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Changes to Superior Court Rules Effective 1/1/15

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 6:15 PM



Proposed changes to the San Diego Superior Court local rules, with an effective date of January 1, 2015, have been approved by the Court in principle and submitted to the bar for comment in accordance with Rule 10.613 of the California Rules of Court.

Proposed rule ...

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New Proposed Bill AB 2344 - Parental Rights

Posted on March 28, 2014 at 4:05 PM

An act to add Sections 7613.5 and 9008 to the Family Code, relating to family law. 


AB 2344, as introduced, Ammiano.

Family law: parentage.

(1) The ...

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Courthouse News and Judges Retiring

Posted on March 12, 2014 at 2:10 PM

Superior Court Judge Susan D. Huguenor Retires

San Diego Superior Court Judge Susan D. Huguenor, after serving more than 28 years onthe bench handling both Juvenile and Family Court matters, has officially retired asof March 12, 2014.

Groundbreaking: New San Diego Central Courthouse

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Proposed Bill SB 1306, New Definition for Marriage

Posted on March 5, 2014 at 7:45 PM

New Bill SB 1306, as introduced, Leno. Marriage.

 *Due to the lengh and breadth of the revisions the actual language is not included here but can be found by clicking here.

   An existing provision of the California Con...

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News and Notices- Changes to Family Court 2014

Posted on January 30, 2014 at 5:25 PM

News And Notices; Changes to Family Court

Rules and Procedures 2014


Changes in venue and procedures for litigating custody, visitation and domestic violence issues in “DF” case files

1. Effective August 19, 2013, Department 45 will be designated a Family Law

Independent Calendar Department....

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Family Court to Begin Using Court Call

Posted on January 15, 2014 at 4:25 PM

Family Court to Begin Using Court Call

Effective February 3, 2014, the Family Court will join other divisions of the San Diego Superior Court using “CourtCall” services for all telephonic appearances. At a Family Resolution Conference (FRC), the court will no longer require an advanced court order to appear by telephone. Also, while personal appearances are still f...

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Major Changes (Again) in Family Court and Fees

Posted on January 14, 2014 at 6:45 PM

There have been, once again, major changes to Family Court Rule, Procedures, and Filing Fees. Since there has been so much going on I will post these changes in parts beginning with Court Fees.

The Court fees have, once again, increased and we are being told by the Court Clerks that the parties are now required to pay for Court Reporter services at the time a Request for Order i...

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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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New Law: Revision to Spousal Support Statute

Posted on December 10, 2013 at 7:35 PM

As of October 1, 2013 Bill AB 681 was approved by the Governor and Chaptered by the Secretary of State. The Bill provided for a revision to the existing statute relating to the factors which a Court must consider when issuing an order for post-judgment Spousal Support. The Family Code Section addressing containing these factors is Family Code Section 4320 and these factors are commonly referred to within the legal community as the "4320 Factors". As of the first of the year the change require...

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I am Back, News for South Bay Family Court

Posted on November 25, 2013 at 1:15 PM

I am now back in the office and the office is open.

For those wishing to go in to Court in South Bay on an Ex Parte hearing, please note that Judges Bacal (Family Dept 12) and Hernandez (Family Dept 17) are out this week.  Therefore, all ex partes are in Dept. 6

Best Regards,

Rivka Israel, Esq.