Here's the scenario: My mom and I have bought a house together and we are both on title. The loan is on my name only. Then a few years later after we've bought, I'm getting married. Now I know the property is protected from my marriage as long a...
Be careful about refinancing after marriage (don't do it). If the mortgage is paid from a co-mingled bank account after the date of marriage there may be a community property component to the value of the house. I suggest that you enter into a pre nuptial agreement that clearly states the house will not become community property, nor will there be any community property component as a result of using community funds to pay property taxes, pay down the mortgage, or make improvements to the house.See question
We used a mediating attorney
When you enter into an agreement with a mediator they almost always tell you that no agreement is reached until the agreement is signed by both parties and their reviewing attorneys. Therefore you did not reach an agreement with a mediator, you reached a tentative agreement. Your options are to go back to the mediation process and try to reach an agreement which is acceptable to both you and your ex or bring the matter to court.See question
I have to file a witness list for a custody trial on Sept 8, 2014 in Sunnyvale CA. When should I file the witness list, when do I file the expert witness list, and what does the FL321 get attached to ? Do I have to file an exparte to file witness ...
The FL-321 is a Witness list and is attached to either a Request for Order (FL-300) or Responsive Declaration (FL-320). The Demand for exchange of expert witnesses may be made anytime after the case is set for trial. The deadline for the demand is 10 days after the initial trial date has been set or 70 days before that trial date, whichever is later. See CCP 2034.220. Lists of non-expert witnesses must be lodged with the court clerk by noon on the last court day before the date set for trial. My answers are based on general information supplied by non-attorneys and therefore should not be relied upon in your particular case. Nothing can substitute for an attorney's advice familiar with the case and working closely together with the client.See question