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Judge vs. Commissioner – Is There a Difference?

26 Feb 2019 20:54


Some San Jose divorce, custody and/or support matters are assigned to a department where a judge is presiding, while other matters are heard in front of a commissioner. So, what is the difference between the two, and is one better than another? A judge is elevated to the bench either by election or by appointment […]

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Nesting / Birdnesting – Easing the Impact of Divorce on Children?

7 Jan 2019 19:19


Most people recognize that divorce isn’t easy on children, no matter what the circumstances surrounding the divorce are. However,  for may reasons, it is helpful to try to keep the divorce process as low-conflict and as amicable as possible. Some couples are implementing “nesting”, also known as “birdnesting”, as a way to ease the impact […]

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Pet Custody and Visitation

3 Oct 2018 16:45


Often parties wonder what will happen to their pets during a divorce. Will the parties share the pets? Can you negotiate custody of a pet as you would a child? Thus far, pets have always been treated as property in the eyes of the family court. This upset avid pet lovers, but the reality of […]

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Emergency Screenings In A Child Custody Dispute

6 Aug 2018 19:31


Emergency Screenings can be a difficult concept for parents to face, whether they are the parent who has requested a screening or the parent who has been served with a request for a screening. The court will typically order an emergency screening in a child custody case when a Judge has found that an immediate […]

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Incentive to Hurry Up and Get a Divorce?

9 Jul 2018 19:24


Trump’s administration has recently made several changes to current tax laws and among many other areas, the tax implications of divorce have been greatly affected. If there has ever been a time to “hurry up and get a divorce” it may be now. A change in the new tax laws will eliminate a major break […]

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Pros and Cons of Using a Private Judge in Your San Jose Divorce Case

26 Jun 2018 19:21


https://www.lawyers.com/legal-info/family-law/divorce/pros-and-cons-of-using-a-private-judge-in-my-divorce.html The above article posted on lawyers.com discusses some of the pros and cons of using a private judge in your divorce case. If you are considering hiring a private judge or are wondering whether it might be right for you, contact Argyris Mah, LLP at (408) 564-5674. We can discuss your case with you, […]

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“Live In Divorce” – The New Norm in California?

21 Jun 2018 19:19


There are many costs to divorce, including the obvious costs of attorney fees, court filing fees, support payments, etc. However, many people often overlook the significant costs associated with maintaining two households, versus one. A recent article on SF Gate addressed the significant costs associated with physically separating including obtaining at least one or two […]

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Court Orders Unrestricted Phone Access Between Brad Pitt and his Children

18 Jun 2018 19:17


People.com recently reported that in Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s divorce case, a family law judge has made an order that Brad Pitt may contact the parties’ children directly, at any time. https://people.com/movies/brad-pitt-unrestricted-phone-access-kids-report/ Communication between a non-custodial parent and the children is often a “hot button” issue in contentious custody and divorce cases. Contact us […]

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The Reality of Celebrity Divorces – A Reminder Following the Brangelina Divorce Announcement

13 Jun 2018 19:11


Earlier this week, it was announced that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are getting divorced, and the internet went crazy. There were articles on all of the news outlets websites, memes and jokes about how happy Jennifer Aniston must be, and rampant speculation about the causes of the divorce: did Brad cheat? Is he an […]

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Prenups – Do You Need One?

4 Jun 2018 19:09


When getting married, most people don’t like to think about the possibility of divorce, but in some situations, considering what would happen to your property and money if an impending marriage were to end in divorce would be the wise thing to do. California is a “community property” state. That means that everything acquired by […]

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