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2014 Legislative Changes and Amendments to the CA Family Code

Q. What are the most important 2014 changes and revisions to the California Family Law Act? 2014 Legislative Changes/Amendments to the California Family Code 2013 was definitely a boring year in terms ...
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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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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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What does it mean that a judge has ordered a 730 EVALUATION in my custody case?

Q. My ex wife and I are fighting over custody of our three children. The judge decided to appoint a psychologist to interview us all. How does this affect me and my case? What Are 730 Evaluations? In ...
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What does a VOLUNTARY DECLARATION OF PATERNITY (VDOP) do in California?

Q. My ex girlfriend gave birth to our son three years ago. I was at the hospital and signed a document they handed me that said I was the father. We never married. We lived together for another year, ...
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OVERVIEW OF CUSTODY APPLICATIONS AND PROCEDURES in California

There are numerous types of situations that may involve custody determinations between parents and even nonparents (although nonparents typically need to be joined into the action since they are not ...
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How is TEMPORARY SPOUSAL SUPPORT Determined in California?

Q. How is temporary spousal support calculated in California? Temporary "Pendente Lite" Spousal Support Awards in CA Divorce In order to be entitled to spousal support, parties must be ...
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My girlfriend is due to have a baby next month. I am not sure if it mine. What do I do?

Q. My girlfriend is having a baby in September, but I don't know if I am the dad. A friend told me that I need to be careful because if I go to the hospital with her when she has the baby, I will ...
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