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Marriage of Vaughn: Discharge of Debts in Bankruptcy During Divorce Does Not Waive Reimbursement Claims for the Spouse Stuck With the Tab

Marriage of Vaughn (2018) 29 Cal.App.5th 451: Chapter 7 Debt Discharges Under Federal Law Do NOT Necessarily Include Reimbursement Claims That Exist Within a California Divorce, as Between the Spouses ...
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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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IRMO MARGULIS - Managing Spouse Has BURDEN OF PROOF To Explain MISSING ASSETS

An Explanation of CA Fiduciary Duties! Marriage of Margulis ( 8/11/2011) 198 Cal.App.4th 277 Part One I am always pleased to report cutting edge rulings by our appellate courts, and this is one of the ...
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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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I Have Been Paying the MORTGAGE Since SEPARATION - Am I Entitled to WATTS CREDITS?

Q. I have been occupying our family home alone since my wife left over a year ago. I pay all the interest only mortgage, property taxes, and insurance with no help from her. Does she owe me half of ...
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My Ex Has Been EXCLUSIVELY USING Our RESIDENCE - Is There an EPSTEIN CREDIT For This?

Q. I have been occupying the home after my wife left over a year ago. I pay all the interest-only mortgage, property taxes, and insurance with no help from her. Does she owe me half of any of this? A. ...
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ENFORCING SUPPORT: What is a REAL PROPERTY LIEN?

Q. How is a family law real property lien used to enforce a support judgment? A. An effective method for enforcing child and spousal support orders, and collecting what is owed you (plus legal ...
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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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