Monthly Archives: January 2016

International Kidnapping Cases in Orange County, California

Noergaard v. Noergaard involved an international custody dispute, the Hague Convention, kidnapping allegations, due process, and domestic violence. All of which centered around the custody of minor children. FACTUAL BACKGROUND LEADING TO THE CUSTODY ISSUE The parents of the minor … Continue reading

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The Division of Retirement Benefits such as Pension Plans and Social Security in Orange County Divorces

In re Marriage of Peterson discussed the impact that two different retirement systems have in a California dissolution proceeding. FACTUAL BACKGROUND LEADING TO THE DISSOLUTION The parties were married for almost 16 years. During the marriage, the husband contributed to … Continue reading

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Past Acts of Domestic Violence are Sufficient Cause to Issue a Permanent Restraining Order in California.

In Rodriguez v. Menjivar, the appellate court considered whether future acts of abuse need to be proved in order for the court to issue a permanent restraining order in a domestic violence case when past acts of violence have been … Continue reading

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Community Interest in Separate Property Owned Before Marriage in California

In Lafkas v. Lafkas, the appellate court remanded the case back to the trial court for the judge to determine the community property interest in a business where a loan was issued during the marriage to benefit the business. FACTUAL … Continue reading

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