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Richard Forrest Gould-Saltman

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  • How does back child support in California affect me if I want to buy a house?

    I owe arrears for child support but am and have been current for the past year. I pay $47 per month but owe about $45,000 due to incarceration adding up on the interest. If I want to buy a home, will child support put a lien on it or take it from me?

    Richard’s Answer

    They'll lien the house, and the outstanding due amount may prevent you from qualifying for a loan. Also, remember that there's 10% interest per year running on the arrearage, (unless the court has stayed interest) so unless the underlying arrears are only about $5,400, $47 per month doesn't ever reduce the amount owed by very much.

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  • Is it legal for one professional tutor to provide male-only tutoring on the basis of a sincerely-held religious belief?

    I am a teacher interested in providing a male-only tutoring service. I am not working with anyone but myself. I have a sincerely-held religious belief that prevents me from providing this service to women/girls. As a consequence of me being an ...

    Richard’s Answer

    I assume that you don't accept tutoring assignments from everyone who calls, and that you're capable of saying to a parent proposing to hire you, "I don't think we'd be a good fit". How about you select those students you want to work with, and those you don't, rather than going out of your way to use your religious beliefs to offend those who don't share them?

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  • Is there a way to fight the interest fee accrued for child support? Or lower it?

    My spouse owes only $280.00 in principal amount and owes $12,000 in interest fees. He works in construction and has been unemployed at times as well as disabled when he fell at work and broke his arm and was unable to work.. He was also unemploye...

    Richard’s Answer

    Nope, unless you can negotiate with he person to whom it's owed. It's REALLY important to go back to court and ask to have child support adjusted if your income goes down, because once it's overdue, and unpaid, you're at the mercy of the parent who's owed the money. 10% interest per year!

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  • Can the Episcopal Bishop stop me from wearing my religious (garment) habit in his churches?

    I am an independent Catholic Priest of a small Church. Since there isn’t any parish church of my Denomination in San Diego CA, I have made my church community: Christ the King Episcopal Church in Alpine CA. I have been their 8 years, served in a l...

    Richard’s Answer

    You're wrong. It's a religious institution. They can make whatever rules regarding clothing worn by people in attendance they want; they can require all parishioners to wear white, or wear yarmulkes, or wear turbans, or beards, or anything else.

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  • Can I sue my ex spouse lied to get a temp DVRO against me included lies as evidence cost me a perspective job? Order dismissed

    She stated that an incident 5 years prior where I broke our windshield in the parking lot of her work and the cops came and no charges were filed since it was our car and she didn't want charges pressed. That was after finding out 9 months after I...

    Richard’s Answer

    Assuming you can prove that she lied deliberately, and assuming you gat a judgment against her that says she owes you $1,,000,000, or even $1,000, is there any way to collect such a judgment against her? If not, why spend YOUR time, trouble and money suing her, and continuing to have her involved in your life?

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  • Neighbor constantly harassing me with racial and homophobic slurs

    My neighbor yells racial and homophobic slurs at me almost every time I leave the house. I'm a white male with a black boyfriend. He's much larger than I am and has walked up to me quickly in an effort to intimidate me multiple times. There hav...

    Richard’s Answer

    Check with your local court about a civil anti-harassment order.

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  • How to make judge signed the minute order as soon as possible? So I can appeal this case.

    I lost prenuptial agreements case. I got minute order. Other party's lawyer prepared the minute order and Ask me to sign or objection or do nothing before giving judge to sign. I am starting appeal use this minute order without judge ' signet...

    Richard’s Answer

    You need to be clear on the difference between a "minute" and a "minute order", and the difference between either of them and a "judgment". If you're not even clear on that part of the process, the chance of your successfully handling an appeal is almost down to zero. Appeals are not, generally, do-it-yourself projects; the rules are technical, and are strictly enforced. See an attorney with appeals experience.

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  • Hi I have started the process of my divorce including extensive research into my wife's finances. what is the fee to complete

    Looking for a reasonable divorce lawyer to complete my divorce

    Richard’s Answer

    Impossible to say, without more information. What does your wife own? Where? Who's got the records? How far back are you going to have to look?

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  • Is it not a Constitutional Right to not be slandered by our government?

    My Constitutional Rights were violated by the Department of Human Services and Child Protection Services when they entered my name into the registry without being charged and without any investigations of the allegations made against me. It makes ...

    Richard’s Answer

    Two questions: what registry, and when did this happen? Two answers: you don't have a constitutional right to keep a government agency from following its procedures, and unless you can show that they didn't do so properly, you don't have a case.

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