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Don’t Wait to File a Modification of Support

If your income has been affected by the public health crisis, you can file for a modification of child support and or spousal support now. It is imperative to file for a modification of support soon after a job loss or significant pay reduction because the Court can’t back-date modifications.

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Waiver Of Support In Premarital Agreements

Many family law practitioners when drafting premarital agreements advised against and stayed away from any attempt to limit, modify or…

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Spousal Support, Does It Ever End

There is a presumption in California Law that a marriage of ten years is deemed to be a long term…

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Getting Spousal Support For Life (Or At Least Until Retirement)

After a 37 year marriage, Dr. Gordon Reynolds was ordered to pay his wife Polly, the sum of $5,500.00 per…

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Timing Is Everything In Characterizing Property

It is generally well known that California is a community property state. That means all earnings and accumulations between the…

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The Differences of a High Net Asset Divorce

What makes the high net asset divorce different? In these divorces there are likely multiple assets and asset classes each…

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Right Of Reimbursement Survives Premarital Agreement And Quitclaim Deed

The case of Marriage of Carpenter, 2002 DJDAR 8219 was decided July 22, 2002. The case involved the appeal of…

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Reimbursement to the Community for Educational Loan Payments

California Family Code, section 2641 sets forth the conditions under which a spouse must reimburse the community for educational loan…

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Nonmarital Cohabitation Disputes

California does not have a common law marriage statute. No matter how long a couple lives together is a marriage…

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Military Retirement Pay

In 1981, the United States Supreme Court, in McCarthy v. McCarthy, held that the state courts could not divide federal…

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