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Stipulation to Temporary Judge: Three Effects

Once parties in a marital dissolution case elect to work with a Temporary Judge (aka “Private Judge” or “Judge Pro Tempore”) instead of litigating their case publically before a judge sitting in the courthouse, the parties must file with the … Continue reading

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For Comment: Final Versions of the AOC Draft Forms

In my earlier post entitled “New Emphasis on Attorneys Fees” (March 14, 2011), I discussed the new forms for attorneys fees that the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) was tasked to implement, pursuant to the recommendations of the Elkins … Continue reading

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Handling Real Estate in Dissolutions

In dissolutions, the single most valuable asset of the parties is typically the family home.  This asset gives rise to a number of issues that the parties must address in settlement, or that the court must address in trial. First … Continue reading

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Understanding the Dissolution Process in Santa Clara County

In Santa Clara County, people can find out about the dissolution process from a number of different sources. The first and perhaps best source of information is the Superior Court Self Help Center, co-located with the Family Court Facilitator at … Continue reading

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