Client refusing to pay $3500 in fees owed to me and I need to sue in small claims court. Her biz address is in Nevada but the contract we signed stipulates Orange County, CA as the governing jurisdiction. No record of her business in CA or NV. Tur...
Well, you are willing to pay to travel from the East Coast, but can't pay too much to serve? Okay. Check out which address is the address where you are more likely to actually find the person and where you can confirm service.
If you are suing a company, check with the California Secretary of State as to any information on a designated agent for service of process, but it sounds like you already did that. You might just have to wait until you find the person in the U.S. and preferably in California to serve properly.
Now, if you end up not being able to serve this person, then you should consider whether you should spend more time on this dispute as you won't be able to enforce the judgment if you win.See question
We have our clients sign agreements by typing their name through our website and generate a PDF. Does it need to be in a different font to be valid?
No need for cursive. The focus is more on if the "signer" had to enter a password or send a file from their own email address as to indicate "signing." The idea is that anyone not authorized to sign is considered not having access to the email to send emails, access to the files, access to relevant passwords, or access to receive the agreement delivered to the actual "signer."See question
A civil suit has been filed against me In Bakersfield, Ca. This is where the company that has filed the suit is located. However no business ever took place there. All business was in Stanislaus County or in San Joaquin County. I never visite...
" I have no idea why I need to provide proof to the court. "
That says it all. You don't have time or knowledge to handle this case.
You can submit a motion to transfer venue, but you would not get the proof of service correct anyway.
Think long and hard on how much proof they have against you. Maybe talking to them directly can get you to work out something, including convincing them that they are wasting their time trying to sue someone who won't pay any judgment.
Check the court website for "self-help" or similar sections to help you figure out the proof of service and other issues.See question
I can't find any rules or CA civil code on how to properly serve. Is certified mail acceptable?
You mentioned not finding anything in the "CA civil code." The information that you want is in a different code, the California Code of Civil Procedure (CCP).See question
California divorce. A volunteer attorney helped me draft a formal request for production of documents from ex for discovery purposes. The request specified a time & place where I could inspect and make copies. I haven't even had a chance to fil...
Tell the ex that you will pay reasonable costs for copies and mailing. Keep proof of your requests and communication. If the ex does not cooperate, you may need that evidence to show the judge that you were the nice one who tried everything to get the ex to cooperate in discovery. Then, if you need to file a motion to compel, you will have a better chance of prevaiing.See question
I need to get record from 3rd party to properly answer the complain. I prepared a subpoena and clerk signed it but I have doubts whether I can serve it at this point. Any help, please.
Answer the complaint or file a motion to dismiss or file a demurrer. You don't have to know anything to answer the complaint. You can say that you don't know what the heck they are talking about.
The problem with proceeding without an attorney is that you have the risk of emphasizing the wrong things and doing the wrong things in the wrong sequence, risking losing a winnable case.
Make sure that you are really able to proceed without an attorney.See question
I currently have three active cases involving my ex, a divorce, personal injury and a criminal case. He has sold our house and I am afraid he will hide the funds. Also I am afraid he will cash out his retirement and hide that as well. Can I do som...
If you cannot afford an attorney, go to the Riverside Superior Court and look for the Family Law Clinic. They have sessions at 8 am, 9, 10, 11, 1, and 2 pm. There are evening sessions also. You need to arrive early to fill out formst before.See question
The opposing party has a hearing for demurrer against my first amended complaint scheduled next week. Recent discovery has revealed so much more I need to include in my complaint. If I file a Motion for Leave to Amend 3 days before demurrer hearin...
Make sure to file with the court a copy of your proposed amended complaint to show what you would file if permitted to file another amended complaint.See question
i want to file a motion to consolidate a ud case with a wrongful foreclosure. which case would i file this motion for consolidation the ud case or W.F. case? should i motion for a stay of the proceedings while pending an answer for the consolidat...
In your motions, try to convince the judges that the cases involve the same people and facts, or at least similar, related facts and issues. The judge for the later filed case will probably appreciate kicking the case to the judge stuck with the first filed case. Convince the second judge that it would be difficult to decide the second case if it isn't combined with the first case.See question