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How Oppose Illegal Video or Audio Recordings in DV and Other Family Law Proceedings?

What to Do With Illegally Obtained Recordings in Domestic Violence and Other Family Law Situations Over the years I've seen a lot of attempted over-reaches by parties to family law cases. One is ...
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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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Fire Captain Has Fluctuating Income Where Fire Season Pays Higher Wages, But Court is Averaging OT Into His Yearly Income.

Q. My son who is a fire captain is going through a divorce/custody dispute. The problem is that during the summer months/fire season he works overtime. June-Sept. However, does not work significant ...
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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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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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"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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Divorce and Family Law HORROR STORIES - How the System Is Broken! SHARE Yours With Us?

Share Your Family Law Horror Story ? I want to thank all of you who write me about the difficult circumstances and horror stories surrounding your divorce and other family law matters, both in and out ...
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FAMILY LAW SANCTIONS and DUE PROCESS: Santa Barbara Trial Court Reversed in IRMO DURIS

Visitors to my websites know that I am biased in favor of mediation, believing that parties to litigation involving their family should opt to resolve their disputes themselves rather than undertake ...
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IS LEGISLATION NEEDED To Redefine "GROSS INCOME" Under Family Code Section 4085?

Q. I have a question about proposing legislation to fill a loophole in the Family Code section 4058 definition of gross income, as it relates to net ERISA disability benefits. Under Family Code ...
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