Year: 2015

Child Support Lawyers

When are Parents Required to Support Adult Children?

The number of children diagnosed with autism and related disorders has grown at what many call an alarming rate. In the 1970s and 1980s, about one out of every 2,000 children was diagnosed as autistic. Today, the Centers for Disease...

December 7, 2015
Family Law

Securing Client Information in an Electronic Environment. Part 1 of 2.

Today I am going to discuss electronic security as it applies to law firms. This is important information for both counsel and client: if you are a client, your privacy is at risk if your attorney is not honoring his...

November 29, 2015
Family Law

There’s No More “Lifestyle to Which You’ve Become Accustomed.”

It amazes me, in this day and age, to hear so many women clinging to the belief that their future ex-husband must support them in the lifestyle to which they have become accustomed. While not precisely an urban myth, for...

November 21, 2015
Family Law

A Box of Cheerios

In the midst of all the news - the awful tragedies in Paris and Lebanon, the Republican and Democratic debates, the national debt, and so forth - I don't feel like writing about the law tonight. Tonight I am thinking...

November 15, 2015
Child Support Lawyers

Can Parents Be Required to Support Their Adult Children?

Under California Family Code Section 3910, the short answer is, "Yes." However, there are a number of conditions which must be met before any California Trial Court can order a parent to support an adult child.The statute reads:"The father and...

November 7, 2015
Expert Vitness in Divorce

Elder Abuse – A Rapidly Growing Societal Problem. Part 2 of 2.

Warning Signs of Elder Abuse While one sign does not necessarily indicate abuse, some tell-tale signs that there could be a problem are: Bruises, pressure marks, broken bones, abrasions, and burns may be an indication of physical abuse, neglect, or...

November 1, 2015
Grandparents Visitation Rights

New State Bar Opinion Requiring Attorney Competence for E-Discovery.

The cost of litigation may have just increased dramatically in cases involving ESI. The State Bar Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct issued Opinion 2015-193 on September 11, 2015. This opinion evolved out of a corporate attorney relying on...

October 31, 2015
Family Law

Elder Abuse – A Rapidly Growing Societal Problem

Each year hundreds of thousands of older persons are abused, neglected, and exploited. Many victims are people who are older, frail, and vulnerable, cannot help themselves, and depend on others to meet their most basic needs. Abusers of older adults...

October 24, 2015
Grandparents Visitation Rights

Grandparents’ Visitation Rights in California

According to California Family Code sections 3100 through 3105, a grandparent can ask the court for reasonable visitation with a grandchild. There is a twofold test grandparents must pass with the court to get reasonable visitation with a grandchild. First,...

October 17, 2015
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Legal Treatment of Frozen Embryos Upon Dissolution. Part 6 of 6.

Which Approach is California Most Likely to Adopt? Hecht v. Superior Court (1993) 16 Cal.App.4th 836, and In re Estate of Kievernagel (2008) 166 Cal.App.4th 1024, California cases discussed in Part 2 of 5 of this series, suggest that the...

October 10, 2015