Mediated a juvenile dependency case in which three siblings under the age of six were exhibiting abnormal and hyper aggressive behavior. Two of the children were clinically diagnosed with PTSD. All three children exhibited some age-inappropriate sexualized behavior. Issue included jurisdictional language, reunification plan and services.
Dissolution of long-term marriage. Major issues were permanent spousal support and sale and allocation of proceeds from sale of marital home that one party had purchased prior to the marriage. House was refinanced multiple times during the marriage to pay for improvements and gain more favorable interest rates and/or to finance other debt.
Regularly determined or settled matters involving the character, value and division of property.
Handled hundreds of child support and spousal support determinations and attorney fee requests. Variety of issues included self-employment and income tax write offs, cash wages, investment and rental income, stock options, depreciation, family gifts, loans, disability, vocational evaluations, and imputed income.
Handled multiple child custody and visitation matters presenting issues of high conflict breakup, parental alienation, and estrangement.
Resolved many child custody and visitation disputes involving parents' requests to relocate to southern California, out of state, and/or out of the country with children aged from newborn to teenagers.
Handled hundreds of matters negotiating, settling, and determining permanent spousal support.
Handled cases involving parties' legal date of separation, validity and enforceability of pre and post marital agreements, putative spouse status, alleged breach of fiduciary duties, and failure to disclose assets.
Handled matter in which the issue was whether evidence of an oral agreement permitted by In re Marriage of Lucas (1980) 27 Cal. 3rd 808 was precluded by Family Code section 2581 retroactive application.
Decided several actions requesting termination of parental rights in adoption proceedings brought by stepparents or prospective adoptive parents.
Settled dissolution of long term marriage involving disposition of real property, Moore/Marsden issues, reimbursements, and business division.
Settled dissolution involving the parties and minor child relocating out of state, custody and visitation, authority of parenting coordinator, vocational evaluation and employment, spousal support, and attorney’s fees.
Settled self-represented parties’ domestic partnership dissolution including issues of real and personal property division, retirement and financial accounts, reimbursements, partner support, and pet sharing.