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bitter ex had an affair moved out in Feb, didn't file divorce until july after I started dating someone, I was giving her $500 every two weeks and we were sharing the 3 kids 50/50 week on week off. I had 1 beer during a 2.5 hour dinner and she got an exparte order and got a temporary order for full custody and on only get every other weekend. now she is trying to establish child support and now is asking for alimony based on her temp custody. we have mediation next friday and the hearing Sept 11th.
JA: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: ca la county
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?
Customer: yes he is a top rated Beverly Hills lawyer and will not appear without $8000 retainer paid in full.
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: there's plenty, we can start there
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Judge had no concern that she lied on her statement, i am already reduced to every other weekend visits after 8 months of every other weekend. I want custody returned to what it was. I feel like if i have no attorney i have no chance. She originally wanted 50/50 no support now she wants full custody child support and alimony.
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