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.
A gunfight is not the time to learn new skills.
If you ever have a real need for more than a couple of magazines, your problem is not a shortage of magazines. It's a shortage of people on your side of the argument. -- Art Eatman