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Pointers for STEP-PARENTS (and Other "Non" Parents) Seeking Visitation With Their (Step) Children!

Stepparents and California Family Law: Issues and Pointers by Michael C. Peterson, Esq. Introduction and Personal Bias: Best Interests of Kids! Current statistics declare that more than half of all ...
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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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"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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FORGIVING and Divorce: Applying the Forgiveness Principles Espoused By Robert Enright, Ph.D

" The Forgiving Life, " by Robert D. Enright, Ph.D Robert D. Enright, Ph.D, has a mission. He is one of the leading 'forgiveness warriors ' of our times. He has recently published "The ...
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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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2nd Appellate District Severely Limits GRANDPARENT VISITATION Under Family Code Section 3102

Rich v. Thatcher (2011) 200 Cal.App.4th 1176 In what reads to me to be a myopic opinion, Justice Yegan of Division Six of the Second Appellate District has declared that biological grandparents have a ...
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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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ELLEN KELLNER'S CO-PARENTING BOOK Inspired Me: How Can I Get My Ex Into Counseling?

Q. I found Ellen Kellner's book " The Pro Child Way, Parenting With An Ex " on your website some weeks ago, and ordered it from Amazon.com. I have been eagerly reading it, especially because ...
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New Family Code Section 3042 - Will It Serve to Accelerate the GENDER CUSTODY WARS?

Child Testimony Concerning Parental Preference AB 1090, sponsored by Assemblywoman Fiona Ma, becomes law on January 1, 2011 as revised Family Code section 3042. It directs courts to allow children age ...
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Can My CHILDREN TESTIFY About Their PARENT PREFERENCE in Our Custody Case?

Q. We have a hearing coming up before the Christmas holidays over custody and visitation issues. I believe my children should testify in court about their father's living conditions, as well as ...
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What STANDARDS Are JUDGES Likely to APPLY When A REQUEST FOR CHILD TESTIMONY Is Made?

Q. I have heard that children will be able to decide which parent they want to live with in 2011, is this true? A. No. However, at certain ages their input may become more important to courts in ...
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JAKE ARNOLD Turns SIX!

The Lost and the Found [One Attorney's Path to Redemption] __________ Unconditional love is something we humans yearn for, but just endlessly. The difficulties of relationship break up prove this to ...
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Proposed Text for a new diagnosis of PARENTAL ALIENATION in the DSM-V

The following text was taken from the AFCC materials provided in Denver. The DSM-V has not been adopted, nor is there any agreement that the following diagnosis should be added. Ultimately it was not ...
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Announcing the Opening of DESERT FAMILY MEDIATION SERVICES!

To our honored visitors: We are excited to give you advance notice that the first family law mediation center in the Coachella Valley is opening its offices in Palm Springs on June 15, 2010. Our hope ...
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Overcoming PARENTING CONFLICTS With OURFAMILYWIZARD.COM

Overcoming PARENTING CONFLICTS with OurFamilyWizard Visitation and parenting exchange disputes often occur simply because of confusion or poor communication skills between parents, but they can be ...
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