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Marlene J Keen Lawyer

Marlene J Keen

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Divorce & Family Law, Divorce, Child Custody, Family Law

San Diego Family Law Divorce Attorney, Marlene J. Keen limits her practice to Family Law matters including Divorce, Dissolution of Marria... (more)

George H Ramos Jr. Lawyer

George H Ramos Jr.

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Criminal, Domestic Violence & Neglect, DUI-DWI, Juvenile Law, Felony
Criminal Defense Lawyer/Former Prosecutor

George H. Ramos, Jr., moved to San Diego in 1994. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from the University of California Santa... (more)

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800-656-4690

Donald  Beury Lawyer

Donald Beury

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Divorce & Family Law, Foreclosure, Criminal, Bankruptcy, Estate

I am an experienced attorney and my practice is focused on meeting client's needs in a timely fashion, and building a strong attorney-client relation... (more)

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800-264-0130

Wendy Pizarro Campbell Lawyer

Wendy Pizarro Campbell

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Estate, Divorce & Family Law, Real Estate, Business, Litigation

Wendy Pizarro Campbell, Esq. is currently the founder of and senior attorney at California Law Partners, APC with the main corporate office in east do... (more)

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Gustavo B Slovinsky

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Family Law, Divorce, Child Custody, Criminal, Immigration

The practice of family law can be complicated and all-encompassing. Slovinsky & Slovinsky Law Offices is experienced in complex family matters. Since ... (more)

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800-859-6240

William A. Hannosh Lawyer

William A. Hannosh

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Family Law, Elder Law, Litigation

This firm practices primarily in the areas of family law, elder abuse litigation, and civil litigation. In family law, we provide legal services f... (more)

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Jackie Robert Geller Lawyer

Jackie Robert Geller

Bankruptcy & Debt, Estate, Tax, Divorce & Family Law, Family Law
Bankruptcy, Estate Planning, Tax and Family Law

Jackie Robert Geller is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson School of Law. A member of the California State Bar since 1980, Attorney Jackie Robert Geller h... (more)

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Brian Clifford Andrews Lawyer

Brian Clifford Andrews

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Real Estate, Business, Divorce & Family Law, Bankruptcy & Debt, Housing & Construction Defects

Brian C. Andrews is a formerly licensed contractor, an honors graduate summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, San Diego... (more)

Michael Scott Martin Lawyer

Michael Scott Martin

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Divorce & Family Law, Bankruptcy & Debt, Criminal, Personal Injury, Car Accident

Welcome to the Law Offices of Michael S. Martin, PC. The firm is dedicated to the legal issues that affect your life most. We pride ourselves in our p... (more)

Stanley D. Prowse Lawyer

Stanley D. Prowse

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Divorce & Family Law, Lawsuit & Dispute, Real Estate
Certified Family Law Attorney specializing in Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support

Solving Legal Problems with Determination and Integrity for 30 Years! Attorney Stanley D. Prowse has been practicing law for over thirty years. Our... (more)

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LEGAL TERMS

MARRIAGE LICENSE

A document that authorizes a couple to get married, usually available from the county clerk's office in the state where the marriage will take place. Couples pa... (more...)
A document that authorizes a couple to get married, usually available from the county clerk's office in the state where the marriage will take place. Couples pay a small fee for a marriage license, and must often wait a few days before it is issued. In addition, a few states require a short waiting period--usually not more than a day--between the time the license is issued and the time the marriage may take place. And some states still require blood tests for couples before they will issue a marriage license, though most no longer do.

FAULT DIVORCE

A tradition that required one spouse to prove that the other spouse was legally at fault, to obtain a divorce. The 'innocent' spouse was then granted the divorc... (more...)
A tradition that required one spouse to prove that the other spouse was legally at fault, to obtain a divorce. The 'innocent' spouse was then granted the divorce from the 'guilty' spouse. Today, 35 states still allow a spouse to allege fault in obtaining a divorce. The traditional fault grounds for divorce are adultery, cruelty, desertion, confinement in prison, physical incapacity and incurable insanity. These grounds are also generally referred to as marital misconduct.

PATERNITY SUIT

A lawsuit to determine the identity of the father of a child born outside of marriage, and to provide for the support of the child once the identity of the fath... (more...)
A lawsuit to determine the identity of the father of a child born outside of marriage, and to provide for the support of the child once the identity of the father has been determined.

SURVIVORS BENEFITS

An amount of money available to the surviving spouse and minor or disabled children of a deceased worker who qualified for Social Security retirement or disabil... (more...)
An amount of money available to the surviving spouse and minor or disabled children of a deceased worker who qualified for Social Security retirement or disability benefits.

GUARDIAN AD LITEM

A person, not necessarily a lawyer, who is appointed by a court to represent and protect the interests of a child or an incapacitated adult during a lawsuit. Fo... (more...)
A person, not necessarily a lawyer, who is appointed by a court to represent and protect the interests of a child or an incapacitated adult during a lawsuit. For example, a guardian ad litem (GAL) may be appointed to represent the interests of a child whose parents are locked in a contentious battle for custody, or to protect a child's interests in a lawsuit where there are allegations of child abuse. The GAL may conduct interviews and investigations, make reports to the court and participate in court hearings or mediation sessions. Sometimes called court-appointed special advocates (CASAs).

COMPLAINT

Papers filed with a court clerk by the plaintiff to initiate a lawsuit by setting out facts and legal claims (usually called causes of action). In some states a... (more...)
Papers filed with a court clerk by the plaintiff to initiate a lawsuit by setting out facts and legal claims (usually called causes of action). In some states and in some types of legal actions, such as divorce, complaints are called petitions and the person filing is called the petitioner. To complete the initial stage of a lawsuit, the plaintiff's complaint must be served on the defendant, who then has the opportunity to respond by filing an answer. In practice, few lawyers prepare complaints from scratch. Instead they use -- and sometimes modify -- pre-drafted complaints widely available in form books.

QUALIFIED MEDICAL CHILD SUPPORT ORDER (QMSCO)

A court order that provides health benefit coverage for the child of the noncustodial parent under that parent's group health plan.

VISITATION RIGHTS

The right to see a child regularly, typically awarded by the court to the parent who does not have physical custody of the child. The court will deny visitation... (more...)
The right to see a child regularly, typically awarded by the court to the parent who does not have physical custody of the child. The court will deny visitation rights only if it decides that visitation would hurt the child so much that the parent should be kept away.

GIFT TAXES

Federal taxes assessed on any gift, or combination of gifts, from one person to another that exceeds $12,000 in one year. Several kinds of gifts are exempt form... (more...)
Federal taxes assessed on any gift, or combination of gifts, from one person to another that exceeds $12,000 in one year. Several kinds of gifts are exempt form this tax: gifts to tax-exempt charities, gifts to your spouse (limited to $120,000 annually if the recipient isn't a U.S. citizen) and gifts made for tuition or medical bills. In addition to the annual gift tax exclusion, there is a $1 million cumulative tax exemption for gifts. In other words, you can give away a total of $1 million during your lifetime -- over and above the gifts you give using the annual exclusion -- without paying gift taxes.