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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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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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The Honorable Judge Hank Goldberg of the Los Angeles Superior Court Signs Kim K Divorce Judgment

Kim Kardashian is finally divorced. The divorce judgment was signed by the Honorable Judge Hank Goldberg of the Los Angeles Superior Court. Although, Kris Humphries wanted an annulment, based on the allegation the divorce was a fraud and a big publicity stunt, the couple were divorced. There is a difference between an annulment and a…

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Common Family Law Myths

Debunking Family Law Myths: Myth #1: Prenuptial Agreements are Difficult to Enforce This is not true. Prenuptial agreements are generally favored. As long as the financials were disclosed in proper form and the requirements associated with drafting a proper prenuptial agreement, they are enforceable in court at a time of divorce. Myth #2: Prenuptial Agreements…

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Attorney’s Fees: How to be awarded attorney’s fees from spouse or co-parent

Should you seek attorney’s fees from a spouse or co-parent an experienced family law firm is necessary to ensure the award from the court. Attorney’s Fees may be granted under the following code sections: Family Code Section 270: Family Code Section 270 provides that an award of attorney’s fees may be provided if one party…