If you're involved in a legal proceeding, you may need to subpoena documents to support your case. The first step is to hire an attorney to help you navigate the laws in your state and county. A subpoena duces tecum, the term for a subpoena of documents, requires that a witness produce a document...Read more »
When you say, "long response" - how long do you mean? The forms you mention are not mandatory, you are allowed to use pleading paper, but I would caution you to be concise. Most judges will not read anything over 5 pages. While your local rules may allow for a longer declaration, you want to keep...Read more »
After 33 years my husband and I separated 2 years ago. He now lives with our youngest daughter, her 2 daughters and her current boyfriend, and they kicked me to the street, so I have been living in my car. Is this something that he can legally do? Also, he is 50% partners in a hull cleaning... Read more »
If you and your sibling can't reach an agreement, you'll probably have to involve the court. You can file a lawsuit for partition, asking a judge to order the sale of the home so you can terminate your co-ownership.
There are several reasons why people represent themselves without a lawyer:
In criminal cases, if you cannot afford a lawyer, the court will appoint a lawyer for you, like a public defender. But in civil cases, you do not have the right to a court-appointed lawyer so, if you cannot afford...Read more »
A beneficiary of trust is the individual or group of individuals for whom a trust is created for. The trust creator or grantor designates beneficiaries and a trustee, who has a fiduciary duty to manage trust assets in the best interests of beneficiaries as outlined in the trust agreement....Read more »
My ex (employed executive) paid alimony for some years then stopped. So, had enforced through court, yet he's still not paying. Due to this, I'm seeking to (again) enforce spousal support agreement. Kids all adults, so no child support applies.
Was married and divorced in same county in... Read more »
When your former spouse is not paying alimony, returning to divorce or family court should be your first action. Seek the help of an experienced divorce or family law attorney to represent you. Show the court evidence that your former spouse has not made payments, has not made full payments, or has...Read more »
California is one of a few states where you can benefit in alimony payments from staying married 10 years or longer. In this situation, the spouse earning less income retains the right to be paid alimony for as long as he or she needs, and as long as the paying spouse can pay.
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