It is called pleading paper, but these days, pleading paper is merely a macro template created by word processing software such as Word.
For declarations, you can also use the Judicial Council form:
All Judicial Council forms for Family Law can be found at:
Yes, if you did not file a lawsuit against the owner of the apartment complex and if you did not sign a release with the owner of the dog, and if the incident occurred less than 2 years ago, you can bring a small claims court lawsuit against the owner of the dog for your personal injuries.
Your options are to either do nothing (hoping the landlord doesn't sue you for the $933), or sue the landlord for the $800 deposit in small claims court and defend against a counterclaim for the $933.
Under California Civil Code section 1950.5, within 21 calendar days after a tenant moves out, the landlord must either send a full refund of the security deposit, or mail or personally deliver to the tenant an itemized statement that lists the amounts of any deductions from the security deposit...
Your answer is not due until and unless you have been properly served with the summons and complaint.
A declaration of non-service is merely a report to the court that the process server has been diligent but unable to serve you personally. Such declaration is needed in order to sub-serve you and/or to respond to an Order to Show Cause in some instances. Also, it can be used in support of an application to serve you by publication.
So to answer your question, if you have not been served,...
Generally speaking, yes. The parties to a written contract can agree to and sign an addendum to the contract which sets forth a liquidated damages provision. The liquidated damages provision must not be a "penalty" in disguise.
It is probably true that you would have to take the case to trial to get more money than what's been offered. However, it's really no possible for any attorney on this forum to give you an opinion on settlement value without knowing the facts of your case, whether liability is disputed, the extent of your medical expenses, the collectibility of the defendant, and a multitude of other factors.
You really do need to hire a business attorney to assist you.
You can have your Dad as a member who is not a manager of the LLC.
Yes, you can add members to your LLC if you set it up to permit new members to be added in your LLC's Operating Agreement. (Note that in an LLC, they are members, not partners).
You definitely need a attorney to help you with the intellectual property rights, as well as the non-disclosure agreements. No one on Avvo can speculate on what your business entails.
I spend a good part of my early law career in bringing the issue of Unauthorized Practice of Law in Southern California to the forefront in the media and with the LA District Attorney's Office and the State Bar of California.
Here is the Los Angeles District Attorney's Prosecutor's Manual on the topic of UPL:
Your perception is right that this would seem to be a small case for most personal injury attorneys, especially if you did not sustain long term or permanent injuries.
What is your goal?
You might be able to handle this claim on your own, and if not settled soon, take it to small claims court. The jurisdictional limit for small claims court cases in California went up to $10,000 as of January 1, 2012.