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Articles from the Family Law News Monthly

Recent Family Law Cases (current through 5/22/20)
[Opinions available at: http://www.courts.ca.gov/opinions-slip.htm]
By: Stephen D. Hamilton, CFLS and Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Read more
The Family Law Section is excited to announce the 2020 Family Law Awards Recipients. Read more
COVID 19 has forever changed our lives and our practices. Because of our experience with COVID 19, everything, including consultations, will never be the same. As we all continue to “Shelter in Place” and the stress continues to rise, the divorce inquiry calls (and Zoom meetings) continue to increase. Read more
A rundown of recent Family Law cases. Read more
As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads, the world around us is changing rapidly, the practice of family law being no exception. As practitioners and judicial officers we are now faced with an array of issues never experienced before, be it court closures, limited financial resources of litigants, and the balance of our own health and safety. All of these have the high potential to impair our ability to perform our essential services to the public. Read more
Recent Family Law Cases (current through 3/21/20)
[Opinions available at: http://www.courts.ca.gov/opinions-slip.htm]
By: Stephen D. Hamilton, CFLS
Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Read more
Recent Family Law Cases (current through 2/24/2020)
[Opinions available at: http://www.courts.ca.gov/opinions-slip.htm]
By: Stephen D. Hamilton, CFLS Read more
The Family Law Executive Committee (FLEXCOM) is seeking new members for our next term. FLEXCOM is an exciting way to give back to the family law community through legislative review and drafting, continuing legal education, and writing. Our committee is comprised of a diverse group of family law practitioners throughout the State of California with a wide variety of expertise and we need you! Read more
Recent Family Law Cases (current through 12/20/19)
By: Stephen D. Hamilton, CFLS Read more
It’s a jungle out there! No, I’m not referring to the political climate, but rather the trend towards a lack of civility, courtesy, and cooperation within our profession as family law litigants. In a decision from earlier this year, Lasalle v. Vogel (2019) 36 Cal. App.5th 127, 248 Cal.Rptr.3d. 263, it was pointed out that things in California had gotten so bad between attorneys, the State Bar decided to amend it’s oath to newly admitted attorneys, by including a civility requirement, as well as a vow to treat opposing counsel with “dignity, courtesy, and integrity.” That was back in 2014 and five years later the Court of Appeal is still urging a return to professionalism. Read more

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