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Santa Clarita’s Best Family Law Firm

Thank you, Santa Clarita, for voting The Reape-Rickett Law Firm the Best Family Law Firm for the seventh consecutive year!…

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Matthew Breddan Receives Highest Ethical Rating

The Reape-Rickett Law Firm is proud to announce shareholder Matthew A. Breddan, Esq. has received an AV Preeminent rating by…

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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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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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To Prenup or Not to Prenup?

Most everyone is familiar with a prenuptial agreement. However, most everyone is not familiar with the benefits of a prenuptial…

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The Effect of Cohabitation on Spousal Support

If you are paying spousal support to your former spouse and your former spouse starts living with someone of the…

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The “Cheshire Cat” of Imputed Income

Family law permits the court to impute income to a non-working or under-employed parent or spouse for the purpose of…

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Step-Down In Spousal Support Orders

After a marriage of 18 years and then paying spousal support for 13 years, a California court modified support, but…

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Spousal Support 101

There are two types of spousal support: (1) Pendente Lite support, or “temporary” support, and (2) “Permanent” support. Temporary spousal…

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