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Practicing LGBT Family Law in a Post-OBERGEFELL World

GP Solo 2017 Post-Obergefell [Published in GPSolo Magazine, ABA Solo Small Firm and General Practice Division, January/February 2017] © By Deborah H. Wald, Esq.

Who is a Parent?

©August 2015 Deborah H. Wald, Esq. (download *.pdf) Below is a summary of the most important California cases attempting to answer the critical question:  which relationships between children and the adults they rely on merit legal protection?  These cases, read together, give us guidance on some of the issues the courts are grappling with in […]

California is Behind the Times

[Published in The Los Angeles Daily Journal, October 5, 2004] © Deborah Wald, Esq. By Deborah Wald, Esq. People tend to think of California as being ahead of the curve on family law issues. After all, aren’t we the “palimony” state, famous for Marvin v. Marvin (1976) 18 Cal.3d 660? And who can forget the […]

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