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Lorna M. Jaynes
  • Arbitration & Mediation, Civil Rights, Divorce...
  • California
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Practice Areas
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Civil Rights
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Education
Santa Clara University School of Law
J.D.
Honors: Dean’s List; AmJur award Legal Research & Writing Comment published in Santa Clara Law Review, Emissions Trading: Pollution Panacea or Environmental Injustice
Activities: Sr. Articles Editor, Santa Clara Law Review
University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada
B.S. | Biology & Psychology
Awards
Wiley Manuel Award for Pro Bono Service
State Bar of California
Professional Associations
International Association of Collaborative Professionals
Member
Current
Collaborative Practice Silicon Valley
Member
Current
Collaborative Practice East Bay
Member
Current
Association for Conflict Resolution
Member
Current
Mediators Without Borders
Founding Member
Current
International Alliance of Holistic Lawyers
Member
Current
Academy of Professional Family Mediators
Founding Member
Current
California State Bar
Member
Current
Santa Clara County Bar Association
Member
Current
Alameda County Bar Association
Member
Current
Certifications
Collaborative Attorney
International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
Family Mediator
Academy of Professional Family Mediators
Legal Answers
10 Questions Answered

Q. Yes my name is Doug I owe $6,000 on child support I offered the mother $3,000 buyout she agreed how do I go about this .
A: You and the mum should file a stipulation and order setting forth your agreement and the waiver of back child support.
Q. can I get married here in the United States if he still married in another country as a citizen of that country
A: You cannot get married to a person who is married, regardless of where they were married or where they are or their spouse is. Your marriage will not be valid.
Q. How does biological father establish paternity in California when he is not listed on child's birth certificate?
A: File the FL200 and the Respondent is the child's mother.
Q. I left my husband of not even 5 years in 2011 because he was extremely abusive. He was arrested for beating me up and
A: You are not legally separated. You can file in California since you have lived here at least six months and file in the county you have lived in for the last three months.
Q. I need the passport of my 12 years old child his mom don't let me have it. We share 50% custudy, we never been mrried.
A: You both have equal rights to the passport so it is unfortunate that she won't allow you to have it. I generally think it is a good idea to try to resolve these issues through mediation rather than litigation, but it may be that you will have to file for a court order that the passport be shared.
Q. How do i go about signing my parental rights away? Im not in the child's life & the custodial parent and i have dv past
A: It is typically not easy to sign away parental rights because you would also be signing away the child's right to a parent and courts are not keen to do that. Sometimes the custodial parent can have the other parent's rights terminated but not so easy the non-custodial parent.
Q. If I want a divorce from my wife, am I required by to pay alimony before the separation/divorce is legal and on paper?
A: There is no way to answer your question without far more information. Whether or not you will owe child support depends on the amount of time your son spends with each of you and each of your incomes. Whether or not you will owe spousal support depends on the length of the marriage, the ability and opportunity to earn, the assets and debts in question, the extent one earns less because they have been a stay a home parent, among other factors as well. And child support and spousal support don't have anything to do with wither or not you are legally separated or divorced. Your next steps should probably be predicated on whether or not you and your wife want to remain married or whether it might be best to separate and divorce, not on who might have to pay support. Ideally, since you have a child together and will be co-parents forever, you can find a way to end the marriage and have a positive and supporting co-parenting relationship.
Q. my divorce was returned as rejected, the judge said i need to address spousal support for both parties.
A: Spousal support must be addressed in any judgment of dissolution. So, depending on the type of judgment and the jurisdiction, you either need to address the issue in a marital settlement agreement or FL343 or both.
Q. My husband and I have been separated for 5 years. We are just now going through the divorce process. I retired in 2016.
A: Assuming the funds in the IRA were acquired through your efforts during your marriage it is community property.
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Law & Mediation Office of Lorna Jaynes
Fremont, CA
110 J St
Fremont, CA 94536
USA
Telephone: (510) 795-6304
Fax: (510) 405-9022
Law & Mediation Office of Lorna Jaynes
San Jose, CA
2570 N 1st St
2nd Floor
San Jose, CA 95131
USA
Telephone: (510) 795-6304
Fax: (510) 405-9022
Law & Mediation Office of Lorna Jaynes
Pleasanton, CA
6200 Stoneridge Mall Rd
#300
Pleasanton, CA 94588
USA
Telephone: (510) 795-6304
Fax: (510) 405-9022
Law & Mediation Office of Lorna Jaynes
San Francisco, CA
101 California St.
#2450
San Francisco, CA 94111
USA
Telephone: (510) 795-6304
Fax: (510) 405-9022