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Barbara Peyton

Sacramento Family Law Attorney.

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  1. Can I have my significant other testify at my divorce hearing?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Barbara Peyton
    2. Ute Ferdig
    3. Lee Alan Thompson
    3 lawyer answers

    If your significant other has personal knowledge of relevant matters, he/she can testify. Be sure the testimony is not about things you told significant other. Good luck

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  2. Spousal support and Child support if I lose my job

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Harris Justin Brumer
    2. Barbara Peyton
    3. Linda Calderon Garrett
    4. Robert Andrew Michael Burns
    5. Matthew Thomas Majeski
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    Absolutely yes. If you don't no increase or modification will be made. Every time there is a change in circumstances, you need to file papers with the court to get a new court order. Be prepared, however, to show the court all good faith efforts to find another job, Good luck Barbara Peyton

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  3. Can the Family Law Court admit a 730 report without the expert appearing?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Barbara Peyton
    2. John Henry Perrott
    3. Edna Carroll Straus
    4. Richard Forrest Gould-Saltman
    5. Bernal Peter Ojeda
    5 lawyer answers

    The report is technical hearsay, Unless the other side will stipulate to the report being received in evidence, you will not be able to offer it without the expert appearing to authenticate the report. Sorry Good luck

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  4. What does it mean on a calif. divorce judgement when it states," Status only, dissolution"?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Barbara Peyton
    2. Amy R Lovegren-Tipton
    3. Stephen Ross Cohen
    4. Robert Andrew Michael Burns
    4 lawyer answers

    It means that your status has been changed from that of a married person to an unmarried person. You are divorced and free to re-marry if you choose. All other issues of the case still need to be handled.

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  5. Its been a yr since divorce went final, can I get a protection order against ex wife even if she hasnt threatened violence?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Katherine Elizabeth Flood
    2. Barbara Peyton
    3. Lee Alan Thompson
    3 lawyer answers

    Absolutely. Her conduct is not acceptable and it certainly isn't healthy for your child. Talk to a family law attorney in your community for more assistance. If your county has a self help desk at the courthouse, you can get assistance there. good luck

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  6. I'm pregnant with another man's child. Can I file for divorce?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Jay M Cranmer
    2. Joshua Caleb Sauer
    3. William Howard Van Horn
    4. Guy Russell Greenstein
    5. Barbara Peyton
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    Being pregnant does not preclude you from filing for divorce. It simply means that you are going to have a baby. Talk in person to an attorney in your community to get detailed advice on what you need to do. You can only get a general idea from the web answers. Most family law attorney will talk to you on the phone or at an initial consultation for no charge. Call around and see if you can get an appointment with an attorney who will do that for you. Good luck

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  7. I have to file the documents that judge requested.

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Barbara Peyton
    2. Edna Carroll Straus
    3. John Noah Kitta
    4. Marya Erin McFadden
    4 lawyer answers

    Anything you file the court needs to be served on all other parties in your case. In your situation, this is your husband. He can be served by mail and you can't serve it. You need someone who is not related by blood or marriage and who is at least 18 years of age to sign the proof of service by mail (a court form).

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  8. Subponea ( Family law)

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Barbara Peyton
    2. Richard Forrest Gould-Saltman
    3. Stephen Ross Cohen
    4. Michael Christian Peterson
    4 lawyer answers

    Only "reasonable" notice is required but most witnesses really appreciate getting as much advance warning as possible. don't forget you will have to pay witness fees. Good luck Barbara Peyton

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  9. Husband got DUI , and claims that he will continue to drive drunk after he gets his license back. I cannot tolerate this.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Jasen Bodie Nielsen
    2. Macy Michelle Jaggers
    3. Barbara Peyton
    3 lawyer answers

    You need to make the decision to cut your tie with your husband. You are in danger and need protection. Your husband needs help but you can't help people who don't want help. I strongly recommend you see an experienced family law attorney in your county to get a family law action started which will include domestic violence restraining orders and orders for financial support. The longer you wait the worse it will get. Good luck Barbara Peyton

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  10. Is it fraud if a man signs a birth certificate even though he knows that he isn't the father?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Barbara Peyton
    2. Melvin G. Franke
    2 lawyer answers

    The issue is not what the new boyfriend does. What needs to happen is that your son needs to file a paternity action to have him determined to be the father of the child. He can start that now and as soon as the child is born DNA will be taken and tested so the birth certificate can be properly finalized.

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