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Richard Forrest Gould-Saltman

Richard Gould-Saltman’s Answers

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  • Do adoptees have inheritance rights to birth parents estates?

    Baby was adopted at birth in an official San Diego court adoption in the 1960's. Adoptive parents are both deceased and did not leave adoptee with any inheritance. Now adoptee/child has found birth mother who has a substantial estate. Birth mother...

    Richard’s Answer

    Not unless the birth parent specifically names the child in a will.

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  • Do I have a case? My boss made me feel threatened she said she was gonna kick my ass if I called in on top of that im muslim.

    I really don't believe my boss like me because of my religion. One day she threatened to kick my ass if I called in and she is always making remarks about gay people. I feel very uncomfortable in my workplace and have been here 6 years she has bee...

    Richard’s Answer

    It's not clear why you think your boss's behavior has anything to do with your religion, and in a "right to work state", as long as an employer is an equal-opportunity jerk (i.e., is equally obnoxious, rude, etc. to people regardless of race, gender, or religion) it's not illegal discrimination.

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  • My child has been attending the same private school and is going into the first grade

    My child has been attending the same private school for three years. I pay the tuition. Now the other parent is refusing to sign the registration papers, threatening a different school as a bargaining chip to basically, redo the whole custody or...

    Richard’s Answer

    Unfortunately,

    A. Judges generally will usually NOT make such an order ex parte; the child is neither in danger, nor is there risk of flight.
    B. If I'm understanding this correctly, your child has been going to two years of pre-K and one year of Kindergarten at this school. On these facts if parents don't agree on a private school enrollment, the judge may say that kid goes to public school.

    You're going to need to come up with some problem-solving ideas, of your, and your child's next thirteen years may be really unpleasant. You should speak to an EXPERIENCED family law attorney with lots of custody problem-solving experience.

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  • My court order indicates the kids "education cost" responsibility of their father. Does "education cost" include school supply?

    My court order states I am responsible for 33% of kids medical and extracurricular expenses. But my ex is responsible for 100% of "education cost". Are school supplies such as text books, computers etc. considered education costs and therefore b...

    Richard’s Answer

    Don't know who wrote the order, but it doesn't sound like it's specific enough to enforce. Who gets to decide which education costs the kids will have?

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  • What do I request when filing for child custody

    I have a 2 year old daughter, recently moved out and now living on our own after 3 years. I work full time and so does he. I am not requesting any child support as long as he agrees to pay half of her baby sitter. Also I am requesting that only he...

    Richard’s Answer

    First: why would you not request child support, if your and Dad's incomes would mean that he would owe you child support? If you feel that you don't "need" the money now, then put aside for your daughter in case there's an unexpected medical expense, or for a college account, or a "rainy day". If you went to court, he'd possibly be ordered to pay child support, AND half of the baby-sitter day care needed for you to work.

    It's difficult to say what would be a good custody schedule for a 2-year old without knowing a lot more info., like your schedule, his schedule, who lives where, etc. Whatever the schedule is, you're going to want to change it when pre-school starts, and then again when regular school starts.

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  • Can my "Father" file for visitation rights to see my son?

    My astranged father who gave away his parental rights with me to my mother years ago is threatening to get a lawyer and file for visitation rights. Can he do this? He's never been in my life and when I've tried he doesn't come around he's only see...

    Richard’s Answer

    Your father has no "visitation" rights to your son unless you and child's mother consent.

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  • Custody evaluator, not truthful, submitted bogus test results to the court, L.C.Hearing in 4 months.

    The custody evaluator, Ph.D, turned out to be unethical. Examples : He submitted to court that he administered psychological tests to me on a computer, but it was actually on xerox copy paper that he would later hand score (WCST 128 cards). He ...

    Richard’s Answer

    GET a lawyer. NOW. An evidentiary attack on an expert witness is not a do it yourself project

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  • Child not being properly taken care of, how to fix this. Its costing our child issues and costing both parents unnecessary money

    I feel my child is no being properly cared for by mom. Mom recently made an appointment told me our child had a cavity that needed to be filled and its because the enamel is weak hereditary and our child needed to be put to sleep for this procedur...

    Richard’s Answer

    The way you fix this? File a request and ask to change custody. Be able to show that you (not your girlfriend, or your new wife, or your parents, but YOU) are in a position to provide better care for your child.

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  • I need to file for divorce. Do I have to file at LA Superior court or can I file at any courthouse in L.A. county?

    I live in West Covina (L.A. County) and I need to file for divorce.

    Richard’s Answer

    All courthouses in Los Angeles are now "Superior Court" courthouses. You can choose to file in the downtown courthouse (Central District, "Stanley Mosk Courthouse") or you can file in the court district in which you live. Check the Court's website, below, to find which courthouse that would be.

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  • I know my sons father is high but how do I prove it? He has visitation per our order every weekend.

    I don't feel comfortable letting my son go with his father I know factually he is getting high but I have very little proof how can I get a drug test done and what can I do without getting in trouble for breaking the order? Also found out he isn't...

    Richard’s Answer

    You'll need to be able to go back to court, and ask for an order for testing, which will mean that you'll need to be able to testify exactly what you mean when you say that you "know factually" that Dad is under the influence, and you'll need to be able to tell a judge, specifically, WHAT you observed, and WHEN you observed it.

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