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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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Ex-Wife Claims I Owe Her Past Child and Spousal Support, When I Paid Her in Full!

Q. My ex-wife filed a motion claiming I owe her $75,000, plus interest, for child and spousal support that I paid years ago. Our kids are grown and married. She remarried six years ago. I've moved ...
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Marriage of Boblitt Reversed by Legislative Action - Welcome to New Family Code Section 218

I've spoken with a number of you by email about the chilling effect that Marriage of Boblitt had on post-judgment discovery, and am pleased to announce that Jerry Brown has signed into emergency ...
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We've Updated Our Sample 'STATEMENT OF DECISION' California Family Law Portal With Most of these Forms You'll Need!

Sample and Exemplar Statements of Decision in California Dissolution and Non-Marital Family Law Cases We've just uploaded six new templates for tentative rulings and sample statements of decision ...
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Announcing Our New SAMPLE Attorneys' Divorce and Family Law Library!

New: Sample and Exemplar Forms For Drafting Pleadings and Discovery in Marital Dissolution and Family Law Cases in January, 2014 we began cobbling together a form library containing selected pleadings ...
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How Do I Get My Ex's Tax Returns?

POST-JUDGMENT DISCOVERY IN DIVORCE OR CHILD SUPPORT CASES CA Family Code Section 3665 How Do I Get My Ex-Spouse's Yearly Tax Returns? Family Code section 3665 is typically applied in situations ...
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Avoiding Temporary SPOUSAL SUPPORT for DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Q. My wife was arrested for domestic violence about seven years ago (two years before we married). She threatened me with a gun. Police were called and she was arrested. I didn't want to press charges ...
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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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How Should BONUS INCOME Be Treated for Child and Spousal Support Purposes In California?

"Bonus" Income and Ostler & Smith Awards: Best Practices For How to Ensure Fair Child and Spousal Support Awards It is not uncommon for parties to divorce or custody proceedings to be ...
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How To COLLECT On Family Court ORDERS For Support or Money Judgments In Property Division!

Enforcing California Family Court Orders and Awards for Money One of the most effective ways to end the misery of high-conflict divorce with a recalcitrant spouse or co-parent is to enforce the money ...
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WEBCAM Divorce and (SECOND OPINION) Family Law Consults!

Second Opinion Family Law Consults You have found this website because you have questions about a system of rules that is alien and certain to dramatically change the landscape of your life, ...
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What Is The "B-BUMP" In SPOUSAL SUPPORT Software Programs?

Q. I am in the process of settling my divorce with my ex-husband. Our only dispute is a fair amount of spousal support that I will receive. His attorney mentioned something he called the ...
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Do I Get a Spousal Support Deduction for Payments Made on the Residence Owned With My Wife?

Q. If I pay make the mortgage payments on our family home, which my husband occupies, as part of our agreement for spousal support, is this tax deductible? Fred in La Quinta, CA. Greetings Fred. ...
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My Wife and I Are Separated. Is Voluntary Spousal Support TAX DEDUCTIBLE?

Q. My wife and I separated in February, 2012. It is tax time and I am wondering if the money I've been giving her is tax deductible. We haven't filed for divorce or legal separation. A. I seem ...
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GAVRON WARNINGS and SPOUSAL Support - What Self-Represented Parties Should Know!

The Morrison Rule, Richmond Orders, and Gavron Warnings: What Self-Represented Parties Ought Know About Continuing Spousal Support Jurisdiction Current trends among separating couples and in ...
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What should I know if I want to LIMIT or TERMINATE SPOUSAL SUPPORT in the future?

Q. My wife and I were married for 14 years. We have two children, aged 11 and 13. We are in our early 40's. My wife has a college degree, but quit working shortly before our first child was born. ...
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What is a GAVRON WARNING and how does it affect my right to SPOUSAL SUPPORT?

Q. I was at our first court hearing last week requesting child and spousal support. My husband's attorney asked the judge to give me a "Gavron Warning". The judge said he would consider ...
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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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