Blog Posts in September, 2017

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  • The other parent took my children out of the state under the pretenses that they were going to return, what do I do?
    The other parent took my children out of the state under the pretenses that they were going to return, what do I do?

    As set forth elsewhere, it is not uncommon for one parent to deceive the other parent that they will be visiting family in another state for a short period only to return after the visit. The parent ...

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  • Is there a residency requirement for me to file for custody in a particular county or state?
    Is there a residency requirement for me to file for custody in a particular county or state?

    To file for child custody or visitation (via dissolution or parentage action), you must file in the state where the child has lived with a parent or parent acting as a parent for at least 6 months ...

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  • How do I serve the other parent with my request for modification of the existing parenting plan?
    How do I serve the other parent with my request for modification of the existing parenting plan?

    The answer depends on whether only temporary orders have been made (pre-judgment) or whether is a final order (post-judgment). If the matter is the former, service by mail is acceptable. If the matter ...

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  • What are improper grounds to modify a child custody order?
    What are improper grounds to modify a child custody order?

    I can only provide a sample of the grounds (as there are many). The first primary improper grounds to modify an order is "unclean hands". That is, one party is just being difficult or unpleasant in ...

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