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Month: August 2017

Sole Custody – When Is It Appropriate?

on August 23, 2017Posted in Child Custody

Recent celebrity news about Grey’s Anatomy star Jesse Williams and his child custody case tells us that his wife is asking for sole custody, saying he is subject to rage and a “revolving door” of women. Read the full story here at TMZ.com. Sole custody is not the preferred parenting arrangement and is applied under… read more

Announcing the winner of the 2017 Scott & Matteson Family Law Scholarship

on August 22, 2017Posted in Firm News

At the Law Offices of Scott & Matteson Family Law, we created the Family Law Scholarship to financially help those struggling to pay for a higher education. We strongly believe in education and what it can do to further advance someone’s life. Before Scott & Matteson Family Law went to law school, he received his… read more

In Re Marriage of Kumar, I-864 Affidavit of Support, and Spousal Support

on August 18, 2017Posted in Spousal Support

Immigration is a perennial hot topic in the press, although not as well-known for its impact on Family Court. However, In re Marriage of Kumar states a new rule on an issue of first impression in California: A signature on an I-864 Affidavit of Support creates a contractual right to support a spouse, enforceable by… read more

She Started It! – Mutual Combat as a Domestic Violence Restraining Order

on August 3, 2017Posted in Domestic Violence

Dozens of domestic violence restraining orders are filed every day. Some of them are absolutely necessary in order to protect innocent people from violent perpetrators. However, there are times when both parties are equally at fault in a fight turned physical, and sometimes person claiming to be the victim is actually the instigator. In my… read more