New Paternity Maze for Juvenile Dependency Courts & Family Law Courts
About 30 years ago, a law professor told me that things are always changing in the law. He explained that the law has to keep up with changes in society, culture, norms and political views. And as a lawyer defending a client’s rights, we have to be aware of … read more
I client and I learned a valuable lesson today. Different lessons, but both handed down by a very good judge who made a fair ruling against us.
It all started out when a client came to hire me a few weeks ago to represent her at a court hearing. She informed me that all the paperwork for the RFO hearing … read more
A few weeks ago, I interviewed a client. She currently had an attorney, but wanted to make a change. We talked about her case, but she asked me a lot of questions about my trial experience. For example: How many trials had I actually done? How many trials I had I actually won? What did I think about going to … read more
De Facto Motion
Petitions for legal guardianship, both temporary and permanent.
But it should be noted that the filing of these documents is about 40 percent of the work; and not even the most important part. The most important part for this to be successful is the representation you receive at the hearings or mini trials … read more
Foster Parents Rights
Foster Parents may have certain rights in the relationship, custody and visitation of a foster child. They may not have the same rights that a parent has, or a relative. But they do indeed have rights. Many times I’m confronted with foster parents who have been told by a county social worker that they do not have … read more