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Husband Must Support His Foreign Wife


Husband Must Support His Foreign Wife
In the case of Liu v. Mund, an American man married a much younger Chinese woman in China. When they decided to move to the U.S. two years..
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Purchased Pension Credits Is Community Property


Purchased Pension Credits Is Community Property
In reversal, a California Court of Appeals has ruled that military service credit purchased during the marriage with community property funds is the parties’ community property, despite the fact..
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Psychologist Disciplined for Action Against Mother


Psychologist Disciplined for Action Against Mother
A California Court of Appeals has affirmed a Trial Court that denied a writ petition of a psychologist who was disciplined by the Board of Psychology for unprofessional..
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Mother Sanctioned for Not Complying with Orders


Mother Sanctioned for Not Complying with Orders
In affirming the Trial Court, a California Court of Appeals has ruled that Trial Court did not make a mistake by imposing California Family Code Section 271 sanctions..
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NEW LEGISLATION AFFECTING FAMILY LAW CASES


NEW LEGISLATION AFFECTING FAMILY LAW CASES
SB 606 (De Leon): Harassment of child based on parent’s employment. California Penal Code Section 11414 [misdemeanor harassment of child based on parent’s or guardian’s employment] currently defines..
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Federal Defense of Marriage Act Unconstitutional


Federal Defense of Marriage Act Unconstitutional
In affirming the lower court’s decision, a Federal Circuit Court has ruled that Section 3 of Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which defines "marriage" as a legal union between..
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Fatherís Disability Pension Is Separate Property


Fatherís Disability Pension Is Separate Property
In reversal, a California Court of Appeals has ruled that Trial Court was wrong by awarding Mother a community property share of Father’s California State Teachers’ Retirement System ("CalSTRS")..
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Fiduciary Duty Ends Upon Divorce


Fiduciary Duty Ends Upon Divorce
In a partial reversal, a California Court of Appeals has ruled that Trial Court was wrong by basing a sanctions order partly on erroneous belief that the parties’ continuing..
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Motherís Partner Is Childrenís 2nd Mother


Motherís Partner Is Childrenís 2nd Mother
A California Court of Appeals has ruled that Trial Court did not make a mistake in ruling that Mother’s former same-sex partner is presumed the parent of Mother’s adopted..
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