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Father’s Rights Upheld During Celebrity Custody Battle

June 24, 2015

Kelly Rutherford has been in the news numerous times over the past couple of years, though it unfortunately has nothing to do with her performance on the screen. For three years Rutherford and her ex-husband, Daniel Giersch, have been fighting … Continue reading

No Prenup Puts $40 Million at Stake

May 25, 2015

Grey’s Anatomy star Patrick Dempsey and his soon to be ex-wife, Jillian Fink, ironically filed for divorce during the same period when Dempsey’s TV wife, Meredith (played by Ellen Pompeo) gave him the push to relocate to Washington D.C. Dempsey … Continue reading

California Government Broadens Reach over Delinquent Minors

May 11, 2015

Minors who commit a criminal offense are given a bit more leeway when it comes to the penalty handed down to them. However, a California state law passed at the beginning of April is about to change how juvenile delinquents … Continue reading

Permanent Alimony Continues to Haunt Divorced Couples

April 27, 2015

The expression “til death do you part” may most commonly be associated with married couples, but because of permanent alimony orders, it can apply to divorced couples as well. As the term suggests, permanent alimony is an award paid by … Continue reading

What to Expect During a Juvenile Dependency Hearing

February 13, 2015

When a child has been removed from his or her home by police or a social worker, that situation typically will be presented to California’s dependency courts. A parent will receive a notice to appear in court for a dependency … Continue reading

Actress Seeks Decrease in Child Support Payments

January 31, 2015

Oscar award winning actress Halle Berry had made headlines around the world once again last fall, but not for the reasons you may think. This talented actress’s tumultuous divorce from ex-husband, Canadian model Gabriel Aubry, had thrown both into the … Continue reading

Federal marriage initiative proves ineffective in recent study

December 15, 2014

According to a new study released by the National Center for Family and Marriage Research, federal government funding for marriage stability doesn’t appear to influence the success of U.S. marriages. The National Center for Family and Marriage Research is based … Continue reading

Key Outcomes in a Juvenile Dependency Case

November 18, 2014

A recent study published by JAMA Pediatrics earlier this year shed light on just how prevalent child abuse and neglect is in our country. The research concluded that 1 in every 8 American children will experience some form of maltreatment … Continue reading

How Courts in San Diego, California, Determine Child Custody Issues

November 10, 2014

The end of a marriage often brings with it contentious legal issues, such as child custody and visitation, that can lock former spouses in a long and ugly legal battle. The children, however, are often caught in the crossfire as … Continue reading

California man sentenced to 17 years in prison for fraud

March 11, 2014

In 2013, businessman Steven Zinnel, 50, was charged with 15 counts of bankruptcy, fraud, and money laundering for hiding assets during his 1999 divorce. He reportedly hid the assets to avoid paying alimony and child support. On Tuesday, March 4 … Continue reading

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