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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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How Oppose Illegal Video or Audio Recordings in DV and Other Family Law Proceedings?

What to Do With Illegally Obtained Recordings in Domestic Violence and Other Family Law Situations Over the years I've seen a lot of attempted over-reaches by parties to family law cases. One is ...
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Denial of Spousal Support Extended to Include DV Perpetrated Against Child

Expanding Spousal Support Denial In Cases of Domestic Violence - Meet IRMO Gomez and Shue : No Alimony to Abusive Parents! What Might This Mean for You? While the language of Section 4320(i) of the ...
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Are SUPPORT Orders SUSPENDED If Spouses RECONCILE and Resume Living Together?

Q. Last year I filed for divorce after my wife moved out with our twin daughters. My wife got orders for child support for our twins, and spousal support. We've decided to try marital counseling, ...
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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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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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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 Should a PRODUCTION DEMAND Request for SUPPORT Purposes? (Part 1)

Q. I am representing myself in my divorce. My husband is self-employed. I know he earns more than he claims. We have two children, and I haven't worked in seven years. I feel so stupid now, but I ...
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Is It Proper To Give A GAVRON WARNING Before the Final Judgment Is Entered?

Q. Is it proper for the Family Court to give a domestic partner a Gavron Warning when I am receiving temporary partner support and we haven't divided our assets so that no final judgment has been ...
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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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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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Is It Possible to Get My Ex's TAX RETURNS Without Any MOTION to MODIFY Pending Between Us?

Q. We were divorced three years ago and I haven't taken my ex-husband back to Court. I think he is earning a lot more now. Is there anything I can do to find out what his situation is short of ...
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How Does DOMESTIC VIOLENCE Affect My SPOUSAL SUPPORT OBLIGATIONS?

Q. I obtained Domestic Violence retraining orders against my ex, but I earn more money than she does. Can I use those orders as a defense against her request for temporary spousal support from me? A. ...
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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 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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How Do I Defend a Request by My (Former) Spouse to SET ASIDE our Support Orders?

Q. My former spouse claims that I lied on my Income and Expense Declaration and has filed a motion to set aside that order, seeking more money. How do I oppose this? A. This type of support ...
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What Are My Rights When I Believe My Spouse Committed Fraud in Their Income & Expense Statement?

Q. What remedies do you have if you believe your spouse concealed income or lied about assets in their Income and Expense Declaration [Form FL-150]? What If He Lied to You and the Court In His Income ...
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What is GUIDELINE SUPPORT in California?

Q. How is child support calculated in California? I have heard about "Guideline Support" but am wondering what this means? Robyn, "please don't mention my city", CA In 1993 ...
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Why is the date of PHYSICAL SEPARATION legally important?

Q. Why is the idea of 'physical separation' important in California divorce or domestic partnership dissolutions? A. The idea of "physical separation" is one of the most important ...
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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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