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Recent Family Law Cases[Opinions available at:  http://www.courts.ca.gov/opinions-slip.htm] DEPENDENCY (current through 7/17/2021)By:  John Nieman In re A.C. 6/25/21, CA 4/2:  E075333 https://www.courts.ca.gov/opinions/documents/E075333.PDF This is an Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA)* case that involves a complete failure to inquire into the father’s status – about whether the ICWA might apply through his status or ancestry. Confusion arose as the mother was a confirmed tribal member (and her tribe had assumed jurisdiction over her previous minor dependent) so eligibility and hence applicability of… Read more
This case involves a failed petition of a former dependent minor for Non Minor Dependent (NMD) status under Welfare and Institutions Code §388.1. §388.1 permits a nonminor to petition for NMD status if satisfying various criteria. Read more
Discovery is often underused but can greatly advance and streamline family law cases. Join seasoned judicial officer Hon. Reva G. Goetz, Ret. to learn tips on how to use discovery in family law while avoiding common mistakes. Read more
I can’t stress enough the importance of being cognizant of your client’s attorney’s fees and costs. As we all know, there is no winning in a divorce. Both parties suffer a loss. What’s worse is knowing you are burning through children’s college funds because the parties are unable (or unwilling) to agree about even the most basic issues. Read more
Recent Family Law Cases
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The parties were married in 2010, separated in 2016, and the trial court in California entered a judgment of dissolution in September 2017. Respondent Wang initiated the dissolution proceedings and the trial court acquired jurisdiction over Appellant Zhou in February 2016 when she appeared in the proceedings. Read more
Recent Family Law Cases
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The Family Law Executive Committee (FLEXCOM) is seeking new members for our next term. Read more
Recent Family Law Cases
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Recent Family Law Cases
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