San Diego Family Law Blog

Is This a Date?

When abuse occurs between two unmarried people who are not related to each other and who have never had children together, California Family Law Courts only have power to issue a restraining order if the individuals have a “dating relationship”. Most people can figure out when people are dating or not, but it can be…

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Illegal Recording and California Family Law

If you’ve ever thought about recording your spouse in a compromising situation, here is a case that should make you think twice. Although the case, In re M.H., decided last month, is a juvenile delinquency case–not a family law case — the situation is analogous to the family law matter where one spouse maybe records…

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The Impact of Domestic Violence on Firearms

One of the reasons domestic violence is such an important subject in family law is the impact it has on gun ownership. With the issue of guns in the forefront of discussions throughout the land in light of recent events, I thought I would provide some insight on one aspect of gun regulation — domestic…

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The Work is Just Beginning in Family Law

Teenagers, sensing the end of the school year and wanting to be outside more with the nicer weather, are often said to have spring fever. This means it is harder to do homework and concentrate in class. But in family law matters, particularly in custody matters, things are just heating up. For example, when people…

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Chutzpah Meets Child Support

A man recently lost his attempt in family law court to lower his child support obligation from $1,000.00. According to court papers, about two years after the support order was made, he was only working about 20 hours per week and making $640.00 a month as a telemarketer. He then filed new paperwork that showed…

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