California Lawyers Association

Family Law Section

Updates and events from the Family Law Section

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
A rundown of recent Family Law cases. Read more
This program will address issues that impact attorney competence, and provide suggestions for emergency and succession planning to better protect clients and their cases. Read more
Within an hour of the statewide “shelter in place” order being issued, I received my first call from a client regarding whether their parenting plan should continue in light of the unprecedented changes in our daily lives caused by the Covid-19 virus. It was not the last call I received. Read more

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