Custody Software Can Help Parents; Try Custody X Change

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An attorney representing a parent in a child custody case wants the parent to be happy with the negotiated custody arrangements. However, the parent must do everything they can to help the attorney understand the needs of the children and the needs of the family. As parents work with attorneys, there are some things they can do to help the …

Family Law and Federalism

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Courtney G. Joslin law professor at UC Davis has published an article on Federalism and Family Status.  Here is the abstract: The myth of family law’s inherent localism is sticky. In the past, it was common to hear sweeping claims about the exclusively local nature of all family matters. In response to persuasive critiques, a narrower iteration of family law localism emerged. …

Divorced Parents Wanted For Upcoming Reality TV Show

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I just got contacted by a friend down Hollywood way.  From the Producers who brought you transformational shows such as The Biggest Loser and Extreme Weight Loss, Eyeworks USA announced that casting has begun for their new series on NBC.  This new competition show will bring divorced couples together to compete in both physical and mental challenges for a chance …

A Simple Explanation of the UCCJEA

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The Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Enforcement Act is a body of laws that help us to determine which court in which state is the appropriate one to make decisions regarding child custody and visitation.  In one version or another the UCCJEA has been adopted by all 50 states.  UCCJEA cases can be challenging for lawyers, and even more so for …

John Harding Speaking At State Bar Annual Meeting

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Harding & Associates Family Law principal John Harding will be presenting at the 2014 California State Bar Association Annual Meeting.  Scheduled for Thursday, September 11, 2014  My Smoke, Your Mirrors: Accounting Games People Play in Family Law Matters will address forensic accounting “cash flow available for support” reports, and whether they are an appropriate indicator of “net disposable income?” This …

Meet Attorney Andrea Nguyen

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Andrea A. Nguyen, JD is a lawyer with Harding & Associates Family Law. Andrea practices in all areas of California divorce and family law.  She earned her Juris Doctor degree from the Santa Clara University School of Law.  During law school she emphasized family law, and interned with the Santa Clara County Superior Court Family Law Facilitator’s Office and with the Family …

Family Mediation

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From our eNewsletter by Deborah Lynn Zutter. What is mediation? Family mediation is a method of dispute resolution. People work with the mediator to identify the matters that need to be addressed, express their individual objectives, develop and consider options, and reach detailed agreements. Participation is voluntary. Each decision is voluntary. What kinds of family disputes? People who are separating …

Interesting Paper on Changes in Divorce Process and their effect

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Raquel Fernández & Joyce Cheng Wong have a new paper entitled “Free to Leave? A Welfare Analysis of Divorce Regimes.”  The abstract summarizes: During the 1970s the US underwent an important change in its divorce laws, switching from mutual consent to a unilateral divorce regime. Who benefitted and who lost from this change? To answer this question we develop a …

Selecting your Professional Divorce Team

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Divorce is a complex process that affects just about every aspect of your life: financial, emotional, physical and legal. Unless you’ve been married for only a short time and have no property, assets, or children, you’ll probably need the advice of more than one divorce professional to help smooth the road ahead of you. You will need expert services from …

Tax Tips and Traps

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Here are two topics you’d probably rather not think about: Divorce and Taxes. If you’re separated or newly divorced, however, it could be worth your while to get some good financial advice about both. Spousal Support Also known in some areas as “alimony” or “maintenance”, spousal support is typically treated as taxable income to the person receiving it and tax-deductible …