Southern California Family Law Blog

A recent court filing revealed that Jamie McCourt, wife of Frank McCourt, is seeking $998,945 per month in temporary spousal support in California while their marriage separation continues. Jamie McCourt’s lawyers claim that although this is a large sum, it would still leave Frank McCourt with about $1.3 million each month. Her lawyers argue that Frank McCourt is underestimating his net worth by manipulating his balance sheets.

The issue that most have taken interest in, however, is the question over who owns the Los Angeles Dodgers. Frank McCourt maintains he is the sole owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Conversely, Jamie McCourt continues to argue that they are both co-owners of the team. Who the actual owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers is set to be determined at a trial scheduled for May 24, 2010.

If you are thinking of filing divorce or you have a similar issue, it is important that you speak with an experienced Los Angeles family divorce law attorney. Wallin & Klarich has been in the business of vigorously representing clients with their family law matters for over 30 years throughout Southern California and would like to help you with yours! Our attorneys are experienced and knowledgeable and will provide you with the quality representation you deserve. Call us today at (888) 749-7428. We will be there when you call.

How Personal Injury Damages Are Divided As Community Property In Divorce In California – California Family Code 760 and 761

In California the monetary damages (or awards of other property) as a result of a personal injury settlement and or disposition a spouse receives during a divorce may or may not be characterized as community property. The classification of community property depends on when the cause of action arose, not when the proceeds were received. If the cause of acti… Continue Reading.......

The Court has Discretion on How much Income from a Business May be Used for Spousal Support – Family Code SEction 4320

The court in In Re Marriage of Blazer, (2009) 176 Cal. App. 4th 1438, held that under Family Code Section 4320 it was within the trial court’s discretion to calculate a husband’s income without regard to all income received from the business where there existed a valid reason for the funds to be reinvested in the business. In this case, the husband was awarded t… Continue Reading.......

Should I Make Our Child Custody and Child Support Agreement a Court Order?

Oftentimes, divorced parents are still on amicable or semi-amicable terms such that they can discuss child custody, child visitation, and child support in a civil way. In fact, they are often able to come to agreements on their own, without having to go to court. When this happens, the question is then whether or not they should make their agreement a court or… Continue Reading.......

Can I Still Get a Divorce If My Spouse Does Not Want To?

Sometimes one spouse will want a divorce but the other spouse does not. Or sometimes the other spouse is okay with the divorce, but does not want to be involved in the divorce proceedings and does not want to hire a lawyer or go to court. What can you do then? You can still file for divorce. When you file, you will need to serve your spouse with all your paperwork. If y… Continue Reading.......