Highlights of the April 2014 Contra Costa Lawyer edition include legal articles on family, children, elders and more.
This issue, traditionally covering only family law, was expanded to encompass other areas of law that overlap with family law.
We need to restore faith in our courts’ ability to meaningfully enforce modern family rights and responsibilities and ensure everyone equal access to justice.
This article provides a step-by-step explanation of how to obtain and implement a writ of attachment in a financial elder abuse case.
R. Ann Fallon interviews Matt Taddei, a Life Insurance Expert, regarding the controversial recent Appellate Court decision, In re Marriage of Burwell.
This article discusses the phenomenon whereby two parents who have experienced undocumented Interpersonal Violence (IPV) are ordered by the Family Court to share a joint physical custody parenting plan after separation.
Too often, the surviving spouse will be surprised to learn that the deceased spouse’s estate plan fails to comply with the terms of the premarital agreement.
Practitioners should keep a watchful eye on the evolution of the case law on the definition of “dependent adult” under the EADACPA and Penal Code.
For families in the process of crumbling, it is unfathomable to expect the children to have any notion of how to emotionally or psychologically deal with their parents’ personal issues.
The concept of Elder Protection Courts has spread across the state and the country, with Contra Costa County serving as a mentor court.
The Dept. of Child Support Services is available to anyone who wants to have paternity for their child established, needs to obtain and enforce child support and health insurance orders or to enforce an existing order.
Undue influence is a particularly insidious form of financial elder abuse. It doesn’t necessarily go hand in hand with lack of mental capacity; one can be unduly influenced while still retaining capacity.
My husband has been incredibly supportive. Our adult children have adapted well. The cat remains unimpressed…
JFKU College of Law implemented a specialized curriculum focused on children and families. To train the most effective practitioners, we combined the expanded substantive law covered with a substantial practice skill component.
FULL ARTICLE: Discusses the phenomenon whereby two parents who have experienced undocumented Interpersonal Violence (IPV) are ordered by the Family Court to share a joint physical custody parenting plan after separation.