Blog Posts in May, 2018

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  • Religion and California Divorce Laws
    Religion and California Divorce Laws

    Effective in January of 1971, California significantly changed its divorce laws from a fault-based system to a no-fault system. In its fault-based system, a spouse who had committed adultery or ...

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  • Marriage vs Divorce a Same-Sex Tale
    Marriage vs Divorce a Same-Sex Tale

    In 2004, H1 and H2 entered into a domestic partnership in New Jersey. (At this time, same-sex couples could not marry, but “marital” rights and obligations were accorded these couples.) In 2006, they ...

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  • Guns and Small Children Do Not Mix Well
    Guns and Small Children Do Not Mix Well

    On February 9, 2017, Father [F] was arrested for carrying a loaded firearm in public. Twelve days later, the Los Angeles County Department of Child and Family Services [DCFS] received an anonymous tip ...

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  • Renewing a Protective Order without Showing Additional Violence
    Renewing a Protective Order without Showing Additional Violence

    The Victim of domestic violence [V] is a 75-year-old disabled American veteran. He lives by himself in a single-family-home residential community. He appeared at two animal control hearings against ...

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