It depends on your damages. Small claims court has a limit of $7500, so that might be a good place to start. Generally in California a parent is liable for the wilful misconduct of a minor child. You might also seek a restraining order against the miscreant.
I have a hard time believing that they would devote legal resources to a $2500 case. The fact that they are informing you that they will have a lawyer sounds like an attempt at intimidation to me.
Stand your ground. If they move forward, seek out a pro bono resource or the help of a legal aid society.
Western State University College of Law in Fullerson has a legal clinic that would probably love to help with this. Contact them here: http://www.wsulaw.edu/onsite-legal-clinic/
First of all, no, you can't do that. The right of support vests in the child and you can't waive it.
Secondly, it would be ill advised even if you could. IF you marrige goes down the tubes, the last thing you would be wanting to enforce is an agreement that would deny you the resources necessary to help raise your child.
Look at it this way. If you divorced and HE got custody, would you feel good paying child support knowing that even if you ultimately got custody he wouldn't have to?...
I don't think you have much to worry about, but while I am licensed to practice in California, this is not my area of expertise.
There is no statute of limitations on collecting a child support order in California, but since it appears that none exists and it has been eleven years since one could, any applicable statute of limitations would probably have run.
If you are worried, check with a family law attorney near you.
This isn't a good situation. I would suggest consulting an attorney now. Making false statements in order to obtain insurance is a felony so I think it would be wise to have counsel available as you talk through this. Your statements can be used against you.
I would imagine your employer wants their premiums back, and the insurance company will want the cost of the care they paid for back.
It would be helpful to know to what degree your ex-wife was involved in all of this.
It would be helpful to have more facts, but based on what you wrote you have entered into a valid and enforceable contract to purchase this furniture. It does not matter that you did not sign the invoice, you tendered partial payment. That is likely sufficient evidence that the aggreement exists. There is no cooling off period unless you contracted for one.
What would be helful to know is whether the delivery interval and shipping costs were disclosed prior to your payment. The way you...
I wish you would not word it that way. You make it sound as if there are more to come. See that there aren't.
That said, as a law student and as an attorney you are expected to exhibit a high moral fitness to practice law. Part of practicing law is obeying the law. When you apply for admission you will have to complete a moral fitness evaluation (a lengthy six-month process). This is not going to help you secure a positive rating.
That said, if that is your only infraction, and you...
My first advice would be to curtail this behavior in the future.
My next advice would be to contact an attorney. You did not provide man facts here (like your age) so a complete answer is difficult.
Even though the bracelet was only $60, a conviction can be a serious matter that lasts the rest of your life. I would do all I could to avoid that. You have rights that need protecting and experienced defense attorney can help do just that.