If a court has made a finding of domestic violence against the other party seeking custody or against a child’s sibling within the previous 5 years, there is a rebuttable presumption that awarding sole or
Spousal Support—What is it, what purpose does it Serve, and How Long Can I expect to Pay/Receive it?
It is the policy of the State of California that both parties become self-supporting in a reasonable amount of time. For short-term marriages, less than 10 years, that may mean up to half the length
The Retroactive Application of the Family Code
…by its terms, section 4, subdivision (c), establishes that amendments to the Family Code apply retroactively unless otherwise provided by law. Opinion by Justice Corrigan. Marriage of Fellows (2006) 39 Cal.4th 179 If retroactive application
The Date of Separation
Effective 1.1.17, the Family Code defines the Date of Separation. This is the first time a definition for the Date of Separation has appeared in the California Family Code. The law was enacted to abrogate