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COVID-19 Court UpdatesFamily Law
January 10, 2023

How Court Limitations Impede Case Resolution

One of the things that I have learned after 40+ years of practicing family law is the importance of attempting to get the parties to appreciate the wisdom on resolving…
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COVID-19 Court UpdatesFamily Law
January 5, 2023

Access to the Family Law Courts: It’s Complicated

Since March 2020, we’ve all been deeply affected by the restrictions on daily activity resulting from COVID-19. Social distancing and health precautions have also affected the courts. Specifically, family law…
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Divorce
December 6, 2022

Family Life Post Divorce 2022

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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DivorceFamily Law
October 4, 2022

3 Divorce Myths 2022

In answering questions for many clients considering divorce, I found there are a number of myths that need to be dispelled. This article is an attempt to address some key…
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Custody
September 5, 2022

How to Avoid Conflict: Back to School… The Right Way (2022)

Divorced parents can avoid conflict by planning ahead for back-to-school and special events, vacations, birthdays and other activities. Such planning is important for parents and children alike because it creates…
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Divorce
August 3, 2022

Starting a Divorce in 2022

Litigants who wish to terminate a marriage in California must serve paperwork, called a petition and summons, on their spouse. The paperwork must be filed with the court before it…
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CustodyDivorce
July 6, 2022

Toxic Fighting in Front of the Kids: The Consequences

In 42 years of practicing law, I’ve encountered many examples of toxic conflict between parents and have witnessed the negative impact that it has on their children. Toxic fighting consists…
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CustodyFamily Law
June 2, 2022

Summer Visitation Do’s & Don’ts

As the end of the school year rapidly approaches, parents are faced with planning visitation and timeshare that is appropriate for their children’s summer break. Here are three DO’S and…
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