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The Beneficial Relationship Between Parent and Child

In December of 2013, Mother [M] gave birth to fraternal twins, Daughter [D] and Son [S] in Sacramento, California. She and the twins moved in with the twins’ godparents. When the twins were four ...
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Amazon Legacy: Lauren Sanchez vs Patrick Whitesell

Jeff Bezos is the founder, chairman, president and CEO of Amazon. Amazon is an e-commerce and technology company. He is the richest man in the world. Prior to April of 2019, his estimated self-worth ...
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Who's Your Daddy?

The County of Riverside California Department of Child Support Services [County] filed a cause of action against the alleged biological father [F] of a baby girl [D]. County requested the court to ...
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When California Should Take Jurisdiction over a Foreign Country

Mother [M] is a world-ranked profession tennis player. She was born in Belarus and is a resident of Belarus and Monaco. Beginning in 2003, M has spent most of her career travelling all over the world ...
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When a Restraining Order Will Not be Granted

Wife [W] and Husband [H] had a daughter [D] together in 2009, and married each other in 2011. W filed for divorce from H in 2013. She had an attorney, but H represented himself. In December of 2013, W ...
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His Bankruptcy Will Not Discharge His Debt to Her

Wife [W] and Husband [H] were married in June of 1995. Prior to their wedding in May of 1996, W’s parents created a company [Company] with the parents as general partners. Although the parents ...
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Fluency in English Does Not Make You the Better Parent

Mother [M] and Father [F] were married in 2013. Together they had one child, [S]. In August of 2016, F became physically violent against M. He pushed her, slapped her several times, and then chocked ...
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A Case of Two Presumed Fathers of One Child

Wife [W] was married to Husband [H] when she had an affair with her co-worker [F]. The affair resulted in her getting pregnant. Before the affair began, W had told F that she was separated from H, ...
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Abuse of One Sibling Can Be Abuse of All Siblings

In November of 2016, Mother [M] gave birth to her fourth child, Daughter [D]. Shortly thereafter, the San Bernardino County Children and Family Services agency [CFS] removed D from the home M shared ...
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Sometimes the UCCJEA Can be Multi-Jurisdictional

Mother [M] and Father [F] were Ventura County, California residents. They had two children in the custody of the Ventura County Human Services Agency [HSA] that had been permanently removed from the ...
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Short Term Divorce After a Short-Term Marriage

In California, couples wanting to divorce after a short marriage, may be able to do so quickly and easily. No court appearance is required. No lawyer is needed. Just fill out some forms, sign them ...
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Domestic Violence Awareness after Nicole Brown Simpson

Nicole Brown was an 18-year old waitress in 1977 when she met football superstar Orenthal James “OJ” Simpson. He was married at the time, but they began a relationship. Simpson divorced ...
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Stocks Go Up and Support Can Go Down

Husband [H] married Wife [W] in 1996. In 1997, the couple’s first of their four children was born. The couple decided that W, a pediatric nurse, would stay home to care for their children while ...
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Spousal Support and the New Federal Tax Laws

In 2017, the United States Congress and the President signed a new federal tax code into law. It was the most comprehensive tax reform in over 30 years – not since the presidency of Ronald ...
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Orange or Black, It's Still Irreconcilable Differences

Jenji Louise Kohan is an American television producer and writer. She became famous for writing and producing the Showtime comedy-drama series Weeds. Her current productions are on streaming channel ...
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California's New Pet Custody Law

Beginning on January 1, 2019, a new family law code will go into effect changing the way courts look at family pets. Currently, California courts recognize pets as property, and when a couple ...
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Me Too Goes Forward for Sexual Harassment Prevention

In the summer of 2017, journalist Ronan Farrow published an published an article in the New Yorker magazine regarding sexual harassment allegations regarding movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. That article ...
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Juveniles and DNA Samples

In 2011, Juvenile 1 (J1) and two of his friends entered a department store. He put on a pair of pants in a dressing room, and left the store alone without paying for them. He saw his friends fighting ...
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The Relationship of Cardi B and Offset

Cardi B is an American singer-rapper, songwriter and television personality. Her true name is Belcalis Marlenis Almazar. She was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. She has had three number-one ...
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Alicia Silverstone and the Cohabitation Clause

Alicia Silverstone is a 42-year old American movie actress. She became famous as a teenager in 1995 with her breakout film Clueless. She went on to star in the big-budget Hollywood film Batman & ...
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Paris Hilton and her Engagement Ring from Chris Zylka

Paris Whitney Hilton is a 37-year-old model, actress, American television personality and businesswoman. She is also a member of Hilton Hotel family, specifically the great-great granddaughter of the ...
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What's in a Name?

In traditional marriages, when a bride married, she took the last name of her husband. Today, a bride may marry another bride or a husband may marry another husband. Whose name should he or she take ...
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Coping on COAP

In California, both parents are financially responsible for the care of their children. When the parents do not financially provide for their children, the state government will step in providing aid ...
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POP Goes Paternity

The Paternity Opportunity Program (or POP) was established in California in 1995 creating a simpler system for a biological mother and unmarried father to establish paternity. The program was created ...
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A Celebrity Long Term Marriage Ends

Channing Tatum is an American actor. He obtained mega-star status for his roles in the Magic Mike movies as exotic dancer Magic Mike. Jenna Dewan is an American actress and dancer. She began her ...
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