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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?

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

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Request To Modify Support Orders

In these troubling economic times where job loss is unfortunately all too common, I have received numerous requests regarding modifying…

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Determining Support: Do We Use Earning Capacity Or Actual Earnings?

It is sometimes an issue in dissolution actions whether or not support, be it child support or spousal support, should…

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Whose Property Is It Anyway?

Disagreements regarding who owns a particular piece of property can, and often do, come up in marital dissolution actions. In…

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Retirement Benefits Purchased During Marriage: Community Or Separate?

Here is what happened: Husband served in the United States Air Force for four years prior to marriage. Thereafter, he…

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Is It Separate Property Or Community Property?

This was the question in a recent case from First Appellate District that was on appeal from Contra Costa County….

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Having Your Name On Title To Your Home Is Important

In a recent case, Marriage of Mathews, husband and wife met in Japan and later married. Thereafter, they purchased a…

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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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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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