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Rebekah Main’s Legal Guides

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  • How To Finish Your Divorce by "True" Default

    A “true default” occurs when more than 30 days have passed since the petitioner (the spouse/partner that started the case) served the petition and summons; The respondent (the other spouse/partner) did not file a response (so he or she “defaulted”);and there is no written agreement.

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  • How To Deal With Misinformation In Time-Sharing or Custody Disputes

    Keep A Calendar I recommend that all parents sharing custody keep a custody calendar. A day planner or other notebook type calendar works best, giving you plenty of room to write details down. Make

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  • Establishing Parentage (Paternity) in California

    You want to establish parentage to either obtain court ordered child support, secure a custody and visitation order or to simply clarify your relationship as a family if you are not married or registered as domestic partners. "Establishing parentage" is a legal determination ...

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  • California Guardianship

    Guardianship is a court proceeding in which a judge gives someone who is not the parent: custody of a child, or the power to manage the child's property (called "estate"), or both. Usually this procedure is conducted in the Probate Court. But, if Child Protective Services (CP...

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  • How Do I Collect My Family Law Money Judgment in California?

    Initial Steps to Take Give your ex an address where they can mail the payment. You’d be surprised how many people do not let their ex know where to send the money! You can also consider offering to

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