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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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Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson and the $100,000 Ring

Ariana Grande is a 25-year-old American actress, singer, and songwriter of superstar status. She is well-known for her long, full pony tail. She began her career on Broadway in 2008 in the musical 13, ...
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Will Justin Bieber and Haley Baldwin Get a Post-Nuptial Agreement?

Justin Bieber is a Canadian singer-songwriter. In 2008, at the ripe old age of 14, he was discovered by a talent manager and signed to a contract with record company RBMG. His records were instant ...
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Using a Private Judge in a Divorce Proceeding

Jennifer Garner is an American actress. She became famous for her role as Sydney Bristol in the ABC Television series Alias. She continued her success in feature films such as 13 Going on 30, and the ...
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Most Married Man and Woman in California

On June 10, 1997, Glynn Wolfe (also known as Scotty Wolfe) died. He was 88 years old and had been a Baptist minister. His passing could have been grieved by his family and friends, but Wolfe had one ...
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History of Sexual Harassment Law

In 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson approved the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title VII of the Act specifically stated that discrimination in employment based on sex, race, creed, national origin is ...
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Why is There no Jury in a Divorce Trial?

Georgia and Texas are the only two states that allow jury trials for divorcing spouses. All of the other 48 states conduct family law procedures in separate non-jury settings. California is a no-fault ...
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Is Geena Davis a Putative Spouse?

Geena Davis is an American actress. She has many movie titles to her credit, including Tootsie, Beetlejuice and The Accidental Tourist. She received a best actress Oscar for her role in The Accidental ...
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A Slash by Any Other Name

Saul Hudson is a rock and roll musician. He plays lead guitar for the group Guns N’ Roses. He is better known by his stage name Slash. Slash and Guns N’ Roses are very famous in the rock ...
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