Cultural Competency in Family Practice

SATURDAY, JULY 26, 2014

IRANIAN AMERICAN LAWYERS ASSOCIATION The first association of Iranian American attorneys in the U.S. – Established 1994 presents CULTURAL COMPETENCY IN FAMILY PRACTICE – “Serving Two Legal Masters” 8 panels of family law judges and practitioners examine interactions between family law litigation in California and foreign . . . → Read More: Cultural Competency in Family Practice

Good Faith Belief in Valid Marriage is Subjective

In a landmark decision, the California Supreme Court reversed 25 years of California law that a cultural marriage must be both in “good faith” and “reasonable” to be valid.

In reversing IRMO Vryonis (1988) 202 Cal.App.3d 712, the Court stated: “We disagree with Vryonis and its progeny to the extent they hold good faith . . . → Read More: Good Faith Belief in Valid Marriage is Subjective

California: Good Faith Belief in Cultural Marriage may be Unreasonable

California Appellate Court, 6th District (Santa Clara): Vryonis decision (1988) invalidating Iranian Cultural Marriage was erroneous

Santa Clara, California, April 19, 2011: In Ceja v. Rudolph & Sletten, Inc., the California Appellate Court for the 6th District held that an innocent party to an invalid marriage would be entitled to marital benefits even if . . . → Read More: California: Good Faith Belief in Cultural Marriage may be Unreasonable