Category Archives: Dissolution of Marriage

In California, a Divorce Court Will Evaluate Many Factors to Determine the Date of Separation.

In Hardin v. Hardin, the Orange County divorce court heard evidence to determine the parties date of separation. FACTUAL BACKGROUND LEADING TO THE DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE The husband moved out of the family residence in 1969. The parties did not … Continue reading

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How Do I Know the Divorce is Final?

Surprisingly, some people file the paperwork to obtain a divorce, but never finalize the divorce. The parties believe that they are divorced, but their legal status is “married.” Sometimes, those same people remarry not realizing that their earlier divorce was … Continue reading

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In California, Visitation is Based Upon the Best Interest of the Child and is not Contingent on the Payment of Child Support.

In Camacho v. Camacho, the appellate court addressed whether a family law judge could limit a non-custodial parent’s visitation with the child until the parent pays child support and undergoes psychiatric therapy. FACTUAL BACKGROUND LEADING TO THE CUSTODY DISPUTE The … Continue reading

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