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Woman wins over $2 million in a domestic violence case

A woman sued her X for domestic violence, stalking, assault, emotional distress stating that after they ended their romantic relationship, the guy shot arrows and discharged a firearm through her office window.  In a separate criminal case, the...

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When you own a Business before you Marry

If you own a business before marriage [separate], and if after marriage your personal efforts [community] increases the value of that business, then it becomes necessary to quantify the contributions of separate capital and community effort...

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Having Three Parents

In the case of In re E.B. (2022), Husband and Wife were in a polyamorous relationship with a 3rd person for many years (15 years), all living in the same home.  They agreed that the married couple would have a Child but all 3...

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What Interest Rate to charge - is it 7% or 10%

Whether an interest rate charged is legal or usury, is to be found in California Consitution, Article 15, Section 1, the California Usury law. It states that the rate of interest upon a loan of money, or goods, or things in action [legal right...

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When can you move after a move-away order

Husband met Wife in Israel in 2010.  Wife followed Husband to San Diego and married him.  They had a child in 2014.  They filed for divorce in 2018.  Wife decided to return to Israel.   She filed a Request for...

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Business Owner's Income available for Child Support

If you own a business, whether a tax paying entity or a pass-through entity, and find yourself in Family court on the issue of Child Support, whether as a payor or payee, your business tax returns (or Schedule C) will be examined for certain...

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Who Makes These Laws

Here in California, the laws in different California Codes such as Family Code or Civil Code or any other Code are passed by the State Legislature.  The Legislature consists of the Assembly and the Senate (these are referred to as chamber)....

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Legal Ethics and Sanctions for "half-truth"

J, a Santa Barbara county attorney was held in contempt and was ordered to pay $5310 in sanctions to the other side's attorney for his lack of candor with the court about the fact that settlement funds have been...

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