Marina Manoukian

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RESTRAINING ORDERS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, everyone in our communities have been instructed to stay at home. Schools and businesses are closed, and many are trying to work from home. This new normal combined with the stress of the financial instability facing almost everyone, may cause a strain on relationships. In relationships that are vulnerable…

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CALIFORNIA CHILD CUSTODY DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

Child custody cases are stressful to begin with.  With the current Coronavirus Pandemic, the state’s shelter in place directive, and the closure of schools and childcare centers, parents are experiencing added stress and uncertainty.  Many parents may have questions as to how to proceed under these circumstances. Below are some common questions and their answers:…

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ADLI Congratulates Marina Manoukian, Head of Family Law, for passing the Family Law Specialist Exam on her first attempt!

The Certified Family Law Specialist exam is available through the California State Bar. It is offered once every two years. In order to be eligible to take the exam, attorneys must have at least 5 years of experience and specific experience in the area of specialization. The exam includes both essays and multiple choice questions…

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ADLI Successfully Defends Business Against ADA Violation Claim Brought by Frequent ADA Litigant Plaintiff’s Attorney

In the past few years, the number of complaints filed in federal court alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) for construction-related deficiencies has skyrocketed. In the Central District of California alone, such cases have risen from composing approximately 3% of all civil actions filed in 2013 to compose 24% of all civil…

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ADLI Family Law Recovers a $1.25 Million Judgment for Client

The case, spearheaded by Marina Manoukian (ADLI’s Head of Family Law), involved domesticating an out-of-state judgment, to collect $1.33 million owed.  The judgment debtor owned a debt-free vacation property that he was attempting to liquidate so that he could avoid paying the assigned judgment.  Manoukian was able to freeze the funds by obtaining an ex-parte…

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ADLI Law Group’s Attorney Marina Manoukian Receives Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating

Marina Manoukian, Head of the Family Law department at ADLI Law Group, is the latest ADLI attorney to receive an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell.  It is with much excitement that we congratulate Marina on this well-deserved professional distinction. The Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating is the gold standard in attorney ratings. It highlights lawyers…

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Child Custody – Does the Child Get a Say?

Child Custody is one of the most important issues to be decided in a martial dissolution case. Indeed, parents going through divorce may end up spending tens of thousands of dollars and countless sleepless nights fighting over child custody and visitation. The issue of child custody has two components: (1) legal custody, and (2) physical…

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Update on Who Gets the Dog in the Divorce

Last year, I wrote about who gets the family pet in divorces in California.  Apparently, the topic was also important to lawmakers in Illinois.  They passed a bill that would allow the courts in Illinois to make determinations of who gets the family pet based on the well-being of the animal.  Below is the language…

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New Law Requires Children Under 15 to Have an Attorney Before They Are Allowed to Waive Their Miranda Rights

It is a parent’s worst nightmare for their child to be arrested and possibly prosecuted for a crime. In 2015, law enforcement agencies in the U.S. made an estimated 921,600 arrests of persons under the age of 18, which is a decrease compared to 2006. Nevertheless, for parents, how children are treated by law enforcement…

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California Appellate Court Clarifies the Standard Necessary for Modification of Parenting Or Visitation Arrangement

On October 30, 2017m the 2nd District Court of Appeal in the case of In re Marriage of Furie 2017 Cal.Ap.. LEXIS 946 held that a “change of circumstances” is not necessary to modify a parenting or visitation arrangement not amount to a change of custody. Although the requested modification in that case involved was…

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