Property Issues Archives - Page 4 of 6 - Reape-Rickett
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Gifts Between Spouses: When Is A Gift Not Really A Gift?

If I purchase a “gift” for myself with funds from my spouse’s separate bank account, and later on down the…

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Full Pension Benefit Restores After Death Of Alternate Payee

The case of Rich v. Southern California IBEW held that upon the Alternate Payee’s death, the retiree will receive the…

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Fraudlent Transfers And Marital Property Settlements

In the case of Mejia v. Reed, 2002 DJDAR 3455 the Court of Appeal for the Sixth Appellate District concluded…

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Family Law’s Perspective on Estate Planning

My oldest sibling, my sister, passed away two years ago. She did not leave a large estate, but even more…

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Do I Still Own My Home?

An interesting situation develops when during a marriage the spouses take the title of their real property and, for whatever…

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Divorce and the Family Home

For the spouse who wants to keep the family home, it is a sanctuary. For the spouse who wants to…

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Divorce and Retirement – Options For Your 401k Plan

Divorce presents many financial challenges. If you’ve acquired significant 401k funds during marriage, your retirement account may be at the…

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Dividing Pensions and Retirement Assets

The spiritual aspirations a couple have when they “tie the knot” usually don’t survive their dissolution of marriage litigation. Man…

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Determining If Property Is Community Is Not Always So Easy

Under Family Code, Section 760, generally, property that is acquired during marriage is considered community property. This is a pretty…

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Designating Successors

A California appellate court has ruled on whether a non-participant spouse can transfer their community property interest in undistributed retirement…

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