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FL-150 INCOME AND EXPENSE DECLARATION - Have No Information

My question involves a marriage in the state of: California. I have a spousal support hearing very soon and I need to fill out the FL-150 Income and Expense declaration form. Found here: https://www....
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Do police have a civil duty to do their job?

If someone steals my car and the police refuse to respond, and in fact prevent me from taking action to recover the car. Can police be sued for not doing their job? I.e., if I spend millions of ...
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If a contract always uses the wrong name, is it still valid?

I was given a contract (NDA) that looks like it was from a template that was not retyped. My name is not stated anywhere on the contract, but rather someone else's name is on the contract. I do not ...
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Does the hit and run statutes also apply for accidents in private property in California?

I know that a hit and run is a misdemeanor in California when there are only property damages, but does this also applies to a collision in a private property? How is a typical bump in a parking lot ...
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Do we have access PG&E case files?

Is there any way to have access to PG&E cases in the recent bankruptcy court? Are they public?
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The “self defense” defense but for pets

If you were to be walking with your family down the street, and a kerfuffle with a stranger were to break out, risking the safety of yourself or your family, in both federal and state courts for just ...
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Mold issue, landlord negotiates to bear half the cost now backtracks and suing for 30K [closed]

a friend of mine rented a 4 bed 3 bath individual house in Santa Clara,CA in the year 2018 and extended the lease twice, however this year, in January, they spotted some mold under the kitchen sink ...
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Can Walmart ban shoppers who wear Nazi face masks from entering in California?

Description of incident The last paragraph is the one I'm interested in: Walmart says the trespass notices issued to the couple prevent them from visiting any Walmart facility for at least one year. ...
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Suppose someone kills more people than they intended. Did they murder the extra people?

If a person sets a bomb in a music festival. Based on previous attendance numbers, they expected 60,000 people to show up. 120,000 people showed up and were killed by their bomb. Legally, did they ...
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Clear FTA (Failure to Appear in Court) from my record

Went to the DMV to renew my driving license and I found it was canceled due to a Failure to Appear in court and Failure to Pay a fine that was imposed to me for scratching a car while parking three ...
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Legal definition of exempt employee's “own time” regarding creation of copyrightable content

I live in California, where CA Labor Code § 2870 states (emphasis added): (a) Any provision in an employment agreement which provides that an employee shall assign, or offer to assign, any of his or ...
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Transferring non-operational vehicle title to new owner in different state

I recently got married, and my new father in law gifted us a classic vehicle that needs a bit of repair to be operational. The vehicle is currently titled in California as a non-operational vehicle, ...
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Is it legal for a business to store and use my payment information in a way that I can't edit, remove, or otherwise control?

I recently moved from a townhouse where I used Waste Management for my trash and recycling pick up. The apartment I moved into takes care of trash so last month I canceled the service, got a phone ...
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No roommate agreement. One roommates wants to move out early of 1 year lease. Who pays rent?

Let's assume that two co-tenants jointly signed a 1 year lease with landlord. One co-tenant now wants to move out early after living there just 1 month. There is no roommate agreement. What are the ...
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Online sale of disposable vape devices

My friend and I want to start an online subscription service for people who vape, but are unsure of the legal hurdles involved in selling Nicotine online. We are located in the US and would like to ...
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Under California Health and Safety Code 11361, what constitutes “inducing a minor to use marijuana”?

In California it seems like marijuana is legal for adult recreational use, but that does not extend to minors. Under California Health and Safety Code 11361 there's a section about "Inducing a ...
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How can someone sell their car in California whilst overseas?

How can someone sell a car in California without being present to sign the required documents (title etc)? Selling a car in California requires the seller to sign documents such as the title, when ...
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Ethics related to representation of a person with impaired judgement

We have a family member who has hired an attorney in the state of California. The family member is the beneficiary of a special needs trust (an SNT). The family member wishes to break the trust, and ...
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Why all caps first and last names in id cards / passports?

I am wondernig what is the reason, if any, that in the national identification cards the names (first and last) are written in ALL CAPS?
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Under which conditions after winning a trial in California you can claim for compensation to cover attorney expenses?

I have been menaced to be brought to court in a case where the other part has largely more resources than I do. I am not worried about the veracity of the claims, but I am worried about being dragged ...
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Has anyone dealt with issues with non-compliance of CRC 8.124(c) in California appellate cases?

The appeal proceeds with 8.124 appendix. The opposing party / counsel (appellee) has been withholding trial exhibits (which were returned after the trial). A 8.124(c)(2) notice was filed in the ...
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Am I owed this profit-sharing benefit after quitting?

This is in California. I quit a job over a year ago and finally, just recently, got the last profit-sharing benefit. But when I saw the amount, it looks like I got 3-5% of my wages for the eligible ...
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Drinking water is contaminated; what can a tenant do?

I'm renting an apartment in a rural part of California where I've lived for about three years, on a month-to-month rental agreement. The landlord is responsible for providing / paying for the water, ...
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Power of termination: how is it different from executory interest?

In CA, all defeasible fees are known as fees simple subject to a condition subsequent, and all executory interests reserved by the grantor after granting such fees are known as powers of termination. ...
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Are passengers allowed to record the audio of their interactions with the US immigration officers when clearing the immigration as they enter the US?

Are passengers allowed by law to record the audio of their interactions with the US immigration officers at the airport when clearing the US immigration as they enter the US via air travel? If state-...
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Who (apart from the beneficiary) has standing to sue when a trustee violates the terms of the trust?

The jurisdiction here is California, USA. This is a (sort of) hypothetical - I heard (third hand) of someone with a trust like this. I'm not terribly confident that I have all the details correct, ...
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Retroactive Child support across country lines

Let's say the Family initially lived in Australia (NSW) in the mid-90s. After the divorce, the rate of child support was calculated and fixed. Sometime later the father (paying the child support) ...
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What does it mean if your apartment is in two cities at once

I discovered that the border between two cities runs through an apartment that I am renting. There are two official parcels, one in one city (City A) and one in another (City B), they are both in the ...
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In Los Angeles can I defend my own property against looters?

Currently, there is looting being done in Los Angeles by many people who are pretending to protest against the killing of George Floyd (some others are actually protesting and a few people are helping ...
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Which US states penalize an employer if they withhold taxes for the wrong state for one of the employees?

Which US states penalize an employer if they withhold taxes for the wrong state for one of their employees? (withhold in California, but employee was in a different state: I'm interested in any US ...
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Is it legal for a non-lawyer to help another party with their California arbitration case?

With the cost of lawyers being exorbitant in most cases, what alternatives are there for people who are willing to pay a reasonable amount for help navigating the process of arbitration? Presumably I ...
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Is Elon Musk's child name valid in California?

Elon Musk and his partner want to name their child X Æ A-12. Is that name allowed in California, US?
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What are my rights if my neighbor is belligerent in his own home?

I live in a condo and my neighbor with a shared wall has violent and profane outbursts. We believe he has a mental problem and has episodes of loud yelling and slamming doors/throwing furniture. It ...
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What taxes would a major corporation have to pay for their first remote hire inside of California?

Let's say there was a billion-dollar company. And they wanted to hire someone who was paid $100,000 in California as a W-2 employee. They previously had no one employee in California. What fees are ...
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Did Cliff Booth commit crime by killing Tex and Katie?

In Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Cliff Booth defends himself and his friends from intruders Tex, Sadie and Katie (the Manson Family killers). First, Tex fails to shoot Cliff as Cliff's dog takes Tex ...
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Has anybody else taken legal action against California's “only 26 letters in names” rule?

This is inspired by another question: Is Elon Musk's child name valid in California? The accepted answer quotes the a handbook from California Department of Public Health, Vital Records, p. 112: ...
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How to convince Google to fix a problem that caused few thousand $ damage?

Edited for less mystery. Sorry Google, I wanted to keep your name out of it. I'm an independent software developer, a solo entrepreneur, publishing apps at Google Play. About a month ago, Google ...
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What tenant laws apply if there is a non-code compliant living situation in CA?

I'm living in an RV in El Dorado County, CA where like in many counties, it is illegal to occupy a motorhome on residential property. Of course, El Dorado County is so rural that many people do it. ...
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Dual Consent Laws of California Relating To Residents Of Other State's

CA Penal Code 632 sets forth that all parties must be notified that a conversation is to be recorded. I have a person whom I'd like to assist in a proceeding, possibly, given the situation is ...
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Does California's Information Practices Act (IPA) of 1977 apply to individuals after death?

I'm in the midst of researching a person who was born in 1892 and died in 1969 in California. The subject has no living heirs. I've requested documents from the California Department of Consumers ...
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Real estate - Transfer Disclosure Statement and Disclosure of Repairs

This question pertains to real estate law in the state of California. I recently purchased a house and moved in this past weekend. Yesterday, the first rain event of the season occurred, and several ...
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Why is RKelly being sent to Prison and not my case?

I live in CA and I was sexually assaulted by my sister father around 1985 or 1986. I went to the police and made a report regarding my sister father sexually assaulting me without using a condom I ...
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Can a market store refuse service and kick me out because I asked other customer to cover mouth after coughing with no mask protection amid COVID-19

Today while inside a Farmers Market in California, I asked a shopper to cover her mouth after coughing with no mask protection. The owner of the store came to me asking me to get out of the store and ...
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Trespassing on public property for filming a public area in California

I was filming at a County Social Service office. The Social Service Administrator told me to leave because I was filming and called the Sheriff. The Sheriff arrested me for trespassing.
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I bought a car from a person who is licensed as a dealer and now they are asking me to pay tax days after the purchase

I bought a salvaged car from a person with a dealer number. I paid cash in full. He gave me the title and I went went through the process of getting it registered with the DMV. The car is now ...
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NDA and Applying for Unemployment

Is information required for an Unemployment application exempt from NDAs? I signed one when I was hired, agreeing not to discuss my employer (a celebrity, hence the NDA), employment, separation, etc. ...
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Employer very sporadic with paydays, not sure what to do

My girlfriend works for a large chain restaurant, of which I believe she works for a franchise location. I found it very weird that they down right refused her request to set up direct deposit, but ...
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Can I enter a rental property without giving notice if I'm afraid a tenant may be hurt?

I rent a “Mother-In-Laws quarters” (guest area) that is on the side of my house. It has a private entrance. If I'm concerned something has happened to the tenant, am I legally allowed to enter the ...
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Waiving my right to not be evicted in a San Francisco lease

I am seeking for a new place in San Francisco. After chatting with a home owner who liked me as a potential tenant, we disagreed on the price, and his reasoning is that since this is a unit under the ...

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