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Why You Need An Attorney

Getting married is easy. Get a marriage license. Have a ceremony. Even a ceremony conducted by an Elvis impersonator at…

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James Reape, Voted Your Ultimate Lawyer!

The Reape-Rickett Law Firm is thrilled to share our Co-Founder and Managing Shareholder, James P. Reape, Esq., has been named…

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What To Do Before You File

For many families, summer is the beginning of cross-country trips and new adventures. However, the summer break is also a…

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CHILD SUPPORT IN CALIFORNIA: CHALLENGING THE GUIDELINE

Simply stated, payment of child support is meant to ensure the financial needs of children are being met by each…

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The New Impact of Domestic Violence on Child Custody and Visitation

For many years Family Code Section §3020 instructed the court that “it is the public policy of this state to…

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BUT IT ISN’T FAIR! – Pension and Social Security in Divorce

In California, property acquired during marriage is generally considered community property. Community property is generally divided equally, so that each…

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You Have A Judgment For Support, Now What?

Oftentimes I hear these exact words when consulting with family law clients. They have been to court and awarded by…

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When Does Spousal Support End?

Clearly the answer to that question depends on your situation. If you’re paying spousal support, the answer is “Not soon…

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When Does Spousal Support End?

This is an often confusing area of the law for many litigants. Part of the reason for this confusion is…

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What Does The Court Want Me To Show In Order To Extend My Spousal Support Under A Richmond-type Spousal Support Order?

In the case, Khera and Sameer, (2012) 206 Cal.App.4th 1464, we learn what evidence does not amount to a showing…

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