Bifurcation and divorce-part 2

by Dinnebier & Demmerle on January 23, 2015

An earlier post recognized the role of a request for bifurcation in a California divorce proceeding; here we will discuss the legal requirements that must precede a request to the court for bifurcation. In California: Six months or more must have passed since the non-petitioning spouse, or respondent, was served with the Petition For Dissolution. […]

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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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