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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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  • Child Custody and Active Military Parents
    F and M are both in the United States Air Force. They married and had two sons. In 2013, while both were deployed to South Carolina, they ended their marriage. The court awarded both parents joint ...
  • I Want to Live with This Parent Not That One
    In California, when couples divorce with minor children, child custody is always an issue. Where should the children live? Should the children live half the time with one parent and then half the time ...
  • Do I Get a Free Attorney for Juvenile Court?
    Son [S] was born in 2006, the ninth child of Mother [M]. All of S’s siblings had been involved in juvenile court proceedings, and some had been adopted. At birth, S was placed in foster care, ...
Child Support - 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • When Higher Income Means Less Child Support
    In 2005, F and M had an affair that resulted in their daughter, Z. F is a married movie producer and director and M is a part time hair stylist. F has three children with his wife, and M has two other ...
Custody Modification - Click here to view all posts
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  • 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 ...
  • A Visitation Rights Win for Grandparents
    Baby girl R was born to M and B in 2004. Present at the time were M’s parents, J and C. Shortly after R’s birth, J retired from his job and became R’s primary caregiver. At M’s ...
Divorce - Click here to view all posts
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  • Summary Dissolution in 2018
    Summary dissolution is a type of divorce in California for people with no real property, limited value community property (not including vehicles), limited value separate property (not including ...
  • When Federal Law and State Law Collide in Divorces
    Husband (H) was an active duty serviceman. He took out a life insurance policy naming his wife (W) as beneficiary. The policy was issued by the Servicemen's Group Life Insurance Act of 1965 ...
  • 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 ...
Domestic Violence - Click here to view all posts
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  • A Juvenile Detention Warning is Not a Permanent Court Order
    In January of 2016, Mother [M] married Step Father [SF]. She had a son [S] from a previous relationship, but S’s father was not in the picture. M was aware before she married SF that he had ...
  • When Violence is Not Abuse
    W filed for divorce from H. In her petition, she requested sole custody of their son, spousal support and a domestic violence restraining order (DVRO). She stated that H had been violent toward her ...
  • More Help for Victims of Domestic Violence
    Effective January 1 of 2016, the legislature of the State of California provided victims of domestic violence additional help in preventing further abuse. Civil Code Section 1946.7 provides a tenant ...
Family Law - Click here to view all posts
The latest posts for Family Law are listed below.
  • Summary Dissolution in 2018
    Summary dissolution is a type of divorce in California for people with no real property, limited value community property (not including vehicles), limited value separate property (not including ...
  • 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 ...
  • When a Marriage Was Illegal Because of Race
    Mildred Dolores Jeter and Richard Perry Loving fell in love. They were both born and raised in the state of Virginia. Mildred was black and Richard was white. Their love was a crime in Virginia. In ...
Fiduciary Duty - Click here to view all posts
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  • 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 ...
  • Is Your Spouse Financially Cheating on You?
    According to Forbes Magazine, "…over half of all [financially cheating spouses] admitted hiding cash (58%) or minor purchases (54%). Of the offenders, 30% have hidden a bill, 16% have ...
  • 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. ...
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
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  • 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
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  • A Necessary of Life May Not be a Common Necessary of Life
    H was an attorney and licensed to practice law in California. W, his wife, also an attorney, had been disbarred in Kansas. She practiced immigration law in Stockton, California. During their marriage, ...
  • 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 ...
  • A Bonus is a Bonus
    Husband (H) and Wife (W) were married in 1987. W was a certified surgical technician until their first child was born in 1983, when she became a stay-at-home mom. H was a hospital executive, and ...
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