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Celebrity Divorces and Confidential Marital Settlement Agreements

Posted on December 28th, 2014

How is Divorce Settlement Terms kept Private?   How do Celebrities keep their Settlements Private? Blog about Divorce from the Preeminent Southern California Divorce Firm We know that nearly half of all marriages end in divorce or legal separation in California.  We also know that the rate of celebrity marriages that end in divorce exceed half.  And we know that many… READ MORE

Spousal Support Terms in MSA are Modifiable in Many Circumstances

Posted on October 20th, 2014

Recent Case Law Indicates Alimony is Modifiable Upward Even Though MSA said Zero. In the recent unpublished case of Marriage of Rand (District 4, Division 1, October 17, 2013), the Court of Appeal upheld a family court’s decision to allow an upward modification of spousal support even though the parties’ Marital Settlement Agreement indicated that spousal support would be set… READ MORE

Final Disclosures not Required in Divorce Cases where Parties Mediate

Posted on October 17th, 2014

Parties Reaching Full Settlement in Mediation Need Not Follow Certain Disclosure Rules Otherwise Applicable to Trials In the November 2013 published case of Marriage of Woolsey, the Court of Appeal dealt with a case involving the following facts: The parties married in 2001 and had two children. They separated in 2009.  Husband persuaded Wife to participate in a church-sponsored reconciliation… READ MORE