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  • If my spouse requests that I sign a inter-spousal transfer deed or quit claim deed under the promise that I will later be added to title, what are my rights?
    If my spouse requests that I sign a inter-spousal transfer deed or quit claim deed under the promise that I will later be added to title, what are my rights?

    Although there are many issues of transferring property be deed during a marriage, a recent case, IRMO Yeh v. Tai (12-21-17) dealt with the issue of a deceased ex-husband removing the wife from title ...

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  • What are the recent developments in military pensions and the parties' various elections to collect these pensions?
    What are the recent developments in military pensions and the parties' various elections to collect these pensions?

    In Howell vs. Howell, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously held that (a) state court may not order a veteran to indemnify a divorced spouse for the loss in the divorced spouse’s portion of the veteran’s ...

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  • How Does The Date of Separation Affect My Property Rights  in My California Family Law Case?
    How Does The Date of Separation Affect My Property Rights in My California Family Law Case?

    As a general rule, all assets/accumulations and debts/liabilities acquired during the marriage are community property subject to equal division on legal separation or divorce. For example, if you ...

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  • Determining the Date of Separation
    Determining the Date of Separation

    How does the Court currently determine the date of separation in a California family law action? A recent case came down that drastically changed the criteria for determining what the appropriate date ...

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  • Wedding Rings & Divorce
    Wedding Rings & Divorce

    When I get divorced, do I get to keep my wedding ring? In the alternative, if I get divorced, can I get the wedding ring back from my spouse? A frequently asked question that is often raised by ...

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  • What is a Transmutation of Property in a California Dissolution Proceeding?
    What is a Transmutation of Property in a California Dissolution Proceeding?

    In simple terminology, a transmutation is the changing of title to property from separate to either community or separate property (of the other party) or changing the title from community property to ...

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