asset division

Bifurcation and divorce-part 1

by Dinnebier & Demmerle on January 21, 2015

In family law and divorce law, the term “bifurcation” refers to a legal process by which the issues in a divorce are divided into two parts. One part focuses entirely on a single point of law: a request for a separate to restore the parties’ legal martial status from married to single. The other “half” […]

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In recent years, California law has seen the addition of a statute relating to fraud in transactions between marital partners. There have also been laws enacted that intensify, or heighten, the fiduciary duty between married people. Previous posts have touched upon the subject of California as a community property state, and how that designation comes […]

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Common law marriage in California

by Dinnebier & Demmerle on January 1, 2015

This blog devotes itself to the subject of California divorce for high net worth couples. But in taking a step back, it might be necessary first to address the question of whether a couple, particularly one seeking a legal divorce, is actually legally married to begin with. Cohabitation, whatever the level of shared or personal […]

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