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Why It’s Important to Understand Your Finances in Marriage

You trust your spouse — why wouldn’t you? But blindly allowing one party to make all the family’s financial decisions can create opportunity for dishonesty, debt, and ultimately divorce. Find out what you need to know about finances in marr… Read More
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Announcing TÜLIN D. AÇI…

Announcing TÜLIN D. AÇIKALIN and Paula Vielman-Reeves as 2021 Super Lawyers!

ADZ Law is proud to announce that partner Tülin D. Açikalin has been selected for the second consecutive year as a Super Lawyer and Paula Vielman-Reeves has been selected as a 2021 Rising Star Super Lawyer. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outs… Read More
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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
ADZ Law receives the 2021…

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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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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