Category Archives: Family Law

Christine Gambito Made an Internet Video of Her Familys Quirky Ethnic Habits (RedNova)

By VIKKI ORTIZ For years at family gatherings, Christine Gambito sent her relatives into laughing fits by doing skits on their quirky ethnic habits... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Iranian Women Breaking Their Silence

From CNN: The bravery of the women recently protesting in Iran stiffened my resolve to participate in the 2018 Women's March in Los Angeles. As a decadelong advocate for women, I felt compelled to use my freedom of expression to….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Are You in An Abusive Relationship?

When someone thinks about domestic abuse, they tend to focus on the worst imaginable things they see on an episode of “Law and Order.” That is not always the case. Domestic abuse can occur when someone in an intimate relationship tries to control or dominate the aspects of their partner’s life. The abuser wants to gain total control over their significant other by any means necessary. They may use multiple tactics such as fear, guilt, and intimidation; but they can also use verbal threats and inflict physical pain. Domestic abuse has no bounds. Abuse can happen to anyone in any situation, regardless of age, ethnicity, income, and sexual preference. Recognizing the domestic abuse if the first step to getting help. Oftentimes, this kind of abuse is physical, but the emotional and psychological effects can be just as devastating. Most people also don’t know that sexual abuse can be common in an abusive relationship. According to the National Coalition….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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4 Things to Do When Demurring to a Complaint

You find defects in the allegations in the complaint and plan to file a demurrer. First, consider whether it’s a good tactical move, or if an alternative approach would be better. If you decide to go for it, follow the four steps outlined below to avoid common pitfalls for demurrers. Move fast. The timelines for filing a demurrer is tight. Absent an extension of time, a defendant must file a demurrer to a complaint within 30 days after service of the complaint. CCP §430.40(a). But before a defendant can file a demurrer, the parties must meet and confer to determine whether they can resolve the objections to the complaint at least five days before the date the responsive pleading is due. CCP §430.41(a). If the opposing party fails to meet and confer in good faith (e.g., by failing to respond to the meet and confer request), an automatic 30-day extension for filing a responsive pleading can be obtained by filing and serving a declaration explaining that a good….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Changes to Spousal Maintenance Under the 2018 Tax Law | Illinois Alimony Law

In this article, we explain changes to Illinois spousal maintenance under the new federal tax law. Going into effect after December 31, 2018, the recently passed tax bill eliminates the tax deduction for alimony payments and makes the alimony income tax-free to the recipient... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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