J.D. Harvard Law School ‘73
M.A. Columbia University
B.A. Yale University
Mediator, Judge Pro-Tem
Certified Family Law Specialist
licensed by the State Bar of California
Stan is a member of the
San Diego North County Bar Association.
Licensed to practice in California, Maryland, Washington D.C., & Georgia
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Twenty-seven dead. What does a person think or say about it?
A frequent complaint among women seems to be, 'Where have the men gone?'
In the vast majority of divorces, husbands are still the high earners...
What's in a name? Demonstration or attack?
In one of my current cases, a husband and wife I represent are being sued by the husband's mother (!) over what she calls a several hundred thousand dollar loan. Mom's complant is based on a document entitled, "Promissory Note."...
In this blog, fiat means an authoritative or arbitrary order, not fix it again Tony.
Government by fiat would be government by orders issued by prince or a king, not by laws passed by a democratically elected legislature such as Congress. Government by decree is same thing, although you might think decrees were more likely to be issued by a dictator...
Although Family Law is technically part of civil litigation, sometimes the names used for the same things in Family Law and in 'normal' civil litigation are different. Family Law is also form driven while normal civil litigation is not...
Birth rates fascinate me. Demography is destiny, as somebody once said.
As prosperity increases, birthrates decline. This appears to be a universal rule. It takes roughly 2.2 births per female for both parents to...
Like most Americans, I'm concerned about the looming loss of our superpower status to China and the challenge of Islam. Our comfortable normal seems to be changing into an uncomfortable abnormal. On the other hand...
After the Supreme Court's ruling on ObamaCare, it's impossible to resist commenting on the role of the Court in American law. Essentially the ruling is another battle in the war for supremacy between the federal government and state governments. The federal government won this one. It's won most of them.
This war has been going on since...
Did you know that the United States has a National Industrial Policy? If you don't, take a look at the Web site of the National Labor Relations Board.
In 1932 after Roosevelt's election, Congress passed the Norris-LaGuardia Act, which removed...
I write all of this site's content myself. You're not reading canned content tossed off for some web marketing gorilla by an anonymous copywriter pretending to be me. You're looking for a great lawyer, not a copywriter.
Be aware of your divorce rights!
You may lose them if you don't consult a qualified, experienced divorce lawyer at the first sign of a breakup...
Obama thinks he's FDR. Prediction: if the Supreme Court finds ObamaCare unconstitutional, Obama will attempt to pack the Court.
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