Month: August 2015

Expert Vitness in Divorce

New Developments Under the DVPA – Part 2 of 2

Though the findings in Evilsizor v Sweeney, as discussed last week in New Developments Under the Law (Part 1 of 2), concern me greatly, I find myself in accord with the recent decision made by the 2nd Appellate District Court,...

August 26, 2015
Family Law

New Developments Under the DVPA – Part 1 of 2

In Marriage of Evilsizor v. Sweeney (2015) 237 Cal.App.4th 1416, the 1st Appellate District Court extended the Domestic Violence Protection Act just a bit farther than I think it should have gone, and this may have long-lasting results in our...

August 17, 2015
Think Before you Drink

Think Before You Drink.

The knee-jerk argument that a parent has a "constitutional right" to drink alcohol seems to appear on my event horizon about once every other month.  Most commonly, this is an affirmative assertion heard from opposing party as part of a...

August 8, 2015
Grandparents Visitation Rights

My Professorial Experience

I had the great pleasure and privilege of teaching the Advanced Legal Writing Course at our local law school* this summer.  The term just ended, and I am girding myself to take on the task of grading the final assignments.   At...

August 1, 2015