In Mendoza v. Cuelar a recent divorce case in Southern California a Wife’s request to the family law court to order permanent spousal support retroactive to the filing date of her petition for marriage dissolution was denied.
In a recent family law case, the trial judge sanctioned the wife $767,781.23 pursuant to Family Code § 271. The Court of Appeal affirmed in part and reversed in part, stating: “We conclude sanctions awarded pursuant to Family Code Section 271 are limited to “attorney’s fees and costs.”
No. Any loan your spouse obtained during marriage for the spouse’s education or training which remains unpaid at the time of dissolution or legal separation must be assigned for payment to the spouse who obtained the education
In a divorce proceeding one spouse or both may seek temporary orders before the divorce is over on a variety of issues by filing a written paper called a Request for Orders (formerly known as an Order to Show Cause or Motion).
Yes, if you don’t have much in the way of assets and agree on everything. Emphatically NO, if you have substantial assets, are not sure about how to divide either your community property or your children’s time or if you own a business.
An important issue in a physician’s divorce is valuing his or her practice. (This is true in any case where a professional such as an accountant, architect or engineer is involved in a professional practice, but we’ll use physicians in this post).