Three in One: Questions From You

I am answering three separate legal questions on family law topics which clients have asked me this past month. As a family law specialist, this blog answers current client questions to educate readers with information on divorce that they may not know or understand.

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Reimbursements for Community Property Contributions to Education or Training

Family Code Section 2641 provides that the community shall be reimbursed for community contributions to education or training of a party that substantially enhances the earning capacity of the party.  Additionally, the amount reimbursed includes interest at the legal rate (currently 10 %) calculated from the end of the calendar year in which the contributions […]

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DIVIDING A RETIREMENT PLAN AFTER THE DEATH OF THE MEMBER SPOUSE

                Judgments for dissolution of marriage generally provide that the community interest in each spouse’s retirement plan earned during marriage is to be divided by a Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO), unless the parties waive such interest, or the non-member spouse’s share is offset against another property interest.  […]

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UCCJEA (Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Enforcement Act)

  Intended to reconcile differences between the UCCJA and PKPA. So far 49 states, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands have enacted it. Several provisions address domestic violence explicitly. Anytime a child custody action is filed in California, a UCCJEA (Form FL-105) document must accompany the initial filing. This document ensures the court that the […]

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