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Your 2020 Super Lawyers

Your 2020 Super Lawyers

The Reape-Rickett Law Firm is excited to announce Shareholders, James P. Reape, Esq. and Matthew A. Breddan, Esq., Senior Attorneys …

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The New Face of Domestic Violence

The New Face of Domestic Violence

For decades, most judges, lawyers, and law enforcement officers defined domestic violence as either actual physical violence or a provable …

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Attorney Steven L. Weiss Joins the Reape-Rickett Law Firm

Attorney Steven L. Weiss Joins the Reape-Rickett Law Firm

The Reape-Rickett Law Firm is excited to announce Steven L. Weiss, Esq. has joined the firm as a valued member …

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Factors That Determine Spousal Support

Factors That Determine Spousal Support

Clients often ask, “Who gets spousal support?”. The answer is relatively simple: Spouses! However, it is more complex than that, …

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How the 2017 Tax Bill Impacts Spousal Support

How the 2017 Tax Bill Impacts Spousal Support

Prior to the passage of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, spousal support payments made under a divorce or …

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Matthew Breddan Elected Haven Hills Board Member

Matthew Breddan Elected Haven Hills Board Member

The Reape-Rickett Law Firm is proud to announce Shareholder Matthew Breddan, Esq. is a new member of the Haven Hills …

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Recognizing Less Easily Identified Forms of Domestic Violence

Recognizing Less Easily Identified Forms of Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence is commonly recognized as physical or sexual violence perpetrated against a spouse, or other personal relationship defined by …

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Filing for Paternity – Where Do I Start?

Filing for Paternity – Where Do I Start?

Paternity or parentage cases are when the Court makes orders stating who a minor child’s legal parents are. There is …

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Matthew Breddan Receives Highest Ethical Rating

Matthew Breddan Receives Highest Ethical Rating

The Reape-Rickett Law Firm is proud to announce shareholder Matthew A. Breddan, Esq. has received an AV Preeminent rating by …

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Why You Need An Attorney

Why You Need An Attorney

Getting married is easy. Get a marriage license. Have a ceremony. Even a ceremony conducted by an Elvis impersonator at …

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James Reape, Voted Your Ultimate Lawyer!

James Reape, Voted Your Ultimate Lawyer!

The Reape-Rickett Law Firm is thrilled to share our Co-Founder and Managing Shareholder, James P. Reape, Esq., has been named …

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What To Do Before You File?

What To Do Before You File?

For many families, summer is the beginning of cross-country trips and new adventures. However, the summer break is also a …

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CHILD SUPPORT IN CALIFORNIA: CHALLENGING THE GUIDELINE

CHILD SUPPORT IN CALIFORNIA: CHALLENGING THE GUIDELINE

Simply stated, payment of child support is meant to ensure the financial needs of children are being met by each …

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The New Impact of Domestic Violence on Child Custody and Visitation

The New Impact of Domestic Violence on Child Custody and Visitation

For many years Family Code Section §3020 instructed the court that “it is the public policy of this state to …

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BUT IT ISN’T FAIR! – Pension and Social Security in Divorce

BUT IT ISN’T FAIR! – Pension and Social Security in Divorce

In California, property acquired during marriage is generally considered community property. Community property is generally divided equally, so that each …

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