Welcome to The Firing LIne, OCMusicJunkie.
Go get a lawyer, sooner rather than later. There are some really nice fellers here, but few of us are qualified to answer the questions that you need answered. You need a CA-licensed attorney, who deals in these matters. What you do not need is a bunch of really nice, but ultimately unknown, fellers somewhere out in the internet advising you on these matter.
I'm a lawyer, but I'm not your lawyer. If you need some honest-to-goodness legal advice, go buy some.