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Celebrities - Click here to view all posts
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  • A Fuller House Can Pay Off Bigtime
    Jodie Sweetin is an actress. In 1987, she got her big break on TV while playing the middle sister Stephanie Tanner in the sitcom Full House. She was five years old at the time. The show remains in ...
  • When Harry Met Meghan
    Prince Harry of Wales is the younger son of Prince Charles of Wales and Princess Diana of Wales. He is fifth in line of succession to the British Throne. Harry is known world-wide for his playboy/bad ...
  • California Lacks Alienation of Affection Laws
    Fletcher Cox is a football player. He plays defensive tackle for the Philadelphia Eagles. He is a football superstar and one of Mississippi’s finest sons. Joshua Jeffords is a married man living ...
Child Custody - Click here to view all posts
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  • Guns and Small Children Do Not Mix Well
    On February 9, 2017, Father [F] was arrested for carrying a loaded firearm in public. Twelve days later, the Los Angeles County Department of Child and Family Services [DCFS] received an anonymous tip ...
  • Old Violence vs Current Violence
    In May, of 2015, the Los Angeles Department of Child and Family Services [DCFS] received a referral alleging emotional and physical abuse by Father [F] and general neglect by Mother [M]. At the time, ...
  • When Foreign Decrees of Support are Recognized in California
    Father [F] met Mother [M] while he was solider in the United States Air Force and stationed in Italy. M is an Italian citizen and lived in Italy when she met F. They married in September of 2007, and ...
Child Support - Click here to view all posts
The latest posts for Child Support are listed below.
  • A Denial of Spousal Abuse
    Husband [H] and Wife [W] were married in 1999. From their marriage they had two sons, both of whom are special needs children. During their marriage W maintained the home and took care of their sons, ...
  • When Foreign Decrees of Support are Recognized in California
    Father [F] met Mother [M] while he was solider in the United States Air Force and stationed in Italy. M is an Italian citizen and lived in Italy when she met F. They married in September of 2007, and ...
  • A Fuller House Can Pay Off Bigtime
    Jodie Sweetin is an actress. In 1987, she got her big break on TV while playing the middle sister Stephanie Tanner in the sitcom Full House. She was five years old at the time. The show remains in ...
Custody Modification - Click here to view all posts
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  • Enough Evidence to Remove Children from Family Home
    In 2014, Father [F] and Mother [M] were married and the parents of two minor children, a son [S] (age 13) and a daughter [D] (age 10) and two adult children, an adult son [AS] and an adult daughter ...
  • Parental Rights and Incorrigible Children
    In El Salvador, F married his first wife and had a daughter [D]. They divorced, and F moved to the United States. He remarried and had four children with his current wife S. When D was 11 years old, ...
  • Selling Methamphetamine Doesn't Make Me a Bad Dad
    Brother [B] (age six months) and sister [S] (age four years), lived with their unmarried mother [M] and father [F] in Los Angeles County. M was a school teacher. F was a licensed security guard, but ...
Divorce - Click here to view all posts
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  • A Denial of Spousal Abuse
    Husband [H] and Wife [W] were married in 1999. From their marriage they had two sons, both of whom are special needs children. During their marriage W maintained the home and took care of their sons, ...
  • Religion and California Divorce Laws
    Effective in January of 1971, California significantly changed its divorce laws from a fault-based system to a no-fault system. In its fault-based system, a spouse who had committed adultery or ...
  • Are We Really Married?
    M and L began dating in 2008. They began living together in 2011, because they wanted to be together, but not in a legal, marital status. Both M and L had been married twice before. L was receiving ...
Domestic Violence - Click here to view all posts
The latest posts for Domestic Violence are listed below.
  • A Denial of Spousal Abuse
    Husband [H] and Wife [W] were married in 1999. From their marriage they had two sons, both of whom are special needs children. During their marriage W maintained the home and took care of their sons, ...
  • Renewing a Protective Order without Showing Additional Violence
    The Victim of domestic violence [V] is a 75-year-old disabled American veteran. He lives by himself in a single-family-home residential community. He appeared at two animal control hearings against ...
  • Old Violence vs Current Violence
    In May, of 2015, the Los Angeles Department of Child and Family Services [DCFS] received a referral alleging emotional and physical abuse by Father [F] and general neglect by Mother [M]. At the time, ...
Family Law - Click here to view all posts
The latest posts for Family Law are listed below.
  • Sealed without Kisses
    In January of 2013, Juvenile [J] was arrested and charged with possession of a dirk or dagger, battery and resisting arrest in violation of numerous California Penal Code sections. (A dagger is a ...
  • Acceptable Testimony from a Three-Year-Old
    Father [F] and Mother [M] were married and had two children, a son [S] age five, and a daughter [D] age three. In the summer of 2012, an eight-year-old boy [B] from the neighborhood came over to play ...
  • A Denial of Spousal Abuse
    Husband [H] and Wife [W] were married in 1999. From their marriage they had two sons, both of whom are special needs children. During their marriage W maintained the home and took care of their sons, ...
Fiduciary Duty - Click here to view all posts
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  • I Smell a Rat! When A Spouse Cheats the Other Spouse
    Wife [W] and Husband [H] married in 1996 in Provo Utah. In 1998, the couple moved to California. A year later, the couple purchased a condominium in El Monte – initially purchased as joint ...
  • Financial Duty of Spouses to Each Other
    Husband [H] and Wife [W] were married in 1990 and had four children together. For the first ten years of their marriage, W stayed home with the children, and H successfully created numerous ...
  • What to Do About Marital Financial Cheating
    Discovering a spouse has been financially cheating in a marriage can cause numerous ill feelings including anger, guilt, fear, betrayal, embarrassment and helplessness. Letting your spouse know how ...
Mediation - Click here to view all posts
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  • The Divorce Mediation Process
    Since divorces can be rancorous, emotionally draining, and needlessly expensive, many divorcing couples use the mediation process in divorce proceedings to lessen or eliminate these problems. The ...
  • Benefits of the Mediation Process
    Divorces are often rancorous, emotionally draining, and can be needlessly expensive. Using the mediation process in divorce proceedings can lessen or eliminate these problems. The mediation process ...
  • Suggestions for Cutting Costs in a Divorce
    Use dispute resolution-mediation programs wherever possible. Divorce is an emotional time, and spite often plays a part in negotiations. However, time spent on negotiations is money spent, and coming ...
Paternity - Click here to view all posts
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  • Sometimes It's Not about the Money
    In December of 2014, Susan was 69 years old. She brought a cause of action to establish a parental relationship from a man [Man] who had died 19 years before. She wanted to have him declared as her ...
  • You're STILL the Father!
    T and C met in 1991, but they did not begin a sexual relationship until 2005. Prior to 2005, C had a vasectomy. Shortly after beginning their sexual relationship, T and C discussed having a child ...
  • Sperm Donors and Presumed Father Status
    M and J began a romantic relationship in 2002. M is a certified rolfer (a form of physical trainer) and J is a well-known actor. M wanted to be a mother, and J agreed to father a child with her. ...
Prenuptial Agreements - Click here to view all posts
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  • Prenups with Cheating Clauses
    Carmelo Anthony is a professional basketball player with the New York Knicks. In 2007, he married television personality and author Alani “La La” Vazquez Anthony. They have one child, a ...
  • Phil Spector is Divorcing
    Harvey Phillip “Phil” Spector is a record producer, musician, song writer and convicted murderer. He is known worldwide for his “wall of sound” form music in the early 1960s ...
  • Types of Marital Agreements
    Whether prior to marriage, after the marriage occurs, or as a result of divorce proceedings, marital agreements often come in to play. In California, there are three types of marital agreements: 1. ...
Property Division - Click here to view all posts
The latest posts for Property Division are listed below.
  • Neighbors as Bedfellows with Gifts
    This is the story of Tatia Buie and her ex-husband Walter Neighbors. It is a legal California Appellate Court Decision entitled In Re Marriage of Buie and Neighbors. And the case is made for ...
  • A Putative Spouse is not a Bad Person
    Like most states, California does not recognize what is known as a common law marriage. In a common law marriage, the parties are not legally married, but hold themselves up to everyone in the world ...
  • The Importance of the Date of Separation
    In July of 2015, the California Supreme Court decided a case regarding the date of separation of a divorcing couple. In California, the date of separation from a marriage determines whether property ...
Spousal Support - Click here to view all posts
The latest posts for Spousal Support are listed below.
  • A Denial of Spousal Abuse
    Husband [H] and Wife [W] were married in 1999. From their marriage they had two sons, both of whom are special needs children. During their marriage W maintained the home and took care of their sons, ...
  • Marriage vs Divorce a Same-Sex Tale
    In 2004, H1 and H2 entered into a domestic partnership in New Jersey. (At this time, same-sex couples could not marry, but “marital” rights and obligations were accorded these couples.) In ...
  • When Foreign Decrees of Support are Recognized in California
    Father [F] met Mother [M] while he was solider in the United States Air Force and stationed in Italy. M is an Italian citizen and lived in Italy when she met F. They married in September of 2007, and ...
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