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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for California on
Q: I don't have money to pay for an attorney to handle my divorce. Do I have to do it myself? This is a terrifying thought!
Edgar Diaz
Edgar Diaz
answered on Oct 14, 2014

If you're spouse has money then the court can order him/her to pay for your fees and costs, including attorney's fees. If neither you or your spouse have any money, then you can go to a self help center at court and ask for free help and a fee waiver. They are not lawyers, they will... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for California on
Q: i live im calif amd have beem legaly married for 14 years but o i lived with him for 1,am i emtitle to amythimg

he owms a house a 18 wheeler etc excuse the typos i lost the _ so i have to use letter m

Edgar Diaz
Edgar Diaz
answered on Oct 14, 2014

It depends what the date of separation was, or if there is a date of separation. Date of Separation is a specific definition whereby both parties exhibit an intent to divorce, and do not intend to continue with the marriage. Any property acquired during marriage is community property. Marriage... Read more »

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Q: I inheirited a home, lived in it, sold it,with the proceeds bought a new home, is it community property?

when I sold the home I'd inheirited- which I paid all but 1 mortgage payment on, plus all the taxes, utilities, and maintenance. when I bought the new home, it was entirely paid with the proceeds from the sale of my mom's. it is held in the name of my trust, and is the only item in the... Read more »

Edgar Diaz
Edgar Diaz
answered on Oct 14, 2014

the home you inherited was your separate property. When you converted that home to money, and used YOUR money to buy a home during marriage, then he has a claim that the home is community property, absent written agreement to the contrary. If you wanted to keep it separate, you could of made him... Read more »

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Q: Who has the custody for a 6 months old baby in Los Angelo's California between a Canadian father and american mother?
Edgar Diaz
Edgar Diaz
answered on Oct 14, 2014

both parties have equal rights to the child, the court will make a determination as to who will have primary physical custody. Absent a court order,, both parents have equal rights.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for California on
Q: if debt was accumulated prior to marriage but continued to grow during who is responsible for it?
Edgar Diaz
Edgar Diaz
answered on Oct 14, 2014

The interest that has accumulated from the principle debt that was acquired prior to marriage is still separate debt. Any new debt and interest on that new debt that was acquired during marriage is community. For example, if you had $1000 of credit card debt prior to marriage, and during marriage... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: how to write a extension for personal injury time limit
Edgar Diaz
Edgar Diaz
answered on Oct 14, 2014

To who? the court? Insurance company? There is a 2 year statute of limitations for injury lawsuits, but certain exceptions apply. If you have a personal injury case, consult an attorney in your area.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: injured at work was on disability I t ran out workman comp don't want to pay until settlement hearing is that legal
Edgar Diaz
Edgar Diaz
answered on Oct 14, 2014

Ask your attorney, if you don't have an attorney, hire a personal injury or workers comp/disability attorney in your area. But yes, normally they pay a settlement at the conclusion of the case.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: What kind of lawyer is needed to sue a major pest control corporation?
Edgar Diaz
Edgar Diaz
answered on Oct 14, 2014

Depends on why you are suing them for? Did they injure you physically? Or did they breach a contract? If they somehow injured you, then you should retain a personal injury attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: What is the California statue of limitations on personal injury lawsuits?
Edgar Diaz
Edgar Diaz
answered on Oct 14, 2014

It's 2 years, but you need to a consult an attorney in order to go over the facts of your case. "Personal injury" encompasses many areas of law, and sometimes they have different Statute of Limitations, especially if you're suing a county, State, or any other public entity.... Read more »

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