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What do Rancho Penasquitos Residents Need to Know About Paternity, Divorce and Legal Separation in 2017?

What Family Law Issues Will Rancho Penasquitos Residents Face in Their Pending Legal Separation, Divorce or Paternity?

For Rancho Penasquitos residents, family law issues in a divorce, legal separation or paternity will include division of assets and debts, legal and physical custody such as a parenting plan, alimony, child support, attorney fee contribution and many others. These issues can be very complicated and may require court hearings or may be able to be settled by agreements. Of all the issues, perhaps where the children live and the schedule for parenting may be among the most contentious. Some issues can be decided by a computer program, such as permanent and temporary child support and temporary spousal support. This program is called the Disso Master and this is the guideline for the State of California. The law office of Doppelt and Forney, APLC has the disso master program and can assist you with an accurate analysis of how much you would receive in support or how much you would pay in support. Knowing this is advance can give you information which you can use in settlement negotiations. Of course, you would never want to go to court and either receive less or pay more than you could negotiate with the opposing side. Also, Doppelt and Forney, APLC, can give you strategies to try and resolve other issues, such as division of a residence or retirement, to try and avoid a trial and the costs and time required for these hearings.

How Do You Start Your Family Law Case in San Diego Superior Court?

To start a family law case, whether a legal separation, paternity or divorce, you must file the petition and other mandatory pleadings and then serve all personally with a summons. You do not have to personally serve if the opposing party signs a Notice and Acknowledgment of Receipt and then this would be filed with the Court as a proof of service. If not, then the proof of personal service must be filed with the Court. The law allows 30 days from the date of service for an answer [or response]. When the case is issued by the San Diego Superior Court, there will be a case number. Also, the Court will set a hearing called a Family Resolution Conference which is for the parties to give the status of the case to the Judge. Once the petition is served and the response is filed and served, then there must be disclosures of all income, assets and debts and documents provided to substantiate. These procedures will start the case and, of course, many other procedures to try to move to judgment. Whether your case is a paternity, divorce or legal separation, it starts with the petition and ends with a judgment unless the case is dismissed before then. Doppelt and Forney, APLC can prepare your pleadings and have them filed with the Court as well as served with a process server.

Some Facts About Rancho Penasquitos

The population of Rancho Penasquitos is approximately 60,000. The zip code is 92129. The schools are in the Poway Unified School District and include the following elementary schools: Adobe Bluffs; Canyon View; Deer Canyon; Los Penasquitos; Park Village; Rolling Hills; Sundance and Sunset Hills. The middle schools include Black Mountain and Mesa Verde. The two high schools are Mr. Carmel and Westview. There are many parks in Rancho Penasquitos which residents there enjoy. Notable people include Adam Lambert as well as major league baseball stars Eric Munson and Eric Chavez. The highest point in Rancho Penasquitos is Black Mountain at 1.500 feet. Doppelt and Forney, APLC is very conveniently located to Rancho Penasquitos.

How Can a Local Family Law Firm Help?

Doppelt and Forney, APLC is a law firm located in Rancho Bernardo. The law office employs full time attorneys and staff to assist you with your pending family law case. The law firm offers a completely free in-person or virtual consultation up to 30 minutes in the law office. At this time, your individual case can be discussed with a licensed California attorney. Feel free to call and set up an appointment.

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