• Rick Schroder and Domestic Violence

      Richard Bartlett Schroder Jr. is a 49-year old American actor. He has been an actor since childhood, starting out as Ricky Schroder. His first big break was in 1979, at the age nine, in a movie with ...

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    • Roseanne's "Son" is Getting Divorced

      Michael Fishman is 37-year-old American actor best known for playing D.J. Connor during the 1980s television sitcom Roseanne as a child. He played the same character as an adult when the show was ...

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    • Amazon Legacy: Lauren Sanchez vs Patrick Whitesell

      Jeff Bezos is the founder, chairman, president and CEO of Amazon. Amazon is an e-commerce and technology company. He is the richest man in the world. Prior to April of 2019, his estimated self-worth ...

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    • Changing Custody Must be in the Best Interests of the Child

      Mother [M] and Father [F] married in in 2005, and divorced in 2007. Their Son [S] was born in 2006. Both M and F are highly educated. M has a masters degree in education and is a special education ...

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    • Autism Spectrum and Conservatorship

      P is a person with autism spectrum disorder. She is an adult, but her mother [M] was concerned that she could not care for herself. M petitioned the court to be P’s guardian along with P’s older ...

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    • When California Should Take Jurisdiction over a Foreign Country

      Mother [M] is a world-ranked profession tennis player. She was born in Belarus and is a resident of Belarus and Monaco. Beginning in 2003, M has spent most of her career travelling all over the world ...

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    • Cocaine Use Does Not Belong in the Family Home

      In March of 2017, Mother [M] went to her doctor’s office and requested help for cocaine addiction. The doctor contacted the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services [DCFS] to get ...

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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 H be ...

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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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    • Enough Evidence to Remove Children from Family Home

      In 2014, Father [F] and Mother [M] were married and the parents of two minor children, a son [S] (age 13) and a daughter [D] (age 10) and two adult children, an adult son [AS] and an adult daughter ...

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    • Parental Rights and Incorrigible Children

      In El Salvador, F married his first wife and had a daughter [D]. They divorced, and F moved to the United States. He remarried and had four children with his current wife S. When D was 11 years old, ...

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    • Selling Methamphetamine Doesn't Make Me a Bad Dad

      Brother [B] (age six months) and sister [S] (age four years), lived with their unmarried mother [M] and father [F] in Los Angeles County. M was a school teacher. F was a licensed security guard, but ...

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    • Roseanne's "Son" is Getting Divorced

      Michael Fishman is 37-year-old American actor best known for playing D.J. Connor during the 1980s television sitcom Roseanne as a child. He played the same character as an adult when the show was ...

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    • The Irreconcilable Differences of Anna Camp and Skylar Astin

      Anna Camp is an American actress who became known when she appeared in the HBO television series, True Blood . From that success, she became famous for starring in all three Perfect Pitch movies. In ...

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    • Amazon Legacy: Lauren Sanchez vs Patrick Whitesell

      Jeff Bezos is the founder, chairman, president and CEO of Amazon. Amazon is an e-commerce and technology company. He is the richest man in the world. Prior to April of 2019, his estimated self-worth ...

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    • 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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    • 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 his wife in ...

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    • 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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    • Cocaine Use Does Not Belong in the Family Home

      In March of 2017, Mother [M] went to her doctor’s office and requested help for cocaine addiction. The doctor contacted the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services [DCFS] to get ...

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    • Autism Spectrum and Conservatorship

      P is a person with autism spectrum disorder. She is an adult, but her mother [M] was concerned that she could not care for herself. M petitioned the court to be P’s guardian along with P’s older ...

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    • The Beneficial Relationship Between Parent and Child

      In December of 2013, Mother [M] gave birth to fraternal twins, Daughter [D] and Son [S] in Sacramento, California. She and the twins moved in with the twins’ godparents. When the twins were four ...

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    • I Smell a Rat! When A Spouse Cheats the Other Spouse

      Wife [W] and Husband [H] married in 1996 in Provo Utah. In 1998, the couple moved to California. A year later, the couple purchased a condominium in El Monte – initially purchased as joint tenants. ...

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    • Financial Duty of Spouses to Each Other

      Husband [H] and Wife [W] were married in 1990 and had four children together. For the first ten years of their marriage, W stayed home with the children, and H successfully created numerous ...

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    • What to Do About Marital Financial Cheating

      Discovering a spouse has been financially cheating in a marriage can cause numerous ill feelings including anger, guilt, fear, betrayal, embarrassment and helplessness. Letting your spouse know how ...

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    • The Divorce Mediation Process

      Since divorces can be rancorous, emotionally draining, and needlessly expensive, many divorcing couples use the mediation process in divorce proceedings to lessen or eliminate these problems. The ...

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    • Benefits of the Mediation Process

      Divorces are often rancorous, emotionally draining, and can be needlessly expensive. Using the mediation process in divorce proceedings can lessen or eliminate these problems. The mediation process ...

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    • Suggestions for Cutting Costs in a Divorce

      Use dispute resolution-mediation programs wherever possible . Divorce is an emotional time, and spite often plays a part in negotiations. However, time spent on negotiations is money spent, and coming ...

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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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    • 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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    • Sometimes It's Not about the Money

      In December of 2014, Susan was 69 years old. She brought a cause of action to establish a parental relationship from a man [Man] who had died 19 years before. She wanted to have him declared as her ...

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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 ...

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    • Prenups with Cheating Clauses

      Carmelo Anthony is a professional basketball player with the New York Knicks. In 2007, he married television personality and author Alani “La La” Vazquez Anthony. They have one child, a son age 10. ...

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    • Phil Spector is Divorcing

      Harvey Phillip “Phil” Spector is a record producer, musician, song writer and convicted murderer. He is known worldwide for his “wall of sound” form music in the early 1960s and his influence on many ...

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    • California's New Pet Custody Law

      Beginning on January 1, 2019, a new family law code will go into effect changing the way courts look at family pets. Currently, California courts recognize pets as property, and when a couple ...

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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 ...

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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 and roll ...

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    • When Spousal Support Agreements Cannot be Changed

      Wife [W] and Husband [H] married on January 31, 2004. They separated on February 1, 2013, and their divorce became final on December 2, 2013. W and H did not go through the divorce process with the ...

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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 Reagan. The ...

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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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