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Posts by Gerald A. Maggio, Esq.

Violations of Court Orders: Should You Call 911?

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When your ex violates the court ordered custody and/or visitation or denies your parenting time, you may wonder if the most efficient way to deal with the situation is to call the police department. Unfortunately, enforcement of a divorce decree can be tricky and tends to depend on the mindset of local law enforcement. Generally…

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5 Things to Avoid During a Legal Separation

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When a married couple enters into a legal separation, they typically have a goal in mind. They may be entering a legal separation as a step towards obtaining a divorce or they may be entering into a legal separation as a means of restoring their marriage. If you are recently separated or considering a legal…

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What is a Default Divorce?

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In California if you do not respond to a spouse’s petition for divorce or separation or you file a response and come to an agreement, the case will be considered a default divorce or uncontested case. In a true default divorce, you give up any right to have a say in your divorce or separation.…

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When Will a Court Order Supervised Parenting Time?

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Most parents want free access to their children, but in certain circumstances visitation in the presence of a neutral third party may be advisable in order to safeguard the children. Parents who are required to be supervised during their visitation by the California almost always feel the arrangement is restrictive and most will also insist…

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