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Richard Forrest Gould-Saltman

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  • What do I need to take care of while signing a prenuptial agreement? Is it legal in California? Can it be contested later on?

    I am planning to get married and want to sign a prenuptial agreement.

    Richard’s Answer

    Four words: talk to an attorney.

    Four words: talk to an attorney.

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  • Can my daughter be put in summer school, even though I have visitation over the summer?

    My daughter lives in FL with her mom. I live in CA. I get my daughter every summer vacation (I pick her up in FL and we fly to CA). Her mom has told me our daughter might fail third grade this year and needs to go to summer school. This really ...

    Richard’s Answer

    Not enough information, but let's be practical:

    Is the court order from Florida, or from California? What does it say about who has control over school enrollment? Can you arrange for your child to attend Summer school in California?

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  • Why Isn't Family Law Being Reformed in the United States?

    Very few people deny that family law needs to be reformed in the United States, especially in areas such as spousal support and child custody. Why isn't the necessary reform happening? Who benefits from the messed up status quo?

    Richard’s Answer

    ....because legislators write the laws, and nobody has ever successfully run for state legislative office on the platform: "I'll fix family law, even if it means spending tax money to do it!".

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  • Would I be eligible for child support since he voluntarily quit his job? I feel he did this to avoid having to pay any expenses.

    My ex and I currently have joint physical custody and have 50/50 visitation. He just recently quit his job of almost 20 years and doesn't have another job. We are currently going to court for unpaid medical expenses and he has been extremely diffi...

    Richard’s Answer

    So, what's he living on? The court will ORDER child support, but that's not the same as COLLECTING the child support.

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  • The truth please offer advice can i sue im 44 now and they denied me welfare discriminating me cause im a man

    I am not on birth certificate i was under 18 she is adult no charges to her were filed for stat.rape this is in Montana right they court order me to blood sample while im in Colotado i submit to test then they take her kids away only 1 was said to...

    Richard’s Answer

    If you had any right to sue, it ended long ago. Sorry.

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  • MY 8 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER STRONLY EXSPRESS THE DESIRE TO LIVE WITH ME OVER HER FATHER WHAT AGE IF ANY CAN THEY DECIDE ON WERE THE S

    MY 8 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER STRONLY EXSPRESS THE DESIRE TO LIVE WITH ME OVER HER FATHER WHAT AGE IF ANY CAN THEY DECIDE ON WERE THE SPEND MOST OF THE TIME

    Richard’s Answer

    The court may consider the wishes of a child in deciding custody issues, if the child is of sufficient age and maturity to have a rational preference. The judge will be much more interested in the REASONS for the preference than in the preference itself. It's not clear from your question if there's an existing custody time-sharing arrangement, or if someone is asking the court to make an order for one.

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  • Subpoena in family court

    1- Can a party request documents by a notice to produce from the other party and at the same time subpoena the same documents from their employer in anticipation that the other party may deny having the documents? 2- Do subpoenas have to be person...

    Richard’s Answer

    Yes and Yes. When you do the subpena, make sure you give the proper notice to the otehr party.

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  • Can she just change her mind after judgment is entered and just not do the proper paperwork to keep my name?

    My divorce finalized in 2012. The ex wife was the petitioner and in her petition she asked to restore her last name. After 3 years back and forth trying to finalize the divorce the judgement was entered and the decree contains an order for her to ...

    Richard’s Answer

    The judgment restores her maiden name; she didn't need to do anything else. She's not under any obligation to use her maiden name, though; people have a common-law right to use whatever name they want, except for purposes of fraud.

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  • If issue continues. Is there a way I can have those child support payments reversed back 2 me because I wasn't allow to see my s

    My son just turned 16. I have not seen him in 15 years but I have been paying child support. Court order states I have supervised visitation but his father will not allow me to visit him. How can I fight that in court if I'm in California and the...

    Richard’s Answer

    Although I am only licensed in California, and not in Ohio, I know of no law in any state which allows you to request a "refund" of child support you have already paid, due to a lack of visitation. Your remedy to that would have been, and remains, to go back to court to ask to have the visitation/custody order changed.

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  • Can someone meet with me to review and finalize a prenup, time is important

    I need and appointment for a prenuptial agreement on March 21, 2016. Will need to have it reviewed and revised if needed.

    Richard’s Answer

    If the WEDDING is on march 21, 2016, you are VERY late in looking for an attorney; I'd think about rescheduling.

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