Category Archives: Sanctions

Sanctions and Attorney Fees

The court has power to award sanctions when one spouse breaches his or her fiduciary duty as determined in In re Marriage of Fossum. FACTUAL BACKGROUND OF THE REQUEST FOR SANCTIONS The parties had been married for eight years. Just … Continue reading

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Sanctions in California Under 271

In Re Marriage of Perkins is a challenge to a family court’s award of sanctions. The court ordered the mother to pay the father sanctions for the mother’s numerous and without merit ligation tactics in respect to custody. FACTUAL BACKGROUND … 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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When are Sanctions Awarded in a California Divorce Proceeding?

A judge can order a husband to pay sanctions when the husband fails to disclose all of his assets in a divorce and when he frustrates settlement. FACTUAL BACKGROUND LEADING TO THE DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE The parties in this case … Continue reading

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