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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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Parent Coordinators and Co-Parent Counselors: How They Help in High-Conflict Custody Disputes

If you have just entered the final order in a high-conflict custody dispute, the thought of spending the next several years in constant contact with your ex-spouse or partner may make you cringe. Find out how parent coordinators and co-parent counsel… Read More
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Categories: Family Law
New CA Law Codifies what…

New CA Law Codifies what Victims and Experts Know: Coercive Control is Domestic Violence

On September 29, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill clarifying that conduct used to establish “coercive control” constitutes abuse under CA’s Domestic Violence Prevention Act. This is a welcome recognition of a long-establishe… Read More
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ADZ Law, LLP celebrates five years of achieving justice for our clients! We are proud our attorneys include Certified Legal Specialists, SuperLawyers, and leaders in the field. We look forward to many more years of success. Read More
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"Coercive Confusion: The Nexus of Domestic Violence & Custody in the Time of COVID-19" by Mallika Kaur and Kelly Behre

Mallika Kaur, Attorney at ADZ Law, LLP and Law Lecturer at UC Berkeley School of Law partnered with Kelly Behre, Director of the Family Protection and Legal Assistance at the UC Davis School of Law to co-author an article entitled “Coercive Confusi… Read More
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Super Lawyers 2020: Tulin D. Acikalin

Super Lawyers 2020: Tülin D. Açıkalın

ADZ Law, LLP is proud to announce that partner Tulin D. Acikalin has been selected as a 2020 Super Lawyer. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. This… Read More
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Tülin D. Açıkalın, a founding partner of ADZ Law, LLP will be featured in the faculty of upcoming education programs. Tülin has been an active faculty of La Casa de las Madres since 2015 providing quarterly 40-hour domestic violence training, Do… Read More
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Minor’s Counsel: When Does Your Child Need Their Own Lawyer?

As a parent, you may believe that everything you do is for your child’s best interest. However, sometimes, the emotions of a high-conflict divorce or custody case can cloud your judgment. Other times, parents or state employees may have different v… Read More
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Categories: Family Law
Beyond the Restraining Or…

Beyond the Restraining Order: Civil Options for Victims of Domestic Violence presented by Jessica Dayton

On June 9th, Jessica Dayton presented a webinar, “Beyond the Restraining Order: Civil Options for Victims of Domestic Violence” sponsored by the NCVBA (National Crime Victim Bar Association). Civil domestic violence remedies too often get… Read More
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