Is California Family Law better today than it was 30 years ago?

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I struggled a bit writing this. I thought it would be easier finding examples proving that California family law is better now than it was 30 years ago.  Truth is, I’m not sure there have been many improvements since I began practicing in the 1990s. Yet, despite the similarities to 30 years ago, it is […]

Out of court does not mean “out of bounds”

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What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but what happens outside the courtroom will not necessarily remain outside the courtroom.  Do not mistakenly believe that as long as your conduct is okay inside the courtroom, you can do and say whatever you would like in all other situations. Many an ex has made this […]

Setting the record straight – pt. 1

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“Get it in writing.”  How many times have you heard that warning?  Whether it is a warranty for a car or an appliance, or a receipt confirming your return of merchandise to a store, the rule is the same. Get hard proof. Court is no different, whether it is trial court or appeals court. Hence, […]

Asset hide-and-go-seek: Finding what your spouse is hiding

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Too often spouses attempt to hide assets during a divorce, despite the severe repercussions if caught. Penalties range from being charged with perjury and fraud to being forced to hand over 100% of the hidden asset to the other spouse. Nevertheless, according to a survey by the NEFE (National Endowment for Financial Education) with the […]