Monthly Archives: July 2016

Spousal Support and Payor’s Excess Earnings

The parties in In re Marriage of Honer owned a business together. During the marriage they used distributions from the business to fund their lifestyle when appropriate. At issue in this case is the amount from the distributions that should … Continue reading

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Can a Judgment Identify What Constitutes a Change of Circumstance in California?

Anne H. v. Michael B decides the issue of the modification of custody after a final judgment for custody had been issued FACTUAL BACKGROUND OF THE CUSTODY PROCEEDINGS The parties had a child together. At the time of the child’s … Continue reading

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Renewal of Restraining Orders

Perez v. Torres-Hernandez involves the renewal of a restraining order before the original restraining order expires. FACTUAL BACKGROUND LEADING UP TO THE RENEWAL OF THE RESTRAINING ORDER The victim in this case was originally granted a restraining order because of … Continue reading

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Stepparent Adoption and the UCCJEA

Adoption of K.C. involves the adoption of a minor child by a stepparent after a biological parent has abandoned the minor child. FACTUAL BACKGROUND OF THE ADOPTION PROCEEDINGS The biological mother and father had a short marriage. The mother filed … Continue reading

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