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 [...]

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The use of the “false narrative” in family law cases

One of the striking aspects of the practice of family law is the manner in which some cases never end.  Most lawsuits (other than asbestos litigation or other odd areas of law) are over within a year or two.  Some drag on for more than that.  But family law cases can literally go on for [...]

By |May 2nd, 2015|Family Law|Comments Off on The use of the “false narrative” in family law cases

The Boogeyman of California Family Law by Dan Cripe

The Boogeyman of California Family Law by Don Cripe June 2013 Don Cripe For most of my 25 years as a trial lawyer (a substantial portion of which included family law matters), whenever the word “mediation” was used in the context of family law, parties (and even sometimes, lawyers) cringed. The problems with the process [...]

By |March 9th, 2015|Family Law|Comments Off on The Boogeyman of California Family Law by Dan Cripe

Landlord ordered to compensate Santa Rosa tenants displaced by mold

The Press Democrat reported earlier last week that Judge Gary Nadler ordered the landlords to compensate tenants displaced by mold in Santa Rosa.  Mold litigation is both an issue for landlord/tenant attorneys and personal injury attorneys.  Alongside legitimate claims of injury from mold are also claims made by people which who are simply looking to [...]

By |February 16th, 2015|Family Law|Comments Off on Landlord ordered to compensate Santa Rosa tenants displaced by mold

Contra Costa County virtual self-help for evictions

Eviction cases are called an "unlawful detainer" in court. An unlawful detainer lawsuit (eviction) is a court process that a landlord can use to try to make a tenant move out of his or her rental unit and/or pay rent that is owed. In general, landlords have a responsibility to provide a place to live [...]

By |February 16th, 2015|Family Law|Comments Off on Contra Costa County virtual self-help for evictions

High conflict divorce in California: keep it simple

There are a lot of very effective tactics at play in family law litigation in the great state of California.  Among the very best is the use of documentation to provide factual evidence of what is actually transpiring.  There are a great number of people who believe eyewitness testimony, cross-examination, and judicial determinations of credibility [...]

By |February 16th, 2015|Family Law|Comments Off on High conflict divorce in California: keep it simple

California laws on mold litigation for landlords and tenants

"California's "Toxic Mold Protection Act of 2001" authorizes the state's Department of Health Services (now called the Department of Health Care Services) to set permissible levels of indoor mold exposure for sensitive populations (like children, or people with compromised immune systems or respiratory problems). The California law also allows the DHCS to develop identification and [...]

By |February 12th, 2015|Family Law|Comments Off on California laws on mold litigation for landlords and tenants

What do I do if my spouse quit his job to reduce child support

California Family Code 4058 allows the court to impute income to a parent if that parent is purposefully reducing their income to frustrate a child support order. Below is an excellent blog entry, credited to San Diego Attorney Roy M. Doppelt:"Under California law, child support is based on each parent's income and custodial time with [...]

By |February 12th, 2015|Family Law|Comments Off on What do I do if my spouse quit his job to reduce child support
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