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  • I need help with discovery for child support in CA.

    I am CP with 3 children, 4 year litigation re: custody and support. Ex has pro bono atty (favor for a friend), I have $40K bill with my former atty. DCSS case. 10 mos and no wage assignment. Ex makes $14,000 plus / month. He is hiding assets...

    Stephanie’s Answer

    There are not typically companies that handle discovery -- most attorneys deal with that in-house. You might contact a paralegal -- through Craigslist, a paralegal school, a law school -- to see if they can help you get discovery at a much smaller price. The issue you will have with this is that without direction from an attorney, the paralegal may miss requests that could be vital to your case ... but it would be better than to have nothing.

    Good luck to you.
    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 protections. They are neither privileged nor confidential. The information is general only and should not be relied upon in any specific case. Accordingly these comments cannot be relied upon as the law and the facts may differ from those with which the reader of this communication may be dealing.

    The following disclosure is required pursuant to IRS Circular 230: unless otherwise expressly indicated, any federal tax advice contained in this communication, including attachments and enclosures, is not intended or written to be used, and may not be used, for the purpose of (i) avoiding tax-related penalties under the Internal Revenue Code or (ii) promoting, marketing or recommending to another party any tax-related matters addressed herein.

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  • Will a Domestic vilolence restraining order that I agreed to that was filed against me show up on a background check?

    My now ex-fiance and I had an altercation and she pepper sprayed me. I called the police and they arrested me instead. The charges were dropped after i spent 4 days in jail and i have no history of violence. She filed a T.R.O. and then I went to c...

    Stephanie’s Answer

    The TRO would not likely appear on a background check. If what you didn't fight in court was the PERMANENT order, then that will appear on a background check. The Permanent orders are called CLETS orders and they are filed with law enforcement and searchable nationwide on NCIC and other similar searches. You can make a motion to the court to dissolve the order depending on when it was made and what you knew about the consequences of not fighting the order. You will likely need an attorney to craft the motion and argue it before the judge.

    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 protections. They are neither privileged nor confidential. The information is general only and should not be relied upon in any specific case. Accordingly these comments cannot be relied upon as the law and the facts may differ from those with which the reader of this communication may be dealing.

    The following disclosure is required pursuant to IRS Circular 230: unless otherwise expressly indicated, any federal tax advice contained in this communication, including attachments and enclosures, is not intended or written to be used, and may not be used, for the purpose of (i) avoiding tax-related penalties under the Internal Revenue Code or (ii) promoting, marketing or recommending to another party any tax-related matters addressed herein.

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  • Can I put a stop to my tax return, from being garnished, for child support?

    I pay from my unemployment benefits, most legally allowed. I also doubt paternity. I have yet to be able to have my case heard, cuz since my lay off i have lost everything, and day to day living has been a struggle. i really needed my return to ge...

    Stephanie’s Answer

    The only way to stop your tax return from being garnished is to become current on your support payments.

    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 protections. They are neither privileged nor confidential. The information is general only and should not be relied upon in any specific case. Accordingly these comments cannot be relied upon as the law and the facts may differ from those with which the reader of this communication may be dealing.

    The following disclosure is required pursuant to IRS Circular 230: unless otherwise expressly indicated, any federal tax advice contained in this communication, including attachments and enclosures, is not intended or written to be used, and may not be used, for the purpose of (i) avoiding tax-related penalties under the Internal Revenue Code or (ii) promoting, marketing or recommending to another party any tax-related matters addressed herein.

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  • I have been married 30 years what am i entitled to from my husband if we divorce

    will he pay support to me and how can i remain on his health insurance plan how long would i receive support he works i dont i am 54 yrs old now what do i do?

    Stephanie’s Answer

    You are entitled to half of everything earned, invested, or purchased during those 30 years. It is a long term marriage (defined as longer than 10 years), so he will likely pay support to you permanently. You will remain on his health insurance until the dissolution is finalized. You may be able to remain on his health insurance indefinitely if you sought legal separation instead of dissolution. Legal separation encompasses everything like a dissolution but without the actual finality of divorce -- so all property is divided and support is ordered the same as it would be with dissolution.

    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 protections. They are neither privileged nor confidential. The information is general only and should not be relied upon in any specific case. Accordingly these comments cannot be relied upon as the law and the facts may differ from those with which the reader of this communication may be dealing.

    The following disclosure is required pursuant to IRS Circular 230: unless otherwise expressly indicated, any federal tax advice contained in this communication, including attachments and enclosures, is not intended or written to be used, and may not be used, for the purpose of (i) avoiding tax-related penalties under the Internal Revenue Code or (ii) promoting, marketing or recommending to another party any tax-related matters addressed herein.

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  • Daughter turns 18 in May and may not graduate in June a court date has been set for July is this for arrears or ??

    I filed child support paperwork with LACCD in 11/08 they did nothing until 12/09, now my daughter is going to be 18 in May (may graduate in June-hasnt passed CAHSEE exam yet) I just received a court date for July (after 18th bday & graduation poss...

    Stephanie’s Answer

    I can't say for sure without seeing the paperwork or looking up the court docket, but child support typically ends when a child turns 18 AND completes high school (course requirements -- no CAHSEE needed) so it would be logical to assume the July hearing is to terminate support. Typically these don't happen by hearing, but that may be the way your local court handles terminations.

    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 protections. They are neither privileged nor confidential. The information is general only and should not be relied upon in any specific case. Accordingly these comments cannot be relied upon as the law and the facts may differ from those with which the reader of this communication may be dealing.

    The following disclosure is required pursuant to IRS Circular 230: unless otherwise expressly indicated, any federal tax advice contained in this communication, including attachments and enclosures, is not intended or written to be used, and may not be used, for the purpose of (i) avoiding tax-related penalties under the Internal Revenue Code or (ii) promoting, marketing or recommending to another party any tax-related matters addressed herein.

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  • Find son

    mother remarried,son, 17 now, has both of our last names Her`s his legal last name, born in fremont,ca, i pay child support, though his legal last name is hers, I`m on birth certificate as father

    Stephanie’s Answer

    I don't understand your question.

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  • What is this form FL-120? My ex sent me a package and he stated that this is blank because "we agree on all terms."

    What is this form FL-120? My ex sent me a package and he stated that this form is blank because "we agree on all terms." I don't remember agreeing "on all terms." I have to admit, I'm not versed in this whole divorce lingo. I'm afraid to sign an...

    Stephanie’s Answer

    An FL-120 is a Response and Request. He filed the Petition -- filling it out, filing it with the court and serving it on you. The blank FL-120 is your answer to what he wrote in the Petition. It is for you to fill out, serve on him, and then file with the court. If you are unsure of how to do that, contact the court in your county and ask to speak with the family law facilitator's office. They offer assistance in filling out forms. THEY DO NOT GIVE LEGAL ADVICE. If you have questions about your rights to property and assets you should seek the advice of an attorney.

    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 protections. They are neither privileged nor confidential. The information is general only and should not be relied upon in any specific case. Accordingly these comments cannot be relied upon as the law and the facts may differ from those with which the reader of this communication may be dealing.

    The following disclosure is required pursuant to IRS Circular 230: unless otherwise expressly indicated, any federal tax advice contained in this communication, including attachments and enclosures, is not intended or written to be used, and may not be used, for the purpose of (i) avoiding tax-related penalties under the Internal Revenue Code or (ii) promoting, marketing or recommending to another party any tax-related matters addressed herein.

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  • Is it too late to obtain a prenuptial agreement after we are married?

    Or Is there any agreement that we can sign in regards to our separate financial earning (e.g. My account belongs to mine and his account belongs to his). So we wont' be responsible for each other's debt prior to our marriage? It's too late to sig...

    Stephanie’s Answer

    By definition, prenuptial comes BEFORE the marriage, so it is too late for a prenup. You can have a marital agreement. Many people do. These are, however, often challenged successfully following separation and/or divorce.

    There are other possible legal avenues that could protect your assets (individual and joint). You should consider consulting an attorney in your area who can provide some options.

    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 protections. They are neither privileged nor confidential. The information is general only and should not be relied upon in any specific case. Accordingly these comments cannot be relied upon as the law and the facts may differ from those with which the reader of this communication may be dealing.

    The following disclosure is required pursuant to IRS Circular 230: unless otherwise expressly indicated, any federal tax advice contained in this communication, including attachments and enclosures, is not intended or written to be used, and may not be used, for the purpose of (i) avoiding tax-related penalties under the Internal Revenue Code or (ii) promoting, marketing or recommending to another party any tax-related matters addressed herein.

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  • What does a Global Agreement mean in a divorce? How can I protect myself in this type of agreement?

    I am currently, going through a divorce. Husband is self-employed family owned businesses(meaning his family). He has not turned in any of his disclosures? The income he has declared doesn't cover our household and living expenses? The court is t...

    Stephanie’s Answer

    Yours is NOT a simple divorce, and given the complexities and the lack of disclosure from the opposing party, you would do well to hire an attorney to get the information and take the steps needed to protect your rights. Those rights are likely much greater than you anticipate or imagine. This is not the place where you want to save money by doing it yourself if for no other reason than you don't get any do-overs in court -- once it's done, it's done.

    Hire an attorney. There are laws that provide for the other party to pay part of and sometimes all of the attorney fees for the other side.

    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 protections. They are neither privileged nor confidential. The information is general only and should not be relied upon in any specific case. Accordingly these comments cannot be relied upon as the law and the facts may differ from those with which the reader of this communication may be dealing.

    The following disclosure is required pursuant to IRS Circular 230: unless otherwise expressly indicated, any federal tax advice contained in this communication, including attachments and enclosures, is not intended or written to be used, and may not be used, for the purpose of (i) avoiding tax-related penalties under the Internal Revenue Code or (ii) promoting, marketing or recommending to another party any tax-related matters addressed herein.

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  • Is a wife responsible for a husbands debt prior to marriage in San Diego, Ca.?

    I am going to marry a man with serious debt problems. Will I be responsible for the debt if we were not married when these debts were incurred? I live in San Diego, Ca.

    Stephanie’s Answer

    Yes and No. Although they are his "separate property" debts, separate property won't come into play unless and until you die or get divorced. So your "community property" earnings will be going toward paying those debts off. So even though you are not "responsible" for the debts your community property funds will be used to pay them.

    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 protections. They are neither privileged nor confidential. The information is general only and should not be relied upon in any specific case. Accordingly these comments cannot be relied upon as the law and the facts may differ from those with which the reader of this communication may be dealing.

    The following disclosure is required pursuant to IRS Circular 230: unless otherwise expressly indicated, any federal tax advice contained in this communication, including attachments and enclosures, is not intended or written to be used, and may not be used, for the purpose of (i) avoiding tax-related penalties under the Internal Revenue Code or (ii) promoting, marketing or recommending to another party any tax-related matters addressed herein.

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