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Using a Private Judge in a Divorce Proceeding

Jennifer Garner is an American actress. She became famous for her role as Sydney Bristol in the ABC Television series Alias. She continued her success in feature films such as 13 Going on 30, and the ...
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Is Geena Davis a Putative Spouse?

Geena Davis is an American actress. She has many movie titles to her credit, including Tootsie, Beetlejuice and The Accidental Tourist. She received a best actress Oscar for her role in The Accidental ...
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A Slash by Any Other Name

Saul Hudson is a rock and roll musician. He plays lead guitar for the group Guns N’ Roses. He is better known by his stage name Slash. Slash and Guns N’ Roses are very famous in the rock ...
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Pay Up, Piggy!

Wendy Raquel Robinson is an actress. She has been active in television and movies for over 25 years. Her most famous roles were as Regina “Piggy” Grier on the Steve Harvey Show from 1996 ...
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Jolie vs Pitt Part II

In 2005, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt made a movie together while Pitt was married to Jennifer Aniston. A scandal ensued alleging that Jolie and Pitt were having an affair. Shortly after making the ...
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Stormy Daniels and her Newest Storm

Stormy Daniels is the stage name of Stephanie A. Gregory Clifford. She is an adult actress, stripper, screenwriter and director. Although well known in the adult entertainment industry, main-stream ...
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A Court Can Correct Its Own Errors

Husband [H] is a well-known music producer currently serving prison time for second degree murder. He married Wife [W] while out on bail and awaiting his trial for murder. He was found guilty and ...
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California Family Code vs Religious Agreements

In 2000, Husband [H] and Wife [W] were married in an Islamic wedding ceremony in Michigan. At the time of their marriage H and W signed a mahr agreement. The agreement entitled W to five gold coins at ...
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A Denial of Spousal Abuse

Husband [H] and Wife [W] were married in 1999. From their marriage they had two sons, both of whom are special needs children. During their marriage W maintained the home and took care of their sons, ...
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Religion and California Divorce Laws

Effective in January of 1971, California significantly changed its divorce laws from a fault-based system to a no-fault system. In its fault-based system, a spouse who had committed adultery or ...
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Are We Really Married?

M and L began dating in 2008. They began living together in 2011, because they wanted to be together, but not in a legal, marital status. Both M and L had been married twice before. L was receiving ...
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Some Positive After Effects of Divorce on Children

Last week, we delved into the negative effects divorce has on children. This week, will examine some positive effects divorce has on children. Once the divorce is over, the healing has to begin. If ...
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After Effects of Divorce on Children

Divorce should never be taken lightly. It will change the lives of everybody in the family, not just the spouses. Further, the spouses get to decide whether to divorce, and the children have to go ...
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Summary Dissolution in 2018

Summary dissolution is a type of divorce in California for people with no real property, limited value community property (not including vehicles), limited value separate property (not including ...
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When Federal Law and State Law Collide in Divorces

Husband (H) was an active duty serviceman. He took out a life insurance policy naming his wife (W) as beneficiary. The policy was issued by the Servicemen's Group Life Insurance Act of 1965 ...
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When Harry Met Meghan

Prince Harry of Wales is the younger son of Prince Charles of Wales and Princess Diana of Wales. He is fifth in line of succession to the British Throne. Harry is known world-wide for his playboy/bad ...
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A Putative Spouse is not a Bad Person

Like most states, California does not recognize what is known as a common law marriage. In a common law marriage, the parties are not legally married, but hold themselves up to everyone in the world ...
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FLARPLs Still Exist

Now that housing market has improved, many people in California have equity in their houses. Many of those people are married and hold the deed to their property in joint tenancy. This means, that ...
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A Bonus is a Bonus

Husband (H) and Wife (W) were married in 1987. W was a certified surgical technician until their first child was born in 1983, when she became a stay-at-home mom. H was a hospital executive, and ...
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Ending a Registered Domestic Partnership without Going to Court

In California, a registered domestic partnership is treated legally the same as a valid marriage – with all the rights and responsibilities of spouses to each other and everyone else. Ending a ...
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Military Divorce vs. California Divorce Laws

California legislators have tried very hard for almost 50 years to make divorce a fair and relatively quick legal process for California’s residents. However, when one spouse (or both spouses) ...
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Get Back to Work! I'm Not Paying Support!

When couples separate there are many pre-settlement issues that need to be addressed, as well as settlement issues. One of them is whether one spouse should continually to financially support the ...
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When Violence is Not Abuse

W filed for divorce from H. In her petition, she requested sole custody of their son, spousal support and a domestic violence restraining order (DVRO). She stated that H had been violent toward her ...
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What Your Divorce Lawyer Needs to Know from You

When you decide to divorce your spouse, your divorce attorney will ask questions regarding your marriage: How long were you married? Do you have children? When did you separate from your spouse? What ...
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The Legal Separation of Mary Kay Letourneau and Vili Fualaau

In 1996, Mary Kay Letourneau was a Washington state suburban mother of four and a sixth grade teacher. Vili Fualaau was one of her students. Twleve-year-old Vili and thirty-four-year-old Mary Kay ...
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