Summary Dissolution: The Closest Thing to a California “Quicky” Divorce

By Brian Pakpour | March 11, 2019

Those seeking a “quicky” divorce in California will find themselves sorely disappointed. There is no such thing. The soonest parties can end their marriage in California is six months plus […]

Mediation in Child Custody and Visitation Disputes

By Brian Pakpour | March 11, 2019

Each county differs on their procedures, but typically you will get from the family court an appointment to meet with a mediator at the family court. You will oftentimes be […]

Why Can’t I Just Take the Kids and Leave? ‘Move Aways’ and California’s Child Custody Laws

By Brian Pakpour | March 11, 2019

California has one of the biggest alien populations in the country. Some of those aliens are from other countries. Many are from other states across the U.S. That is why […]

What Do I Do When the Other Parent is Already Out of the Picture?

By Brian Pakpour | March 11, 2019

Single parents in Yolo, Sacramento and Placer County Family Courts face a difficult choice when raising a child, where the other parent is out of the picture. You may need […]

Reimbursements for Contributions to Community Property Under California Family Law

By Brian Pakpour | March 11, 2019

When individuals are happily married, few of them act under the question of “What would happen to this property if we got divorced?” Thus they happily contribute their separate property funds (inheritance, […]

What is a ‘Default Divorce,’ and How Do I Get One in California?

By Brian Pakpour | March 11, 2019

Whenever you sue someone in a California Civil Court, the party you sue must respond to your demands within a certain amount of time, or risk the court’s power to […]

Obtaining Emergency Relief in California Family Courts, Part One

By Brian Pakpour | March 11, 2019

The typical delay in getting your first hearing for a family law matter is between four and six weeks. For most matters, whether or not you get to court in […]

Obtaining Emergency Relief in California Family Courts, Part Two: Order Shortening Time

By Brian Pakpour | March 11, 2019

In Part One, we discussed the process and grounds required for obtaining “Ex Parte” relief.Depending on the circumstances of your case, ex parte relief may be very difficult to obtain. What […]

California Domestic Violence Restraining Orders Require Relinquishment of Firearms

By Brian Pakpour | March 11, 2019

There are myriad reasons we are fortunate to live in the great state of California. Lake Tahoe, Hollywood, Silicon Valley, the UC system are just some of these reasons. Another […]

What is a Proof of Service in California Family Court?

By Brian Pakpour | March 11, 2019

Proof of service takes on several different forms in family court. Its importance begins with the word “service.” In this country, you cannot take someone to court without providing them […]