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Blog Posts in March, 2015

  • Do You Meet The Residency Requirements to File for Divorce in Los Angeles County?

    || 16-Mar-2015

    Family Code § 2320 (a) requires that at least one party to the marriage must be a resident of this state for six (6) months and of the county in which the proceeding is filed for three (3) months before filing the petition. Spouses who do not satisfy the residence requirements but who want to pursue divorce without delay have the option of filing for legal separation (as to which there is no ...
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  • Medical Marijuana and Family Law

    || 4-Mar-2015

    A recent California dependency court case, In Re Drake M., 211 Cal. App. 4 th 754 (2012), has offered insight as to when the use of medical marijuana by a parent can be considered harmful to a child. In short, under Welfare and Institutions Code § 300(b) a minor child may be taken from the custodial parent if there is proof that a parent's use of marijuana renders them unable to care for ...
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