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Blog Posts in August, 2013

  • In an earlier post concerning child custody jurisdiction, we talked about California’s adoption of the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (“UCCJEA”), which provides for jurisdiction in child custody proceedings. However, even though the family law court in California may have jurisdiction to hear your child custody case, it’s also possible for the court ...
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  • When a parent interferes with or prevents the other parent from having visitations with a child, the noncustodial parent (“obligor” or person who owes a duty of support) is required to continue paying child support. Even though a custodial parent may be interfering with child visitations, a noncustodial parent cannot use parental interference as a defense to paying their own child ...
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  • What Is the UCCJEA?

    || 19-Aug-2013

    What is the UCCJEA? How will a family law court determine California has authority (“jurisdiction”) over your Los Angeles child custody dispute? The legal framework for a family law court to determine if it has authority to hear a child custody dispute involving parties in interested states or foreign countries can be found in the California’s Uniform Child Custody and ...
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  • Using Social Media During Your Los Angeles Divorce

    || 16-Aug-2013

    In a study published by the University of Birmingham, we learned this week that information sharing on Facebook could end some relationships. The use of Facebook, Twitter, and other social media has clearly changed the way we communicate with each other. I just spent this morning posting the latest happenings on the Baby Veronica Custody Case on Facebook and Twitter. Social media has not only ...
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  • Baby Veronica Custody Battle Continues

    || 16-Aug-2013

    It appears a custody hearing involving Baby Veronica has ended at the Cherokee County family law courthouse in Oklahoma earlier today. As a family law attorney, this is just one of those cases where you know there can be no clear winner or loser for either family involved. In the end, it’s not about winning and loosing and all you can really hope for is that each family thinks long and hard ...
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