Jeffrey Moore

Jeffrey Moore

Attorney in Campbell, CA
  • Bankruptcy, Business Law, Divorce...
  • California
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Attorney Jeffrey M. Moore has 20 years experience assisting consumers and small business in Silicon Valley.

He was raised in Santa Clara County, graduated from Santa Clara University School of Law (Juris Doctor) and Santa Clara Leavey School of Business (MBA).

Mr. Moore is a recognized authority in family, bankruptcy, and landlord/tenant law. Visit our website for information on how we can assist you with your legal issue.

Practice Areas
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Law
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Real Estate Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Car Accidents
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Flat fees for bankruptcies; $200/hr for family law matters. Discounted initial consultation $50 for 1 hour
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken
Professional Experience
Law Office of Jeffrey M. Moore
- Current
Small, established law firm in downtown Campbell emphasizing family law (custody, visitation, child support spousal support, property division, divorce,etc.) bankruptcy (Chap 7 & Chap 13), personal injury and other civil litigation including small business disputes and unlawful detainer (eviction) cases.
Santa Clara University
MBA (1991)
Santa Clara University School of Law
J.D. (1990)
California State University - East Bay
B.S. (1986) | Major: Business Admin | Minor: Psychology
Professional Associations
American Bar Association
Advisory Panel
- Current
American Bar Association
Member, General Practice, Small Firms & Solo Practioner Division
- Current
American Bar Association
- Current
Santa Clara County Bar LRS
Panel Attorney Lanldord/Tenant, Panel Attorney Collection
- Current
California State Bar # 153420
Member #153420
- Current
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Legal Answers
73 Questions Answered

Q. I bought my house five years before i got married. my wife sign a quit claim. is that enough for me to keep property?
A: That's a good start, but you should have an attorney draft a written agreement for you and your wife to sign. This way you will make it clear that both of you intend that the home remains entirely your separate property. Characterization of property becomes complicated without an agreement as community property income is used to pay the mortgage, make repairs, and perhaps pay for upgrades.
Q. Does accepting ins. settlement in car accident prevent suing in civil court?>
A: Yes. As a condition of issuing the settlement draft, the insurance carrier will require that you sign a release of the insured. The release prevents you from having a meritorious case because the defendant would successfully raise the defense of 'accord and satisfaction'. An exception would be if there were more than one party at fault in the accident, you could sue the party or parties that you did not release, but this is very rare.
Q. Can a defendant in a limited civil suit (for$) DEMAND evidence of personal service other than proces server's affidavit
A: You can file a Motion to Quash Service of Process, and the court will hear evidence regarding whether or not you were properly served. This procedure is not used very often because it basically just delays the inevitable. For example, even if the plaintiff loses on the motion, he can just have you served again at the courthouse exit after the hearing.
Q. What is a "case management" conference for in a divorce? And, do I have to attend?
A: A case management conference ('CMC') is a hearing where the court checks on the status of the case. The court will make procedural decisions such as setting the case for mediation, trial, or other hearing, or continuing the case on the CMC calendar. Yes, you should attend the CMC and be prepared to tell the judge what you want to happen next in the case. Also you should file and serve the appropriate Judicial Council form before the hearing.
Q. If a man is almost done with a divorce what should he do if the ex wife to be tells him she is now pregnant not his
A: You have been separated for some time, and Mother says the child is not yours, so you should be safe on the issue of child support/paternity for the unborn child. You have no duty to support this child unless you are the actual father. If your ex does file an action for support later, be sure to request the court order a paternity test.
Q. Upstate management agency called me and some how convinced me that I had to pay or else I would be served the next day
A: Contact the bank that issued the ATM card. At the very least you need to get a new card issued so that Upstate does not continue to withdraw funds from your account. I am not sure what you mean by 'a scam', but if appropriate you should also report the matter to law enforcement.
Q. How doesone file for protective order?
A: The first step is to file a written ex parte application for an order. This is done with fill-in-the-blank Judicial Council Forms supported by a declaration of what happened to justify the order. The court will make a determination about whether to issue a temporary order for several weeks until the matter can be heard based upon the written application. Regardless of whether the temporary order is issued, a hearing will be set so the court can evaluate whether or not to issue a 'permanent' three year order. The hearing is a court trial at which either side can present witnesses and other tangible evidence. Often photographs of injuries, or medical records are presented to the court to prove the type and extent of abuse. It is not necessary to prove physical injury to get an order. Things like locking someone out of their house, vandalizing their vehicle or other personal property, and other forms of harassment can be enough too.
Q. What are a father's rights in California concerning visitation rights? What if mother wants to move away?
A: Cases involving move-aways are some of the more complicated in family division. In most circumstances Father has a right to a trial of the issue. The court's ultimate concern is what is best for the child. This is balanced by the statutory requirement that non-custodial parents have 'frequent and continuous' visitation. The court considers such factors as the reason for the move request, relatives and friends of family at the new location, education and health care at the new location, the distance of the move, the amount of visitation father currently has, and many other factors. You should hire counsel to represent you if you can afford it.
Q. How do I file an Order to Show Cause for Reimbursement of child expenses with the court?
A: Child care and medical expenses are an aspect of child support, often referred to as a ,child support add-on'. You have filed the correct forms. You should of course be prepared to submit receipts for the medical and childcare expenses. Also prepare to defend the necessity of the expenses: medical expenses must be necessary, not cosmetic; child care expenses must be so that you can attend school or work.
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Law Officeof Jeffrey Moore
155 E. Campbell Avenue
Suite 121
Campbell, CA 95008
Telephone: (408) 915-8043
Fax: (408) 608-2105