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  • Autism Spectrum and Conservatorship
    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
    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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  • When California Should Take Jurisdiction over a Foreign Country
    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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  • His Bankruptcy Will Not Discharge His Debt to Her
    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 have ...

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  • California's New Pet Custody Law
    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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  • Me Too Goes Forward for Sexual Harassment Prevention
    Me Too Goes Forward for Sexual Harassment Prevention

    In the summer of 2017, journalist Ronan Farrow published an published an article in the New Yorker magazine regarding sexual harassment allegations regarding movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. That article ...

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