Are Parents Required to Pay for College?

185939630The 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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CEBblog’s Most Popular Posts of 2013

177448834Thanks for reading and sharing the CEBblog™ this year! Take a look at our most popular 2013 posts. Continue reading

What Are My Prospects on Appeal?

78321411We 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

Shoot Back with 10 Discovery Objections

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

While You’re Getting an Hour Less Sleep, Others Are Getting an Hour Less Pay

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

Our Blog Is in the Top 100!

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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Justice George’s Surprising Retirement Timed for Schwarzenegger Replacement

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).

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