Blog Posts in June, 2017

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  • What are the recent developments in military pensions and the parties' various elections to collect these pensions?
    What are the recent developments in military pensions and the parties' various elections to collect these pensions?

    In Howell vs. Howell, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously held that (a) state court may not order a veteran to indemnify a divorced spouse for the loss in the divorced spouse’s portion of the veteran’s ...

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  • Can FC 271 Sanctions be imposed against an attorney of record or just the litigants to the case?
    Can FC 271 Sanctions be imposed against an attorney of record or just the litigants to the case?

    The Court can issue sanctions against either party in a family law case based on their behavior in tacking egregious actions contrary to settlement or otherwise not cooperating with the discovery or ...

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  • What are the new developments to Los Angeles County Conciliation Court Agreement for parents to be aware of?
    What are the new developments to Los Angeles County Conciliation Court Agreement for parents to be aware of?

    In Los Angeles County, prior to the Court making orders for Child Custody and Visitation, the parties are required to attend mediation. The proper term for this mediation is Conciliation Court where ...

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  • Do I need to hire an attorney or can I represent myself in Family Court?
    Do I need to hire an attorney or can I represent myself in Family Court?

    In People vs. Roa, a Second District Court reversed the trial court’s order committing D indefinitely to the custody of the Department of State Hospitals after a jury found him to be a sexually ...

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  • Can I request that the other parent undergo a vocational evaluation in a post-judgment proceeding without also requesting a modification in either child or spousal support?
    Can I request that the other parent undergo a vocational evaluation in a post-judgment proceeding without also requesting a modification in either child or spousal support?

    In the highly contentious case of Stupp & Schilders, the First District reversed a San Mateo County trial court’s order requiring W to undergo a vocational evaluation even though there was no pending ...

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