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Attorney’s Fees

ATTORNEY'S FEES Family Code Section 2030(a)(1) states that each party in a marriage dissolution has the right to legal representation and that the court preserves this right by ordering the party with access to funds to pay the fees of the other party. Family Code...

In Camera Review

In Camera Review The term “in camera” is latin for “in chambers” and is a legal proceeding when a hearing or evidence is presented before a judge in private chambers. Often this process is used to protect a victim or witness from the consequences of public airing of...

Fiduciary Duties

Fiduciary Duties If a couple is going through a dissolution of their marriage, each party is required to produce all financial records to the other. CFC §2101(a)(3) states: (a) From the date of separation to the date of the distribution of the community or...

Custody Evaluations

CUSTODY EVALUATIONS One tool the parties involved in resolving a custody dispute can use is a CUSTODY EVALUATION. A custody evaluation typically has two parts. The first is a report which resulting from an evaluation which may include a series of psychological tests,...