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Blog Posts in May, 2011

Court Upholds SPOUSAL SUPPORT WAIVER In PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENT

Spousal Support Waivers in Premarital Agreements May Be Enforced Marriage of Howell (May 24, 2011) 195 Cal.App.4th 1062 The Fourth District out of San Diego County recently published an opinion ...
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Announcing the Launch of LAFMS - DIVORCE and FAMILY LAW MEDIATION in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills!

I Am Pleased to Announce the Launch of LOS ANGELES FAMILY MEDIATION SERVICES Mediators and Co-Mediators Serving the Greater Los Angeles Area Some of you may know that within the Coachella Valley, I am ...
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FORM OF TITLE Trumps COMMUNITY PROPERTY PRESUMPTION Where Life Insurance Is An Asset in DIVORCE

Marriage of Valli, B222435 PLEASE NOTE - The California Supreme Court granted review of this decision on 8/24/11 and as a result the opinion reviewed below has been vacated. 8/26/11 TWA POSTSCRIPT: On ...
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RECURRING GIFTS From Parents May Be "INCOME" For Purposes of Determining Need for ATTORNEY FEES!

Family Gifts to the Other Party Can Be a Source for Your Own Attorney Fees As I have been trumpeting now for months, the appellate courts are actively attempting to control and limit family law ...
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Marriage of Davenport: Trial Court SANCTIONS Wife Under FC Section 271 for Her ATTORNEYS' "UNBRIDLED AGGRESSION" In Family Court Proceedings!

A Shifting Judicial Response to Overzealous Advocacy: Excessively Exuberant and Inflammatory Litigation Tactics Will Not Be Tolerated in California Marriage of Davenport (2011) 194 Cal.App.4th 1507 In ...
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San Diego Trial Court REVERSED (Again) in MOVE-AWAY Case

Parental Relocations and Move-Away Cases In response to a recent article I posted about the case of F.T. vs. L.J., the mother of the Mother in Mark T. vs. Jaime Z. submitted a comment about a new ...
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Announcing the REVENGE of ELKINS - How Family Courts Are Making Your DIVORCE More Expensive Than Ever Before!

The consequences from the 2011 Elkin's Task Force changes to the Family Code are beginning to take roost, making your efforts to obtain a California divorce, legal separation, annulment, or ...
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