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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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You Have A Judgment For Support, Now What?

You Have A Judgment For Support, Now What?

Oftentimes I hear these exact words when consulting with family law clients. They have been to court and awarded by …

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When Does Spousal Support End?

When Does Spousal Support End?

Clearly the answer to that question depends on your situation. If you’re paying spousal support, the answer is “Not soon …

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How and When Can I End Spousal Support?

How and When Can I End Spousal Support?

This is an often confusing area of the law for many litigants. Part of the reason for this confusion is …

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Waiver Of Support In Premarital Agreements

Waiver Of Support In Premarital Agreements

Many family law practitioners when drafting premarital agreements advised against and stayed away from any attempt to limit, modify or …

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Two Bites

Two Bites

Imagine the following situation: After a long term marriage (more than ten [10] years), the parties enter into a Stipulation …

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