Monthly Archives: August 2017

Collateral Estoppel in Family Law

In re Marriage of Parker involved the determination of whether a father could file a second action to discharge back child support he owed to the county and his ex-wife. He claimed that due to the fact that the parties’ … Continue reading

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Child Support and Assisted Reproduction in California

In County of Orange v. Cole the court of appeal considered whether a sperm donor could qualify as a presumed father so that child support could be ordered. FACTUAL BACKGROUND OF THE FINDING OF PARENTAGE A man’s sperm was used … Continue reading

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Res Judicata, Dissolution, and Subsequent Annulment

Although res judicata was the pivotal issue in In re Marriage of Garcia, the putative spouse’s petition for nullity was the underlying action. FACTUAL BACKGROUND FOR THE ANNULMENT In 2014 Florencia Garcia filed for divorce after 24 years of marriage. … Continue reading

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