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Family Law Section of the Desert Bar Association September, 2017 Newsletter!

Greetings All: I know that we at the EnlightenedDivorceBlog™ have been derelict in sharing new materials and family law analyses for some months now, and also in responding to emails. We so ...
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What Are the 2017 Revisions to the California Family Code?

The 2017 Updates to the California Family Code It's that time again. Each year we like to provide you a head's up as to the legislative additions and changes to the Family Code pertaining to ...
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Thurman W. Arnold, III, CFLS Inducted As A Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML)

Thurman W. Arnold, III, CFLS Inducted As A Fellow into the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers We are pleased to announce that Thurman Arnold III CFLS has been inducted into the American Academy ...
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The Date of Separation Wars Continue - Will New Family Code Section 70 Abrogate Marriage of Davis?

The Uncertain Landscape of Date of Separation in California Divorce - New Family Code Section 70 My colleague, attorney David C. Stone of Anaheim, recently brought to my attention Senate Bill 1255 ...
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Magnitude 8.1 Earthquake Rocks California Laws Governing Date of Separation - Meet Marriage of Davis!

California Divorce Laws Rocked by Seismic Shift In Defining Date of Separation ! Marriage of Davis (7/20/15) [Click to Read] By T.W. Arnold III, CFLS In what is possibly its most shocking family law ...
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Congratulations to Michael C. Peterson, Who Is Now a Certified Family Law Specialist!

Michael C. Peterson Is Now a Certified Family Law Specialist! I am verrrry pleased to announce that we received notice today that our associate attorney, and soon to be partner in the Arnold Law Firm, ...
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Discreet California DIVORCE ANALYSIS Consults for Mediators and Out-of-State Attorneys

California Family Law Consults for Lawyers and Non-Lawyer Mediators I have for a number of years made myself available to provide detailed second legal opinions involving a wide range of California ...
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Thurman Arnold III Named As A 2015 California Superlawyer for Divorce and Family Law!

Thurman W. Arnold Is Named As A 2015 SuperLawyer ! We are pleased and proud to announce that Thurman W. Arnold, III, has just been selected as a 2015 Southern California Family Law and Divorce ...
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2015 AMENDMENTS To Family Code: The Obsolescence of a "HUSBAND" and "WIFE"

Gender Neutrality and Same-Sex Equality: The California Family Code Becomes Politically and Psychologically Correct in 2015 ! With a stroke of his pen on July 7, 2014, Governor Gerry Brown signed a ...
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TIME TO VOTE THE ENLIGHTENED DIVORCE BLAWG ONE OF THE BEST IN THE UNITED STATES!

Greetings Dear Readers: Every year the American Bar Association takes votes for the top 100 Legal Blogs/Blawgs in the United States. Each year past, I've only noticed that the voting has opened ...
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Donald Sterling and His Wife Rochelle: The L.A. Clippers, Racism, and a Grounded Application of California Family Law Principles

Donald and Rochelle Sterling, the LA Clippers, and California Family Law: A Statutory Analysis of Their Looming Divorce By: Michael C. Peterson, Esq. The Background Everyone who watches the networks ...
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Attorney MICHAEL C. PETERSON PASSES the CERTIFIED FAMILY LAW SPECIALIST EXAMINATION!

Palm Springs Divorce and Family Law Attorney Michael C. Peterson Passes the 2013 Certified Family Law Specialist's Examination!!! We are so very proud and pleased to announce that Arnold Law ...
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We Are Proud to Be One of the BEST DIVORCE WEBSITES On the Web!

The EnlightenedDivorceBlog™ Strives to Be the Most Relevant Divorce and Family Law Related Website on the Internet! I want to share with our readers something major that we've begun to ...
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Thurman Arnold, III, to Co-Present National Family Law Webinar on Family Law Evidence Rules

Dear Enlightened Divorce Blog™ Reader and Colleagues (Get CLE Credits!): I am pleased to announce that I will be speaking in an upcoming Strafford live webinar, "Evidentiary Challenges in ...
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Family Law ADVOCACY TIPS For Lawyers and Self-Represented Parties: The 80-20 Principle!

The 80-20 Principle and Tips For Drafting Pleadings and Making Better Presentations In Family Court I had the honor to participate recently in a workshop for the Family Law Section of the Desert Bar ...
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RECURRING GIFTS From Parents May Be "INCOME" For Purposes of Determining Need for ATTORNEY FEES!

Family Gifts to the Other Party Can Be a Source for Your Own Attorney Fees As I have been trumpeting now for months, the appellate courts are actively attempting to control and limit family law ...
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San Diego Trial Court REVERSED (Again) in MOVE-AWAY Case

Parental Relocations and Move-Away Cases In response to a recent article I posted about the case of F.T. vs. L.J., the mother of the Mother in Mark T. vs. Jaime Z. submitted a comment about a new ...
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San Diego Trial Court REVERSED for Failing to Exercise An "INFORMED DISCRETION" in Refusing to Permit Sole Legal Custody Father Who Had PRIMARY PHYSICAL CUSTODY to MOVE OUT OF STATE

San Diego County Move-Away Cases F.T. vs. L.J. (2011) 194 Cal.App.4th 1 On April 6, 2011, the California Fourth Appellate District, Division One, in a strongly (and painfully) worded opinion reversed ...
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Ontario, Canada Trial Court Finds PARENTAL ALIENATION - An Example of How Not To Behave!

A Cautionary Tale : How Not to Run Your Separation and Custody Battle Los Angeles Family Law Mediator Forrest S. Mosten recently shared this newsworthy trial court opinion with me, and it is making ...
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ATTORNEY FEES In CUSTODY Cases: 2011 Family Code Amendments

2011 Family Code Changes Affecting Attorney Fee Requests Along with other changes to the California Family Code brought about by the Elkins Committee's recommendations, Family Code section 3121 ...
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ELKINS and New FAMILY CODE SECTION 217: How It AFFECTS YOU!

Elkins and Live-Witness Testimony The most important new rule in decades affecting the experience of California Family Law litigants is set to be unleashed on January 1, 2011. It promises a radical ...
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