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Richard Forrest Gould-Saltman

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  • How do I get a blood test to find out if I'm the father , How to I get 100% custody if I am the Father

    Hello I have a Lil situation with a young lady in Los Angeles county area who gave birth to my child in Dec of 2015 or Jan 2016. My questions is what legal rights do I have to blood test to verify if this my Son. She flipped out on me when I menti...

    Richard’s Answer

    It's unclear why the two prior answers reference a two-year time limit; that only applies if Mom is married (to you or someone else). It's also unclear why you think that you'll get "100% custody", or what you mean by that. Speak to an experienced family law attorney to get a handle on your rights and responsibilties.

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  • The judge declared my Writ for Wage Garnishment to collect unpaid Spousal Support "improper". What went wrong?

    Spousal Support was ordered & upheld in several hearings pending my divorce trial in 2 mos. The support orders cover a period of over a year as various matters have been sorted. The court's hearing notes state "Order Made" in regards to support. T...

    Richard’s Answer

    Sounds like you didn't do the paperwork correctly. Did you prepare an "application for writ" on which YOU calculated the amount due, and the accrued interest? It's worth consulting an EXPERIENCED family law attorney for some guidance.

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  • How can I present this matter to the judge so my daughter's father won't prevent us from leaving.

    I recently had mediation and we were able to come to an agreement. We agreed on joint custody. I am aware I have 10 days after mediation to try to modify the agreement. I am currently in the process of moving out the state but I know my daughter's...

    Richard’s Answer

    You'll need to at least review ALL the facts with an experienced family law attorney to figure out the best way to move forward. Relocation cases are NOT do it yourself projects.

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  • Am I able to have a family/friend represent me in family court to modify a visitation order instead of hiring a lawyer?

    Not wanting to hire a lawyer but I want a family/friend to represent me in family court.

    Richard’s Answer

    Nope. You can represent yourself, or you can get a lawyer.

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  • How can I argue that I have a constitutional right to travel by modern means?

    I got pulled over because officer ran my plate and it came up suspended license. I have supreme court cases that say I don't need one to travel on a public road but the cop ignored these.

    Richard’s Answer

    No, you don't have Supreme Court cases that say that. You have a bunch of nonsense from the internet which SAYS that's what those cases say.. Get a good criminal defense lawyer,'cause you won't beat the ticket with this stuff.

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  • Is this how child support is determined? I thought the judge or DA determined child support based on your pay stubs?

    I just received a Deposition Subpoena Form SUBP-010 from my ex girlfriend's attorney, asking for my employment information requesting all my wages, insurance, etc. I already provided the court and my ex's attorney with an Income and Expensive Decl...

    Richard’s Answer

    Yes he can do it. Anything you provide the court, you also must provide to the opposing party (or her lawyer).

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  • What happens if she files for cash aid assistance?

    My wife and I live in California and are separating. We are going to make a child support agreement and keep it out of court. I want to make it a legal separation, but she wants to work out visitation and child support just between us. I think she...

    Richard’s Answer

    Whatever you do, (a) NEVER pay her in cash, and (b) ALWAYS keep scrupulous records of exactly how much you've paid her, and when, until your child is an adult; (c) if she ever applies for ANY kind of aid, stop paying her directly, IMMEDIATELY.

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  • Are you on the hook for abortion or alimony payments if a girl tells you she's on birth control pills and you see her take them?

    I'm just worried that they're not going to be responsible enough to take it regularly every day. And I don't think its my responsibility to remind her every single day. If I just take her word for it that she's on top of it (and she has ensured me...

    Richard’s Answer

    "Child support" isn't the same as "alimony". You can only be ordered to pay alimony, or spousal support, if you're married.

    You can be ordered to pay child support, however, if the child's yours, until the child reaches adulthood. It doesn't matter whether you're married, and it doesn't matter who said what, when. Doesn't matter if you have an agreement, even in writing, unless you're an sperm donor making the donation through the services of a licensed doctor. .

    There are exactly two ways to avoid the risk of being ordered to pay child support; complete abstinence from sex with women, or a vasectomy by a good surgeon, followed by regular follow-up fertility testing. Other than that, you're taking your chances.

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  • Can a 16 year old be forced to go visit the NCP?

    I have a 16 year old (who is a Varsity linebacker just to give you reference if size). He is a straight A student. He primarily lives with me (dad) and sees mom every other weekend for extended weekends. Over the last 3 months, we haven't been sti...

    Richard’s Answer

    How do you get him to do anything else which you want him to do, and which he doesn't want to do? That's parenting.

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  • Is it right for my lawyer to refuse to do any work unless I pay her even though it's the opposing party's legal responsibility?

    The family court ordered the opposing party to pay my attorney fees in monthly increments. However, he refuses to pay. My lawyer keeps demanding payment from me rather than from him. She refuses to do work unless I pay her. She keeps delaying...

    Richard’s Answer

    Read your agreement with your attorney. It probably says that the fact that the court orders your ex to pay towards your attorney fees does NOT mean that if he doesn't pay, YOU don't owe the money. It probably also says that if you don't pay your lawyer, she doesn't have to do any more work for you.

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