Blog Posts in October, 2017

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  • Can the court order drug/alcohol testing of the other parent?
    Can the court order drug/alcohol testing of the other parent?

    Yes, if competent evidence that either the parent has a substance abuse issue, the court can order the drug or alcohol testing of the parent. Competent evidence could include a criminal record(DUI) ...

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  • Can the court order counseling for either the parents or for our children in a California family law case?
    Can the court order counseling for either the parents or for our children in a California family law case?

    Yes, the court can order counseling pursuant to family code section 3190 if it finds that such counseling would be beneficial to the children. The focus of the counseling is dispute resolution and ...

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  • What is a special master in the child custody context?
    What is a special master in the child custody context?

    A special master is someone appointed by the court that both parents must bring their grievances to rather than the Court. The special master is either an attorney or a physiologist if the matter is ...

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  • Am I able to put on live testimony (call witnesses) at my Request for Orders hearing?
    Am I able to put on live testimony (call witnesses) at my Request for Orders hearing?

    If you intend to put on live testimony other than the parties to the action, you must provide written notice to the other party of the person you desire to testify along with a brief summary of what ...

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