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April 2014 - The Contra Costa Family Edition

April 2014 – The Contra Costa Family Edition

Highlights of the April 2014 Contra Costa Lawyer edition include legal articles on family, children, elders and more.

Inside Guest Editor’s Column: April 2014

Inside Guest Editor’s Column: April 2014

This issue, traditionally covering only family law, was expanded to encompass other areas of law that overlap with family law.

Family Means No One Gets Left Behind or Forgotten*

Family Means No One Gets Left Behind or Forgotten*

We need to restore faith in our courts’ ability to meaningfully enforce modern family rights and responsibilities and ensure everyone equal access to justice.

How To: Writs of Attachment in Financial Elder Abuse Litigation

How To: Writs of Attachment in Financial Elder Abuse Litigation

This article provides a step-by-step explanation of how to obtain and implement a writ of attachment in a financial elder abuse case.

The Burwell Burden – New Criteria for Valuing Term Life Insurance

The Burwell Burden – New Criteria for Valuing Term Life Insurance

R. Ann Fallon interviews Matt Taddei, a Life Insurance Expert, regarding the controversial recent Appellate Court decision, In re Marriage of Burwell.

Shared Parenting after Undocumented Abuse

Shared Parenting after Undocumented Abuse

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.

The Enforcement of Premarital Agreements upon Death

The Enforcement of Premarital Agreements upon Death

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.

Forging into Unchartered Territory with the Law on Abuse of Dependent Adults

Forging into Unchartered Territory with the Law on Abuse of Dependent Adults

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.

Children of Families in Transition

Children of Families in Transition

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.

Elder Court: Streamlining the Legal Process to Ensure Access to Justice

Elder Court: Streamlining the Legal Process to Ensure Access to Justice

The concept of Elder Protection Courts has spread across the state and the country, with Contra Costa County serving as a mentor court.

Helping Support Children

Helping Support Children

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 Defined: New Statutory Definition and Recent Case Law

Undue Influence Defined: New Statutory Definition and Recent Case Law

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.

Coffee Talk: How does being a lawyer affect your family life?

Coffee Talk: How does being a lawyer affect your family life?

My husband has been incredibly supportive. Our adult children have adapted well. The cat remains unimpressed…

Children, Families & the Law Certification Program at JFKU Law

Children, Families & the Law Certification Program at JFKU Law

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.

Shared Parenting after Undocumented Abuse [Full Article]

Shared Parenting after Undocumented Abuse [Full Article]

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.

Laugh for a Good Cause: Food From the Bar Comedy Night

Laugh for a Good Cause: Food From the Bar Comedy Night

Don’t miss our annual Comedy Night with nationally renowned comedian Don Reed headlining this year.

Welcome to Our Newest Members!

Welcome to Our Newest Members!

Please welcome our newest members that have recently joined the CCCBA…