Edit Sonoma County Form FL074

Sonoma County has a unique form a party can use to set their divorce for trial (a final resolution). A party must first go through a settlement session before trial, but all of this may be accomplished through form FL-074. The form is offered as a PDF through the County Website, however this particular [...]

Is my partner a narcissist?

  The term "narcissist" comes from the Greek myth of Echo and Narcissus, in which the two main characters were cursed by the gods and doomed because they loved people who could not love them back.  Echo was cursed by the gods, fell in love with Narcissus, and eventually died of a broken heart.  Narcissus [...]

Truth and the law

It has been said that we do not have a justice system, we have a legal system.  What does that mean?  Simply put, it means that we, in our efforts to build a civil society that allows us to enjoy the freedoms enumerated in our constitution, have a system through which we resolve conflicts.  It [...]

By |November 13th, 2015|Family Law|Comments Off on Truth and the law

Father arrested in Sonoma County after allegedly kidnapping daughter

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/3908994-181/father-arrested-after-returning-missing "A man who set off a multi-state search after authorities said he took his two daughters out of an after-school program in Rohnert Park amid conflicting child custody court orders was arrested Friday afternoon . A Rohnert Park public safety officer arrested Everett Reep, 45, on suspicion of child endangerment outside his Santa Rosa [...]

By |October 2nd, 2015|Family Law|Comments Off on Father arrested in Sonoma County after allegedly kidnapping daughter

Throwing Up Roadblocks In Family Law Cases

If you are a parent and/or spouse who is using the family court process in order to impose your will upon the other person, one tried & true "dirty" trick is to throw up "roadblocks" at every opportunity. The popular saying among lawyers (which at one time I thought was humorous and now think is disgusting) [...]

By |May 20th, 2015|Family Law|Comments Off on Throwing Up Roadblocks In Family Law Cases

New Voices: Parental alienation – time to notice, time to intervene- By Sue Whitcombe

At this precise moment I’m in some manic, hyperactive mode that is suppressing my exhaustion as I beaver away at my urgent ‘to do’ list ahead of my Friday flight to Spain. Twelve days. Twelve whole days in which I am banned from using my computer, accessing e-mails and reading anything remotely related to my [...]

By |May 19th, 2015|Family Law|Comments Off on New Voices: Parental alienation – time to notice, time to intervene- By Sue Whitcombe

High Conflict Personality chart from Bill Eddy

Cognitive Distortions And Litigation Few legal professionals understand the attraction of those with personality disorders or traits to the legal process. Yet a comparison of characteristics shows a perfect fit, which may explain why they increasingly show up in court as High Conflict Personalities. Characteristics of HCPs Characteristics of Court Process Lifetime Preoccupation: Blaming others Purpose: Deciding [...]

By |May 16th, 2015|Family Law|Comments Off on High Conflict Personality chart from Bill Eddy

Child Custody Disputes: how can you tell there is going to be trouble?

Probably the single most important factor to examine is father or mother's new significant other.  When you have children, the unfortunate thing for many of us is that we are bound for the rest of our lives to someone who we no longer (and may never have) mesh with.  That relationship can continue, in a [...]

By |May 15th, 2015|Family Law|Comments Off on Child Custody Disputes: how can you tell there is going to be trouble?

Father arrested after returning missing Rohnert Park girls

A man who set off a multi-state search after authorities said he took his two daughters out of an after-school program in Rohnert Park amid conflicting child custody court orders was arrested Friday afternoon . A Rohnert Park public safety officer arrested Everett Reep, 45, on suspicion of child endangerment outside his Santa Rosa home [...]

By |May 9th, 2015|Family Law|Comments Off on Father arrested after returning missing Rohnert Park girls

California Child Custody Attorney

If you are like me and the family I came from, your kids are the most important thing in the world to you.  You will do just about anything to protect them. It is an unfortunate reality that not everyone is clear on the concept of putting the interests of a child ahead of your [...]

By |May 3rd, 2015|Family Law|Comments Off on California Child Custody Attorney