California Supreme Court Rules on Date of Separation

In a marital dissolution proceeding, a court determines the division of property between the spouses by first characterizing the parties’ property as community or separate. Family Code Section 760 provides that all property acquired by the spouses during the marriage is community property “except as otherwise provided by statute.” One such statute is Family Code […]

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Gathering Documents for Divorce

It’s inevitable. You and your spouse are separating and you need a family law attorney, and you need one now. Your friends gave you referrals. You researched attorneys in the area, and you interviewed prospective attorneys. Finally, you selected an attorney (preferably one that specializes in family law), and you are ready to retain his […]

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Why do you need a Certified Family Law Specialist?

When someone calls our office for a possible appointment, I always inform them that Attorney  Bawden is a Certified Family Law Specialist.  An attorney who does not specialize in a certain area of law may not be best suited for family law issues.  Family law issues are complex and they change. In order to keep […]

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