How social media could hurt your child custody case

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Social media has become a place for everyone to talk about the goings on in their life and the lives of others. Without considering consequence, we 'like' certain pages, engage…

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An Incredible Arrogance

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I have been giving a great deal of thought to some words of purported wisdom that I heard from another attorney a few weeks ago. She in her turn claimed…

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A Letter from My Father

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My Dad is opposed to using the internet to communicate; he also refuses to own a smart phone, and considers texting a part of the internet.  We do, however, communicate…

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What Not to Wear… to Court.

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I am often appalled by the outfits I see women wearing to various courthouses in Southern California. Not just to pay a bill at the traffic window, but to actually…

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Punishing the Victim.

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One of the most rewarding aspects of practicing law is helping people who need and deserve assistance. At times, however, our legal system can feel more like a barrier than…

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No More Drinking, No More Drugs…

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It is always good to remind ourselves that the words we use in pleadings filed with the Court are very, very important. What you tell your Family Court Services mediator…

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Who’s the Daddy? Part 5.

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A man unrelated by blood or marriage to a child can assert a claim of paternity to that child under certain circumstances. In Family Code Section 7611(d) we find a…

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Who’s the Daddy? Part 4.

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We've looked at the primary three scenarios for establishing paternity, or parentage, of a child when the child is conceived, as we termed it, "the old fashioned way."Now we will…

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Who’s The Daddy? Part 3.

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We've dealt with the parentage scenario in which a woman was involved with a man to whom she was not married, but with whom she was living, while involved with…

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Who’s The Daddy? Part 2.

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It may seem that I am going to spend a little too much time on this subject, but I think it is important for men to know their rights -…

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