Category Archives: Orange County divorce

Modification of Spousal Support in Orange County When the Supported Spouse has not Become Self-Sufficient

In re Marriage of Sheridan involved a determination of whether it is appropriate to modify spousal support when an ex-wife has not taken steps to become self supporting. FACTUAL BACKGROUND LEADING TO THE MODIFICATION OF SPOUSAL SUPPORT IN ORANGE COUNTY The … Continue reading

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Sanctions in Divorce Proceedings

In Duris v. Urbany, a family law trial judge imposed sanctions against a party for what the court considered discovery violations and a frivolous motion to compel. FACTUAL BACKGROUND LEADING TO THE DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE After a judgment for divorce … Continue reading

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Appellate Review of A Divorce

If one party believes that the trial court’s order is contrary to the law, that party has the right to appeal the trial court’s decision. However, if the appealing party does not provide any evidence to the appellate court, the … 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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Is the Date of Separation Important in a Divorce in Orange County?

The date of separation becomes more important in a divorce when the parties’ debts or assets have increased substantially during the time that the parties purportedly separated. Usually the longer the time between the separation and one party files for … Continue reading

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How Much will a Divorce in Orange County cost?

It is difficult to determine how much an Orange County divorce will cost. The more issues there are and the more contentious the parties, the higher the attorney fees will be. The least expensive way to handle a divorce and … Continue reading

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