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Same Sex or Non-Biological Parent Presumption Family Code Section 7611

Family Code Section 7611 is my favorite code section because it rewards parents, not biological parents, but moms and dads who are there for the child. Under this code section if a person holds the child out as his or her own, and this child knows that individual as his/her parent, then that parent is considered…

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The Modern Family/Legalities of Same Sex Parents under Family Law

The modern day family comes in wonderful varieties.  Same sex couples have children, sometimes two men will have a gestational surrogate or a non-gestational surrogate; two women will start a family  and in some situations a woman will have an adulterous affair and bring another child into the home with the non-biological father.  With all of these varieties,…

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Advice for Ashley Madison Hack Victims

Are you a victim of the Ashley Madison hack? Ashley Madison is an online dating site meant for individuals in marriages who are looking to have a secretive affair. The release of all names of Ashley Madison members has now placed millions in a position contemplating a divorce. Here is some advice for those victims…

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Los Angeles Same Sex Divorce and Family Law Issues

Same sex couples now go through the same legal proceedings as heterosexual couples for the divorce process. The Atighechi Law Group aggressively and compassionately handles gay marriage divorces and paternity actions.  Maryam Atighechi, Esq. has successfully handled child custody issues for same sex/gay couples who have obtained parentage through adoption or as a “presumed parent”…

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Court Ordered Child Custody Mediation

1.  What is Court Ordered Mediation Both parties in every child custody case must attend court ordered mediation prior to attending the court hearing.   A court appointed mediator will try to resolve the issue for the court by promoting settlement amongst the parties. 2.  Do I Have to Agree with the Mediator’s Recommendation? No.…

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“Meet and Confer”

Meet and Confer is a good faith discussion amongst parties and counsel to resolve an issue prior to being heard in court over the matter. Meet and Confer is a very important legal concept.  A lot of times, it is important to have an attorney on the other side, and a good attorney is even…

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Child Custody Battle/How to Reach Better Parenting Results with the Other Parent

As a predominate child custody lawyer, I have been through the whirlwind of heated child custody disputes. I sense the frustration my clients are experiencing as the primary parent who is desperately trying to get the other side to co-parent and establish a better relationship with their child or the other parent who feels like…

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Abduction Orders

If you believe that the parent of your child will be taking the child out of state or country without your consent then you must file for an abduction order.  This could be done on an emergency hearing. In this case, the court will order the child to stay in the county and should the…

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GrandParent’s Rights

Grandparent’s do have rights in California to visit with their grandchildren, this is especially true during Child Custody or Child Visitation disputes between the children’s parents.  Family Law Code Section 3100 governs grandparents rights.  It is especially important that if you had a pre-existing bond with your grandchildren that you file for custody or visitation…

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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…