Erin Patricia Farley’s Answers

Erin Patricia Farley

Petaluma Family Law Attorney.

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  1. Is it legal for my landlord to evict "lease termination" my family for his out of state family to move in?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Erin Patricia Farley
    2. James Carl Eschen III
    3. Brandy Ann Peeples
    3 lawyer answers

    As my colleagues have correctly stated, your landlord cannot unilaterally cancel the lease before it ends. If your landlord wants his family to move in so badly, he may be willing to buy you out of your lease (give you money to move). This may be a good option, as it seems clear you will have to move at the end of the term.

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  2. What happens if opposing counsel's attorney fails to prepare a Findings and Order After Hearing? I am in a family case in CA,

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Erin Patricia Farley
    2. Edna Carroll Straus
    3. Robert Andrew Michael Burns
    3 lawyer answers

    Does DCSS have a copy of the order that is signed by the judge? They should (and will) enforce the order of the court once they have a signed copy. If you eventually prepared a Findings and Order after Hearing, then DCSS should follow that order from the date it was made. If there continues to be a problem, go to the court clerk and request the minute order from the hearing. The minute order should list the conclusions of the judge. If it is not specific enough, get the transcript. Make sure...

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  3. What form would i need to file against someone that lied on their income and expense declaration form?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Erin Patricia Farley
    2. Wail Sarieh
    3. Richard Forrest Gould-Saltman
    4. Edna Carroll Straus
    4 lawyer answers

    If there is an upcoming support hearing, you would include information about income in your declaration. If a declaration was filed prior, just title it "Supplemental Declaration" and include proof of Wife's income.

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  4. Who is best suited to have a deal prepared and signed before turning myself in on a domestic

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Erin Patricia Farley
    2. Greg Thomas Hill
    3. Robert Andrew Michael Burns
    4. Edna Carroll Straus
    5. Michael R Crosner
    5 lawyer answers

    I advise you discuss this with an expert in criminal defense. If there are children of the relationship, you will also want to consult a family law attorney - but privately as any information you post can be used against you.

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  5. What actions should I take if the paternity results indicate I'm not the biological father to the baby?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Erin Patricia Farley
    2. David Alexander Yomtov
    3. Wail Sarieh
    4. Gregory Paul Benton
    5. Christopher Patrick Ulrich
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    The questions posed by Attorney Sarieh are important - what he is trying to decipher is your relationship with this child. Has the child bonded with you? Do you consider the child your own, love this child, and want to continue to raise and care for this child? The answers to these questions will determine the course of action for you. Biology is not everything.

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  6. " I'm Non US citizen, Can I marry Australian Citizen in USA?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Erin Patricia Farley
    2. Michael Charles Doland
    3. Sergey Vladimirovich Makarov
    4. Michael Charles Berry Sr
    5. John Noah Kitta
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    I have re-tagged this question for immigration experts.

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  7. Is a verbal agreement for services rendered a legal agreement?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Erin Patricia Farley
    2. Robert Andrew Michael Burns
    3. Adam Jay Jaffe
    4. Christine James
    5. James P. Frederick
    5 lawyer answers

    Yes. Make Mom an appointment with an estate planning attorney and have her prepare a trust stating specifically what will happen with her assets.

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  8. CYBERSPACE

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Howard M Lewis
    2. Erin Patricia Farley
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Larry Van Roberts
    4 lawyer answers

    If you have children, this information needs to get into the family law court. If not, and this is a separate defamation/libel suit, then please consult with an attorney who specializes in such actions. Personal injury attorneys often offer free consultations. This area of the law can be tricky - and it would be wise to consult an expert who understands the process, claims, defenses and damages.

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  9. Can I take my roommate to small claims for leaving the lease 2 months early?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Erin Patricia Farley
    2. Nicholas Basil Spirtos
    2 lawyer answers

    You can, but you have an obligation to minimize damages. That means you first have to take reasonable steps to re-rent the portion of the unit for which the roommate was responsible. The roommate that left is responsible for the portion of time that it was not able to be re-rented. Whatever you do, make sure your landlord is informed of the situation and is okay with another tenant moving in.

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  10. Can I resubmit my Income and Expense Declaration?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Erin Patricia Farley
    2. Donald Frederick Conviser
    3. Stephen Ross Cohen
    3 lawyer answers

    Absolutely. The court wants honest and complete information, and so will attorneys. You can simply write "Amended" on the front page of the corrected income and expense declaration, serve it, and then file with the court. It helps to communicate with opposing counsel, let them know what you are doing, and get them the amended declaration expediently. If Department of Child Support is involved, make sure they are also served a copy of the amended paperwork.

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