Blog Posts in 2011

Happy New Year!

Makupson & Howard would like to wish all of you a safe, healthy, and prosperous New Year! We are here to provide services for all of your family law needs in 2012. Divorce Custody Child support ...
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Pasadena Magazine 2011 Top Attorneys

We are pleased to announce that the attorneys in our firm were voted as Pasadena’s Top Attorneys in 2011. We are featured in the November 2011 issue of Pasadena Magazine. Go pick up a copy of ...
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The Year in Review: Child Support - Set Aside of Support Order

As printed in the State Bar of California Family Law News publication, below is a summary of a pivotal case regarding a set aside of child support orders. County of San Diego v. Gorham (2010) 186 ...
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The Year in Review: Child Support - Modification

As printed in the State Bar of California Family Law News publication, below is a summary of a pivotal case regarding Modification of child support. Mendoza v. Ramos (2010) 182 Cal.App.4th 680 ...
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The Year in Review: Child Support - Jurisdiction

As printed in the State Bar of California Family Law News publication, below is a summary of a pivotal case regarding Jurisdiction and its effect on child support. Marriage of Richardson (2009) 179 ...
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NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN FAMILY LAW

NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN FAMILY LAW : CHILD CUSTODY - Preferences of Child AB 1050 - Legislation requires a family court, as of January 1, 2012, to permit a child who is 14 years of age or older to address ...
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An Unwelcome Discovery: Finding Pornography on the Family Computer!

Having a client discover pornography on the family computer poses more than just a sticky situation for an attorney - the issue raises several ethical and strategic problems, as well as criminal ...
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Discovering Unreported Income: Procedural Approaches

In concluding his four factored approach to "Discovering Unreported Income," Marcyan stresses that the way evidence is presented matters just as much, if not more than, the evidence itself. He ...
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Discovering Unreported Income:Privilege, Forfeiture, and the 5th Amendment

How Far Does the Attorney-Client Privilege Extend? In short, it extends pretty far, but not that far. The attorney-client privilege does not extend to any discussions or advice an attorney gives a ...
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Discovering Unreported Income: Practical Issues

What factors should an attorney consider if he/she believes to have substantial proof that the other spouse has hidden assets and that the income from those assets is being held in a third party's ...
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Discovering Unreported Income: Ethical Issues

This entry and the three to follow summarize an article titled, "Discovering Unreported Income" by Carlton R. Marcyan, published in the ABA Section to Family Law publication "Family ...
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Making Premarital Agreements Stick

Premarital agreements are notoriously easy to attack and difficult to defend. With more and more couples considering premarital agreements, it is helpful to understand some of the basic provisions ...
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ASSEMBLY BILL NO. 939 AND ITS EFFECT ON FAMILY LAW

Many family law litigants should be aware of the new legislation which is going to have a profound impact on family law cases involving custody, visitation, and support issues. According to ...
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"What Does Love Have to Do with It?"

The Winter issue of the American Bar Association Family Law Section publication, "Family Advocate" focuses on prenuptial agreements. The article, "What Does Love Have to Do with ...
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Commissioner Nori Anne Walla's Farewell Dinner

On January 20, 2011 our firm attended the farewell dinner for outgoing Judge in Pasadena, Department K, Commissioner Nori Anne Walla. Commissioner Walla has been presiding over family law cases such ...
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Welcome to our Family Law Blog

We are pleased to announce the launch of our Family Law Blog with an RSS feed available at Blog/Entire-Blog-Feed/RSS.xml
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