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Wesley J. Schroeder Lawyer

Wesley J. Schroeder

Criminal, DUI-DWI, Juvenile Law, Domestic Violence & Neglect

While I was always interested in a legal career as I grew up and went through my years of education, it was not until I became quite involved in the c... (more)

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Elise M. Mitchell Lawyer

Elise M. Mitchell

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Family Law, Bankruptcy & Debt, Wills & Probate

At the Law Offices of Elise M. Mitchell, P.C., we’re all about straightforward communication. You’ll never have to wonder where your case stands w... (more)

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David  Yomtov Lawyer

David Yomtov

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Divorce & Family Law
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David Yomtov has been practicing law in Santa Clara County since 1993. He has always focused on the needs of his clients to deal with their domestic l... (more)

Paul Alexander Lovrich Lawyer

Paul Alexander Lovrich

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Family Law, Visa, Landlord-Tenant, Intellectual Property

Our practice is primarily family law and immigration law, assisting clients in what can be the most strenuous time of their lives. We provide compr... (more)

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Diego MacWilliam

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Divorce & Family Law, Custody & Visitation, Child Support, Alimony & Spousal Support, Prenuptial Agreements

The Law Office of Diego F. MacWilliam has been in practice throughout the San Francisco Bay Area for over 20 years. The firm handles divorce, legal s... (more)

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Richard Eric Anthony Dwyer Lawyer

Richard Eric Anthony Dwyer

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Real Estate, Divorce & Family Law, Lawsuit & Dispute, Family Law, Litigation

I have handled complex, multi-million dollar divorce cases against some of the better known divorce attorneys in the Bay Area. I have also handled a ... (more)

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800-914-7970

Sanjay  Bhardwaj Lawyer

Sanjay Bhardwaj

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Intellectual Property, Patent, Custody & Visitation, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support

Mr. Bhardwaj proudly represents clients who are seeking Intellectual Property assistance with Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights. While specializing i... (more)

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800-749-2430

Frank Edward Mayo Lawyer

Frank Edward Mayo

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Employment, Personal Injury, Real Estate, Criminal, Family Law

Frank E. Mayo is committed to protecting your legal rights. He is a graduate of USF Law School has tried in excess of 200 jury and court trials, has s... (more)

Cynthia S. Cho Lawyer

Cynthia S. Cho

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Divorce & Family Law, Estate, Business Organization, Dispute Resolution, Mediation

Cynthia Cho is the founder of the CC Law Group and its principal attorney.

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Brian Blakely Beckwith

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Federal Appellate Practice, Accident & Injury, Divorce & Family Law, State Appellate Practice, Personal Injury

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LEGAL TERMS

MARITAL TERMINATION AGREEMENT

See divorce agreement.

RESPONDENT

A term used instead of defendant or appellee in some states -- especially for divorce and other family law cases -- to identify the party who is sued and must r... (more...)
A term used instead of defendant or appellee in some states -- especially for divorce and other family law cases -- to identify the party who is sued and must respond to the petitioner's complaint.

CHILD

(1) A son or daughter of any age, sometimes including biological offspring, unborn children, adopted children, stepchildren, foster children and children born o... (more...)
(1) A son or daughter of any age, sometimes including biological offspring, unborn children, adopted children, stepchildren, foster children and children born outside of marriage. (2) A person under an age specified by law, often 14 or 16. For example, state law may require a person to be over the age of 14 to make a valid will, or may define the crime of statutory rape as sex with a person under the age of 16. In this sense, a child can be distinguished from a minor, who is a person under the age of 18 in most states. A person below the specified legal age who is married is often considered an adult rather than a child. See also emancipation.

CONSUMMATION

The actualization of a marriage. Sexual intercourse is required to 'consummate' a marriage. Failure to do so is grounds for divorce or annulment.

COMMON LAW MARRIAGE

In some states, a type of marriage in which couples can become legally married by living together for a long period of time, representing themselves as a marrie... (more...)
In some states, a type of marriage in which couples can become legally married by living together for a long period of time, representing themselves as a married couple and intending to be married. Contrary to popular belief, the couple must intend to be married and act as though they are for a common law marriage to take effect -- merely living together for a long time won't do it.

FOSTER CHILD

A child placed by a government agency or a court in the care of someone other than his or her natural parents. Foster children may be removed from their family ... (more...)
A child placed by a government agency or a court in the care of someone other than his or her natural parents. Foster children may be removed from their family home because of parental abuse or neglect. Occasionally, parents voluntarily place their children in foster care. See foster care.

QMSCO

See Qualified Medical Child Support Order.

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.

PETITION (IMMIGRATION)

A formal request for a green card or a specific nonimmigrant (temporary) visa. In many cases, the petition must be filed by someone sponsoring the immigrant, su... (more...)
A formal request for a green card or a specific nonimmigrant (temporary) visa. In many cases, the petition must be filed by someone sponsoring the immigrant, such as a family member or employer. After the petition is approved, the immigrant may submit the actual visa or green card application.