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Commissioner of the year - Patti Ratekin

Posted by Rivka Israel, Esq. on September 24, 2016 at 3:25 AM Comments comments (1)

Announcement

Commissioner of the Year

The California Court Commissioners Association has selected Patti Ratekin as the 2016 Commissioner of the year. Commissioner Ratekin was selected after nominations were solicited statewide. The purpose of the award is to recognize a commissioner who has not only provided distinguished serv...

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Bill SB 1255 signed into Law - Determination of Date of Separation

Posted by Rivka Israel, Esq. on July 27, 2016 at 3:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Here is the Summary and a link to the actual text of the new Bill 1255 that has been signed ito law. It makes major changes to the deterination of the date of separation in a dissolution of marriage. 

 

SENATE BILL No. 1255

Introduced by Senator Moorlach

February 18, 2016

An act to amend Sections 771, 910, 914, and 4438 of, and to add Section 70 t...

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New Upcoming Legislation - Spouses/RDP

Posted by Rivka Israel, Esq. on April 16, 2016 at 3:25 AM Comments comments (0)

New Legislation is going through the system, SB 1005 Relating to RDPs and Marriage.


Summary:

Under existing law, a reference to "husband" and "wife," "spouses," or "married persons," or a comparable term, includes persons who are lawfully married to each other and persons who were previously lawfully mar...

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New Judicial Reassignments

Posted by Rivka Israel, Esq. on February 24, 2016 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (0)

NOTICE

February 11, 2016

JUDICIAL REASSIGNMENT

CENTRAL DIVISION, FAMILY LAW

Effective Monday, March 14, 2016


Judge Matthew Braner will be assigned to Department F-8, Central Family Law Department located at 1409 4th Avenue, San Diego on Monday, 

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Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Posted by Rivka Israel, Esq. on December 8, 2015 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Making Strides. We are not done, please help this cause. Though the major events have concluded for the year, 2015 is not yet over. There are additional ways to help. You can simply click donate here to donate. OR...


Join us for Pink December on Wednesday, December 16th from 5-7:30pm at the ACS office (2655 Camino del Rio North, Suite 100, San Diego, 92108)...

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Interesting Court attempt at control of sexual behavior

Posted by Rivka Israel, Esq. on August 28, 2015 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (0)

On July 21, 2015 the United States Court of Appeals For the Eighth Circuit filed a decision on an Appeal from United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri - Kansas City


Case: United States of America, Plaintiff - Appellee, v. Christopher J. Harris, Defendant - Appellant.


Facts:

Defendant, Christopher J. Harris was arrested on the sal...

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Today Supreme Court made same-sex marriage legal

Posted by Rivka Israel, Esq. on June 26, 2015 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)

 

Today, June 26, 2015 will mark a very important day in constitutional history as the Supreme Court decides that all states must recognize same-sex marriages from other states and must allow same-sex couples to marry.


Summary: In this historic decision, the U.S. Supreme Court declared that denying same-sex couples the freedom to marry violates the U.S. Constitution. The Court’s decision invalidates all state statutes and constitutional amendments bar...

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Article: CAUTION: Don't Text While Divorcing

Posted by Rivka Israel, Esq. on June 10, 2015 at 8:15 PM Comments comments (0)

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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Same-Sex Marriage at the Supreme Court

Posted by Rivka Israel, Esq. on April 28, 2015 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)

The issue of Same-Sex Marriage was heard by the Supreme Court today, Tuesday April 28, 2015. A decision on the issue is expected in June 2015.


The U.S. Supreme Court today heard oral arguments in the six cases out of the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. The six cases on review before the Court today included: two Ohio cases, Obergefell v. Hodges, where the ACLU joined with Gerhardstein & Branch, and Henr...

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Same-Sex Marriage at the Supreme Court

Posted by Rivka Israel, Esq. on April 28, 2015 at 6:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Today, Tuesday April 28, 2015, the issue of same-sex marriage was heard in the Supreme Court. The decision is expected  in June. 


The U.S. Supreme Court today heard oral arguments in six cases out of the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. The six cases on review before the Court today included: two Ohio cases, Obergefell v. Hodges, where the ACLU joined with Gerhardstein & Branch, and Henry v. Hodges, where Lam...

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