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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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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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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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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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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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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…

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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…