Attorney's BriefCase

California Family Law

California Family Law is an exhaustive compendium of all the cases and statutes you'll encounter as an attorney, judge, or commissioner handling family law matters or as a forensic accountant testifying in family law hearings or trials. Our authors have selected all the leading family law cases -- not just up-to-date black letter law, but also all important variations as integrated by California's appellate courts.


Main Subject Index
  • Attorney Fees
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Interests
  • Child Support
  • Community Property Issues
  • Custody and Visitation
  • Death of a Spouse
  • Domestic Partners
  • Domestic Violence
  • Employment Benefits-Other
  • Employment Benefits-Pension/Disability
  • Enforcement
  • Family Residence/Real Property
  • Income Tax Matters
  • Interstate Custody/UCCJA
  • Interstate Custody/UCCJEA
  • Jurisdiction
  • Marital Status
  • Premarital and Postnuptial Agreements
  • Procedure After Trial/Hearing
  • Procedure Before Trial/Hearing
  • Spousal Support
  • Unmarried Cohabitors

The Authors

Garrett C. Dailey, Esq., CFLS
Attorney at Law, Oakland, California

Mr. Dailey is a practicing family law attorney with offices in Oakland. He is a Certified Family Law Specialist, a Fellow in the American and International Academies of Matrimonial Lawyers and a Diplomate in the American College of Family Trial Attorneys. He was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the State Bar Family Law Section. He has been named one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Northern California numerous times by Super Lawyers and is listed in "The Best Lawyers in America." He is a recipient of the LACBA Brandeis, ACFLS Hall of Fame, and AAML SoCal Family Law Person of the Year awards. Emphasizing appellate practice, his published cases include: Valli, Elkins, LaMusga; Facter, Hibbard, Hill & Dittmer, Cadwell-Faso, Dellaria & Blickman, Alter, Barthold, Heiner, Pearlstein, Nicholson & Sparks, Drapeau, and Copeman.

Hon. James H. Libbey
Family Law Commissioner,
Contra Costa County Superior Court

James H. Libbey retired after more than 25 years as Family Law Commissioner for the Contra Costa County Superior Court. A graduate of the University of San Francisco Law School, Mr. Libbey was an editorial consultant to Matthew Bender's California Family Law Monthly, a frequent lecturer to the California Judicial College and a panelist in CEB seminars devoted to family law issues. Mr. Libbey was voted "Family Law Judge of the Year" by the Family Law Section of the State Bar.