Depends on why you are asking. A judgment of divorce that is valid in the state in which it was given, is valid in California. You do not have to do anything. If there is something about the divorce judgment that needs enforcement here in California (such as a modification of spousal or child...Read more »
A valid marriage in Pennsylvania is valid here. I would be very concerned about a lawyer who states otherwise. If you were legally married in Pennsylvania your married is legally valid here in California. If you want to be divorced, then yes, you need to file for divorce.
Hi my ex girlfriend texted me stating she went to the Los Angeles county courts to start the process of establishing paternity a couple weeks ago. My issue is I’m currently out of the state for a new job which requires us to complete the training I’m at which is about a month long or forfit the... Read more »
and my husbands name as joint tenants. My mother-in law just passed and my husband put the stock in his name only in a single account. He is seeing an attorney to make sure I have no claims on the dividends derived from his now stock. The proceeds are now going into our joint checking account.... Read more »
This isn't really a community property issue. This property was a gift and title to the stock was held in joint tenancy. Generally, owners in joint tenancies and tenancies in common can sell their interests in the properties they own with others. However, an owner in a tenancy in common or a...Read more »
Our little sister is only turning 15, so I assume it will be difficult. I also know parents get full custody. However according to my little sister, her dad is very controlling and doesn’t let her do anything she will enjoy, such as visit friends or even me and my sister. He even says if he buys... Read more »
As her sister and non parent, you do not have legal standing to seek custody. The option of legal guardianship may be available, but based on the information you have provided, it's unlikely that request will be granted either
If the person attempting to nullify the prenup, had a language barrier at the time of signing the prenup, therefore, did not fully understand what she was signing, AND was not represented by counsel at the time, then the prenup can be nullified. She should retain an attorney to handle the divorce...Read more »
You're entitled to half of community property acquired during the marriage. Items acquired during the period of cohabitation are separate property. You may or may not be entitled to a portion of his separate property. You need a consultation with an attorney to figure out what you are entitled...Read more »
He has a lawyer he is paying for. Need a lawyer who will take case on contingency. Desperate !! He is fighting child support backpay and alimony. I don't care about that just want divorce finalized. I have served his employer with QDRO (18 year marriage) I am entitled to Annuity (lump sum 50% of... Read more »
I don't understand. How could you have already prepared and served a QDRO if your divorce case is still pending? If he has an attorney, you need one too. Don't make the mistake of not appearing at your own motion hearing. If you do not show up, the matter will be taken off calendar. I'd like...Read more »
Take turns. Each one of you will claim him in alternating years. This assumes you share physical custody. If one parent has more than 51% physical custody, i.e. the child lives with one parent more days out of the year than with the other parent, -- greater than 51% custody -- LEGALLY (per the...Read more »
I am a single mother of 2 and never had enough money to hire a lawyer. i have 3 open divorces and i am trying to either combine or dismiss the 2 latest. I was given bad advice previously. I have served the petition all 3x. What is the best way to close this divorce? i have not seen or spoken to the... Read more »
i filed the 1st ser basck in '07. A paralegal suggested i file another because it had been so long in '14. I filed again thru that paralegal then she just moved and didn't tell me what i needed to do from there. This yr i filed AGAIN on my own and now i cannot move forward because i have too many... Read more »
You can file a notice of related cases or just dismiss the older cases assuming you never served the petitions in the older cases and assuming they were never dismissed by the court for failure to prosecute. Next time hire a lawyer. A real lawyer.
We’ve been to court about 10 times in the last nine months my ex is a hi voltage power lineman and making six figures I was a stay at home mom for 9 1/2 years I supported him as he climbed the ladder in his career while I stayed home with the children because he travel to State of California... Read more »
the judge won't give me attorney fees my husband just went pro per but we're going to go to trial and there's no way i can get my point across fillout all this paper work, i don't understand. i have a friend that helps me and knows my case and can follow the directions of the court and remember... Read more »
Fyi my divorce has already happens but my ex husband went through with it with out my knowledge. I was never personally served the divorce papers my mother in law was the one who was handed my divorce papers by the person who served them, I didn't have any representation and was unaware of the... Read more »
It sounds like you were aware that the papers were being served, although they were not personally handed to you. If you knew the matter was pending and there was an attempt at service, your failure to respond and participate in the litigation is on you. As he likely proceeded by default, there...Read more »
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