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Tanya Lynne Robinson Lawyer

Tanya Lynne Robinson

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Divorce & Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support

Tanya Robinson is a practicing lawyer in the state of California.

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Julia Marie Garwood

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Julia M. Garwood is a family law attorney and mediator. Her Certified Family Law Specialist designation indicates that she has met the rigorous standa... (more)

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Charles Byrne Pederson

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Estate, Prenuptial Agreements, Trusts

The Law Offices of Charles B. Pederson is a well-established California law firm dedicated to providing effective, workable and long-lasting solutions... (more)

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Marlene J Keen

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San Diego Family Law Divorce Attorney, Marlene J. Keen limits her practice to Family Law matters including Divorce, Dissolution of Marriage,... (more)

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Emma Magidson Slattery

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Emma Magidson Slattery brings over twelve years of family law experience to Garwood Attorneys. Emma has successfully litigated countless cases in all ... (more)

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Casey Alexander Reeves

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Casey A. Reeves comes to Garwood Attorneys with vast experience in litigation, discovery, and evidence. Having graduated near the top of his classes i... (more)

Jeanne Warren Murray Lawyer

Jeanne Warren Murray

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Divorce & Family Law, Child Custody, Child Support, Military, Collaborative Law

Jeanne Murray is an associate attorney in the San Diego office of Borton Petrini, LLP. She practices mainly in the area of family law. Jeanne is or... (more)

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Frank J. Terrazas

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Frank Terrazas brings fourteen years of combined family law experience to Garwood Attorneys. After receiving his bachelor’s degree in political sci... (more)

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Lia Y. Siganporia

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Divorce & Family Law, Divorce

Garwood Attorneys is proud to welcome Attorney Lia Siganporia to our family law team. Lia received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, w... (more)

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Athanasios K Preovolos

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Thanasi Preovolos was admitted to the California State Bar in 1996 and his entire legal practice is dedicated to assisting his clients in acquiring, g... (more)

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LEGAL TERMS

NEXT OF KIN

The closest relatives, as defined by state law, of a deceased person. Most states recognize the spouse and the nearest blood relatives as next of kin.

MARITAL PROPERTY

Most of the property accumulated by spouses during a marriage, called community property in some states. States differ as to exactly what is included in marital... (more...)
Most of the property accumulated by spouses during a marriage, called community property in some states. States differ as to exactly what is included in marital property; some states include all property and earnings dring the marriage, while others exclude gifts and inheritances.

LEGAL CUSTODY

The right and obligation to make decisions about a child's upbringing, including schooling and medical care. Many states typically have both parents share legal... (more...)
The right and obligation to make decisions about a child's upbringing, including schooling and medical care. Many states typically have both parents share legal custody of a child. Compare physical custody.

CHILD

(1) A son or daughter of any age, sometimes including biological offspring, unborn children, adopted children, stepchildren, foster children and children born o... (more...)
(1) A son or daughter of any age, sometimes including biological offspring, unborn children, adopted children, stepchildren, foster children and children born outside of marriage. (2) A person under an age specified by law, often 14 or 16. For example, state law may require a person to be over the age of 14 to make a valid will, or may define the crime of statutory rape as sex with a person under the age of 16. In this sense, a child can be distinguished from a minor, who is a person under the age of 18 in most states. A person below the specified legal age who is married is often considered an adult rather than a child. See also emancipation.

DILUTION

A situation in which a famous trademark or service mark is used in a context in which the mark's reputation for quality is tarnished or its distinction is blurr... (more...)
A situation in which a famous trademark or service mark is used in a context in which the mark's reputation for quality is tarnished or its distinction is blurred. In this case, trademark infringement exists even though there is no likelihood of customer confusion, which is usually required in cases of trademark infringement. For example, the use of the word Candyland for a pornographic site on the Internet was ruled to dilute the reputation of the Candyland mark for the well-known children's game, even though the traditional basis for trademark infringement (probable customer confusion) wasn't an issue.

PETITIONER

A person who initiates a lawsuit. A synonym for plaintiff, used almost universally in some states and in others for certain types of lawsuits, most commonly div... (more...)
A person who initiates a lawsuit. A synonym for plaintiff, used almost universally in some states and in others for certain types of lawsuits, most commonly divorce and other family law cases.

FAULT DIVORCE

A tradition that required one spouse to prove that the other spouse was legally at fault, to obtain a divorce. The 'innocent' spouse was then granted the divorc... (more...)
A tradition that required one spouse to prove that the other spouse was legally at fault, to obtain a divorce. The 'innocent' spouse was then granted the divorce from the 'guilty' spouse. Today, 35 states still allow a spouse to allege fault in obtaining a divorce. The traditional fault grounds for divorce are adultery, cruelty, desertion, confinement in prison, physical incapacity and incurable insanity. These grounds are also generally referred to as marital misconduct.

WRONGFUL DEATH RECOVERIES

After a wrongful death lawsuit, the portion of a judgment intended to compensate a plaintiff for having to live without a deceased person. The compensation is i... (more...)
After a wrongful death lawsuit, the portion of a judgment intended to compensate a plaintiff for having to live without a deceased person. The compensation is intended to cover the earnings and the emotional comfort and support the deceased person would have provided.

RESTRAINING ORDER

An order from a court directing one person not to do something, such as make contact with another person, enter the family home or remove a child from the state... (more...)
An order from a court directing one person not to do something, such as make contact with another person, enter the family home or remove a child from the state. Restraining orders are typically issued in cases in which spousal abuse or stalking is feared -- or has occurred -- in an attempt to ensure the victim's safety. Restraining orders are also commonly issued to cool down ugly disputes between neighbors.