Family Law Symposium

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The Northern California Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers will be hosting its 36th annual symposium May 18, 19, and 20, 2012. Taking place at the fantastic Silverado resort in Napa, California Modus Operandi – Emerging trends in Family law theory, practice, and procedure will offer up to 13.5 hours of continuing legal education credit. The symposium is …

John Harding Appointed To AAML Nor Cal Board

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Harding & Associates Family Law principal John Harding has been appointed to the Board of Managers for the Northern California Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. The 1500 AAML Fellows across the United States are generally recognized by judges and attorneys as preeminent family law practitioners with a high level of knowledge, skill and integrity. Only 60 Northern …

How You Can Earn Yourself A Restraining Order

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Doug was a businessman, investor, and author of 11 books.  He did not have a criminal history of violence, and had never had a restraining order imposed on him.  He and Yuko for a while.  They broke up.  There the stories change.  According to Doug he dumped Yuko, and then moved on.  He got a new girlfriend, and never looked …

Holiday Survival Guide For Divorced Parents

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Looking for some tips to help you and your two household family get through the holiday? Cheer up! There is help out there. At CNN.com Katia Hetter comes to the rescue. Whether you have the children for Christmas or not this year, going through a separation or divorce means giving up the dream of a perfect Hanukkah, Christmas or Kwanzaa. …

I’m Keeping The Engagement Ring!

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Diamonds are a girl’s best friend. And when those stones are mounted in precious metal and handed off in the form of an engagement ring, their value goes beyond dollar signs.  Alas, when a divorce rolls around the men also take a shine to the shiny baubles! With values in the thousands of dollars, the symbol of romance and commitment …

Paying Rent For Use Of The Family Residence

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Watts (Marriage of Watts (1985) 171 Cal.App.3d 366) is a hallmark family law case it California. It stands for the idea that the community may have a reimbursement claim for the value of one spouse’s exclusive use of community property between the date of separation and the date on which the community no longer has an interest in the property. …

How Much Pre In a Pre-Nup?

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Sandra and Thomas were each doing pretty well in life. Sandra had been married to the founder of MTV. She received $20 million in a divorce settlement from him in 1997. Her work experience included being an editor of Mademoiselle and Brides magazines, and authoring articles for Vogue, Allure, Traveler, Conde Nast Publications, USA Today, and NBC News. In addition, …

Divorce Related Anger

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Divorce-related anger can literally make you crazy — causing you to say and do things you’d never dream of if you were thinking clearly. Even though it’s a normal part of the healing process, anger can become a destructive force in your life. Here’s how to cope. By Jane Nahirny Rose was so mad she could hardly see straight. She …