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Grandmother Not Entitled to Visitation


Grandmother Not Entitled to Visitation
A California Court of Appeals has ruled that a Trial Court did not make a mistake in applying the clear and convincing standard to determine whether a grandmother, who..
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US Supreme Court Will Hear Prop 8 Cases


US Supreme Court Will Hear Prop 8 Cases
On December 7, 2012, United States Supreme Court granted certiorari in Hollingsworth v. Perry and United States v. Windsor. In Hollingsworth, U.S. Supreme Court will consider whether the Equal..
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Wife Not Entitled to Attorneys’ Fees to Fight


Wife Not Entitled to Attorneys’ Fees to Fight
A California Court of Appeals has ruled that Mother is not entitled to a fee award in an unsuccessful challenge to the validity of a Marital Settlement Agreement because..
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Father Not Allowed to Claim the Kids on His Taxes


Father Not Allowed to Claim the Kids on His Taxes
A U.S. Tax Court has ruled that where Mother was given temporary sole possession of the parties’ family home during the pendency of the divorce case, but Father was..
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Grandmother Gets Visitation over Dad’s Objection


Grandmother Gets Visitation over Dad’s Objection
A California Court of Appeals has ruled that a Trial Court was not wrong by refusing to deny visitation to Children’s grandmother, over Father’s objections, because Father’s reasons for..
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Man Who Slept with Married Woman Is Not Father


Man Who Slept with Married Woman Is Not Father
In affirming the Trial Court’s decision, a California Court of Appeals has ruled that the petition of a man, who sought to assert paternity of twins born during Mother’s..
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Managing Spouse Must Prove What Happened to Assets


Managing Spouse Must Prove What Happened to Assets
A California Court of Appeals has ruled that where a non-managing spouse makes a prima facie showing of the existence and value of community property assets in managing spouse’s..
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Wife Labeled Vexatious Litigant by Appellate Court


Wife Labeled Vexatious Litigant by Appellate Court
In affirming the Trial Court, a California Court of Appeals has found no merit in any of Wife’s contentions and has designated Wife as a vexatious litigant. In the..
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Prop 8 Case Is on its Way to the US Supreme Court


Prop 8 Case Is on its Way to the US Supreme Court
A majority of Federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that California Proposition 8 is unconstitutional because it violates Equal Protection Clause by targeting a minority group and..
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Life Insurance Policy Is Wife’s Separate Property


Life Insurance Policy Is Wife’s Separate Property
A California Appellate Court has ruled that Trial Court was wrong in finding that life insurance policy purchased during marriage with community property funds was community property where Father..
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Second Marriage Valid Without First Divorce


Second Marriage Valid Without First Divorce
A California Court of Appeals has ruled that Trial Court erred by finding that Wife did not qualify as putative spouse because her belief in validity of her marriage..
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