Notwithstanding the earlier answer (from an attorney outside of California), if you get a "quickie offshore divorce" from a place where you don't really live, and someone decides to make a fuss later, the "quickie offshore divorce" is probably NOT valid, under the California version of the Uniform Divorce Recognition Act.
You're confused by multiple meanings of the phrase "ex parte"; it means both an emergency short-notice application to a judge for an order, and a communication by one party to a judge, or court, without the knowledge of the other party to the case, which is generally forbidden. Since the evaluator was appointed to assist the judge, any information which you provide to the evaluator, you must also provide to the other party.
You can only sue her for libel successfully if what she said was both
fact (not opinion)
Unless both of these are the case, you've got no lawsuit.
Then you have to prove some amount of damages to reputation. You say your husband "was incarcerated" so proving that he was financially damaged by what she said on a website is going to be hard, if not impossible.
Assuming you hire an attorney, sue her, and win, does she have any non-exempt assets (like multiple...
There is only one kind of trial court judge in California: the Superior Court. If matters need to be consolidated, they can be, and if third parties need to be "joined" to a dissolution case (divorce) they can be, but this is procedurally complicated enough so that you need an EXPERIENCED family law attorney to assist you.
You may wish to take it to an EXPERIENCED family law attorney to review ALL the facts, but it's probably, absent something really unusual, too late to move to vacate a judgment that's more than two years old, if you participatde in the case at the time..
If you and he sell the house, then if you and he made enough on the sale, there could be taxes due on the gain, which would get divided equally. Since the transfer of title to him, and his payment of money to you, if set up properly, is not a taxable event, none of the money he pays you should be taxable.
It LOOKS like there was a document missing when the documents were submitted in March, and that the missing document was submitted in April. You're not divorced until the judgment is ENTERED, and you, or your lawyer, get the judgment with the judge's signature stamp on it, and a "Notice of Entry of Judgment" back from the court..
Sounds like a complete scam. There's NO reason that I can imagine that you'd need to send a cent before meeting with the attorney, so unless you can INDEPENDENTLY verify that these people are who they say they are, ignore 'em, or better yet, report 'em to the police.
You don't have any case at all; your mother would have a case, if there was anyone who did, and if she wanted to spend time and effort pursuing one.
A doctor hasn't committed negligence or malpractice simply by being WRONG; a doctor commits malpractice by being wrong because he or she didn't do what a reasonably careful doc would have done in the same circumstances.