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Thomas M. Huguenor
Board-certified specialist in Family Law,
Board-certified specialist in Family Law,
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My office posted a heat advisory blog this summer for the heat wave in San Diego. Particularly at risk were (and still are) children and pets locked in cars. This is extremely servious. India reported 1,400 people died in their summer heat wave (reported here:http://www.weather.com/news/news/india-heat-wave-latest-news)
http://www.familylaw-sd.com/blog/san-diego-getting-hot/ 
#sandiegofamilylawattorney   #sandiegochildcustodyattorney  

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What are some post divorce challenges that parents face for the first time? The school year is under way in San Diego and after a child custody resolution in a divorce, the primary custody parent will need to get children back to normal and healthy routines. Getting children back into their school routine in a healthy and productive way, is a great place to start. Please see my blog for further information. 
http://www.familylaw-sd.com/blog/four-ways-help-kids-get-back-school-after-divorce/
#sandiegochildcustodyattorney     #divorceattorneysandiego  

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Will minimum wage increases hurt single moms? News stories are all around us as to laws to increase the minimum wage. Single moms are often shown front and center in the photos accompanying the news stories. For example, http://americasmarkets.usatoday.com/2015/06/10/10-an-hour-minimum-wage-passed-in-la/ . $15 an hour is being considered and already is the law in some areas. In the Family Law Court in which my office handles cases, judges routinely impute minimum wage income to unemployed single parents in support cases. The group most targeted, likely unintentional, is single moms. I ran sample calculations on my DissoMaster software and found that by imputing $15 p/hr to this primary custody parent ($2598 per month) can cause the support payee single mom to lose $2,000 of support per month. In many calculations this can be less, but still substantial. This imputation of income is “virtual”, not real, income. However, the lower court orders for child and spousal support, calculated with imputed income, is a real loss of dollars for the supported parent. My office is developing ways to counter this impact. 
#sandiegodivorceattorney   #sandiegofamilylawlawyer  
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Important post from +American Fathers Liberation Army . I recently had a successful court finding as to Parental Alienation against a parent. Such parents are abusive and typically narcissistic.  Education in this area is important.

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Please see this information thanks to +Kenneth Hiller law office and the News interview of his son, attorney in the firm, as to Facebook and Disability Fraud. The access of information on Facebook is a significant issue in Family Law also.
An attorney at my firm, Timothy Hiller (my son),  was recently interviewed by WGRZ channel 2 news for a segment about Facebook & Disability Fraud

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Legal Separation in California is an important tool and it does not get the attention that other family law issues get. It is often overlooked by those who are seeking family law help. Please see my introduction to Legal Separation blog just posted.
http://www.familylaw-sd.com/blog/divorce-legal-separation-california/
#legalseparationattorneysandiego   #familylawlawyersandiego  

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PARENTAL ALIENATION—It’s a phrase which is widely discussed in pop media. It’s a phrase which is the elephant in the room at the family law courthouse. Recently, I was successful in court as to PA. Experts agree that PA is abusive to children and that parents who perpetrate this upon children should lose their access to the victim child or children. What is PA and why is it frequently in the news but not frequently in court orders?  PA is the intentional series of actions of the perpetrating parent to cause a child to 100% withdraw or 100% reject the targeted parent. Both the child and the targeted parent are victims of this type of abuse. The magazine stories are compelling as to the PA allegations and the horrific consequences. However, a system of law, wherein the rights of parents may be substantially changed, requires evidence and proof. The insidious acts of the perpetrating parent are performed behind closed doors and difficult to prove. I recommend this story as to PA which was recently published by Huffington Post and authored by Dana Laquidara. It’s educational and has a compelling call to action: We all must learn more about PA so that we recognize it; know how to treat it and what court orders are appropriate in response to it. 
#parentalalienationlawyer   #familylawattorneysandiego  
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First Time Meeting Between Potential New Client and Attorney: I like the challenge of a meeting with a potential client. Especially a person who is excited, nervous and in need of help. What should the attorney do during this meeting? Be respectful, empathetic and most of all, come up with an analysis of fact and law that will help this person. What is the potential new client's job?  Read about it here: http://www.familylaw-sd.com/blog/how-prepare-for-meeting-with-your-san-diego-divorce-lawyer/ 

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Thanks to +James Novak for re-sharing this post from     +Minella Law Group -- good read for separated/divorced parents.
5 Steps to A Successful Co-Parenting Relationship

If you and your soon to be ex-spouse have minor children, you will need to find a way to have a successful co-parenting relationship. 

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San Diego is a beautiful place for a summer vacation. Unfortunately my office receives calls during this time of year from a parent who reports that his/her "ex" will not allow the vacation that the parent has been planning for his/her children. My office is very successful in getting the other party to agree. However, in those touch situations, we are also successful, as we were just last week, in getting a court order allowing the vacation to occur. Please see this blog post for more information:
http://www.familylaw-sd.com/blog/making-summer-vacation-plans-work-with-shared-custody-agreements/ 
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