Supporting Harriet Buhai Center for Family Law

Eve Lopez was profiled as a SuperLawyers Rising Star in the Harriet Buhai Center for Family Law newsletter.

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Ms. Lopez holds the Center’s Pro Per program in high esteem. She recalls speaking with a Center client at an event and noting the woman’s positive outlook after getting the Center’s help. “The Center clients have a higher incidence of awakening about their options than other litigants without help,” she explains. Eve’s motivation to help occurred after she watched a woman without counsel fail to get a restraining order. Ms. Lopez determined that it is “not only the duty but the responsibility of family law attorneys to make meaningful contributions both in donating time and money” to places such as the Center.

Moreover, she feels that the senior family law attorneys have fulfilled their roles as leaders in the practice, and it’s time for the younger generation to “step up.”

Read the original article at:   http://www.hbcfl.org/rising-stars-review-lopez-grager-step-up/

Eve Lopez recognized as a Rising Star for 2016

Eve Lopez, CFLS and Alex Grager, CFLS were selected again to the 2015 Southern California Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.  The Super Lawyers lists are published in Super Lawyers Magazines and in the Los Angeles Magazine.

If you are involved in a custody case…

At Lopez Law Group we strive to provide our clients with up to date legal information and advice.  Many of our clients ask what the courts look for in making child custody orders.  Many parents are understandably concerned, “when and how often will I see my children?”  Here are some general tips:

– Put your children first.  The Court’s job is to determine what custodial arrangement is in the best interest of the child.  The Court is likely to see you as a good parent if you can explain why the schedule (parenting plan) you propose is in your child’s best interest.

Be the parent best able to share.    The Courts want to see parents working together.  Show the Court that you will promote the relationship between your children and the other parent.  Of course you should explain your concerns to the Court about the other parent, but do not disparage the other parent and do not devalue their parenting.  Always make sure that the other parent has all information about your child’s health, education, extra-curricular activities and the like.

– Consider your communications with the other parent.  Be judicious when writing emails or text messages to the other parent.  Always be courteous and polite.  Assume that everything that you write to the other parent will be read by the Judge.  The Court would like to see that you are able to remain civil with the other parent and to work together for your children’s benefit.

If you are involved in a Divorce or a Paternity case, or wish to discussion your specific family law situation, please feel free to contact us.

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