California Lawyers Association

Family Law Section

Updates and events from the Family Law Section

Recent Family Law Cases
[Opinions available at: http://www.courts.ca.gov/opinions-slip.htm] Read more
M appeals child support calculation for self-employed F based on 1) TCT allowing deductions for depreciation in calculating income available for support and 2) presuming F’s tax returns were presumptively correct, thereby shifting burden of proof to M. Reversed. Read more
Recent Family Law Cases (current through 6/26/20)
[Opinions available at: http://www.courts.ca.gov/opinions-slip.htm]
By: Stephen D. Hamilton, CFLS Read more
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
The last few months have been a time of great stress for society as a whole, but in particular for separated and divorced parents and their minor children. Read more
Judges Gordon and Lewis will discuss best practices for private judging in the Corona Era. The program will focus on how to best handle web-based court appearances. Read more
The forensic interview of a child is a critical element of a child custody evaluation. Evaluators can also be appointed to interview a child and relay the child’s statements during testimony at a hearing or trial. Read more
A panel of three judges from different parts of the state discuss those areas of family law most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic while addressing questions raised by practitioners. Read more

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