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Magnitude 8.1 Earthquake Rocks California Laws Governing Date of Separation - Meet Marriage of Davis!

California Divorce Laws Rocked by Seismic Shift In Defining Date of Separation ! Marriage of Davis (7/20/15) [Click to Read] By T.W. Arnold III, CFLS In what is possibly its most shocking family law ...
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What Are the Important COURT FILING and SERVICE DEADLINES in Divorce and Family Law?

Q. I am an in Pro Per dad getting tripped up by the rules pertaining to service in my divorce proceedings. I seem to get something wrong every time! Can you give us an outline of when to serve what, ...
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Marriage of Facter: Best Practices for Drafting California Premarital Agreements Waiving or Limiting Spousal Support

Marriage of Facter : Appellate Court Clues About Unconscionability of Spousal Support (and Other) Waivers in Prenups at Time of Enforcement By TWA III The lawyers among you will know that California ...
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What Is the MARITAL PRIVILEGE in California Family Law and When Does It Apply to Testimony?

Marital Privileges Not To Testify Against Spouse or Domestic Partner Sometimes married persons who are in litigation with third parties (i.e., former spouses and co-parents) are asked to reveal ...
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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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We Married As a California SAME-SEX Couple But Since I Have Completed My SEX-CHANGE OPERATION.

Q. I was married in June, 2008 as Patricia B. to Jill G. I obtained a name and gender change court decree several months later. We now want to marry as a different-sex couple. Do we need to first ...
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My Wife is Living With a Male Renter - Does This Affect My SUPPORT OBLIGATION?

Q. If my wife is living with a male renter, and I suspect they are boyfriend-girlfriend, does this affect the amount of spousal and child support that I have to pay? A. The supported party's ...
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What do I do if my spouse or domestic partner does not complete their DECLARATION OF DISCLOSURE?

Q. What do I do if the other party to a divorce or dissolution of domestic partnership proceeding refuses to file their Preliminary Declaration of Disclosure? A. Declarations of Disclosure must be ...
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What is a SUMMARY DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP DISSOLUTION?

To establish a domestic partnership, both parties must fit certain criteria and must file a Declaration of Domestic Partnership with the Secretary of State. Once established, under California law both ...
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Is a PRENUPTIAL AGREEMENT signed without an attorney ENFORCEABLE?

Q. Before my wife and I married, she convinced me to sign a Prenup prepared by her brother, who is a Los Angeles divorce attorney. It says that I waive any right to property acquired with her ...
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I thought my PARTNER had REGISTERED our DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP but she says she didn't. Do I have rights?

Q. I have been living with my girlfriend for four years. Three years ago we agreed to enter into a domestic partnership and filled out and signed the registration papers. She told me she had filed ...
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Do I need a COHABITATION AGREEMENT?

Q. I am thinking about asking my girlfriend to move in with me. Should I be considering a Cohabitation Agreement and what would it say? A lawyer's job is to give conservative advice that protects ...
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What are interspousal FIDUCIARY DUTIES?

Q. I keep hearing the phrase "interspousal fiduciary duties". What does it mean? A. Few areas of California divorce and family law is changing as rapidly, or is having as great an impact ...
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What is permanent SPOUSAL SUPPORT in California?

Q. What rights do I have to permanent spousal support? I live in Palm Desert, CA. Suzanne A. Permanent spousal support is not usually "permanent," although it can be in cases of very long ...
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How is TEMPORARY SPOUSAL SUPPORT Determined in California?

Q. How is temporary spousal support calculated in California? Temporary "Pendente Lite" Spousal Support Awards in CA Divorce In order to be entitled to spousal support, parties must be ...
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