The television show “Lie to Me” starring Tim Roth tells a story about a “human lie detector” who, by reading facial cues and reactions, can tell whether any individual is telling the truth or not. There are no shortage of people out there, Judges among them, who are convinced they have some special ability to tell when a person is lying or not simply by watching them testify.... Read More
When I became a family law attorney/mediator after a dozen years as a therapist, one of the biggest surprises was the extent of lying in Family Court: lies about income, assets and even complete fabrications of child abuse and domestic violence. Why would people lie so much, I wondered? How did they get away with it? The following is my psychosocial analysis of what I believe has become an epidemic:
Men... Read More
Count 30 Days from The Date of Service of Process
Begin counting days the day after service is made. Count Saturdays and Sundays. If the 30th day falls on a weekend or holiday, the defendant has until the next court day.
Take The Defendant’s Default
Do this step by filling out and filing multiple forms with the court clerk, including: CIV-100 (Request for Entry of Default) JUD-100 (Judgment)... Read More