Blog Posts in June, 2019

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  • Who is the Judge for the Family Law Department D at the Los Angeles Superior Court in Pomona?
    Who is the Judge for the Family Law Department D at the Los Angeles Superior Court in Pomona?

    We have relatively new judicial officer sitting in Dept. D of the Pomona family law court. Many were relieved when Commissioner Rocky Crabb left family law to assist in other non-family law ...

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  • In California dissolution cases, what formula should be used in valuing businesses acquired during the marriage? In IRMO Brooks (3/27/19) this issue was raised as it pertains to the appreciation of corporate stock from a business.
    In California dissolution cases, what formula should be used in valuing businesses acquired during the marriage? In IRMO Brooks (3/27/19) this issue was raised as it pertains to the appreciation of corporate stock from a business.

    In this case, the Sixth District affirmed the trial court’s use of the Van Camp formula to apportion the appreciation of stock during marriage. “Utilizing this approach, the court characterized the ...

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  • In California, what happens in restraining orders when the aggressor and the victim reside in the same building or work for the same company?
    In California, what happens in restraining orders when the aggressor and the victim reside in the same building or work for the same company?

    This issue was raised in the recently decided case of Herriott vs. Herriott (3/20/19). In this case, an elderly divorced couple still lived in different apartments units in the same building. They ...

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  • In California, can a Court modify a final child custody judgment rendered after a contested trial without a party showing a substantial change in circumstances?
    In California, can a Court modify a final child custody judgment rendered after a contested trial without a party showing a substantial change in circumstances?

    In a recent case, IRMO C.T. & R.B. (3/19/19), the Fourth District reversed two Riverside County judges who issued a final custody order changing custody of 12-year-old A.B. from C.T. in California to ...

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