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There are many changes and challenges ahead as we navigate the new realities under the incoming presidential administration. It is important to know and understand the legal protections that are available to the LGBT client community…
The value of hard work, integrity, compassion, it can be used in any profession. Especially, as a lawyer, it’s about being a good person and dealing with people. That’s the most important part.
As the court has slowly begun to emerge from the darkest days of the budget crisis, we were able to re-open a family law courtroom at the Richard E. Arnason Justice Center in Pittsburg.
Contra Costa Lawyer Magazine: October 2016 Family Law Edition Browse October’s articles below view online or download [1 MB] Highlights from the October issue, guest-edited by David Erb TABLE OF CONTENTS: Features: All in the Family: George and Laura Pfeiffer, by Lisa Mendes Quality of Life and Family Law in New York & California, by […]
“The best part of this job is getting to work with my dad.”
California also has more advantages for families and children in court. It was the first state to establish no-fault divorce in 1970 while New York was dead last in 2010.
Both Collaborative Practice and mediation rely on voluntary, free exchange of information and commitment to resolutions respecting everyone’s shared goals. But if the parties had mutual trust, shared goals and could communicate effectively, they probably would not be getting a divorce.
Senate Bill 917 Requiring Court Clerks to Prepare Orders after Hearings for All Litigants in Family Law Hearings
The bill attempts to address concerns that many Family Law litigants are self-represented and often English learners, struggling to comprehend, let alone comply with spoken orders.
Data contained in the chart below represents initial family law filings in March of two years: 2010 and 2016. Whether or not parties are represented in family law cases tends to change repeatedly as the case progresses; these fluctuations are not reflected in the chart. The chart reflects each party’s status at the time of […]
As the number of self-represented litigants continues to grow (some estimates are as high as 70%) the Family Law Section has implemented new and different outreach programs to help pro pers, and in turn, assist the court.
The Family Law Section hosted its Summer Soiree at Contra Costa Country Club in Pleasant Hill. Pictured left, Hon. Ed Weil receives a book in appreciation of his service to the Family Law Court from Family Law Section Leader Dan Harkins on July 21.
Given the facts of this case, the court would most likely grant a temporary restraining order giving Elaine sole physical custody of the children…
It is important to remember that what may seem like an innocent “like,” post, check-in or picture may end up being used as evidence against in a divorce or child custody proceeding.
On December 4, 2015, the Family Law Section gathered to celebrate the season.
It has already succeeded as a piece of art in that it has generated discussions.