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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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What Are the 2017 Revisions to the California Family Code?

The 2017 Updates to the California Family Code It's that time again. Each year we like to provide you a head's up as to the legislative additions and changes to the Family Code pertaining to ...
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Do I Need to Disclose My Bonus to My Wife if a Divorce Is Pending?

Is There An Obligation to Tell My Husband About the Year-End Bonus I Am About to Receive? This is a tough topic, because if you've found yourself here it is because you are struggling with your ...
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I Received the Husband's PRELIMINARY DECLARATION OF DISCLOSURE But It Omits to VALUE Any Asset. Is This Proper?

Q. I am an attorney practicing in San Bernardino. I represent the wife in a dissolution action we filed and served a little more than 60 days ago. I recently received from opposing counsel her ...
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SANCTIONS for Failure to Disclose SEPARATE PROPERTY As Breach of Fiduciary Duty - Marriage of Simmons

Marriage of Simmons (April 18, 2013) 215 Cal.App.4th 584 Q. Does a spouse have the obligation to disclose separate property assets in the course of a dissolution proceeding and, if so, what are the ...
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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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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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Marriage of Georgiou: The Time To File Fiduciary Duty Set Aside Motions Is Limited!

Marriage of Georgiou and Leslie: If Your Attorney(s) Fails to Ask the Right Questions, and You Have Some Information About the Nature of a Potential Community Property Asset, You Had Better Act Fast! ...
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Important Family Code Section 2104 Amendment for 2013!

PDD'S Must Be Exchanged Within 60 Day's of Each Party's Appearance in a Dissolution, Legal Separation, or Nullity Action Effective January 1, 2013, Family Code section 2104 has been ...
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SANCTIONS For Failure to Complete the FINAL DECLARATION OF DISCLOSURE

The Preliminary Declaration of Disclosure I've recently blogged the importance of complying with Family Code section 2103 and section 2104, which obligate both parties to a pending dissolution, ...
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How Are Funds in a JOINT BANK ACCOUNT Treated in Dissolution or Legal Separation?

Q. My Wife removed all the money from our joint savings account immediately before filing for divorce. Some of that money included an inheritance from my grandmother. What are my rights to recover any ...
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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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PRELIMINARY DECLARATION OF DISCLOSURE in California (PDD's)

California Family Law Disclosure Forms Whether you are representing yourself in your divorce, or a pro per family law litigant, you need to know about and understand the Declarations of Disclosure ...
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