Can the Court Order Custody of Family Pets in Divorce?

Many pet owners would considers their pets more like their children than property.  However,  pets animals are considered personal property. Penal Code section 491 provides: “Dogs are personal property, and their value is to be ascertained in the same manner as the value of other property.” Newly enacted Family Code section 2605 provides that the court may […]

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What Constitutes Annulment?

Annulment is likely one of the most misunderstood areas of Family Law. Having worked as a Family Law Paralegal for more than four decades, I find that most people have a false belief of what constitutes annulment. Most believe a short-term marriage, i.e., months long, qualifies them for annulment. Not true. Such a short-term marriage […]

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Annulments

There are many misconceptions about the requirements that allow a marriage annulment. If you have been married for a few days and have decided that you don’t like the person you married, if you have not consummated the marriage, or if you have any other reason as to why you don’t want to be married […]

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Why do you need a Certified Family Law Specialist?

When someone calls our office for a possible appointment, I always inform them that Attorney  Bawden is a Certified Family Law Specialist.  An attorney who does not specialize in a certain area of law may not be best suited for family law issues.  Family law issues are complex and they change. In order to keep […]

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