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Blog Posts in January, 2013

  • Residency Requirements for a California Divorce

    || 28-Jan-2013

    Fundamentals of the Divorce Process There are residency requirements for a California divorce (“marital dissolution” in California). In order to file for dissolution of marriage in California, one of the spouses must have: Lived in California for at least six (6) months, and Lived in the county where the case will be filed for three (3) months before the filing of the petition. There ...
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  • Indian Child Welfare Act

    || 17-Jan-2013

    High Court to Hear ICWA Adoption Case The U.S. Supreme Court is going to hear a case involving the right of non-Native parents to adopt a Native American child. In order for the Court to make its decision, the Court will have to examine and interpret the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 (more commonly referred to as “ICWA”). Either way, the decision is a difficult one for any Court to ...
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  • "Our Children First" - L.A. Superior Court Announces New Mediation Program Family Court Services at the Los Angeles Superior Court has announced a new on-line mediation orientation program that is intended to satisfy the Court’s requirement for parents to complete mediation when custody and visitations are at issue in your case. Contact one of our Los Angeles divorce lawyers if you ...
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  • Family Law Restraining Orders in California

    || 10-Jan-2013

    Recent Change to California Family code Section 2040: The Standard Family Law Restraining Orders & Child Abduction Prevention A recent change in California Family Code, Section 2040, will impact the Standard Family Law Restraining Orders located on the back of the Summons (Family Law) (Judicial Council Form FL-110). In California, the restraining orders recited on Judicial Council Form FL-110 ...
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