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  • Cocaine Use Does Not Belong in the Family Home
    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
    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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