Family Law Attorney

Get the best advice for the best results. Whether you are interested in a premarital agreement, filing for divorce, finally getting your child support, or determining the paternity of your child, Richard E. Bawden, family law specialist, can help. For the last 25 years, Richard E. Bawden has proven that his personable staff and fierce litigation help clients get the best advice for the best results.

Mediation Confidentiality

California Evidence Code Section 1119(b) prohibits the discovery of writings prepared for or during private mediation. However, a recent appellate case holds that this confidentiality does not bar the discovery of mandated financial disclosure declarations. Lappe vs. Superior Court, 232 Cal.App. 4th 774. In Lappe, the wife sought a dissolution … [Read more...]