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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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“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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Jeffries Credits

What are Jeffries Credits? Jeffries Credits, in short, is reimbursement for the mortgage payment on a home the other spouse has sole possession of after separation. A case called In Re Marriage of Jeffries held that payments made on a mortgage by the spouse who does not have exclusive possession of the home is entitled…

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Collaborative Divorce v. “Giving In” to “Not Fight”

I was tempted to write this post because of so many initial consultations I have with divorce clients where  one party says “yeah, but I just want to give all of x,y and z because ” I don’t want to fight”” Usually all of which they want to give is grossly disproportionate to what the other side…

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InterState Jurisdiction, Move-Away Cases and Moving the Case to Another Jurisdiction Entirely

InterState Jurisdiction cases are very complex.  So complex that not too many lawyers know the answer on how to change jurisdiction from State A to State B in child custody matters.  This post ties into move-away cases.  A move away case as described in another post on this site is very common and entails arguing…

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Transmutation

Transmutation issues arise with the parties residence more than any other asset in a divorce. California Law provides that when you transfer title to your spouse during marriage, you no longer have separate property interest in the residence because you have now “gifted” it to the spouse with what is called a “transmutation.” However, any…