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Q: Is my future ex husband responsible for my medical bills? Considering not legally divorce yet.
Tina Tran
Tina Tran
answered on Oct 17, 2013

If I am understanding your question correctly, you are filing a response to your spouse’s petition. If your spouse has misstated information in his petition, be sure to address the misstatements in your response. There is no need to make corrections on the face of his petition as it has already... Read more »

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Q: Divorce - paid my father's mortgage during marriage

I paid my father's mortgage during marriage but was reimbursed in cash by my him. My wife has photocopies of checks that I paid. Now we are divorcing and she says she is entitled to half of that money.

Since my reimbursement was in cash I can not prove it. Does she have a right to that... Read more »

Tina Tran
Tina Tran
answered on Oct 17, 2013

California is a community property state. Upon divorce, each spouse is entitled to half of all property acquired during marriage. This applies to income earned during marriage, as well as debts and obligations incurred. Various factors may still exist that may protect your rights to the reimbursed... Read more »

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Q: Am I elegible to receive benefits from my ex-husband which we were married for 15 years. We have four children grown up
Tina Tran
Tina Tran
answered on Oct 17, 2013

California is a community property state. All property acquired during marriage is considered part of the community estate and must be equitably divided at divorce. This applies to retirement assets acquired during marriage. The amount you are eligible to receive depends on numerous factors such as... Read more »

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Q: My husband wants a divorce, but is working in another country. How can I serve him papers?

The family legal department at the court house said they were unsure if I had to have them professionally served or if I could serve them through a friend who will be traveling there soon. They could not give me a definitive answer. I don't even have the money to pay for the divorce, let alone... Read more »

Tina Tran
Tina Tran
answered on Oct 17, 2013

Serving an individual in another country is a complicated issue. Specifically, international treaties may apply, and some countries may object to certain methods of service. Thus, the method of service will depend on the country of service. I understand that finances may be of concern; however, if... Read more »

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Q: My wife is leaving me, do I need a divorce lawyer?
Tina Tran
Tina Tran
answered on Oct 17, 2013

Although it is possible to divorce without an attorney, it is beneficial to seek the assistance of an attorney to assure that your rights are protected. Specifically, an attorney has experience in negotiating issues such as property division, spousal support, and child custody. Also, an attorney... Read more »

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