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Husband's Spousal Support Obligation Should've Been Terminated Since Wife Failed to Show Up to the Hearing


Husband's Spousal Support Obligation Should've Been Terminated Since Wife Failed to Show Up to the Hearing
A California Court of Appeals has ruled that Wife’s Income and Expense Declaration was inadmissible hearsay where Wife was not present to be cross-examined at the hearing on Husband’s..
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Husband is the Father of the Child and Not the Biological Father Who Was Wife's Boyfriend


Husband is the Father of the Child and Not the Biological Father Who Was Wife's Boyfriend
A California Court of Appeals has ruled that a Trial Court was not wrong in concluding that biological father who sought to establish a parental relationship with his biological..
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Pre-Nuptial Agreement Drafted by Husband Not Enforceable Against Him Because He Didn't Have an Attorney & Seven Days to Review It


Pre-Nuptial Agreement Drafted by Husband Not Enforceable Against Him Because He Didn't Have an Attorney & Seven Days to Review It
A California Court of Appeals has ruled that a pre-nuptial agreement initially drafted by Husband, but later revised by Wife’s attorney, is not enforceable against Husband, who was not..
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Husband Investing Community Funds Without Telling Wife Breached His Fiduciary Duty to Her


Husband Investing Community Funds Without Telling Wife Breached His Fiduciary Duty to Her
A California Court of Appeals has ruled that a Trial Court was not wrong when it concluded that Father breached his fiduciary duty to..
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Child Support Department Can Enforce Italian Support Order


Child Support Department Can Enforce Italian Support Order
In the case of Cima-Sorci v. Sorci, Father met Mother in Italy, where he was serving in the U.S. Air Force. They married in..
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Father Living Double Life is Presumed Father of his Girlfriend's Child


Father Living Double Life is Presumed Father of his Girlfriend's Child
A California Court of Appeals has ruled that a sperm donor whose paternity cannot be established under California Family Code Section 7613 (conception through..
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Marrying Someone from Outside of U.S. May Contractually Obligate You to Support Them


Marrying Someone from Outside of U.S. May Contractually Obligate You to Support Them
A California Appellate Court has ruled that a Trial Court was wrong when it declined to enforce form I-864 (affidavit of support of immigrant..
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High Earner's Expenses & Lifestyle Must be Considered in Calculating Child Support


High Earner's Expenses & Lifestyle Must be Considered in Calculating Child Support
A California Court of Appeals has ruled that a Trial Court was wrong by failing to list its reasons for deviating from guideline in..
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The Top Five Reasons Why Separation Agreements are Essential During Separation and Divorce


The Top Five Reasons Why Separation Agreements are Essential During Separation and Divorce
Because the importance of this agreement, it makes sense to get legal advice and make sure you don't miss anything that could come back to bite you. If..
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Can My Ex Move Out Of State With My Child?


Can My Ex Move Out Of State With My Child?
When a family splits up, it's common for the exes to go their separate ways. Often it means wanting to move to another county, state, or even country. ..
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What Can I Do If My Ex Doesn't Pay Child Support?


What Can I Do If My Ex Doesn't Pay Child Support?
Collecting back child support can be a complex and lengthy process since each situation is unique. This article gives you a 30,000 foot view on the rights you have..
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Woman Who Had Sex With Minor Is Not Entitled to Spousal Support


Woman Who Had Sex With Minor Is Not Entitled to Spousal Support
A California Court of Appeals has ruled that a trial court properly denied spousal support to Mother who inflicted domestic violence on her children and caused them psychological damage..
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High Earner Has to Pay Same Child Support Despite His Income Going Down


High Earner Has to Pay Same Child Support Despite His Income Going Down
A California Court of Appeals has ruled that Trial Court was wrong in reducing the child support obligation of a high earner where salary reduction did not materially impair..
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Is My Ex Spouse's Debt My Responsibility?


Is My Ex Spouse's Debt My Responsibility?
Whether you are liable for your ex spouse's debts largely is reliant on whether you are filing for divorce in a community property or equitable distribution state. California is..
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What are the Steps to Terminating Parental Rights?


What are the Steps to Terminating Parental Rights?
Termination of parental rights refers to the legal severing of the parent-child relationship by the state. There are many reasons to pursue termination of parental rights. You may..
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What is Quasi-community Property?


What is Quasi-community Property?
On October 18th, Tobey Maguire and wife Jennifer Meyer announced their separation after nine years of marriage. Shortly after their breakup, they placed their Santa Monica property on..
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Legal Separation and Separation Agreements


Legal Separation and Separation Agreements
In California, there are three ways to end a domestic partnership or marriage: dissolution, commonly known as divorce, legal separation, and annulment, also known as nullity. When it..
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Child Support Less Than Guideline Can Be Ordered Despite Father's High Income


Child Support Less Than Guideline Can Be Ordered Despite Father's High Income
A California Court of Appeals has ruled that a Trial Court was not wrong by awarding child support which was less than the guideline..
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How to Enforce an Alimony


How to Enforce an Alimony
Alimony refers to monthly stipends payable to a spouse or domestic partner for a specific duration after divorce. When a spousal support order is acquired as part of a divorce,..
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Custody Should Not be Awarded to Perpetrator of Domestic Violence


Custody Should Not be Awarded to Perpetrator of Domestic Violence
In reversal, a California Court of Appeals has ruled that Trial Court was wrong in maintaining 50-50 timeshare after awarding Mother sole legal and sole physical custody of Children..
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