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Sanjay Augustine Paul

Pasadena Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

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  1. Can I marry an undocumented?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Alexander Joseph Segal
    2. Sanjay Augustine Paul
    3. Samuel Patrick Ouya Maina
    4. J. Thomas Smith Ph.D.
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    There are two things your wife should resolve asap in my opinion: 1) Identification from Mexican consulate: She should request an appointment with the Mexican consulate in LA and be persistent about explaining her situation to obtain a Mexican Passport and/or Matricula Consular. I've had clients who had a lack of documentation and the consulate was hesitant to issue them a passport, but through in-person meetings and persistence they were able to obtain one. 2) Speak to a lawyer about the...

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  2. My daughter is getting divorced.

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Jack McRae
    2. Tobie Brina Waxman
    3. J. Richard Kulerski
    4. Sanjay Augustine Paul
    5. Matthew Clinton Smith
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    I agree with all the other answers on here. However, you also indicated that "he has the money." I'm not sure what you mean by that, but if he has access to money, your daughter may be able to hire an attorney have her attorney fees paid by her husband. Either way, your daughter needs to get representation as this is an urgent matter. Best of luck, -Sanjay Paul, Esq.

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  3. Boyfriend has been separated over 2 years, I have moved into the house they own together with him and his son. Repercussions?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Sanjay Augustine Paul
    2. Stephen Ross Cohen
    2 lawyer answers

    Your question is vague. However, some basic info you should know is that you cannot marry your current bf until his divorce from his now current wife is finalized. For it to be finalized, it has to first be started. If your bf is recieving any spousal support from his wife, it can be terminated for co-habitating with a person of the opposite sex. Best of luck, -Sanjay A. Paul

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  4. My husband wants to give me the house free-and-clear upon divorce. Should I take this offer?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Gregory Paul Benton
    2. Richard Forrest Gould-Saltman
    3. Sanjay Augustine Paul
    4. Gary Ralph Ilmanen
    5. Stephen Peter Anderson
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    Your husband does not get to "decide" whether he wants to end all financial ties with you and he certainly does not get to decide whether you "deserve" a portion of his retirement." As the other attorneys have indicated wisely here, I hope you have some legal representation on this matter. It does not matter if he has moved on and started his new family. So what should you do? Make an appt to speak with a family law attorney near you immediately. Best of luck, -Sanjay Paul

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  5. Do I have full custody of my child, if the biological father isn't present?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Sanjay Augustine Paul
    2. Stephen Ross Cohen
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    This is a tricky question. You do have custody of your child, but there's no document or court order saying that you have full custody of your daughter - so for example, if you want to travel out of the country, you don't have the authority to without the consent of her biological father. My recommendation would be to file a Paternity Action and have bio dad served with it. A paternity action will enable you to establish custody and child support for a child born outside the marriage. You will...

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  6. I got legal separation judgment about 10 months ago, but I just find out that I didn't receive fair

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Gregory Paul Benton
    2. Sanjay Augustine Paul
    3. David Alexander Yomtov
    4. John Noah Kitta
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    I think it's important to realize that notions of "fair settlement" are relative and what may seem unfair to you, may seem fair to a judge. Keep in mind the cost and time considerations of modifying any subsequent agreement for minimal or no gain. And clients that hire "aggressive" attorneys are rarely happy with the results, or the bill. Best of luck, -Sanjay A. Paul

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  7. My ex has decided to stop paying spousal and child support until I sign a quit claim

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Steven Curtis Gnau
    2. Sanjay Augustine Paul
    3. Anneshia Miller Grant
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    Sign the quitclaim if he was awarded the property in the divorce. He cannot refuse to pay you spousal and child support if the court order says he is supposed to pay it. I agree with my colleagues though that this is the type of situation where cooperation will likely yield better results than running back to court; especially since you've already been divorced two-years. Why prolong this any more? Best of luck, -Sanjay Paul, Esq.

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  8. Ex refuses to work and live off spousal/child support. Can she be ordered to get a job?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Stephen Ross Cohen
    2. Sanjay Augustine Paul
    3. Patricia Frances Barberis
    3 lawyer answers

    This is a tough situation. You should hold her accountable to seek a job by asking the court for a seek-work order. If granted, she would have to report the efforts she is making in seeking a job. Best, -Sanjay Paul, Esq.

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  9. Can I lose my citizenship if we get divorce

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Anna Tsibel Moreas
    2. Irene Vaisman
    3. Christina Joan Murdoch
    4. Sanjay Augustine Paul
    5. David Alexander Browde
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    Your question doesn't make sense because you don't get citizenship through marriage. You get a conditional green card first. It's unclear whether you have past the conditional stage or whether you just got married. Speak to a lawyer because there is a lot at stake for you. Best of luck, -Sanjay A. Paul, Esq. www.dreamlawca.com

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  10. 14 1/2 Year old Daughter refuses to see Father, does she get to make this decision?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Donald Frederick Conviser
    2. Sanjay Augustine Paul
    3. Michael John Harrington
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    I agree with counsel. Your daughter is old enough where the court and the mediator will listen to what she has to say in making a determination. Rather than risk violating the court order, you should file a Request for Order that changes custody. Lastly, there might be more to your daughter's story as well that you are unaware of; so best to look into this situation more. Best of luck, -Sanjay Paul, Esq. (888) 373-2602

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