Blog Posts in December, 2017

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  • How do I make my request for the court to appoint an attorney for my child?
    How do I make my request for the court to appoint an attorney for my child?

    Typically the request to appoint an attorney for your child (minor's counsel) must be made by filing a Request for Orders with the Court explaining what the justification for the appointment is. The ...

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  • If the court appoints an attorney for my child, what is the responsibilities of that attorney to my child?
    If the court appoints an attorney for my child, what is the responsibilities of that attorney to my child?

    Ca family code 3151. (a) addresses this issue. FC 3151(a) states that the attorney for the child is charged with the representation of the child's best interests. The role of the child's counsel is to ...

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  • Can the court appoint an attorney to represent my child in a California family law case?
    Can the court appoint an attorney to represent my child in a California family law case?

    Yes. Pursuant to Ca family code section 3150. (a) If the court determines that it would be in the best interest of the minor child, the court may appoint private counsel to represent the interests of ...

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  • Will the Court appoint me an attorney in California family court if I cannot afford one?
    Will the Court appoint me an attorney in California family court if I cannot afford one?

    No, there is no requirement that the court appoint counsel for indigent spouses/parties in dissolution proceedings to be laid at the county expense. However, indigent spouses/parties may qualify for ...

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  • The other parent bad mouths my new significant other/ step-parent Is there anything I can do to stop or limit this behavior?
    The other parent bad mouths my new significant other/ step-parent Is there anything I can do to stop or limit this behavior?

    The answer turns on who is present when these comments are being made. If the children are not present, the court cannot make an order restraining a parent from making comments regarding the new ...

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