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  • 23 Feb. 2017

    Sole or Primary Child Custody - What are a Father's Chances of Winning It?

    Posted By The Buncher Law Corporation

    When most entertainment media cover the topic of divorce or family law disputes, there seems to almost always be a father figure cast in a negative light. How many movies have you watched that included an abusive dad that couldn’t control his temper? Or, how many television shows have you seen that presented the mother as a caring, protective figure and the dad too strict and authoritarian? ...
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  • 28 Mar. 2013

    Timing and Implementing Automatic Temporary Restraining Orders

    Posted By The Buncher Law Corporation

    In a previous post, I explained that Automatic Temporary Restraining Orders (" ATROs ") are orders that come into effect once a summons is served in a dissolution action. ATROs apply to both parties in a case, and the orders remain in effect for the entirety of your case. There are four specific rules governing ATROS, you can read them here. In addition to the four automatic rules, the ...
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  • 26 Mar. 2013

    What should you expect during a Divorce Mediation?

    Posted By The Buncher Law Corporation

    It should come as no surprise that dissolution is an extremely stressful event, no matter whether mediation or litigation is in play. Tempers can run high, and emotions are intense. Though the mediation process can't extinguish these feelings, your mediator can give you some tools for managing anger and expectations. Most importantly, your mediator can remind you that a successful process ...
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  • 20 Aug. 2012

    730 Evaluations

    Posted By The Buncher Law Corporation

    If you’ve been looking around for information on the 730 Evaluation, you probably have come to realize that there’s scant – reliable – information that tells you what to expect. The Courts rely on California Evidence Code §730 (ref: leginfo.ca.gov) to appoint a child custody evaluator (thus the “730” designation). Evaluators are usually a licensed ...
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  • 11 Jun. 2012

    Visitation and How if Affects Support

    Posted By The Buncher Law Corporation

    This is part of a continuing series to help you through a basic primer on family law and what's in the courts powers to decide. Last week, I posted definitions and parameters of the types of child custody as they pertain to family law. In this post, I will go into a little detail about Visitation and how it may/may not affect support. The Orange County Bar Association released an article in ...
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  • 7 Jun. 2012

    Types of Child Custody

    Posted By The Buncher Law Corporation

    There are times when I need to offer our clients a basic primer on legal definitions and the court as we wind through the legal process. For the next several weeks, I will post definitions, explanations and general commentary about the legal details that affect family law. In our first installment, I begin with the rights of parents to care for, have custody of, and nurture their children. The ...
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  • 5 Apr. 2012

    Understanding Guardianship

    Posted By The Buncher Law Corporation

    In very extreme situations where both parents are no longer able to care for a dependent, family members or even a friend of the family may step up and request 'guardianship'. A guardianship action can be initiated when a friend or family member other than a biological parent seeks either temporary or permanent decision making prior in respect to a child, and typically apply until the ...
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  • 3 Apr. 2012

    Stepparent Adoption

    Posted By The Buncher Law Corporation

    "The modern family is often a mash-up of previous relationships. Think 'Brady Family' and you come close to a picture of what I mean. In these cases, 'stepparent adoptionstep parent adoption' is the best solution." A stepparent adoption is where a child 's stepparent, the husband or wife of the child's biological parent, wishes to officially adopt the child as his ...
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