Gina N. Policastri, Certified Family Law Specialist

Posted February 10, 2011 in Family Law, Firm News by Lonich and Patton.


February 10, 2011
Gina N. Policastri, Certified Family Law Specialist
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Lonich & Patton, LLP is proud to announce that on February 1, 2011, Gina N. Policastri was certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization, State Bar of California as a Family Law Specialist.  Ms. Policastri joins David A. Patton and Mitchell T. Ehrlich as the firm’s third Family Law Specialist.

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David Patton Secures Primary Custody & Move Away Order in Hotly Contested Child Custody Case

Posted May 5, 2010 in Family Law, Firm News by Michael Lonich.

Following a lengthy trial, the Santa Clara County Family Court ruled in favor of Mr. Patton’s client, awarding full custody of the children to the mother and giving her the right to move to another state with the children.

Father in this case sought 100% custody of the children and wanted to prevent Mother from taking the children to another state.

The court found that using the “best interests” standard followed in California for initial custody determinations, Mother should be awarded full custody and be permitted to move out of state with the children. The custody battle included allegations of domestic violence and inappropriate physical punishment of one of the children. The court took testimony from a court appointed expert, who had completed a custody evaluation involving both parents and the children, as well as testimony from experts hired by Father.

Upon considering all the evidence presented, the court found Mr. Patton’s evidence and arguments to be persuasive and granted Mother the right to move away with the children to another state.

Mr. Patton is a Certified Family Law Specialist as certified by The State Bar of California Board of  Legal Specialization and limits his practice exclusively to family law (divorce, child custody, domestic violence, restraining orders, spousal support, etc.). His certification is provided by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.

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Posted March 10, 2010 in Firm News by Michael Lonich.

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Posted February 22, 2010 in Firm News by Michael Lonich.

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Posted February 10, 2010 in Firm News by Michael Lonich.

Join Lonich and Patton, LLP at the  Succession Planning Seminar: Leveraging a Legacy on April 29th, 2010.  This is an event for owners and executives of successful, family owned or closely held, businesses who are trying to efficiently guide their company to greater success today. Gain a lot of useful information by attending this prestigious event including;

  • 6 practical steps to increase the success, sustainability, productivity and value of your business.
  • Discover how you can effectively plan, strategize and utilize your resources to thrive in this current economic climate.
  • Learn how to set up the company for an eventual transition.
  • Learn how all the pieces fit together (tax, legal, financial, banking) to create the ultimate succession plan.

We look forward to seeing you there!  For more information please visit the event website at

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