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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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What To Know About Appeals in Divorce and Family Law Cases! Part I: Get It Mostly Right in the Trial Court!

What Are the Basic Rules Governing Appeals in Family Law Cases - An Overview The EnlightenedDivorce Blog™ has been in existence since 2008. Over the course of that time, one of the things ...
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What does "COMMUNITY PROPERTY WITH RIGHT OF SURVIVORSHIP" Mean?

Q. I am considering a divorce. I have found the deed to our home, and I see that the grant deed by which we took title is held like this "to Jim... and Mary..., husband and wife, as Community ...
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How Can I Be Sure a Court Will Enforce My AGREEMENT Reached With My Spouse OUT OF COURT?

Q. My wife and I reached some agreements about support and property division in our divorce. Neither of us have attorneys. I want to write something up that is enforceable. Is there anything I should ...
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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 are the TAX CONSEQUENCES of CHILD SUPPORT and SPOUSAL SUPPORT?

Q. My husband and I have separated, and pretty much agreed to work everything out without going to Court. But I would like some information about how any support we agree upon is taxed. Child support ...
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What does a VOLUNTARY DECLARATION OF PATERNITY (VDOP) do in California?

Q. My ex girlfriend gave birth to our son three years ago. I was at the hospital and signed a document they handed me that said I was the father. We never married. We lived together for another year, ...
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