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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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Husband And Wife Are Subject To The General Rules Governing Fiduciary Relationships

In the case of In Re Marriage of Lange, 2002 DJDAR 11031 the Court of Appeal affirmed the decision of…

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