California family law

New California Law Will Allow For More Than Two Legal Parents

California Governor Jerry Brown recently signed a bill into a law that will allow a child to have more than two legal parents. California is joining two other states and D.C. by making this change. According to a press release, the bill was written to match the growing number of families with same-sex parents, biological …

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How to Prepare For Your First Mediation Session

We’ve discussed in this blog whether you should or shouldn’t use mediation, what it is, how it can help, etc. So let’s assume that you’ve decided to go through with the process. Where do you start? Divorce Mediator Michelle Rozen recently shared these eight things you should do prior to your first mediation session, and …

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Postnups: Are They Worth It?

Bohm Wildish: California Postnuptial Agreements – Singing a prenup (prenuptial agreement) is fairly common practice that everyone is aware of. Many couples decide to sign a prenup to figure out financial issues that will save headaches and protect individuals in the case of a split. But what about a postnuptial agreement? Are you considering signing …

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How Domestic Violence Impacts Child Custody

Most people think of physical violence when they hear domestic violence or spousal abuse. Realize there are many other types of abuse, and a divorce case can take them all into consideration. There are eight types of domestic violence/abuse: physical, intimidation, child abuse, verbal and emotional, social isolation, religious, male/female privilege (diminishing the victim’s authority …

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Spousal Abuse Against Women

Domestic violence has many forms, including physical violence, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, intimidation and economic deprivation. The FBI reported that domestic violence claims the lives of more than four women each day. As attorneys, we are grateful to have the opportunity to help women leave these horrific situations. Due to shame and fear, many women fail …

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California Loophole Closed – Spousal Abuse and Support

California Governor Jerry Brown recently signed Assembly Bill 1522 to close a loophole in state law that required a victim of spousal abuse to pay support to her attacker after divorce, according to UT San Diego. The bill was inspired by Crystal Harris, a San Diego-area woman who was forced to pay her ex-husband spousal support during the pendency …

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