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Cohabitation Agreements in California

More couples are choosing to live together without getting married than ever before. There are many reasons you may want to skip the marriage ceremony, but that can lead to a messy breakup if the relationship ends. If you and your partner are choosin… Read More
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Categories: Family Law
Aylin Açıkalın is now…

Aylin Açıkalın is now licensed as an attorney by the California State Bar Association

ADZ Law is proud to announce that Aylin Açıkalın is now licensed as an attorney by the California State Bar Association. Aylin has been a paralegal with ADZ Law for three years, during which she has been exemplary in her legal support and advocacy… Read More
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Categories: Family Law
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How to Deal with a Narcissist in Court Proceedings

A key part of any family court proceeding is helping the judge understand your day-to-day life. When that life has included dealing with a narcissist, it can be especially difficult to get beyond their put-together outward appearance and help the jud… Read More
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Categories: Family Law
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ADZ Law receives the 2021 Elinor Falvey Award given by the Women Lawyers Section of the San Mateo County Bar Association

ADZ Law is proud to announce that we are the recipient of the 2021 Elinor Falvey Award given by the Women Lawyers Section of the San Mateo County Bar Association. This honor recognizes a person or organization that excels in maintaining a commitment… Read More
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The Connection Between Mass Shootings and Domestic Violence Victims

Is there a connection between a spouse who beats their partner at home and a person who shoots up a grocery store or a massage parlor? There is growing evidence of a connection between mass shootings and domestic violence victims. When the threats to… Read More
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Categories: Domestic Violence
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Uber and Lyft Sexual Assault Lawsuits

Rideshare apps like Uber and Lyft are immensely popular, especially in big cities like San Francisco. In 2017 and 2018, Americans hailed more than 2.3 billion rides from Uber drivers. However, some of those billions of rides have turned for the worst… Read More
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Categories: Sexual Assault
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5 Tips to Help Sexual Assault Victims Heal

Sexual violence can be one of the worst things a person can experience. While most physical injuries heal with time and treatment, the mental and emotional scars that sexual assault victims face can take far longer to heal. Here are some resources fo… Read More
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Categories: Sexual Assault
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ADZ LAW, LLP AND DUMAS & VAUGHN TEAM UP ON Lawsuit Filed Against San Mateo SCHOOL DISTRICT, CITY OF SAN MATEO, AND THEATER COMPANY FOR CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE BY CONVICTED SEX OFFENDER ROY L. CASSTEVENS

A former student of San Mateo High School filed a lawsuit alleging claims for child sexual abuse by his former teacher and theater director, Roy L. Casstevens. Felix Montano sued the San Mateo Union High School District, the City of San Mateo, and Br… Read More
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Challenges For Gay Families with Surrogate-Carried Children

When gay couples decide to become dads they often turn to friends, family members, or commercial surrogates for help conceiving and carrying their children. But questions about whether surrogate-carried children are “born of” gay fathers can comp… Read More
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Categories: Family Law, LGBTQ Rights
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No-Fault Divorce in California: Does Fault Play a Role in Domestic Violence Cases?

You may have heard that California has “no-fault divorce.” As a survivor of domestic violence, you may wonder if your spouse’s conduct will play any role in the court’s award of spousal support, child custody, or division of property. The goo… Read More
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