Christopher Charles Melcher’s Guides

Christopher Charles Melcher

Woodland Hills Child Custody Lawyer.

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  1. Meeting the Residency Requirement for a California Divorce

    Written by attorney Christopher Melcher, over 4 years ago.

    Is either a party a resident of the State of California and the county in which the action is to be filed? One of the parties must be a resident of the State of California for at least six months bef

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  2. Getting a Domestic Violence Restraining Order in California

    Written by attorney Christopher Melcher, over 4 years ago.

    Contact the police if physical abuse occurred recently or a threat of harm has been made. Police will take action if the abuse happened recently and there are signs of physical injury. The police wi

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  3. Filing for Divorce in California or Responding to a Divorce Case

    Written by attorney Christopher Melcher, over 4 years ago.

    Start with a Petition or Response If you are the first one to go to court to request a divorce, you need to file a Petition for Dissolution Form FL-100 to get the case started. You can find all of t

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  4. Preparing Disclosures in a California Divorce Case

    Written by attorney Christopher Melcher, over 4 years ago.

    Complete the Declaration of Disclosure The Declaration of Disclosure Form FL-140 is like a cover sheet. It can be used for your preliminary or final disclosures. The preliminary disclsoure is serve

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  5. Avoiding Taxes on Transfers of Property in a Divorce Case

    Written by attorney Christopher Melcher, over 4 years ago.

    Is the transfer between spouses? If the parties are still married when the transfer takes place, there is no taxable gain on the transfer unless one of the exceptions discussed below apply. IRC 1041

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  6. Applying for Temporary Spousal or Child Support in California

    Written by attorney Christopher Melcher, over 4 years ago.

    File Petition for Dissolution/Legal Separation or other applicable petition If no court case is pending, you need to file a Petition for Dissolution/Legal Separation Form FL-100 (if you are married),

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  7. How to Pick a California Divorce Attorney

    Written by attorney Christopher Melcher, over 4 years ago.

    Is the attorney a Certified Family Law Specialist? Go to http://members.calbar.ca.gov/search/ls_search.aspx to search for a specialist in your county. The California State Bar, Board of Legal Specia

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  8. Do you qualify for a tax deduction for your spousal support payments?

    Written by attorney Christopher Melcher, over 4 years ago.

    The payment must be made “in cash.” (26 U.S.C., §71, subds. (b)(1) & (d).) A transfer of services or property, execution of a debt instrument by the payor, or the use of property of the payor do no

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