Blog Posts in March, 2017

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  • Ex Parte Orders and Pendente Lite Relief
    Ex Parte Orders and Pendente Lite Relief

    The dictionary defines ex parte as a Latin term meaning from (by/for) a party without the other party being present. However, the very basis of American jurisprudence is to have all representative ...

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  • What's Next After Filing for Divorce
    What's Next After Filing for Divorce

    The California Family Code and the state’s legislature define dissolution, legal separation and nullity proceedings as non-adversarial, because they are no-fault actions. In other words, there is no ...

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  • What is Jurisdiction?
    What is Jurisdiction?

    Jurisdiction provides a court with the power to issue orders and adjudicate cases. Without it, in democratic societies, justice would not survive. Before any court will hear any case, the court must ...

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  • Ending Marriage and Domestic Partnership at the Same Time
    Ending Marriage and Domestic Partnership at the Same Time

    A legally recognized domestic partnership was a way for same sex couples to enter into a marriage-type relationship when same sex marriages were illegal. These domestic partnerships provided the same ...

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