Kim K. Seeks a Bifurcation to Overcome the ‘Who’s Your Baby Daddy’ Presumption

California Law is clear, if you are married at the time you give birth there is a presumption that the child belongs to your husband. You could be separated, living apart or even with a new significant other but the law would still presume that the person whom you are legally married to, is the…


Sherman Oaks Family Law Attorney

The Atighechi Law Group opened up a law office in Sherman Oaks right on the metropolitan Ventura Blvd. We are two blocks east of Sepulveda and Ventura. Should you have any dissolution issues, child custody issues, property dissolution issues in and around Los Angeles then come see us in our Sherman Oaks office. The Atighechi…


Marital Property Agreement Determined Invalid in McCourt Case

Judge Scott Gordon of the Los Angeles Superior court ruled that the prenuptial agreement at the heart of the McCourt divorce was invalid. For those who haven’t heard the McCourt’s own the Dodgers and are now in a battle over ownership of the team. Jamie McCourt signed a prenuptial agreement which Frank McCourt argues provided…


California Evidence Code Section 730

California Evidence Code Section §730 (“730 Child Custody Evaluation”): When it appears to the court, at any time before or during the trial of an action, that expert evidence is or may be required by the court or by any party to the action, the court on its own motion or on motion of any…

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2012 Marriage Protection Act

The 2012 Marriage Protection Act was a ballot measure put into place by John Marcotte of California to ban divorce in the state. It is not known if this act would be considered a serious ballot measure or a joke but with a 75% divorce rate in California the ban could never work. If 694,354…

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Gag orders, leaked documents to the press, ex parte to obtain sole custody, allegations of domestic violence…legal battle at its best

The Mel Gibson and Oskana child custody battle is at its prime with all the legal and emotional drama that probably made for good TV last night on Larry King. Oskana alleged that she appeared on Larry King to talk about the domestic violence she claims that she encountered with Mel Gibson. She claims she…


Judge Scott Gordon ordered Mel Gibson to pay $20,000 a month in child support

Judge Scott Gordon in department 88 of the downtown los angeles court house ordered Mel Gibson to pay $20,000 a month in child support plus housing to Respondent Oksana.  Petitioner (Mel Gibson) tried to downplay his current income and argued that his station in life is more than the child’s needs would be.  This is…

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Marital Settlement Agreement for Judgment prior to Filing for Petition..Family law Lessons to Learn from Charlie Sheen

News broke out that Charlie Sheen filed for divorce on November 1, 2010.  At the time Charlie Sheen filed for divorce the couple had already performed all the work necessary six months prior to filing the petition as the parties  contractually dissolved their assets in a marital settlement agreement.  This normally does not happen; typically…

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Family Law Code Section 3190-3192: Counseling for the Parent and Child

Divorce is a very difficult time and could be traumatic for the children especially if the children are at a young, tender age in their lives.  The child’s world has shifted and they are involved in a custody battle where they are “visiting” with a parent who is no longer in the home where the…