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Today Supreme Court made same-sex marriage legal

Posted on June 26, 2015 at 1:40 PM

 

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 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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Same-Sex Marriage at the Supreme Court

Posted on April 28, 2015 at 7:00 PM

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 on April 28, 2015 at 6:30 PM

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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New Legislation in Process

Posted on March 19, 2015 at 2:15 PM

 

The following are new Bills currently running through the system:


 

Custody, Support, and Parentage Related


AB 297 Child custody: preferences of child. Clarifying changes only to Family Code Section 3042. This code section addresses the requirement of the court to hear and consider the preferences and testimony of children in custody cases. To read this Bill click

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Supreme Court Grants Review in Same-Sex Marriages Cases

Posted on March 19, 2015 at 2:15 PM

The United States Supreme Court Grants Review in Same-Sex Marriages Cases. 

On Friday, 1/16/2015, the United States Supreme Court granted review in four cases stemming from the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision upholding bans on marriages between same-sex couples in the states of Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio and Tennessee. Prior to the Sixth Circuit’s ruling, same-sex marriage bans had been found unconstitutional by the Fourth, Seve...

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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

RULES TO BECOME EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2015


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 Kids' Turn Film, Raising Humans

Posted on June 16, 2014 at 2:00 PM


New Kids' Turn Film. Click Here for more information.

Raising Humans ser...

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Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Posted on June 11, 2014 at 1:40 PM

Ladies and Gents:


It is that time of the year again, time to take out those walking shoes and join me, or support my team by making a donation of any amount, in the fight against Breast Cancer. Please join me in this event. It is a wonderful cause that is close to my heart. Please click here to visit my Making Strides team page for more information. If the...

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Fire Storm San Diego May 2014

Posted on May 15, 2014 at 1:20 PM

San Diego County is currently in the midst of a Fire Storm which has been wreaking havoc in multiple areas of the county. It is important at these times to remember what is important and cooperate and stay in contact with your loved ones and family members. I wish upon everyone to make it through this Fire Storm safely.


Our office will be closed today due to the fires. We should be reopened tomorrow assuming that the fires are under contr...

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