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Richard Forrest Gould-Saltman

Los Angeles Family Law Attorney.

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  1. Can Respondent move a family law case to Judgment if Petitioner is incarcerated?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Richard Forrest Gould-Saltman
    2. Gregory Paul Benton
    3. Bernal Peter Ojeda
    4. Allysyn Lesley Overton
    4 lawyer answers

    If it hasn't been dismissed, then Respondent should be able to finish it.

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  2. Is it possible to seek a retroactive judgement of divorce? Is there any legal precedent?

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Gregory Paul Benton
    2. Richard Forrest Gould-Saltman
    3. Jack McRae
    4. David Raymond Mahood
    4 lawyer answers

    There's the problem; what you got back was NOT a notice of entry of judgment (FL190) , but a notice of entry of default. (FL 165). You MAY be able to have the case "un-dismissed" and have a judgment entered "nunc pro tunc" (retroactively) but you'll almost certainly need an experienced attorney to make it happen.

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  3. Do I need to sign Statement of Decision and Judgment forms in a family law case?

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Marc Elliot Grossman
    2. Douglas Eugene Kuthy
    3. Richard Forrest Gould-Saltman
    4. Stephen Ross Cohen
    4 lawyer answers

    A. If he prepped them, and he's an attorney, then he would not normally be required to sign 'em. B. Although his signature line is not exactly correct (it should really say "approved as conforming to order") ALL you're doing by signing is confirming that the order as he prepared it accurately says what the judge ordered, WHETHER OR NOT you agree with what the judge ordered. If you don't sign off on the order, and you don't object to it, then if the attorney has to do additional work to get...

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  4. Can I put a lien on my ex's home for child support in arrears if his name is on the loan only?

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Richard Forrest Gould-Saltman
    2. Robert Lee Williams
    2 lawyer answers

    If he's not on title, the lien won't attach to the house. It's a good idea to put the lien in place (by getting and recording an "Abstract of Support Judgment") anyhow; it'll stay in place until ALL the support is paid, and will attach to ANY real estate that ever gets his name on it.

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  5. In a divorce action where one party joins the other party's mother, does the mother get served summons before or after hearing

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Richard Forrest Gould-Saltman
    2. Pamela Koslyn
    2 lawyer answers

    The prior response is mistaken; a third party can be joined, by motion, (now an "RFO") to a California dissolution action. The third parties generally are involved in the custody of children, or have involvement in ownership/possession of community property. Once the RFO (motion) is granted, the court will issue a summons and pleading on joinder, and then and only then will the summons and pleading be served upon the "joined person".

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  6. We have agreed to split our real estate holdings 50/50. What's the next step in dissolving our marriage? Real estate appraiser?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Richard Forrest Gould-Saltman
    2. Celia R Reed
    2 lawyer answers

    You may not need an appraiser OR an accountant. You can probably finish it up with some (limited) assistance from an attorney for each of you; you're much better off making sure all the documents are done correctly for each of you the FIRST time, particularly when real estate's involved, than missing something, and finding out twenty years later, when someone's trying to sell or refinance, that something was missed and needs to be fixed. If you're in agreement on the general framework of...

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  7. I've requested the court to rule that my son not be allowed to fly in a private airplane his mom's boyfriend flies.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Richard Forrest Gould-Saltman
    2. Harris Justin Brumer
    3. Alan James Brinkmeier
    3 lawyer answers

    NO, it isn't a violation of a joint legal custody order, unless the order says something specific about that issue, You've raised the issue with a judge, and it apparently didn't rise to the level of an issue which got the judge to change his order. If there's a joint legal custody order, that means that the court trusts your day-to-day decision making while your child's with you, and your ex's decision-making while the child's with HER. Judges don't like to micro-manage who your child...

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  8. What rights does he have if hes not on the birthcertificate but does pay child support?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Richard Forrest Gould-Saltman
    2. Edna Carroll Straus
    3. Isileli Tupou Manaia Mataele
    3 lawyer answers

    To get child support from him, either (a) he's going to need to sign a valid acknowledgement of parentage, or (b) a court is going to have to determine that he's Dad. That makes him legally Dad for all purposes. While it won't change the child's name, it will mean that he can ask for, and may be given visitation or custody rights.

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  9. Do respondents in a divorce also pay a filing fee?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Richard Forrest Gould-Saltman
    2. Michael Raymond Daymude
    3. Christina Marie Sherman
    4. Kevin Lee Qualls
    4 lawyer answers

    Yes, unless you qualify for a fee waiver.

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  10. I'm looking for a lawyer who will go to a Default Trial with me on July 21st for my divorce. We have a community property.

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Marc Elliot Grossman
    2. Richard Forrest Gould-Saltman
    3. Gregory Paul Benton
    4. Wail Sarieh
    5. L. Vincent Ramunno Jr.
    5 lawyer answers

    A. It's not ethical, in most cases, for a family law attorney to handle anything other than a collection case on a contingency basis and (B) what's your theory as to why you should get 100% of something that's community property?

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