Family Law Attorney

Get the best advice for the best results. Whether you are interested in a premarital agreement, filing for divorce, finally getting your child support, or determining the paternity of your child, Richard E. Bawden, family law specialist, can help. For the last 25 years, Richard E. Bawden has proven that his personable staff and fierce litigation help clients get the best advice for the best results.

Inland Empire Questions: WHY DO I HAVE TO SHARE MY PENSION WHEN MY SPOUSE DOESN’T SHARE HIS/HER SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS?

The answer to this pension question is found in the recent case of Marriage of Peterson 16 DJDAR 225 (1-11-16). Namely, the pension benefits earned during marriage are community property and subject to the equal division requirement of Family Code § 2550. On the other hand, the United States Constitution gives Congress the right to preempt state … [Read more...]