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Joan Alison Watters
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Joan Watters’s Legal Cases

7 total

  • In re Marriage of Britten (SUCCESSFUL APPEAL)

    Practice Area:
    Appeals
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2009
    Outcome:
    Reversed/vacated four Trial court orders.
    Description:
    Successful Appeal overturned four trial court orders. Fifth DCA found abuse of discretion, reversed and remanded, and also granted request to remove judge from case. Opposing trial counsel-C.D. Harbottle, Judge-William Silviera.
  • In re Marriage of Thomas (SUCCESSFUL APPEAL)

    Practice Area:
    Appeals
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2009
    Outcome:
    Successfully appealed family law order.
    Description:
    Trial court abused its discretion when it ordered excessive child support to be paid by client. Order was reversed. Opposing trial counsel-James Preston. Judge-Brett Alldredge. Opposing Appellate counsel-Katherine Bakergumbprecht-Davies
  • In re Marriage of Maciel (SUCCESSFUL APPEAL)

    Practice Area:
    Appeals
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2008
    Outcome:
    Successfully defended an appeal to reverse a Spousal Support order.
    Description:
    Defended an appeal brought by opposing party (retired Family Law Judge) who challenged significant spousal support order obtained for client. Oral argument was requested by Fifth DCA, after which our order was affirmed.
  • Spousal Support

    Practice Area:
    Alimony
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2008
    Outcome:
    Successfully negotiated Long Term Spousal Support
    Description:
    Through negotiation, obtained one of the highest spousal support awards in Central Valley California for client.
  • Defended False Accusation of Child Abuse

    Practice Area:
    Child custody
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2002
    Outcome:
    Obtained full custody of children for client
    Description:
    Father falsely accused of child abuse. Defended father and obtained full custody switch from accuser mother to client father.
  • Alternate Dispute Resolution

    Practice Area:
    Divorce and separation
    Outcome:
    Multi Million Dollar Out of Court Settlement
    Description:
    Through negotiation, settled several high net worth Family Law cases.
  • In re Guardianship of A.N. (SUCCESSFUL APPEAL)

    Practice Area:
    Appeals
    Date:
    Aug 07, 2013
    Outcome:
    Reversed Guardianship Order, returned custody to Father.
    Description:
    Trial Court denied Father a fair hearing, sealed records from him, made findings based on nothing but hearsay, abused its discretion and violated Father's constitutional right to fair hearing. Guardianship order was reversed, and Letters of Guardianship required to be vacated. Custody returned to Father.