statement of decision

Court of Appeal affirms family court decision based on fundamental appellate rules

Years after a mother and father (GMSR’s client) agreed to a final custody order involving their daughter, a family law court modified the order, granting the father tie-breaking authority in the event that the two parents disagreed about healthcare or educational decisions. The mother appealed. 

In re Marriage of Saab and Zagorsky (Apr. 24, 2024, A166160) 2024 WL 1756082

Court of Appeal affirms family court decision based on fundamental appellate rules

May 15, 2023 Alana H. Rotter
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