Amidst heated debate, California’s recent legislation, AB-957, has sparked controversy and concerns regarding parental rights and custody disputes involving a child’s gender identity. The bill, touted by some as groundbreaking, has raised fears that parents unsupportive of their child’s gender identity might risk losing custody. Let’s delve into the nuances of AB-957 and unravel whether […]
About Gina Policastri
Gina Policastri is a Family Law Specialist as certified by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, and partner at Lonich Patton Ehrlich Policastri, where she has worked since graduating from Santa Clara University School of Law. Gina was one of the firm’s first associates and, during her 15 year tenure, has been instrumental in growing the firm into one of the largest family law firms in California.
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No couple gets married expecting to divorce eventually. Unfortunately, there are many situations that might arise (e.g., infidelity, incompatibility, irreconcilable differences, etc.) when divorce becomes the best option. Untangling your joint finances is often one of the most complicated issues. So what happens to your assets in a divorce? You and your spouse must work […]
Unfortunately, extramarital affairs affect many marriages. In fact, according to the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, up to 40 percent of people in long-term relationships have experienced adultery. Allegations of an affair can sometimes be the catalyst for seeking a divorce and can heighten tensions when negotiating a divorce agreement. Even if your […]
The harrowing issue of domestic violence casts a long shadow over countless lives, including those of children who sadly end up caught in the middle of domestic abuse incidents far too often. Many victims of domestic abuse become concerned about their parental rights. In this article, we’ll explore the legal factors associated with domestic abuse […]
Filing a restraining order can provide peace of mind for someone who is being threatened or harassed. However, a court-ordered injunction may not last forever. Renewing a restraining order is vital in staying safe and secure from potential dangers. Therefore, it’s imperative that you know how long an order lasts and how to renew it. The […]
Divorce is a difficult and complex process, but it doesn’t have to be intimidating. From filing paperwork to understanding legal terminology, there are many steps involved in the divorce process that you should become familiar with to understand your rights and make informed decisions about your future. In this blog post, we will answer some […]
Divorce is a difficult and emotionally draining experience, especially when high-value assets are involved. With family networks, businesses, investments, wealth management strategies, and other financial components at stake in the divorce proceedings, it’s important for divorced couples to consider all of their options before making any drastic decisions. Regardless if you choose to settle or […]
You can not overstate the importance of the grandparent-grandchild bond. While siblings, parents, and cousins may be a part of this essential tapestry, there is something uniquely special about grandparents and grandchildren coming together. Grandparents have their own brand of unconditional love that they impart to the youngest generations—one full of shared experience and advice; […]
When one parent wants to move with the children, custody arrangements can become very complicated. If you are in this situation, it is essential to know your legal rights and options. This blog post will help you understand what to do if your ex-spouse wants to move with the children and how you can protect […]
In California, the legal rights of a biological father depend on his relationship to the child’s mother. When a child is born to a couple who are married or in a domestic partnership, the father is automatically considered the child’s legal father. However, the situation becomes more complicated if the couple is unwed. While the […]
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