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Richard Forrest Gould-Saltman

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  • Submitted a CCP 107.6 form to remove judge before hearing... for family court - riverside

    Submitted a CCP 107.6 form to remove judge before hearing... days went on and i was told on the phone it would be taken care of before the hearing. Today was the hearing and it was never completed by the court. I was informed and know the rules r...

    Richard’s Answer

    First, did you file a 170.6 affidavit WITHIN THE TIME LIMIT, which is generally no later than ten days after you're informed of the new judge's assignment? If you missed the time-limit, you're possibly out of luck.

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  • Can my ex take me back to court for increased visitation rights if I move to the same county as him?

    I have a 6 1/2 year old son with my ex-boyfriend who lives in Temecula (Riverside County). I started dating another man when my son was about 1 years old, and have now been married to that man for two years. We have a daughter together, and have a...

    Richard’s Answer

    He can ASK to change the custody/visitation schedule by showing that there has been a "change of circumstances" which would make the change in the schedule in the child's best interest.

    That will have NO effect on the amount of child support that's already due, though it may change the support amount in the future.

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  • My husband filed for divorce and requested that my name revert back to my maiden name. I recently got a teaching job.

    Can I use my maiden name to fill out documents (ex. I need to sign up for an insurance plan, my banking, etc.) or do I have to wait until my divorce in finalized? I am told that the divorce probably won't be finalized for 6 months.

    Richard’s Answer

    If YOU don't want to change back to your maiden name, you don't have to. Names are not property, and your husband can't make you change your name back.

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  • Petitioner in a California divorce proceeding failed to respond to a request to Terminate a Permanent restraining order.

    Will the judge order the request to terminate the DVRO given the Petitioner's failure to respond to the request? What is the best approach for judgment given the Petitioner's failure to respond? Any information will be greatly appreciated. Cour...

    Richard’s Answer

    This will depend on the reason for the request for the restraining order, and how old it is. Impossible to predict without more information.

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  • Request name change in paternity suit

    I hyphened my 2 month old sons name and now I am having remorse seeing the father has little interest. However the bio dad did open a paternity suit. Can I request the hyphen to be dropped? The bio dad abandoned the pregnancy and is still not payi...

    Richard’s Answer

    This is an issue about which, as you can see, I have some knowledge. You can ask the court for the authority for a name change. In spite of what one prior answerer said, it may be easier to do now than later, since, of course, the name change will have no impact on a 2-month old.

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  • My husband and adult daughter live in another state. Can I ask my daughter to serve him with divorce so I don't have to hire?

    Thank you.

    Richard’s Answer

    If you follow the proper procedure, you can serve him, out of the state by certified mail, return receipt requested..

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  • How much does a divorce cost?

    I have been married for 30 years and now wish to get a divorce. My wife and I have no children but plenty of assets so a property settlement will also be needed

    Richard’s Answer

    It'll depend on how much you and she can cooperate to get it done, and what the assets are. Speak to an experienced family law attorney, and shop around. Cheaper is not necessarily better, since if it's done wrong the first time, it'll cost more to clean up.

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  • Order exits Spousal support waiver no court have authorization property divided, 2 year later custody attorney fees filed

    Can the Court can issue any attorney fees when the property has been divided, after 2 years for custody issues based on the assets which are already divided equally before, and the other Ex lost or hidden the money or property does not show in Inc...

    Richard’s Answer

    Can a court order attorney fees in a custody hearing, filed after the judgment? Yes. Can the Court consider assets, as well as income, in ordering attorney fees? Yes.

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  • Should i be worried if i received a call from the FBI saying that they want my family member to turn themselves in? said Wanted?

    i received a call from the FBI and they are saying that my family member is wanted and that they should turn themselves in. What does this fully mean? Does that mean they already have proof to put my family member in jail? Could it be they want to...

    Richard’s Answer

    Your family member should speak to a lawyer, RIGHT NOW, before "turning himself in", or even speaking to the FBI.

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  • Can probation call u in at anytime and make you do a drug screen? Can you get away with marijuana if its ur religion.

    Possession charge misdemeanor.

    Richard’s Answer

    Did you read the conditions of your probation? Does it say they can call you in for screening? ...and by the way, the "cannabis is my religion" will probably get you exactly nowhere with probation.

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