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  • Determining Marital Separation in California
    Determining Marital Separation in California

    In 1986 Husband [H] married Wife [W]. In May of 2012, after 26 years of marriage, H moved out of the family home with his personal possessions. He rented an apartment nearby, and occasionally ...

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  • California's New Pet Custody Law
    California's New Pet Custody Law

    Beginning on January 1, 2019, a new family law code will go into effect changing the way courts look at family pets. Currently, California courts recognize pets as property, and when a couple ...

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  • Is Geena Davis a Putative Spouse?
    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 ...

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  • A Slash by Any Other Name
    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 and roll ...

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  • Neighbors as Bedfellows with Gifts
    Neighbors as Bedfellows with Gifts

    This is the story of Tatia Buie and her ex-husband Walter Neighbors. It is a legal California Appellate Court Decision entitled In Re Marriage of Buie and Neighbors . And the case is made for ...

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  • A Putative Spouse is not a Bad Person
    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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