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Pet Custody Attorney

You Can Love Your Pet, But You Can’t “Love” Your Pet

As a matter of common sense, and as a matter of law, having sex with your pet is a bad idea. Sexual intercourse with an animal, it turns out, is a crime, which does affect your custody and visitation rights....

December 10, 2019
Spousal Abuse

Dependent adults can be especially vulnerable to abuse

On behalf of Hartley, Maxwell & Castellano - Attorneys at Law on Sunday, March 31, 2019. Adults who depend on caregivers in order to have a good quality of life can be physically dependent, emotionally dependent, or both. With dependence...

March 31, 2019
Domestic Violence

New Domestic Violence Statutes – Effect on Support, Custody & Property Rights, Part 2 of 3

By Carla Hartley of Hartley, Maxwell & Castellano - Attorneys at Law posted in Domestic Violence on Thursday, March 28, 2019. As stated in the first installment on this topic, new laws went into effect in California on January 1,...

March 28, 2019
Expert Vitness in Divorce

Using an expert witness in divorce

On behalf of Hartley, Maxwell & Castellano - Attorneys at Law posted in divorce on Wednesday, March 27, 2019. Every divorce is as unique as the people involved. Some will be business-like with few areas of disagreement, while others will...

March 27, 2019
Family Law Issues

Legal Treatment of Frozen Embryos upon Dissolution. Part 2 of 6

  On behalf of Hartley, Maxwell & Castellano - Attorneys at Law posted in Artificial Insemination on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. Thanks to R. Benjamin Vojtik, asscoiate attorney, for his excellent research into the legal treatment of frozen embryos upon...

March 20, 2019

5 tips to break the divorce news to the kids

  On behalf of Hartley, Maxwell & Castellano - Attorneys at Law on Saturday, March 16, 2019. Telling the children about the divorce is the one thing that you dread. You know that it may upset them. You know that...

March 16, 2019
Spousal Abuse

Johnny Depp sues ex-wife for $50M in defamation case

On behalf of Hartley, Maxwell & Castellano - Attorneys at Law posted in Domestic Violence on Friday, March 15, 2019. Actors Johnny Depp and ex-wife Amber Heard were married in a secret ceremony in 2015, but their 2016 separation grabbed...

March 15, 2019
reasons to terminate parental rights

Adoption and termination of parental rights

On behalf of Hartley, Maxwell & Castellano - Attorneys at Law posted in child custody on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. It is common for adoptive parents to secure the agreement and signature of the birthparent. By doing this, the birthparent...

March 12, 2019
step parent adoption california

Courts are extending visitation rights to stepparents and extended family

By Carla Hartley of Hartley, Maxwell & Castellano - Attorneys at Law on Friday, March 8, 2019. Several years ago I had a client - who, of course, shall remain nameless. He considered himself the father of two girls. His...

March 8, 2019
Expert Vitness in Divorce

Confidentiality of mediation; an alternative to tradition

  On behalf of Hartley, Maxwell & Castellano - Attorneys at Law posted in divorce on Friday, March 8, 2019. Mediation is an increasingly popular format for couples who wish to file for divorce. There are several benefits that stem...

March 8, 2019