This dual qualification gives Claudia deep insight into effective presentation of complex arguments in high-stakes family law appeals.
Some of Claudia’s published family law appellate victories are listed below, and Claudia has served as counsel in many more unpublished family law decisions. She also authored an amicus brief in the California Supreme Court where the Court ruled in her client’s favor, holding a Special Juvenile Immigrant Status proceeding could go forward in the absence of the father.
Claudia has been a member of the State Bar’s Judicial Nominees Evaluation Commission (the “JNE Commission”) and, for many years was Chair of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s State Appellate Judicial Evaluation Committee (“SAJEC”). She is a Fellow of both the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the International Academy of Family Lawyers.
She received her undergraduate degree in philosophy with high honors from Oberlin College.
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Favorable holding that financial support from a third person should not be counted as income of the payee of child support.
Favorable holding that family law declarations are not protected from disclosure by the mediation confidentiality doctrine; pet. for rev. denied; resulted in legislative changes.
Favorable holding that husband and wife could not lawfully release child support and spousal support arrearages accrued by husband before the parties entered into post- dissolution settlement agreement.
Favorable holding that wife of a man who conceived a child out of wedlock cannot come into court claiming the gender-neutral application of the parentage laws to her to oust the biological mother; resulted in legislative changes.
Favorable holding that trial court is required to conduct de novo review of custody and visitation issues to determine child’s best interests where Judgment is not final.
Favorable holding that wife intentionally concealed lottery proceeds entitling former husband to award of entire amount.
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