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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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  • Going Above and Beyond to Protect the Children
    Going Above and Beyond to Protect the Children

    In March of 2014, San Francisco police officers encountered Mother [M] walking aimlessly throughout the city with her two children, a son [S1] t and a daughter [D1] then ages 6 and 3. They had been ...

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  • New Domestic Partnership Laws in California for 2019
    New Domestic Partnership Laws in California for 2019

    On Tuesday, July 31, 2019, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a law allowing opposite-sex couples under the age of 62 to register as domestic partners. The bill was authored by San Francisco ...

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