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11 Apr A Request for Family Code, Section 271 Sanctions Made in a Response is Not Prohibited Affirmative Relief under Family Code Section 213.

The Second Appellate District finally eliminates the confusion, holding in Marriage of Perow & Uzelac (2019) 31 Cal.App.5th 984, that a responding party’s request for sanction-based attorney fees under section 271 is not an impermissible request for alternative relief on different issues. The court...

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14 Nov Holiday Tips for Divorcing Families

Make a detailed holiday plan and keep the children informed of the plan. Planning and predictability helps children cope with the often-intense emotions and expectations of the holidays. Be open and flexible. Although it is important to have a detailed and specific plan, changes...

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26 Feb High Income Earners and Child Support

Guideline Child Support Presumptively Correct. The uniform California Child Support Guidelines (Fam. Code §§ 4050 - 4076) are typically used in setting the amount of child support. California law provides that the guideline formula (e.g. the figure calculated by DissoMaster) is presumptively correct. (Fam. Code...

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19 Oct Senate Bill No. 1255 (otherwise known as the “Anti-Davis Legislation”) and What it Means for Couples who are Seeking to Establish a Date of Separation in California

On July 25, 2016, Governor Brown approved Senate Bill No. 1255 (otherwise known as the "Anti-Davis Legislation"), which is an act to amend Sections 771, 910, 914, and 4338 of, and to add Section 70 to, the Family Code, relating to family law. [blockquote text="SB 1255...

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18 Apr Model Parenting Plans

One of the most important decisions divorcing or separating parents make is the time their children will spend with each parent. In California, divorced or separated parents use a parenting plan, also known as a custody and visitation agreement, to specify how their children...

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