Blog Posts in 2013

  • California Family Code section 1612 provides that parties to a premarital agreement (PMA) may contract with respect to the rights and obligations in property, choice of law, spousal support, and virtually every other issue, other than those deemed contrary to public policy or law (i.e., child support). Essentially, a PMA is nothing more than a written agreement between prospective spouses made in ...
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  • Calculating California Guideline Child Support

    || 27-Feb-2013

    Calculating California Guideline Child Support In order to create consistency with regard to child support awards, the Legislatures in California have created an algorithm that considers multiple variables in the overall calculation of child support. This algorithm is the heart of what is commonly referred to as the "Dissomaster", a computer program used by the Courts to calculate child ...
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  • Cohabitant's Rights and Domestic Partnerships in California

    || 31-Jan-2013

    I often receive calls from persons who just ended a relationship with their significant other with whom they were cohabitating. Invariably, the questions focus on what rights they may be entitled to under the law with respect to property rights and support. The law is very clear in this regard. Only married persons and those registered as domestic partners are vested with the community property ...
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  • The Department of Justice reports that there are over 2.5 million reported acts of domestic violence every year, which result in over 4000 deaths. Needless to say, these statistics are concerning. Domestic violence has no boundaries; it reaches every race, religion and Scio-economic class. California Probate Code section 13700 defines Domestic Violence as follows: Abuse committed against an adult ...
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