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  • Wife and I common law married under another state's laws. Now, in CA. Marriage valid? Married for bankruptcy purposes?

    So we lived together in another state for a long time and enjoy common law marriage as a result. We moved to California which I understand has no common law marriage. 1. Are we legally married here? 2. If one or both of us file for chapter 7 ...

    Wail’s Answer

    If the marriage was valid in the other state, it is valid in this state.

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  • Is it required to file a Income & Expense Statement FL-150 when you first file your petition for divorce?

    My separated spoused filed for divorce last year. Since then I filed my response and the other documents the court told me to . But he has never fied a single document but the petition, No documents disclosing his finances, income, employment, etc...

    Wail’s Answer

    He is required to serve you with his preliminary declaration of disclosures which includes an income and expense statement.

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  • Do I need to get a divorce lawyer in Los Angeles county? Or does it matter? I live in riverside county now. Thanks

    I got married 36 years ago in Los Angeles county, separated only two years after but never divorced.

    Wail’s Answer

    It does not matter, however, the case should be filed in the county where you and or the children have resided in for 3 month immediately prior to filing the divorce petition. You do not file divorce in the county where you got married 36 years ago.

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  • Who files FL-120 and FL-115? Also, should we both separately filing FL-140 and FL-141 with the court?

    I'm the petitioner, and my husband is the respondent in our dissolution case. We live in California. Our friend recently served the papers to him. He now has FL-120 to fill out, and out friend has filled out FL-115.

    Wail’s Answer

    The respondent fills out and files the fl-120 in response to the petition. An fl-115 is filled out and filed by you as the Petitioner to show that you have served the other party with the summons and petition.

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  • What happens when CPS comes to your home?

    I just found out from someone that there may have been a CPS complain made against me. What exactly should I expect if it is true and they decide to do a home visit? If they decide for some reason to remove my children how does that work? Can I ca...

    Wail’s Answer

    Fully cooperate when CPA comes to your home for the home visit and do not try to hide the children.

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  • Do I NEED a lawyer for this

    married 20 years and have an uncontested divorce looming. Do I / we need a lawyer? CA state.

    Wail’s Answer

    Do you have to have one? No. Should you get one? Yes, its a long term marriage.

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  • What kind of attorney does my friend need?

    My long time friend (25+ years) was diagnosed with brain cancer a little over a year ago. She had revocable POA drawn up & named her daughter (D) POA for medical & financial decisions. She has been stable now & recovered from the brain cancer. ...

    Wail’s Answer

    She needs an elder law attorney. Search avvo to find one.

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  • How can I go about getting proof that they are my kids? And could I fight for coustody

    My ex girlfriend keeps on telling me I have kids with her i haven't been with her since Halloween of 2014 i found this out a year before I left her what should I do need help?

    Wail’s Answer

    It all depends on the age of your children, whether you are listed on the birth certificate, and whether you signed a voluntary declaration of paternity. You need to file a paternity action ASAP with the court!

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  • I am moving in 30 days how do I get temporary orders and what does that actually mean since mom does not want me to move?

    Hello I have physical custody of my daughter, I just found out that the house we live in is on the market for sale, due to the high rents in the valley we are relocating to Victorville, CA. I have gone and filed paperwork in court to be granted pe...

    Wail’s Answer

    You should file an ex parte to get temporary orders such there is a 30 day deadline for you to move.

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  • Can an ex-parte motion for bifurcation be granted without having filed a FL 142 Form prior to or with motion?

    Divorce in progress 3+ years. Pre-trial dates set. Self-represented litigant here. Opposing counsel filed ex-parte motion for bifurcation. Judge approved same day and no FL Form filed. I objected and was denied.

    Wail’s Answer

    An Fl-142 is not filed but the parties must exchange Preliminary Declarations of Disclosure which includes hte FL0142 prior to a bifurcation being granted.

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