Bright Line or Blurred Lines? “Date of Separation” Ruling Creates Uncertainty for California Spouses

Emerging Questions for Separated Spouses Living in Same Household The California Supreme Court’s decision last week in the Marriage of Davis [PDF] creates a “bright line” rule for what has long been a gray area of family law: determining the date of separation. The length of the marriage – and when it ends – is significant for […]

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Mediation, Collaborative Practice or Litigation – Intro to Family Law ADR

Weighing the Risks and Rewards of Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution in Divorce and Custody Cases Family law litigation can be extraordinarily unpleasant. For some, it’s expensive, time consuming, inefficient and unpredictable. Alternatives like mediation and “collaborative practice” keep cases out of the courtroom, unless one of the parties walks after a change of heart. […]

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