florida child support question. Florida. It's regarding
It's regarding payment continueing after child has turned 18 and has already graduated.… read more
lucy7368
lucy7368
Juris Doctor
763 satisfied customers
I live in Pa. I have primary physical custody of my son for
I live in Pa. I have primary physical custody of my son for 10 years since divorce, he'll be 15yrs old next month. I am looking to relocate to England in the beginning of the 2018. His father will not… read more
lawyerJ
lawyerJ
Juris Doctorate
127 satisfied customers
I currently have sole legal and physical custody of my 6
Hi, I currently have sole legal and physical custody of my 6 year old daughter and my ex has just filed for joint custody. He w … read more
jb156200
jb156200
Associate Attorney
Doctoral Degree
416 satisfied customers
FOR: If I have 95% physical custody and our sons father
FOR JAMES:If I have 95% physical custody and our sons father lives 2000 miles away, is there any way I can get full legal custody?… read more
socrateaser
socrateaser
1,031 satisfied customers
In an attempt to get mandated child support, father states
In an attempt to get mandated child support, father states if mother goes through with it he will file for custody and site mother's misdemeanor drug charge from several years ago, during a phone conv… read more
Phillips Esq.
Phillips Esq.
Attorney
Juris Doctor
17,996 satisfied customers
My son owes $25,000 in back child support, the mother has
My son owes $25,000 in back child support, the mother has never had anything to do with the kids, the Court has stopped his payments but how does he clear the money owed, he has had sole custody for 1… read more
Olivia Kent
Olivia Kent
Managing Partner
Doctoral Degree
1,464 satisfied customers
The mother of my children took me off child support when i
The mother of my children took me off child support when i living with her. I moved out to find a better job and so that i could be closer to my job. I want to know if it permanent. … read more
LegalGems
LegalGems
Juris Doctorate
10,212 satisfied customers
If my ex has physical custody of our child according to a
If my ex has physical custody of our child according to a emergency custody order but we have joint legal custody can she refuse me of seeing my kid if my kid ask?… read more
LegalKnowledge
LegalKnowledge
Juris Doctor
27,509 satisfied customers
I have sole legal and physical custody.... visitations are
i have sole legal and physical custody.... visitations are supposed to be agreed upon both parties. however, due to my childrens hostile behavior I told him to meet the children supervised at a park o… read more
Sue
Sue
Juris Doctorate
192 satisfied customers
Child support, il, searching, contacted for child support.
child support JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in? Customer: il JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet? Customer: searching JA: Anything else you want… read more
Phillips Esq.
Phillips Esq.
Attorney
Juris Doctor
17,996 satisfied customers
Seeking information to set up mediation for child support
seeking information to set up mediation for child support and visitation for my infant living in maryland and Im in virginia. Establishing paternity is also needed… read more
S. Kincaid
S. Kincaid
Family Law Attorney
2,512 satisfied customers
My mother is filing for physical custody of my son (16 yr
Hello. My mother is filing for physical custody of my son (16 yr old). If granted, am I still legally responsible for anything he does or trouble he gets into while he's under her care or is she? Alth… read more
LegalGems
LegalGems
Juris Doctorate
10,212 satisfied customers
The mother has physical custody of Her 2 children. Father
The mother has physical custody of Her 2 children. Father has visitation rights. The Father hasnt exercised his visitations for 6 years. Now the Mother has terminal cancer. The Father says he doesnt h… read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
30,268 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x