Marital Property

Landmark Supreme Court Case Greatly Impacts Servicemembers and Spouses at Divorce

Posted on May 17th, 2017

LANDMARK SUPREME COURT CASE HAS HUGE RAMIFICATIONS FOR FORMER SPOUSES OF SERVICEMEMBERS On May 15, 2017, the United States Supreme Court in Howell v. Howell (490 U.S. 581) 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 retirement pay caused by the veteran’s… READ MORE

Personal Injury Settlements and Divorce

Posted on April 19th, 2017

How are personal injury settlements divided in divorce cases? By Andrew Tran, Esq. and David K. Wilkinson, CFLS, AAML If a spouse has been involved in a personal injury lawsuit and is entitled to receive a settlement, how much (if any) is the other spouse entitled to during a divorce proceeding? Starting Point – if During Marriage then Community Property Pursuant… READ MORE

How Divorce Works in California: A Complete Guide

Posted on April 11th, 2016

We often have Irvine, Orange County clients ask our attorneys, “How does divorce work in California”?  This page is designed to explain just how divorce cases work from start to finish, the different types of cases for divorce, and discusses the myriad of issues that may arise during divorce. Getting Started Divorce cases are started different ways depending on the… READ MORE

Division of Retirement (Social Security and Pension) – Recent Peterson Case

Posted on January 12th, 2016

Irvine California – Recent Case Law Provides for Unjust Division of Social Security and Pension Benefits In a recent case from Los Angeles County, a husband (John) and wife (Annette) divorced. Both parties are attorneys. Annette worked for L.A. County and had a pension benefit through her employment, and John worked in private practice and accrued Social Security benefits through… READ MORE

Orange County Divorce Lawyers: Dealing with Delay Tactics

Posted on October 22nd, 2015

Guide to help speed up the resolution of divorce cases Divorce cases can be extremely quick or excruciatingly long.  Whether a divorce case is resolved within a matter of months or within a matter of years depends on a variety of factors, some of which are in the parties’ control and some not.  A dissolution of marriage case is usually swiftly resolved when… READ MORE

California Divorce Law – Are Frozen Embryos Property or Children?

Posted on August 24th, 2015

Irvine Divorce Specialists – Free Consultations An interesting case popped up recently in the San Francisco Bay Area in northern California.  In this case, Dr. Mimi Lee and Stephen Findley created several embryos when they learned that Lee had cancer. Now the parties are divorcing.  Lee cannot have children and wants the embryos to implant into a surrogate and Findley… READ MORE

How is Property that is not Located in California Divided in Dissolution of Marriage Cases?

Posted on May 26th, 2015

Division of Quasi-Community Marital Property in Divorce and Dissolution of Marriage Irvine Divorce Lawyers – Free Consultations to Learn about Division of Marital Property What is Quasi-Community Property? For purposes of a property division in marital actions or the rules governing marital property debt liability, Family Code Section 125 defines “quasi–community property” to include (i) real and personal property, wherever situated, which would… READ MORE

Divorce Litigation and the Pros and Cons of Emerging Technologies

Posted on May 12th, 2015

Divorce Lawyers in Irvine, California – Expert Advice Free Consultations – Free Parking – Friendly Office Divorce litigation can be an extremely scary proposition for anyone.  The fears of walking into court can be expounded when a divorcing spouse is unfamiliar with the process and unfamiliar with how information gained from technological sources can be used against them in the… READ MORE