Monthly Archives: January 2014

Child Custody Move Away Cases in California

The court in Brown v. Yana ruled that a father who does not have custody of a minor child can have an evidentiary hearing to determine whether a mother with sole legal custody and sole physical custody may move away. … Continue reading

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Motion to Set Aside Divorce Judgments in California

In Georgiou v. Leslie, an appellate court found that an ex-wife could not set aside a judgment based upon the husband’s failure to disclose the proper value of an asset during a dissolution. FACTUAL BACKGROUND LEADING TO THE REQUEST TO … Continue reading

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Disentitlement Doctrine in Orange County Family Law Appeals

Many orders in family court are appealable. However, if one party has disregarded a court order, that party may be in contempt of court and unable to pursue an appeal. Pursuant to the disentitlement doctrine, the appellate courts have the … Continue reading

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Marriage Licenses in California

In Cantarella, an appellate court upheld an Orange County family law decision which stated that a putative marriage existed between two parties and made the order that the husband would pay spousal support based upon a long term marriage. FACTUAL … Continue reading

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Irreconcilable Differences: What Are They?

In Greenway v. Greenway, the Fourth Appellate Court considered whether an Orange County family law judge properly determined whether irreconcilable differences were sufficiently proven to justify a dissolution of marriage. FACTUAL BACKGROUND LEADING TO THE DIVORCE The parties were married … Continue reading

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