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HI MY EX AND I HAVE BEEN SEPARATED FOR ABOUT THREE YEARS AND WE STAYED LIVING IN THE SAME HOUSE BECAUSE OF THE KIDS NOW HE IS DATING SOMEONE AND IS CONSIDERING MOVING IN WITH THIS PERSON BUT HE WANTS TO TAKE MY YOUNGEST CHILD TO LIVE WITH HIM HE HAS GONE AS FAR AS TRYING TO BRIBE MY CHILD TO LEAVE WITH HIM IS IT POSSIBLE FOR ME TO FILE A CUSTODY CASE FOR MY CHILDREN

Lawyer's Assistant: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?

NO I HAVE NO IDEA AS TO WHAT TO DO

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

WELL I WOULD ASLO LIKE TO KNOW IF I AM ABLE TO GET CHILD SUPPORT AS WELL

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Family Law
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Family Lawyer: LegalGems, Lawyer replied 11 months ago
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Family Lawyer: LegalGems, Lawyer replied 11 months ago

I am very sorry to hear this;

Yes, CA does allow a party to file for child custody and visitation. The court can only award child support retroactice to the date the motion is filed and served so it is best to file as soon as possible.

The parties may choose to later file for legal separation or divorce, or they may remain as is and just have the custody and support orders.

Here is a link to the appropriate forms, along with instructions.

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