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Blog Posts in 2017

  • Dissolution When Parties Still Live Together

    || 19-Oct-2017

    The date of separation in a divorce is the date spouses begin to live in separate homes, and at least one spouse notifies the other of the end of the relationship. Many people wonder if they can still seek a divorce, even when they continue to live together, and this concern results in various questions, such as: how will the court determine the date of separation? How does this affect spousal ...
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  • Hints, Tips & Plans to Stay Safe If You Encounter Domestic Violence

    || 1-Sep-2017

    Many incidents of domestic violence, especially those carried out by first-time offenders of this crime, occur with little to no warning. A heated argument is often the only precursor to the danger that can result in the physical, sexual, or psychological harm of someone. In other instances, domestic violence occurs regularly, as it has become an unfortunate and abusive part of a family’s or ...
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  • Parents Who Immigrated Illegally Request Guardians for their U.S. Children

    || 10-Mar-2017

    Parents who came to the United States illegally and fear deportation, given the current political climate of Trump’s administration, are taking measures to ensure the safety of their children by inundating immigration services with requests to secure temporary guardianship for their children if they are indeed deported. The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) has ...
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  • California Changes Parenting Plan Agreements in Divorce and Paternity Cases

    || 23-Jan-2017

    As of November 1 st, 2016, parenting plans filed after mediation with Family Court Services (FCS) may give parents the choice to designate a final agreement for child custody and visitation. Through this option, parents in divorce and paternity cases may elect to finalize an agreement to include in their judgment. Parties will also waive their right to a trial on the issues of child custody or ...
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