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Arlene D. Kock

CustodyFamily Law
May 3, 2022

Child Custody & Court Conduct

For those who decide to take their child custody issues to court, there are a number of formalities and local court rules that must be followed throughout the proceedings. In…
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CustodyFamily Law
April 17, 2022

Opinion: Even at its best, co-parenting is the worst

This article was first published in the Washington Post. Tracy Moore is a writer in Los Angeles. When my daughter entered sixth grade, my sister gifted them an Apple Watch.…
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COVID-19Family Law
April 5, 2022

Family Law Courts & the New COVID Universe

The world as we knew it changed in March 2020. During that time in history, everything shut down, including the courts. COVID was raging, and there were no protections from…
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CustodyFamily Law
March 2, 2022

Duty to Disclose

As a married person or a registered domestic partner, you’re entitled to a high standard of care in sharing information pertaining to your property and finances. In California, this responsibility…
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COVID-19 News
January 30, 2022

The next normal: States will recognize multiparent families

This legal change will make children’s lives more stable, not less. We’ve all spent the past year thinking about the “return to normalcy” in the wake of the pandemic. But…
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Family Law
January 6, 2022

Confessions of a Family Court Judge

Interesting insights from a family law judge from New Zealand. A lot of the principals she talks about apply in spirit to family court policy in California, in trying to…
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COVID-19
December 23, 2021

I Was Newly Divorced When COVID Hit. As Omicron Surges, Here’s How To Help Those Who Feel Alone.

"With many households now debating their holiday plans, a large number of people will face the prospect of yet another holiday season on their own." “You’re free to go,” the…
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CustodyDivorceFamily Law
December 4, 2021

Family Life Post-Divorce

Family life post-divorce is not without its challenges, and a pertinent issue during the holiday season is the custody arrangement. When Christmas, Thanksgiving, birthdays, or school vacations are approaching, parents…
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CustodyFamily Law
November 2, 2021

Holiday Planning Visitation & Timeshare

As the end of the year rapidly approaches, parents are faced with planning visitation and timeshare that is appropriate for the children’s holiday break. The realities of COVID-19 have completely…
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COVID-19 News
November 1, 2021

Contra Costa Prepares To Vaccinate Children 5-11: What To Know

Contra Costa County Health Services expects to receive about 20,000 doses of the pediatric vaccine early this week. Here's what to know. Thousands of pediatric doses of Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine…
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