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Michael C. Peterson Named As a 2017 Super Lawyers "Rising Star"!!!

Michael C. Peterson, CFLS, Named As a 2017 Super Lawyers™ Rising Star! I am so pleased and proud to announce that Michael Peterson has received the honor of being named as a Thomson Reuters ...
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Marriage of Sagonowsky | Family Code 271 Sanctions Limited to Awards For Attorney Fees and Costs | Try CCP Section 128.5!

Family Code Section 271 Only Authorizes Trial Courts to Issue Sanctions' Awards in the Form of Attorney Fees and Costs, and Not General Damages for the Consequences of Alleged Misconduct We've ...
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Michael C. Peterson Appointed Chair of the Desert Bar Association's Family Law Section for 2017!

Michael C. Peterson, CFLS, Appointed As Chair of the Desert Bar Association's Family Law Section for 2017 We are honored to announce that Mike Peterson was appointed this month as the Chair of the ...
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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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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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Navigating the Minefields of Divorce From a Narcissist - One Path Out of the Swath of Destruction!

"Will I Ever Be Free of You? How to Navigate a High-Conflict Divorce from a Narcissist, and Heal Your Family " by Karyl McBride Ph.D A Book Review by Thurman W. Arnold, III CFLS "Help! ...
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Attorneys Who ADVERTISE Service As A Temporary Judge Violate Judicial Ethics

"Pro Tem" Attorneys Who Advertise Their Service As Temporary Judges Violate the California Code of Judicial Ethics ! If everybody does it, it cannot be wrong. Right? Wrong. Many lawyers who ...
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Announcing The Enlightened Divorce Blog Roster of TOP CALIFORNIA FAMILY LAWYERS!

Announcing The Enlightened Divorce Blog™ Roster and Directory of California's Top Family Law Attorneys! We are grateful that the Enlightened Divorce Blog™ is about to enter its sixth ...
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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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Marriage of Boblitt Reversed by Legislative Action - Welcome to New Family Code Section 218

I've spoken with a number of you by email about the chilling effect that Marriage of Boblitt had on post-judgment discovery, and am pleased to announce that Jerry Brown has signed into emergency ...
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I Am Recently Divorced, and Didn't Handle Our Marital Finances. Can You Give Me Any INVESTMENT ADVICE and What About GOLD?

Q. I divorced last April, and received a significant amount of money in our divorce settlement. I have two daughters, ages 15 and 19. What are your thoughts about investing the money that was my share ...
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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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"Divorce Corp" - Dr. Drew's New "Documentary" - Divorce Trance and Fantasy

"Divorce Corp": Dr. Drew's Take of Divorce Trance I've reviewed You-Tube snippets of Dr. Drew's new documentary entitled " Divorce Corp ", but not the movie itself ...
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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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Brilliant Article About Thurman Arnold (Sr.) In August 2013 Washinton Monthly

Here's a link to a brilliant article (of course I would say that) by iconoclastic jounalist Barry C. Lynn about my grandfather's continuing legacy and how it facilitated the economic flowering ...
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Marriage of Kahn - Self-Represented Parties, Discovery Sanctions and Indio Divorce Attorneys

Marriage of Kahn (2013) 215 Cal.App.4th 1113 - Don't Think You Can Get Away With Discovery Game Playing By Becoming Self-Represented! Or "How to Avoid Divorce Trance for Lawyers Who Represent ...
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Jack Russells and Myasthenia Gravis and Aspirational Pneumonia - One Puppy Dad's Experience

A Tail of One Sick Puppy Dog, "Jake" the Jack Russell Terrier and Observations of His Owner - Myasthenia Gravis! by TWA So, I've just come off the week from Hell and in this Facebook, ...
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Indio Family Court Comm. Gregory Olson | Riverside County Family Law Judges

This is reprinted from an interview for the March, 2013 Desert Bar Associations monthly Family Law Section newsletter. The link to the issue itself is at the bottom of the page. FLS COMMUNITY ...
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"Thank You For Leaving Me," by Farhana Dhalla

Thank You For Leaving Me! by Farhana Dhalla I recently received the second edition of Farhana Dhalla's book entitled Thank you for Leaving Me - Finding Divinity in Divorce. I first bumped into Farhana ...
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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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In Re DRAKE M.: Marijuana Use Is Not Necessarily Abuse

GUEST BLOG! Pot: Lawful Use is Not Necessarily Abuse by Mark D. Gershenson, Esq. Marijuana has been in the news quite a bit lately. Voters in the states of Colorado and Washington voted last month to ...
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Thurman Arnold to Present November, 2012 Workshop to the California Legal Secretaries, Inc. Organization

Thurman Arnold to Speak at the California Legal Secretaries' November, 2012 Convention We are pleased to announce that Mr. Arnold has agreed to give a presentation entitled "The Emotional and ...
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