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  • Determining Marital Separation in California
    Determining Marital Separation in California

    In 1986 Husband [H] married Wife [W]. In May of 2012, after 26 years of marriage, H moved out of the family home with his personal possessions. He rented an apartment nearby, and occasionally ...

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  • Immigration Fraud May Not Be Marriage Fraud
    Immigration Fraud May Not Be Marriage Fraud

    Wife [W] met Husband [H] through an online dating site. W is an American citizen living in California. H is a Jamaican citizen. After a few months of online communications, W flew to Jamaica to meet ...

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  • Facebook and the Use of Due Diligence to Find Parents
    Facebook and the Use of Due Diligence to Find Parents

    In July of 2001, Father’s [F] eldest three children were subjects of a dependency petition, but sadly, in September of 2002, family reunification services were terminated because of the parents’ ...

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  • When Methamphetamine Use Did Not Harm the Child
    When Methamphetamine Use Did Not Harm the Child

    Child [C] lived with her Uncle [U] and a friend of his [F]. U had full custody of C. In 2013, when C was three years old, the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services [Department] ...

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  • Different Results Under the Family Code and Welfare & Institutions Code Regarding Domestic Violence
    Different Results Under the Family Code and Welfare & Institutions Code Regarding Domestic Violence

    Mother [M] has two sons – half siblings – S1 born in 2012, and S2 born in 2014. F1 is the father of S1. M became involved with the Los Angeles County Department of Family and child Services ...

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  • Sexual Assaulting Your Child Will Revoke Your Visitation Rights
    Sexual Assaulting Your Child Will Revoke Your Visitation Rights

    Mother [M] and father [F] periodically lived together for many years, but never married. In November of 2005, M gave birth to their first child, a daughter [D] In October of 2007, D (at 23 months of ...

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