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Article: CAUTION: Don't Text While Divorcing

Posted on June 10, 2015 at 8:15 PM

June 3, 2015

Article: CAUTION: Don't Text While Divorcing

By Andrea Vacca

Related Subjects: Collaborative Law , Communication , Divorce Coaches , Divorce Law , Mediation , Mindfulness , Negotiation

CAUTION: Don't Text While DivorcingI was recently sitting at my desk when I received a text message from a phone number I didn't recognize. In rapid succession I received the fol...

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Documentary Film "Divorce Corp"

Posted on January 13, 2014 at 7:25 PM

Divorce Corp, The Film

I went to see the film, Divorce Corp, yesterday and I would begin by saying that I was extremely disappointed. The moment there is misrepresentation of facts and information the remainder is called into question. This is exactly the problem that Family Court Judges find themselves in. How do we know what facts and what information is correct when you know, for certaint...

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SB 115 Analysis - Parental Rights given to Sperm Donors

Posted on September 12, 2013 at 1:35 AM

Bill SB 115 Analysis – Parental Rights given to Sperm Donors

Designate as Extremely Important

The current status of this bill is that it has failed deadline and was last located in the Judiciary committee.

Current law Family Code §7613(b) distinguishes between known donors who pl...

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FAQ re: Tax Filing of RDP and Same-Sex Married Couples

Posted on August 29, 2013 at 6:50 PM

I have had questions posed to me regarding the filing of federal and statetaxes in light of both the DOMA development as well as today's statement by the U.S. Treasury.

Here are some answers:

Same-sex couples who are married will now be legally permitted to file their Federal tax returns as Married Filing Jointly. This applies ONL...

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The Fight for FAIR Education Understanding SB 48

Posted on April 10, 2012 at 3:35 AM

The Fight for FAIR Education Understanding Senate Bill 48

Posted by GSDBA on April 3, 2012 at 1:52pm

View Blog By Rivka Israel, Esq.

Family Legal Ease, Law Office of Rivka Israel, Esq.


On July 13, 2011, Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 48, al...

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Marriage Validity of Transgenders

Posted on November 14, 2011 at 11:50 PM

Marriage Validity of Transgenders

By: Rivka Israel, Esq.

November 2011

Recently, I have been approached repeatedly with inquiries regarding the validity of marriages of Transgender individuals. Thus, it has been brought to my attention that this is an area of concern and interest about which there is not a lot of information available. The issue is actually a lot less complicated than it would appear to be and depends ...

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Gay and Lesbian Divorce

Posted on August 24, 2011 at 12:55 AM

Gay and Lesbian Divorce

Divorce between Gay and Lesbian couples is very similar to that of heterosexual couples with some basic differences. An outline of the Dissolution process is available on my website. If you have either registered as Domestic Partners, Married, or done both, you must legally terminate that relationship. You can’t ...

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Article: A Rose by any other name.

Posted on July 21, 2011 at 3:05 AM

A Rose by any other name.

By: Rivka Israel, Esq.

Civil Unions, Domestic Partnerships, Same-sex Marriage are they the same and what are the differences? Though the differences are beginning to dwindle, there are certainly differences when it comes to obtaining rights. In the context of the dissolution of a relationship, at this point in time, the practical applicatio...

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New Article - coming out next week

Posted on July 15, 2011 at 9:10 PM

Keep an eye open for my new article which will be coming out on SDGLN this coming week. After it has been published I will also post it here.

Then and Now, Slow but Steady

Posted on June 2, 2011 at 3:05 AM

Then and Now; Slow but Steady

By: Rivka Israel, Esq.

Over the past seven years we have watched as changes have taken place in the law and as the recognition of the rights of members of the same-sex community has increased. This piecemeal process, at times, has resulted in some strange scenarios. As of January 1, 2005, domestic partners were granted the same rights and responsibilities as married spouses, in theory. In reality, this was not...

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