Family Law

Family Law News 2017, Issue 4, Volume 39, No. 4

Contracts and Standing and Support, Oh My!

Nathan Gabbard

Nathan W. Gabbard practices family law at Trabolsi & Levy, LLP in Santa Monica, CA. In 2016, he became certified as a family law specialist by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization and has been designated as a "Super Lawyer Rising Star" in 2017. Mr. Gabbard serves on the Leadership Council of the Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice (LACLJ) and the Executive Committee of the Beverly Hills Bar Association – Family Law section. He has also been a member of the Executive Committee on the LGBT Bar Association of Los Angeles. In the past, he has volunteered as a presenter of Safer Community workshops, providing information and opening a dialogue with college students about domestic violence, and has presented at the Inn of St. Ives at Southwestern Law School regarding gun violence restraining orders.

I mmigrant Spouse Has Standing In State Family Court Proceeding To Enforce A Support Obligation Created By An Affidavit In Connection With Sponsoring The Spouse For An Immigration Visa

Danny wants to start a construction project. In fact, for many months, he has been telling all of his friends about the idea to construct a tall, vertical plane separating two distinct spaces. However, Danny does not want to pay for the construction project. One day, Danny meets Ernie, who is skilled in construction. Ernie offers to construct the tall vertical plane for Danny. Danny and Ernie each sign a written agreement that outlines the work that Ernie will perform and the amount Danny will pay for Ernie’s services. Danny and Ernie both sign the written agreement. Ernie builds the structure according to the scope of work identified in the written agreement. But, Danny refuses to pay. Ernie consults an attorney to find out if he has any remedies. What issues are presented?

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