I agree with my colleagues and would like to add that, in your situation, you may be able to have the court order him to pay your attorney fees. Then you can retain an attorney to assist you with making your request for child support and spousal support.
In California, a minor over the age of 12 may be the petitioner in his or her own guardianship proceeding. Self-petitioning may have added psychological benefits for the minor and make the minor feel empowered to take control of their living situation, which is especially important where the minor is being abused.
If the minor does not choose to self-petition, the uncle may be the petitioner. The minor may take an active role in the proceedings by consenting to the guardianship, submitting a...
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Normally, debts acquired before marriage are the separate debts of the debtor spouse. However, collectors can use community property to satisfy debts. Your wife may acquire a community interest in your home through payments and improvements made during the marriage. Therefore, her creditors could go after a portion of interest in your home to satisfy her debts.
To protect your interests, I recommend that you enter into a post-nuptial agreement asserting that the collections are her separate...
I would recommend that you obtain an attorney prior to filing the Petition. The Petition is a crucial document because it gives the court jurisdiction over what issues are to be decided. As such, it should be completed with the assistance of an attorney to avoid needing to file an Amended Petition" later.
You may state that separate property and community property is "to be determined" and that you will comply with financial disclosure requirements.
An FL-160 Property Declaration is not required.
You may request visitation rights as a grandparent using a Request for Order. Joinder is recommended only if there is already a marital action, such as a divorce, pending. If there is no marital action already pending, you may file without joinder.
To learn about which local forms apply, I recommend that you check the court's website or family law self-help program, if one is available.
It can be very difficult to obtain visitation rights as a grandparent and certain conditions must be met....
It would be preferable to obtain a declaration from the doctor explaining what he knows about the child. If he has personal knowledge of the child's living situation and well-being, he may be willing to submit a declaration to the court attesting to the fact that s/he is the doctor, that s/he knows the mother to be homeless, and that s/he is concerned about the well-being of the child.
Second-hand accounts and notes that are not under penalty of perjury are not persuasive to the court.
You can file an Amended Request for Order and Declaration with corrections for your mistakes. You will need to resubmit and re-serve your Amended Request for Order and Declaration as soon as possible to preserve your hearing date.