Asking the Court to Allow You to Move Away from Area with Your Child

By: Wallin & Klarich

Once a divorce petition is filed, both parties are restrained from removing the child(ren) from the jurisdiction (area) without prior written consent of the other party. Let’s say you have recently filed for divorce and you now want to move to Hawaii with your two young children. If the other party (your spouse) is opposed …

Posted In: Child Custody Issues

Divorce: A Sentence (or Lottery) of Lifetime Spousal Support?

By: Wallin & Klarich

The California Family Code differentiates marriages that last for ten years or longer and marriages that last for less than ten years. Many Californians believe that this distinction means that, if a marriage lasts for ten years or longer, then the payer of spousal support (called the supporting party) must continue paying spousal support for …

Posted In: Family Law Issues

Officer’s Must Use “Common Sense” on Vehicle Impounds

By: Wallin & Klarich

In light of the decision in Miranda v. Cornelius, 429 F3d 858 (9th Cir. 2005), the California courts have now weigh in on the issue of impounding vehicles pursuant to an arrest. In the most recent decision in People v. Williams, 2006 Cal.App. LEXIS 1932, the officer impounded a vehicle driven by an individual arrested …

Posted In: Law & Information

Search and Seizure – Cell Phone Records

By: Wallin & Klarich

Search & Seizure – Cell Phones & Searches Incident to Lawful Arrest – United States v. Jacob Pierce Finley In an opinion issued by the United States Court of Appeals – Fifth Circuit on January 26, 2007, the Court clearly answered an important question about the legality of searching the contents (text messages and call …

Posted In: Law & Information

Child Custody – Clearing up the Confusion

By: Wallin & Klarich

There has recently been a great deal of confusion concerning physical and legal custody of children upon divorce. At the conclusion of a divorce proceeding, parties commonly come to a stipulation or agreement where they will share both physical and legal custody of children, but rarely do they know what they are exactly getting into. …

Posted In: Family Law Issues

LAWSUITS CHALLENGE LAPD IMMIGRATION POLICY

By: Wallin & Klarich

A lawsuit was filed recently in LA Superior Court by residents of the City of Los Angeles seeking to stop the Los Angeles Police Department from enforcing its longstanding “Special Order 40.” The lawsuit alleges that Special Order 40, as well as the practices of the LAPD relating to that Order, run contrary to the …

Posted In: Immigration Matters

About Wallin & Klarich

About Wallin

Wallin & Klarich was established in 1981. Over the past 32 years, our law firm has helped tens of thousands of families in their time of legal need. Regardless of whether our clients faced criminal or DUI charges, the loss of their driving privilege, or wanted to clean up their criminal record, we have been there to help them.