Just a Few of Many Family Law Issues..Is Yours Here? Check it Out! 530.359.8810

       Attorney has likely seen at least three times the
amount of issues that are listed below—– there is not much that attorney  has not seen ……make sure to see the bottom of this
article if you want to save $250 on fees this month….
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Community Property that Spouse Claims isn’t Community
Contempt of court- Can you get a free attorney?
Credits:  Do you have any coming to you or will you Pay Out?
Child Support — who really gets screwed over?
Civil Harassment Restraining Orders
Child Illegally moved out of the state?
Claimed or alleged abuse of alcohol
Date of Separation
Debt: uncategorized, miscategorized, inappropriately mixed in with
    debt that was not related, resulting in skewed division
DCSS (Dept. Child Support Services) When is it a good idea?
     Do you know why?
Denied Visitation?
Dissomaster– What is it?
DNA Testing–Should you bother and is there a good reason?
Division of Business Assets or Business
Division of Non-Listed Property that One Spouse Lied About
Divorce on Paper
Divorce with Property Issues
Domestic Violence, Including TRO DV or CPO or Criminal issues
Evidentiary issues including the ones that were done improperly
Ex Parte Restraining Orders –Do you need or should you get?
Failure to prepare:  You had a hearing, no one was prepared, and
    the judge of the day was not nice to you?  You lost whatever you
    didn’t prepare for?  and this was the 2nd time?
Failure to properly categorize assets or debts, leaving a huge issue
for who owes what
Fathers Who are Getting Shafted or Run Over
Fathers who are doing OK but Mother claims not the case
Federal bankruptcy:  Filing bankruptcy and whether it will affect your case,    when, how, why…….
Fighting Over Visitation–percentages and calculation
Forensics–Do you need an actual expert on the business?
Forensic Accounting–Do you need it because your spouse has lied?
Guardianship [Attorney does not do dependency or guardianship cases]
Hiding Assets
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Imputing Income when You don’t even have a job
Income–Do you have a regular wage or self employed–does it matter?
Jurisdiction issues
Legal and Physical Custody–Do I really need to know?
Liens, arrears, and contempts
Mediation– why revisiting mediation over and over can fail………
Military Problems Including Orders, Not Paying, Arrears
Money Judgments and Whether it will affect your $$$ and what to do
Mothers Who are Overbearing..or Fathers!
Mothers Who Do Too Little but Claim They are Wonderful, but Are not! 
Medical conditions of one parent– does it mean you can’t have visitation?
Medical Issues– is your child already a special needs child?
Move Away and Why You Might and Might Not Win–advance preparation required
Medications–can you alone force kids to NOT take them?
Mediation  (good, bad, ugly) a lot of it is ugly—yes
Mistake, inadvertence, surprise, excusable neglect
Modification of orders;  lack of orders/what to do?
Parentage– When is it too late once you are on the hook as the Presumed Father?
Parents on Drugs- Illegal Drugs–or even legal drugs
Parents with  Over Consumption of Alcohol
Parents on Anti-anxiety Drugs, Marijuana, or Others–Can it affect YOUR timeshare?
Parents with Criminal record charges, arrests, DV TRO backgrounds?
Paternity Testing; DCSS and whether it’s too late
Personal Property– Was it already yours but spouse says NO?
Private Mediation
New Boyfriend or Girlfriend Issues
Ongoing spousal support vs temporary—big difference!!
Parental Alienation over Kids, new wife issues
Paying for Kids that are not Your kids?  Is it too Late?
Quasi Marital Property
Real Property Liens by attorney
Reimbursement issues
Request for Orders
Res Judicata issues
Restraining Orders– what types are there and do you qualify?
School issues—bullying, intimidation, physical harm
Setting aside judgments; fraud, perjury, duress, mental incapacity, mistake, noncompliance with disclosure requirements, etc.
Teacher at grade school– issues with proper teacher conduct
Self Employed
Separate Property– Is it Really Separate or is it just Commingled?
Special Master
Spousal support –are you entitled?
Spousal support– did you just get rolled over because no one was
         prepared, you didn’t understand how it works, you believed your
         friends and they were wrong, or you didn’t bother to look it up
         and got blindsided??
Tax Return Issues
Title to property; challenging validity or otherwise
Title to Property–is it Disputed, Proven, or Subject to Division?
Timeshare– Do you really Want more time, or just want to pay Less?
Tracing of all assets
Unsafe Daycare
UNDERWATER separate property (real estate)– could this be awarded to the other spouse and you lose all the CASH down you put into it, even if it’s 100k cash??????  Ask attorney—-probably one of the few biggest errors made by a judge in Family law! [Attorney was not on the case when it occurred]
Vacate or set aside
Venue issues
Visitation–do you need more time or less?
Welfare– Does the other parent get it and how it affects your payments?
Working Under the Table– Can you prove it?
Winning your case—– Do you want to and why?

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Landlord and Biting Dogs..Was Your Child Bitten? Was it Under Your Watch, or Not?

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Attorney has been involved in animal law for quite awhile…and also has superior knowledge of the issues facing pitbull dogs, breed bans/dogs, dangerous dogs. rescued dogs and far more…..sometimes parents find that either their dog bit a child, or their own kid was bitten by another tenant’s animal, or the landlord allowed a dangerous dog to live in the apartment (claiming it was a service dog or some ridiculous lie)…..attorney was even involved in a civil suit where the father allegedly stabbed the son and the mother was suing the father civilly for the son’s demise? [The father had texted the son “if you hurt my dogs i will kill you” when he was apparently drunk…..]


If you have been involved in a case where an animal has allegedly caused harm, or where a person has caused harm to your animal or pet, or your own pet has caused harm—–  before you start talking to the police, call attorney  and I may be able to help you. IN FAMILY LAW CASES, THE HARM TO A CHILD WHILE UNDER YOUR WATCH MIGHT BE USED AGAINST YOU, POSSIBLY UNDER FAILURE TO SUPERVISE, NEGLIGENCE, ETC.  THIS CAN INCLUDE IMPROPER CARE, TRAINING AND HANDLING OF PUPPIES, DOGS, AND OTHER ANIMALS. Further, under CA domestic violence law, animals/pets will be often covered, and purposeful harm to an animal will fall under the CA Penal Code Section 597 (it is a huge section, and PC 597.1 is rife with legal issues…)


Best site on Pet Law and Issues, Legal and Otherwise:



An interesting read on landlords/liability/biting dog: https://blog.ceb.com/2018/08/06/are-landlords-liable-for-a-tenants-biting-dog/

Win Your Case 530.359.8810

To win each case, each set of facts will be different in nearly every case, however the laws that apply will likely be the same ones, since most of what we do is governed by the CA Family Code and other codes that could come up (drugs, animals, criminals,driving,stalking,etc.)  Attorney has been involved over the years with family law cases in large cities, even when working part time. There is very little that attorney has not seen; she has been on TV, in newspapers, and in the news years ago for different cases. Most people want an affordable attorney, which is hard to find. Ms. Chan is likely the most affordable in the county, with the highest win rate, especially in the law and motion hearings and the domestic violence cases.

Many cases in family law whether they are in Northern Cal or Southern Cal, should be reasonably the same, the local courts may have their own local rules but basically the CA Family Law Code statewide does apply. Generally, law and motion calendars are about 15-20 minutes and then in some counties long cause case cases are considered “trial.” Trial can be half a day, full day, or many days.

Although Butte County has a new courthouse, their system for the computer and how they organize it is different than many larger courts.  Most larger courts allow you to buy documents online and to pay online. In Butte you cannot do that.


The Beginning of the End

It’s Never Easy…………..see attorney’s other site for much more data!


Years of data on this site link, continuously updated…..attorney has been posting and blogging for over 10 years on  family law issues and animal law cases…………….much of attorney’s work is done for people who are not wealthy, and attorney works with non profit groups and is on the board of directors of a private SPCA in San Joaquin County. Attorney will be partnering locally  next year with educators — our new dog safety for kids education program. There are different programs related to dog safety for kids but the kids in areas with less income usually are the ones that would benefit the most. In addition, our program is one that has already been implemented in Washington, and our dog expert contact gave us permission to use elements from that program to ensure viability.

How CA Wastes $$ on Prisoners

SACRAMENTO — An appeals court has upheld a life sentence given to a Gridley man who looted an evacuated home during the Oroville Dam spillway crisis in 2017.

A three-justice panel of the 3rd District Court of Appeal ruled unanimously Wednesday that 39-year-old John Beebe Jr. was appropriately sentenced to 30 years to life in prison under California’s Three Strikes law.

Attorney opinion:

Any defense attorney will realize:

….3 strikes law doesn’t often work well, especially when applied like this

….we would bet money,  by looking at this defendant, and his background, that he has probably never held much of a job, never got any help that he likely needed when young, and if he did, it wasn’t the right kind of help..he was probably allowed to skate through school, and if he did stay in school, he was probably failing.  To help save a kid that is poor financially is one thing; but to help save youth that are poor but outside of that they are teachable, means that ignoring children who need help is always an issue, and it plays out when we see people that are just plain forgotten and ignored. Yes, drugs will play a part in this, but studies from many years ago have already proven that ignorance and ignoring kids that need help will only make matters worse.

Even today with all the news claiming kids are killing themselves at alarming rates, and with families dwindling in the number of children they have, we still have kids born to families or single parents that will have a very high chance of ending up in prison. Being mentally ill might land you in prison, BUT even, for example–if you are diagnosed as  bipolar, or schizoid, or autistic, you automatically qualify for social security in nearly all cases.   Basically taxpayers end up footing bills for state agencies to run the prisons.  IN this guy’s case, even if he broke into 50 houses, and no one was there, sure it’s a crime. But even MURDERERS do not necessarily get life in prison or 30-life. California law on 3 strikes needs to be changed.