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Richard Forrest Gould-Saltman

Los Angeles Family Law Attorney.

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  1. In a family court hagues, i am representing my self

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Richard Forrest Gould-Saltman
    2. Nicholas Basil Spirtos
    3. Robert Bruce Kopelson
    4. Atousa Saei
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    Hague convention proceedings are extremely technical; you need to speak with a family law attorney with Hague Convention experience, and NOT try to handle this without an attorney.

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  2. Wife file for divorce. Has been fighting me for no reason. We hired P.I. She is having an affair with our boys baseball coach

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Richard Forrest Gould-Saltman
    2. David Herman Hirsch
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Gregory Paul Benton
    5. Kevin H. Pate
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    It's not clear what your question is. The only "reason" needed for a dissolution (divorce) in California is "irreconcilable differences", which means that one person doesn't want to be married any more.

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  3. Is it possible for a spouse to file for a divorce without serving the other spouse?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Tobie Brina Waxman
    2. Richard Forrest Gould-Saltman
    3. Wail Sarieh
    4. Gregory Paul Benton
    5. Michael Edward Finein
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    He can FILE, but he can't move the case beyond filing without serving you, either directly, or if he claims to not be able to find you, by publication.

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  4. Are arrears regarding child support dischargeable in ch 7 filing?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Richard Forrest Gould-Saltman
    2. Corinne Rae Coston
    3. Michael John Primus
    4. David John Rausa
    5. Ivan Trahan
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    If the child support arrears are owed to you, and you haven't assigned them to anyone else for collection, they're not dischargeable, ever.

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  5. Hello, I have a family law child custody question. (Please do not say consult an experienced family law attorney.)

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Richard Forrest Gould-Saltman
    2. Benjamin Aguilar
    3. Lee Alan Thompson
    4. Joseph Torri
    5. Stephen Ross Cohen
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    The factors considered in custody are detailed in the California Family Code, starting at Section 3000. If you want advice as to how the code applies to the facts in your particular situation, you need to speak to an attorney. If you're going to try to handle the lawyering on your own custody case without assistance, you're going to probably have a very big problem on your hands.

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  6. Is it true that rape shield laws prevent your crazy girlfriend from file false rape reports against you to the police station?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Richard Forrest Gould-Saltman
    2. Robert Lee Marshall
    3. Vijay Dinakar
    4. Andrew Steven True
    5. Greg Lavender
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    You're completely confused about what "rape shield laws" (California Ev. Code 782 aqnd 1103) do. They have no effect on who can make a police report, and who can be prosecuted. They protect compklaining witnesses, not criminal defendants. The way to protect yourself from having "your crazy girlfriend" make false reports about you is to stop associating with her. Don't ever have sex with her. Don't talk to her, don't spend time with her, don't go to her house, don't invite her to your...

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  7. Restraining Order question

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Richard Forrest Gould-Saltman
    2. Stephen Ross Cohen
    3. Richard Ehizogie Oriakhi
    4. Athena Leslie McMahon
    5. Paul M Grant
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    A. You could tell the friend, politely, that he shouldn't call your number any more. B. You could send a polite letter or e-mail to your ex requesting that he advise his friends that his number has changed. C. You could ignore the calls from the friend, who would stop calling sooner or later. Any of those would not likely result in a judge being unhappy with you. OR D. you could send your ex an e-mail in which you refer to his "loser friends", and then describe doing so on a...

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  8. May I enter my son's journals as evidence? They state child abuse and his preference for custody.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Paula Brown Sinclair
    2. Richard Forrest Gould-Saltman
    3. L. Maxwell Taylor
    4. Jay Bodzin
    5. Rhonda Diane Ellifritz
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    Not enough informatio0n to answer your question. 1. What are you trying to accomplish? 2. What hearings are now pending before the court? 3. What's the current custody arrangement? When you have clear answers to these questions, you should discuss them, and the factual details of your situation, with an EXPERIENCED family law attorney. Child custody trial work is not a "do it yourself" kind of project.

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  9. Can an alleged father deny taking a court order paternity test and avoid being the father of his child

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Richard Forrest Gould-Saltman
    2. Rixon Charles Rafter III
    3. Elizabeth Jones
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    I'll answer your question as much as I understand it. If your question is "Can someone who's alleged to be the father of a child refuse to take a paternity test, claiming that he has a constitutional right to refuse, and by doing so, avoid responsibility for his child?", the answer is a great big "NO." There's no 4th amendment right to refuse (it's not an unreasonable search and seizure) and if he refuses, the court can, if other evidence, including Mom's testimony is produced, decide that...

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  10. Family court interpreter for expert witness.

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Richard Forrest Gould-Saltman
    2. Kim Marie Staron
    3. Lilian Demonteverde-Hoats
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    You need to arrange, and pay, an interpreter, in advance. Unless this is a domestic violence hearing, the court does not provide a free interpreter. Also, if you're putting on an expert witness, it's a VERY good idea to speak to an EXPERIENCED family law attorney in advance, because getting expert witness testimony admitted is not a "do-it-yourself" project.

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