Here is a follow-up to a State Bar event, by my colleague Alberto Rodriguez:
The following is a recap of the program, which focused on family law—divorce, child support, and paternity issues
The volunteer attorneys were: Christa Banfield, Michael Clancy, Tali Collins, Michael Cordrey, DeeAn Gillespie Strub, Wendy Hernandez, Kris Leonhardt, Nancy Khiel, Londa Rivera and Patrick Sampair
Here is a sample of consumer questions:
- How do I modify current child support payments?
- How do I request/establish child support?
- How do I modify custody and parenting time?
- How can I request grandparent’s rights? What are my rights as a grandparent?
- Can I travel outside of the country with my children?
- What are the differences between a legal separation and a divorce? Pros/cons?
- How do we divide assets?
- Do I qualify for spousal maintenance?
- Do I need to hire an attorney to file for divorce?
Social media continues to be a successful element of Lawyers on Call. 41 consumers asked their questions via the 12 News Facebook page and attorney Kris Leonhardt responded with her recommendations/advice.
All 10 attorneys were first-time volunteers.
Next month, volunteer lawyers will answer consumers’ bankruptcy and foreclosure questions on Tuesday, May 6.Follow @azatty