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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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What Constitutes Your Date of Separation?

In Re Marriage of Davis is a California Supreme Court case that provided the legal community with a game changing ruling. In California, all property acquired during marriage is community property. All property acquired prior to marriage and from the Date of Separation (DOS) onward is Separate Property. Colleagues and I would often argue (debate)…

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Disclosures are Mandatory

Family Code Section 2104 provides that all parties must exchange the preliminary declaration of disclosures. This includes the Fl-150 which is the Income and Expense Declaration, the Schedule of Assets and Debts which lists absolutely all asset and debts that you collectively possess or own with the other spouse. Even if you know of the…

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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…

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Divorce, Legal Separation and Annulment

I always have clients asking me the following questions:  Can I get an annulment?  And, what is the difference between a Legal Separation and Divorce. Annulments: Well, first not everyone qualifies for an annulment.  An annulment is a legal process to wipe out the marriage as if it never happened.  The marriage license becomes void/annulled.…

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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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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…