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David Alexander Yomtov

San Jose Family Law Attorney.

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  1. Hi. Recently I filed request to enter default divorce, but it was rejected with following line marked: Petitioner must submit

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. David Alexander Yomtov
    2. Donald Frederick Conviser
    3. Daniel Seth Williams
    3 lawyer answers

    Here's a link to the Local Rules of Court: http://www.scscourt.org/court_divisions/family/family_rules/family_rule8.shtml#B (opens right to the section referred to). It reads: "Default will not be entered if Respondent’s address as stated on Petitioner’s Request to Enter Default (Form No. FL-165 ) is the same as Petitioner’s address, unless Petitioner also files a declaration stating under oath that Petitioner and Respondent live at the same address." It would appear that you either are...

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  2. Bankruptcy Sale, Lien, Claim, Property

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. David Alexander Yomtov
    2. Michael Avanesian
    3. Madhu Kalra
    4. Stuart Gregory Steingraber
    5. Diane L Gruber
    5 lawyer answers

    The answer is still that it is not safe to assume ANYTHING. It is really a good idea to review the bankruptcy docket for that case, to get a better idea of what has transpired. There are sales during bankruptcy, and then there are sales during bankruptcy. (In other words, they're not all the same.)

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  3. Can I sue my spouse for domestic violence of 6 1/2 years.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. David Alexander Yomtov
    2. Bradford Charles Brereton
    3. Richard Andrew Harting
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Robert Andrew Michael Burns
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    This is more of a personal injury law question than a family law question. The Family Court does not award "damages," but only has jurisdiction to divide up community property and issue support orders (when it comes to monetary issues, that is). I do not expect that you will get much interest from P.I. attorneys, since they get paid from the proceeds and if your husband has multiple convictions it is a big question how he would ever be able to pay damages large enough to cover the legal...

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  4. Online status of Dissolution judgment filed

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. David Alexander Yomtov
    2. Donald Frederick Conviser
    3. Ross Carlton Meltzer
    3 lawyer answers

    There is a single judgment clerk in the Santa Clara County Family Court, and they're vetting every non-trial judgment that comes through. They check to see that it addresses all points required by state law, by local rules of court, etc. They check to see that all required forms have been filed are accompany the judgment. To do this they have to pull the case file. They do this before even sending it to the judge for signature. Then, the documents sit in the judge's basked until the...

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  5. Can i add creditors that were left out on my bankruptcy petition after its been filed?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. David Alexander Yomtov
    2. Robert E. Vosburg
    3. Rex Tran
    4. Michael S Schwartzberg
    4 lawyer answers

    First of all, you should have signed the schedules before they were filed. Did you do so? Did you not get an opportunity to review them before signing them? Many of the Trustees actually specifically ask if you did so, and if your lawyer (or their staff) explained everything to you and answered all of your questions. So, having said that, I can understand your perception that this has been a nightmare for you. Now, on to your question: You may, in fact, file an Amended Schedule...

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  6. What is the procedure for seeking divorce, I live in Santa Clara county where as my wife is in Mumbai, India.

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Carl Michael Shusterman
    2. David Alexander Yomtov
    3. Gregory Paul Benton
    4. Ripal Patel
    5. Richard H Wilson
    5 lawyer answers

    You don't have kids, but you may very well have property together (that depends). Are you saying that she's IN India now? If so, you'll either have to get her to agree to a divorce or go through specific methods to properly serve her in India. An agreement is definitely faster. Please consult with an experienced, local family law attorney regarding how to get this done.

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  7. Will Signing a document waiving my rights on a property completely remove my rights on claiming the equity on the property

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. David Alexander Yomtov
    2. Ronald A. Cabanayan
    3. Jonathan A Durham
    4. Anne E. Wenger
    5. Gregory Paul Benton
    5 lawyer answers

    It's hard to say for sure without seeing the document in question, but that is the general gist of a waiver, yes. It is possible to waive claims to possession while reserving rights to reimbursement for same. Consider consulting with an attorney about this.

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  8. Marriage happened in India, can be divorced in US ?

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Athina Karamanlis Powers
    2. David Alexander Yomtov
    3. Howard M Lewis
    4. Shumika Tyrelle Robinson Sookdeo
    4 lawyer answers

    You can get a divorce in California if you have been a resident here for the immediate six months prior to filing. It helps if she is living here, too. I cannot speak to whether India would recognize your California divorce, though I understand from attorneys who know more about it than I do that this is a problem.

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  9. Bankruptcy verses burglary. How does a BK trustee, lawyer, insurer, judge, etc value things?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. David Alexander Yomtov
    2. Brian Crozier Whitaker
    3. Paula Brown Sinclair
    4. Curtis Lamar Harrington Jr
    4 lawyer answers

    It sounds like your insurer is trying to use the values listed in the BK as presumptive replacement values. The BK values are not replacement values, but only liquidation values. This should be clear. By arguing estoppel it sounds as though your insurer is arguing apples against oranges. You should consult with your (or an) attorney regarding how to handle this claim dispute.

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  10. We are getting divorced. Wife has moved out. Her important mail from court is still coming to house. What do i do with these?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. David Alexander Yomtov
    2. Howard M Lewis
    3. Gregory Paul Benton
    3 lawyer answers

    It is illegal to open mail that is not addressed to you, or to interfere with its delivery. If you know where she lives, then write "Forward to _______________________ " and put it back in the mailbox. You should ask her to file a Notice of Change of Address with the court AND a forwarding order with the Postal Service.

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