Tag Archives: Santa Cruz County Divorce

Spousal Support and Atypical Marital Situations

In addressing the issue of spousal support in dissolution cases, the Court follows standard procedures.  The dominant guidance comes from Family Code (FC) Section 4320, which sets forth a mandatory schema of 14 factors–including “any other factor”—that the Court must … 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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What do “Private Judges” Do?

First of all, full disclosure:  I myself am a Private Judge.  For six years now as a Private Neutral, I regularly get hired to do Private Judging.  So naturally I am in favor of it, and I will explain why … Continue reading

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