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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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Discreet California DIVORCE ANALYSIS Consults for Mediators and Out-of-State Attorneys

California Family Law Consults for Lawyers and Non-Lawyer Mediators I have for a number of years made myself available to provide detailed second legal opinions involving a wide range of California ...
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A REVIEW of the Top California Marriage Based FIDUCIARY DUTY STATUTES

What Are the Key California Fiduciary Duty Statutes, and How Are They Applied ? Part I - Introduction to Fiduciary Duties Given the large number of reversals of fiduciary duty claims at the trial ...
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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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Wife Bears Own ATTORNEY FEES In Failed SET ASIDE MOTION Involving MSA

Attorney Fees in Set Aside Motions Marriage of Guilardi (11/7/11) 200 Cal.App.4th 770 The Sixth District Appellate Court (including Santa Clara County) has upheld a trial court denial of recovery for ...
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Our Disso is Final But We Never Changed the JOINT TENANCY DEEDS. My Ex Just DIED.

Q. I just found out that my ex-partner passed away last week. Our partnership disso became final six months ago. We had agreed to hold some commercial property jointly until the real estate market ...
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How Do I Use a MARITAL BALANCE SHEET to Figure Out How to Best DIVIDE OUR PROPERTY?

Q. I am considering filing for divorce, and am beginning to pencil out what the division of our assets and debts might look like. What is a good way to go about this? A. Prepare a Marital Balance ...
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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 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 FAMILY SUPPORT?

Q. My lawyer mentioned something called "family support" as a way to possibly get more money from my ex-husband for child and spousal support. What exactly is family support and does it ...
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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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When are ASSETS VALUED for purposes of DIVISION in a California DISSOLUTION?

Q. My wife and I separated two years ago and we have decided to divorce. We don't agree on the date we should use to value some of our property, like the home where she's been living in with ...
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My husband was HOSPITALIZED after we SEPARATED; am I liable for the bill?

Q. After my husband and I separated, he was hospitalized and incurred $28,000 in medical bills. The creditor is threatening to sue me. Am I liable? In a recent appellate decision out of San Diego ...
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What do I do about SPOUSAL SUPPORT if my ex-spouse is COHABITING with another man?

/Family-Law-Blog/Categories/Cohabitation.aspx Q. My ex-wife is living with another guy. I am paying her spousal support per our settlement agreement. I have remarried, and this really upsets my ...
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What are EPSTEIN REIMBURSEMENTS?

Q. My wife and I are getting our divorce with the assistance of a paralegal. That person has prepared a Marital Settlement Agreement. The paralegal says she cannot give us legal advice. There is a ...
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