Schneer v. Llaurado (2015)

Haphazardly cutting ties and relocating with your child to another state (or country) to avoid child-custody litigation in California is not uncommon.  However, if your child has lived in California continuously for at least six months including any temporary absences from the state, California may still be the child’s “home state” for purposes of making … [Read more…]

Irvin v. Contra Costa Cnty. Ret. Assn. (2017)

Irvin v. Contra Costa County Retirement Association, et al. (2017), from the First Appellate District, Division One, in San Francisco, concerns a civil dispute between a widow, Marianne Irvin, and her late husband Richard Irvin’s Contra Costa County Retirement Association (“Association”) pension plan governed by the County Employees Retirement Law of 1937 (“CERL,” Gov. Code … [Read more…]

Estate of Britel (2015)

Estate of Amine Britel (2015) grapples with the term “openly held out” in subdivision (b)(2) of Probate Code section 6453 for the purpose of establishing a parental relationship (paternity) and ultimately the heir to a decedent’s estate.  An alleged father dies intestate (meaning he died without executing a will) and without being legally identified as the … [Read more…]