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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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Pay Up, Piggy!

Wendy Raquel Robinson is an actress. She has been active in television and movies for over 25 years. Her most famous roles were as Regina “Piggy” Grier on the Steve Harvey Show from 1996 ...
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SSDI and Child Support

Father [F] and Mother [M] married in 2001. They had their only child, a daughter [D] in 2002. They separated and divorced in 2003. M had sole physical custody of D and they shared legal custody of ...
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Jolie vs Pitt Part II

In 2005, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt made a movie together while Pitt was married to Jennifer Aniston. A scandal ensued alleging that Jolie and Pitt were having an affair. Shortly after making the ...
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When a Child Does Not Want Parental Visitation

In March of 2016, at the request of Grandmother [G], deputies from the Orange County California Sheriff’s Department made a welfare check on Daughter [D] and her six brothers. Mother [M] would ...
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Stormy Daniels and her Newest Storm

Stormy Daniels is the stage name of Stephanie A. Gregory Clifford. She is an adult actress, stripper, screenwriter and director. Although well known in the adult entertainment industry, main-stream ...
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When Any Doesn't Mean Every

In 2016, Daughters (then ages 14 and 11) were the children of Mother [M] and Father [F], all American citizens but living in Tijuana, Mexico. From an anonymous tip, the Mexican Department of Integrity ...
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A Court Can Correct Its Own Errors

Husband [H] is a well-known music producer currently serving prison time for second degree murder. He married Wife [W] while out on bail and awaiting his trial for murder. He was found guilty and ...
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When a Child Doesn't Need to Testify

In April of 2017, Step-daughter [SD] told her maternal uncle [U] that Father [F] was in the bedroom with his biological daughter [D] with the door closed. U listened at the door, and heard D say to F, ...
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California Family Code vs Religious Agreements

In 2000, Husband [H] and Wife [W] were married in an Islamic wedding ceremony in Michigan. At the time of their marriage H and W signed a mahr agreement. The agreement entitled W to five gold coins at ...
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