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Family Law

CustodyFamily Law
November 9, 2017

Move Away Cases and the Standard for Analysis

Maintaining stability and continuity in the child’s life: The Court will look at the timeshare percentage in the current custody order, evaluate how much time the child actually spends with…
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DivorceFamily Law
November 7, 2017

Toxic Fighting in Front of the Kids: The Consequences

In 38 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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DivorceFamily Law
July 18, 2015

Four Principles Leading to a Successful Divorce

Years of experience in the field of family law have helped me understand the key essentials of what a client needs to know when embarking upon their divorce journey. I…
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DivorceFamily Law
July 8, 2015

Five Divorce Myths

In answering questions for many clients considering divorce, I found there are a number of myths that need to be dispelled about the divorce process and the justifications for seeking…
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CustodyFamily Law
July 8, 2015

New Article: 5 Things You Need to Know About Child Visitation

Developing parenting plans, also know as child visitation orders, is an art and a science. You must create an order that is tailored to the complexities of your life as…
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Family Law
May 15, 2014

Cohabitation with Another Person and Its Impact on Spousal Support

The supported party's cohabitation with a person of the opposite sex gives rise to a rebuttable presumption affecting the burden of proof of decreased need for spousal support. FC §…
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BlogCustodyFamily Law
March 24, 2013

Abusive Spouses May Lose Their Right to Receive Spousal Support

Family Code section 4325 permits a judge to deny a spousal support award to an abusive spouse. A recent appellate court case addressing the issue determined that this rule also…
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BlogFamily Law
February 18, 2013

California SB 1476: Can a child have more than two legally recognized parents?

In February 2012, State Sen. Mark Leno (D San Francisco) introduced SB 1476, a bill that would have permitted family court judges to recognize more than two legal parents in…
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BlogFamily LawLegislation
August 31, 2012

Should a Child Have 3 or More Parents?

California's Legislature Decides According to KQED News Fix: "A bill in the California Legislature would allow one child to have more than two parents." The rationale behind the bill: to…
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