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July 22, 2022
Alternative to Family Court: Arbitration

Arbitration is sometimes a more effective alternative to court action for family disputes. Using alternative dispute resolution approaches, such as arbitration might help resolve problems that a family court judge would otherwise handle. Instead of having to appear in court, spouses or ex-spouses may utilize the arbitration procedure. Many individuals feel that less adversarial outcomes […]

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July 15, 2022
Is Residential Custody the Same as Sole Custody?

If you're a parent going through a divorce, you may wonder what kind of custody arrangement is best for your children. One option you may consider is residential custody, but you may not be sure what that entails. So, Are Residential and Sole Custody the Same? The short answer is no. Residential custody, also known […]

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July 8, 2022
What is Sole Custody?

When you're seeking custody of your children, there's more to it than just filing papers. You need an experienced lawyer on your side to make sure you understand all the legal jargon and know the next steps to take that will be in your best interest. There are different custody; you should know the difference […]

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July 1, 2022
Contempt of Court in Family Law

You've likely come across the phrase "contempt of court" on your preferred legal drama or daytime judge program. It's an important legal issue, and it's important to be aware of what it entails. When someone faces contempt, their behavior has been deemed disrespectful in court, and they have deliberately defied court orders. In general, contempt […]

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June 24, 2022
How to Get Dog Custody in CA

Dog Custody Lawyers Might be the Answer Whether you're getting a divorce or simply moving out of your current home, one of the most difficult decisions to make is what to do with your dogs. In California, there are a few things to consider when it comes to the custody of dogs.  Here's what you […]

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June 17, 2022
What is a Default Hearing?

What is a default hearing in family court? There are some situations where one party fails or refuses to participate during the case. A situation like this is common during a domestic relations law related to other types of practices. Multiple reasons for lack of participation occur. Courts will address the lack of involvement. What […]

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June 10, 2022
Who gets the house in a Divorce

In a divorce, who gets the house? When a couple divorces in California, one of the first things they need to figure out is who will keep the house. Dividing up property can be complicated, and it's important to understand all of your options before deciding. If you're considering divorce, here are a few things […]

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June 3, 2022
Consequences of Marriage Abandonment

What is Marriage Abandonment? The consequences of Marriage Abandonment could potentially leave you in a tough spot. Marriage can be a bumpy road for some. Sometimes a relationship hits a point where problems arise, communication breaks down, and the urge to walk away can feel intense. Ultimately, if your spouse walks away from your marriage, […]

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April 15, 2022
Phillip Hoffman: What can we learn from this tragedy?

Focused on the Heroine It has been widely publicized over the last few days, that the talented actor and director Philip Seymour Hoffman died of an apparent drug (heroin) overdose in his New York apartment three days ago on February 2nd, 2014. Like many of you, I was shocked by this, having just watched him […]

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April 15, 2022
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For purposes of a state constitutional speedy trial analysis, no presumption of prejudice arises from the delay after the filing of the complaint and before an arrest or formal accusation by indictment or information; rather, the defendant seeking dismissal must affirmatively demonstrate prejudice. However, when the issue of a violation of a statutory time limit […]

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