Posted on April 14, 2014 by Julie Brook, Esq.
The following is a guest blog post by Maggie LaBranch, a solo practitioner located in San Jose, California. Her passion in law shines in making personal connections and building relationships in her family law and trusts and estates practice.
The case of the New Jersey teenager who left home and then sued her parents for payment of continuing private high school tuition, living expenses, and future college costs put fear into parents nationwide. Even the judge noted the “potentially slippery slope” involved in the 18-year-old teen’s case, which she ultimately dropped. But it brings up the related issue of parental obligations for the education and living expenses of their older teens in the context of separation and divorce. What are these obligations under California law?
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Posted on December 30, 2013 by Julie Brook, Esq.
Thanks for reading and sharing the CEB blog this year! Take a look at our most popular 2013 posts. Continue reading
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Posted on August 16, 2013 by Julie Brook, Esq.
We all wish we had a crystal ball to tell us how things will turn out on appeal, but the best we can do is look at the trial court’s rulings and evaluate whether there are grounds for appeal and how solid those grounds may be. Continue reading
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Posted on March 16, 2012 by Julie Brook, Esq.
Here are 10 arrows in your quiver of objections to shoot at any discovery request. The key is to aim only with an objection that is factually justified and to hit the request on the bullseye. Continue reading
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Posted on March 9, 2012 by Julie Brook, Esq.
For most of us, moving our clocks forward from 2:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. for daylight savings time means crankiness due to an hour less of sleep. But for nonexempt overnight workers, it means one less hour of work, and thus one less hour’s worth of much-needed pay. Continue reading
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Posted on December 6, 2011 by Julie Brook, Esq.
We are very excited that CEB’s blog was named by the ABA Journal as one of the top 100 law blogs! Thanks to all of our loyal readers and subscribers for your support since our launch in 2010.
Our goal is to always provide useful and relevant legal content for California attorneys. We appreciate your comments and suggestions on the blog — keep them coming!
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Posted on July 15, 2010 by Julie Brook, Esq.
California Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald George announced yesterday that he is retiring after 38 years on the bench while he is “at the top of [his] game.” SF Gate reports that Justice George wants his successor to be appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, expressing “a great sense of reassurance in the exemplary level of appointments this governor has made” and in his “commitment to the judicial branch.”
Schwarzenegger must appoint a successor by September 16th for that person to appear on the November ballot, explains the San Jose Mercury News, which reports that the governor’s office said it will “begin immediately working to fill the position.” The position heads both the state Supreme Court and the California Judicial Council, the policymaking arm of the state court system.
Justice George has been an influential judicial figure, writing important rulings on many issues, including the decision in In Re Marriage Cases (2008) 43 C4th 757, 76 CR3d 683, which declared the right of gays and lesbians to marry. On recognition of same-sex marriage in California, including a discussion of In Re Marriage Cases , check out CEB’s California Domestic Partnerships §§4A.1-4A.8A (Cal CEB 2005).
© The Regents of the University of California, 2010. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited.
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Posted on April 14, 2010 by Julie Brook, Esq.
After 34 years on the Supreme Court, Justice Stevens will retire at the end of this term. As described by the National Law Journal, Justice Stevens leaves a “diverse legal legacy,” including
…authoring landmark decisions ranging from Reno v. ACLU, the 1997 decision that anointed the Internet with broad First Amendment protection, to Chevron v. Natural Resources Defense Council in 1984, which has guided the administrative state ever since. Continue reading
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Posted on March 9, 2010 by Kay Tindel
President Obama nominated Goodwin Liu, a former law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Liu is a law professor and associate dean at the University of California at Berkeley.
Since this announcement on February 24, 2010, there has arisen a “vigorous debate over what Liu’s jurisprudence would look like if he were confirmed.” As discussed in detail on
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