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False Abuse Allegations And Consequences on Child Custody

False Abuse Allegations and Consequences on Child Custody

In this #metoo era, there is an increasing class of victims: the wrongfully accused.  If you’ve been falsely accused, there isn’t much that can be done to remedy your loss of reputation, mental and emotional distress.  HOWEVER, in child custody cases, because false abuse allegations are so rampant, the Legislature has enacted laws dealing with this area.

Have you been falsely accused of abuse by your former spouse? 

How to Get Attorneys’ Fees in your Family Law Case

Most of you are aware that if you do not have ready access to funds to hire an attorney in your divorce, perhaps you can have the Court order your spouse to pay them.  That would be Family Code 2030.  and Family Code 2032.

What if it’s a parentage case?  Try Family Code 3121.

In most cases, these awards are MANDATORY, i.e., the statute says, “The court SHALL make findings”,

Amazon Divorce: Jeff and Mackenzie Bezos Tweet Terms of Settlement

Amazon Divorce Settled!

Today, I googled “Jeff Bezos net worth”, and the internet has him at 150 Billion.  That’s $150,000,000,000.

Mackenzie apparently took 25% of Amazon shares, worth about $35 billion (note, on the surface, this is NOT an equal division of assets).

How did the richest couple in the world reach such a quick settlement, with the cheated-on spouse accepting less than half her share??!?!  This divorce had all the ingredients of a salacious,

Handling Child Custody Battles

child custody battles, California

Nothing breaks this family lawyer’s heart more than a bitter custody battle.  I remember one episode of Law and Order which starts off with a father’s supervised visitation.  Father is portrayed as being very close to his daughter, who clearly loves him.  The monitor stands by, uninterested and purposeless.  Later, the mother accuses the father of rape (which is later proven untrue), and father loses all custody.  This leads to rage, and father pours burning oil on mother,

Technology is Destroying Marriages

The most common excuse for divorce I heard these days is this: “He/She isn’t meeting my needs.”

Whether it be physical, emotional, mental – these needs are found on-line.  Need a date? Match.com.  Need sex when your spouse doesn’t want to give it to you? Ashley Madison.  Need dinner? Eat24.  Postmates.  Need a ride? Uber.  Groceries?  Instacart.  Makeup?  Styleseat.  Need sex with someone within .25 miles of you? Tinder.

Consulting Attorney v. Retaining Attorney in Your Divorce Case

Consulting Attorney versus Retaining Attorney in Divorce

I want to start out by saying I have great compassion for those going through a divorce.  In addition to the already difficult adjustments of transitioning to a new life (new living situation, increased expenses, half the estate, stress, lack of sleep), you have to really protect your children and pets, making sure that they are not negatively affected by the change.  And you don’t know the law, or where to start,