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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Family Law for California on
Q: My husband past back in 2018 we got married in 2016. My question is if I can get any money from mother in law

I worked for her without being on payroll ... She sold the mobile home trailer park and she's only giving me a unlivable trailer old trailer that needs a lot of work done..

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen answered on Oct 17, 2021

You can do several things to recover money for work performed.

You could hire an attorney to make a demand and negotiate a settlement.

You could file an administrative wage claim with the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement.

You could file a lawsuit, and...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for California on
Q: can child support arrears be dismissed or reduced in california

my ex owes me 65,000 in child support arrears and 150,000 in spousal support arrears. both children have already emancipated and are in college. he has stopped paying spousal support over a year ago and only benn paying 200 in child support arrears. the original order was for 4800 monthly before... Read more »

Tobie Brina Waxman
Tobie Brina Waxman answered on Oct 11, 2021

You can obtain a new wage assignment order. Child Support Services (DCSS) can assist you with this at no charge.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Probate for California on
Q: Hi I need to find out how to become my mothers conservator she has a public guardian

Hello, my sister was my moms conservator but she fell ill and I guess when they couldn’t get it touch with her and claim they had no way to contact me so they appointed a public guardian. Now my mothers in the hospital I’m unable to make certain decisions i Need to find out how to file to... Read more »

Howard E. Kane
Howard E. Kane answered on Oct 11, 2021

I'm very sorry to hear about your mom's situation and your sister falling ill. The official California Courts website is a good place to start the conservatorship process. A link to the self-help conservatorship web page is as follows:... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Civil Rights for California on
Q: currently in a custody court with father who's also a offender of abusing this child we share

currently in a custody court with father who's also a offender of abusing this child we share at the time of offence father plead guilty to charges mother was granted

by cps granting mother sole physical and legal custody of child ,father dose 2year class with his criminal... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Oct 7, 2021

Get yourself a lawyer to handle this. If your ex makes the kind of money you say he makes, a good family law lawyer will force him to pay your fees.

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Domestic Violence and Family Law for California on
Q: offender pleads guilty to abuse on our kid then cps gives mother sole physical legal custody then offender dose a 2

cps closed mothers cps case dismissed and reversed case father then did a 2year class w criminal judge father appears at mothers home committed dv on mother criminal judge dismissed dv even with evidence / witness then the judge was relocated to family court giving offender = custody rights... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Oct 6, 2021

more info needed.

i would either with a lawyer or on my own contact the Presiding Judge and maybe your congressman and local authorities.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Criminal Law and Family Law for California on
Q: I guaranteed a student loan for my nephew. He has a job/can pay for it but chooses not to. Do I have any legal remedie

I got pressured into signing the student loan as a guarantor bec my brother, his dad, did not have the FICO score to get the loan thru. Now, there has been a family fight and my brother's wife is trying to get back to me by telling her son NOT to pay for the student loan so that I will end up... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Oct 5, 2021

i thought small claims was still $10k.

even if you go there and win, what happens if he does not adhere to court ruling...........?

it will continue to affect your credit rating

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for California on
Q: If I have full physical and split legal custody of our son, what rights does my ex have re: medical or school decisions?

My husband has wrong thinking when it comes to education and medical institutions. We are heading towards a divorce. I want to ask for the right level of custody that will both allow him to be involved as a father but prevent him from being able to make harmful decisions regarding our son.

Tobie Brina Waxman
Tobie Brina Waxman answered on Oct 1, 2021

You can draft your judgment to put limits on legal custody. For example, you can give yourself "tie-breaking" authority, and/or include language about reasonableness of decisions or of withholding or denying consent to education or medical care.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Education Law for California on
Q: My daughter was on the bus in morning modesto city schools when a group of girls jumped her well she got expelled

The other girl pushed first and it was a group of girls beating my daughter me and my older daughter arrived and got on the bus to get my daughter when the other girl attacked my older daughter and in self defense she fought back i yelked to ither girl get off her so she didnt listen so i told my... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Sep 27, 2021

more info is needed.

are you just looking to deal with the Expulsion?

did you request a hearing or has there been one?

in other words, what are you looking for?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Criminal Law and Family Law for California on
Q: Noncustodial party convicted of fraud in support claim. Can custodial party have case info sealed?

Single, solo dad here, Los Angeles, with full physical/legal custody of my son for more than five years now. Shortly after the other parent lost all custody rights years ago, she filed a child support claim from a different county, and collected thousands of dollars, with the County of L.A. CSD... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Sep 27, 2021

more info is needed.

i would retain a lawyer in your area to make a motion to add to the calendar and then move to remove it from your record with the proper evidence.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: Lawyer charged me for court cost for her to separate as my lawyer but case ended 6 months ago??? Please help

Hired her 8-23-20 last day in court was in 10-06-20. When case finished, we hug and i thank her. Well 6 months later i started getting invoice for my case?? At first she just told me it was just a covid letter they sent to all of their clients. I inform her my case ended 6 months ago and i have... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Sep 26, 2021

much more info is needed.

it sounds like the case is still alive if the lawyer is making a motion to be relieved as your attorney.......i assume that is what is happening and s/he is charging you to do that.

i would send a letter memorializing ALL the facts. if the facts warrant it,...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Family Law for California on
Q: In california, why would my lawyer want me to get a physical exam for?

My friend is being charged with attempted murder even though he did not try to kill anyone. His lawyer is requesting that he gets a physical exam done. This case started a year ago. I’m unsure what the reason for getting this done because he is waiting for sentencing in a couple days

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Sep 25, 2021

much more info is needed.

However, if I was a betting man I would guess it has to do with Mental Capacity.

the lawyer is probably thinking of Diminished Capacity Defense or something along those lines.

ie, he lacked the intent to do what he is alleged to have done????

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for California on
Q: I lived in Sf. My roommate who live next room keep smoking indoor despite I ask him to go smoking outside 3 time.

We live in SF, Ca.

I became secondhand smoker.

It is irritating now and affect my health

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Sep 24, 2021

this is not a typical PI question............

it is a question of you and your roommate having an understanding or one of you moving out and being responsible for the rent until a new roomie is found...

i would find the roomie BEFORE anyone moves out.........

who is the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Real Estate Law and Traffic Tickets for California on
Q: How can the IT certification file before corporate burial services allocation that the lifecycle have discharge...upon?

Discharge...timeline for ex. AD or BC etc., Instructions Acanthosis Nigricans-solution; Benadryl Itch Stopping 1-0, 1% Cream...Extreme color code 'neck'-food safety or field marshal commission/Institute Risk Management Merchant ship port--tech, imperial, admiral, ambassador, or nonprofit... Read more »

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Sep 21, 2021

I have to admit that I don't really understand your question, but I can tell you that this is not Divorce, Family Law, Real Estate or Traffic tickets, and if you don't post in the right category then attorneys who CAN understand your question won't see it. You might want to contact... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Elder Law and Family Law for California on
Q: My brother sold my fathers property without his consent my father is in nursing home what do i do ?
Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Sep 21, 2021

This could be a number of different wrongs, including "conversion" (think theft), and Elder Abuse. You should contact a local attorney that handles issues of Elder Abuse (Financial abuse is also Elder Abuse- you don't have to bruise them to commit Elder Abuse). You should act right... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Elder Law and Family Law for California on
Q: My dad was put in a nursing home my brother sold his property without my fathers consent what do i do ?
James Edward Berge
James Edward Berge answered on Sep 21, 2021

There's nothing you can do assuming your brother had the legal authority to sell your father's house. In other words, if he had a durable power of attorney from your father which authorized him to sell the house or he was acting as the trustee of your father's trust which owned the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody, Divorce, Family Law and Domestic Violence for California on
Q: There was divorce filed by my husband 2 years ago. We reconciled but he never withdrew the paperwork. I want divorce now

The paperwork was filed in contra costa county. We live in solano now. We only had 1 child at the time the other papers were filed. We now have 2. How do I proceed with divorce? Or am I stuck at his mercy because he filed the paperwork 2 years ago and never closed? I also want to move to my parents... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow answered on Sep 18, 2021

MORE INFO NEEDED

THE FIRST ISSUE IS JURISDICTION. CONTACT A LOCAL FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY AND FILE IN YOUR COUNTY.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Civil Rights for California on
Q: Can my wife take my kids with false accusations

My wife and mother in law have made false accusations of being unsafe with me and of me “shaking” my babies. I’ve been cleared because it never happed. And now is trying to get restraining order so they can take my twin babies to Washington DC. They’ve contacted help on their end so I’m... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Sep 15, 2021

The answer will depend on where your wife and children are located, because that is where you will have to take your stand. I am not a family law lawyer, and am only licensed to practice in California.

You can start by asking for help from the JAG Office at your marine base. You might ask...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for California on
Q: 2005 order carry over to a 2015 order when all that was changed was CS and Visitation? More details below.

I have a court order from 2005 that states I may claim my daughter for tax purposes only as a non custodial parent. In 2015, I was back in court for changes on visitation and child support payments. Does the 2005 order of tax claiming still carry over onto the 2015 court orders? The topic of taxes... Read more »

Tobie Brina Waxman
Tobie Brina Waxman answered on Sep 15, 2021

Court orders remain in full force and effect until/unless they are modified. If the 2015 order did not modify the 2005 order with respect to the tax exemption, then that part of the 2005 order is still in effect. Without actually seeing the orders however, I cannot say this with absolute... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Support for California on
Q: Hello my name is Robert. I received a letter from the dmv saying my license will be suspended effective jan 23 2022.

I was laid off last year and just a month ago I just got another job and I'm behind on payments child support how can I get help for them not suspend my license because I need it for transportation to work. My other question is my ex open child support on 2009 in on 2012 my oldest daughter... Read more »

Tobie Brina Waxman
Tobie Brina Waxman answered on Sep 14, 2021

CSSD has a payback program so you can make payments on the arrears. You can also schedule a hearing for yourself on the issue of relief from getting your license suspended. I also recommend you seek a modification and for forgiveness of the debt incurred during the period your 12-year-old was... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Civil Litigation for California on
Q: Do I have to go to a deposition that was not subpoena by the court? I receive a request for a deposition.
Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Sep 13, 2021

Not all depositions require a subpoena. If you are a party to a court action, civil, family law, probate, you can be required to go to a deposition upon service on you or your attorney of a "notice of taking deposition." Look in the Code of Civil Procedure- Civil Discovery Act- depositions.

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