Blog Posts in 2019

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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