Monthly Archives: February 2014

Attorney Fees in California Divorce Actions

Sharples is a divorce case in California that addresses the award of attorney fees. FACTUAL BACKGROUND LEADING TO THE ATTORNEY FEE DISPUTE IN THE DISSOLUTION Both parties worked for the same company. However, the husband earned substantially more than the … Continue reading

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Transmutation of Property in Orange County

In MacDonald, the California Supreme Court ruled that a transmutation of property requires a signed writing which evidences a clear intent to transfer property. FACTUAL BACKGROUND LEADING TO THE COMMUNITY PROPERTY DISPUTE IN CALIFORNIA The parties in this case had … Continue reading

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California Move Away Child Custody Requires a Trial de Novo When the Parties Have Joint Custody

In Niko v. Foreman, the court addressed whether a mother could relocate to Colorado with her twelve year old son when the father and mother shared joint physical custody and the father had the minor child fifty percent of the … Continue reading

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Real Property Values in Orange County Divorces

The court in Campi decided that when parties agree as to the value of real property, that value is set for purposes of trial, and no evidence is required to prove value. FACTUAL BACKGROUND LEADING TO THE DISSOLUTION The parties … Continue reading

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