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Proper Child Support Calculation

Mar 1, 2018

You are entitled to Statewide Guideline Child Support orders calculated properly. We understand the calculation program as well as the common pitfalls caused by improper input. As examples: Imputation of income requires actual evidence of the ability to earn and is not simply granted at the request of one party. Formula “hardships” for other supported …

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Property Division and other Financial Litigation – Constantly Evaluate Genuine Settlement Value

Mar 1, 2018

Does it make any sense to incur $5,000.00 in attorneys fees for the chance of collecting $4,000.00 from your former spouse or partner? Not unless you are assured that your request for an attorneys fees order will be granted and the total debt is collectible (which is simply not always the case). Take another very …

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Our Position on Initial Custody Requests

Mar 1, 2018

Clients hire attorneys that they believe will increase their likelihood of “winning” and who also reflect the client’s philosophical viewpoint. If you don’t agree with ours, ask yourself if you have genuinely realistic expectations. Although we are always our client’s zealous advocates, we continuously ask our clients to examine the best interests of their children. …

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Congratulations to Grace O’Duffy, Winner of $2000 Hughes Law Group Non-Pro Championship

Oct 31, 2016

Congratulations to Grace O’Duffy (pictured with Melanie Hughes).  Grace rode “White Out” owned by Lisa Durbrow and won the “Hughes Law Group $2,000.00 Championship” at the “Let’s Show Halloween Celebration” held October 26-30, 2016 at the Murieta Equestrian Center in Rancho Murieta, California. Each year, Hughes Law Group is proud to sponsor and encourage young equestrians.  …

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Congratulations to Shelley Evans, Winner of Hughes Law Group 2015 Championship at Rancho Murieta

Oct 26, 2015

On Sunday, October 25, 2015, Shelley Evans, the owner and rider of “Rolling River” won the “$2,000.00 Hughes Law Group 2’3″ Non-Pro Championship” at The “Let’s Show Halloween Celebration” held at the Rancho Murieta Equestrian Center. Hughes Law Group is proud to sponsor this event each year and encourage equestrians who are jumping 0.70 meters …

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Congratulations to Zacko Hardin, Winner of Hughes Law Group 2014 Non-Pro Championship

Oct 27, 2014

Congratulations to Zacko Hardin, riding for Kristin Hardin (pictured with Zacko), aboard “Chaparalls Priceless”.  He won the “Hughes Law Group $1,500.00 2’3″ Championship” at the “Let’s Show Halloween Celebration” held October 22-26, 2014 at the Murieta Equestrian Center in Rancho Murieta, California.   Also pictured is Peter McGregor of Southern Cross Stables. Each year, Hughes Law Group …

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Congratulations to Sophia Kregoski – Winner of the 2013 “$1,000.00 Hughes Law Group Championship”

Oct 28, 2013

On Sunday, October 27, 2013, Sophia Kregoski aboard “Bliss” beat out 22 other riders to win the “Hughes Law Group $1,000.00 Championship” at The “Let’s Show Halloween Championship Show” held at the Murieta Equestrian Center in Rancho Murieta, California.  Sophia trains with Melinda Kregoski at Equine Unlimited, Inc. in Rescue, California. Each year, Hughes Law Group is …

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Fundamental Right To Marry Restored For All Californians

Jun 28, 2013

Earlier this week, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that section 3 of the Federal Defense of Marriage Act (D.O.M.A.) is unconstitutional. According to the majority opinion by Justice Anthony Kennedy, “Although Congress has great authority to design laws to fit its own conception of sound national policy, it cannot deny the liberty …

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Congratulations to Ava Ewing – Winner of the 2012 “$1,000.00 Hughes Law Group Championship”

Oct 29, 2012

On Sunday, October 28, 2012, Ava Ewing, the young owner and rider of her pony, Dressed For Success, beat out 29 other riders to win the “Hughes Law Group $1,000.00 Championship” at The “Let’s Show Halloween Celebration & Championship Show” held at the Rancho Murieta Equestrian Center.Hughes Law Group is proud to sponsor this event …

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The Destruction of Disparaging Comments

Jun 13, 2012

In my practice of Family Law for twenty years, I’ve heard several judges give “the speech” to child custody litigants that refuse to recognize the destruction that their negative comments have upon their children.  Apparently, the source of the admonishment is former Minnesota Family Law Judge Michael Haas who wrote the following in 2001: “Your …

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