Monthly Archives: February 2013

Date of Separation: Factors to Consider

 In Norviel v. Norviel, the appellate court determined what factors are required in order to establish the date of separation. FACTUAL BACKGROUND LEADING TO THE DISSOLUTION In this case, the parties were married in 1993. In June of 1998, … Continue reading

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Therapist: Can One Party be Ordered to Attend Therapy for an Indefinite Period of Time?

 In Matthews the appellate court considered whether a mother could be ordered to attend counseling to help her facilitate visitation between the minor children and their father. FACTUAL BACKGROUND LEADING TO THE REQUEST FOR MODIFICATION The parties had been … Continue reading

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Retirement Benefits: Can a California Court Exercise Jurisdiction over Non-Resident’s Military Retirement?

In Jacobson v. Jacobson the California court equally divided the husband’s military benefits even though the husband was a resident of Iowa rather than California. FACTUAL BACKGROUND LEADING TO THE DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE The wife filed an action for legal separation in … Continue reading

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In Ilas v. Ilas, the Fourth Appellate District Court upheld a trial court’s denial of a child support downward modification. FACTUAL BACKGROUND LEADING TO THE REQUEST FOR MODIFICATION OF CHILD SUPPORT AND SPOUSAL SUPPORT A judgment of divorce was entered … Continue reading

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