Blog Posts in June, 2018

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  • California Family Code vs Religious Agreements
    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 ...

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  • Go to School or be Arrested
    Go to School or be Arrested

    S was a 17-year-old high school student with a truancy problem. For years she had been refusing to go to school, or if she did go, she would ditch many of her classes. She was also a major behavioral ...

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  • Sealed without Kisses
    Sealed without Kisses

    In January of 2013, Juvenile [J] was arrested and charged with possession of a dirk or dagger, battery and resisting arrest in violation of numerous California Penal Code sections. (A dagger is a ...

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  • Acceptable Testimony from a Three-Year-Old
    Acceptable Testimony from a Three-Year-Old

    Father [F] and Mother [M] were married and had two children, a son [S] age five, and a daughter [D] age three. In the summer of 2012, an eight-year-old boy [B] from the neighborhood came over to play ...

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  • A Denial of Spousal Abuse
    A Denial of Spousal Abuse

    Husband [H] and Wife [W] were married in 1999. From their marriage they had two sons, both of whom are special needs children. During their marriage W maintained the home and took care of their sons, ...

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