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I received a notice to appear for an order to show cause why

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I received a notice to appear for an order to show cause why this case should not be dismissed in accordance with code or civil procedure section 581 through 583.430 on 11/25. It states no appearance is necessary if dismissal or judgement is lodged in the above department two court days prior to the appearance date. What does this mean exactly? It pertains to a divorce filing back in 2010.
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I am sorry for your situation. Can you please tell me what the facts actually allege in the complaint? What does it state/want/demand?

This is not an answer, but an Information Request. I need this information to answer your question. Please reply, so I can answer your question. Thank you in advance.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

My belief is the court is asking for some resolution to divorce preceding initially filed by my wife back in 2010. I can cut and paste the court case history if that would help? I also have the case file number.

If you could copy and paste, this would be helpful. No need for a cause number at the moment, yet.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

10/23/2013 Notice-OSC failure to file Dismiss

02/03/2010 Agreement-Conciliation Crt-& Order

02/01/2010 Verification of Completion
Filed by Respondent

01/27/2010 Response
Filed by Respondent

01/27/2010 Declaration-Income & Expense
Filed by Respondent

01/27/2010 Declaration-Uniform Custody Minor'
Filed by Respondent

01/27/2010 Declaration-Property Instructions
Filed by Respondent

01/05/2010 Proof of Service-Summons & Com
Filed by Petitioner

12/04/2009 Declaration-Income & Expense
Filed by Petitioner

12/04/2009 Request- Waive Court Fees
Filed by Petitioner

12/04/2009 Summons-Family Law
Filed by Petitioner

12/04/2009 OSC-Custody, Support, etc.
Filed by Petitioner

12/04/2009 Order-Court Fee Waiver
Filed by Petitioner

12/04/2009 Petition-Dissolution
Filed by Petitioner

12/04/2009 Declaration-Uniform Custody Minor'
Filed by Petitioner


Have you actually been SERVED with this show cause? You say you have received it. If so, does it allege anything specific, or just tells one to show up?

Does it look something like this here?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

No...let me take a cell phone pic and attach it here.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.


Thank you.

Essentially, it seems that there was an ongoing post-judgment issue in relation to the case. From the looks of it, it likely was related to child support amount/payment.

However, either no action has been taken on this case OR, a party has filed to have the matter dismissed. Either way, a hearing was then set on whether or not to dismiss this issue (either for lack action, or, from a party's request) on 11-25-13.

So this is what this means, and, one should attend, of course.

I hope this helps and clarifies. Good luck.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thank you so much!

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I do have another question. Is there a response I can file with the court on this matter or is the language directed at the person who filed?


I do have another question.

By all means.

Is there a response I can file with the court on this matter or is the language directed at the person who filed?

Allow me to answer this a little indirectly but still provide an answer: If one does NOT wish the matter to be thrown out, then one can file a response. But otherwise, there is no mandate to respond.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Got it! Again, thank you and i will rate you very well. Smiletitle="Smile"/>

Thank you.
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