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It has already succeeded as a piece of art in that it has generated discussions.
While this year has not been one of great changes in the Family Law Division, we have seen some new personnel and experienced a small expansion in our available resources. Happily, there is a bit more to come.
While all business attorneys agree that a succession plan is a good idea for any family-owned and/or closely held business, crafting the ideal plan and the method by which it should be implemented is no simple task.
On July 30, 2015, the CCCBA and its Family Law Section presented the “Get to Know Your Family Law Judges” event at the Contra Costa County Club.
Please join us at this year’s BAR FUND Gala Reception in support of the Family Justice Center’s Legal Incubator Project, taking place on Thursday, October 1, 2015.
Highlights of the May 2015 Contra Costa Lawyer Family Law edition include articles on premarital agreements, capacity for divorce, frozen embryo cases and more.
The constitutional right to privacy grants either parent an absolute right to prevent implantation of a frozen embryo. In fact, the right not to become a parent seems to trump the other parent’s right to have a child.
There are many ways the Lawyer Referral & Information Service can help both clients and attorneys in the family law area of practice.
One real highlight has been the success of the John F. Kennedy University College of Law settlement workshops created by our own Commissioner Josanna Berkow (Ret.).
In prior “Stories from the Bray Building,” Judge Carlton encountered Three Strikes, mental health, legal ethics, incarceration and contentious civil litigation. Now he presides over a difficult civil trial.
Highlights of the April 2014 Contra Costa Lawyer edition include legal articles on family, children, elders and more.
We need to restore faith in our courts’ ability to meaningfully enforce modern family rights and responsibilities and ensure everyone equal access to justice.
My husband has been incredibly supportive. Our adult children have adapted well. The cat remains unimpressed…
As we head into tax season, this is a great time to look at some of the tax changes affecting our family law cases. This article will discuss a few of the interesting tax rulings from 2013.
On December 6, 2013, the Family Law Section gathered to celebrate the season.
The lobby of the Spinetta Courthouse saw a number of changes. These improvements were more important than ever this year, given the reduction in hours at the Clerk’s office.
The Family Law Section held an MCLE Luncheon on July 10, 2013, and their Summer Fling on August 9, 2013.
On February 7, 2013, members got a change to meet Family and Juvenile Division judges on a one-to-one basis. Please see photos below.
As a full-time mediator, I have had the privilege of mediating several cases addressing elder issues. One involved a ninety year old widower who contested his daughter’s belief that he could no longer effectively manage his considerable portfolio of properties and would deplete her anticipated inheritance.
This has been a year of tragedy and transition for the Family Law Division. On June 19th, we suffered the passing of our dear friend and colleague, Commissioner Jeffrey Huffaker. Jeff was a consummate judge and gentleman; equally loved by the bench and bar. His passing leaves a hole in the Court that cannot be filled and we continue to mourn him. I would like to thank Judges Cheryl Mills, Judy Craddick and Joyce Cram, as well as visiting Judges Lacy, Tiernan and Petrie, who graciously stepped in to help with the giant Pittsburg calendar during Jeff’s illness and after his passing.