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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.

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.

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…

Family Law Tax Update

Family Law Tax Update

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.

Family Law Section Holiday Party [photos]

Family Law Section Holiday Party [photos]

On December 6, 2013, the Family Law Section gathered to celebrate the season.

Family Law Perspective - 2013 Year in Review

Family Law Perspective – 2013 Year in Review

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.

Family Law Section Events [photos]

Family Law Section Events [photos]

The Family Law Section held an MCLE Luncheon on July 10, 2013, and their Summer Fling on August 9, 2013.

Meet Your Local Judges, Family & Juvenile [Photos]

Meet Your Local Judges, Family & Juvenile [Photos]

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.

Coffee Talk: How have elder issues impacted your family or professional life?

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.

Family Law Division - 2012 in Review

Family Law Division – 2012 in Review

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.

ADR in Family Law

Family Law Litigants in Contra Costa County get Meaningful Alternative Dispute Resolution Opportunity Through the Double Pro Per Settlement Conference Calendar

May 2012 - Tax & Family Law Edition

May 2012 – Tax & Family Law Edition

Highlights from the May 2012 Contra Costa Lawyer edition include Tax Traps That Can Arise During Divorce – by Mark Ericsson; QDRO: Malpractice Lurking – by Harry L. Styron ; Getting the 411 from the 911: Obtaining Information and Reports from Law Enforcement Agencies in Family Law Matters – by Richard Grossman; Independent Contractor or Employee? The Consequences of Getting it Wrong- by Janet L. Everson and Matthew A. Cebrian; Another Offshore Assets Reporting Requirement- by Jenny C. Lin

Family Law Attorneys Beware: Possible Exceptions to The Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Discharge

Family Law Attorneys Beware: Possible Exceptions to The Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Discharge

The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 (hereinafter “BAPCPA”) enacted on April 20, 2005, and generally applicable to all cases filed on or after October 17, 2005, made various revisions to Title 11 of the United States Code (hereinafter “Bankruptcy Code”) with regard to divorce-related debts. For example, debts such as child and spousal support were given the new classification of “domestic support obligation” and were given added protection.

CoffeeTalk: Facebook & Family Law. Discuss.

After my client separated from her husband, she received a friend request from a person named David. She initially declined, but he persisted. Upon reading David’s profile, she agreed to be friends because they appeared …

2011 Year in Review: Family Law & Probate

2011 Year in Review: Family Law & Probate

The Family Law Division, like all other divisions, has continued to suffer from the serious budget shortfall. Staffing is at an all-time low, while filings remain essentially unchanged. However, as in the past, our dedicated staff continues to provide outstanding service. In response to feedback, the filing window hours were extended from a 2:00 p.m. closing to 3:00 p.m. to assist litigants. The Self Help Desk still maintains its 2:00 p.m. closing so the staff can help with the backlog.

Arnason Justice Center - New Juvenile And Family Law Calendars

Arnason Justice Center – New Juvenile And Family Law Calendars

With the opening of the new Arnason Justice on November 15, 2010, the communities in East County will enjoy a beautiful state-of-the-art facility which houses four Criminal Departments and the Traffic/UD/DV/CH/Small Claims Department, as well …

Janice Fuhrman: Wine and Food Writer | Claudia Hagadus Long: Novelist

Janice Fuhrman: Wine and Food Writer | Claudia Hagadus Long: Novelist

I started getting invited to Italy, Spain, France and eventually to almost every major wine-growing region in the world.

Candice Stoddard: Floral Artist | Judge Joyce Cram (Ret.): Stamp Collector

Candice Stoddard: Floral Artist | Judge Joyce Cram (Ret.): Stamp Collector

It is interesting how we become our parents—in my case, my mother.

Christopher N. Schneider: Car Collector/Pilot | Nancy L. Powers: Motorcycle Rider

Christopher N. Schneider: Car Collector/Pilot | Nancy L. Powers: Motorcycle Rider

I organized a riding club called Professional Motorcycle Sisters (PMS for short) to meet professional and business women’s needs.

Victoria Snyder: Rock Climber | Philip Hunsucker: Scuba Diver

Victoria Snyder: Rock Climber | Philip Hunsucker: Scuba Diver

Climbing has been incorporated into our lives together so much that we climbed up Half Dome as part of our wedding week activities.