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[11/15] Garcia v. Escobar
Remanding a case in which a juvenile court issued a protective order enjoining domestic abuse, holding that after juvenile court has terminated its jurisdiction, the family court has jurisdiction over the domestic violence order and may issue a renewal, and returned the case to superior court to apply the Family Code Section 6345 renewal statute.

[10/30] In re Marriage of Furie
In a child support action, the trial court's order denying father's request to reduce his child support obligations and requiring him to pay requested orthodontic expenses is affirmed where the trial court: 1) was not required to issue a written order; 2) did not abuse its discretion in concluding the orthodontic expenses were not covered by insurance and giving mother sole authority to make decisions regarding children's orthodontic care; 3) and did not abuse its discretion in determining father controlled a trust.

[10/23] In Re Aiden L.
Vacating an order terminating parental rights and remanding a case where the Los Angeles juvenile court properly exercised temporary emergency jurisdiction over a child whose home state was Arizona because the court failed to contact Arizona and allow that state to assert its jurisdiction over the child prior to the entry of the order terminating parental rights or otherwise rule on their jurisdiction over the child.

[10/19] In Re Kayla W.
Reversing the juvenile court's dispositional order where the court had denied a parent's request for appointed counsel at the hearing and erred in finding that she lacked standing to participate in the juvenile's dependency proceedings.

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Family Law

[11/15] Garcia v. Escobar
Remanding a case in which a juvenile court issued a protective order enjoining domestic abuse, holding that after juvenile court has terminated its jurisdiction, the family court has jurisdiction over the domestic violence order and may issue a renewal, and returned the case to superior court to apply the Family Code Section 6345 renewal statute.

[10/30] In re Marriage of Furie
In a child support action, the trial court's order denying father's request to reduce his child support obligations and requiring him to pay requested orthodontic expenses is affirmed where the trial court: 1) was not required to issue a written order; 2) did not abuse its discretion in concluding the orthodontic expenses were not covered by insurance and giving mother sole authority to make decisions regarding children's orthodontic care; 3) and did not abuse its discretion in determining father controlled a trust.

[10/23] In Re Aiden L.
Vacating an order terminating parental rights and remanding a case where the Los Angeles juvenile court properly exercised temporary emergency jurisdiction over a child whose home state was Arizona because the court failed to contact Arizona and allow that state to assert its jurisdiction over the child prior to the entry of the order terminating parental rights or otherwise rule on their jurisdiction over the child.

[10/19] In Re Kayla W.
Reversing the juvenile court's dispositional order where the court had denied a parent's request for appointed counsel at the hearing and erred in finding that she lacked standing to participate in the juvenile's dependency proceedings.

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