Primer on Attorney’s Fees

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    The issue of attorney’s fees and costs is almost always an issue in family law cases.  To my family law colleagues the opinion in the Sharples case gives a great refresher on arguing for an award of pendente lite attorney’s fees and costs — if explaining which forms must be utilized.  Give the Sharples opinion a read by …

Ex-Husband’s First Wife Can Get Attorney’s Fees From His Second Wife

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Paul and Jeanette got divorced in 1999.  As part of their settlement  certain properties were divided, and there were agreement to sell certain properties.  Also, Paul  was to pay spousal support to Jeanette.  Subsequently Paul married Patricia, and he got behind in his spousal support payments to Jeanette.  Paul also transferred certain properties that were part of his settlement with …

Hide The Money Ball And Your Likely To Get Beaned.

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A published opinion out of Ventura County gives us insight into the consequences for failing to disclose financial information in a divorce. John and Lisa got married in 19991.  John filed for divorce in 2009.  John has an ownership interests in several businesses owned by his family.  During the marriage, John was the sole manager of these assets.  Information regarding …