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Gag orders, leaked documents to the press, ex parte to obtain sole custody, allegations of domestic violence…legal battle at its best

The Mel Gibson and Oskana child custody battle is at its prime with all the legal and emotional drama that probably made for good TV last night on Larry King. Oskana alleged that she appeared on Larry King to talk about the domestic violence she claims that she encountered with Mel Gibson. She claims she…

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Judge Scott Gordon ordered Mel Gibson to pay $20,000 a month in child support

Judge Scott Gordon in department 88 of the downtown los angeles court house ordered Mel Gibson to pay $20,000 a month in child support plus housing to Respondent Oksana.  Petitioner (Mel Gibson) tried to downplay his current income and argued that his station in life is more than the child’s needs would be.  This is…

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Marital Settlement Agreement for Judgment prior to Filing for Petition..Family law Lessons to Learn from Charlie Sheen

News broke out that Charlie Sheen filed for divorce on November 1, 2010.  At the time Charlie Sheen filed for divorce the couple had already performed all the work necessary six months prior to filing the petition as the parties  contractually dissolved their assets in a marital settlement agreement.  This normally does not happen; typically…

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Changes to Family Law Practice/Elkins Family Law Task Force

Anyone who has spent any time in family law court knows one thing: they are congested with cases, booked for months and judges are overworked.  Right now, the Elkins Family Law Task Force are taking suggestions from advocates and family law litigants to streamline the judicial court system to make practicing family law more efficient…