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San Diego Family-Friendly Holiday Events

Posted by Mattis Law, A.P.C. in General

It’s time to get your stockings out and your wreaths hung. San Diego is pretty far from the North Pole, but that doesn’t mean the holiday season can’t be felt in our city that gets 300 days of sun each year. There are plenty of things to see and places to visit to soak up the holiday cheer all over San Diego. Here are just a few of them:read more

San Diego Is Getting Hot

Posted by Mattis Law, A.P.C. in General

San Diego Heats UpSan Diego is getting ready for a heat wave that will send temperatures 10 degrees above average by the weekend. Hot air blowing up from Mexico is expected to make the rest of the week hot and sweaty, increasing heat and humidity from the beach to the desert in east San Diego County.read more

Does A Domestic Violence Victim Have to Testify In San Diego?

Posted by Mattis Law, A.P.C. in General

People who leave abusive situations often do so under extreme stress and the very real threat of repercussions from their abuser, family members, or close friends. On top of these concerns, they may fear bringing their abuser to court, in case they’re required to testify. If you’re concerned about having to testify in a domestic violence case, contact an experienced family law attorney as soon as possible. Your lawyer can help you understand your rights in the case.

If you’re seeking a Domestic Violence Restraining Order (DVRO) in California, you may have to testify. However, you do not always have to appear in court, in person, to testify for a DVRO.  Instead, your testimony can be included as part of the written documentation submitted to the court to establish your need for a DVRO.read more

Emergency Rule 13: Filing a Spousal or Child Support Case During COVID-19

Posted by Mattis Law, A.P.C. in General

Many California families are struggling to determine how to handle the legal requirements in the midst of the Stay at Home Order. California residents have had to transition rapidly and suddenly to new work environments, either with modified work schedules or by working remotely, while others have been laid off completely. In addition, some parents are dealing with modified custody schedules, while divorcees are worried about paying child or spousal support. With the closure of California courts to the public, many are unable to file modifications or new cases until the lockdown is lifted.

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