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Blog Posts in January, 2017

Divorce and Family Law Second Opinions | Best Second Opinion Feedback Supporting Attorneys and Their Clients!

Family Law and Divorce Case Second Opinions - New Paradigm for 2017! Thurman Arnold III introduced the second legal opinion for dissolution and non-marital family law cases on this website about 10 ...
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Michael C. Peterson Named As a 2017 Super Lawyers "Rising Star"!!!

Michael C. Peterson, CFLS, Named As a 2017 Super Lawyers™ Rising Star! I am so pleased and proud to announce that Michael Peterson has received the honor of being named as a Thomson Reuters ...
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Can Supported Retired Spouse Be Forced to Fund Own Support or Resume Working After Age 65 | Marriage of McLain

Extending Marriage of Reynolds, Senior Citizens Facing Divorce Cannot Be Forced to Quit Retirement to Fund Their Self-Support The California Fourth Appellate District, Division Two, which includes ...
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How Oppose Illegal Video or Audio Recordings in DV and Other Family Law Proceedings?

What to Do With Illegally Obtained Recordings in Domestic Violence and Other Family Law Situations Over the years I've seen a lot of attempted over-reaches by parties to family law cases. One is ...
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Understanding What Underlies Family Code Section 721 | Fiduciary Duty Obligations Upon Marriage

Family Code Section 721 | The Starting Point for All Interspousal Fiduciary Duty Analysis in Divorce! In financial transactions between spouses (so-called "interspousal transactions"), or ...
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Excluding evidence outside pleadings, including "incidents" not alleged in Request for DVTRO Orders

How Do I Exclude Evidence That Is Outside of the Scope of the Pleadings Filed By the Other Party At My Family Law RFO or Domestic Violence Hearing? While historically it has seemed that Family Court ...
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Marriage of Sagonowsky | Family Code 271 Sanctions Limited to Awards For Attorney Fees and Costs | Try CCP Section 128.5!

Family Code Section 271 Only Authorizes Trial Courts to Issue Sanctions' Awards in the Form of Attorney Fees and Costs, and Not General Damages for the Consequences of Alleged Misconduct We've ...
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Overview of Procedure and Process in Divorce, From the Initial Petition Filing to Judgment

What Is the Divorce Process From Initial Petition Filing, to Requests for Temporary Orders, to Judgment and the Conclusion of the Case? My goal is to empower and introduce you, the legal consumer, ...
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Timing Basics for Appealing Family Court Judgments and Orders: Part III

An Overview of Basic Appellate Concepts Relating to Divorce and Family Law Cases - Part 3 As discussed in Part 2 of this appeal mini-series, there are two basic types of appeals from divorce court and ...
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Simplified Overview of How Property Rights Are Determined In Divorce | Dividing Community and Separate Property

Thurman's Best Attempt At a Simple Outline of the Divorce Process - Issues Involving Money Many people bump into the Enlightened Divorce Blog™ while trying to figure out how to handle, ...
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