Anka and Yeager: Sanctions, Child Custody

In re Marriage of Anka and Yeager (Sanctions; Child Custody Evaluation)

California Court of Appeal, 2nd District

Published Opinion, (2019) 31 Cal.App.5th 1115

File Date:
Filed 2/4/19

In the case In re Marriage of Anka and Yeager, the appellate court affirmed an award of $50,000 in sanctions against an attorney “for disclosing information contained in a confidential child custody evaluation report” in violation of Family Code sections 3025.5 and 3111, but reversed the family court order against the client. The family court sanctioned the attorney for using confidential information from a child custody evaluation report in one case for a deposition in another matter. There was a request to depublish the opinion, which Los Angeles top family law attorney Christopher C. Melcher opposed. The California Supreme Court denied the request to depublish.

Opinion: Anka and Yeager 2-4-19

Walzer Melcher’s Opposition to Request to Depublish Opinion: Anka Letter Opposing Depublication