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Lorna M. Jaynes
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  • California
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Practice Areas
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Civil Rights
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
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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
15 Questions Answered

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. Hello I left my husband we have 3kids and one on the way ..I asked 500$ every 2weeks he said no
A: Child support is primarily a function of time and income, although with four children is it quite likely you would be entitled to child support. But again the amount, will be a function of the time the kids spend with each of you and your respective incomes.
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. My ex said her 1st marriage was annulled in CA. She said bc it was < 1 yr & he cheated, they could anull. Is that true?
A: No.
Q. If a 401K has money prior to marriage and is contributed to after marriage, how is the increased value split in divorce?
A: The growth in the $10,000 contributed during marriage is community property; the growth in the $100,000 prior to marriage is separate property. A qualified domestic relations order to divide such an account would typically state that the interest acquired between the date of marriage and date of separation, plus any investment gains/losses thereon is divided equally. So the premarital interest and any gains thereon remains separate property.
Q. If I catch my wife cheating can I sue her lover for home wrecker?
A: No.
Q. 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.
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