Determining a Separation Date under CA Law (Family Code Section 70)

In California divorce cases, an accurate date of separation is essential for the court to make determinations regarding separate and community property interests as well as other key issues. In 2015, the California Supreme Court issued a decision in the Marriage of Davis case, stating that a “date of separation” for the purposes of a …

How Can Immigration Status Affect a Child Custody Decision?

Anyone who pays attention to the news knows that immigration has been a hot topic in recent years. Millions of unauthorized immigrants live in fear of deportation, especially with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) increasing the number of proceedings they initiate. No longer is the focus only on deporting immigrants who pose a threat to …

Who Gets the Debt?

Who Gets the Debt?

Bankruptcy and Divorce Divorce can result in contentious fights over child custody, assets, and other emotional issues. But an increasingly common divorce issue in today’s economy is the allocation of marital debt between two spouses who are separating. California divorce laws provide for the allocation of both debt and assets to ensure that creditors’ rights …