Monthly Archives: November 2015

The Use of an Opposing Party’s Inheritance to Pay Attorney Fees in California

The appellate court in Smith determined that a court could look to an inheritance as a basis for an award of attorney fees in a divorce proceeding. FACTS OF THE CHILD SUPPORT PROCEEDINGS The parties to this divorce had been … Continue reading

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Grandparents’ Visitation Rights in California

The Second Appellate District Court decided whether a grandparent has visitation rights in Rich v. Thatcher. FACTS LEADING UP TO THE GRANDPARENT VISITATION CASE The mother and father of the minor child were never married. The father passed away when … Continue reading

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Factors for an Award of Child Support for an Adult Child in Orange County

The Fourth Appellate District Court analyzed the two prong test required for extending child support when the parties’ child reaches the age of majority in In re Marriage of Cecilia and David W. FACTS OF THE ADULT CHILD SUPPORT CASE … Continue reading

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When is Child Support for an Adult Child Awarded in California?

In re Marriage of Drake involves a child support order for an adult child who is incapacitated from earning a living and without sufficient means of support. FACTUAL BACKGROUND LEADING TO THE AWARD OF ADULT CHILD SUPPORT The parties had … Continue reading

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