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Law Offices of Indu Srivastav, APLC

Sole Custody Lawyer | Serving Laguna Beach, CA

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714-587-3194

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Law Offices of David P. Schwarz

Sole Custody Lawyer | Serving Laguna Beach, CA

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949-478-0610

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A divorce, child custody case or other family law case does not always have to be a combative experience. Even when the issues are complex, your future is at stake and emotions are running high, Orange County, California family law attorney David Schwarz protects your legal rights while avoiding unnecessary conflict and heartache. Attorney Schwarz's years of experience …

Law Offices of Cecil & Cianci PC

Sole Custody Lawyer | Serving Laguna Beach, CA

949-873-0280

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Law Office of Patrick A. McCall

Sole Custody Lawyer | Serving Laguna Beach, CA

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714-643-2888

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Common legal terms explained

Pro se - This Latin term refers to representing yourself in court instead of hiring professional legal counsel. Pro se representation can occur in either criminal or civil cases.

Statute - Refers to a law created by a legislative body. For example, the laws enacted by Congress are statutes.

Subject matter jurisdiction - Requirement that a particular court have authority to hear the claim based on the specific type of issue brought to the court. For example, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court only has subject matter jurisdiction over bankruptcy filings, therefore it does not have the authority to render binding judgment over other types of cases, such as divorce.

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