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  • PC 245(a)(1): Assault with a Deadly Weapon Charges Dismissed

    I was arrested for Assault with a Deadly Weapon in Pasadena. I had gone to a night-club and was hit over the head with a bottle. I suffered a concussion, was bleeding, and had to get stitches. However, the person that hit me was with several friends and they all lied to the police. Thus, I was the one that was arrested and charged in Los Angles County Superior Court, Pasadena Courthouse with Assault with a Deadly Weapon, under Penal Code § 245 (a)(1). I hired an attorney with over 35 years experience, but that was a big mistake. The attorney charged me a lot of money, did not keep in contact with me, did not conduct any investigation, did not appear in court and instead sent another attorney to appear for him, and encouraged me to plead guilty and accept being placed on probation. However, this was unacceptable, as I was the victim! Thus, I fired my former attorney and hired attorney Daniel V. Cota. Mr. Cota kept in constant contact with me, started his investigation immediately, and fought very hard for me. At the conclusion, all charges were dismissed! Thank you Mr. Cota for all of your hard work and for doing what was necessary to get me the best result and to achieve justice!

    Victor A.

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    Spousal Support

    Once you marry somebody or constitute domestic partners, you each owe the other a mutual duty of support. Following the end of your cohabitation, however, the duty may end in some ways, but not completely. In other words, while the marriage is over, the duty for spousal support can continue. A West Covina family lawyer is available to discuss issues related to spousal support.

    When is Spousal Support Owed

    An important pre-requisite to the obligation owed for spousal support is “marital cohabitation”. This means that neither party owes a duty to the other spouse if they are living separate from each other. While this duty can be extended by contract between the parties following the end of marital cohabitation, this duty cannot be contracted away while marital cohabitation exists. For more information, reach out to a West Covina family lawyer.

    Court Order

    Following legal separation or dissolution of a marriage, a court is entitled to order one party to provide spousal support for the other spouse. The court may order “an amount, for a period of time, that the court determines is just and reasonable, based on the standard of living established during the marriage, taking into consideration the circumstances”. The propriety of such an award is judged by the circumstances of the parties and their respective standard of living during marriage and their respective needs and abilities to pay.

    West Covina Family Lawyer

    Ending a marriage can be emotionally traumatic and stressful. Adding to this are common issues relating to spousal support following the end of a marriage. The services of a lawyer may be useful in order to ensure that your rights are protected and handled professionally. Call Daniel V. Cota & Associates, P.C., a West Covina family lawyer, at 1-800-351-6860 today to discuss your options.

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    West Covina, CA 91790
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    Fullerton, CA 92835
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