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Stephanie Farr White

Simi Valley Family Law Attorney.

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  1. Soon To be ex husband lied on taxes

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Stephanie Farr White
    1 lawyer answer

    Any tax liability, refund, or credit from the 2008 tax year is community property. That means half of whatever he got back as a refund is yours and half of what you will now owe is due from him.

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  2. How many days do I have to respond to a order to show care and affidavit for complaint? or should I just show up to court?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Stephanie Farr White
    2. Wail Sarieh
    3. Robert Andrew Michael Burns
    3 lawyer answers

    Your Order to Show Cause is likely one for contempt as all other OSCs have been renamed Requests for Order. If this is the case, you may serve and file your response nine court days prior to the hearing. You do not have to file a response. Contempt is quasi-criminal, and as such it must be heard in full and cannot be considered solely on the filed paperwork. I have found with many self-represented parties that the answer they file most often can work against them and can be used to prove...

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  3. Im having problems with form Fl-180

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Stephanie Farr White
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    You don't NEED to mark any of those boxes. Status only would indicate that you want to no longer be married, but that you have not finished issues with property division, child custody, etc. Reserving Jurisdiction over termination would be the opposite of the above ... that you had resolved all issues, but wanted to wait to finalize the divorce. Judgment on reserved issues would be if you had previously done status (above) and now wanted to finish the division and other issues....

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  4. What is the common amount for child support for one child?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Stephanie Farr White
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    There is not a common amount because support is dependent on the incomes of both parties and the time-share of the child/children. Other factors include if either party owns a home, is married, pays support for other children, receives support for other children, health insurance, health expenses, child care expenses, travel for visitation, etc. Because any of these factors can affect the support calculation dramatically, it is impossible to have a "common" amount. I have seen people with 5%...

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  5. If divorced, can I retain spouse's military health insurance?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Stephanie Farr White
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    Insurance is one reason that particularly military couples choose to go the path of Legal Separation rather than that of Dissolution. Under Legal Separation, the marriage remains intact and your insurance benefits would remain. Those benefits go away upon finalized dissolution.

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  6. Would I lose my right to make decisions regarding my daughter and responsible to pay any back child support? What can I do?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Stephanie Farr White
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    If he has not filed a default in the case, you can STILL file your answer (the 30 days is more of a guideline for when the moving party may file for default than a strict limit on when you can answer). Even if he has filed for default, your being in the hospital may be good cause to have a default set aside. If you file an answer, you are "appearing" in the case, and the judge can base any decisions on what BOTH of you have to say instead of only having your husband's side to listen to. To...

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  7. Me and my girlfriend bought a house together. I want her to leave. Her name is not on the mortgage or deed. New details below.

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Richard Forrest Gould-Saltman
    2. Stephanie Farr White
    2 lawyer answers

    No judge can order a mother to stop breast feeding. The judge can limit the consideration he/she gives to the child's needs to be breastfed. You may wish to reconsider the manner in which you are setting up the other party here. Your leaving her without a home to which she has rights would only go to show you to be devious and disrespectful of agreements. Your threat to get her to leave in 30 days or you would file against her would also be considered extortion and the misuse of the court...

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  8. Is marrying an illegal immigrant for money so they can get a green card s crime

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Hendrik Tjaart J Pretorius
    2. Richard Forrest Gould-Saltman
    3. Stephanie Farr White
    3 lawyer answers

    A crime? yes. It is immigration fraud. The penalties are federal and include prison time. Stephanie White THE LAW OFFICE OF STEPHANIE WHITE Simi Valley, CA www.805Lawyer.com DISCLAIMER: The above is not legal advice nor does it establish an attorney-client relationship with the person posting the question or any person reading the above. There is no attorney-client relationship between any reader and this writer or her firm. These comments are not subject to any privilege...

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  9. My husband took all his things from our jointly owned home in California, can I lock him out pending meet w/Lawer?

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Stephanie Farr White
    2. Sondra Ellyn Bennaeim
    2 lawyer answers

    You may not lock him out without a Court Order for a moveout or a Restraining Order that requires him to stay away from you and acknowledges that doing so means he will be moved from the home. Stephanie White THE LAW OFFICE OF STEPHANIE WHITE Simi Valley, CA www.805Lawyer.com DISCLAIMER: The above is not legal advice nor does it establish an attorney-client relationship with the person posting the question or any person reading the above. There is no attorney-client relationship...

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  10. Quitclaim deed in Los Angeles county when other party is living abroad

    Answered about 5 years ago.

    1. Richard Forrest Gould-Saltman
    2. Stephanie Farr White
    2 lawyer answers

    I am confused. Are you buying the house from yourself? It seems from the facts as you state them that you are divorcing and trying to purchase the house from your marital assets. Is that correct? If so, I'm not sure that what you're doing is the easiest way to go about this. That said, she can certainly have the document notarized in Scotland, BUT it must be in its complete form, and she must have right to the property before signing the form giving the right away (which is where my...

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