When a custodial parent receives cash aid from the State of California on behalf of a minor child, the issue of child support comes within the jurisdiction of the Family Support Division. The receipt of aid divests the Family Court of jurisdiction to hear the child support issue, without the County of San Diego having(…)
In a dissolution matter involving retirement accounts, a Qualified Domestic Relations Order or “QDRO” is required. This is an order in addition to the Judgment of Dissolution required for the divorce. The QDRO orders the retirement plan to transfer or divide the retirement benefits to the non-employee spouse pursuant to the Judgment of dissolution. Such(…)
The “date of separation” is a legal term of art indicating the date in a dissolution or legal separation matter when the parties separated and the “community” created by the marriage would end. This date is important, as the values of many assets and debts on this date are considered in the final division.
Wedding registries and baby registries are commonplace, but what about a divorce registry?
A new assembly bill (AB1407) goes into effect July 1, 2016. The bill was approved unanimously in the Senate and Assembly, and signed into law by the governor. The addition to the Family Code makes it possible for family law Judges to order a cell phone carrier to separate the cell phone number of the(…)