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Judy L. Burger provides aggressive representation in highly conflicted family law cases. She believes that children have a right to a strong and loving relationship with both good parents and will fight to ensure that this right is exercised.
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Serving all Northern California Counties: Offices in Gold River and San Francisco aggressive representation for all family law matters including: custody, visitation, domestic violence, restraining orders, divorce, property division and more.
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The Law Offices of Judy L. Burger can assist you in fighting for your rights and those of your children in a visitation or custody dispute. Contact Judy L. Burger for high conflict cases in and around the Sacramento and San Francisco Bay areas.

Renewing a Family Law Judgment

by Judy L. Burger on March 4, 2013

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A money judgment from a family law case does not expire. The judgment is active and valid until all monies have been paid in full. There are reasons, however, to have your family law money judgment renewed. Family law judgments accrue interest at the rate of 10% per year. For example, if you have a […]



Sometimes family law judgments are even harder to collect than regular debts because of the unpleasant emotions attached to the judgment in the mind of the payer. The anger and bitterness that develops during divorce or custody proceedings often continues, even after the court battle is over. If your former spouse or partner was ordered […]


Common Defenses Against Collection of Family Law Judgments

by Judy L. Burger on February 28, 2013


If you are the debtor in a family law judgment case who needs to defend against a collection action, your attorney may choose from a variety of options in your defense. One of the tools used to defend collection by way of garnishment is a Claim of Exemption. Your attorney will prepare a document explaining […]


Collecting Money Owed to You from a Family Law Judgment

by Judy L. Burger on February 27, 2013


If a former spouse or partner owes you money based on a judgment in a family law case, it is important for you to know that in California the collection of money from a family law judgment is the responsibility of the person to whom the money is owed. In other words, if you don’t […]


A Problem Same-Sex Couples May Not Have Considered

by Judy L. Burger on February 26, 2013


Many couples rushed at the chance to get married when Massachusetts passed a law allowing same-sex marriages back in 2004. From all over the country, couples flew to Massachusetts, staying only long enough to get married before returning to their home states. Unfortunately, just like many heterosexual marriages, things don’t always work out and many […]


Standard Child Abuse and Neglect Legal Procedures in California

February 25, 2013

When someone files a credible report regarding a child in danger, an investigation must be conducted by either a social worker or the police. They will decide if the child appears to be in imminent danger and whether it is necessary to remove the child from his or her home. Police or the social workers […]

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Basic Information About Child Support in California

February 22, 2013
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Child support is an amount of money a court orders either one parent or both parents to pay every month to help pay for the care of their child or children. Child support is normally ordered after a petition for divorce is filed, and usually the non-custodial parent pays child support to the custodial parent. […]

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What to Look for in a Divorce Attorney

February 21, 2013
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Finding the Right Attorney Family law matters usually involve highly charged emotions as people deal with the fallout from a broken marriage, a messy divorce and ongoing custody issues. When emotions run high, it’s critical to have an attorney who can clearly explain the ground rules and impart confidence that your case is being handled […]

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What are the Basics of an Annulment in California?

February 20, 2013

We recently discussed the ongoing saga of Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries. Our readers may recall that the couple split up after being married for a very short time. Kardashian wants a divorce while Humphries wants an annulment. Most people are familiar with divorce, but what exactly is an annulment and how do you go […]

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Basic Paternity Rules in California

February 19, 2013
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Establishing Paternity When a woman gives birth to a child, California law automatically recognizes that woman as the mother of the child. If the woman is married and living with her spouse, then her husband is recognized as the child’s father. However, if the two parties are not married, then the law only recognizes the […]

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Becoming an Adult by Emancipation in California

February 15, 2013

Emancipation is a legal way for a child to become an adult before reaching the age of adulthood, which in California is eighteen years. Once a child is emancipated, his or her parents do not legally have custody or control of him or her any longer. Children who are emancipated lose the right to be […]

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