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Category: Child Custody

Become a Priest, not a Doctor

on November 3, 2015Posted in Child Custody,Family Law

In Re Marriage of Meegan: 11 Cal.App.4th 156 (1992). You can’t stop being a pharmacist to become a doctor, according to Ilas. But you can quit being a sales executive to become a priest, according to Meegan. Where Ilas quit to go to medical school, here Patrick Meegan quit his job to begin the five… read more

James Scott Nominated and Accepted as 2015 AIOFLA’S 10 Best in California for Client Satisfaction

on August 11, 2015Posted in Child Custody,Child Support,Family Law

The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys has recognized the exceptional performance of California’s Family Law Attorney James Scott as a 2015 10 Best Family Law Attorney for Client Satisfaction. The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys is a third-party attorney rating organization that publishes an annual list of the Top 10 Family Law Attorneys… read more

Grandparent Visitation under California Law

on June 16, 2014Posted in Child Custody

On its face, Family Code section 3102 allows for a grandparent to have visitation with his or her grandchild where one parent is deceased. The practical application of this statute has been greatly curtailed by the United States Supreme Court case, Troxel v. Granville and its progeny. (Troxel v. Granville (2000) 530 U.S. 57.) As noted below, in… read more