When you need to ask the judge to order something, like Spousal Support or control of an asset, you file a Request for Order. This movie explains how to do it. Commonly in divorces one party wants to ask for spousal support – alimony – from the other, and there is a form for that….

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Part of divorce is disclosing everything, I mean EVERYTHING! That’s done by using Discovery – we use Form Interrogatories to start. This movie about what Form Interrogatories are and how send and respond to them. Making sure that the other party discloses all the money, assets and debts is a major part of going through a dissolution.

 

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This video is about the Response and the Proof of Service that must be filed and what to do if the Respondent DOESN’T file a Response – how to start a Default Judgment. When the Respondent is served with a Petition and all the other documents that go along with that, they have 30 days to file a Response with the court, after which if they haven’t filed it the Petitioner can ask they be put in Default and proceed with the case.

 

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In this video I cover what you need to do to protect yourself if you’re dating a foreign national and have a child together – it presents unique child custody and parenting questions – especially if they want to go to their home country. You need to protect yourself and this video tells you how.

 

 

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Part of divorce is disclosing all the assets and debts to each other – that’s done with the Declaration of Disclosure, a Schedule of Assets and Debts, Income and Expense Declaration. You must attach the documents that prove ownership of assets like deeds, title to cars, policies of insurance, and debts like credit card statements. In a divorce you have a fiduciary duty to disclose everything, or the court can punish you severely.

 

 

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Service of the Summons and Petition in a Divorce by the Petitioner is crucial to moving the case forward. This movie explains how to do that and explains an easy way to save money doing it.

 

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I explain the Summons and the Automatic Restraining Orders (ATROS) that are put into place by the court when a divorce / dissolution is filed. They apply immediately to the Petitioner and only to the Respondent AFTER they served – so serve those papers!

 

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This movie explains the number of forms that are needed to for a divorce – there’s over 30 PAGES!!! ┬áThe courts are trying to make it easier to do your own divorce, but there are many, many forms, and they constantly are being updated, and if you get any ONE wrong the whole process can be delayed.

 

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Introductory video to the video series that will walk you through a California Divorce ( Marital Dissolution ) for couples that are married but do NOT have children or child custody issues to be decided. This course is broken up into manageable bites of short movies, by each form that is needed to start and complete a simple divorce.

I hope it helps you, and feel free to email me at david@mensfamilylaw.com or call my office at 310.664.9969 if you have questions.

 

 

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In this video family law lawyer David Pisarra explains what is an assault, in both criminal and family law cases. As a divorce lawyer he defends men in court when they are accused of assault, and also helps when they are victims of assault from their partners and spouses.

 

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